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 28, 2013 | FRIDAY
11 Made-in-America Favorites for Any Home

Looking to buy American? Here's a select list of 11 quality products, tools, and appliances manufactured in one of our 50 states.

JUNE 28, 2013 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 DIYs to Improve Your Outdoor Space

With June officially having kicked off the summer, we look forward to a season under the sun. But if your deck, porch, or patio is lacking basics like tables and chairs, now is your momen...

JUNE 27, 2013 | THURSDAY
Beat the Heat with These 10 Cool Outdoor Umbrellas

No need to rush off to Kokomo—you'll get there fast and then you'll take it slow with these stylish umbrellas that can create a paradise right in your own backyard.

JUNE 21, 2013 | FRIDAY
12 Outdoor Rugs to Fit Every Budget and Style

Bring a resilient splash of color outside with these durable all-weather rugs that resist open-air perils like mildew and fading.

JUNE 21, 2013 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 Easy Ways to Add Curb Appeal

In summer, it's a given that homeowners are spending more time on lawn care and gardening, but DIY curb appeal projects are also hugely popular this time of year. It must be that spending...

JUNE 20, 2013 | THURSDAY
9 Lampshades You Can Make Before Lights Out

If you have a tired table lamp, a lackluster lantern, or a pooped-out pendant, take inspiration (and instruction) from these fresh and easy DIY ideas—and let there be light!

JUNE 20, 2013 | THURSDAY
5 Things to Do with... Old Luggage

I'm always swooning over the charming old luggage I see at flea markets and thrift stores around New York City. Clearly, some of these pieces have traveled far and wide; their once vibran...

JUNE 14, 2013 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 Ways to Prep for a Backyard Bash

Among the true joys of summer is the opportunity to spend more time outside relaxing, entertaining, and playing. But you’ll have less time for all of these seasonal pleasures if your yard...

JUNE 13, 2013 | THURSDAY
Moving 101: Easy Ways to Make the Most of Any Move

Dreading the big move? Here are ten tips to help you pack smarter, load better, and get your stuff from where you are to where you want to be—without the stress.

JUNE 7, 2013 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 Classic Family-Friendly DIY Projects for Summer

There's so much fun to be had in the summer. Yet for many of us, these months present a familiar challenge: The kids are out of school, and their long, carefree days must be filled with o...