With only herself to please, a designer employs pale pinks and shimmery details to turn a 19th-century clapboard house into her home.

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Read the transcript from week's Home Front chat.

This versatile piece has a place in almost any room.

Washington’s rules for decorating: classic, comfortable, eminently correct.

As summer wanes, beauty lingers — and even grows — in these artful spaces.

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Ever wonder how designers style their own homes? We went inside a few to find out.

With only herself to please, a designer employs pale pinks and shimmery details to turn a 19th-century clapboard house into her home.

Home device maker Nest Labs is adding Google’s facial recognition technology to a camera-equipped doorbell and rolling out a security system in an attempt to end its history of losses.

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Tricks and tools from a professional organizer.

A public project on the outskirts of a small town in Delaware snares Piet Oudolf.

Pots, rugs, tablecloths — what’s your go-to cleaner for them? Here are some fresh ideas.

We know that what brews in fashion percolates into decor. This fall, it’s floral prints loaded with depth and drama.

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The first time a batch of beer boiled over in his kitchen, Steve Clemens started thinking about creating a dedicated brewing space somewhere else in his home.

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Winter squash is finally nearing maturity after spending 80 to 100 days growing in the family garden. What is not generally known, though, is that these hard-shelled vegetables can be such softies when handled. That increases the odds of spoilage while they’re in storage.

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A columnist signs off with a gentle plea for the microbes.

Use construction adhesive but also screws, to be on the safe side.

Read the transcript from week's Home Front chat.

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Try cutting a limb, cultivating a new space or building a cold frame.

Designer Leslie Lofgren uses clean lines and a simple color palette to overhaul a blank-slate den.

Volcanoes, dyes and other weird turns in a $1 billion love affair.

Just when it seemed Marie Kondo had spread her gospel on the “life-changing magic” of decluttering as far is it could go, the author — whose two previous books remain international best-sellers — is back with a different audience in mind.

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