a cozy nook…
it’s not just for breakfast

 

There’s just something inviting and homey about a breakfast nook. It’s the perfect spot for morning coffee, afternoon tea with a friend, or a place to sit and make your grocery list. You don’t need a big kitchen, or even a built-in space to have a nook. Any open space near the kitchen can be transformed into a cozy seating area that’s charming, fun and practical. Continue reading

finishing touches…
it’s the little things

You’ve done the big stuff, bought the furniture, found the right area rug, even handled the lighting, window treatments, and wall art. So what’s left? Why doesn’t your space look fabulous? Chances are, you’re missing those little finishing touches that give any room that boost of a little something extra. How can you get that feeling in your home? All it takes is a little creativity and know how, and we can help. Continue reading

daybed delights…
practical and versatile

Start talking daybeds and images of college apartments or children’s rooms spring immediately to mind. But the fact is, a daybed can be the most versatile, functional piece of furniture you own. Their dual nature makes them ideal for small, open-plan homes or multi-purpose rooms that serve as home office, craft room and guest bedroom. So how can you make a daybed work, and not look like you raided a dorm? Continue reading

dining dilemma…
what to put underfoot

Whether you have a formal dining room, or simply a table at one end of your living room, an area rug helps define your dining space and make the room look more complete. An area rug adds texture and interest to your dining room and helps anchor your table; especially important in open floor plans. With all the rug choices available, how do you choose the right rug for you? Continue reading

bring on the apples…
it’s cider season

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It’s October, time for apple cider and all things fabulous and fall! If you’re lucky enough to live near an organic orchard where you can pick your own fruit, you know the joy of truly fresh apples. And you probably also know the joy of truly good apple cider. Nothing says fall quite like a hot spiced cider, so we’ve gathered a few of our favorite grown-up cider recipes. Try these with your favorite locally-produced organic cider (and sure, you could always buy an organic cider at the store if local isn’t an option)! Most of these can easily be made without the alcohol if you need a kid-friendly version as well. Happy Halloween! Continue reading