Alexandra Kerr

Alexandra Kerr

Through Ideal Home Garden, Alexandra covers topics ranging from interior design to home improvement, gardening and cuisine. Having a passion for cooking and entertaining in her own life, she hopes to communicate her love of home design and decorating with her readers. 

Articles by Alexandra Kerr

The Best Trees For Fall Color

Oranges, reds and yellows are easy to find in Autumn landscapes, but do you know which plants are specifically responsible for your favorite bursts of color each fall?... more

What To Plant In Fall: Autumn Garden Guide

Though fall is known as a time of harvest, it can also be the perfect season to plant. With blistering summer heat fading, and the increase in rainfall, autumn is a... more

How To Decorate A Fireplace Mantel For Fall

As the weather begins to cool and your family gathers around the living room fireplace, create a beautiful autumn mantel design to welcome the changing of the seasons.... more

Easy Halloween Decoration Ideas

This year, learn how to make and design simple, inexpensive Halloween decorations the whole family will enjoy creating and using. Flowers You probably already keep... more

Cape Cod Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Design your bedroom around the bright, clean, maritime style of Cape Cod. Originally built for the fisherman of New England, this style of home saw a resurgence in the... more

How To Decorate With Outdoor Garden Mirrors

Mirrors are used all over the home for function and style, adding depth to any room, and dramatically increasing light spread across the room. While you may not have... more

Preparing For Thanksgiving Dinner? Here's How

If you plan on hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, make sure you’re completely prepared by following this essential checklist. more

4 Great Halloween Appetizer Recipes

Make one of these colorful and delicious appetizer recipes for your Halloween party, or just to spice up an autumn dinner. With simple ingredients and a few readily... more

4 Fourth of July Drink Recipes For Parties

Fourth of July is a time for celebration, and provides the perfect opportunity to try new drinks alongside classic American meals. Many cocktails and shots are custom... more

15 Different Uses For Peppermint Oil

You may not have used it before, but peppermint oil is an incredibly versatile essential oil to keep around the house. From cleaning to tick removal, one small bottle... more

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