Challenged by a lack of space and a small budget, the Hoburgs got creative.

(Mike Morgan / For The Washington Post)

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Designer Sara Tuttle brightens a small space by painting the bookcases, then adds comfortable furniture.

Kate Orff, who grew up in Maryland, focuses on urban and coastal design.

For the gardener, fall color isn’t just in the trees.

I love carving jack-o’-lanterns, but after coming downstairs one fall morning to find that an overly ripe pumpkin had “bled” all over my dining room table and ruined it, the idea of decorating with fake gourds does have a certain appeal.

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Arriving at a sprawling flea market on a crisp Saturday morning can be exciting. So many potential treasures might be hidden among the dusty piles of cast-off, second-hand goods.

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Winter and early spring are lean times for honeybees as they emerge from their hives, where food supplies are dwindling, to forage. Adding clusters of winter-blooming plants around the yard will give them much needed nourishment.

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  • Perspective

Balancing the division of labor can help couples struggling with hectic personal and professional lives.

The big challenge is finding pebbles that match the old ones.

Wisdom from an 80-something Stockholm artist on how and why to declutter before you check out.

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Bravo’s Taylor Spellman offers ideas for creating your own sanctuary of productivity.

The first U.S. museum exhibit devoted solely to the experimental and futuristic work of Dutch design studio Joris Laarman Lab is now on view at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum here.

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The Hoburgs spent years turning their small Capitol Hill house into a home.

Challenged by a lack of space and a small budget, the Hoburgs got creative.

Films , TV shows and stories, including the current hits “It” and “American Horror Story,” have long imagined a dark side to circuses and side shows. No surprise then that they’re a theme for Halloween decorations.

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I am a Football Mom. A New York City Football Mom, so Football Moms from, say, Texas or California might smirk at me a little. That’s OK. I recognize the difference.

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I paused my shoveling of horse manure the other day to rest my eyes on a most attractive plant growing at the edge of the pile.

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An experienced Georgetown gardener is slowly adding to her established gardens to be ecologically responsible and to attract birds and butterflies.

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Paul Revere’s neighborhood is getting a makeover.

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