Does your dream home have everything except a showpiece kitchen? While traditionally, kitchens have been central spaces for cooking, eating, hanging out, and showcasing appliances, today’s kitchens are often practical, lifestyle spaces. Built-ins are not just for master bedrooms anymore. Whether it is by design or as a trade-off, this ‘less is more’ attitude is creating some innovative and adaptive trends.Scaling Down by Choice
For those who want to pare kitchen size down by choice, the micro-kitchen is the new kitchen on the block. You may have seen these in cartoons like The Jetsons, or even at work, as small stations where employees could pick up a [...]
Here are 40 ways to freshen up your whole house for fall – inside and out.Dining Room
‘Tis the season of comfort food. Dress the table to the nines with these elegant items before digging in.Ragusa 16-Piece Porcelain Dinnerware Set, Green Trevi 20-Piece Flatware Set, Gold Fairhaven Red Reversible Chair Pad, Set of 2 Bee Burlap Table Runner Copper Napkin Rings, Set of 4 Kitchen
Prepare your harvest with these handy gadgets and tools.Bordeaux Rectangle Hornbeam Wood Carving Board 1-Line Spice Rack Infusions Glass Tea Rack Set Paula Deen Signature Pantryware Standing Rooster Metal Cookbook Stand Le Chef 5-Ply 6-Piece Copper Cookware [...]
America has long had a fascination with incorporating the odd, spooky, quirky, and even supernatural in its architectural designs and aesthetics. Our country was founded by people from all over the globe as a melting-pot of different cultures and backgrounds, bringing with them a wide range of superstitions, beliefs, and traditions, many of which are reflected in architecture. So next time you are out for a walk in your neighborhood and notice something unusual in the way a house is designed or painted, take the time to research that oddity – you may learn something new about the history of your town and the beliefs of its founding families.Witch Windows
Most common in [...]
My next-door neighbors were empty-nesters for about fifteen minutes. That’s what my friend said it felt like because her college kids came home for their summer break every season. “I hope you don’t hear us fighting!” she stressed. Although I didn’t, I really felt for her. They had just sold their home in Boston and moved to a 3-bedroom apartment in Philly. Ah, finally an empty nest but then what? The answer isn’t as simple as it used to be when your kids left the nest. Today’s trends see two vastly different situations, each of which creates their own set of space needs.Where are the Empty-Nesters?
True empty-nesters are, in [...]
Everyone who has ever been to Florida knows there’s one decor style to rule them all. Beach themes make sense for both locals and those who rent out their Jacksonville properties to vacationers heading south throughout the year.
Due to its popularity, beach decor is a great way to style your home before you put it on the market, too. If you’re not sure where to start — there are so many options when it comes to making your home look and feel Floridian — here are the dos and don’ts of beach-inspired interior design.Do: Keep Things Light and Airy
Selling your home often requires you to present a more neutral color palette so that potential buyers have [...]