Color Splash: Cool Blue Kitchens

An unspoken rule of thumb in interiors is never to rely on blue in rooms like kitchens or dining rooms in which meals is being presented. The idea is that blue tones are both unnatural and also make food look unappetizing. I am not sure how accurate that is, but I do know that rules …


Choosing Tile: Durable, Versatile Porcelain

Looking for a versatile, durable and easy-to-maintain tile? Consider using ceramic. Porcelain tile is ceramic that has been dry pressed into molds under high pressure and fired at an extremely higher temperature. This procedure makes it a very compact and strong substance. It comes glazed and unglazed in a wide range of colors and sizes. …


Smart Back-to-School Storage: Wicker Baskets

If you have children, getting organized for the school year is a labour of love. You not only need to get ready for chaotic action schedules and homework, but also for all of the things that comes along with it. I like to use wicker baskets within my home to keep up with my kids’ …


Guest Groups: 20 Ingredients to Get a Classic French Kitchen

During the years we lived in Paris, I was lucky to take weekly classes with local chefs at Le Cordon Bleu. The French maintain simple, crispy kitchens and utilize the very best, freshest ingredients. Here are a few fun, helpful and inexpensive ideas to present your kitchen a few of that French flair. — Mary …


The Fantastic Poolside Landscape

Summer is now hot and unbearable in many parts of the U.S., and all you want to do is remain in your bathing suit. I’m fortunate enough to have a lake nearby — and friends with a pool. I often dream of having a pool of our own, but for now I will only dream …


Modern Icons: PH Lights

PH lights are called after the initials of their designer, Pøul Henningsen, that had been obsessed with mild. Henningsen was always playing with reflection, diffusion, the light spectrum and dispersing light equally. In fact, he’s been referred to as the world’s first lighting architect. It is very apparent that contemporary furniture collectors consider his fixtures …


How to Remodel Your Small Bathroom Efficiently

You need to plan well for a small bathroom remodel. If you don’t put in the required efforts and time to plan the painters Denver, CO, then things might not go as good as you had imagined they would. However, if you plan and strategize well, you will be amazed with the lovely results that …


10 Great Boy Nursery Ideas

As the mom of 3 sons, I could certainly appreciate the balancing action which comes to decorating a boy’s nursery. You don’t want an area that’s too fancy and frilly, but you still want style and comfort. That is where creativity and bold choices come into play. Go for unexpected colours and patterns. Don’t be …


Guest Groups: Summer Dining Essentials

There’s nothing like a summer party, particularly if it’s held outside under the stars. Over time, I have found that a few items are crucial to help get through those summer meals in style. With these basics in hand, you can easily change an ordinary night into one to remember. The only other things that …


The best way to Propagate Lysimachia Congestiflora

Lysimachia congestiflora, generally called golden or lysimachia globes, is prized to get a low- sprawling habit, growing and foliage and flowers. Golden globes grows in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 5 through 10. Sometimes described by the title of a well known cultivar, “Outback Sunset,” golden globes are most easily propagated by division in …