Author Archive: Laura Gaskill

The Rules of Summer: Entry Edition (8 photos)

From the sound of waves at the beach to stargazing at night, there’s an easygoing vibe that permeates summer, even when we’re not on vacation. Bring some of that summer spirit home starting at the front door with these eight rules of summer that strike a balance between

The Rules of Summer: Porch Edition (8 photos)

Whether you’re sipping cold brew after a morning run or catching up with old friends over a glass of wine as the sun sets, the porch is a prime spot to slow down and savor summer. Vow to make the most of it by adopting a few (or all) of these 10 rules of summer that put the good stuff — hello, hammock…

10 Homes That Dare to Be Different (10 photos)

There’s a time for playing it safe with a tastefully neutral exterior — when you plan to sell your home in the near future or when you belong to a homeowners association, for instance. But what if you didn’t have to worry about those things? If part of you longs to have the boldest house…

Your Grill Season Checklist (8 photos)

Whether you enjoy slow-cooked barbecue on a Sunday afternoon or firing up the grill for quick weeknight dinners, having a properly equipped space and well-maintained grill makes backyard cooking more of a joy. These tools, cleaning tasks and tips will …