Category: Inside and Out

Sleek drapes fastened to corner posts offer privacy and protection from the sun. (Submitted photo)

Column: Pergolas: The preferred aesthetic

Commentary by Randy Sorrell Think this homeowner isn’t serious about generating shade and privacy? Look closely and discover stylish solutions for each. A few are traditional tools we’ve employed for decades … leafy shade...

Enjoy a break from technology and design a space to live outside. (Submitted photo)

Column: Live life outdoors with spaces that impact

Commentary by Randy Sorrell Finally, the technology-induced drought for outdoor living has been reversed! Our children initiated this fun-sucking drought fueled by all things FANG (Facebook/Amazon/Netflix/Google). They preferred to be nailed in front of...

Almost any space, even a closet, can be transformed into an organized home office. (Submitted photo)

Column: Creating your home office

Commentary by Sarah Nurmi I recently started my own business and will be working out of my home.  How should I organize my home office? I am glad you asked this, because an organized...

Sorrell will discuss designs such as this in his IDC workshop titled “Inspired Exteriors: Trends in Outdoor Living & Space Design.” The workshop will be at 6 p.m. June 9. (Submitted photos)

Column: Enjoy the IDC experience

Commentary by Randy Sorrell First timers are a little shocked, uncertain of what to expect and a bit overwhelmed. Delightfully so! The products are fresh. The finishes are smooth. And the building is a...

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Column: Get to spring cleaning

Commentary by Sarah Nurmi “Spring always gives me the “urge to purge”… but I’m not sure where to begin with my wardrobe! Any tips?” Spring is as good of a time as any to...