Design happiness into your home

Perfectly designed rooms, decorated with style and beauty, fill the pages of popular decorating magazines. Many of us yearn for this staged, designer look but question our ability to achieve it and further question our ability to live it. So, what do you do when you desire the stylish magazine look but your family’s lifestyle […]

The finest in country living

When Jim Leising and his wife Michele decided to build a home for themselves and sons Chad and Chase, they took into account their personal tastes and started drawing a plan. The resulting home is a 5,200-square-foot Early California-style ranch house with some 10,000 square feet under roof for a combined indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Better yet, […]

Early spring transforms Rainbow

“Come forth and feel the sun,” directs the poet William Wordsworth. The community of Rainbow is a place where one can “feel the sun.” This charming burg perched on the edge of San Diego County is surrounded by mountains with boulders the color of sand. Spring’s green grasses crowd the boulders, competing for a place […]

Garden and landscape trends for the future

The wave of greening and enhancing the surroundings about our homes is growing day by day. More people are taking measures to enhance their landscapes and creating environments to meet their family needs. I have been a landscape designer for some 40 years and have seen a tremendous reconnection to the earth by people wanting […]

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