Small decor companies carve out niches For small, mom-and-pop shops that produce goods for the home but don’t have big advertising budgets, the Internet helps level the playing field, bringing customers who are looking for something dif...
Sep 29, 2012 | 0 | 5 |
BY JENNIFER FORKER Associated PressAssociated Press
Right at Home: Coffee culture begins to perk up Time to wake up and smell the coffee. At the recent New York International Gift Fair, buyers were keenly checking out grinders, pots and brewing equipment, which means coffee-related gifts will be ...
Prefab homes promise efficiency So much of what is in our homes these days is factory-made — toasters, furniture, toys — but not the homes themselves. Most are still built on-site, as opposed to being prefabricated and trucked in...
Sep 22, 2012 | 0 | 5 |
By CEDAR BURNETT For the Associated PressAssociated Press
A bright red flower livens up the shade I first saw cardinal flowers growing in a drainage ditch along a farm field. Their intense red took my breath away, in part because of their surroundings. This was no well-tended, perennial flower ...
Sep 22, 2012 | 0 | 6 |
By LEE REICH For The Associated PressAssociated Press
Hosts get creative for baby showers If you’re throwing a baby shower for a relative or friend, creating a suitably festive atmosphere is part of the fun. Whether you’re nurturing an elaborate party plan or just want a little inspirat...
Sep 15, 2012 | 0 | 8 |
By KIM COOK For The Associated PressAssociated Press
Fall is good for a garage tune-up For many families, the end of summer means it’s time to put away the inflatable kiddie pools, camping equipment and gardening tools for the season. If you plan to shove this gear into arbitrary pil...
Sep 15, 2012 | 0 | 7 |
By ELLEN GIBSON For The Associated PressAssociated Press
Ask a Designer It’s easy to find advice on decorating nearly every inch of your home. Kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, baths — even mudrooms and closets get attention. But the lowly basement gets short shrift. T...
Sep 08, 2012 | 0 | 5 |
By MELISSA RAYWORTH Associated PressAssociated Press