Tips for using black and white

Tips for using black and white

Black and white is not only one of the most versatile color combinations in home décor but also one of the most luxurious. Like a great dress, black and white can be dressed up or dressed down, and used in either casual or more formal spaces. What are some do’s and...
Avoid these designer don’ts

Avoid these designer don’ts

Whether starting from scratch or swapping out the old and swapping in the new, there are some pitfalls to avoid. In other words, when it comes to decorating, what shouldn’t you do?

10 ways to freshen up your walls

10 ways to freshen up your walls

When it comes to artwork, sometimes thinking outside the box can be the best solution. Looking for ways to spark up your walls? Here are some top tips.

10 home trends to enhance your space for the winter ahead

10 home trends to enhance your space for the winter ahead

With the pandemic still looming large, we’re facing a long slog at home during the winter months ahead. If that prospect fills you with gloom, consider it an opportunity to make some changes to your home so that it feels more inviting, enjoyable and functional....
Ask Angie’s List: What kind of thermostats can I install?

Ask Angie’s List: What kind of thermostats can I install?

In recent years, the ubiquitous home thermostat has evolved a great deal, from traditional dials and needles to electronic screens to models that can predict your HVAC needs. While basic models work well for some, more advanced models offer major benefits in terms of...
Take the 52-week money challenge: What it is and how to do it

Take the 52-week money challenge: What it is and how to do it

For anyone trying to save more money in 2021, the 52-week money challenge is a simple and effective way to stay on track. And at the end of the year, you’ll have $1,378 extra dollars to bulk up your emergency savings or put toward a savings goal. Take some time now to...
Style at Home: The joy of gifting

Style at Home: The joy of gifting

The tree is lit, the table is set and your home is smelling of Frasier fir and holiday tidings. There is nothing left to do but sink back into your beautiful plaid pillows and kick your feet up….wait a minute…presents!

The Lighter Side: Ghost in the house? Could be nice, but maybe not

This is the time of year – when the heat is cranked up – that one hears all kinds of creaks and groans in old houses, which I always live in. One time a woman said to me, “I could never live in an old house. I mean someone probably died there.” I thought, so what?...
In 2020, a smart home is a good home

In 2020, a smart home is a good home

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, 2020 is the year of the home. Since we’re spending a lot of time in those four walls, they might as well be super smart.