Chinese New Year is about to begin and 2018 is all about the Year of the Dog. Here on the home front, designers are putting on the dog, too, in ways that honor Fido in fabulous fashion. Continue reading
Want to squint less, see better in your home this year? Then check out these new light fixtures. They’ll work wonders in dark foyers, hallways and closets—and even by the bed (where there is seldom enough light for reading). And did I mention—they just happen to also be gorgeous? Continue reading
Galvanized metal decor is hotter than a cat on a hot tin roof. This mix of rustic and industrial pairs well with wood and stone finishes, and can be dressed up or down depending on how or where it’s used. Decor made of galvanized metal is turning up everywhere, including high-end boutiques. Here are six pieces that recently caught my eye. Bet they will yours, too:
Joanna Gaines (of HGTV’s Fixer Upper fame) has lots of galvanized metal in her Magnolia Market shop in Waco, Texas. The Desna Crown shelf has a lot of style going for it with pretty touches like its club-shaped edging. $24.
Also at Magnolia Market is this galvanized tin envelope, an artful place to store mail or notes.
($16-small, $20-large). There’s a similar version at Target for $9.99 but this one is better designed so it’s worth paying a bit more for it.
Modeled after a farm churn, this galvanized steel planter (exclusive to William Sonoma) has simple, clean lines. Plus, it’s water-tight and rust-proof so it can be used without concern. $24.95-$39.95/small, medium or large.
Inspired by the fan blades of a vintage windmill, the Aluminum Fan wall clock is crafted of galvanized metal laced with jute roping. $124.
The Zinc Elaine laundry box adds retro charm while corralling laundry room essentials like clothespins and dryer sheets. $14.99.
Although shown here filled with tabletop, the Rainier galvanized storage cart is also terrific for holding bathroom towels, craft supplies and office stuff. $99.
Inspired by industrial and barn light designs, the Fordham galvanized LED outdoor wall light features a seeded glass orb surrounded by a small cage. $79.99
All of these pieces are quite affordable for the style they deliver. As you spy pieces that you like, snap them up without hesitation. As the popularity of decor made with galvanized metal continues to rise, so will prices.
If you’re looking for affordable ways to freshen up the look of your backyard, patio or veranda this summer, grab an iced tea and sit down for a quick read because…this round-up is for you. Continue reading
Summer weather is here. Time to start dining alfresco again. This year, how about stepping up your game? No more flimsy paper plates, sitting on rickety folding chairs or eating the same ol’, same ol’.
Let’s resolve to picnic with panache. Grill like a gourmet. Make every cook-out a tad chic. For as we know, summer lasts but a season but good style endures forever. Continue reading
Summer’s in full swing and the heat is on. Every night before bedtime, I give thanks for my trusty Trane air conditioner and for inventive products like these, designed to help us keep our cool whenever we dare step outside. A mix of quirky, practical and posh, each thrill with their ability to chill. Continue reading
Santa’s not the only one who’s into cookies. That’s why cookie jars are the perfect gift, especially this year. Why? Because designers have put a stylish spin on these snack keepers that’s witty, whimsical and downright fun. Continue reading
Last night, I realized that my love of cooking -and eating- is pretty much wrapped up in bacon.
Eggs and Easter go hand-in-hand. We dye them, roll them across the lawn and perch the little pretties atop fluffy grass in baskets. Best of all (at least to me), we eat them. Eggs make tasty entrees, great side dishes and fluffy dessert souffles. Got eggs on your Easter menu? Here are two egg-ceptionally fast and fashionable ways to fix and serve them. Continue reading
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and as we all know, it can be the sweetest day of the year if you plan things right. So now’s the time to channel your inner-Cupid and focus on how to woo your honey in style. Continue reading