Authenticity, personality and charm take time to cultivate. True for people, true for homes. Standard walls and windows evolve detail by detail, piece by piece over time into a reflection of the people who live there.
If there’s one material I appreciate someone dealing with above all others, it’s knotty pine. Knotty pine can be absolutely gorgeous, but it can also be pretty heinous when it’s stained poorly and starts to bleed through just about any paint and primer you put on it.
Everyone has that one thing they splurge on when they need a little pick me up. For some it’s fancy coffee drinks, others run to makeup or new music.
Even though the blizzard didn’t hit us in Ulster County as much as we worried it would, it still feels like a winter wonderland around here.
It’s the time of year when we make ourselves all sorts of promises to be organized, stay on top of tasks and work in a more focused way.
Now that I seem to spend a good deal of time working upstate on our home and finding weird old bits and bobs in every nook and cranny of the home, I’ve been thinking about a lot of my favorite assemblage artists.
There’s a reason, I think, that head-to-toe black has remained a consistently popular sartorial choice throughout time, and bare white walls have been in vogue since the rise of Modernism — they’re easy to pull off.
I don’t know about you, but when I’m trying to find that perfect Valentine’s card for that perfect person, the greeting card aisle of the grocery store never seems to cut it.
It’s easy to make excuses, especially when it comes to your career and your dreams. Life’s short and it often feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day, or that you’re too far behind to start now.
My first apartment living alone was a 390-square-foot oddity. The door opened into a main room that was more like a wide hallway, too small to fit more than one piece of living room furniture.
Karie Reinertson is one badass lady. She has worked for environmental nonprofit groups, was an intern and chef for a school in Vermont, and has traveled across the globe as a volunteer for environmental education centers.
One of the best things about traveling and discovering a new city is stumbling upon that fringe cafe or restaurant tucked away from the main strip — the unassuming spots that locals covet.
There is a big difference, I think, between so-called “relaxing” interiors and interiors that are “relaxed.” “Relaxing” interiors tend to be the purview of specialists, their soothing qualities (muted colors, soft textures, harmonious symmetry) meticulously orchestrated down to a T.
The city of Hamilton, Ontario has a tough past, but it is a city that’s increasingly getting attention for its rich, grassroots arts and culture community (watch for an updated city guide coming soon!
One of my deepest, unwavering goals in life is to grow into one of those tragically cool older women who have a white, asymmetrical bob and spend their days throwing pots in their home ceramics studio.
When it comes to dressing up your home, the guest bedroom can sometimes get the short end of the stick.
I don’t know if it’s the cold weather or the endless sheets of ice on our driveway, but I’m craving color and freshness right now.
I came across Nik Sharma, the author and photographer behind the blog A Brown Table, on Instagram a few months ago.
One of my absolute favorite pasttimes as a child was collecting insects, wildflowers and greenery in those little ‘junior explorer’ kits you could buy at toy stores.
Photo by April Valencia. Portfolio | VSCo | Instagram | Tumblr I’ve met a few people who classify themselves as “winter people” and I have never quite understood them.