The Commoner restaurant in the old Reed Smith building, Downtown designed by Mark Zeff.

Interior designer Mark Zeff goes from Swank to The Commoner

Mark Zeff, who has worked with Hilary Swank and The Commoner restaurant, says staying on budget is like landing a plane on the right runway.

3 days ago

 Blue Ocean Traders Boho chair of colorful woven rope on display at the Las Vegas Furniture Market.

#Fun Finds @LasVegasFurnitureMarket

You want one-of-a-kind furniture? How about some-of-a-kinds. Unique pieces shine at the Las Vegas Winter Furniture Market.

5 days ago

 This Passive House at 5724 Walnut Street utilizes an open floor plan.

Buying Here: Shadyside

A Passive House on Walnut Street in Shadyside is quiet, energy-efficient and beautifully modern.

5 days ago

Home & Garden notes: Antiques and preservation fairs, carpentry workshop on agenda

A dozen local antique dealers will attend one-day fair at Hartwood Acres Mansion; DIY workshops set in Wilkinsburg.

5 days ago

Consumer Reports: Light bulbs that want to change your mood

Light bulbs used to be boring, said Consumer Reports. Dimming was about as high-tech as they got.

1 week ago

 The EZ Pro Mop is $25 at the Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show.

Some neat gadgets at the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show

Nine (mostly) inexpensive gadgets you can find at the 34th annual Duquesne Light Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show, which ends Sunday.

1 week ago

Finding a good night's sleep at the home show

Buy a bed at the Home & Garden Show? Sure, custom-made beds and bedding are all the rage with many options.

1 week ago

 The CAPA House Band will perform at the Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show at the Crawford Grill.

This weekend's appearances at the Duquesne Light Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show

Post-Gazette writers and experts in cooking, wine, color, antiques, gardening and much more will appear at the Home & Garden Show.

1 week ago

 119 Blackmore in the Duck Hollow section of the city's Swisshelm Park neighborhood is on the market for $119,000.

Buying Here: Swisshelm Park

A house in a hidden city neighborhood offers views and access to the Monongahela River plus an easy trip to The Waterfront.

1 week ago

 Heather Long of Oakland feeds Cheerios to Doc, the 5-month-old pot-bellied pig Ms. Long is fostering. Doc will be at the home show at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Pet Tales: The saga of this pet pig provides a good lesson

Doc the pot-bellied pig is perfectly at home in the house with three pit bulls.

1 week ago

 Jamie Young's Cici pendant lamp in gold carnival glass. It comes in clear and other colors and is available in two sizes.

Get Lit: the lighter side of lighting for the home

Las Vegas Winter furniture market is full of bright ideas when it comes to the lamp and light.

2 weeks ago

 Easely CEO Ashwin Muthiah and artist relations manager Samantha Ward at Ikea in Robinson. Easely is involved with between 150 and 200 artists and prints a limited edition of each art piece.

Inexpensive art to dress up that Billy bookcase from Ikea

East Liberty-based art rental app Easely teams up with Swedish furniture icon Ikea to get low-priced prints to public.

2 weeks ago

 If you can control smart-home devices via the Internet, chances are good that some even smarter stranger with hacking skills could do the same.

Your smart-home devices might be smart, but are they secure?

Modern-day marvels that allow you to change the thermostat, dim the lights and unlock the door when you aren’t home come with risks.

2 weeks ago

 Sculpture by Pittsburgh's John Eastman is found in Nancy Drew's designer room at the Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Sculpture is made from from renovation of the Smithfield Street Bridge.

Home & Garden Show designers find inspiration in art

Modern living, custom design and more fill out the offerings of this year’s Designer Showcase at the Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show.

2 weeks ago

 Ramsin Khachi will speak at the New Products stage today at 4 p.m.

Ramsin Khachi shares his secrets

Award-winning designer Ramsin Khachi discusses new home trends.

2 weeks ago

 Exterior of the home for sale at 1646 Morningside Ave. in Pittsburgh's Morningside neighborhood.

Buying Here: Morningside

Fans of mid-century modern design will love 1646 Morningside Avenue.

2 weeks ago

Appearing at Home & Garden Show this weekend

Chefs and experts in antiques, gardening and new home products will speak at the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show.

2 weeks ago

Renovation finalists named

Ten finalists named for the Post-Gazette’s 2014-15 Renovation Inspiration Contest.

2 weeks ago

Visit these fun tech-centered exhibits at home show

All the technology at the Home & Garden Show won’t fit in your home, but it may make your life easier.

2 weeks ago

Home show brims with ideas; continues through March 15

More than 1,700 things to do and see at the 34th annual Duquesne Light Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show, which continues this weekend and

2 weeks ago

 Kohler touchless toilet and faucet have an electromagnetic field that responds to hand motion (but not dishwashing).

Life-changing products at the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show

Touchless toilets, smart sprinklers and paint that cleans the air are a few of the life-changing new products on display.

2 weeks ago

 Antique appraiser Lori Verderame, better known as Dr. Lori, will be at the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show.

Dr. Lori of 'Auction Kings' is back after drawing standing room-only crowds last year

Before you sell your grandmother's china, it's a great idea to learn what it could potentially sell for in the marketplace, she says.

2 weeks ago

'Renegade Gardener' to bring tips

Don Engebretson, the "Renegade Gardener," brings simple gardening tips to the home show.

2 weeks ago

CAPA House Band back with jazz standards

CAPA House Band is back with jazz standards at the Crawford Grill.

2 weeks ago

 French beignets, made from a choux paste, coated with sugar.

The beguiling French beignet

All over France, you'll find this guilty pleasure, sometimes filled with jelly, but always coated in sugar.

2 weeks ago

 California lumberjack Jim Allen carved out a house inside the trunk of a redwood tree and lived in it for seven years in the 1930s and '40s. Since then, it's traveled the country as Allen’s Original Redwood Log House.

Living in a house made out of a redwood tree

Jim Allen's redwood log house is stopping at the home show after 60 years on the road.

2 weeks ago

 The Jenn Air Steam oven reheats food quickly and has a convection cycle that uses steam to keep food moist.

From appliances to light bulbs, the 21st-century home is here

The 34th annual Home & Garden show is the perfect place to check out home technology and quiz the experts.

3 weeks ago

 The exterior of the main home of the Inne at Watson’s Choice in Uniontown, German Township. Fayette County

Buying Here: German Township, Fayette County

An inn near Uniontown offers 42 acres of Laurel Highlands scenery and rooms decorated in early American style.

3 weeks ago

 The Nest Thermostat turns red when adjusting for heating.

11 ways to change how you live

Boyce Thompson of Maryland will bring and talk about Life-Changing New Products at the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show.

3 weeks ago

 Rachio’s Iro smart irrigation system waters only when and where it’s needed.

Smart glass windows, ventless air conditioners among tech expert's list of life-changing products

Eleven Life-Changing New Products at the home show range from touchless toilets and faucets to fans that respond to humidity and activity.

3 weeks ago

Award-winning designer to appear

Home expert Ramsin Khachi will speak on quartz counter tops and other materials Friday and next Saturday at the Home & Garden Show.

3 weeks ago


You have 2 remaining free articles this month

Try unlimited digital access

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here

You’ve reached the limit of free articles this month.

To continue unlimited reading

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here