Home & Garden Highlights: 05.02.07

Home & Garden Highlights: 05.02.07

May 3, 2007

With yesterday's Home & Garden section, the Chronicle continued on its roll of publishing some good stuff:

Hanging Art as an Art in Itself: Susan Fornoff's article about how art dealer/ historian/adviser Steven Platzman and architect Julie Dowling decide what to hang and where to hang it in their renovated 1896 SF Victorian

Design Dilemmas: Bleak area under stairway becomes bright, useful nook: What size dining table? Where to put it? Dead space under the staircase? Beryn Hammil has answers

For showcasing art, some designers shun white walls: This article, also by Susan Fornoff, accompanies the feature article well. In it experts give some helpful advice on hanging art -- including lighting, DIY framing, the color of walls, and the height to hang art

Frantic pace, like too-big house, impedes life: From the New York Times, an interview with Susan Susanka about her newest book. "The Not So Big Life" adds to the theme of "bigger is not better" -- "busier is not better" either

Emergency planning a simple fact of local life: Nicole Spiridakis reminds us of the importance of disaster preparedness, even in a small space without much storage

Images: Liz Hafalia

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