Friday, March 28, 2014
Corsica is a storied Mediterranean Island. Owned by France today, it has a heritage that includes Italian, Greek, and many other European influences. And so it inspired Hooker Furniture to create a collection based not only on its romantic past, but its very contemporary casual lifestyle. Here, enjoy a pictorial tour of Corsica, which inspired Hooker Furniture’s delightful Corsica Collection for today’s casual lifestyle.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
The waters of the Mediterranean have brought many different cultures to the island of Corsica, beginning with the Greeks, centuries ago. It is what makes this rugged island, primarily mountainous, so intriguing for visitors today. Corsica belongs to France, but its history, like the languages spoken and its food heritage, has a definite Italian imprint from the occupation by Genoa once upon a time.
Visit its markets, its farm inns, and even its most elegant restaurants and discover a unique cuisine and way of life in my latest blog for Hooker Furniture Corporation.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
|Romantic roses & delicious sweets-the perfect combination!|
Roses take center stage as Valentine’s Day approaches. But my favorite flower is never out of fashion, whether with the sophistication of a single blossom or in profusion in a bouquet. Roses are ever popular as a motif in fabrics and wallpapers. And as gardens are now dormant in most of our climes, you can still bring the luxury of a rose garden to your life. Tarry here for lovely ideas.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
|Hang a wreath like this above a mirror for unexpected touch.|
Photo credit: Mikkel Vang
All across the United States, temperatures have dipped to record lows for the most frigid January in a century. Never have the comforts of home been sweeter. The best answer to harsh weather conditions is to COZY UP at home. Here are some ideas in my latest blog for Hooker Furniture to do just that.
|For a special winter sentiment, Lexington’s “Welcome to the Cabin” is fun and cheery.|
Friday, December 13, 2013
|Burlap, cranberries & walnuts adorn Christmas tree|
How lovely to create trees, as well as home decorations, from natural materials. Why not organize a Santa’s workshop with your children or friends as your elves? Magazines abound with delightful ideas—many easy. And whatever your home’s decor, naturals will enhance its beauty at this special time of year. Read about some great ideas, inspired by our ancestors who relied on the woods around them for boughs and berries at this time of year, in my latest blog for Hooker Furniture.
Wishing you the happiest of holidays,
Friday, October 18, 2013
|Pumpkin carving party ideas from Martha Stewart|
“Tonight the Great Pumpkin will rise out of the pumpkin patch. He flies through the air and brings toys to all the children of the world.”
~ Linus, It’s the Great Pumpkin,Charlie Brown
There is pumpkin mania in the land as Halloween and the festive fall holidays are upon us. And indeed, pumpkins are coming up everywhere. Looking for ways to decorate with pumpkins as the theme? You can find some inspiration in my latest blog for Hooker Furniture.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
|Summer Read by Michael Steirnagle|