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  • August 3, 2023

“Ugg,” came the text from my daughter, “I’m not used to having a landlord.” I could sense the steam coming through the phone, so I called her.

She unleashed a litany of frustrations: a towel bar falling off the wall, a ceiling fan not working, windows that won’t open and unsightly nail holes from the prior tenant. She moved in a month ago, and these issues still hadn’t been addressed. 

“I’m just used to handling everything myself,” she said, which was true.

From owner to renter

My 27-year-old daughter had just moved from a condo in Nashville, Tennessee, that my

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  • July 29, 2023
Carla Aston has owned Aston Design Studio LLC in The Woodlands since 2001. Carla Aston’s studio designs residential interiors by creating meaningful and functional spaces. Her blog also includes examples of mood boards and information to help choose a color palette.

How can I choose the best colors to go with my hardwood floors?

The best way to determine the color of your wood floor is to compare it to other wood floors. Go to a flooring store or Home Depot; put your sample up next to a bunch of their options; take some photos of the comparisons; and when

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  • April 1, 2023




5 Tips for Decorating Your Home with Minimalism in Mind

5 Tips for Decorating Your Home with Minimalism in Mind

Introduction

If you are looking to decorate your home with minimalism in mind, congratulations on taking this bold and efficient step. Minimalism is not only stylish and modern, but it’s also practical and budget-friendly. In this article, we will provide you with some essential tips to decorate your home with minimalism in mind.

Tip #1: Declutter

The first step to achieve minimalism in your home is to declutter. You can’t have a minimalist home if it’s cluttered with things you … Read the rest

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  • October 8, 2022

The first instant I saw the coneflower, I thought it was one in a million with its giant 5-inch-plus golden blooms that at first reminded me of a gloriosa daisy. I am talking about the new Color Coded “One in a Melon” coneflower making its debut next year. Last week I told you about the new Double Coded (or double coneflowers) Butter Pecan and Raspberry Beret but at The Garden Guy’s house, wild kingdom is being played out on the Color Coded “One in a Melon” plants.

I was only able to rustle up one plant in early spring

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  • July 18, 2022

As the landscape architect for a sensory garden at Elks Children’s Eye Clinic in Portland, Ore., Mayer/Reed (Portland) considered ways to create a welcoming environment for children whose sight may be limited.

The firm studied design opportunities for the new facility, which is adjacent to the Casey Eye Institute on the Oregon Health & Science University campus.

That process included posing questions to pediatric eye specialists. Questions addressed how tactile qualities and perceptions of color could help enrich the experience. They also explored how the site design could offer a sense of interest through color, textured surfaces, and nature elements.

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