Pillow Talk….

Lets talk shall we..Knowing the importance of just the right pillow, and helping my clients with their choices is my job as a designer. Imagine a pillow that supports a refreshing night’s sleep by adjusting to fit the contours of your head, the interlocking foam design of the MyPillow is the unique composition that helps you get a good night’s sleep, night after night.

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All Sides of Siding….

Perhaps no other building material plays such as key role in your home as siding. It protects your house against the harshest elements and is a factor in your home’s appearance, architectural character, and value. Detail and quality are just as important on the outside of your home as it is within. That’s exactly why Navco developed Prodigy. Every detail of Navco’s siding is engineered to impart optimum beauty and performance.
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Sunlight In A Bottle..Olive Oil!

Il Gusto della Vita” means to “savor life the Italian way,” our family enjoy’s life by experiencing good food and spending time around the table with our family and friends. Last year I stopped and talked with Mel and Terry Palmer the owners of Gutso Della Vita I was reminded of family gatherings as child, our table would be full of fresh tomatoes from the garden, sliced and drizzled with olive oil, and served with French bread like no other I have found. A large platter of soppersata and cheese would be the centerpiece, with my Mom’s homemade pickled-everything in mason jars spread across the table. The adults all drank red wine, which later in life, I have become quite fond of.  Back then, conversations would linger well into the warm summer nights..

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Fascinating Facts About Maple Syrup

Mountain Winds Farm is nestled in the western hills of Berne, NY in the Heldeberg Hilltowns. The farm’s primary product is maple syrup.  Randy, a Master Forest Owner trained at Cornell University, started his maple syrup operation in 2005 with 50 pails, and has been growing the operation slowly and sustainably ever since.  Today, the farm has 50,000 feet of pipeline and 1,300 taps with the capacity to produce 500 gallons of syrup each Spring.

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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 to retain heat (for example, all of our original hearthstones in the farmhouse are made of soapstone). At Green Mountain Soapstone they are unsurpassed in quality, and the largest soapstone supplier to the USA and Canada. They are at booth 133A at the Times Union to help with more information about Soapstone in your home.

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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 Booth 439 at the Home Expo,  get a special offer for home show ticket buyers,  a year of HGTV Magazine for only $10 – that is 75% off the cover price! Offer valid at time of ticket purchase online or at the Home Expo HGTV Magazine subscription booth.  The popularity of this series is very prevalent in design right now. Lets get started!!
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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 instant inspiration!

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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 views. Being able to sit in your cozy home, relax in a chair or on the sofa and to admire the amazing views beyond is an extraordinary feeling. Garage doors are used in design more and more. Making more homes able to take advantage of the views with Glass Doors that are affordable and practical.
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