House & Home Roundup: 5.31.07

House & Home Roundup: 5.31.07

Aaron Able
May 31, 2007

Top Stories Today, we're pulling some stories from the interior of the Home & Garden section and bringing them to the forefront because they are most relevant to AT readers:

  • If a Sofa Doesn't Fit, They'll Make It Fit. Your AT editors are all familiar with this problem as desperate sofa-owners email us weekly asking for advice or recommendations on these services. The Times looks at the growth of the sofa disassembly business in New York. Perfect AT Reading!

  • Can I use bold color in a small space? YES! Some great advice for painters of small spaces from Jamie Drake, Joe Nye and our own Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan...

    • House Proud: Southern Gothic: Ghosts Welcome New York painter Hunt Slonem discusses his love of old houses and gives a tour of his newest acquisition, an 1832 plantation house called Lakeside. Slideshow.

    • Gray Water: The Dirty Water Underground. This piece focuses on the Gray Water movement in California and the "Greywater Guerrillas, a team focused on promoting and installing clandestine plumbing systems that recycle gray water — the effluent of sinks, showers and washing machines — to flush toilets or irrigate gardens."

    • In the Garden: Reshaping Their Own Worldview. Rick Darke and Melinda Zoehre's Pennsylvania garden. The native plant movement evolves.

    • Personal Shopper: Animal Themes in home decor.

    (Photographs by Robert Caplin, Jennifer S. Altman, Abode/Beateworks/Corbis, Fred R. Conrad, Jamie Kripke, Steve Legato, Hiroko Masuike)

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