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The Rose Zone

Roses have been cherished for their scent and beauty for centuries, and they can become the centerpiece of your garden. Columbians interested in growing roses should pick varieties that do well in USDA planting zone 6a. Another thing to…

Breakin’ It Down

There’s no denying that composting is great for both the garden and the environment, but how does a person get started? Steve Callis, a master composter and volunteer compost educator, strongly recommends attending one of the free…

Help Your Outside Match Your Inside

Not too many decades ago, the humble picnic table was the epitome of outdoor furniture. But those days are long gone. “Outdoor dining has always been around, but now it’s more about options and seating,” says Jerome Rackers, owner of…

Man Made

Step inside real estate developer John Sutherland’s Ashland home, and you’ll find one of the most impressive sports and music memorabilia collections around. From a Lombardi trophy and walls filled with signed music and sports memorabilia,…

Broadway’s Modern Classic

Sixty-six houses line Broadway between Garth Avenue and West Boulevard, each with a storied history and inimitable appearance. Built before the days of cookie-cutter neighborhoods and suburban sprawl, these homes have personality; their…

Design Tips: Area Rugs

The easiest and fastest way to refresh any room is to unroll a new area rug. Add personality and charm in a matter of seconds with these eye-catching trends for 2012. Designers are revamping familiar patterns into contemporary styles that…

Go Bold With Stripes

Stripes are a popular fashion trend for the spring 2012 ready-to-wear collections; fashion houses from L.A.M.B. to Proenza Schouler featured them on the runways. But this trend doesn’t have to stop at your wardrobe. Stripes can be a bold…

How To Paint Cabinets

Ready to transform your kitchen from ho-hum and House Beautitful? Consider giving your cabinets a facelift with a new coat of paint. Try a soft color. Employees at Johnston Paint & Decorating say a lot of customers are asking for a warm…