WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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Take a look through the fall decor catalogs or browse the aisles of furnishings stores and you'll see a recurring theme: matte finishes. “Matte is having a moment right now,” says Donna Garlough, Joss & Main's style director. … more
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Demand driven by the farm-to-table movement knows no seasons, so farmers in colder areas of the country increasingly use greenhouses and similar structures to meet wintertime demand for local produce. While crusty snow and … more
Recycling has become the norm in many communities. The detritus of our daily lives — plastic, glass, metal and paper — makes its weekly trek to processing plants across the country. Much of it gets made into new versions of itself: … more
Are you ready for some football? Whether you’re an avid Monday Night Football fan or your idea of football is the halftime show and watching commercials at the Super Bowl, here are a few fun and easy tricks to bring your football party to … more
Winter, especially early winter, is a good time of year for gardeners to travel. Houseplants now are most tolerant of neglect and, if we plan a little, they can even thrive in our absence. Lack of water is the major threat to neglected plants. … more
NEW YORK — More than a decade before Philip Johnson designed his iconic Glass House, French designer and architect Pierre Chareau designed the Maison de Verre in 1932 in Paris. It featured one of the world's first glass-brick exterior walls … more
Poinsettias have become the best-selling potted plants in the United States, and are second in popularity only to Christmas trees during the holiday season. Unfortunately, they also are among the least understood. They are not annuals. … more
Search the term online and nearly 10 million results roll in. It's being touted by this winter's shelter magazines, decor retailers and lifestyle mavens. What's so huge? It's hygge. Often mispronounced “higgy,” it's actually more … more
Gorgeous shades of yellow have become increasingly popular in home decor, a trend that seems set to continue in the coming year. Yellow is prominent in the Sherwin-Williams color forecast for 2017, while Pantone describes their new “color of … more
Raising small flocks of backyard chickens has been a trend among city dwellers for a decade or so, and putting the birds to work can be a boon to gardens. You can use them for tilling, grubbing for worms and for their manure, which makes excellent … more
The days after the holiday guests have gone home and the decorations have been put away can be clarifying. Suddenly, rooms that have been crowded with people and gifts have empty space and breathing room. There's something about the quiet weeks … more
Decor trends take us on a little emotional journey every season. Some speak to how we're feeling, some to how we want to feel. For 2017, trend spotters say we're looking for ease and comfort. Even at the luxury end of the decor spectrum, the look … more
There are as many ideas for do-it-yourself pet beds as there are kinds of pets. Projects range from simple sewing patterns to complex woodwork. But the goal is a safe, customized bed that suits the pet, so that “your furry family members … more
When asked to build a luxury home for a house tour this year, designer Kenyon Woods opted to include a rec room — but not the rec room of his childhood. Unlike old-time rec rooms with their wood paneling, ceiling tiles, box TVs and cast-off … more
Everyone always says that Christmas is the season to be jolly, but in our house we view it as the season to be tacky. That’s right, I’m talking about a tacky sweater Christmas party! Don’t get me wrong, I like dressing up for … more
Americans briefly scaled back the scope of home renovation projects after the recession began nearly a decade ago, says interior designer and “HGTV Design Star” judge Vern Yip. But even during the peak of that focus on smaller, more … more
Saturday’s Old Wilson Neighbors Association Historic Holiday Homes Tour features seven properties on and around Nash Street and Raleigh Road Parkway. Stroll through these ornate homes in a self-paced tour and get ideas for your own home. … more
Santa has a brand new house, thanks to the Home Builders Association of Wilson. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be hearing Christmas wishes tonight and Saturday during A Downtown Christmas in the new house that was moved to the courthouse plaza this … more
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