Marisa Villarreal

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marisa Villarreal is a Master's degree candidate in landscape architecture and urbanism at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where she co-chairs Women in Design, the program's largest student-run organization. Ms. Villarreal also served as the editor of the 2018 Harvard University Graduate School of Design Student Guide. As a media professional, her career has included roles at BobVila.com, Food52.com, and 20x200. Marisa Villarreal on Instagram | Google +

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JUNE 6, 2014 | FRIDAY
What's Your Cleaning IQ?

True or false: Everyone loves to clean. False! But like so many other pursuits, practice makes perfect when it comes to cleaning. Test your knowledge of 12 lesser-known cleaning tips and ...

MAY 17, 2014 | SATURDAY
Iconic Architecture Quiz: How Well Do You Know These Modern Marvels?

Though it draws on the styles that preceded it, modern architecture is nothing if not unique, and many of its innovations changed the built landscape forever. These are just some of the h...

MAY 2, 2014 | FRIDAY
Of Cupolas & Corbels: Can You Name These 10 Architectural Elements?

Technical terms abound in the wild world of architecture. Think you know your corbels from your cupolas? Test your knowledge now!

APRIL 28, 2014 | MONDAY
INFOGRAPHIC: Best Houseplants for Indoor Air Quality

Leave it to the good folks at NASA. In 1989, as part of the agency's landmark Clean Air Study, researchers discovered that some plants do something extraordinary: They eliminate toxins fr...

APRIL 18, 2014 | FRIDAY
New & Notable: 12 Bathroom Products That Raise the Bar on Style and Innovation

Current trends in bathroom design reflect homeowners' propensities toward spa-like luxuries and smart innovation. Here are 12 new and notable products that stand apart from the rest by of...

MARCH 31, 2014 | MONDAY
9 DIY Wood Wall Treatments

Wood is found inside every home, from the framing to the floor. With the exception of floors, molding, and trim, however, most of it is covered by drywall, paint, or lacquer. Here are 9 D...

MARCH 24, 2014 | MONDAY
TV House Quiz: Test Your Memory of 12 Famous Shows

Over the course of watching a television series, you get to know the characters pretty well—and you also learn to love (or loathe) the where they live. Test your memory by tuning in to ou...

MARCH 14, 2014 | FRIDAY
Shelf Life: 10 Bookcases You Can Make Yourself

Any bibliophile knows that storing your books is almost as much of an obsession as reading them. And while books can be an expensive habit, storing them doesn’t have to be. DIY bookshelve...

MARCH 3, 2014 | MONDAY
9 Celebrity Bedrooms That Are Truly Star-Worthy Sanctuaries

Celebrity homes are known for extravagant designs, lavish amenities, stunning views—and location, location, location. When night falls and the stars come out, these terrestrial stars lay ...

JANUARY 31, 2014 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila's All-Star Celebrity House Quiz

How well do you think you know your movie stars, sports heroes, fashion designers, and TV personalities? Well enough to know how they live? Take our star-studded celebrity quiz and find ...