Urban Community Gardens

According to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Los Angeles is home to a bustling economy with one of the largest populations in the United States. Yet 1.4 million people (14 percent of our county’s residents) experience food insecurity. With thousands of empty plots of land sitting vacant and unused, how can this be? Thankfully, several L.A.-based organizations are working hard to turn food deserts into urban community gardens. As ...

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Bohemian Rhapsody

Photography and Text by Karen Snyder Designed and Styled by Karen Snyder of Sanctuary Home Decor and Jennifer Currier of Soiree Event Designs Rentals, MTB Event Rentals & Linen Lenders As summer temperatures rise and daylight fades a bit later each evening, an al fresco dinner party is an opportunity to take in the beauty of the season while enjoying the company of your guests in a magical and idyllic setting.   Using the backdrop ...

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A+ Arrangements

These back-to-school flower displays are anything but basic   We know. Summer just got here—so why the need to even speak about back to school? Because these lazy days are fleeting, and soon enough will come shopping for supplies, brown bag lunch menus to plan and routines to fall back into. Plus, there is the excitement of teachers and class assignments and, of course, beginning-of-the-year gifts to cross off the list. Entertaining ...

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In-Store Designers

It’s a perpetual decorating dilemma: leafing through catalogs and magazines and wondering why the rooms in your home can’t ever come alive like those in the pages of the magazines. On top of the anxiety of not knowing how to pick the right pieces is the stress of thinking it will cost a potential fortune to replicate it. The struggle is real. The good news? Creating the ideal room is ...

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Landscape tips to creating artistic spaces

Talk with a top landscape design team to get tips to making artistic spaces in your outdoor places. Southern Californians enjoy lovely temps year-round, for an active, outdoor lifestyle and an appreciation of nature at her best. They also love to relax and host al fresco in the middle of their yard environment ambiance. Read more for landscape tips to creating artistic spaces.  About BSH Many homeowners want to up their outdoor experience ...

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Modern Home Build in a Traditional Neighborhood

A family’s contemporary take on a home renovation fits right in to its traditional neighborhood Most residents of Westlake Village describe their peaceful suburban haven in one adjective: traditional. It’s an apt description for both the family vibe of the town as well as the architecture. The homes here are indeed traditional by Southern California standards. Spanish and Mediterranean style, with the occasional Cape Cod and English Tudor. It was one ...

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Top Tips for Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

Top realtor Rosemary Allison shares her top tips for getting your home ready to sell. Will Rogers said it best: "You never get a second chance to make a first impression." Similarly, you never get another opportunity to give the first impression of your home. On my initial appointment with each homeowner, I review points to maximize the potential of their home. It might be anything from a deep-cleaning to small cosmetic improvements. ...

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Top Tips from a Duo of De-Cluttering experts

The craze of de-cluttering is taking our country by storm. To that effect, we get top tips from a duo of de-cluttering experts. In addition, we get their take on the emotion of it all. These veteran de-clutters, and sisters, discuss home in a way that inspires in many ways. It inspires a desire to clean out, pare down and take stock of what makes you happy and doesn't. A holistic ...

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Top Tips for Styling Kitchen Cabinets

Glass-front kitchen cabinets are super on-trend, but only when they are set up just so. Here, top tips for styling kitchen cabinets into dapper showcases for everyday kitchen wares. Glass-front kitchen cabinets are a wonderful opportunity to display favorite dishes or collections. But they also present a styling challenge to keep them from looking cluttered or messy. Success comes from the ideal combination of color, order and form. To help you ...

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Working with Vision Boards for Your Next Decorting Project

An inspired way to develop, organize and communicate decorating ideas by working with vision boards Planning a re-do in one room or undertaking an entire home reno? Gather thoughts and inspo with the same tool favored by decorators to set up their master design plans. A mood board, also referred to as a vision board, is an arrangement of images, materials, textures and colors that evokes the style and color palette ...

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