Fire pits are a natural addition to many backyard landscapes, but the fire table makes it easier than ever to enjoy the ambiance of firelight with the flip of a switch. Most fire tables sold locally are “chat height,” which is approximately 24 inches tall, for sitting comfortably around and staying awhile as the evening cools.
Locker decorating has exploded from a homemade undertaking into a commercial industry during the past few years, where products like slam-resistant pink pencil cups, beaded lighting fixtures and “curtains” of sparkly plastic flowers are sold widely at discount and office supply stores, specialty stores and card shops.
The production crew of the PBS show “Ask This Old House” was in town taping recently, and I was invited to join them on set for a day, as they installed a gas line to a new barbecue grill at a Mission home.
Elizabeth Wilson’s Asiatica, a shop known for one-of-a-kind garments made from vintage kimonos and other unusual fabrics, also carries elegant housewares and unique gifts. Wilson is particularly proud of the shop’s role over the years as an incubator of new talent, as well as its unrivaled archive of antique kimono fabrics.
Usually this occurs because the shower valve needs a new washer. If the valve is a no-scald single handle valve, you may need a new valve, but if you mean you replaced the single handle unit, then it stumps the Handyman.
Jeff Garcia, the retired NFL quarterback who was named quarterbacks coach of the Montreal Alouettes in early August, has called an audible on his estate in Rancho Santa Fe, north of San Diego, listing the property for sale at $7.75 million.
BERKELEY, Calif. - Back in 1930, artist Ray Boynton built a small redwood-clad cabin in the Berkeley hills, situating it with a northern exposure to receive indirect daylight - perhaps perfect for an artist's studio but a snub to the property's eye-boggling views of the bay, San Francisco, the Golden Gate and beyond.
The word "bottlebrush" alone should make you want to grow it, but when you consider that the flowers are 4-inches wide and 12-inches long and are produced in huge quantities, it really should make you want to go shopping. If there were a poster child for underused plants however, the bottlebrush buckeye would be the spectacular winner.
He wanted a contemporary in the forest. She wanted a traditional home on the water. They owned a substantial piece of Orcas Island, off the coast of Washington State, along its northern beaches that could swing either way.
Instead of letting your summer vacation memories fade with your souvenirs into the back of a closet, make your travel mementos a part of your home decor. Here are some do-it-yourself ideas for giving your travel tokens a permanent place in your home.
One of the best places in your home to showcase the bounty and beauty of autumn is on your dining table. I think of this wide open plane as a ready-made stage that's just waiting for a show-stopping presentation that celebrates the colors, textures and iconic images of fall.