As the days cool, gold can warm your home in surprising ways. Looking for the perfect accents to complement your home décor? Embrace one of today’s hottest trend, gold. Some say gold is the new Chrome. We’re not just seeing classic polished gold but rose gold, brushed gold, warmer platinum’s and pretty much everything in between.For many, glitz and sparkle are elements to steer clear of. As a matter of fact, they feel that way about all metallic finishes. But gold is actually a wonderful neutral that pairs beautifully with other colors. A deep chocolate brown table, for example, balances out gold and prevents it from looking or feeling brassy. This room, bathed in grey with lots of texture is jaw dropingly beautiful!!! Read more “The Warmth of Gold…”
The holidays have arrived and I am a sucker for setting a festive table. There is something about hosting family or friends that just makes me happy. Growing up my mom always made things beautiful and entertained in style. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, there are so many neat little projects you can do with your family! Here is a fun way I found to repurpose those old plastic Easter eggs and incorporate them into your Thanksgiving decor:
In 1886, Josephine Cochran invented the first dishwasher, effectively bringing peace to a country torn by Civil War. Unfortunately Josephine would never see how innovative her dishwasher was because it wasn’t until the 1950″s that dishwashers became a standard kitchen appliance to the delight of housewives everywhere.
Living in Upstate NY there are many historic farm homes that were built with excellent architecture. Large wooden beams and coffered ceilings make farmhouse design alluring today. With a revival of Rustic design and rich heritage of older homes and estates in upstate New York, this style is a marriage made in heaven! I’ve put together some steps to follow to create beautiful, functional upscale farm house designs. To start the Journey… Read more “Farm Inspired Design”
Well, it’s been a few days since I’ve posted here on the blog, and what better way to say hello again than to share some before and after photos. The secret to getting a renovation just right is to do your homework! Research is the key to getting what you want. Study magazines and books to get an idea of the look you want. Visit friends, family members and colleagues who have renovated recently. Consider your lifestyle and the needs of your family, both in the short and long term. Discuss your project with a designer or decorator for contractor recommendations.
About the only thing that makes bidding summer farewell easier, is the gorgeous fall season that awaits. With the cooler weather upon us you can embrace all those cozy elements of fall. Think changing leaves, pumpkins, corn stalks and a return to cozy fabrics with texture and a little heavier weight. Read more “Fall Cliches..”
It’s time for the largest Home Expo trade show in the upstate area and we are delighted to be back. As always we’re talking design, trends and new innovative products. Our home improvement and home remodeling show is a wonderful place to get really great ideas for your next home improvement or home remodeling project. At The Times Union Home Show you can find highly qualified companies to help you tackle your home improvement and home renovation needs. Read more “Trending in Design..Large Master Bathrooms”
From Rabbit to Risotto, Chef Michele Hines Abram Thibeault is on stage! Her Husband Tom Thibeault will be there, Tom is the “MC” today for the Culinary demonstration and Custom Appliance Design Seminar.