Recent and Featured Live Here Articles

  • Harvest-inspired Accessories

    A list of accessories for the home inspired by the harvest season.

  • Resources For: A Kitchen For Cooks

    The list of professionals who worked on a sleek and functional kitchen, including the designer, contractor and lighting, appliances and paint suppliers.

  • Breaking House Rules in Traverse City

    A Long Lake house designed by Traverse City architect Ken Richmond incorporates Arts & Crafts, cottage and contemporary. The home manages to be creative and styled while melting into the trees.

  • Big Lake Beach House

    Two professors build a Lake Michigan cottage to escape their hectic life in the city.

  • Sun, Stucco and Style

    Profile of a home designed with light, energy-efficiency and style in mind.

  • The Symphonic House

    Profile of the Symphonic House –a house on Cathead Bay that takes in nature’s songs, designed by architect David Hanawalt for Jonathan and Anna Wege.

  • Built for the Boughs Outside Traverse City

    Architect Marco Silveri treated the trees as tall neighbors when he designed this Spider Lake cottage near Traverse City.

  • Vern Bishop, Elk Guide

    An interview with Vern Bishop, a guide in Pigeon River State Forest.

  • A Kitchen for Cooks

    This Petoskey kitchen designed by Nancy Blandford is sleek, high-functioning and made for a couple that loves to cook.

  • Boyne City Neighborhood Bungalow

    Home profile of a cottage with bungelow lines located in a Boyne City neighborhood, designed by Jodi Alger Lyons.

  • Resources For: River Revival

    A list of the professionals who worked on the renovation of a river house on the AuSable river, including the interior designer, architect, builder and suppliers.

  • Backyard Project: Maple Syrup

    Easy instructions for how to tap the maple trees in your backyard and make your own maple syrup.

  • Dock Around the Clock

    A look at everything from furniture to grills that make life on the dock work for the summer.

  • Cabin Life, Chapter Two

    A profile of an almost 100-year-old cabin converted into an updated cottage without losing the original charm and spirit.

  • 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.

  • Shoulder Season

    Tips for getting in shape for the paddling season.

  • Eat Purple for Your Health

    The healthy attributes of blueberries and many deep-hued and purple-hued foods results because they are teeming with antioxidants called anthocyanins.

  • Northern Michigan Style Terrarium: Garden in a Jar

    Seven simple steps to building a home terrarium.

  • 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.

  • Resources For: Drawing the Cottage Bath

    A list of the professionals who worked on to create a cottage-style bathroom in Petoskey including the builder, architect, kitchen designer, bath designer and tile supplier.