Home & Garden Category

by Janice Henshaw – When you think of modern office design, do you think of smart acoustics, living walls of green plants, control over your own level of lighting and heating, hammocks for hanging out, used gondolas for meeting rooms? Or do you think of people fixated on their computer screens in rooms with no windows, sound problems, and an aesthetic that largely resembles a large closet? Or how about rows of fluorescent-lit, beige cubicles with people filed anonymously away until they depart for the day? Flexible work arrangements, technologicalRead More

Posted On October 1, 2019By seasideIn Home & Garden, Regulars

On Design – Art Enhances the Home

by Wendy White, Trudi Jones Interior Design – Art is defined as the expression of creative skill and imagination in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, appreciated for beauty or for the emotional power evoked from it. In the home, generally considered our “haven,” it’s especially important to consider how works of art, whether it be painting, sculpture or even furnishings, are used. As designers, Trudi Jones and I often look to special pieces for clues about the client to use as design inspiration or as a “taking-off”Read More
by Muffet Billyard-Leake, Muffet & Louisa – In our busy lives today, we often find that less is more. As we fill our days with work and activities, there is a nostalgia for simplicity and comfort. We hold small intimate dinner parties rather than big parties, making time to see family and friends without a whole lot of time to prepare. Obviously, the food and the company are the most important things, but a well-thought-out table can add elegance and comfort.   We are so lucky to live in aRead More
by Janice Henshaw. Photos by Nunn Other Photography – It’s interesting to imagine what a home looks like if it belongs to a well-known local builder and interior designer. Will it be right on trend, whatever that means in the year 2019? Will it have light or dark floors, quartz or granite countertops? Does it have a great room? Will it be bold or subdued, formal or comfy, minimalist (less is more), maximalist (more-is-more), or something incredibly different? My quest this month begins with a drive up a steep, windingRead More
by Chris Sigurdson, Peninsula Landscape Supplies Ltd. – Mulching will greatly benefit your landscape at any time of the year. Annual mulching: • Aids in the retention of soil moisture by preventing evaporation of water in subsoil, which is especially important for evergreen plants that do not drop their leaves.  • Helps control soil temperature by acting as an insulator, keeping roots cooler on warm days and alternately, warmer on cool days.  • Prevents soil erosion, and helps to maintain soil nutrients. Remember, a productive soil should be comprised ofRead More