You may not think of a chipmunk as a pest, but when it starts digging under shrubs or patios, your view may change. Chipmunks actually cause the costliest damage to established landscapes, unseating retaining walls, destabilizing walkways and even killing mature roses or shrubs (by digging directly under the trunk). Once chipmunks dig tunnels, other critters arrive to set up housekeeping in those tunnels, including voles, shrews and snakes. Chipmunks visit gardens with bird feeders and other ready sources of food or water. An outdoor cat or dog can help keep these critters at bay, as can garlic oil pegs you toss into tunnels or various repellents you sprinkle onto flower beds or near tunnel openings.
Modern Changing Table
A chunky, three-drawer dresser doubles as a changing station for the baby. Neutral, white and gray reflects a color theme that works for a little boy or girl.
To save room in this multi-functional nursery space, designers removed the door from the closet in the room and installed a changing table equipped with all the essentials. This clever idea keeps clothes, diapers and blankets close at hand. As the baby grows and the changing table is no longer needed, it can be removed from the space and it can function as a big kid's closet.
Instead of adding a basic changing table to the room, the couple used a lacquered faux-bamboo chest. The interior conceals all the baby changing necessities, and the top can easily swap identities from baby changing table to sophisticated console by removing the cushion from the top and outfitting it with personal keepsakes and a reading lamp.
A nautical-themed mural is the focus of this nursery. To ensure such a detailed feature was not covered up by bulky furniture, the bottom of the mural's subject sits even with the top of the changing table.
When the green and white safari wallpaper was unavailable at time of order, Jenn Feldman Designs went to Astek Wallcoverings and created a new and more unique design, bringing in even more of the family's love of dogs.
Color was brought into this gender-neutral nursery via accessories and plants. The wood dresser has a mid-century modern influence that pairs well with the room's blend of farmhouse and contemporary elements.
The sun may have set, but it’s not done illuminating your yard for the day when you use solar-powered lights. Get creative with your glow with these color-changing solar spheres.
Large custom wall art with local flavor by artist Celery Jones sits over a leather bench that provides an easy way to change shoes or casually store a handbag or hat. “I love the look of those older homes on the flat lands of Texas,” says designer Tiffany Brooks. “Celery captures that moment perfectly.”
Create more space in the baby’s room by tucking all your nursery needs in the closet. Lisa Janvrin, owner of YouthfulNest, designed this adorable space that includes changing table and drawers for baby supplies. The clothing rack above the changing table is all you need for wee little wardrobe.
A bright blue dresser that doubles as the changing table adds a bold pop of color to this serenely white boy's nursery. A large round mirror with wooden frame adds a rustic note, while hardwood floors ground the space.