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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Learn more about the pros and cons of today’s most popular siding materials to make an informed choice on the best option for your home.

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AUGUST 30, 2013 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 DIY Kids' Room Storage Solutions

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AUGUST 30, 2013 | FRIDAY
Enter to Win a New Saber Grill in Our End Of Summer Sweepstakes!

While Labor Day weekend unofficially signals the end of summer—it's not over yet! There are still several more weeks of warm weather, outdoor fun, and al fresco dining to enjoy. That's wh...

AUGUST 23, 2013 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: DIY Dorm Room Decor

Reading, writing, and arithmetic: These are the cornerstones of education, and they're important. You know what else is important? Things like style, storage, and seating. The weekend you...

The Gross, Scary, and Entirely Truthful House Pest Quiz

Are you an amateur exterminator? Test your knowledge of these common house pests to find out!

AUGUST 16, 2013 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 Tricks for Enhancing Hallways and Stairs

As conduits between the different levels and rooms of your home, staircases and hallways are self-effacing and strangely invisible, adequate for their purposes but rarely meriting a secon...

AUGUST 16, 2013 | FRIDAY
Enter Round 2 of Our GE Appliances Big Summer Blowout!

Ready to give your laundry room an overhaul with a new washer and dryer combo? If you like the sound of fully customizable settings and a stupendously high level of energy efficiency, the...

Bob Vila's Guide to Exterior Siding

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Weekend Projects: DIY Furniture for Kids' Rooms

When it comes to designing spaces for kids, some parents are bona fide naturals. Mom has a magic touch with the paint brush; Dad knows his way around the tool shed. Somehow they make it a...