Stylish fireplaces that warm home and hearth

Stylish Fireplaces

Now everyone can hang holiday stockings by the chimney with care thanks to the slew of new, stylish  fireplaces that warm home and hearth.  Historically, having a fireplace meant owning a home, downing trees or shoveling coal into an open … Continue reading

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Creating a Festive Thanksgiving Holiday

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Here’s wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving from my home to yours. Home and Hearth Magazine Online. Related articles Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas from ProFlowers.com (proflowers.com) Thanksgiving Printables (thecreativestack.wordpress.com) Fire Prevention Friday – Thanksgiving Kitchen Safety (curtisinsuranceagency.wordpress.com) The Perfect Thanksgiving Outfit For … Continue reading

Emergency preparedness for the home

The recent devastation caused by the effects of hurricane Sandy along the eastern seaboard has been nothing short of a sobering revelation for many. The takeaways from this catastrophic event are that 1) climate change occurrences are here to stay … Continue reading

Storage Solutions

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Most folks would agree that they possess more stuff than they actually have room for. For those that want to minimize unsightly clutter and streamline an organized mess, a storage solution is the perfect option. Selecting a storage solution generally … Continue reading

Fall 2012 home fashions

The Fall 2012 seasonal color palette features a bounty of harvest shades.  Spring’s almost neon brights are now transformed into muted tones that are inspired by nature.  Rich shades in cinnamon, amethyst, olive and spice have become neutralized taking on … Continue reading

Decorating with Faux Finish Effects

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Last April, Home and Hearth Magazine Online featured a post about using trompe l’oeil art to create a more expressive home decor.  Trompe l’oeil, loosely translated, means “to fool the eye.”  Relative to interior design, trompe l’oeil means to fool … Continue reading

Powerful color schemes: Red, black and white

The combination of red, black and white is widely known as a powerful color scheme.  In Asian culture, red is traditionally used as a symbol of good luck, happiness and joy hence red is often selected for festive occasions like … Continue reading

British Inspired Home Fashions

British Inspired Home Decor

Once again, London is calling.  Having celebrated Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee and now the London 2012 Summer Olympics which are scheduled from July 27 to August 12 in the United Kingdom, Britain is taking center stage. In celebration of these events, ABC News anchor Katie … Continue reading