Bright and nonconventional colors bring adventure to home decor

(BPT) – When it comes to trends in interior design, the forecast through 2014 is looking bolder, brighter and more adventurously colorful than has been seen in a while. Up-and-coming palettes are earning descriptions including “youthful,” “vibrant” and “positive,” heralding the rebounding market’s ready return to color. Color expert and interior designer Barbara Schirmeister equates […]

Couples who design together, stay together

(BPT) – Opposites attract, and for couples who live together, compromising on personal style and design choices can be a difficult bridge to cross. Someone who wants a modern, contemporary vibe might not like the decor choice of someone who prefers a more traditional or rustic feel. What most people don’t realize, however, is that […]

Truly Tasteful Landscaping

When you think of growing food, what do you picture? Rows of corn? Perfect plots of cabbages and beans? Carrots and radishes lined up like soldiers? That’s a good start – but with a few adjustments, you can get a lot more creative with your gardening – and add beauty to your home as well.

Education leads to empowerment for children in need

It is a simple but absolute truth: Education not only transforms and fulfills the lives of students as knowledge expands their minds, but it also has the power to strengthen nations. In the United States, educational opportunities for children abound, with many beginning their school journeys with preschool programs as early as age 3. According […]

Change the future: How you can make a difference for a child in need

“Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future,” said the late President John F. Kennedy. Ensuring our youth are well-cared for is important, and giving special care to less fortunate children is essential.   While any charity that aids children in need merits support, some do so in unique […]