Lighten up!

Chandeliers are a stylish light fixture that can, often, outshine a room; consequently, designers are strategically integrating them into the décor. “Choosing the right light fixture can add drama and excitement or soothing quiet serenity to any space, and there are many different kinds and styles,” says Donna Moss of Donna Moss Interior Design in … Read more

Island life

A kitchen is the heart of the home and it’s not complete without a multi-functional island to pull it together. “The kitchen island is a place for people to gather at the center of the kitchen. Our clients want islands for cooking, baking, and eating as a family, and for entertaining family and friends,” says … Read more

Purple reign: Pantone’s color of the year is no shrinking violet

The Pantone Color Institute has announced its 2018 Color of the Year — Ultra Violet — a blue-based purple full of emotion and creative inspiration. “We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination. From exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive Ultra Violet lights the … Read more

Specialty markets help complete your holiday shopping list

Over the last couple of decades, our palates have broadened to incorporate a variety of cuisines. Home cooks are experimenting with more unusual spices, trying new ethnic recipes, and becoming more creative in the kitchen. This holiday season, if you want to try something a little out of your comfort zone, whether it’s an international … Read more

The good earth

  There’s a saying, “Gardeners know all the dirt.” I’m not a know-it-all nor a master gardener by any means, but I’m passionate about gardening. Spending hours digging in the dirt then seeing the results of my hard work in lush lavender, beautiful blooming annuals, voluminous ground cover, and a thriving purple clematis, to name … Read more

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