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Book opens door to Marrakesh design

Marrakesh transplant and blogger Maryam Montague shares her love of Moroccan architecture and decorating in her first book, Marrakesh By Design (Artisan Books, $29.95).

Fires can happen before there's smoke

They say where there's smoke there's fire. But when it comes to electrical fires, you don't always see the smoke. By the time you do, it's too late and the flames are already climbing up behind your walls. I was up north a couple of weeks ago.

Design skills put to use in the garden

Creating a coherent, stylish outdoor space requires a detailed plan
Bring your holiday home

Bring your holiday home

Keep travel memories alive by working them into your decor


Helen Chesnut >F3

Compact succulents fit range of garden projects

Their compact nature and tolerance of a wide range of growing conditions makes them perfect for building wreaths, popping them in the smallest spots imaginable, bringing them inside for short spells and pairing with plants that are not their kind.


Mike Holmes >E2
Annual inspections keep chimneys clean

Annual inspections keep chimneys clean

A soot-clogged flue can lead to smoke in the home, or even a full-scale inferno

Rapper-turned-renovator turns dream into reality

1990s star Vanilla Ice and his crew revamp couple's home for TV show

Make the right move

Home buying is a big purchase - think ahead to avoid buyer remorse