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How to Hygge Your Home for the Holidays

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Even with 4,000 miles between us, Fox Cities residents and people from Denmark have something in common – we both endure some of the longest, darkest winters around. When it comes to winter coping mechanisms, our Danish counterparts have an edge in the concept known as hygge (pronounced hoo-guh). Danes developed hygge as a way READ MORE

Out on the Tiles 

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Liven up your living space with the latest tile trends   Holding Pattern From arabesque to houndstooth to plaid, patterned tiles have proven to be one of the year’s most popular trends with boldly patterned floors leading the pack. With a heightened interest in craftsmanship, patterned tiles with a little worn texture create old-world, handmade READ MORE

Home Trend: Textiles

Posted on Sep. 1, 2017 by Kate Morton
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Usher in autumn with decorative fabrics and fibers From tablecloths and rugs to wall hangings and pillows, textiles add textural beauty and warmth to a living space that is fitting for fall. Whether you opt for functional or decorative items, there are countless ways to incorporate textiles into your home. Here are a few of READ MORE

Art Hits Home

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017 by Grace Reif
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Home design and local art unite at HBA Fox Cities’ Summer Parade of Homes For more than 50 years, the Parade of Homes has showcased the work of local home builders and provided potential home buyers with a way to keep up on the latest home trends. This summer, attendees to the 2017 Summer Parade READ MORE

Back to Life

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Little Chute lock house renovation preserves a piece of the past On Mill Street in Little Chute sits a small, but sturdy home that is swimming with history. It sits along the canal system of the Fox River which was built in the late 1800s to house 17 hand-operated locks. The only fully restored, hand-operated READ MORE

Yardening 101

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From front yard gardens to backyard mini meadows, yardening incorporates edibles and expands the traditional garden plot to encompass an entire yard’s landscape. It’s a great option for small, urban lots, but can work for any size yard.    Did You Say Yardening?   Yes, yardening!   “Yardening is the blissful marriage of a yard READ MORE

Hot Home Revamps

Posted on Mar. 1, 2017 by Hibah Ansari
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Looking to update your home in 2017? Consider these top trends. Minimalism is having a serious moment in interior design, and its futuristic appeal is attractive to designers and homeowners alike. The Fox Cities are seeing a merge of the globally trending minimalist style and a rustic elegance rooted in Wisconsin culture. If you’re planning READ MORE

The United States of Architecture

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Usonian style is exemplified in this Frank Lloyd Wright replica on Lake Winnebago Photography by Adam Shea Photography Roy Bendickson keeps a stack of books on Frank Lloyd Wright under the bed of the mobile home where he has been living since last summer. His temporary dwelling sits on the lot where his new home, READ MORE

Rustic & Refined

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Farmhouse style reigns at the Winter Parade of Homes   Whether they overlook a cornfield in the country or a side street in the city, farmhouse-style homes are celebrated in the rural landscape as well as the suburbs. The farmhouse, or folk house, is a persistent part of American architecture, adapting to different environments and READ MORE

Original Art at Home

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Tips for buying and displaying your first (or fortieth) piece of art   The art world can feel like an inside joke – one that everyone gets except you. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. When it comes to art, you determine the punchline.   “As I look around my home, the art READ MORE