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Room with a View

Posted on Nov. 30, 2022 by Grace Olson

Windows Treatments to Elevate Your Space “Frame the view.” Three small words make a big impact in terms of interior design. Window treatments, which area expert Lori Burr, owner of Sew Biz Drapery and Blinds, LLC in Neenah, defines as “anything you put on a window, but not window film,” transform a space. And in READ MORE

O Christmas Tree!

Posted on Oct. 31, 2022 by Grace Olson

Local Displays Offer History and Inspiration As the famous lyrics by Ernst Anschütz say, “O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree—How lovely are thy branches.” The simple words conjure up anything but basic images. Bright colors, twinkling lights and often nostalgic ornaments fill our minds during this holiday season. The tradition of one of the most READ MORE

What’s Going on in Home Construction?

Posted on Sep. 30, 2022 by Grace Olson

Be Prepared for Consistent Change Regardless of the exact subject matter, when someone hears about the housing market or home construction this year, the consensus is almost unanimous and instantaneous: “It’s crazy right now!” For three area experts—Shannon Meyer, President of Cypress Homes in Appleton; Jodi Vandermolen, Executive Officer of the Winnegamie Home Builders Association; READ MORE

Artistic Landscape Design

Posted on Sep. 1, 2022 by Ryan Mares

Creating a Livable Outdoor Space at Home In effect, landscaping is an extension of your home into your yard. It allows you to create a livable outdoor space, somewhere you will want to spend time. The shape it takes is deeply personal for each individual, and can range from a quiet, relaxation space to an READ MORE

Back to Nature

Posted on Jul. 31, 2022 by Grace Olson

What’s Happening in Furniture Trends Like all things within the realm of style, there’s an evolution when it comes to being “in” and “out.”  In the world of interior design, furniture is no exception, and perhaps affects our space and lifestyle more than any other component. Its purpose has to run the gamut of what READ MORE

Evening of Excellence

Posted on May. 1, 2022 by Grace Olson

NARI Honors Transformational Remodeling Projects National Home Improvement Month is here, and that means the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is celebrating.  Nari of Northeastern Wisconsin—NEW NARI—is one of three chapters in the state that serve homeowners by forging connections with home improvement contractors, various trade professionals, suppliers and retailers who uphold their READ MORE

Expanding Home with Hardscape

Posted on Apr. 1, 2022 by Andy Draheim

Home is not contained within the walls of a house. Something as simple as a well-placed, charming feature or even texture in an outdoor space can be enough to lure us away from the cooped up essence of daily life. Our patios, pathways or pergolas provide a small gateway to nature, which imparts a wholly READ MORE

A fresh take on beautiful bathrooms

Posted on Feb. 1, 2022 by Grace Olson

2022 trends for this year and beyond  There has been a noted surge in home improvement projects in the last couple of years, much of it attributed to increased time at home to envision projects and assess what’s missing to transform living spaces into dream homes.  Bathrooms, specifically, have seen an uptick in attention. The READ MORE

Living large in small spaces

Posted on Jan. 2, 2022 by Grace Olson

Clever apartment styling and décor They say good things come in small packages, but when the “thing” is your living space, it can be a challenge to appreciate and utilize. Yet almost 39 million people in the United States currently live in apartments. So how do you maximize space and make apartment living feel cozy, READ MORE