The essentials for a modern farmhouse design

The essentials for a modern farmhouse design

Modern Farmhouse design is one of this year’s hottest trends – and for good reason. The style combines the warmth of a traditional farm home with a streamlined, minimal aesthetic. And the result is not only stunning; it’s timeless. There are lots of ways...
Traegan Industries: Creating New Loves from Old Treasures

Traegan Industries: Creating New Loves from Old Treasures

Sustainable is the new sexy. Maybe we don’t typically think about it quite like that, but there’s no doubt about it: our booming, overcrowded, busy, technological world is bursting with incredible invention, but we need to change the way we consume. With Earth Day...
Interfaith Quilters annual show and sale takes place this weekend

Interfaith Quilters annual show and sale takes place this weekend

LONGMONT – Interfaith Quilters of Longmont is celebrating its 32nd Annual Quilt Show and Sale this weekend, March 2 and 3. It will be held at the First Lutheran Church located at 803 Third Ave. in Longmont. A special show preview will be open to the public on Friday,...
7 Subtle Mistakes that Instantly Cheapen Your Bathroom

7 Subtle Mistakes that Instantly Cheapen Your Bathroom

A spacious, well-organized bathroom is truly life-changing. Take it from an editor who’s moved 10 times in 10 years and tested out all kinds of bathrooms to varying degrees of amazingness (or lack thereof). A great bathroom should, of course, be visually pleasing, but...
Design Recipes – All that glitters is gold (accents)

Design Recipes – All that glitters is gold (accents)

Gold has long been associated with luxury and glamour. And it’s currently one of the hottest and most utilized finishes in home decor. Gold or brass accents remain more popular than ever and can serve as the perfect complement to your existing decor. When looking for...
How to achieve a happy and healthy home, according to feng shui

How to achieve a happy and healthy home, according to feng shui

Times change – 20 years ago, people saw yoga as a strange practice with no tangible physical benefits. Since then, we’ve been so widely exposed to its positive effects both on the body and mental health that it’s become as mainstream as green juice. Similarly, the...
Design Recipes – In Home Decor,  Orange is the New Black

Design Recipes – In Home Decor, Orange is the New Black

  Perhaps surprisingly, orange is one of the most versatile colors. Whether as an accent color or the foundation of your color scheme, orange is a color that can lend itself to both formal and casual settings. Why orange? Orange is a warm color that can truly go a...
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...
The reality of home improvement TV Shows

The reality of home improvement TV Shows

Two home design gurus walk you through a home that needs a little updating. They show you some ideas such as how to put the finishing touches on a refurbished kitchen or a new window treatment. In the process, you see high-tech renderings of the home as it will be...
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...