Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013
It’s cold out there. Now’s the time when home serves as a cozy refuge. We light our fireplaces and wish for spring. But what if we took the opposite approach, using the inspiration of frosty winter colors and shimmering, icy textures to create rooms that look gorgeous year-round?
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013
Floral fads may ebb and flow, but the rose’s appeal remains constant, well beyond a Valentine’s Day vaseful. In home decor, roses have long been a favorite motif.
Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013
Pam Krison believes people consider home projects during the winter months. And the executive officer of the Capital Region Builders & Remodelers Association has ideas what workers and home owners will be doing during the spring.
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013
A pantry is a cook’s prop closet. With planning, the meal maker can always have something special tucked away
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013
These products definitely are not the shiny orange sheet that covered your mom’s kitchen floor, or the old peel-and-stick school hall tiles your dad plopped down in the foyer. Modern luxury vinyl is a broad category that includes wood- and stone-look products with colors and textures good enough to fool the eye.
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013
Getting a family organized requires more than a few well-chosen New Year’s resolutions. Increasingly, homeowners are carving out a physical space — anything from a single kitchen cabinet to an entire spare room — that can function as a family information center.
Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013
If you’ve got your decor looking just about right but want that extra “wow” factor, consider painting interior doors.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.
Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013
Want to incorporate a touch of “Downton’s” elegance into your 21st century life? Plan a dinner party that takes the formality quotient up a notch.
Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012
How do you provide enough seating for a roomful of holiday revelers with just a sofa and a few chairs? Here, some advice on maximizing seating without sacrificing style.
CHESTER COUNTY, Pa.
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012
Worlds away from the Shire, a stone cottage tucked into the Pennsylvania countryside would make Bilbo Baggins feel back home with his Hobbit friends in Middle-earth.
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012
Chris Krstanovic recently built an observatory at his house in Windham, N.H. Before he added the domed structure, he didn’t stargaze as often as he liked because of the time and effort involved in setting up his telescopes and other equipment.
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012
The flights have been booked, the suitcases retrieved and your vacation itineraryset. But while your mind may be ready to wander to a faraway land, don’t forget about home sweet home just yet.
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012
Most of the time, those of us not on reality TV don’t give much thought to trying to manage without electricity or heat or cellphone or Internet. But the recent Superstorm Sandy has people talking.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.
Monday, Nov. 26, 2012
“I love gardening and my husband, Charlie, and I like model railroads, so I’ve combined the two,” says Patricia Moss of Yorktown, Va. The Mosses' railroad garden, 200 feet of G-scale track winding through a 40-by-12-foot space, is called Sugarland.
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012
Something small is afoot. Backyard cottages — from 800-square-foot bungalows to Lilliputian studio cabins — are springing up behind houses in many cities, some of which have changed zoning laws to accommodate them.