One of my favorite times in the kitchen is Saturday afternoon, all by myself, making a big mess preparing Creole and Cajun dishes. Whether I’m trying to cook my roux(flour and oil) to the perfect nutty brown for Gumbo, or making a simple pot of Red Beans and Rice, it is my place to unwind and anticipate the good food to come. At our home like most of the homes we design, the kitchen is the heart of the […]
In an age where family time has been shortened by screen time, and we eat most our meals on the go, a formal dining room can bring us together. A dedicated dining room can change the atmosphere of a meal and provide a special grace to dinner time.
I have a large dining room in my own old farm house, and we do enjoy more formal meals there. In our house, the dining room is so much more than a […]
Every autumn as leaves and temperatures fall, I anticipate the first fire in the fireplace. I continue to build fires well through the cool spring nights. Each new fire is a personal test of my log selection and arranging skills-some of which I fail; my father-in-law and I have a running contest to see who’s fire will smoke and go out the fastest.
When my home (and his) was built in the late eighteenth century, building fires was serious business. […]
We could not be more happy with Fine Home Source 2012! As always, we had great weather, expert vendors and enthusiastic visitors. I was amazed at the number of people who thanked us for pulling together so many interesting and talented professionals in one place.
Who knew that we would be continuing this tradition and building on it’s success 5 years after our first home show.
Again I would like to thank all our vendors and all our visitors for helping […]
We are down to the wire. Saturday, September 22nd is right around the corner so mark your calenders for a good time from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in Millbrook, New York.
The way you approach a room can often be as interesting as the room itself. When designing a hallway, we sometimes take the opportunity to create a sense of movement by changing materials, exploring natural and artificial lighting, varying the ceiling height, and establishing beam patterns.
A long hallway is ideal for displaying family photos or can be a perfect art gallery. Lighting is critical for both comfort and the proper enjoyment of the art work.
A stair hall, if wide […]
We are now about a month away from our 5th and largest Fine Home Source Home show. We have enlarged the tent and added vendors and have reached a milestone of 5 years keeping craftmanship and quality design alive. Join us in the celibration of quality on September 22nd in Millbrook, New York. Here are a few of the vendors who will be there:
Attendance was up over 30% from last year and we all had a great time! Here are photos of a couple of vendors who generated a lot of interest.
Because of this years’ expanding attendance, we are considering the addition of a tent section, which would increase the number of vendors. We will be interviewing craftspeople that produce high quality unique products for the home. If you know someone who fits this category, please ask him or her to get […]
Our annual gathering of experts and craftspeople in Millbrook, New York exceeded all expectations. Attendance was up 60% from last year and the products and services were nothing short of amazing. Feedback from both vendors and visitors has been universally positive with great anticipation for next years show.
So why might you ask is there so much excitement over a home show while we are still only slowly climbing out of the great recession? My view is that we all […]