Get recommendations from friends, family, or other respected sources for a trusted contractor. The National Guild of Professional Paperhangers, Inc. at ngpp.org is a great place to start your research. Scope out the competition. Make sure you’re paying a fair price by getting a few written estimates from a few wallpaper hangers. An estimate is best done on site so […]
Pack your party beads! This year’s Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans, Louisiana, promises to be epic (cocktails, king cake, craziness) especially if you’ve scored tickets to the 3rd annual Krewe of Rocckus music experience hosted by the alternative rock band Better than Ezra (lead singer Kevin Griffin and guitar player Tom Drummond are Louisiana natives and call the Big Easy […]
Packing for a coastal road trip? Don’t forget the tunes! We’ve created free playlists on Spotify to suit each of the five coastal drives featured in our February 2013 issue. Which playlist suits you best?
Walking into Gum Tree, a cafe and gift shop just blocks from the ocean in Hermosa Beach, California, is a feast for the senses. Founded by husband-and-wife team Will and Lori Ford, the 100-year-old Craftsman house-turned commercial space is packed with sumptuous scarves, vibrant throw pillows, and salt-air scented candles. The store, separated into curated rooms filling with dining, home, […]
1. Keep the thermostat set to at least 50 degrees if you’re going away for the season — or just for a weekend — so the pipes don’t freeze. 2. Set ceiling fans to run counter-clockwise on low speed, which will redirect warm air down into living spaces when you’re at home. 3. Replace breezy linen curtains with ones made […]
This year’s “Ultimate Beach House” fits perfectly into the beautiful coastal environment of Rosemary Beach, Florida and reflects the welcoming spirit of the local community. Everything from the design and décor to architectural details and colors are intended to be the ultimate inspiration for design professionals, visitors and neighbors. But what inspired the team that put it together? Pratt & […]
It’s hard to sum up just how delicious last week was. On the beautiful island of Oahu, local Hawaiian chefs and celebrity chefs gathered to bring ticket holders some of the best cuisine around. The festivities kicked off with “Enter the MODERN Dragon: Morimoto and Friends” at The Modern Honolulu hotel where the chefs set up their booths in a […]
Now you can capture Kohler’s bold look in your home! We caught up with Kohler’s Marketing and Interior Design gurus and discussed everything from generators to color palettes. Q: I have a small home, but live in an area that experiences frequent power outages. What kind of generator would you recommend I invest in? A standby generator is one of […]