Vegetarian Menu

Home By Design often gets vegetarian recipe requests, and we’ve been a little lax in providing very many of them, so this issue we’re offering up a full menu! Fresh vegetables signal springtime from the produce aisles and the farmers’ markets, showcasing this season...

The Far Reaching Benefits of Trees

These days, the need for a variety of trees in the landscape is greater than ever as our cities expand, green spaces diminish, and air pollution increases. Emotions run high and citizen groups fight developers as legacy trees are sometimes sacrificed in the name of...

The Big Picture

While the contents of a home may be considered the core, nothing sets the tone like the exterior. In the case of this abode in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Wayne Visbeen, AIA, IIDA, managed to give his client a beauty that will stand the test of time. The president of...

‘Farm to Table’ In Your Own Backyard

The author’s favorite time of year in the garden is basil season. In Seattle, that’s August and September—which constitute our short Pacific Northwest summer. There’s nothing so satisfying as a dinner of grilled chicken or fish alongside a composed salad of...