WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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NEW YORK — Know a book lover with a coffee table and a passion? Then you’re good to go on a gift. Coffee-table books aren’t usually high on the self-purchase priority list but they can make … more
There’s a lot of home decorating advice out there on how to create the perfect kitchen. But what goes into designing a truly great dining room? As the holiday entertaining season approaches, … more
Arriving at a sprawling flea market on a crisp Saturday morning can be exciting. So many potential treasures might be hidden among the dusty piles of cast-off, second-hand goods. Yet often it’s … more
History buffs and DIY enthusiasts will unite on Veterans Day for a hands-on workshop geared toward restoring and repairing historic windows. “Historic windows have aesthetic and material … more
Before they even know whether the candy will be top-notch or king-size, trick or treaters are drawn to houses decked out for Halloween. “When kids are trick-or-treating, that’s the first thing … more
NEW YORK — Haunted houses tell us a lot of stories. But those stories are not just about ghosts. Colin Dickey , the author of “Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places,” went around … more
Conventional wisdom says to use neutral colors or simple wood stains for anything as permanent as kitchen cabinets. Homeowners craving a burst of color have generally been advised to bring it in … more
Before they even know whether the candy will be top-notch or king-size, trick-or-treaters are drawn to houses decked out for Halloween. “When kids are trick-or-treating, that’s the first thing … more
NEW YORK — The paint experts at Sherwin-Williams have chosen a deep sea-blue hue called Oceanside as their 2018 color of the year. The company described the pick Tuesday as evoking a wanderlust … more
We know that what brews in fashion percolates into decor. This fall, it’s floral prints loaded with depth and drama. Anna Sui’s fall 2017 show was replete with deep, moody florals on velvet, … more
The first weeks of school can be the perfect time to reboot a child’s bedroom. Ideally, the room should be easy to keep organized and great for concentrating on homework. It also needs to be … more
Many of us think of terrazzo — a composite including chips of various stones and glass — as a utilitarian flooring material, something you see in lobbies or hallways. But the centuries-old material is being rediscovered by architects and … more
The trend toward outdoor living, which uses comfy seating, bright rugs and weatherproof art to extend the al fresco season at home, is bringing new attention to a centuries-old architectural feature: the courtyard. “It’s the original outdoor … more
NEW YORK — It's not always enough for a couch to be a couch. Sometimes, especially when space is tight, it helps if the couch can double as two armchairs and a coffee table, and even storage shelves, as is the case with one Japanese camping … more
Andrea Smith's dining room will be out of commission for the next few months while she prepares what she hopes will be another award-winning entry for a local “tablescaping” contest. Smith, a retired teacher and avid quilter in Estes … more
Take a survey of your home, and consider all the spots where you have old photos. Perhaps you'll find baby pictures in albums in the living room, vacation snaps in tattered envelopes tucked into a bookshelf, milestone moments in old frames, and … more
Tablescaping is an art form that brings nature into the dining room, providing a feast for the eyes. You can cut your own garden flowers and greenery to make a centerpiece for your table — and then keep on getting creative. “Adding … more
For many landscape designers and homeowners, a garden isn't complete without the right art. But how do you find the right spot for a piece of outdoor art and choose the plants to complement it? The first step is finding a work that really speaks … more
Creative new shapes and technology mean that home lighting fixtures often do far more than provide illumination. They can be exciting and sculptural works of art. “Designs are now not only a source of light, but a distinctive feature of an … more
Livestock guardian dogs (sometimes called LGDs) can be lifesavers, not only for herd animals and poultry but also for farmers and ranchers trying to build a profitable business. Laura Faley owns Hidden Meadow Ranch near Mount Vernon, Washington, … more
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