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..”
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 inside during the cold winter months especially here in upstate New York, is not our idea of enjoyment. Maximizing the space in your back yard is one way to enjoy it year round, even when your sitting inside looking out. Read more “Home and Hearth Curtis Style”
This year Culligan is giving $500 towards any old water softener!! Do you want your bathroom towels back to the soft plush state you bought them in? The problem isn’t the Egyptian cotton towels you spent a fortune on.. it’s your hard water. Detergent and Fabric Softeners build up on your towels and clothing, you can avoid purchasing new towels every couple of months by using a water softener! Culligan Water Softeners help clothing last longer and reduces the build up of soap on towels and clothing. So say good by to those Itchy scratchy towels!!
One option if you’re thinking of building a new home, is insulated concrete forms which is a cost effective way of installing your foundations while also providing the dual roll of insulating your basement at the same time.
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.