Before you pick up that paintbrush, take a look at the colors and styles that Houzz experts say will be in.

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An appeals court has temporarily stopped the eviction of the widower of famed herbalist Adelma Grenier Simmons from her once-acclaimed Connecticut farm after agreeing to hear his case

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Joan Ackley went “unaccounted for” for over three hours, police said.

Should we worry that this shift is an indicator of destructive climate change or should we revel in its bounty? The answer is yes, to both.

Cheeky chic: As a counterpoint to minimalism and neutrals, decor takes a playful turn

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Poppies are more resilient than they look and can be sown early — even now

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No matter how well you purge your belongings to get organized, you’ll soon be back in the same spot if you don’t change your shopping behavior.

Even small repairs to cast plaster are time-consuming and require rare expertise.

A wave of organizing and decluttering began New Year’s Day and just keeps going.

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When trying to save money, focus on finding sale prices for big items, and consider decorating in stages to spread out the expense.

These fascinating plants can be sublimely meditative, something Japanese gardeners figured out a long time ago. But it takes effort to keep them looking good.

Weigh your interest in saving money and time against concerns about package theft or scheduling.

It’s probably due to repainting, but the peeling-paint chips will reveal the answer.

Wonder product or chemical hazard? We asked experts for the truth about the versatile disinfectant.

ASK A DESIGNER: Small design touches can add up to a great master bathroom

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Ancient espalier pruning practice lets you turn trees and shrubs into artistic, 2-dimensional forms

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Internet-connected “smarts” are creeping into cars, refrigerators, thermostats, toys and just about everything else in your home

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