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Erin Gates writes the popular blog “Elements of Style,” where her advice is glamorous yet practical and often served up with humor. Now she’s sharing more of her ideas in a new book.

Ornamental plaster helps an old art form arise from the trash.

Hint: the strategies you’ve heard about might be just myths.

Landscape designer Michael Bartlett and his wife, Rose, visited perhaps 1,000 gardens in 21 countries over 30 years.

L.A. Jackson answers readers’ questions about gardening.

Take a look inside that bottle of Marsala wine sitting in your bar you once bought for that Italian chicken recipe. That earthy, reddish-amber color is what Pantone has named its 2015 Color of the Year.

Green is the new black. In home decor, it is increasingly the go-to choice for those looking to rejuvenate their home and be healthier at the same time.

Color forecasts for 2015 look a little like the palettes of impressionist painters Monet, Renoir or Van Gogh.

Because of their heroic perseverance in fall and early winter, Brussels sprouts are an option for Christmas dinner.

China has confidently become a restrained and elegant influencer of global home design.

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