Uncategorized Beautiful Master Bedroom Decorating Maria Walker CRS april | may | 2018 his & hers A Renovated Master Suite Features the Perfect Blend of Elements WRITTEN BY JEANINE MATLOW PHOTOGRAPHY BY SESHA SMITH, WITH CONVEY STUDIOS For a traditional brick-and-stone house in Flower Mound, Texas that was due for a major update, innovative interior designer Ginger Curtis was happy to save the day. Working primarily […]
Uncategorized Glitzy Decorating! Maria Walker CRS april | may | 2018 the gold standard An Arkansas Penthouse Gets the VIP Treatment WRITTEN BY KATHRYN O’SHEA-EVANS  PHOTOGRAPHY BY NANCY NOLAN Putting the rock in Little Rock, Arkansas comes easy to local designer Tobi Fairley, who outfitted her young clients’ downtown penthouse with cinematic glitz at every turn. “They’re hip and fashionable, and they were willing to […]
Uncategorized Raised Bed Gardening Maria Walker CRS april | may | 2018 raising the bar Getting Started with Raised Garden Beds WRITTEN BY CATRIONA TUDOR ERLER Raise gardening to a new level with raised beds—aboveground growing containers that are open to the ground underneath. The benefits are many. If your property has adverse soil conditions such as poor drainage, low fertility, or poor soil […]
Uncategorized Canadian Gothic Revival Maria Walker CRS april | may | 2018 canadian gothic revival OTTAWA, ONTARIO TOP: The city of Ottawa at dusk. BELOW LEFT TO RIGHT: The buildings of Parliament Hill showcase the Gothic Revival architectural style prevalent within the city; a river boat cruise along the Ottawa River is an ideal way to appreciate the beauty of Ottawa; the Canadian […]
Uncategorized Bake Your Day   Maria Walker CRS april | may | 2018 bake your day A Collection of Sweet and Savory Baked Goods RECIPES AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY KARISTA BENNETT All it takes is the scent of something baking in the oven for my family to come running. It doesn’t matter if it is sweet treats like peanut butter cookies or savory morsels […]
Uncategorized These are the most hipster cities in the world Sarah Berger | @sarahelizberger 10:40 AM ET Fri, 13 April 2018 Smith Collection/Gado | Getty Images Just like the hit IFC show “Portlandia” suggests, the Pacific Northwest is a hipster haven, according to a new survey conducted by Movehub. However, globally, the top spot for hipsters actually goes to a city in the United Kingdom. […]
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Uncategorized Contemporary Beach Front Design Maria Walker CRS december | january | 2018 it’s all in the details Thoughtful Design Brings Harmony to This Beachfront Beauty WRITTEN BY RONDA SWANEY  PHOTOGRAPHY BY BARRY CALHOUN “Details distinguish a home from looking amateurish to looking like a professional did it,” says Kelly Deck, director of Vancouver, British Columbia-based Kelly Deck Design and host of the HGTV series Take It […]
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Uncategorized Soup and Sandwich Specials Maria Walker CRS december | january | 2018 soup’s on Elevated Soup and Sandwich Recipes That Delight RECIPES AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY KARISTA BENNETT Wintertime calls for comfort food. The chilly temps drive me indoors and I crave the combo of warm soup and a hearty sandwich. A bowl of soup, a sandwich, and a soft blanket make the day […]
Uncategorized Vintage Post Stamps Maria Walker CRS december | january | 2018 signed, sealed, delivered Sending Mail with Vintage Postage Stamps WRITTEN BY MARESA GIOVANNINI Communication in the modern age changes every day. New programs and apps for sharing information and images are constantly being developed, and they are changing historical forms of communication along the way. With the advent of the cell phone […]
Uncategorized Pops of Color! Maria Walker CRS december | january | 2018 colorful classic WRITTEN BY JEANINE MATLOW  PHOTOGRAPHY BY LAURA HULL As Betsy Burnham proves to perfection, the details make a difference in your decor. The principal designer and owner of Los Angeles-based Burnham Design (@burnhamdesign) focused on the details to deliver classic interiors with a layered twist for a family who purchased a pared-down […]
Uncategorized Living Large in Scotland Maria Walker CRS october | november | 2017 RECIPE FOR SUCCESS A Custom and Compact Kitchen Lives Large in Scotland WRITTEN BY JEANINE MATLOW  PHOTOGRAPHY BY DOUGLAS GIBB PHOTOGRAPHY Though cooking may be continuous, it’s not the only creative process that happens in the hub of the home. When starting from scratch, a kitchen’s design and layout require a great deal of […]
Uncategorized Your Next Big Adventure Maria Walker CRS october | november | 2017 The Polar Bear Capital of the World CHURCHILL, MANITOBA, CANADA Polar bears are the main attraction in Churchill, where you can see the arctic mammals in abundance. The tundra has a reputation of being barren, but depending on the time of year you visit, you can spot wildflowers, wildlife, and the […]
Uncategorized Finding Balance Maria Walker CRS october | november | 2017 the four elements Principles of Good Garden Design WRITTEN BY CATRIONA TUDOR ERLER Great gardens don’t happen by accident. They are the result of good planning that relies on the key elements of design: unity and harmony, proportion and scale, mass and space, and texture and pattern. A good designer will effectively […]
Uncategorized Classic and Timeless in Georgia Maria Walker CRS october | november | 2017 Classic Character Modern Updates Make a Southern Home Timeless WRITTEN BY CAROLYN M. RUNYON  PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEFF HERR The city of Decatur, Georgia, is a suburb of Atlanta that has a traditional small-town atmosphere with tree-lined streets, parks, playing fields, and even a community bandstand in the town square. There are libraries, colleges, and […]
Uncategorized “Tudor” Style Kitchen Remodel Maria Walker october | november | 2017 TIMELESS TUDOR Respect for Architecture and Attention to Detail Revive an English Tudor Kitchen WRITTEN BY RONDA SWANEY  PHOTOGRAPHY BY KEITH SCOTT MORTON “Can you do a black kitchen?” Mario J. Mulea laughs as he recalls the first words the homeowner spoke to him. The homeowner had just stepped into the showroom for Kitchen Designs […]
Uncategorized Keep Those Pearly Whites Healthy Maria Walker october | november | 2017 sweet tooth Heed These Tips for Your Healthiest Mouth Ever WRITTEN BY BLAKE MILLER They say your eyes are the windows to your soul. If that’s the case, then your teeth are the windows to your overall health. In fact, not only can your oral health offer serious clues about your overall health, […]
Uncategorized Irish Pub Recipes Maria Walker october | november | 2017 pub grub Irish Pub Recipes for the Home Chef RECIPES AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY KARISTA BENNETT American football dominates the airwaves during the fall months. And while it can be tempting to head to the pub to catch a game and some grub, family time is important too. Get the whole family together […]
Uncategorized Beautiful Kitchen Transformation Maria Walker october | november | 2017 KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL A Run-Down Row House Kitchen Is Transformed into a Sophisticated Place to Gather WRITTEN BY BLAKE MILLER  PHOTOGRAPHY BY STACY ZARIN GOLDBERG PHOTOGRAPHY When designer Breeze Giannasio first saw her clients’ row house located in Washington DC’s hip Dupont Circle neighborhood, she knew she had a challenge on her hands. Though the home […]
Uncategorized White Balance Maria Walker october | november | 2017 WHITE BALANCE This Symmetrical, All-White Kitchen Provides a Calming Family Gathering Place WRITTEN BY RONDA SWANEY  PHOTOGRAPHY BY TOP KAT PHOTO “When I leave, it should look like I was never there,” says Katja van der Loo, CEO of Papyrus Home Design, a Boonton, New Jersey interior design firm. She’s describing the desired end result […]