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Beth Skogen

Beth Skogen’s bungalow is a cozy reason to throw a party. The Madison photographer brought sentiment and a touch of whimsy to decorating, right up to and including her alley garage. more

May 4, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Abode 2 Comments

Thinking about starting a garden in your terrace this year? Here are the tricky details. more

May 4, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Abode

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Beth Skogen

Madison accessories designer Bethany Nelson brings her love of simplicity and eclectic finds to her 1941 home. It all starts at her bright yellow front door. more

May 4, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Abode

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Stephanie Hofmann

The least-expensive units in new luxury high-rises might mean something as small as a 350-square-foot efficiency or a 500-square-foot one-bedroom. Small-space hacks improve a “cozy” apartment. more

May 4, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Abode 1 Comments

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Tracy Walsh

Gardening renaissance man Joel Karsten is invited around the world to share his technique of growing food out of ordinary straw bales. more

May 5, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Abode

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Dwellings

Interior design edges away from classic Mid-Century modern to incorporate more texture, more metallics, and more marble. more

May 5, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Abode

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Todd Hubler

Fresh fruit in the yard isn’t just for Californians. Apples and pears thrive here; mostly what gardeners need is a little patience. more

May 5, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Abode

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Todd Hubler

Ten local gardeners tell what seeds they love to plant. From radishes to jicama, these growers need no coaxing. more

May 5, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Abode

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Sharon Vanorny

Graphic designer Emily Balsley doesn’t hold back with home design. Her secret weapon? A can of spray paint. more

May 5, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Abode

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Norland Landscape

Burn, baby burn! People are talking themselves into fire pits these days, with help from landscapers, or going DIY. more

May 4, 2015 9:33 PM Isthmus Abode

Design an herb garden, learn about aquaponics, take a garden stroll with Dr. Death to observe common plant diseases, grow and can your own food, attend a homebuyer's seminar... So many things to do! more

May 4, 2015 9:33 PM Isthmus Abode

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Paulius Musteikis

Get yourself in a muddle! Grow your own cocktails! Use the bounty from your backyard garden to make your own craft cocktails. more

May 4, 2015 9:33 PM Isthmus Abode

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Carolyn Fath

The Urban Tree Alliance wants to make sure the entire city benefits from a healthy urban forest, and if you live in one of 14 Madison neighborhoods, its Madison Canopy Project might plant a tree in your yard — for free. more

May 4, 2015 9:33 PM Isthmus Abode

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Catherine Lazure

If you’ve been thinking of buying a home, you may want to act sooner rather than later. The cost of mortgages is expected to rise. more

May 4, 2015 9:33 PM Isthmus Abode

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Catherine Lazure

These days, more than ever, the Tenant Resource Center is finding that people don’t know what’s allowed or required when it comes to housing. The confusion is the result of recurring waves of change to state statutes in recent years. more

May 4, 2015 9:33 PM Isthmus Abode

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Francoise Murphy / greenstreetblog.blogspot.com

In the same way that I comb seed catalogs late in our Wisconsin winter, at the end of summer I begin to look around my house with an eye to sprucing up the décor. more

Sep 11, 2014 2:00 PM Isthmus Abode

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Laura Zastrow

"The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things." That thought is attributed to the ancient philosopher Plato. more

Sep 11, 2014 2:00 PM Isthmus Abode

The successful meditation spaces in the homes I visited were as unpretentious as they were distinguished by personal touches, some governed by the traditions or disciplines of the practice, and others purely by aesthetic preference. There are, howeve more

Sep 12, 2013 2:00 PM Isthmus Abode

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Jennifer Downey

How "real people" dedicated to daily practice are creating the spaces they use to meditate. more

Sep 12, 2013 2:00 PM Isthmus Abode

While certain gadgets are useful, sometimes you need to make do in a pinch, or just get more benefits from the gadgets you do have. Here are some of our shortcuts. Your mileage may vary. more

Apr 5, 2012 2:00 PM Isthmus Abode