AT HOME MAGAZINE

Most of us are working from home now as the fast-spreading coronavirus has forced us to shelter in place. ...

Now that we've been ordered to stay home, the surrealness of the global pandemic has set in. While many people are coming together virtually, now is a good time to tend to your houseplants. Does your Dracaena 'lemon lime' need dusting? Is your Chinese evergreen getting too much sun? Are yo ...

Oh my, it's the bomb! To be exact, it is the Cherry Bomb an incredible mix that I've been seeing at garden centers this year featuring Superbells Cherry Star Calibrachoa, Supertunia Black Cherry petunia and the pristine white Snow Princess sweet alyssum. ...

If you're a borderline hoarder with serious home organization issues in desperate need of some professional advice, follow The Home Edit on Instagram. ...

Home is where the heart is, and now is a wonderful time to take advantage of opportunities to do quick, easy at-home projects that may help create order and calm. Organization tops the list, as does creating soothing environments. Looking for some projects to do in your spare time? ...

Q: We need to replace our kitchen faucet and I was thinking about a new touchless type to keep things as hands-free as possible. Can a touchless faucet be installed on a standard kitchen sink, and can you give me more info on them? - Pat, Rhode Island ...

It seems that Easter is going to look a bit different for many of us this year. However, different doesn't have to mean less festive. Nothing gets me out of the isolation blues like turning one of my rooms into a new scene. Last month when I was visiting Gail's beautiful home in Lawrence, ...

As we're all spending more time at home, we're adjusting to a new way of life and developing new routines. And if you have kids at home, you may be thinking of ways to create more structure in their days. Involving your family in housework is a way to use this time to teach valuable life s ...

Q: With recent events, toilet paper seems to be in high demand. You wrote a past column on high-tech bidet-style seats and how they can save on toilet paper usage. I like this concept, but I don't need all the fancy bells and whistles. Are simple and more affordable personal cleansing toil ...

Americans have been showing their colors a lot since the coronavirus showed up as a special and surely unwanted spring guest. Just as red, white and blue stirs the heart and sends a message as Old Glory hangs from the door, your flowers can echo the theme throughout the landscape. ...

These are uncertain times. But even as we maintain our social distance and do what we can to keep ourselves, our families and our communities safe, there's much we can do to lift our spirits and show solidarity with our neighbors. Here, we've put together five ways to brighten your mood - ...

Right now, the United States is contemplating the temporary loss of toilet paper (which has only been on a cardboard roll as we know it since 1890, according to Charmin) and appreciating anew what we had taken for granted. It's a good moment to count our blessings. Fortuitously timed for t ...

With so many people working from home, one challenge may be in how to create an adequate and productive work environment, especially if there is more than one working adult in the household. So where do you begin? And how do you create a work environment that is bright, fresh and productiv ...

In all our efforts to prepare our homes for spring - clearing the gutters, inspecting the roof and trimming the trees - it's easy to overlook the fact that our pets can use a little preparation too, especially where spring storms are concerned. As you gear up your house for the season, con ...

Q: Ten years ago, a bathroom vendor installed three cultured-marble vanities in our unit but said nothing about applying a product to keep the surface looking fresh. This year, I noticed that all of the vanities have very fine scratches. Our project manager said that the vendor has gone ou ...

For so many, the desire is for home to feel like a haven, a place where you feel warm, cozy and safe. Health is also top of mind, creating a clean and healthy environment. As you look for ways to beautify your environment, why not include ways to ensure clean design? Here are some Design R ...

The commercial landscape world is where the proverbial 'rubber meets the road' scenario. We can all gawk at flowers in trial gardens and get a good indication of how they will perform at home, but shopping centers and city streetscapes may be the best indicator of all. ...

Design isn't always seen and heard. Often the best design techniques are small, hidden touches. Less is often more. Some of the best designs aren't always made in the big moments but in the small details. From color to the right furniture, fabrics, artwork and accessories, we've assembled ...

An annual is a plant that lives and dies in one growing season. A perennial regrows and reblooms year after year. ...

Q: I live in Georgia and have a Corning Ware set of three dishes with their original tops and I think they are vintage. Will you let me know what you think they are worth? They have never been used and are still in their original box. ...

When Toby Young bought her one-bedroom apartment in New York's Gramercy Park neighborhood, she knew she would have very little money to renovate the kitchen. She planned to simply paint the dark brown cabinets white, replace the ceiling light and update the cabinet hardware to chrome to ma ...

PHILADELPHIA - If you crossed a D-volt battery and the Death Star, you might get something that looks like Front Flats, the latest apartment project from the architect-developers known as Onion Flats. That's meant as a compliment, by the way. Jammed against Philadelphia's Market-Frankford ...

Q: I read your article on 'freestanding' tubs and like the look of having a shower stall and an open style bathtub. But, our bathroom is too small to have the tub located away from the wall. Any ideas you can share with me? - Jerry, Massachusetts ...

Whether in fashion or home decor, pink is no longer considered uniquely feminine. In fact, especially when it comes to shades such as power pink, hot pink, even shades of blush and mauve, the color pink is being infused into everything from artwork and textiles to furniture. Why pink? In m ...

Spring is just around the corner whether the gardener is prepared or not. So if the dormant season is the moment to suck our thumbs and think about novel plants for the new season, it's time to get a move on. ...

Almost everything we encounter in life has three stages - anticipation, experience and memory. ...

The calendar had not reached March this year and I already had my first blooms on the new Superbells Double Blue Calibrachoa. Your first thought is, 'What am I doing planting so early?' The fact is, these are returning from last year's plants I was testing. ...