As this long hot summer of COVID-19 captivity draws to a close, we find ourselves faced with at least a few more months of staying home. Going all “doom and gloom” does no good. Instead, let’s find joy in autumn’s cooler temps and lovely view by transforming our outdoor spaces into places to while away the time even if we’re a party of just one or two. Yes, it’s time for a Fall fling and here’s how to get started. Continue reading
First impressions count, whether you’re selling your home or in the one of your dreams. Designers call it “curb appeal” and it’s something you can score -fast and affordably- with stylish tweaks like these. Continue reading
During winter, fireplaces are hot properties for obvious reasons. Now designers are turning up the heat on these traditional sources for warmth and transforming them into haute spots for contemporary style year-round. Continue reading
Those clever Swedes are at it again. This month, IKEA is all about cork -one of the trendiest sustainable materials going- with their debut of the SINNERLIG collection by London-based designer Ilse Crawford. A soft, sound-dampening material once reserved for utilitarian uses like bulletin boards and floors, cork has gone cool and this is the proof. Continue reading
While we all settle in for a long winter’s nap after our holiday feasting, birds are all but winging it when it comes to mealtime. According to a study by the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, winter can be a tough time for wild birds. Many species rely on bird feeders to supplement their diet because habitat changes, caused by urban sprawl makes survival more difficult. That’s why bird feeders are an important item for every yard.
If, like me, you’ve got birds on your brain (or at least on your mind!), here’s how to feed your fine-feathered friends in style and still have enough money left to purchase a bag of bird seed. Continue reading