With the president’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, U.S. sellers will no longer be able to import carpets from Iran.

The Washington Post's home and design writer hosts a live chat every week for readers.

A designer recommends fixtures and accessories for different budgets.

In Brookland, the Franciscan Monastery’s latest coup: a resurrected greenhouse.

A good thermometer is readable with “pertinent information, but not too much information.”

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What hot in home appliances these days? That’s a steamy story, say industry watchers.

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You’ve shared a home for a lifetime and felt secure knowing that child of yours was just a bedroom away. Now, you’re shipping your teenager off to begin a new chapter in an unfamiliar place, possibly hundreds of miles away — all without you.

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To some casual observers, ladybugs (or lady beetles) are colorful symbols of good luck — harbingers of fortune and fame. Gardeners value them for their utility as ravenous insects that prey upon plant pests. They buy them by the hundreds online or from garden centers, and then free them to hunt.

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Enjoy the water, but install a fence and keep rescue equipment nearby.

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Drawing inspiration from high-end boutique displays, here are tips for making the most of your footwear collection.

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Zucchini are marquee items at your grocery stores right about now, but zucchini blossoms, which are generally not for sale at a standard grocery, are a different story. So this recipe for Stuffed Fried Zucchini Blossoms is aimed at home gardeners, who know two things for sure: First, like caterpillars to a butterfly, zucchini blossoms are the earlier life form of the zucchini squash. Second, they’re delicious.

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Find a conservator or, if you want to DIY, wash gently and repeatedly in cold water.

The renovated Bartholdi Park illustrates how a garden can work horticulturally and hydrologically.

Interior designer Joan Craig sees many clients who give the decorating of their living room or kitchen a lot of thought.

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Real life is messy. Here are some practical ways to create order.

Every garden needs periodic fertilization. “Designer” fertilizers are available for some kinds of plants, and so are fertilizers that you’re directed to apply at specified times throughout the season. So roses get their rose food, tomatoes get their tomato food, and so on, on schedule.

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The overwhelming choice is still white or biscuit. But black is No. 3, and it seems to be getting more attention these days.

Ava Seavey shares her tips and tricks for pricing, marketing and more.

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The “Land of Lincoln” is the state slogan for Illinois, but there’s a Lincoln family outpost in the lush mountains of southern Vermont. Abraham Lincoln, who started his political career in Illinois, never made it to Vermont, but his son Robert Todd Lincoln built his stately summer home Hildene in the Green and Taconic mountains of Manchester.

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You’ll need a filler made for the already-finished wood, then finish the job with a marker.

A bold accessory or piece of furniture can make a big difference when paint isn’t an option.

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