October is my favorite month of the year because I absolutely adore Halloween. We are the house on the street with the insane Halloween decorations. Every year, I create a little pathway for the trick-or-treaters out of pumpkin pails illuminated with LED lights. Our lavender bushes have scary eyes that vibrate and growl when people pass by. Inside our home, a massive spider web adorns the foyer. Sadly, the only thing it caught was our cat. (Don’t worry, Pumpkin was absolutely fine.) For our family, we express our joy of every holiday and season with outdoor and interior décor. However, for day-to-day décor, we aren’t very gifted at putting together a room.
And that’s where our homes edition comes in. Like me, I’m sure there are many of you out there who find interior decorating to be a struggle. Or maybe you are an expert who needs inspiration. This issue has a little something for people of all abilities. We are thrilled to highlight the seamless fusion of aesthetics and functionality that texture brings to the world of home decoration. We reached out to two designers to chat about texture, what it means and how it redefines how we perceive and personalize living spaces, elevating the art of interior design to new heights. And they make it simple for those of us who are décor-challenged.
Our featured getaway, the enchanting Nordlys Lodging, offers an immersive retreat amid nature’s embrace. Nestled among breathtaking landscapes, these remarkable cabins beckon those seeking tranquility and adventure alike.
We delve into the story of the sisters behind the hit HGTV show, Renovation 911, shedding light on their expertise in transforming devastated houses into dream homes. Their remarkable journey exemplifies dedication, skill and a true passion for turning visions into reality.
I’m also excited to revisit two local gardeners we spoke to last May about how to plant a garden with the intention of canning and pickling produce grown. Now that it’s fall, those same gardeners are going to share their tips about canning and pickling a harvest.
As we navigate through these pages, let’s celebrate the artistry and craftsmanship that continue to shape our homes and gardens.