Home and Garden
Decorate your home in Southwestern Style, and plan a garden suitable for any of the unique desert climates here.
Decorating Even If You Don't Live In Southwest
Living in the Desert Southwest USA isnīt a requirement for Southwest Style Decorating. Simple touches can give you the New Mexico or Arizona style to your home... even if you donīt live near the Colorado River.
Christmas Lighting - Southwest Cactus Style
If you want to decorate cactus with Christmas lights, it will be a prickly task. Cactus is the desert southwest alternative to Christmas Trees. Rows of cactus with white and colord lights is spectacular.
Colcha Embroidery Spanish Colonial Style
Colcha work is considered a rare form of art. While the stitch itself is easy to learn, it takes an enormous amount of time to complete a project. A bedspread, using the wool-on-wool, could take as much as ten years to complete... even working on it seriously.
Flowering Plants For The Arizona Desert
What to plant in the low Arizona desert? Consider Frost Tolerant plants with bright flowers and drought tolerant. Marigolds, Globe Mallow, Native Fleabane and a few other perennial plants that will withstand the frost and look great all year round.
Grow Tomatoes and Birds in the Dersert Southwest
Does anything ever grow in the desert Southwest USA during the Summer months? I tried my had at growing tomatoes and had some success. Baby birds seem to also thrive in the summer heat, with the help of a silk plant.
Indoor Water Use Conservation Tips
If you want to live in the southwestern United States, you need to know about water conservation. Water conservation can be divided into indoor and outdoor water use, and this article concentrates on indoor use.
Outdoor Living in the Desert Southwest
Winter months bring out the best of outdoor living in the Southwest United States. Creative home owners have lush yards and patio living without overusing precious water resourses.
Outdoor Water Use Conservation Tips
If you want to live in the southwestern United States, you need to know about water conservation because there isnt much rainfall or snowfall, especially in the two southernmost states of Arizona and New Mexico as well as the desert state of Nevada. This article concentrates on outdoor water use.
Southwest Decor Colors
Once only seen in that particular region of the country, Southwestern homes are springing up all over. The design is cool, comforting, and meaningful. But what Southwest Decor Colors should you use?
Southwest Ranchstyle Homes
Living in the Southwest United States does not make a home Southwest RanchStyle... I can attest to that. Our ranch home was a boring ho-hum run of the mill track house... But we have transformed most of our home to reflect a hacienda style on the inside.
Southwestern Inspired Iron Work
Southwestern iron work, which has been passed down by generations of Hispanic artisans throughout the centuries, dates back to the time when the Spanish inhabited the lower states.
Southwestern Style Decorating
Certain colors come to mind when thinking of the Southwestern Style Decorating. These brilliant hues are used all around a Southwestern style home. From turquoise to terra cotta, no Southwestern home is ever seen without them.
Spanish Style Decorating With Wood Beams
In Spanish Designed homes the beams and corbels are usually hand hewn and rustic in nature. Homes of the rich may have had beams and corbels that were decoratively carved, but still with a hand made character about them.
Spanish Style Homes Pottery
Often... when your walking the aisles in your local home center, pots in the garden center are just stacked in piles and look bleak and unattractive. But... you should take a second look. Pull one out and wipe off the dust. What does the shape and color look like? Is it Spanish in design? Does the g
Using Copper In Interior Home Design
Copper finally gained a "price" when it earned itīs role as the - penny. This orange-reddish colored metal, which usually develops a green patina over time... has been used in home design for years in the Southwest. Copper lends itself to inventive new applications and designs.
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For those of us that love the warmth and ambiance of an outdoor fireplace, a chimenea is a popular option. The cost of building a fireplace can be extreme, and these little fireplaces are portable as well as budget conscience
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