Designer Lauren Liess addresses the little things that matter.

From Lauren Liess's book "Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating" (Abrams 2015). (Helen Norman)

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An urban terrace gets a new look with wood flooring, greenery and plenty of color.

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How to spot a cramped plant and give it a healthy new home.

2 rules to reduce food waste: Eat what you have, and buy only what you need

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Fresh ideas for a greener clean and whiter whites.

Herbs are used for everything from cooking to curing — and they also attract pollinators

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In most cases, data can be recovered. Here’s how.

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If they hang unevenly, there are ways to change the pitch.

This spring, Dumbarton Oaks will reveal its newly revived standout space.

The Washington Post hosts a live chat on home and design every week.

Experts weigh in on how to make buying a rug less daunting.

Gardening is a year-round enterprise, but for tender plants and annuals, the next eight weeks will define our personal landscapes until Halloween or beyond.

Setting up home in a small apartment poses all sorts of challenges

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It’s human nature to fill the spaces we have, but it’s also stressing us out.

Early warm spells can awaken plants too early; what gardeners can do to prevent that

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Don’t start from the bottom or use paper towels: tips from the experts on doing the job right

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Divert the rainwater, build a rain garden or install a dry well to solve it

The Washington Post hosts a live chat on home and design every week.

Sliding barn doors conceal the television, allowing the furniture and accessories to shine.

Our Q&A with Joanna Saltz brought out many queries from the magazine’s loyal fans.

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