Backyard and shed

Garden Ideas: A Landscape of Earthly Delights, part 2

In her southwest Missouri garden, Linda Heman uses vintage finds and cast-offs from friends and family to decorate her landscape beds. A metal arch covered in trumpet vine…

Annuals and chairs

Garden Ideas: A Landscape of Earthly Delights

A highlight of the area’s annual garden tours, this whimsical landscape is a creative homeowner’s daily escape. LINDA HEMAN used to host just a handful of close friends…

tipi style tent on grassy field

Outdoor Living: Glamping Southwest Style

Step off the beaten path. Sleep under the stars. Experience a nature-driven getaway without much—if any—discomfort. We’re talking about glamping, a combination of glamour and camping that’s become…

bobo style glamping tipi

Outdoor Living: Boho Glamping

Bring along furnishings you love to turn a tent into a home, and enjoy nature as some believe it was meant to be experienced—intertwined with low-key luxury. Beneath…

Otomi inspired living room

Easy DIY Ideas: Folk-Art Style Living Room

Many households include needlework, ceramics, paintings and other utilitarian or decorative items once carried over borders or across oceans by your or your neighbor’s ancestors. And the creative…

Turf free yard

Gardening Ideas: A Turf-free Yard

No more mowing! No more lawn chemicals! A turf-free lawn brings all kinds of benefits to humans as well as to birds and pollinators. And a yard without…

Dyed doily table runner

Easy DIY Ideas: Colorful doily table runner

This folksy dining spot channels the designs of Russia and Ukraine with its painted ceramics, tie-dye spray-painted napkins and runner made of neon-bright doilies. Give doilies an artful…

Stenciled napkins

Easy DIY Ideas: Tie-dye napkins

Imprint napkins with an Eastern European look the easy way when you use tie-dye spray paint and a stencil. By spraying paint rather than brushing it on, you’ll…

Folk art dining room

Easy DIY Ideas: Folk-Art Style Dining Room

Folk art reminds us of just how creative and colorful we can be as part of the American melting pot. Pay tribute to an Eastern European background with…

Mom and babies

Celebrating Moms

We all have a unique relationship with our mothers—even siblings within a family can say that. But I think most of us agree that we are who we…

Furnished pergola

Outdoor Living: Decorate a Backyard Room

We turned a neglected pergola into a sweet little hideaway shaded by an apple tree that’s a perfect spot to entertain or sit and watch kids play. The…

Enclosed patio

Outdoor Living: Create a Backyard Retreat

Flex your DIY skills and fashion an outdoor oasis this weekend. Paved floors, perky plantings and salvaged accents make for a pretty backyard getaway. Before, this small, neglected…