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Architectural texture
Design|Build 2020B

Makeover with Texture

Interior design is an ever-changing industry of color and pattern. It can be difficult to make decisions regarding your home’s “new look,” particularly if you find yourself quickly getting tired of revolving design trends. Texture — what may be considered the most interesting … read more

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"Americans" at the National Museum of the American Indian is available online. (Photo: © Paul Morigi/AP for the National Museum of the American Indian)

Things to Do This Summer: Make a (Virtual) ‘Visit’ to the Smithsonian

If you are looking for new things to this summer do while staying home or social distancing, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian has you covered. The museum has lots of free content available for both adults and kids, including digital … read more

Garden Sheds

The Garden Shed Takes Back Stage in the Garden

Every garden needs a work area: a “behind the scenes” staging space where all the glories of the garden are dressed, groomed and rehearsed until they are ready to make their entrance. This can be a spot tucked away out of sight with … read more

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4 Steps for Developing a Thoughtful Estate Plan

Many people may avoid estate planning because they think it can be put off until later in life. But experts agree that adults of any age should have a plan in place to make sure their financial affairs are in order after they … read more

Design|Build 2020B

How to Become a Barbecue Master

It’s summer. That means long days, fun outings, get-togethers with family and friends — and, of course, barbecue. Mmmmm, barbecue: bold, smoky, sweet, tangy. The flavors are as much a part of summer memories as the smell of fresh-cut lawn and the feel … read more

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Cheesecake Cupcakes

Recipe for a Delightful Family Dessert

Make family meals part of your home by digging into kid-friendly desserts like these Cheesecake Cupcakes with Oat and Walnut Crust, and join the Family Meals Movement, which encourages Americans to pledge to share one more family breakfast, lunch or dinner at home … read more

Custom printed tile
Design|Build 2020B

2020 Trends in Tile and Bathroom Furnishings

Observations from the 2020 Cevisama International Fair for...

When one thinks of Spain, good wine, great tapas and flamenco music and dance quickly spring to mind. However, Spain is also known for amazing architecture, both past and present, as well as residential product design. Nowhere is this more evident than in … read more

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container gardening

Tips for Planting, Growing and Caring for a Container Garden

Container gardens are a viable and popular cultivation option, especially for those who have limited sun-exposed spaces or are looking to start small and learn the basics of gardening. “Containers, whether bought or recycled, are a great place to plant herb and vegetable … read more

The view looking out through the old-growth stump positioned as Philips' garden entrance

Native Plants Feel at Home in Bainbridge Island Garden

On Bainbridge Island, looking out onto Manzanita Bay, Navy veteran Al Philips has been assembling a collection of native plants around his home. Soon after purchasing his lot, Philips began landscaping. At first, he planted all sorts of plants, but soon a love … read more

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