Lisa Boone

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Lisa Boone is a design writer for the Los Angeles Times. Since 2003, she has covered home design, gardening, parenting, even youth sports, for the Home section and L.A. at Home. She is a native of Los Angeles.

Recent Articles

  • Before: A boring parking strip. Now? A whimsical planter

    Before: A boring parking strip. Now? A whimsical planter

    Some homeowners might find the gnarled roots of a sycamore tree a difficult place to plant a garden, but not Brigette Schroeder. For some residents of Rossmoor, where Schroeder lives with her husband, Hartmut, there have been disputes over tree damage, including buckled sidewalks and plumbing problems....

  • Richard Neutra's VDL Research House named one of 24 new National Historic Landmarks

    Richard Neutra's VDL Research House named one of 24 new National Historic Landmarks

    Long a Modernist must-see on Silver Lake Boulevard, the Richard Neutra-designed VDL Research House was named one of 24 new National Historic Landmarks today by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Built in 1932, the glass box overlooking the now-empty reservoir is a classic example of Midcentury...

  • Now this is how you style a 700-square-foot rental

    Now this is how you style a 700-square-foot rental

    If you’ve ever chosen to downsize, you know the benefits of living with less. But for Sara Karkenny, an interior stylist who has worked for retailers West Elm and Anthropologie, living with less was not prompted by a need to scale back, but rather starting a new life with husband Steven.      ...

  • This new Long Beach food court comes with a heavy-metal past

    This new Long Beach food court comes with a heavy-metal past

    Shipping containers have been used for housing, farming, even swimming pools. Now, following on the heels of the Shops at Adams Gateway in L.A., containers from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are being used to create SteelCraft, an open-air eatery in Long Beach.  The project, which officially...

  • How to attract hummingbirds to your garden year-round

    How to attract hummingbirds to your garden year-round

    If you have a garden, there’s a good chance you delight in seeing hummingbirds flitting about. Now you can learn how to attract them — year-round — at two upcoming events. The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden in Arcadia is hosting a “What’s Happening in Gardening” lecture series. As...

  • It'll be a rose parade at the Huntington, with Jan. 12 tip session and sale

    It'll be a rose parade at the Huntington, with Jan. 12 tip session and sale

    Rose lovers can brush up on winter rose care with Tom Carruth, curator of the Rose Collection at the Huntington, at a talk and sale on bare-root varieties on Jan. 12. Winter is considered prime planting season for inexpensive bare-root roses, and Carruth plans to offer some plant suggestions with...

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