LA at Home: 2013 Pasadena Showcase House Preview

Los Angeles Times. April 18, 2013. By Bob Chamberlin: The annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design, open Sunday to May 19, features the work of more than 25 designers who transformed a 1941 Monterey Colonial in Arcadia originally designed by Roland E. Coate Sr. Take a look at some of the home and garden design ideas that await visitors.

Garden Walls Come Alive with Color and Texture

Washington Post. April 30, 2013. By Sarah Wolfe for the Associated Press: Looking for a fresh way to liven up your garden walls? Think plants, not paintings. Living pictures — cuttings of assorted succulents woven together in everything from picture frames to pallet boxes — have caught on among garden designers and landscapers this spring as an easy, modern way to add color and texture to an outdoor space.

Patios and Walkways: Do It Now, Do It Fast, Do It Right

Tauton Press. Copyright 2013. An attractive walkway or terrace dramatically improves a home’s curb appeal and livability. In many older homes, walkways and terraces need updating or replacement, and new homes are often sold without these enhancements. The projects illustrated in Patios and Walkways, from rustic stone paths to handsome new patios, can be completed within 1-3 days and are explained step-by-step…