September/October 2016

September/October 2016

Going Green: A Charlottesville Couple Builds the Simple Life

Going Green: A Charlottesville Couple Builds the Simple Life

Virginia Hard Cider: Traditional Drink Pairs Perfectly With Today’s Foods

Virginia Hard Cider: Traditional Drink Pairs Perfectly With Today’s Foods

Burning Bright: Fiery Features for Outdoor Spaces

Burning Bright: Fiery Features for Outdoor Spaces

Laundry Room Love

Laundry Room Love

DESIGN

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In the Mix: Combining Old with New Creates Layers of Interest

In the ‘80s and ‘90s, the on-trend home was often heavily themed, like Southwestern or country, and furniture that matched was the look of choice. Since that ...
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Trim Trends: Embellishments for Upholstery, Window Treatments and More

When you see a beautifully decorated room, whether in person, on television, or in glossy photos, it is the small but exquisite details that really seem to ...
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IMPROVE

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Let’s Get Cozy: Your Guide to Refreshed Bedding

As much as I adore the warmth and bliss of summer, the crisp air of fall has always held a certain magic for me. It makes the ...
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Roof Care | Protect the Roof that Protects You

Every homeowner dreads discovering that the roof overhead needs major repair or replacement. Roof work is a significant expense, and one for which only the most foresighted earmark savings. So ...
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GARDEN

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Spectacular Shrubs for Fall: Bloom in Spring, Color in Fall

fothergilla It would seem most gardeners plant with spring and summer blooms in mind, overlooking fall colors, particularly when it comes to shrubs. Don’t let bloom time steal all the attention; ...
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Bringing Your Flower Arrangements to Life

One of the most common floral mistakes: You hold an entire bunch of flowers in your hand, you trim the stems, you drop them in a vase. Lo and behold, ...
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LIVE

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Simplify Your Closet–and Your Life: Building a Capsule Wardrobe that Works

When it comes to getting dressed each day, we may be needlessly taxing ourselves. Some of us relish taking time to put together creative outfits; for others, ...
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Chocolate Cake: From Beloved Birthdays to Decadent Desserts

In many households, the conversation is the same around each family member’s birthday: “What kind of cake would you like for your birthday this year?” Some have a different request every year, but ...
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