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What is the Best Carpet for your Home

| February 1, 2015
What is the Best Carpet for your Home

Guidelines To Make A Complicated Subject Simpler Finding the best carpet for your home starts out simple and quickly becomes complicated. You know you want something that will look good in your home, feel great, and most importantly, stay that way for years to come. So you go to the local carpet store or home […]

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Spa Space at Home

| January 1, 2015
Spa Space at Home

The ultimate upgrades for the master bath  By Elizabeth Anthony Your home’s bathroom is likely a sanctuary in your home — far more than just a toilet, sink, shower and/or tub. You may soak away your worries in the tub, perhaps by candlelight or with soft music playing in the background. Maybe you steam away […]

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Kitchen Winners!

| December 1, 2014
Kitchen Winners!

Outstanding kitchen from the 2014 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

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Texas Roses Must Be ‘On’ Year-Round To Make The Cut

| December 1, 2014
Texas Roses Must Be ‘On’ Year-Round To Make The Cut

Texas rose breeder likes lots of colorful, fragrant blooms

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Welcoming Guests for the Holidays

| November 1, 2014
Welcoming Guests for the Holidays

Simple Tips To Make Your Home Festive And Inviting By Janine Godwin, Organizing Designer Family and friends gathering together during this time of year creates memories that will last a lifetime, and surrounding yourself with those you love is the heart of the holiday season. Inviting guests into your home is a wonderful way to […]

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Fall Zinnias Named Texas Superstars

| November 1, 2014
Fall Zinnias Named Texas Superstars

New Marylandica type forms “mounds of color” By Robert Burns What really got the Texas Superstar board members excited about fall zinnias were some new series, including the marylandica types that form disease-resistant “mounds of color,” lasting until frost when planted in late summer, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Research horticulturist. “These are very colorful […]

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Optimizing Your Outdoor Spaces

| October 1, 2014
Optimizing Your Outdoor Spaces

Dream big but start small By Elizabeth Alexander It’s the little things that make the big things possible. Only close attention to the fine details of any operation makes the operation first class.   — J. W. Marriott If there’s anyone who knows about both creating luxurious living environments and managing big projects, it’s J.W. Marriott. […]

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Al Fresco at Home

| September 1, 2014
Al Fresco at Home

Outdoor dining trends include fresh new options By Cheryl Alexander When you are planning an outdoor dining space you have much to consider, from the ambiance you want to create as well as the high-tech appliances you want to include. Custom outdoor kitchens open up all kinds of enjoyable entertaining opportunities. Homeowners can choose from […]

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Function and Flair in Your Kitchen

| August 1, 2014
Function and Flair in Your Kitchen

On-trend sinks and faucets make for easy updates

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Garden Color 101

| August 1, 2014
Garden Color 101

  Experiment With The Three Color Harmo One of the best things about gardening is the lack of rules. That’s especially true when it comes to color – anything goes! In the garden, there are as many different ways to use color, as there are gard­en­ers. Flower and foliage colors can be chosen to complement the […]

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What’s Underfoot: Top Trends in Hardwood Flooring

| July 1, 2014
What’s Underfoot: Top Trends in Hardwood Flooring

No More “Shades Of Brown Only” — Today’s Flooring Is All About Color Wider planks. Darker colors. Richer tones. And more natural looks that showcase wood’s inherent textures and grains. These are just a few of the latest trends in hardwood flooring that are opening up a whole new world of design possibilities — and […]

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Tantalized By Tile

| June 1, 2014
Tantalized By Tile

Texture, Technology, Traditional or Titan? By Elizabeth Anthony Inspiration and influence for tile floors and walls come from everywhere: fashion, upholstery, wallpaper, furniture, media and even electronics. In our homes and offices, where each element must uniquely capture the current style of those who live and work there, honing in on the style and colors […]

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This Summer, Choose the Right Tree for the Right Spot

| May 1, 2014
This Summer, Choose the Right Tree for the Right Spot

Easy tips for tree planting success

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Splashdown to Summer Fun

| April 1, 2014
Splashdown to Summer Fun

Planning your pool for a fabulous outdoor experience By Elizabeth Anthony Summertime fun is quickly approaching and now is a great time to begin planning for splashdown in your very own backyard pool. Start with a vision of your family’s outdoor space. Imagine your dream backyard when you’re entertaining or when it’s just you and […]

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Flooring Trends

| February 1, 2014
Flooring Trends

From hardwood to carpet to tile, what’s new and fabulous underfoot

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The Best in Bathroom Design Winners
from the 2013 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

| January 1, 2014
The Best in Bathroom Design Winners <br>from the 2013 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

Glass in all its glory — hand-cut, hand-blown and LED-lit — was creatively used by the winning designers in the 2013 Design Comp­etition sponsored by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). The category winners in this annual contest were revealed at an exclusive Design Competition Awards event in New Orleans, during the 2013 Kitchen […]

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Kitchen Winners!
Outstanding kitchens from the 2013 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

| December 1, 2013
Kitchen Winners! </br>Outstanding kitchens from the 2013 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

Glass in all its glory—hand-cut, hand-blown and LED-lit — was creatively used by the winning designers in both the Best Kitchen and the Best Bath in the 2013 Design Competition sponsored by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). The category winners in this annual contest were revealed on April 18th at an exclusive Design […]

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Brighten the Holidays with Amaryllis

| December 1, 2013
Brighten the Holidays with Amaryllis

They are easy to grow indoors and outdoors Winter is not the season most often associated with growing flamboyant flowers – unless the subject happens to be amaryllis. With large tropical flowers that rival anything the summer garden can boast, amaryllis are grown indoors in pots to brighten the holidays and dark winter days. Such […]

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Decorating Tips for Every Room

| November 1, 2013
Decorating Tips for Every Room

Instant changes from accessories to window treatments make a refreshing difference Decorating spruce-ups do not have to involve a lot of time or expense when you follow these inventive tips from Sally Morse, Director of Creative Services for Hunter Douglas, North America’s largest and most successful manufacturer of custom window fashions, and the design expert […]

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