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The 1980s are back again: Dhurries are inUpdated Dec 12, 2014 12:31 PM In the 1980s, dhurrie rugs from India, with their bright colors, geometric designs and sturdy flat weaves, were all the rage. Dhurries sort of disappeared in the 1990s, but they’re back.
Pantone’s color of the year: Marsala Posted Dec 13, 2014 12:01 AM
Take a look inside that bottle of Marsala wine sitting in your bar you once bought for that Italian chicken recipe. That earthy, reddish-amber color is what Pantone has named its 2015 Color of the Year.
Royal Oaks in Wood Dale focus of neighborhood profile Posted Dec 12, 2014 12:01 AM
Built as high-end housing around 1970, Royal Oaks was considered an elite subdivision at that time. Although several new residential developments have sprouted up in the vicinity since then, Royal Oaks remains one of the most prestigious areas in Wood Dale.
Why loveseats are so lovable Posted Dec 15, 2014 1:08 PM
Q. Our living room is fairly large but narrow, so the sofa can only go against one wall, which leaves the room open to the entry hall through a wide arch. How can I make it feel self-contained and cozy, not wide-open and breezy?
Sometimes, there are no easy fixes for old windows Posted Dec 14, 2014 12:01 AM
Q. I need advice as to what I can do with my windows without having to replace them. They are 28-year-old Lincoln windows, and of the crank-out type.
Lease survives the sale of a rental unit Posted Dec 13, 2014 12:01 AM
Q. In 1999, I signed a lease and put down an $800 security deposit. I continued to renew it and in 2011 I signed a six-year lease, which clearly states “the tenant has deposited the sum of $800 prepaid with the landlord for the security deposit.”
Board must give owners common account information Posted Dec 13, 2014 12:01 AM
Q. I have lived in my condominium for the past 23 years. The board of managers refuses to produce an audited financial statement. What can I do get this?
Vote for the best holiday lights Updated Dec 16, 2014 5:22 PM
Voting has started in the Daily Herald's Holiday Lights Contest. You can help chose which decorator will receive a Toro snowblower -- and enter to win a snowblower yourself. We're also handing out five Editor's Choice awards. Winners will be announced Dec. 23.
A sea of red at poinsettia greenhouse Updated Dec 15, 2014 5:40 PM
The Leider family is growing thousands of poinsettias for the holiday season at Leider Greenhouses in Buffalo Grove.
Stick to the basics to make holiday decorating joyful Posted Dec 15, 2014 1:11 PM
Stressed about all you have to do for the holidays? First, realize that each step in your personal holiday journey must be enjoyed or it turns into a “must do.” Limit the amount of decorating.
Hardware store owners love the holidays
Posted Nov 29, 2014 12:01 AM
This is the busiest time of the year for hardware and appliance stores, says Mike Gilbert of Downers Grove-based Gilbert Bros. Hardware. Homeowners are buying winter items like snowblowers and shovels, as well as holiday items like lights, trees and other decor.
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full story »Hardware store owners love the holidaysThis is the busiest time of the year for hardware and appliance stores, says Mike Gilbert of Downers Grove-based Gilbert Bros. Hardware. Homeowners are buying winter items like snowblowers and shovels, as well as holiday items like lights, trees and other decor.
full story »Festive holiday homes is this family’s traditionTreetime Christmas Creations in Lake Barrington is a magical, fantasy Christmas showroom that changes each year in an effort to keep people coming back to see what has been done differently, said Laurie and Joe Kane, the seasonal business’s owners.