Marisa Villarreal


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,, and 20x200. Marisa Villarreal on Instagram | Google +

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9 Ways to Turn Your House into a Smart Home

From self-programming thermostats to voice-activated television controls, here are 9 appliances, devices, and gadgets designed to increase your home's tech IQ.

JULY 19, 2013 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 DIY Ways to Organize Your Bedroom

At the end of another long day, doesn't everyone want—or even need—the bedroom to be a place of peace, a relaxing refuge removed from the rest of the world? And let's face it: Messes are ...

Ultimate Lawn Care Guide: 12 Steps to a Prize-Winning Yard

A green lawn is the coveted prize of every homeowner. Nothing feels better than walking through the cool grass in your bare feet during summer. Though we love our own little piece of natu...

JULY 12, 2013 | FRIDAY
Send Yourself to Camp This Summer: 12 Top Learning Destinations

If you dream of building your own house, honing a craft, or taking an adventure, these top twelve learning destinations will help fill your summer calendar.

JULY 12, 2013 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: Build a Better Bookshelf

My family members are bookworms, their tastes covering the spectrum from science fiction novels to Italian fashion magazines. There's only one problem: With great heaps of reading materia...

JULY 11, 2013 | THURSDAY
5 Things to Do with... Old Barrels

What makes an old wine barrel so irresistibly charming? Is it the unique shape, the warm tones of the wood, the weathered metal strapping? If you're a DIYer, you know there's yet another ...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
Cement Your Place in DIY History with These 9 Easy Concrete Projects

Satisfy your craving for modern industrial design with some cool—and affordable—concrete creations, complete with instructions.

Weekend Projects: 5 Easy Style Makeovers for Your Bathroom

If the average person spends 30 minutes a day in the bathroom, and they live to age 75, they will spend 1. 5 years in the bathroom during their lifetime. Even without that knowledge, does...

5 Things to Do with... Picture Frames

It's a fact of life: Everyone has at least one old or unused picture frame. Some folks have dozens laying around. Whether they were gifts or impulse buys, you're stuck with them, so consi...

JULY 2, 2013 | TUESDAY
How To: Make a Concrete Walkway

A walkway or garden path enhances a home's landscape and complements its exterior features. While traditional materials like brick and stone have always been prized for their appearance a...