One of the highlights of the holiday season is visits from family and friends you may not see very often because they live far away. To spend more quality time together, they generally stay with you, and the hustle and bustle of more people in the house is both fun and anxiety-inducing. One big concern […]
One thing the tiny house movement has done, besides creating new TV shows and the on-going conversation about its credibility, is reawaken an awareness of dual-purpose spaces and multi-function furniture. More and more people are looking at their existing space with an eye to getting better function from the space they have, by doubling up […]
The thing about summer sleepovers is that they are going to happen. How much preparation you’ll need will depend on the ages and number of participants but having a game plan is always a good idea. Grade schoolers, tweens and teens are all candidates for sleepovers or slumber parties with their friends. Themed or casual, […]
Murphy Beds, also called hide-a-bed, pull-down bed or fold-away, have an interesting beginning. As did many people in the early 1900s, inventor William Lawrence Murphy lived in a one-room apartment that was bedroom, living room and kitchen. Convention dictated that no woman would enter a man’s bedroom, so to be able to entertain his lady […]
If you work from home, you know how easy it is to suddenly find yourself working around piles or digging through clutter. Especially if your office space also serves another purpose like a TV room, guest bedroom or workout area. Not only are you dealing with all the paraphernalia of work, you’re contending with all […]
Every year end, all eyes turn to the color experts for what hues will be trending in the New Year. Leading the way is the Pantone Color Institute’s Spring Fashion Color Trend Report for New York Fashion Week. They release the color palette that will drive fashion for the next 12 months, ultimately choosing one […]
That title sounds a little funny, doesn’t it? But not too many years ago it was considered polite to give up the master bedroom to visiting guests if there was not an available guest bedroom. Checking out online comments today shows that current attitudes to this somewhat antiquated act of hospitality have changed considerably.
Of course, […]
Backyards come in all shapes and sizes from a small, enclosed patio to a rambling yard that disappears into the surrounding forest. One thing all backyards have in common is that people love to spend time there, especially in the summer and the more comfortable, the better.
So, how does your backyard rate on a scale […]