Recent and Featured Home & Cottage Articles

  • The Healing House In Leelanau County

    Color, simplicity and healing mark Molly Phinny’s new Leelanau County home, just outside of Traverse City.

  • Dressed Up Chairs

    How to dress up dining chairs with large men’s dress shirts.

  • Resources For: Living in the Michigonian

    List of professionals who contributed to a Torch Lake remodel including landscape, interior remodel, stonework, decorating and appliances.

  • Lilies of Her Field

    Profile of Di Rau’s Betsie River Centennial Lily Farm, where every kind of lilly thrives.

  • Resources For: The Symphonic House

    A list of the professionals who worked on the Symphonic House on Cathead Bay, designed by David Hanawalt for Jonathan and Anna Wege.

  • 3 Kitchen Must-Haves

    Three kitchen gadget must-haves.

  • Norwegian Folk

    A guesthouse in Lake City is designed to look like a stabbur, a traditional Norwegian outbuilding, and is filled with Norwegian folk art, including touches by Tove Ness who specializes in the traditional folk art of rosemaling.

  • Can These Seeds Be Saved?

    Description of how to test last year’s seeds to see if they are worth planting in the spring.

  • Resources For: Norwegian Folk

    A list of the professionals who contributed to a house featuring Norwegian folk design including a contractor, plumber, painter, cabinet supplier and window supplier.

  • How To Move a House

    A description of how to move a house from one location to another.

  • Resources For: The Barefoot Victorian

    A list of the professionals who worked on the design and construction of a Victorian-style cottage in Bay Harbor near Petoskey.

  • Interview with Traverse City's Pellet Stove Man

    John Richardson, Manager, Traverse Home and Hearth
    1151 W. South Airport Rd., Traverse City

  • River Revival

    Profile of a renovated house on the banks of the Au Sable River.

  • Northern Michigan Style Terrarium: Garden in a Jar

    Seven simple steps to building a home terrarium.

  • Home Spa

    A list of ways to create a home spa.

  • Resources For: Boyne City Neighborhood Bungalow

    A list of the professionals who worked on a Boyne City bungelow including the builder, interior designer, kitchen designer and landscaper.

  • Di’s 6 Tips for Lovely Lilies

    Di Rau, owner of Betsie River Centennial Lilly Farm, offers easy tips to make sure your lillies are gorgeous this year, inside and out.

  • Birch Logs as Art

    Simple instructions for using birch logs to create an artistic accent.

  • Hearth Style and Stoves

    A sample of hearth furniture and style as well as a definition of the Rumford fireplace and three different pellet stoves.

  • Fit For a White Picket Fence

    A new Northport home designed by Jerry Baumann fits into nature and the environment and easily expands this empty-nest lifestyle when it fills with family.