You don’t know what you don’t know until it’s time to know it. As a homeowner since 1989, I am on my second round of homeownership. My former house was a 30-year run. As the original owner, when something needed service, I had it serviced. When something broke, I had it fixed. That house was well built and well maintained. Read more
My column is appearing on a new day after appearing on Sundays. For those who have followed me here, thank you. For those who are new to Claudia’s Corner, welcome! Let me introduce myself. Read more
From vinyl records to home goods and décor, everything old is new again. An increasing number of people under the age of 45 are buying vintage and antique items. The quality, sustainability and convenience are not just a trend but conscious change. Read more
The best gift you can give yourself is creating a bedroom that is the most comfortable room in your home. Your day starts and ends in the bedroom and in many homes, it is the most neglected room. Let’s focus on the components of the bed itself. Read more
As 2019 comes to end, we prepare for new beginnings. The holiday hoopla is about to end then back to our routines. Instead of New Year’s resolutions, which adds more stress and pressure, let’s consider a manageable plan of action and a change in mindset.
Every step, even baby steps, are a move forward. Consider implementing small actions. Some are easy for instant satisfaction. Others are more time consuming.
Colors of the Year are announced annually. For paint, Benjamin Moore, selected First Light, a soft pink. Sherwin Williams selected Naval, a deep blue. Read more
Two years ago, I met Julia Whitney Barnes at a house party via mutual friends. Through the power of social media, lives and talents are revealed. Her work is stunning. Here is her story. Read more
We easily fall into the habit of shopping online in the comfort of our own home. When we shop locally, we not only support a small local business, we also get to meet our neighbors and experience personalized customer service. Since moving to Newburgh, I’ve enjoyed shopping local year-round. Read more
There is nothing more personal and representative of style than the artwork displayed in your home. Art evokes emotion and connection and can be subtle or makes a statement.
Question: “We will be selling our home and moving to a new home. We need to declutter, get rid of some ‘stuff’ but don’t want a yard sale. How can we get rid of perfectly good new gently used stuff before a move?”