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4/28/2011
It's time to think about decorating your outdoors with eco-friendly funriture, rugs and of course, organic flowers, vegetables and plants.
6/15/2011
Outdoor kitchens, dining areas and living rooms are a great way to expand your home's living space. Designers offer advice on how to make the most of the great outdoors—in your own backyard.
4/10/2008
April can be such a frustrating month for an outdoors-woman in Colorado.
5/13/2010
Exercising outside, close to nature, makes you happier than exercising inside, according to a study from the University of Essex.
4/7/2011
Getting kids outdoors and into nature helps promote healthy child development physically, emotionally, intellectually and socially.
10/28/2009
Sustainable furniture is made from nontoxic, renewable resources and is a smart choice for reducing environmental impact.
6/10/2011
If the heat is getting you down—and out of your comfortable sleeping—take your bedroom outside and let Mother Nature cool you while you slumber.
12/27/2010
From West Africa to the Netherlands, furniture designers find oil drums an abundant, green material.
4/2/2014
Patagonia’s Simple Fly Fishing campaign offers gear, easy techniques and basic teachings for any skill level.
2/12/2014
Reclaimed furniture can add a rustic yet elegant touch to your home. Find out why you should choose reclaimed over new and how to incorporate it in your home.
11/20/2009
Myriah Scruggs and Nadia Yaron, the design duo behind Nightwood, deconstruct abandoned furniture pieces and then reconstruct them into folksy-modern works of art.
5/20/2011
MIT students have developed an outdoor rocking lounge chair that doubles as a solar charging station, recasting power generation as an integrated and distributed public activity.
4/8/2011
Landscape designer Alma Hecht turned a tiny house into a welcoming home and studio with cozy outdoor 'rooms' that extend her living space.
12/23/2010
The Yube modular furniture system makes organizing simple and stylish for every room in the home.
12/21/2012
Vermont Natural Coatings, manufacturer of high performance naturally derived whey-based wood finishes, recently introduced new Heirloom Wipe-On PolyWhey, a durable, safe furniture finish with the look and feel of traditional hand rubbed finishes.
1/15/2009
International eco-artist David Trubridge designs furniture, lighting and home accessories that are not only aesthetically beautiful, but also environmentally responsible.
9/15/2009
Stylish furniture typically doesn’t involve discarded trash—but the designs of Studio Jo Meesters do. Studio Jo Meesters introduces “Odds and Ends, Bits and Pieces,” a fun collection of furniture pieces made from recycled materials that contain just as much panache
5/16/2011
Is your patio short on space? Check out the Hot Pot BBQ, a grill that doubles as an herb planter.
3/14/2012
Container water gardens are easy to design and maintain, making them a perfect low-cost accessory to your outdoor living spaces. Learn how to make a container water garden!
2/18/2010
An annual survey of home buyers found that Americans want smaller homes with a focus on casual living and togetherness. From larger kitchens to outdoor living spaces, these 10 features were the most popular. Find out how you can get them, too!
11/12/2009
Garlic does best if planted in the late fall and early winter. If you can find a sunny spot with a foot of soil, you can plant garlic.
12/3/2013
Getting kids to play outside isn’t always easy, especially if they aren’t into a particular outdoor activity. It’s important to get them outside though—and not just for the physical benefits.
2/27/2014
Consider the environment when choosing deck materials. Here’s a breakdown of your options.
3/4/2011
Shocked that nearly everything in their Dallas home was made overseas, a family starts over and furnishes their home only with items made in the USA. ABC News challenges everyone to take a pledge to purchase products made in America.
4/19/2011
Whip olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice into a cheap, effective polish for wood furniture.
1/6/2011
Guest blogger Stephanie Nickolson explores furniture, fabric and flooring options for those with children and pets.
4/9/2009
Jessica offers her top tips for shopping for used and antique home furnishings.
3/27/2009
Designer David Stark creates furniture and room accessories from discarded packing materials for West Elm’s newest store.
4/20/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson builds an end table out of a salvaged window frame and four legs.
4/27/2009
Transforming Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson’s space started with an empty living room, and now it slowly resembles a livable space with seating. After buying a used love seat and ottoman, she recovers both so they match the room’s theme.
6/17/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson packs up her natural space and moves to a new apartment. 
4/19/2012
ThermaCell’s Outdoor Lantern can simultaneously be used as a mosquito repellent and light, making it a great choice for the patio, cottage or camping.
5/16/2011
Every good home needs a porch. From fireside chats to sleeping—and even hanging laundry—porches can accommodate every aspect of our lives. Here are five inspiring examples to put a fire under your porch-sitting fantasies.
7/14/2009
In the final installment of my series "7 Tips for Everyday Outdoor Gardening", I help you explore some simple yet effective tips to grow and propagate healthy plants, scare away pests and learn which common plants may be hazardous to your health.
11/20/2013
Building a deck can be a challenge, but building with being “green” in mind can be an even bigger challenge. Learn what to look for and what questions and considerations to have when researching and selecting the best green building materials for a deck.
2/14/2013
Guest blogger Kathleen Gasperini shares one of the challenges of urban farming: traveling while the garden is ready to harvest!
5/28/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson creates a planter table to hold her everyday items and incorporates plants into the design.
4/13/2009
Stephanie tackles moving and furnishing an empty house by picking salvaged, hand-crafted or environmentally friendly pieces.
4/24/2014
Keep your little ones busy outdoors with these five fun and innovative outdoor crafts for kids found on Pinterest. From backyard teepees to homemade slime, we've got you covered.
11/19/2010
BuildingGreen’s 2010 Top 10 Green Building Products list includes a low-flow toilet, composite decking, a high-performing wall system and other products that conserve energy and resources.
5/12/2008
Jessica found some great finds at an antique mall and estate auction.
2/11/2011
Guest blogger Stephanie Nickolson shares five of her favorite interior design products companies.
3/27/2012
From a homemade furniture polish to a skin and hair conditioner, olive oil has many uses around the home. Just check out these 15 uses for olive oil! 
3/17/2014
Find home office furniture for your office space without spending a fortune with these tips.
9/7/2011
Turn castoff shipping pallets into a DIY sofa, daybed, coffee table, headboard or shelving with just a little creativity!
5/20/2011
Turn terra cotta planter pots into candle holders. This super simple project is an inexpensive way to bring a little romance to your garden.
10/29/2010
Get a creative nightstand without spending a lot of money by repurposing thrift store finds and old items around the house into functional but cheap bedside tables.
3/25/2011
Springtime is here! Floral motifs in interiors are popular—and also a great reminder that the new season has arrived.
10/27/2009
Artist Boris Bally’s edgy, street-smart furniture is made from recycled street signs.
11/29/2011
Good for cleaning home and body, vinegar has many uses around the house, from cutting grease in the kitchen to softening hair and laundry.
9/30/2011
Indoor air pollutants can cause a number of health problems. Breathe easier by removing or remedying these four sources of indoor air pollution.


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