Spring Fever!

So, ok. It’s cold and raining here in on the New England coast. And I am dreaming of summer. Here are a few summer-y items to warm your bones and dream of warmer times. Topiary Collection from Richard Schutlz Images from The Tuffet Company. Love their photography and the fabrics are fabulous. I have her … Read more

An Outdoor Kitchen Goes Environmental and Edible!

Contributed by Lori Dolnick What happens when 28 talented and creative high-end designers come together? A masterpiece is created. Plain and simple. The Pasadena Showcase House, a non-profit organization based in California chooses a home for an indoor, and outdoor makeover every year and the results are well, pretty amazing. The transformation process from basic … Read more

Contributor Lori Dolnick on The Morris Arboretum

Contributed by Lori Dolnick Out on a Limb gives you a heightened awareness of trees – from scaffolding that’s 50 feet above the forest floor. One of the Arboretum’s oldest living oaks grows within the exhibit. It’s lineage dates back over 250 years. If you live anywhere near Philadelphia, PA, you really must take a … Read more

Knock, Knock

Whether you live in a castle or an apartment, a door knocker is a decorative way to welcome visitors. As one of the first things in your home that greets visitors, door knockers can represent your personality. They come in many different designs and materials and can offer a classic and traditional welcome or a … Read more

Emu outdoor furniture

It was very hot here in Masschusetts today. I received a card in the mail from emu about their wicker collection featuring the image above. Sigh… doesn’t this look so cool and inviting? Here are a couple more comfy settings…For someone who burns, freckles and then peels, outdoor lounging with built in sun blockers is … Read more

Opt For Outside Living

Contributed byLori Dolnick. Check out VixenHill.com where you can design your own eat-in porch, right online. The online porch builder is a brand new feature of their website that also lets you build shutters and gazebos online. These are fine wood products that are crafted in Pennsylvania. The design is modular so you can build … Read more