Hot home trends for 2018

Hot home trends for 2018

Our homes reflect the times we live in, and design trends emerging in 2018 continue that tradition. Housing trends focus on “integrating technology and creating healthy and connected living environments,” home and garden design book author Barbara Ballinger reported...
Hobbies: This DIY notebook will help you stick to your resolutions

Hobbies: This DIY notebook will help you stick to your resolutions

It is a new year, and that usually means a list of resolutions. I don’t normally write them down, but I admit to starting each new year with a determination to get more organized. And while I use my phone for schedules and reminders, the thing that helps me most are...
Style at Home: How to tell a story with trays

Style at Home: How to tell a story with trays

At its heart, good design is all about telling our stories. My favorite spaces are those that wrap me up in the world of the people who live there. The furniture and accents we select for our homes work together to give glimpses of who we are and what we hold dear....
Design Recipes: There’s No Sense Like Hygge for the Holidays

Design Recipes: There’s No Sense Like Hygge for the Holidays

By now you have probably heard of hygge, the Danish term for cozy, contentment. While it can be incorporated into the home and year-round, the holidays is certainly the perfect time. Looking for ways to incorporate a sense of hygge this holiday season? Begin by...
Style At Home – Saved by the Incredible Wreath

Style At Home – Saved by the Incredible Wreath

I will never forget the year it felt like Christmas passed over the Garrity home. We had just opened Nell Hill’s Briarcliff, and I was working a million hours a week. I didn’t have a spare second to decorate our home for the season. Since I am surrounded by so much...
DIY Crafts – Make Holiday Memories Last With DIY Tree Decor

DIY Crafts – Make Holiday Memories Last With DIY Tree Decor

If Halloween is a tribute to candy and costumes and Thanksgiving is all about food and football, how would you characterize Christmas? You could focus on Christmas cards, holiday parties or gifts, but I am all about the holiday decor. With Thanksgiving in the bag,...
Style At Home: Holiday Table Inspiration

Style At Home: Holiday Table Inspiration

Many of us have fabulous entertaining dining spaces in our homes … that collect dust. It’s time to fix that. This holiday season, and into the new year, resolve to fill your dining room with people you love, gathered together for good food and great...
Style At Home: My Winter Love Letter to Plaid

Style At Home: My Winter Love Letter to Plaid

This is my warm and happy place: snuggled under a plaid throw blanket, a steaming cup of coffee in my hands, winter held at bay outside my cottage doors. In my house, it’s plaid season. Someone asked me once if I was ever going to get over my obsession with plaid....
Homes that make a good first impression have 5 things in common

Homes that make a good first impression have 5 things in common

It takes just 26 seconds for a guest to form an opinion of your home when they walk through the front door. What does your space say about you? While we try to resist the urge to judge, there’s no doubt that first impressions count. Whether you’re expecting guests or...
Style At Home – Ingredients of a Marvelous Holiday Mantel

Style At Home – Ingredients of a Marvelous Holiday Mantel

Next to your tree, your fireplace mantel is the most important part of your holiday decor. After all, this is where Santa makes his big entrance! The sky is the limit when it comes to dressing this long, thin stage. Some of us like a display that has a few discreet...
Design Recipes – How to make your home cozy for the holidays

Design Recipes – How to make your home cozy for the holidays

With the holiday season officially here, many of us will be opening our homes to entertain family and friends. While how to decorate the holiday table may come to mind, why not also make your entire home warm and cozy this holiday season? We have assembled a list of...
Make Holiday Cleaning Easy with Help from Mac Equipment

Make Holiday Cleaning Easy with Help from Mac Equipment

LOVELAND – This season brings with it many things: holiday cheer, warm drinks and family feasts. But it’s not all fun and games, as most homeowners know. The winter months also bring dust. Lots and lots of dust. Which is why now, more than ever, you need a...
DIY decor for your sofa space

DIY decor for your sofa space

You’ve just updated your living room with a gorgeous new sofa, and now you want to put the finishing touches on the look. If you have a knack for style (and craftiness!), you can be your own interior designer and decorate your space with beautiful DIY pieces. Whether...
Design Recipes: 10 decor ideas for a dressed up Halloween

Design Recipes: 10 decor ideas for a dressed up Halloween

Halloween is often the forgotten holiday when it comes to home decor. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Looking for ways to dress up your home for the Halloween holiday? Here are some Design Recipes ideas for transitioning your home decor while making it more...
Home Decor: Designers agree, never splurge on this one thing

Home Decor: Designers agree, never splurge on this one thing

It’s easy to get overexcited in perfectly merchandised decor stores: the shelves neatly packed with color-coded pillows, decorative boxes, pretty bookends and flickering candles that diffuse a scent not too dissimilar to heaven. As you wander around the supple leather...
Another side of Sears: The DIY homes people had shipped to them

Another side of Sears: The DIY homes people had shipped to them

PITTSBURGH – When Karen DeJeet moved into her suburban home four years ago, her neighbors filled her in on its unique history. The house, dubbed a Hamilton, had been assembled from a kit purchased through Sears and Roebuck Co. “I had never heard of these before,”...