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WV Design Team: Introducing trendy to traditional
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WV Design Team: Introducing trendy to traditional

Something borrowed, something blue … something old, something new. This well-known adage comes from an old English rhyme.

“Something old” represents continuity. “Something new” represents optimism for the...

WV DIY Team: Relax — it’s just paint
WV DIY Team: Relax — it’s just paint

Today we introduce a new member of our WV Do It Yourself Team. Salvaged to Sassy: Fine Vintage Home Decor and Custom Painting is owned by professional pickers and painters Chuck and Lesa Smith. They’ve been in business for more than five years...

WV Design Team: Paper cachet
WV Design Team: Paper cachet

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Wallpaper is a design trend of the past, right? Wrong!

Over and over again, I have heard this question asked from my clients, both commercial and residential. Every time,...

WV Design Team: Design opportunities come knocking in winter
WV Design Team: Design opportunities come knocking in winter

By Chuck and Connie Hamsher

WV Design Team

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The holiday decorations are being stowed away just as the gray, dreary days of winter are settling in. January and February can be hard months for some, with the hustle...

From the kitchen: New Year’s Day menu for sleepers and partiers alike, By Judy Grigoraci

I didn’t know which way to go today with recipes. Should you have party beverages? A quick snack? Or my favorite — brunch food?

I wanted to go easy on you, considering it is New Year’s Eve. Some may celebrate with a quiet...

Design Team: New Year, New Design Resolutions
Design Team: New Year, New Design Resolutions

We barely have the Christmas wrapping paper put away when the New Year comes knocking at our door. The holidays are mostly behind us for another year. We can put our feet up. Every day does not need to be crammed with “to-do” lists. It...

All is calm, all is bright
All is calm, all is bright

Glistening lights, silver and gold, bows and evergreen — area families share their Christmas spirit in style, lighting up their homes and hearts.

For some, Christmastime is all about the presents.

For others, their Christmas...

WV Design Team: Nursery design for the future
WV Design Team: Nursery design for the future

Today’s design feature comes from Steve and Beth Pugh, owners of the Pugh Furniture Warehouse Showroom, a third-generation family business that was started in 1917.

By Steve and Beth Pugh

WV Design Team

CHARLESTON, W.Va....

Harvest a Christmas tree for a holiday memory
Harvest a Christmas tree for a holiday memory

GRIFFITHSVILLE, W.Va. — On a busy Saturday at Wilkerson Christmas Tree Farm, dozens of families had traveled many miles to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Families harvesting a Christmas tree is ...

Mistletoe: Holiday tradition plays hard to get
Mistletoe: Holiday tradition plays hard to get

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Like true love, mistletoe is elusive. The evergreen naturally grows high on the branches of hardwood trees in every West Virginia county, but getting your hands on it isn’t so easy.

“I used to shoot it...

WV DIY Team: Wrap holiday gifts beautifully
WV DIY Team: Wrap holiday gifts beautifully

In this week’s DIY feature, we get step-by-step instructions for wrapping a beautiful holiday gift package. Elisa Payne is the owner of Eggplant, a unique gift store located in Charleston’s South Hills shopping district. Elisa and her...

WV Design Team: Let color inspire in the new year
WV Design Team: Let color inspire in the new year

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “For 2015, Wine With Everything” was the headline in the Dec. 4 issue of The Wall Street Journal’s Style & Travel section.

The article introduces the color of 2015 as dictated by the Pantone Color...

WV DIY Team: Bottles up! Refashion a chandelier
WV DIY Team: Bottles up! Refashion a chandelier

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A few years ago, to celebrate Habitat for Humanity ReStore’s 10th anniversary, we hosted a fundraiser catered by Cafe Cimino Country Inn.

To create an ambiance worthy of chef Tim Urbanic’s culinary...

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