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  • 8 Garage Door Solutions (Updated)

8 Garage Door Solutions (Updated)

Garage doors may seem to be a very mundane topic, not worth much thought in the overall scheme of home design, but in our office, that is not the case.  When you think about […]

  • A little Modern

A little Modern

Our clients bought an old home that had been moved to it’s site, and reconstructed.  The old portion of the home was charming and quite beautiful.  Added on to it was one of the […]

  • 7 Places to Entertain

7 Places to Entertain

When my family entertains, we often start in the kitchen, go to our back porch, then eat in the dining room and end up in our living room, and that doesn’t include outdoor entertaining.   […]

  • Zoe’s Ice Cream Barn is Open!

Zoe’s Ice Cream Barn is Open!

After the usual amount of construction delays and a mad scramble to make ice cream, train staff, and work out the kinks, Zoe’s Ice Cream Barn opened last Saturday.  In addition to Zoe and […]

  • 5 Rolling, Barn Style Doors

5 Rolling, Barn Style Doors

Rolling, barn style doors, solve a lot of problems.  They are attractive, easy to use, and save a lot of space.  Because the rolling barn style doors are hung from a rod or a track, they slide […]

  • Porch Renovation (Revisited)

Porch Renovation (Revisited)

Older homes have a character that often is impossible to replicate.  A 200 year old home has traces of daily life so different from our world today.  That sense of history is what makes […]

  • Family Farms: Bos-Haven Farm

Family Farms: Bos-Haven Farm


Hudson Valley Fresh is a dairy farmer partnership located in the Hudson Valley.  This group of farmers are “dedicated to preserving the agricultural heritage of the Hudson River Valley and promoting it as one […]

  • 8 Hanging Lights That Shine

8 Hanging Lights That Shine

Hanging light fixtures are almost always both decorative and functional.    A pendant or chandelier can set the mood of a room and help define the decor.  We seldom use hanging lights as the only source […]

  • Vacation in the Back Yard (Revisited)

Vacation in the Back Yard (Revisited)


When I sit on my back porch and rock on the porch swing, I feel the stress of the day drain away.  The change is so great that I consider my porch a mini-vacation […]