Furniture

Get Green Clean!

Go Green Clean!
Natural Remedies to Clean your Home

There is no shortage of household cleaners out there boasting to make your life easier, more sanitized and fresher-smelling. Brilliantly executed advertisements depict animated germs carousing and multiplying within an unclean home, defeated only by a heavy dose of some chemical concoction. Feeling dirty, scared, and inferior, we plunk down billions of dollars each year on germ warfare for our own homes.

Pick up the Pieces: From Broken glass to a Sumptuous Mosaic Table

A few years ago, I bought a fabulous outdoor table at the Rose Bowl flea market in Pasadena, one of the world's greatest flea markets. The base of the table was wrought iron, authentically weather and aged, just the way I love. The table featured a glass top.

During renovation of my back yard, when I converted my freestanding garage into an office and debris was strewn all over the place, the glass top cracked. I gave a moment's thought to replacing the glass and then came up with the idea of covering the table top in mosaic tiles, a look I have always admired.

Is Your Home Office a Real Office?

Is Your Home Office a help or a Hindrance?
Does Your Home Office Work for You?

A home office can be a luxury, affording you the comfort of working in your pajamas and eliminating the hassle of commuting more than a few feet to your desk. However, if your computer is tottering on a pile of papers on your dining room table and your files are stashed in a cardboard box under the kitchen sink, then you are probably not working at your maximum efficiency.

Make Your Own Butcher Block Table

Chop Chop!
Create Your Own Butcher Block Table

Looking for more counter space in your kitchen? Extra room to prepare meals, store food or showcase your collectibles? A butcher block table could be the answer.

These little rolling tables are quickly gaining popularity and can be found pretty much everywhere. But what if you are looking for something a little more unique? Why not make your own?

Outdoor Spaces for Tiny Places

Tiny Places, Outdoor Spaces: making the Most of the Glorious Outdoors

Sure, apartment living has its advantages: no property taxes, someone else has to pay the plumber, there's no down payment, and you have the ability to move out whenever you want. But that freedom often comes at the cost of being cramped. No yard, no storage, no patio—what's a Jane to do? Look around! While an outdoor space to call your own may seem like a distant dream, if all you've got is a fire escape or balcony, a little creative thinking may make a space appear almost out of nowhere.