71st Eastern Iowa Home Show at the Waterloo Convention Center February… – WCF Courier | NutSocia

WATERLOO – If you just can’t resist the feeling – that overwhelming urge to paint or tear down walls, remodel, redecorate or start a new interior, exterior or landscape project when spring arrives – check out the latest trends and view products available at the Eastern Iowa Home and Landscaping Show, Friday through next Sunday. … Read more

‘Designing Women: Fashion Creators and Their Interiors’ Review… – The Wall Street Journal | NutSocia

Fashion designers love the homo sapiens leap home that frees them from necklines, hems and everything in between. One thinks of the ultra-modern Halston, the floors and furniture in his Paul Rudolph townhouse in plain industrial gray, swarms of white orchids sailing in the stillness. Or the immutable Bill Blass, the masculine classicism of his … Read more

Trending in the country – lakesuperior.com | NutSocia

There is an ever increasing demand in our Big Lake region for landscaping and its close relative, hardscaping – outdoor living spaces such as patios, fireplaces, fireplaces, kitchens, bars, theaters, walkways, pergolas, and built-in seating areas. “I think landscaping is trending in part because of the current real estate market,” says Mike Saline, owner of … Read more

Casino mogul Steve Wynn bets on luxury market as he… – The Wall Street Journal | NutSocia

Be the first to hear about the biggest and best luxury home deals and sales by signing up for our Mansion Deals email alert. Casino mogul Steve Wynn is putting his Sun Valley, Idaho homes on the market as he seeks to sell a huge chunk of his personal real estate for nearly $300 million. … Read more

How to Care for Your Tucson Trees – Arizona Daily Star | NutSocia

Trees are a wonderful resource, especially in the desert. They provide us with shade, cool our cities, help channel water effectively, provide habitats for necessary ecosystem members, and even provide us with food. If you’re lucky enough to have a tree or two in your yard, chances are you’ve noticed these benefits. The only downside … Read more

Eco-friendly gifts, recyclable decorations, sustainable lighting: How to have a green Christmas – Daily Herald | NutSocia

According to Stanford University, Americans generate 25% more waste between Thanksgiving and New Years than at any other time of the year. Between decorations, gifts and cards, sustainability experts like Lake County’s Merleanne Rampale share tips on how to cut down and reuse this season to make your Christmas that little bit greener. Rampale, the … Read more

In a tough housing market, renters renovate like they own the house – The Wall Street Journal | NutSocia

Many Americans who cannot currently buy a home are renovating their rental homes instead. Tenants, resigned to staying put until the housing market improves and unwilling to live with bland decor, are swapping fixtures, designing patios, and ordering custom furniture. Online furniture retailer Wayfair inc W 1.13% Bookings for easily reversible additional services such as … Read more

10 of the best early Black Friday deals at Lowes and Home Depot, from tool kits and lawn mowers to drill bits and more – MarketWatch | NutSocia

Both Lowes and The Home Depot have great deals before the day after Turkey Day, so we’ve rounded up 5 of the best deals on each page so you can jump on the savings before the door opens (and then I’ll get ready be to fix it!). Mario Tama/Getty Images Gifts often take center stage … Read more

How to Avoid the 5 Worst Living Room Design Mistakes – The Wall Street Journal | NutSocia

THE RELATIVELY NARROW The function of a bedroom or dining room largely determines the furnishing of these rooms. However, a home’s communal chill chamber needs to be a lot of things for many people: intimate and elegant enough for guests sipping aperitifs and cozy enough for family couch potato Sundays. With so much demand for … Read more