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Entries by J E

How to Reupholster Furnishings that Have Sentimental Value

In our line of work, we strive to find a balance between the old and the new. The just-manufactured and the well-loved. The newest technology and the techniques that stand the test of time.  Sure, it is always exciting when we get shipments of accessories and artwork that can be added to our showroom floor. […]

Blessings of Life at the Lake: This Crazy Year in Review

In lieu of that trip you may have been planning this December, I invite you to travel with us down Memory Lane as we recount some of the wonderful experiences, life seasons, and home advice we’ve shared with you, our beloved readers, this year…

5 Ways to Show Loved Ones You Care this Holiday Season

This is usually the time of year where we invite loved ones into our lake homes for a roaring fire, great food, and festive beverages (cue the brandy and eggnog). We reminisce about the events of the year gone by and laugh until it hurts. We play silly games (hello, holiday charades), sing carols around […]

Bedding Basics: What You Need to Know and Why It’s Important

Few things are better than crisp autumn nights in the Northwoods. You open the windows and smell the faint smokiness of a campfire in the distance. You hear the lapping of lake water along the rocky shoreline. You see millions of stars shining brilliantly in the clear, dark sky. And you climb into your cozy, […]

5 Fun Ways to Transform Your Kitchen Table this Fall

As we drive the winding roads of the Northwoods, we can’t help but notice the hints of color that are peeking through the trees…indicating that fall is just around the corner and our warm summer days out on the lake are numbered (say it isn’t so!!!). Yes, the boat has to be winterized and the […]

How to Liven Up Your Lake Cabin with Beautiful Wall Art

It’s summertime in Northwoods, Wisconsin, everyone! Cabins are open and lively, the lake is calling, and our homes are the perfect spot to enjoy a cool break from the outdoors (or escape the occasional showers). Last month, we talked about sprucing up your outdoor entertaining areas. This month, let’s talk about livening up the interiors… […]

3 Simple Ways to Spruce Up Your Outdoor Entertaining

Let’s be honest… spring and early summer have felt a bit… strange (and that might be putting it nicely). It has been hard not to have drinks on the deck with friends, share evenings on the water with neighbors, and welcome extended family for weekend getaways at the lake.  On the other hand, this time […]

Introducing New Custom Furniture that will Wow You & Your Guests

Summer days are upon us. That hot, humid, sticky air of June in Wisconsin has arrived, and we don’t mind it one bit.  After months of being cooped up during this pandemic (while the rainy, chilly days of spring passed through), we couldn’t be more grateful for warm weather and the chance to start living […]

5 Simple Steps to Prepare Your Outdoor Patio Space

The snow and ice has (mostly) melted, the days are getting longer, and if you are like us, we are itching to enjoy the outdoors!  We can’t deny that we are missing Friday night fish fry and Old Fashioneds at the local supper club, but we are ready to watch the sun set on the […]

5 Simple Home & Decorating Tips for More Joy & Security

Well, aren’t we all going through some interesting times right now! If you’re near Northwoods, Wisconsin (or further south, just waiting for cabin season), you are probably doing exactly what we are and “sheltering in place.” It’s… not the easiest time. But as hard as it is to hunker down at home and be away […]