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Ask the Expert: Pam Burke on designing your outdoor living space

We asked Pam Burke, seasonal and holiday merchant for Orchard Supply Hardware, for her expert advice on designing and updating your outdoor living spaces. I moved from where it’s always sunny to where it’s windy and rains quite a bit. My wood furniture just isn’t going to cut it. What type of material should I purchase? –Mallory Shreff, Portland, OR Aluminum […]

Ask the Expert: Gina Wicker on choosing fabrics for your home

We asked Gina Wicker, design and creative director for Sunbrella, for her expert advice on picking the right fabrics for your outdoor and indoor spaces. I have outdoor fabric on all my furniture outside. Every summer, at least one gets a large “gift” from a bird flying overhead. What’s the best way to clean this cushion? Will washing one and […]

Ask the Expert: Kara Roberts on picking window treatments

My fiancée and I just bought a house and are overwhelmed with window treatment options! We want to be able to control light and make our home more efficient, plus we’d like some color and pattern. What’s the best option for us?

Ask the Expert: Andrea Ramirez on flavored coffee (and more!)

We asked Andrea Ramirez, customer marketing manager at Torani, for her expert advice on how to use flavoring syrups at home.