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IKEA Launches Fourth Season of “IKEA Home Tour”

Provided by IKEA IKEA has launched the fourth season of its successful “IKEA Home Tour.” This fall, a team of IKEA design experts, the “Home Tour Squad,” will hit the road again to help Americans tackle their everyday furnishing and design challenges based on their personal needs and dreams. The Squad will travel to four markets: Philadelphia, the New York/New …

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Stone Forest’s Expertise With Marble

Provided by DRS and Associates When thinking of marble, most people’s first image is of Carrara and the natural luster that makes it one of the most (if not the most) popular marble used in homes today. Stone Forest®has been working with Carrara for years, yielding a number of award-winning designs. Not satisfied with maintaining their own status quo, Stone …

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Six Sun-Inspired Styles Celebrating the Solar Eclipse

Provided by DRS and Associates Cosmic Commemoration, Sun-Inspired Styles On August 21, the moon will momentarily align with the sun, blocking its rays and producing a rare natural phenomenon: a total solar eclipse—one observable across the United States. While this marks a noteworthy cosmological moment for seasoned astronomers, the excitement generated by more casual stargazers has gradually infused the public …

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Retire Old Glory with Respect

Decorating the outside of your home with an American flag is as American as apple pie and baseball. But a tattered flag is no show of respect for Old Glory. Take a good look at your current flag. If the American flag flying at your home or business is faded, torn, tattered or frayed, then it should be replaced and no longer displayed. Prince …

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Tiny Home, Meet Scaled-Down Furniture and Lighting

Provided by DRS and Associates From the longstanding appeal of small-scale urban studios to the advent of rural tiny homes, homeowners in the modern era demonstrate an appreciation for the compact and functional. Movements like minimalism and increased environmental consciousness lead consumers to pare down, concentrating on outfitting small spaces with efficient, robust and aesthetically compelling interior solutions. For your …

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Looking for Those Who Want to be Master Gardeners

Provided by Prince William County Do you have a love of plants, aspire to know more about gardening and a desire to share that knowledge with others? Than you should consider becoming a Master Gardener with the Virginia Cooperative Extension. Master Gardeners learn about general botany, invasive plants and insects, soils, trees, streams, water quality, pruning and just about anything …

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Growing a Garden at Manassas Senior Center

Provided by Prince William County The all-organic and sustainability garden behind the Manassas Senior Center is full of life and color, including different shades of purples, greens and reds. While the garden is pretty to look at, it is also put to good use by the center. Len Postman is the volunteer who planted and oversees the garden. She said …

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Give Perennial Gardens a Boost in Two Easy Steps

By Melinda Myers Give your perennials a boost this fall with a topdressing of organic matter. It’s a great way to revive tired gardens, improve a garden’s overall health, and keep vibrant perennials healthy and blooming at their best. Research found topdressing your garden with compost every year or two provides most, if not all the nutrients most perennials need.  …

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Gift to a Better Home

Provided by DRS and Associates In the forward-looking sphere of publishing, winter holidays are fast approaching, bringing with them anticipation for curated lists of the best products of 2017. In the realm of architecture and interior design, a series of offerings rise to the fore, stunning with visual interest, technological prowess and functional value. Recognizing this, we have culled several …

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Stone Forest’s Expertise with Basalt

Provided by DRS and Associates Stone Forest is renowned for crafting innovative sculptures using nature as its muse and natural materials as product foundations. Basalt has long been a favorite material for use in their garden sculptures and fountains. This igneous (volcanic) material is formed mostly from lava flows. Dense and durable, basalt lends itself to a wide range of …

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