First Day Of The 37TH Annual Home Expo!!

What an amazing day! I got to meet and interact with so many wonderful and amazing people! There was a steady stream of people coming through the Times Union Home Expo this afternoon. The crowd was in good spirits despite the brisk 20 degree temperature. There was a great amount of anticipation as the last few …

Garden Design… Where Do You Begin?

While choosing your dream garden design, its crucial to keep in mind the character, style and personality of your home. Versatility is the key to creating a garden where you and your family will spend many memorable hours together. Pulling the elements that are unique and eye-catching is what Jerry Parmenter owner of Elemental Landscapes…

The Serious Side of Cabinets

When the time comes to do your kitchen or bath there are definitely more things to consider than most people think.  Making a kitchen or bath useful in the ways you need it, beautiful in the ways you want it, and doing it all on a budget that makes sense, can be difficult. The Cabinet Shop does a large…

Farm Inspired Design

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…

Design Within Reach..

Projects are always a journey, sometimes (or most times) they start slowly. Finding contractors and building a team to execute the inspired idea you have can, well… be a journey in itself.  But the outcome is why you enter the adventure. The Times Union Home Expo is a great venue to find resources that will help…

Home and Hearth Curtis Style

As time passes our family home matures. Trees Grow and so do the children. The landscape gets worn, and gone are the swing sets.  Our needs and uses for the outdoor space have changed.  Priorities often change, and our children leave the nest. We find ourselves with more free time to relax and enjoy our home. Being cooped up…

A Patio for Every Season

We shared a lot of food and great wine with a huge gathering of friends and family over the long holiday. This year in Albany New York the temperature was a balmy 58 degrees! What better way to enjoy the holiday than sitting around the warm glow of a patio fire pit? Whether you’re entertaining…

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