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Woman turns old building into her home
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Woman turns old building into her home

Friday, April 24, 2015
What was once simply an investment property evolved into a cozy home for Zita Ryan.
 
Lakeside living: Camp transformed into welcoming family home
BALLSTON LAKE

Lakeside living: Camp transformed into welcoming family home

Friday, April 24, 2015
In 1968, Wes and Joanne DeVoe bought a tiny camp on Ballston Lake. No more than 500 square feet in size, it wasn’t much to look at.
 
Who does hip NYC designer Markham Roberts credit for his style? Grandma

Who does hip NYC designer Markham Roberts credit for his style? Grandma

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The way New York designer Markham Roberts sees the world is large, bold, colorful and highly personalized, a sensitivity he attributes to the most influential person in his life — his late grandmother.
 
Latest products can help you organize the kitchen

Latest products can help you organize the kitchen

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
If you’ve lived with your kitchen for awhile, chances are you’ve got drawers full of stuff you rarely use and cupboards you just hate. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a well-organized kitchen that makes food preparation a pleasure?
 

Timing is everything when planting tomato seeds

Monday, April 6, 2015
Occasional warm, spring-like breezes and longer hours of sunlight kindle an urge in me to plant tomatoes, starting them indoors, of course.
 
Tips to help your staircase make a strong statement

Tips to help your staircase make a strong statement

Monday, April 6, 2015
An entry hall offers a home its interior curb appeal. And while the front door, foyer dimensions, flooring, furnishings and colors can combine to provide a gracious welcome, the staircase is key in making a statement.
 
Couple adds new basement and first floor to 1913 cottage

Couple adds new basement and first floor to 1913 cottage

Monday, March 30, 2015
There was a lot of rubbernecking at the corner of 39th and Vincent Avenue S. last summer. There, perched high on stilt-like supports, sat the second floor of a quaint cottage-style house. Below it, instead of a main floor, was nothing but air.
 
Plants, statues intermingle for magical effect in sculpture garden

Plants, statues intermingle for magical effect in sculpture garden

Monday, March 23, 2015
There are a lot of larger-than-life characters inhabiting Wouterina de Raad’s garden.
 
Concrete gaining ground as decorative material in the home

Concrete gaining ground as decorative material in the home

Monday, March 23, 2015
Concrete has become a stylish medium in the home, thanks to interior designers and artisans.
 
Authors get to the root of horticultural terminology

Authors get to the root of horticultural terminology

Monday, March 16, 2015
Maria Zampini has spent a lifetime in the garden industry. She’s a fourth-generation nursery person whose family had a destination garden center in Ohio for more than 30 years. She’s also the president and owner of UpShoot, a horticultural marketing firm that specializes in bringing new plants to market.
 
Updating modernist architecture

Updating modernist architecture

Monday, March 16, 2015
In the years after World War II, when suburban towns were still “the country,” this unassuming village an hour north of Manhattan became an epicenter of modernist architecture, and a birthplace of then-radical concepts like family rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows and open-plan living.
 
Black accents take the ‘boring’ out of neutral colors

Black accents take the ‘boring’ out of neutral colors

Monday, March 9, 2015
There are plenty of practical reasons to decorate with neutral colors. The shades we think of as neutral — whites, beiges, tans — don’t clash with anything. They are calm, soothing and never go out of style. There’s just one problem. “Beiges and neutrals,” says designer Brian Patrick Flynn, “can be super boring.”
 

Leaks, worn shingles can be signs its time for a new roof

Monday, March 9, 2015
A harsh winter has taken a toll on many roofs.
 
Italian villa is long-term labor of love for couple

Italian villa is long-term labor of love for couple

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Soft light bathes Barbara Simoneschi as she gazes out the weathered windows of Villa Cicogna Mozzoni. She’s watching our group of 32 gardeners explore the courtyard and frescoes of this historic palace that dates back to the Renaissance.
 
Vibrant colors of Latin America add fun to home decor

Vibrant colors of Latin America add fun to home decor

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
The exuberant colors, textures and patterns of Latin America crafts are injecting an easy, comfortable and fun aesthetic into home decor.
 
 

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