Contemporary Farmhouse Vineyard in Minnesota

Contemporary Farmhouse Vineyard in Minnesota

A modern farmhouse may seem like an oxymoron to some people, but also for Bill Costello of Murphy & Co.. Design, the farmhouse feel was appropriate for his client, vintner Billy Smith. Even though the home and land function as…

Contractor Tips: Step Up to a Safe, Stylish Staircase

Contractor Tips: Step Up to a Safe, Stylish Staircase

A staircase is a very simple and elegant way for people to move between floors. The layout, design and implementation by the builder all play a role in determining how safely and comfortably a stair accomplishes this task. Lingo to…

Color and Character in North Carolina

Color and Character in North Carolina

When designer Emily A. Clark moved into a home in North Carolina with her husband and three kids, she had a hard time envisioning her distinctive style from the cookie-cutter space. “Our house had completely zero personality,” Clark says. “The…

Guest Picks: Autumn Tabletop Essentials

Guest Picks: Autumn Tabletop Essentials

When it comes to fall, I love the changing colors of the leaves and also the onset of colder weather that supplies an excuse to wear my preferred peacoat. Indoors, the change of seasons brings the opportunity to amuse with…

5 Ways to Receive Your Home Ready for the New Year

5 Ways to Receive Your Home Ready for the New Year

Everybody has that list. They can get pushed to the back of your mind or shoved into your junk drawer but that list is still there. Things like cleaning the gutters, adding weatherstripping to the windows and getting the carpets…