Caroline Biggs, Freelance Writer portrait
Caroline Biggs, Freelance Writer portrait

Caroline Biggs

Caroline Biggs is a freelance writer for MarthaStewart.com.
This low-maintenance houseplant has many cultivars, each with their own unique foliage.
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Our four-legged companions often leave behind lingering odors on our couches, bedding, carpets, and more—luckily, they're easy to remove with a few basic tricks and cleaning supplies.
For as wonderful as hybrid working is, staying motivated while you work from home—your place of comfort—can be difficult. That's why it's so important to create a home office space that keeps you inspired throughout the day. "Designing a home office is about inspiring the person who will be working within the space," says Caroline Grant of Dekar Design. "It should be a place that they actually want to spend eight hours a day in."  From choosing a paint color that stimulates creativity to selecting furniture pieces that align with your workflow, there are plenty of ways you can forge a savvy and stylish home office. Here, we're sharing several ideas that will turn your home office into a more productive place in no time. 
Your front porch sets the tone for your home. That's why a fresh coat of paint can work wonders for the area as a whole. "Your front porch is where your home makes its first impression," says Hannah Yeo, color marketing and development manager at Benjamin Moore. "With the right color, you can transform an ordinary entryway into a welcoming and inviting greeting area." There are several factors to take into consideration when choosing a paint color for your front porch. "Consider the botanicals in your garden and play off those colors," says interior designer Crystal Sinclair. You'll also want to think about the amount of light your porch receives. "A south-facing porch will struggle with darker colors, so it's best to use lighter shades," says Patrick O'Donnell, brand ambassador at Farrow & Ball. Ready to revamp your front porch with a crisp coat of paint? These expert-approved paint colors are a great place to start.
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Pet behaviorists give us the scoop on keeping your fluffy friend happy and calm.
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With some routine maintenance and care, your chrysanthemum morifoliums will flourish throughout the entire season.
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With some routine maintenance and care, your chrysanthemum morifoliums will flourish throughout the entire season.
Streamlining this space will make it easier to access bed sheets, bath towels, and more.
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Doctors break down what makes each respiratory illness similar and different.
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From a festive table spread to window displays and more, interior designers share their best tips for decorating sans an evergreen.
Two experts on Judaica share their tips for restoration, whether it's made of silver, gold, or another precious metal.
From overwatering to forgetting to deadhead, find out how you might be negatively impacting the health of your fall flowers.
Perfect for your cat's needs and your sense of home style, these beautifully-designed structures are every bit as attractive as they are functional.
Learn how to wash brushes soiled with acrylic- and oil-based paints, so they stay in great shape after each use.
These nostalgic outdoor decorations are built to withstand the winter weather—but they can still benefit from seasonal cleaning and maintenance.
We went straight to a pro for eco-safe tips on keeping these pests at bay.
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Always choose a rug that is big enough for the front legs of your furniture to sit over it, but small enough that it's not flush against your wall.
An ophthalmologist shares her tips—from dish soap to shaving cream—for keeping your lenses clear.
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