Ageless flair for the teen lair

TEEN BEDROOM mirrors

A little negotiating will get a design that everybody loves — and will outlive their teen years.

Adrian Higgins

Lessons learned on the farm

Lessons learned on the farm

Retired farmers bring a few of their old professional tricks to their much smaller garden.

Jura Koncius

Destination Design: Fredericksburg

Destination Design: Fredericksburg

The town is somewhere between historic Colonial Williamsburg and modern hipster haven Brooklyn.

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Local Living’s 2014 back-to-school issue

Local Living’s 2014 back-to-school issue

Advice on organizing, parenting, nutrition, shopping and more.

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Best backpacks for back-to-school

Best backpacks for back-to-school

Start off the school year with one of these fun packs.

‘Upcycling’ adds value to someone else’s trash

‘Upcycling’ adds value to someone else’s trash

Falls Church designer Kelly Millspaugh Thompson explains how to give old furniture an upgrade.

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The power of flowers

The power of flowers

They bring pollinators, and thus life, to the garden.

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Lessons learned on the farm

Lessons learned on the farm

Retired farmers bring a few of their old professional tricks to their much smaller garden.

Ageless flair for the teen lair

Ageless flair for the teen lair

A little negotiating will get a design that everybody loves — and will outlive their teen years.

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Shopping inspiration for a teen bedroom

Shopping inspiration for a teen bedroom

Here are some fun items teens and parents will love.

House Calls: Sizing down the situation

House Calls: Sizing down the situation

Couple wants a more proportional design for a new living room.

Heloise’s tips for dealing with dirty, sweaty sports gear

Heloise’s tips for dealing with dirty, sweaty sports gear

Fall sports are back, and with them jerseys, cleats and bags stinking up your laundry room and garage.

How to replace enamel on a cast-iron sink

How to replace enamel on a cast-iron sink

For a hard-working kitchen sink, nothing substitutes for porcelain enamel.

10 prerequisites for happy dorm life

10 prerequisites for happy dorm life

Tips to help freshmen feel like home in their new space.

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Dealing with hungry meadow voles in your garden

Dealing with hungry meadow voles in your garden

Also known as field mice, meadow voles will feast on most any edible you grow.

Coming to the rescue of the vacationing gardener

Coming to the rescue of the vacationing gardener

A sitter and a drip irrigation system help take care of front-yard raised beds full of growing vegetables.

How to choose the right flooring for a coastal getaway

How to choose the right flooring for a coastal getaway

A floor that’s easy to sweep, mop or vacuum, depending on the level of grime, is a must.

House Calls: Catchall space becomes comfortable porch

House Calls: Catchall space becomes comfortable porch

A Rockville couple wants to update a porch that has become a dumping ground for firewood and recyclables.

Organizing advice for the college freshman

Organizing advice for the college freshman

Before school starts, your homework assignment is to get organized.

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Alternatives to Mason jars

Alternatives to Mason jars

Planning a wedding or party? Try glass cylinder vases, mercury glass and succulents instead.

Alternatives for Mason jars

Alternatives for Mason jars

The clear glass container invented for canning food is everywhere. Here are some other options for your party or wedding.

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Raising artichokes from seed

Raising artichokes from seed

How to trick an artichoke into producing buds after one year instead of two, and what to do with them.

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Where are the butterflies?

Where are the butterflies?

This year’s low numbers might be linked to the harsh winter.