With the turkey carcass simmering on the stove and strings of lights waiting to be hung, it can only mean one thing. The annual hunt for the perfect gift is on. I know those overachievers out there are snickering as they wrap gifts bought back in July, but hey, for most of us, shopping starts in earnest with Black Friday.
In case you missed it, our marketing team created three gift guides recently for those searching for the perfect gift. One guide offers suggestions in the $50 and under category, while another ups the ante to the $100 range. And finally, for those on your Very Very Good List, our staffers offered up their favorites in the no-limit-on-the-love... Read More
Many renovation projects start with a simple idea. Let’s try a different color paint. How about new wall sconces in the hallway? We need a new dishwasher.
And like a stack of dominoes, perched precariously close together, once one item is knocked off the list, a second one suddenly needs attention.
And so it was for Diane Kaufman, our good friend and head mermaid at Mermaid Cottages. A frequent visitor to Key West, Diane fell in love with a rental cottage there and snapped it up. The cottage was in good shape but once she started freshening the place up, things started to snowball.
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As hard as I try, my nightstand always overflows. This small, but oh-so-functional piece of furniture holds the iHome, my stack of nighttime reading, a notepad and pen, plus a lamp. Then I spotted this blog post by Brooke Christen over on Nesting with Grace. Brass wall sconces not only free up space on the night stand, but they offer an elegant statement in Brooke’s master bedroom.
“Our bedroom is on the smallish side,” Brooke says. “It measures about 11′ x 12′ without much room for night stands.” Brooke has lived in her 1950s-era Connecticut home for almost two years. Although the room was painted almost immediately, it... Read More
We love a good reveal, don’t you? And there’s nothing better than a reveal with great before-and-after photos depicting stunning wood floors, fresh paint, and a lovely brass wall sconce that brings warmth and elegance to the space!
Kirsten Grove, who writes the blog Simply Grove, posted her first renovation webisode last week featuring the transformation of her living room.
“This room is in the middle of the home and it’s the first space that you see when you walk in,” Kirsten says. “I wanted it to be bright and modern.” The above is a “before” photo of the space.
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For second-generation builder Zachary Tyson, building new homes in Jefferson Parish, a bedroom community west of New Orleans, is a family affair marked by pride in materials and craftsmanship.
“My mother started building more than 23 years ago,” he says. “My father and I, along with my mother, started Tyson Construction 10 years ago.” The company serves residential clients in and around the parish with a focus on supporting their country and community with American-made products.
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