Recent and Featured Home & Cottage Articles

  • Screen Shot 2014-03-06 at 12.55.24 PM MyNorth Patio Furniture Contest 2014

    Enter here for your chance to win $3,000 in patio furniture from Labadie’s Summer Place Casuals. Official Contest Entry — Patio Furniture * indicates required Email Address […]

  • smoothstoneIMG_5594_1 Smooth Stone Studios: The Closest Thing to Leelanau County in a Jar

    Smooth Stone Studios Brings Up North Aromas to Life in their Lotions, Soaps and Candles Heather Buchanan missed walking the beaches of Northern Michigan. After living in […]

  • Northern style February 2014 Northern Style’s March Gift Guide

    Looking for that special something for that special someone, perhaps even a well-earned gift to yourself?  The following rundown—first featured in the February edition of Traverse, Northern […]

  • NHC0214_LANSILL-7 An Historic Harbor Springs Home Renovation

    Near the top of Scottie Lansill’s list of life goals was turning an old, forgotten house into beautiful home.  Heather Johnson Durocher recounts a lakeside Harbor Springs […]

  • NHC0214_ROSE-3 Petoskey Home Profile: How a Young Family Transformed an Old House

    There’s always beauty beneath the surface; it was Michelangelo who famously said that every block of stone has a statue inside it, and that it is the […]

  • Food Court Wars set before Its Transformation by Dawn Whyte and her team. Northern Michigan Designer, Food Court Wars and Food Network

      What do a Northern Michigan designer, Food Court Wars and Food Network have in common? The answer was revealed on last night’s episode of the Food Network’s Food Court […]

  • A Harbor Springs Home with Unexpected Luxury

    Look inside a rustic, surprise-ridden Harbor Springs home with Northern Home & Cottage editor Lissa Edwards. Trees as furniture, a boulder for a mantel and a Spartan […]

  • TVM0214_PINE_GROSBEAK Northport’s Marianne Vick Redefines “Fine Art”

    With an eye for minutiae and an ultra-fine tip on her paintbrush, Northport artist Marianne Vick presents a vision that is hyper-real and transcendental in
 equal measure.  […]

  • EXPO 2 196 2014 Traverse City HBA Home Expo

    Fall in love with your home all over again this Valentine’s Day weekend with a little help from the Home Builder’s Association (HBA). Visit the 2014 Traverse […]

  • valentinescardpaperworks Paperworks Studio Offers Handcrafted Cards with Huge Heart

    Paperworks Studio offers handcrafted cards with a huge heart, and a quartet of their handsome, artisan-quality Valentine’s Day Cards is now available at If you get […]

  • Kaufmann-kitchen_Preston_Feather Participate in the 2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour

    We are inviting all professional Northern Michigan kitchen designers to submit their (finished) kitchen designs for participation in the 2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour, co-sponsored by […]

  • Northern style February 2014 Northern Home & Cottage February 2014 on Northern Michigan Styles

    Northern Home & Cottage February 2014 on Northern Michigan styles helps to inspire your late winter and early spring decor preparations. Editor Elizabeth Edwards shares on her […]

  • Closet_NHC_STYLE_organized_scr New Year Storage Tips by Northern Michigan Designer

    New Year storage tips by Northern Michigan designer Marty Rhein of BAC Design Group in Traverse City help us all get organized in 2014. From linens to […]

  • Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Home Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Home Near Cross Village, Northern Michigan

    Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home near Cross Village, Northern Michigan belongs to Debbie Hindle and partner Ken Ross on their 80 acres of landscape. The breathtaking view includes […]

  • Northern Michigan Dream Home Built on Grand Traverse Bay Northern Michigan Dream Home Built on Grand Traverse Bay

    Northern Michigan dream home built on Grand Traverse Bay fits a couple’s relaxed, lake-side Traverse City, Michigan lifestyle. But above all, they’re still at home. Picture a […]

  • Higgins Lake Home Profile Higgins Lake Home Profile in Northern Michigan

    Higgins Lake home profile in Roscommon County near Traverse City, Michigan makes an open air statement with large glass windows, terraced landscaping and sleek interior surfaces. Higgins […]

  • wine cork place holder Entertaining Ideas With Northern Michigan Wine Corks

    Entertaining ideas with Northern Michigan wine corks are a great way to set a holiday table with simple, rustic elegance.  Instead of tossing Northern Michigan wine corks […]

  • cottage pillow Home: Northern Michigan Gifts for the Home and Cottage

    Just in time for the gift giving season, we’ve raided the Northern Michigan small town shops and compiled a list of favorites for the Northern Michigan home […]

  • Northern Michigan Home & Cottage Decor for Autumn

    Northern Michigan Home & Cottage Decor:  From cool juniper hues to deep warm rusts, these home items are inspired by the most handsome season of all—fall. Northern […]

  • 2013 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour: #12, Sleeping Bear Dunes

    The 2013 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour welcomes you to 12 spectacular kitchens in Petoskey, Traverse City and Glen Arbor. Meet Northern Michigan kitchen #12.