Home decorating ideas

I’m happy to inform you of this, but interior designers don’t neccessarily follow a secret rule book when decorating you home. There’s no hard and fast rules governing what designers do when decorating your house. They’re certainly creative by nature and love to imagine, dream and explore, but with that said, there are some rough principles that guide them to …

Stone walls & landscaping

Stone walls have long been used to define outdoor spaces and add natural appeal to the landscape — drive through any New England village and you will likely see low rock walls dotting the countryside. Landscape designers and homeowners today are updating these rustic stone structures for current lifestyles. From innovative designs integrating fountains, fire pits and benches to beautifully …

The Nest Learning Thermostat

Most people leave the house at one temperature and forget to change it. So the Nest Learning Thermostat learns your schedule, programs itself and can be controlled from your phone. Teach it well and the Nest Thermostat can lower your heating and cooling bills up to 20%. In the past, the best way to save energy at home was with a …

Who doesn’t want to work from home …

Yes, work is over rated!  I’m only kidding of course but with the latest trends in technology working from home can be unbelievably productive and rewarding.  There are many people in all kinds of jobs who log in to their company servers using Citrix, communicate with Skype or video Skype and pass along sensitive documents using DropBox or many other …

The enigmatic bar

I love bars in lower levels of homes – the more creative they the better I like them.  The bar is the perfect gathering place where everyone goes no matter what the bar looks like.  You could stack up wooden crates and put some stools in front of them and I’ll bet that’s where everyone will be when they come …