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Summer Entertaining Ideas: 5 Foolproof Ways To Host An Outdoor Party

With lots of sunny weekends coming up, it’s a great time to start planning.


How To Create A Luxurious Escape In Your Own Backyard

Luxurious amenities, tailored plantings and a generous footprint give one family the benefits of a five-star hotel in their city backyard. Between the pavilion, eating area, hot tub and pool, one thing is for certain: this yard rivals a five-star resort — no plane tickets or luggage necessary.


How To Create A French Country-Inspired Garden

Get inspired by visionary gardener Thomas Hobbs' outdoor space inspired by Provence.


10 Outdoor Spaces We Can’t Stop Pinning

Now that it’s officially warm out, decorating and enjoying our outdoor spaces is top of mind. We’ve rounded up 10 patios, porches and backyards that continuously reign supreme on our Pinterest boards. Click through to get inspiration for your own outdoor space, and see if your favorite…


Why These 10 Bee-Friendly Plants Are Important For Your Garden

One out of every three bites of food that we eat is made possible by pollinators like honey bees. Raymond Carriere, founding president of Communities in Bloom and a former park ranger, says that wasps are the aggressive stingers, not bees. “I wouldn’t put my hand in…


Three Ways To Turn Your Backyard Into A Retreat

Create a dreamy getaway in your own backyard! Find out how with these outdoor lighting, electrical and pool installation tips. 


Stylish Summer Patio Furniture

See how H&H styled the Yacht collection from ARD Outdoor. After watching, enter for your chance to win $10,000 worth of outdoor furniture. (Click or tap the second “Watch & Win!” line on the contest page and answer a question about the video to…

Decorating & Design

How To Bring California Style To Your Canadian Backyard

We’re not alone in loving the look of sunny SoCal gardens, whether it’s a star’s Hollywood estate with posh pools and manicured plants, or a windswept Malibu pad that’s freewheeling and beachy. Here are some spaces that conjure up those coveted zip codes, but are all Canadian.


15+ Beautiful Restaurant Patios To Inspire Your Own!

Get inspired to create a dreamy outdoor space.


Summer Patio Inspiration With ARD Outdoor

See how we styled modern patio furniture from ARD Outdoor and created a fun, inviting space to lounge and entertain.

Decorating & Design

7 Patio Design Tips From The Pros

Stylish new offerings for outdoor living have elevated the backyard into a space for resort-level luxury, with water features, fire pits, and convivial dining areas. Homeowners and guests alike feel as if they have arrived at a destination just by walking out the door. We polled three top designers for…


This Just In: Sleek New Decking For Backyard Patios, Cottages & More

Extend your living space with a stylish yet low-maintenance patio. 

Small Space

15 Big Fixes For Small City Gardens

Get smart solutions for creating an urban garden oasis.


Before & After: Quick Curb Appeal Makeovers

Get inspired to give your home a major facelift without the hassle of painting it yourself, or spending time and money to replace your siding, doors and windows!

Decorating & Design

10 Patio Furniture Picks Perfect For Lounging

Get your patio, backyard and porch into peak summer condition with a stylish lounger or daybed. Click through to find a comfy spot to stretch out on so you can relax in style under the sun. For more patio furniture ideas, pick up the May 2018 issue of House &…