Over the years, I have acquired quite a few pieces of art by local artists. Finding that special piece that speaks to you is quite easy. You will find you don’t have to look too hard or go too far. Visit a local gallery, art school, studio tour, artisan fair or search online. Viewings may now be by appointment or virtual. When art connects to your heart, you know you found that special piece to bring home. Read more
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
When preparing a house for sale, the exterior is as important as the interior. A well-maintained property and house has curb appeal.
“Are there certain colors that sell homes better than others? I have a carriage house with a red barn. – Future seller from Harriman
One of the most personal choices to make for a home are the colors we chose to live with on the walls, fixtures and home décor. Color evokes a feeling. A neutral palette can be soothing to some and boring to others. A boldly colored space may bring joy to some yet stress and overwhelm others. Read more
Summer flew by. The older kids are back to college, and the younger ones are about to start. It is time to get back on track and back to a routine. Even if your kids have been out of the house for years, there is that feeling that September is the beginning of a new year. At least it is for me. Read more
During a staging consultation, I walk with the homeowners to offer suggestions on how to prepare their house for sale before putting it on the market. When questions come up, the best way to find the solution is to ask an expert. If I can’t answer it, I’ll find someone who can.
This column provides the answers for questions from recent consultations. The expert to answer them is Corinne Courtney, owner of Nailed It! Hardware Corp. on South Street in Washingtonville (496-3755). Read more
For the first time, world-renowned authority on color, Pantone, introduces two shades — Rose Quartz and Serenity — as the Pantone 2016 Color of the Year. Rose Quartz is a gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of relaxation even in turbulent times.