Having a discerning eye for design and a knack for presenting artful spaces isn’t only reserved for those who spend careers dreaming up posh interiors for homes fit for Architectural Digest. Most often, it is the anticipated family get-together or a special time of year that can inspire homemade design gurus everywhere. With the holidays just around the corner, it is likely most local families are busy designing their menus rather than seasonal aesthetics. Hors d’oeuvre and side dish debates aside, a stunning centerpiece can […]
Now that Memorial Day has passed, many folks in the Hudson Valley consider now to be the unofficial start of the summer season. This typically means the beginning of a season of discovery for travelers and lifelong residents alike. Warmer temperatures combined with the lush and vibrant landscapes of upstate New York help open the gateway to popular events, getaways and perhaps most prominently, the historic and scenic attractions that tuck themselves within the valley itself. Today, the seemingly ceaseless nature of change brought on […]
With Spring in full bloom across the area and a gorgeous May weekend upon us, the time has come to officially herald an end to dark winter days and bring color to your garden. Fortunately for everyone with an affinity for green appendages in our neck of the woods, the folks at Roaring Oaks Florist have a wide variety of spring blossoms that are sure to liven up any backyard garden or curbside presentation. Here are just a few to ring in the […]
Flowers on Mother’s Day has been a traditional way to symbolize the love and recognition for mothers everywhere since time immemorial. In today’s era of social distancing and self-isolation, sending floral arrangements on Mother’s Day has become a small act that feels especially poignant. As local businesses across the area continue to feel the economic effects of the coronavirus, the demand for flowers has become scarce and florists especially are looking forward to the coming titular holiday to boost sales. Despite the challenges, Country Gardeners […]
An old family photo, a jewelry trinket, a child’s first drawing, or a stunning piece of fine art. Our sense of sentimentality and the love we hold inside for the things we make or that bring us precious memories can make these pieces come alive with a great design. Whether you want to brighten a child’s room or protect a fragile document, there may be more than a few items lying around your home that would benefit from the soulful enhancement of framing. At Gilded […]
Easter Sunday is only two days away, and the time has come when we typically begin to prep our meals, finalize our Sunday travel schedules, and put the finishing touches on holiday decorations. This year, Easter will find nearly all of us with our immediate family exclusively and, sadly for many, alone entirely. Still, the season of regrowth and rebirth is upon us and what better way to honor that spirit by sending some last-minute arrangements to the loved ones we will miss this year […]
Easter Week has begun and apart from the religious observances taking place across the country and abroad, now is the perfect time to send loved ones a festive arrangement to celebrate the new season and to express your love during a time when otherwise families would typically come together.
Apart from some of the stunning arrangements the Spring season presents, potted bulbs or plant baskets are another way of adding a bit of sunshine to lives of those we may miss this coming Sunday. Here are […]