November 2008

New drapery and curtains allow you to have a fresh look in your home, control the amount of light in your rooms and have a measure of privacy. Consider how much privacy you want or how much light you need to block out of the...

It's almost Thanksgiving and that means most of you are thinking about decorating your house for Christmas. It's my favorite time of year and I love to look at all the houses as they get dressed up for the Holidays. With that in mind, I thought...

When trying to spruce up your entrance, a beautiful set of planters filled with seasonal, colorful plants and flowers will instantly add charm and style. Here are a few of my favorite planters from stores that fit every style and price range. Antique replica box from...

There are many, many serious issues surrounding the next Presidency. From the historic nature of the election, to the economic problems that Barack Obama will have to deal with. But, let's not forget the time-honored and purely fun and exciting traditions that accompany the inauguration of...

The master bath is quickly becoming a deal breaker when it comes to house plans. The main areas of concern, the kitchen and great room, are now including the master bath. From luxury materials, to spa-like qualities, this article from www.kitchenbathdesign.com tells of the prominence designers...

Inspirational picture for the day. This takes rustic to a whole new level. I usually see stone fireplaces that look slightly more man-made, but this one looks like the fireplace was carved out of the actual rock. Well-worn, unfinished wood makes an appropriate mantle and...

Don't forget curb appeal! We always talk about the actual house, but the landscaping plays a big role in curb appeal. Whether you are selling your current home, or settling into your brand-new one, proper landscaping will help tie your look together. With that in mind,...

A Bearable Renovation Several years have past since we last heard from our friends the three bears. Life has been treating them pretty well; Papa Bear and his partner Mr. Stearns had had some ups and downs, but then again, haven’t we all in this economy?...