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Precision Arts at Home

Bay Area artisans approach their projects as creative challenges and turn out showpieces beyond expectations.

Small Is the New Big in Bay Area Home Design

Ashley Turner and Cliff Williams take a tiny Berkeley Craftsman to new heights.

Going Green with Indoor Houseplants

Variety in terms of color, shapes, sizes, and species make indoor plantscapes much more inviting.

Contemporary Ways to Show off Family Photographs

A close and loving family is a blessing, no doubt. With it come both good feelings and happy memories, but also one big design dilemma: what to do with all the photos?

The Slow Flower Movement

As a modern-day consumer, chances are you know where your veggies come from, how your eggs were raised, and even if the grapes used in your favorite glass of wine were sustainably harvested. But what about the tulips you purchased from the local florist or the beautiful orchids you couldn’t resist from the nearby grocery?

Making Neutral Colors Pop

Varying textures, diversifying tones, going dark, and using organic materials can bring inspiration and class to a colorless and monochromatic home décor palette.

What Kind of Rental Can You Afford?

Three prices for renting offer an interesting survey of what’s available for renting in the East Bay.

Partnerships Between Decorators and Retailers Lead to Good Deals

For those who can't hire a professional decorator, the next best alternative is shopping from designer collaborations at retailers with lines at Target, Walmart, Macy's, or CB2.

How Much House Can You Afford?

Our survey of four price points for East Bay houses and condos offers a bird’s-eye-view of today’s market from Richmond to Castro Valley.

Decals Are Here to Stay (for a While)

Affordable, adaptable, and temporary, the adhesive trend is sticking around.