Animal Antics and The Invisible Fence..

We do not  have a fenced-in yard. So we chose the Invisible Fence to keep our dogs on our property, they will be at the Home Expo this year in Booth 123A, at the Times Union Center! We are really happy that we don’t have to have a fence around our home. The only downfall we can…

The Story of Soapstone

  As the granite countertop trend continues to slowly ebb in high-end homes, other alternatives are starting to pick up in popularity. Soapstone is a natural material, a metamorphic rock that is composed primarily of talc with varying amounts of chlorite, micas, amphiboles, carbonates and other minerals. It has been known for centuries for its ability…

HGTV Inspired Styles..

From Rustic Barn Revival to tried and true traditional interiors, I’ve decided to take us on a cruise through some beautiful homes.  Paint colors seem to still be in the neutral pallet, while the glamorous mirrored furnishings stand strong in transitional spaces. The rustic statement returns with the HGTV Series Fixer Upper with Joanna and Chip Gaines. Visit…

The Local Decorating Resource..Home Depot

As an incurable DIY’er one of my favorite haunts is Home Depot. A surprising number of objects in my home come from this Big Box Store. That’s partly because I love a somewhat rustic look and also because the store’s prices are usually very good. I love walking through Home Depot and BAM.. it strikes like a hot iron…

Sexy Garage Doors??

If you think Garage doors aren’t sexy.. well I’m here to share some really beautiful views..A garage door generally takes up a large portion of the view on a property.  Empire Overhead doors has a wider choice of home improvement products and has given us all the opportunity to be different from our neighbors!Great Homes come with Great…

To Bundle or Not to Bundle??

  A kitchen remodel can be costly, and choosing the right kitchen appliances for you and your family is no small task! It affects your life in countless ways – each time you step foot in the kitchen and open the refrigerator door or fire up the burner to make your marinara. You are asking yourself should I have spent…

Insider Tips Working with Interior Designers

I’m so excited to be at the Times Union Home Expo again this year! With so many makeover shows on TV why would you need a Designer? Some things come natural to people like cooking, painting or decorating, for the rest of us it takes an education. Have you ever started a project, knew what you wanted but had trouble bringing that vision…

Heart and Hearth of the Family..

As temperatures drop outside stay warm inside with some cozy fireplace inspiration. From traditional to modern, gas to wood-burning, a fireplace can add a serious cozy factor to your room. Just imagine snuggling up to a warm fire on these frigid nights. A fireplace is often considered an element of class and elegance and it’s also the…

Waiting for Warm…

Today I’m sitting by my window, computer on my lap, cup of hot tea in my hands… Why?? Because the sun is beating through warming my body it has me waiting for spring! Living in Upstate New York means that you have a front-row seat to some of the most spectacular seasons that nature can produce. This…

Comfort Windows and Doors..Bringing the Sunshine In!

There is something magnificent about an open door.. its welcoming..Like a first camera shot in a movie, your front door and windows introduce the style of the interior of your home. Windows and doors have the same effect as an establishing shot in a movie. They speak volumes about your style and invite the viewer to want to live…

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