Small apartments and housing, particularly those in urban areas, generally do not provide adequate square footage for guest seating. In order to accommodate visitors, city dwellers need to get creative with their space. Adding built-in window seats, breakfast nooks, and outdoor benches to dead space can not only add seating, but they can also offer extra storage.
From the strings of lights outside your house to the colors of red and green decorating the inside, capturing the true magic of the Christmas season in festive ways makes the holidays merrier and brighter. Decorating for Christmas each year is always one of my favorite tasks, but if you’re like me, you love having something new to add to your decorations each year. We’ve teamed up with interior designer Ashley Gallion, of Ashley Gallion Interiors, to help identify Christmas decorating ideas most of us often miss. Read more
Are you wanting to help spark your child’s imagination and love of reading, or maybe even reignite your own passion for reading? If so, a reading nook is the perfect solution. Reading nooks help create a sense of security and privacy where anyone can relax, let down their guard, and give in to their imagination. No wonder books go hand-and-hand with nooks.
Every year the holidays catch me off guard, and there always seems to be more and more pressure to have our homes looking “Martha Stewart” holiday ready by the first of November. Yet, as I have gotten older, I have realized that I am too tired to keep up by trying to outdo the neighbors with bigger and better lights and decorations. Many of us don’t have the extra time or money to spend on items other than our upcoming holiday dinners and gifts for friends and family. Staying on a budget presents the challenge to use what we already have. Not everyone has a creative side, but these six holiday decorating tips are guaranteed to not only save you money, but actually impress your guests. Read more