• Bedroom Decoration

    Dunelm Christmas Range Unveiled – Dunelm Christmas Decorations

    Dunelm Dunelm’s Christmas 2021 collection is filled with sustainable paper decorations, reusable wrapping paper and comforting accessories perfect for winter. As is typical during ‘Christmas in July’, the home furnishings retailer has just unveiled its festive range of decorations, trees and gifting ideas alongside three key trends: Winter Solstice, Christmas Tropics and Nordic Nomad. ‘This year, we’ve taken steps to create a sustainable Christmas for every home, removing glitter from all our decorations and foliage, and using alternative techniques, such as beading and sequin embellishment, to reduce our use of micro plastics without compromising on quality,’ says Debbie Drake,  

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  • Kitchen Decoration

    Kalamata’s Kitchen series publishes fourth book with Random House

    “I promise to keep my mind open and my fork ready, to try each new food at least twice, and share what’s on my plate when someone doesn’t have enough.” That’s the Taste Bud Pledge young culinary adventurer Kalamata has asked us to take since the Kalamata’s Kitchen team released its first book in 2018. Now, “Kalamata’s Kitchen,” written by Sarah Thomas and illustrated by Jo Kosmides Edwards from a concept co-created by Derek Wallace and Thomas is hot off the presses, thanks to a big publication deal with Random House Books for Young Readers. The book was released  

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  • Home Design

    Home design ideas: A Massachusetts bedroom designed to feel like coastal California

    Before Virginia DesRoches began designing the scheme for this primary bedroom in a Westport summer house, she wanted to alter what her clients saw out the window. A guest cottage “was blocking the view of the water, so we flattened its roof,” says the principal designer of Ironwood Studio, based in Fairhaven. The charming harbor vista, she explains, was imperative to creating a coastal vibe in the otherwise outdated, cookie-cutter house. Now, the bed faces a wall of glass that opens onto a deck, and the whole space feels airy. Plus, the entire look was pulled together using retail finds. 

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  • Garden Design

    Partnership, grant expected to fuel growth at CreekTop Gardens | Home & Garden

    Council Bluffs Boys & Girls Club students sit up front as Iowa Total Care Community Relations Coordinator Matthew Beitelspacher, third from right at top, cuts the ribbon at CreekTop Gardens, a community garden run by local nonprofit The 712 Initiative, on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. That afternoon, The 712 Initiative announced a partnership with Iowa Total Care, which will help educate local students on how to grow food and give them access to fresh produce. From left, The 712 Initiative CEO Sheryl  

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  • Real Estate

    Condo collapse: Surfside victims will not be asked to donate their real estate for the public good, judge says

    “These victims who have lost their homes, their personal belongings, and in many cases their lives are not going to be sacrificing the value of their real estate for the public good,” said Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court Judge Michael Hanzman, who is overseeing the civil lawsuits. Hanzman said during a status hearing Wednesday that he has heard comments suggesting the site of the collapse should be turned into a memorial and victims asked to donate their real estate. But, he said, his job is to ensure the victims get what they are entitled to. “Regardless of the views of some  

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  • Home Improvement

    Pamplin Media Group – Give in to home improvement…it’s inevitable

    I suspect it is impossible for a person or a family to purchase a house and never change a thing about it. I suspect it is impossible for a person or a family to purchase a house and never change a thing about it. Sooner or later, regardless of how perfect the new place was when you were handed the keys, you start to look around and the mental wheels start churning. Do we really want carpet in here? Would that wall look better in red? Maybe we should add onto the bathroom. It’s inevitable. It’s unavoidable. Home improvement eventually  

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  • Home Design

    7 home design trends that could go from Instagram-worthy to dated in a few years

    Grass-green shag carpet evokes the Nixon era on the lower level of my family’s turn-of-the-century farmhouse. The wall-to-wall floor cover, like a teddy bear underfoot, was all the rage in 1974, when my grandparents left urban life to retire at the homestead. Most trends — appliances in harvest gold and avocado, reflective brass fixtures, open floor plans and ultrahigh ceilings — date homes to a particular time in history. My grandmother’s green shag selection is no different. Although no designer has a crystal ball, some styling choices are sure to date your home to 2021. Here, three experts offer alternatives  

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