Cooling with a ceiling fan might seem “old school,” but in the quest to keep your home comfortable, it can save energy and money. You can find one at local home-improvement and hardware stores for as little as $50. (Depending on the size of the room you want to cool, the price may be higher.) Also, look for Energy Star ceiling fans, because they cost even less to run, and that adds up over time.
Alexis and John Roulette don’t have to look far to remember the love that friends and relatives showered upon them on their wedding day. The 7-foot-long surfboard mounted above their living room couch says it all.
Television screens just keep getting bigger, which is great if you’re an avid binge-watcher, but not so convenient if you’re trying to decorate a living room or bedroom with one wall dominated by a huge glass rectangle.
Whether designing with flowers for a huge formal event or a small casual affair, the trend is toward a more wild and natural look, according to floral designer Ariella Chezar of the FlowerSchool in New York.