Designer Lauren Liess addresses the little things that matter.

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

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

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

  • Daniel Bortz
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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.

Tips for keeping kids’ bedrooms colorful, calm and (relatively) tidy

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Monarchs by the tens of thousands inspire awe in Mexican butterfly sanctuary

  • Kim Curtis | AP
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Our Q&A with Joanna Saltz brought out many queries from the magazine’s loyal fans.

Designer Lauren Liess addresses the little things that matter.

Whether you hand wash or use the dishwasher, here are answers to your questions about how to clean plastics.

Lavender: the all-purpose ‘Swiss army knife’ of fragrant herbs

  • Dean Fosdick | AP
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A new detergent might be the answer: New cleansing agents made for synthetics, and cold water can do the trick.

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