What Makes a House a Home

What Makes a House a Home

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Our final What Makes a House a Home column is from photographers and brand-new parents Gemma and Andrew Ingalls. You've seen their photography in GARDEN DESIGN magazine (including on our November/December cover) and we're thrilled to share their apartment and magnificent houseplants with you.
Amy Pennington, food writer and organic gardener (and author of Apartment Gardening), lives in a Seattle apartment overlooking the Cascade Mountain range. A passionate cook, she grows vegetables and herbs on her deck, which supply her kitchen throughout the year. Here, she shares with us What Makes a House a Home.
Katy Elliott, founder of her very popular eponymous blog katyelliott.com, shares with us how her extensive home renovations have included everything from tearing up the garden borders to building a terrarium inspired by Maine's Snug Harbor Farm in today's What Makes a House a Home.
Katrina Sullivan, of Chic Little House, writes about what made her decide to start blogging about her home renovations and how she adds personal touches to make her house a home. 
Megan Reardon, better known to the internet as Not Martha (as in Stewart, natch), shares with us how she managed to overcome her brown thumb and create a home with thriving plants. 
Amy Merrick, a Brooklyn-based florist and stylist (you might recognize her name from her popular "Living-In" posts for Design*Sponge) shares with us how she packs her Brooklyn apartment with flowers and plants, keeping herself surrounded with nature, even in the middle of the city. Check out the photographs of her plant-filled home!
A Hollywood story producer writes about how she has moved 14 times in the City of Angels, but trees and books have always made her house a home. 
Margaret Roach, former editorial director and garden editor of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and currently the force behind the popular gardening blog awaytogarden.com, describes her house and garden in upstate New York as a Wunderkammer, or a Cabinet of Curiosities, with each item "bearing the mark of nature," in this week's What Makes a House a Home.
Grace Bonney, of Design*Sponge, is our very first blogger for our new fall series: What Makes a House a Home. Over the next few weeks, on Wednesdays, we'll be featuring a different blogger writing about their home. In today's column, Bonney shares her tips for bringing the outside in, and we showcase three homes (and home-decorating ideas) from the brand-new Design*Sponge book. Take a look at the living rooms of Nicolette Camille Owen, Joy and Tyler Thigpen, and Dave Alhadeff!
Jennifer Reese, the blogger behind The Tipsy Baker, and the author of the new cookbook, Make the Bread, Buy the Butter, talks about how adopting a goat ended up being more lethal to her garden than any weed killer. 
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