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The fall colors we are already obsessed with

The changing of the leaves has us daydreaming over new home hues. From jewel tones to oversaturated oranges, autumnal tones bring a burst of drama and natural allure to any space. As interior revamps go, switching up paint colors via a bold accent wall or full-blown makeover is a cost-effective and wildly transformative design project. You'll definitely get plenty of bang for your buck.

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Yardsmart: Late summer fruit tree care for the West

High temperatures, hot nights, long days and kids on summer vacation cause fruit tree neglect. Gardening is the last thing you want to do in late summer, yet proper care really pays off now. It's because your trees have completed their reproductive work. After harvest is the perfect time to pay them back for all the fruit with some tender loving care. The result will be more vigorous growth and a much better crop next year.

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Style at Home: A summer dinner at Sharon Santoni's French country home

Sometimes you get to live a dream. One of mine was to dine at the French country home of Sharon Santoni, author of the newly released "My French Country Home: Entertaining Through the Seasons." She's been one of my favorite bloggers for years, and we were thrilled to have her come to the store a few years ago to sign her first book, "My Stylish French Girlfriends."

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Plumber: More than one way to fill up a kitchen pot

Q: Dear Ed, I am a serious home chef and finally have a chance to remodel my kitchen. Because of a tight budget I want to get the best bang for my buck. I'm thinking of installing a pot filler faucet and know this dedicated fixture will be a high-end item. Do you have any other suggestions to make my stovetop cooking prep a little easier while still being a little more practical?

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Hobbies: Try this tiny umbrella DIY

This DIY is so creative and customizable. The typical tiny paper umbrellas used for cocktails can be the new rock star of your party. By hand-painting simple patterns, you've elevated them from ho-hum to fab. I love that you can match your umbrellas to the rest of your party decor.

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Loan choices for every buyer

With the summer home-buying season underway, house hunters are looking for loan options that will help them make the move to home ownership. Whether they are first-time buyers or looking to move up or downsize, loan programs are available to fit all types of needs.

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Design Recipes: Try these affordable dorm DIY projects

It is quickly approaching that time of year again, when thousands of college students head back to school. Whether a dorm room is shared by a single roommate or many, there are ways to make the room special without breaking the bank. Here are some easy-to-make DIY ideas, guaranteed to glam up any dorm decor.

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Voodoo lily and 200 other varieties grow in Boise Bench garden

David Domanski-Miville is a local teacher who also grows a very cool garden on the Boise Bench. He replaced his lawn with more drought tolerant perennials, prickly pear cacti and other succulents that might be a surprise for some gardeners in the area.
Darin Oswald doswald@idahostatesman.com
Voodoo lily and 200 other varieties grow in Boise Bench garden 2:48

Voodoo lily and 200 other varieties grow in Boise Bench garden

Remodeled kitchen and dining room drop '70s funk for open space 2:32

Remodeled kitchen and dining room drop '70s funk for open space

Into the garden with Margaret Lauterbach 2:35

Into the garden with Margaret Lauterbach

Margaret Lauterbach has the answer: What gardening zone are we in? 3:23

Margaret Lauterbach has the answer: What gardening zone are we in?