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Temple Beth Abraham Gets a Biblical Garden

Richard Applebaum donates his time and materials to create an Old Testament garden at an Oakland temple with curated notes on the plants’ biblical significance.
September 26, 2015

Alameda Backyard Growers Urges People to Plant

Amanda Bruemmer is active in an organization that teaches the power of growing your own food.
September 22, 2015

Deck Does Wonders for Craftsman’s Backyard

Berkeley residents Bob and Bonnie Hester reclaim their yard with an innovative deck replacement that includes an art glass screen mimicking their Craftsman home.
September 15, 2015

Use Pantone Marsala for Accents

Crazy-bold Marsala, Pantone’s paint color of the year, looks great at home when used judiciously.
July 01, 2015

Five Tips for a Trendy Kitchen

Fashion is fickle when it comes to kitchen design, but color, island treatment, metals, clean lines, bling-free cabinets can bring yours up to date.
June 23, 2015

Precision Arts at Home

Bay Area artisans approach their projects as creative challenges and turn out showpieces beyond expectations.
June 22, 2015

Small Is the New Big in Bay Area Home Design

Ashley Turner and Cliff Williams take a tiny Berkeley Craftsman to new heights.
June 04, 2015

Going Green with Indoor Houseplants

Variety in terms of color, shapes, sizes, and species make indoor plantscapes much more inviting.
May 15, 2015

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?
April 15, 2015

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?
April 08, 2015