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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

Showstopping Holiday Tablescapes

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By Colleen Riordan The holidays are a delightful rush of dinner parties and family gatherings. Before you dig out great-grandma’s recipes, create a beautiful tablescape to charm your guests. A stunning centerpiece, table setting and decor will make both the meal and conversation shine. Magnificent Metallics “This season, there’s a reemergence of shiny metallics,” says READ MORE

Trend Focus: Lighting

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Lighting is an important fashion accessory in any house, and just like fashion, it is changing all the time. For a lot of homeowners, it’s important to keep up with current styles in lighting so that their home can look designer, but with more variety in the industry now than ever before, it can be READ MORE

Material Focus: Concrete

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No longer just for driveways, sidewalks and patios, concrete has embraced its softer side and the results are surprisingly pretty. Concrete accents work well with popular industrial aesthetics, but can also add texture and interest to rustic farmhouse decor. No matter your style, here are a few ways to try the trend at home. 1. READ MORE

Shipping Out

Photo credit: Michael Gehrman

West Coast style meets Midwest sensibility in Grand Chute’s first shipping container home This summer Grand Chute gained a little architectural diversity in the form of its first residence made from recycled shipping containers – heavy-duty steel boxes often used for transporting materials and products around the world. The use of shipping containers as structural READ MORE

Don’t Miss: 2016 Summer Parade of Homes

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Photos shown are of previous parade homes, courtesy of Home Builders Association of the Fox Cities

See the 2016 Parade Homes here. When it comes to home design, everyone’s a voyeur. Ever catch yourself slowing down to get a better look at that new construction? Do you daydream about what lies beyond a pair of great reclaimed wood double doors? Well, voyeurs rejoice! The 2016 Summer Parade of Homes is your READ MORE