Fun On The River…

So you’ve decided to buy your first boat. Congratulations! Because 2/3 of the earth’s surface is covered by water. Your new boat will let you visit a lot more of the planet, much more than you can visit by car. Unlike cars, however, recreational boats are not about simple transportation. Some people buy boats because…

Are You Going to The Home Expo?

Despite what the weather might suggest, spring is right around the corner, inspiring lots of families to start thinking about ambitious interior and exterior home improvement projects. In anticipation of the coming renovation and installation season, many home shows are starting all over the country. These exhibitions feature an array of product vendors and professionals, so…

Beautiful Garden Paths…

Get Inspiration for your spring planting! Are you ready to update your front yard or back yard design with shaped hedges, quiet gardens, walkways and more…Grasshopper Gardens has been helping clients create beautiful green spaces, making your outdoor areas flow with the existing architecture. They offer Lawn Care, Design and Construction and Landscape Maintenance.  Create winding paths, with boxwoods whether rounded,…

A Girl In Pink

Mesmerizing Works of Art..

You can’t help but be drawn to the display by Albany Center Gallery this year. I’m pleased to announce that  Jae Schalekamp’s work, will be featured this year at the Times Union Home Expo. So much of Jae’s work captures Mother Nature, she opens up a whole new view to an environmental focus. Jae Schalekamp’s work goes beyond canvas, to a living…

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…

My Exquisite Room…A Design By Michele

Hi and Welcome! I’m so excited to take a moment and share a bit about myself with you today! I’m Michele Conti, my company is Designs by Michele. I’ve been Blogging for the Times Union Home Expo for three years now and love sharing informative tips and ideas from the vendors attending the Expo each year.  Today…

High Style Design

The modern American home is constantly evolving, and while some trends go in and out of style, others take their place in the design arena and stick around. The trends that stand the test of time are often those that allow people to live more comfortably and get more use out of their home. When…

Life and Design In Color

Floor plans, design, and décor all play an important role in the feel of any home, but there is another player in this game that is powerful…Color! From practical applications to psychological effects color can enhance your home in many ways. The colors you choose can even influence how the size and shape of a room is perceived. Every October,…

Home For The Holiday…

  The kitchen might have the reputation of being the heart of the home, but the living room is really where most of your…well, living, actually takes place. Odds are that you want to make that living as comfortable as possible for you and your family, not to mention any guests that pop in along the…

Dog Beds..not just a cushion on the floor!

I was scrolling through the internet last night – looking for some inspiration for today’s blog, and reading up on some interesting stories. That’s when I came across these, some of the best dog beds EVER!!! This by far is the cutest idea I’ve seen! As you know I’m an incurable DIY’er, I may have to run…

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