Home & Garden Highlights: 05.19.07

Home & Garden Highlights: 05.19.07

May 23, 2007

We're just getting back into the swing after returning from New York and catching up with the weekend's Chron. Better late then never, here's the best of the weekend's reads:

At home with Kathryn Hall: An indoor-outdoor space on a Napa vineyard (pictured above) has 43 pairs of French doors and art and views to die for.

Renters who remodel: Is stripping and replacing those ugly tiles in your rental a worthwhile investment in your happiness? Anh-Minh interviews some local folks who prove it is.

AROUND THE HOUSE: Susan shops for summer and chooses inexpensive outdoor Moroccan-style lights from West Elm, Quik Shade's portable canopies, Town Toiles' SF collection (blogged here), and the new Insta-flex2 air bed for visitors.

Build new or retrofit?: Philip S. Wenz explains why building a green home from scratch is always more costly (to the environment) than a green retrofit to an existing home.

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