Recent and Featured Live & Work Articles

  • Curb Appeal

    Ideas for creating curb appeal for a house including exterior paint colors, stone accents and native species landscaping.

  • Resources For: Colonial Revived

    A list of professionals who worked on a renovated colonial in Charlevoix including the architect, builder, landscaper and tile and floor supplier.

  • Stairway to Heaven

    This Pentwater house sits 150 feet above the road on a sandy bluff that looks out upon Lake Michigan’s Little Point Sable and Big Point Sable, a piece of paradise.

  • Recipes for Relaxation

    Three recipes for creating relaxing recipes, including massage oil, face masks and body scrub.

  • Resources For: Living in the Michigonian

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

  • Resources For: A Farmhouse Reborn

    Resource list including the builder, interior decorator, landscaper and more for a home in Harbor Springs.

  • A New Style for the North

    Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine’s art director, Diane Kolak, designed a new style for the North, a rustic modern home in Traverse City featuring the soothing views and colors of nature with cutting edge style.

  • Resources For: Stairway to Heaven

    A list of the professionals, including the architect, appliance supplier, custom ironworks, window and cabinetry suppliers for the Pentwater home high on a bluff.

  • 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.

  • Resources For: Lilies of Her Field

    List of suppliers who contributed to a garden on the Betsie River.

  • Let Indian summer linger

    A list of products inspired by nature and the smells of summer.

  • Resources For Built for the Boughs Outside Traverse City

    A list of the professionals, including the architect, builder, landscaper, and suppliers for a house on Spider Lake, just outside Traverse City, built high into the foliage of surrounding trees.

  • Repurpose for St. Michael's

    The wood from old St. Michael’s convent school in Suttons Bay gets a new home.