Four Trends In Outdoor Furniture

1. Refreshing Pastels Muted palettes of calming pastel colors have filled this year’s furniture and design trade shows, with recently announced colors of the year following suit. From the looks of it, the trend has moved outdoors, with several of the vendors who...

Design Trends Coming To A Home Near You

1. Warmer Colors Designer Phoebe Schuh of PS & Daughters says she’s noticing people moving away from grays and heading toward warmer colors. “Coral in all shades is becoming popular and ocher is also catching on as a fun ‘boho’ color,” she says. Here, a...

Tips For Planning The Perfect Patio

Maybe you dream of baking wood-fired pizzas in a Mediterranean-style backyard. Perhaps you want to lounge by a sleek modern pool or sip wine under an old-world-style pergola covered in roses. Whatever your outdoor ideal, you can ensure that your patio fits your style...

Preserving Wine At Home

1. Keep CoolWines don’t like to get hot around their collars. “If wine gets too warm, it will age faster and the heat can distort the flavors,” Wahl says. “Heat can also ruin wine completely, which you won’t realize until you open the bottle. The best bet is to...

Your Guide To Outdoor Counter-Tops

Granite: Fits Just About Anywhere Pros often mentioned granite as the most practical surface for a wide variety of situations. Granite plays well with a variety of styles, fitting in equally well in a modern setting and a farmhouse one; the latter is seen in this...