The benefits of hiring a set designer to decorate your home are outweighed by the nuisance finding a fog machine in every appliance and not owning any functional toilets. Set the stage for a real living space with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a one-year subscription (six issues) to Oregon Home magazine (a $29.94 value).
Oregon Home magazine showcases the state's premier drool-worthy living spaces, while culling tips and tricks for homeowners to use in their own domiciles. Covering aspects of home and living that range from interior design to gardening to outfitting a chef-worthy kitchen, each issue allows readers to delve into articles and interviews from experts in domestic dressings. The homes section gives people permission to walk through some of the state's most notable homes, such as architect Corey Martin's natural-light-filled living space, without going through a lengthy police-academy and search-warrant process, while the garden section gives tips on outdoor decoration. Homeowners looking to spruce up a space or cover up after a short-lived foray into abstract mural art can look into the décor section for interior-accessorizing tips. The people section looks at human-home relations with profiles and interviews of movers and shakers such as the April/May 2011 issue's profiles of pianist, songwriter and eclectic homeowner, Thomas Lauderdale, as well as Oregon Ballet Theatre music director and conductor, Niel DePonte.
_Oregon Home_ Magazine
Sustained by the mantra “real people, real homes”, editor Robin Doussard constructs bimonthly mags devoted to capturing first-person accounts of local home design, as recounted by everyone from homeowners to architects. Oregon Home¬_’s staffers have dropped in on the likes of a young couple whose bungalow was featured on an episode of _Portlandia and a husband and wife who gave a vintage-inspired makeover to a dilapidated 1969 Airstream motor home. Visits to locales such as Timberline Lodge teach readers how to domesticize large-scale design, and décor articles spotlight decorative punctuation in the way of table lamps and throw pillows. The garden section also digs up a spectrum of projects, from maintaining compact urban plots to hammering out gazebos and hostels for caravanning garden gnomes.
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