Nina Malkin

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nina Malkin is a writer and editor who has contributed to national magazines and websites for more than 30 years. Her interest in the “shelter” category coincided with the purchase of an 1893 brownstone that needed lots of TLC. She has since written about design, decorating, and DIY for Good Housekeeping, This Old House, Ebony, and ArchitecturalDigest.com. Nina is an avid, keen-eyed thrift shopper whose home is largely done in what she calls “the Arts & Crap” style!

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MARCH 25, 2022 | FRIDAY
13 Ways to Childproof Your Yard and Garden

Your backyard and garden are amazing spaces where your kids can get exercise, breathe fresh air, and learn about nature. But child safety hazards can lurk in the most innocent-looking lan...

FEBRUARY 24, 2022 | THURSDAY
15 Superfoods That Are Easy to Grow Yourself

What Is a Superfood?The term “superfood” refers to nutrient-dense, natural foods that studies have found to promote better health. Each one of these dietary good guys has unique propertie...

FEBRUARY 23, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
11 African-Americans Who Have Changed the Way We Garden

Commercial farms, public landscapes, community gardens, and backyard planting plots enhance our lives with bounty and beauty. Doing so would be a lot more difficult without the contributi...

FEBRUARY 16, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
What Kind of Gardener Are You?

Fess Up, Garden Fanatic!You’ve been puttering aimlessly in the potting shed with your hat and gloves on, kicking despondently at the frozen dirt in your yard. It's not unusual for you to ...

DECEMBER 27, 2021 | MONDAY
2022 Outlook: This is How Inflation Will Affect the Prices of Home Improvement and Maintenance Services

Inflation—a steady uptick in prices for goods and services, and the corresponding dip of our purchasing power—is higher now than it has been for decades. In October 2021, the consumer pri...

NOVEMBER 23, 2021 | TUESDAY
5 Ways to Live as Green as Your Grandparents Did

Eco-Conscious Meets Common SenseWe may not imagine our senior family members having much in common with today’s youthful environmental activists. After all, the responsibility for climate...

OCTOBER 28, 2021 | THURSDAY
14 Fragrant Indoor Plants That'll Make Your Home Smell Amazing

As colder weather closes in, gardens wither and windows stay shut but that doesn’t mean your home is doomed to smell stale and stuffy. You needn’t resort to commercial air fresheners, eit...

OCTOBER 27, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Annual Monarch Butterfly Migration

Most folks tend to view the butterfly as a solo artist, each pretty pollinator flitting from flower to flower individually. And for the most part, this is true. Except every autumn, monar...

OCTOBER 27, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Great Debate About Whether to Paint Old and Original Woodwork

Q: A friend recently came for dinner with her new beau, a real estate agent, who remarked that if we ever want to sell our Victorian-style home, we should plan to paint all the interior m...

AUGUST 31, 2021 | TUESDAY
11 Perennials to Plant in the Fall for Beautiful Spring Flowers

Get busy in the garden now to put in plants that will reward you with bountiful blooms for many years to come.