The country of Morocco absorbs elements of surrounding cultures: France, Spain and Portugal. It is also strongly influenced by the Mediterranean, Africa and Persia as well as traditions of Islam. When all these cultures, colors and traditions mesh, an unusual style emerges.
Kitchens of any vintage can look great with colorful walls. Pumpkin, cobalt and deep Prussian blue enhance all kinds of wood, whether you’re working with 19th-century pine, Craftsman-era oak or midcentury walnut.
Casserley and her husband named their home Casa Alegre because it is splashed in bright shades of yellow and green with brilliant blue and red accents. They were inspired by the Nutterville homes in Westport and the Painted Ladies of San Francisco.
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Clothes dryers cause 2,900 fires in residential buildings each year, resulting in five deaths and $35 million in property damage. The majority are a result of lint buildup inside the dryer or the pipe that vents it to the outside.
As Southern California's summer rental market continues to heat up, at least one member of the Los Angeles Dodgers is looking to get in on the action. Newly listed for rent in San Diego-area community of La Jolla is the home of All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who is asking $20,000 a month to lease his sprawling estate.
A tip of the Heavens hat to Medford, Pa., architect Charles J. Collins Jr., ably assisted by Joe Ponessa, for helping to solve a riddle from a few weeks back: sooty marks on walls above electric baseboard radiators.
A great purple hairstreak, one of the most beautiful butterflies in the United States, created quite a stir as he feasted on the nectar-rich sky-blue flowers of the bog sage. This sage, the tallest plant in our new pollinator gardens, at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, is doing their part in bringing in visitors, those that fly and those that drive.
When heat, humidity and dry days take a toll on your flowers in July and August, given your yard a fresh look with pots of tropical hibiscus and mandevilla. Although they are not cold hardy in much of the country, these plants add tropical touches to any summer decor. Costa Farms, a major hibiscus and mandevilla grower, features these stunning, sun-loving bloomers at garden centers, including Home Depot, Lowe's and Wal-mart nationwide, $19.99-$35.99, depending on size and plant:
They came into the garden with a load of steer manure from a dairy. They popped up that first season after I fortified the soil, thriving in the enriched ground amidst my vegetable crops. This single invasion taught me more about weeds than any book. Not only did I learn to identify these plants, I discovered that like dandelion greens, some of my new weeds were edible too.
I have several old T-shirts sitting in my drawer that haven't been worn in ages. I love these T-shirts for their soft cotton, but sometimes they show their age with teeny tiny holes or snagged threads. This project uses a simple technique to revamp an old, well-loved T-shirt. I used the intricate eyelet border of an old sheet for mine, but you can get creative and use anything you have in your fabric collection, even scraps of soft cotton fabrics sewn together!
Q: Hello Ed, I have a question that I have never seen you address. Our present toilet is in the corner of our bathroom very close to a wall on the left hand side of the toilet. We're planning to replace this toilet and I have always been frustrated that the flushing handle is on the left side of the toilet, in a tight spot next to that wall. Can I get a new toilet with the flushing handle on the right side of the toilet?
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