Stories by Kim Cook

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Victorian garden style lives on

Those drawn to 19th century style may be pleased to learn that vintage garden decor is a trend this spring and summer.
By Kim Cook

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Give the season of renewal some colorful variety

The yin and yang of spring make it such an interesting season.
By Kim Cook

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Construction toys let kids use creativity

Building and construction toys have been a fixture in playrooms since, well, forever, and there are several reasons for their enduring appeal.
By Kim Cook

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013

Children's rooms get new, modern designs

Color, materials help keep kids' room from becoming boring sleep spaces.
By Kim Cook

Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012

New Year's bash an easy event

A New Year's bash is one of the easier parties to throw. Everyone's already in the merry-making mood, so it's a simple matter of setting the stage.
By Kim Cook

Friday, Aug 24, 2012

Let animals run in kid's room

Kids are often enthralled with the wild kingdom, so it's fun to do their rooms with animal-themed décor.
By Kim Cook

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Lighting is important in small spaces

Small may be in when it comes to homes, but that doesn't mean it's easy to decorate. A few simple guidelines, however, can turn a small space from Dilemma to De-Lovely.
By Kim Cook

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009

Chilly conditions increase peoples' desire to cocoon

Jane Austen wrote, "There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort." Some of us are natural homebodies, but when both the weather and the economy turn frosty, we're all headed indoors for ...
By Kim Cook

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008

Rugs put art underfoot

Exciting things are afoot in the world of rugs: Wools and silks are sheared, sculpted, shagged and shaped into virtual works of art, crafted in luxurious textures and rich hues.
By Kim Cook

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008

Fall home fashions sparkle with glossy, retro glamour

Fall home fashion is aglow this year with metallic, pearled, acrylic and mirror finishes.
By Kim Cook

Sunday, Aug 31, 2008

Small tables have big impact on decor

Those looking to update their living space for fall without going all-out might want to consider some of today's smart, sophisticated new side tables.
By Kim Cook

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Rocks add element of stability in home

We've all toted home an interesting stone or two from a good walk. We appreciate the eons it took to shape them; we admire the composition, the shading. But the coziness?
By Kim Cook

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Pools join green wave

Taking a dip in a backyard pool has never looked so refreshing.
By Kim Cook

Top headlines

New chair gets vet off-road to fish

Army veteran Henry Kent's new Action Trackchair has attachments for fishing, with a holder for his fishing pole and a built-in tackle box, but others can be outfitted with gunracks for hunting.