A new Hillwood exhibit gives a lesson from Marjorie Merriweather Post: Don’t be afraid to use your nice things.

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Read the transcript from week's Home Front chat.

A design junkie offers her recommendations on how to create a look that’s both stylish and functional.

A new Hillwood exhibit gives a lesson from Marjorie Merriweather Post: Don’t be afraid to use your nice things.

Storage pieces are not what they used to be. Changes in home design and technology mean that boxy, old-fashioned armoires, dressers and china hutches are being repurposed or are making room for cabinets, shelving and sideboards in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and styles.

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When I moved to Phoenix last summer, I was bewildered by all the bright green grass I saw smack in the middle of the Sonoran Desert — in residential yards, on golf courses, at community parks.

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“Perfect imperfection” is a trend in furnishings and decor.

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Two organization experts offer their suggestions for counters, cabinets, pantries and more.

Winter shows shine a light on some of the lesser-known species of these tropical beauties.

In a working-class neighborhood of Mexico City, two concrete buildings hidden near the end of a cul de sac draw visitors from around the world.

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Since 1995, the law has required low-flow flushes, and competition has driven prices down.

The topcoat has to be removed completely to avoid a blotchy look.

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“It doesn’t dance in the wind, drape itself in berries, or change leaf color in the fall.”

Read the transcript from week's Home Front chat.

Washington Consumers’ Checkbook staffers were shocked by differences in fees some pros charged.

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When it comes to acrylic pour painting, there’s more than one way to go with the flow.

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His nationally syndicated show, “Garden Sense,” attracted a large following, even as he continued to run his own nursery.

It’s best to shop in person. The next-best thing? Getting advice from those in the know.

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New varieties reinvent old-fashioned lavender and phlox.

Many, if not most, urban homes do not include parking. So for those with wheels, finding an affordable home — for the car, that is — can present special challenges.

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Money can’t buy you love, but it can buy you plants. And maybe plants can win over your Valentine.

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