Recent and Featured Live Here Articles

  • The Up North Game Room

    Game rooms with an Up North rustic flare.

  • Resources For Cabin Life, Chapter Two

    A list of the professionals, including the builder, and the window, furniture and tile suppliers for this new home construction in Platte Lake.

  • The New Green Kitchen

    Products for the new green, eco-friendly kitchen.

  • River Revival

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

  • 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.

  • Resources For: Fit for a White Picket Fence

    List of the professionals who worked on a Northport cottage including interior design, landscape, paint, millwork and applicances.

  • Resources For: Organics and The New Classic

    A list of the professionals, including the architect, builder, kitchen designer and landscaper, who worked on a new home in Harbor Springs that used organic materials and deep colors to create the new classic cottage.

  • Shaynee Fanara and Sam Hunt, Rescuers

    An interview with Shaynee Fanara and Sam Hunt, members of the Emmet County Dive Team who rescued three men from a capsized sailboat.

  • Leaf-wrapped Candles

    Instructions for how to dress up candles by wrapping them in leaves for a natural display.

  • Snow Days

    An essay about Ken Marten’s love of snow and particularly snow days when he was a child.

  • Recipe: Milk and Honey Bath

    Recipe for a Milk and Honey Bath.

  • 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.

  • Drawing the Cottage Bath

    A profile of a classic cottage bathroom including focus on the vanity, the mirrors, the tub, the faucet, the floor and the curtains.

  • Colonial Revived

    Two New York City designers, Daniel Heighes Wismer and Gregory Dufner, revive a Charlevoix neighborhood Dutch colonial.

  • Resources For: A New Style for the North

    A list of the Traverse City professionals, including the builder, roofer, painter, tile supplier, window supplier and appliance supplier, who worked to create this rustic modern statement on natural style in the North.

  • Wendy Wagoner, Savior of Native Plants

    Interview with Wendy Wagoner who helped establish the Eastern Upper Peninsula Northern Wild Plant and Seed Cooperative: to promote, propagate and protect native plants.

  • Resources For: Breaking House Rules in Traverse City

    A list of professionals that worked on a new, lakefront home on Long Lake in Traverse City, including architect Ken Richmond, the builder, landscaper and window supplier.

  • The New Northern Michigan Farmhouse

    Cool designs in kitchens that update the farmhouse tradition.

  • A Farmhouse Reborn

    Profile of moving a 100-year-old farmhouse to a new home on the beach.

  • Add a Splash of Color to Spring

    A collection of style choices that add color and style to home decor in spring.