If you’re like me, that hopeful list of 2014 resolutions you compiled on January 1st is still hanging on your fridge waiting to be started. Fortunately, the resolutions “I resolve to read more” and “I resolve to spend more quality time with friends and family” don’t have expiration dates. However, my goal to “paint my burnt orange guest bath emerald green while it’s still en vogue” is a little more time sensitive.Read More
Light up your summer nights with a festive evening affair. There’s little that beats an evening surrounded by friends and glimmering twinkle lights–unless that night falls on the Sunday before Labor Day and you have the next day to sleep in! This Style Me Sunday we’re helping you with a little refined lawn party inspiration that will have you in party planning mode in no time!
Charles Baxter wittily noted, “Forget art. Put your trust in ice cream.” We couldn’t agree more! There’s little more refreshing and comforting than a chilly bowl of ice cream on a warm spring afternoon. With the summer heat wave on the cusp (well, at least for us Floridians!) the very thought of ice cream makes our mouths water. So, why not decorate with fresh home decor that remind us of one of our favorite desserts?Read More
While getting older may have its downsides, the perspective that comes with age is a blessed thing. Many empty nesters realize that the 4,000-square-foot home they lovingly maintained while the kids were growing up is actually way too big and too much work when there are more entertaining ways to spend a weekend. Such was the case for today’s Featured Customer, Janet and her husband, who decided to downsize their living space in a quiet and peaceful setting. Their dream — a modern, one-level farmhouse situated on 10 acres in Kalamazoo, Michigan.Read More
The two stars of A&E’s Flipping Boston series keep viewers entertained each week in their efforts to flip homes for a profit in the tough New England market. One viewer commented that Peter Souhleris and Dave Seymour “bicker like an old married couple” yet their combined talents always seem to pull the team together in the end to make a profit. In last Saturday night’s episode, a pizza shop owned by Pete, aptly called Pete’s-A-Place was nearly destroyed in a fire and the Flipping Boston team turned their design know-how on the renovation. The project, which took place over a short, seven-day time span, featured some new porcelain pendant lighting from Barn Light Electric.Read More