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How to Choose the Right Lighting

      Lighting in a home serves both practical and aesthetic purposes. It’s easy to maneuver around a well-lit home, reducing the risk of slips and falls, and the right lighting can help homeowners create their desired ambiance, which typically changes depending on which room you’re in. When choosing lighting for their homes, homeowners must walk a fine line between appearance and functionality. A fixture in the foyer that instantly impresses visitors likely won’t prove as awe-inspiring if it’s installed in the living room. When choosing lighting for a home, some general rules about what works in each room can help homeowners make the most informed decision.

For the Home  //  February 2021
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A Festive Table on a Dime

      Presentation is king when it comes to setting a memorable holiday table, and it needn’t be daunting or expensive. Here are some essential tips that will garner rave reviews at your next gathering. Start by scouring the house to see what you can mix and match to bring your table to life. Don’t be afraid to ask parents or grandparents for family heirlooms that they may be willing to part with.

For the Home  //  December 2020
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Western NY’s Premiere Home Store for Traditional to Contemporary Styles
Sponsored by DL Home and Garden

      Designers Library, DL Home & Garden, and most recently, City Living Essentials, three sister companies in a one-block area, continue to set the bar for lifestyle and home goods in the Greater Rochester community and beyond. Located across from the original site of the Rochester Central Station building, these businesses reside in beautifully restored Victorian Era buildings, replacing boarded store fronts with beckoning banks of windows.

For the Home  //  November 2020
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Giving a Brand New Twist to Home for the Holidays

       Move over Chip and Joanna Gaines! There’s a new girl in town. Buffalo native Ashley Huber is putting her own twists on typical holiday decorating traditions. Featuring a mix of DIY and personal flair, her social media is bursting with her inspiring holiday style. We sat down with Ashley for some insight on how she goes about her process just in time for the season!

For the Home  //  November 2020
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Transform Your Yard into a Beautiful, Edible Landscape

      Our backyards are part of the surrounding ecosystem. As such, they deserve our careful consideration when making landscaping choices. Patty Love, Founder and Program Director of the Rochester Permaculture Center, believes our choices must go beyond the “how many and where” approach to restore—and even improve—our slice of nature.

For the Home  //  August 2020
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A Great Window
Sponsored by Renewal By Anderson

     Looking to replace your windows but concerned about installation? Renewal by Andersen installs state-of-the-art windows quickly and securely, with no mess or hassle. Rochester Installation Manager, Jerami Frechette, answers your questions about this experience.

For the Home  //  August 2020
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