Interior Design, Kitchen, Living & Bedrooms

Over not too long ago years there was an incredible shift in kitchen design towards glossy, minimalist, trendy kitchens. Let me share a little bit of ME with you. Cozy Comfort is my Type. I am drawn to all issues that create a cozy and comfortable ambiance in my home. My want is that my house is a place people love to visit and the place they feel welcomed and at dwelling. To create one of these an atmosphere there are some messages I need my house to provide. Raised vegetable plot backfilled with soil, planted up with a mixture of summer time and winter crop greens. The primary, and probably most fun determination, is where to plant what within every border. Planning a garden border can feel like a daunting task when you’re a beginner gardener, but it surely’s much easier than it appears to be like. If you’d like neat garden borders, all the time plant taller vegetation on the again and low-growing ones on the front (the plant label will let you know the peak and spread of every plant so you’ll know the way far apart to plant them, too).

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ICFA names Retail Council leads

Karen Brams, president of Island Living & Patio in West Palm Beach, Fla., has been named as the International Casual Furnishings Assn.’s 2021 chair for its Retail Council. Brams has been a member of the council for four years.

Two-year member Collins Stuart, owner of Outdoor Living in St. George, Utah, will assist Brams as vice chair, after serving the council for two years. His term is set to expire at the end of 2021.

Members of the Retail Council with terms expiring at the end of 2021 include:

  • Nancy Del Campo, Tri-Supply, Temple, Texas
  • Judy Miller, Outback Patio Furnishings, Marble Falls, Texas
  • Tom Vielbig, Backyard Living, Ridgewood, N.J.
  • Jack Wills, Jack Wills Outdoor Living, Tulsa, Okla.

Brams’ membership term is set to expire at the end of 2022. Other members with terms expiring then include:

  • Melissa Glikes, Sisset’s, Gainesville, Fla.
  • Grant Henegin, The Fire House Casual Living Store, Charlotte, N.C.
  • Eli Hymer, Gasper Home & Garden, Richboro, Pa.
  • Lee Recchia, American Casual Living, Suwanee, Ga

Retail Council members with terms expiring at the end of 2023 include:

  • Amy Arant, Wrapsosdy Outdoor Living, Blue Ridge, Ga.
  • Don Davis, Heat n Sweep, Okemos, Mich.
  • Ben Harvey, Patio Productions, San Diego
  • Panatda

Update: Ikea’s smaller-format store in Queens opens

This rendering from Ikea shows the design for its new location scheduled to open in Queens, N.Y. later this month.

UPDATE, Jan. 11: Ikea’s new Queens, N.Y., store in Rego Center shopping mall is open to the public starting today. It’s the first store in the U.S. with a new, smaller format, offering a full range of products across 115,000-square-feet of space, which is about half of the usual store size.

“At Ikea, we’re on a journey to transform our business to meet our customers wherever they are and how they like to shop,” said Javier Quiñones, president and chief sustainability officer, Ikea Retail U.S. “As life at home has taken on a new meaning this year for so many people, our customers’ needs and behaviors are changing too, and we hope our new Queens store will serve as a convenient and accessible source of inspiration and home furnishing expertise for New Yorkers.”

Original story, Jan. 8, 2021:

QUEENS, NY – The first smaller-format Ikea store will open later this month in Queens, N.Y., as part of the retailer’s plan to reach more urban consumers.

The pandemic pushed back the opening, which was originally scheduled for summer 2020, according to