Recent and Featured Live Here Articles

  • The Next Cool Place

    A look at the real estate finds to be had in Elberta.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • New Life For Your Lilacs

    Instructions for pruning lilac bushes to bring them back to full bloom.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Add a Splash of Color to Spring

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

  • Build a Birch Log Mantel

    How to build a fireplace mantle out of birch logs.

  • Garden Monograms

    Edible table decorations add style and fun to entertaining.

  • Resources For: A Cottage Full of Color

    A list of the professionals, including the builder, kitchen designer and paint supplier who helped renovate the home built in 1904 by lumber baron, E.G. Carey.

  • Resources For: The Healing House in Leelanau County

    A list of the professionals who worked on a new lakefront house featuring color and simplicity in Leelanau County, including the architect, the builder, landscaper and interior designer, many from Traverse City.

  • The Pro File: Mark Miller

    Interview with glass expert Mark Miller.

  • How To: Veggie Monograms

    Add unexpected elegance to your table with easy monogrammed place settings.

  • Shoreside Elegance

    Products and crafts to create an elegant style in nature’s coolest neutrals.