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Design Recipes: An office for her

Perhaps you have heard of the expression "man cave," the affectionate term for a man's private space. Women need their own private spaces, too. If your home allows, instead of having a universal office, consider an office just for her.

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Modernist architect takes cue from Renaissance

SAN CELEMENTE, Calif. - "Italian Renaissance" won't be the first words that pop to mind when you pull up to the gleaming white home on a hillside in San Clemente where Lawrence - "Larry" - and Sandy Armstrong have lived for 15 years. The precise lines, use of glass and curving walls will feel familiar to anyone acquainted with the German art school aesthetic of Bauhaus or will perhaps recall the modernist beauty of architect Richard Meier's Getty Center. "The white house," as the guard in this gated community calls it, is undeniably distinct in a neighborhood populated by more conventionally built homes.

Marianne Binetti

Tough plants can provide early color

The final week in April is a good time to make your plans for a colorful summer with blooming container gardens. It may still be too early to plant our heat-loving flowering and vegetable plants such as coleus, basil and marigolds but if you find nice specimens at a nursery or garden center, buy them now and just protect them at night by covering with a light sheet or moving them under a covered porch or patio.

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