• Snappy Holidays: Living Room That Pops

    Whether his clients are business or residential, City Flowers' John Hilscher says he can always make them smile with pops of non-traditional color and a sense of whimsy and playfulness.   See the Image

  • Snappy Holidays: Reusable Light Spheres

    Investing in reusable décor is a great way to decorate on a budget and build your holiday supplies over time. Hilscher’s favorite holiday accessory is a snowflake light ball with a simple…   See the Image

  • Snappy Holidays: Christmas Float

    To add to the sustainability of your Christmas decor, take a clear glass vase, fill it partially with water and float holly, pyracantha and cranberries inside.    See the Image

  • Snappy Holidays: Cheery Channukah

    Blue and white are the most popular Chanukah colors and they also provide elegant Christmas decor, but Hilscher suggests adding in some hydrangea blue and bright green for a fresh variation.   See the Image

  • Inspirational Porches: Seattle, Wash.

    This may qualify as more of a courtyard than a porch, but we couldn't pass up a chance to spotlight the entryway to this contemporary mansion. The Chinese moon gate and brick decking make for a…   See the Image

  • Inspirational Porches: Seattle Victorian

    Victorian homes are known for their wraparound porches, and this meticulously restored Victorian Queen Anne mansion is no exception. Like the rest of the facade, the porch is decked out in bright…   See the Image

  • Best Places for Families to Live: 10. Seattle Area

    The Seattle area rounds out the top 10 list, because the Mercer Island School District 400 gets a 9.1 rating, and houses in that area have a median price of $344 per square foot. This four-bedroom,…   See the Image

  • Dining Room: Restored 1914 Masterpiece: Seattle

    The formal dining room is wrapped in rich mahogany and de Gournay wall coverings elevating its beauty and grandeur. The home's thoughtful design keeps public and private spaces separate for…   See the Image

  • Patio: Restored 1914 Masterpiece: Seattle

    Outside, manicured hedges frame a stately brick and stone courtyard. Throughout the property, spacious outdoor decks and pillared porches overlook the expansive private gardens. This pristine…   See the Image

  • Home Exterior: Restored 1914 Masterpiece: Seattle

    This magnificent Georgian revival known as the Eckstein Estate represents an era of graciousness and grandeur. Meticulously restored by the current owners, this home, built in 1914, is…   See the Image

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