10 Reasons to Start Keeping a Garden Journal (10 photos)

A garden journal can be filled with beautiful sketches and neat garden plans — or a messy jumble of notes, lists and pasted-in photos. But what it looks like doesn’t matter nearly as much as the value it contains within its well-worn covers. This little diary of your gardening life can help you keep...

Tips for Working With Pattern and Texture (9 photos)

The key to using pattern and texture successfully in a room is getting the right balance. You can add texture with textiles, natural materials and architectural features, and incorporate pattern to define zones and bring a space to life. Here are ways to use them effectively without going overboard.

6 Warm Touches From Homes in Cold Places (6 photos)

Winter storms continue to plunge many parts of the United States — and the world — into subfreezing temperatures, leaving many people to sit tight at home until safer conditions return. With that in mind, we decided to take a look at homes in cold locations from this week’s stories to see how people...

See How an Old Garage Became a Colorful Art Studio (10 photos)

The enormous Thomas Fire that ravaged Southern California in late 2017 came dangerously close to artist Juana Guevara’s property in Ojai. The wildfires had surrounded the normally bucolic valley town, where art, citrus and olives rule. But Guevara’s home and the art studio she earlier had converted from...