Inspired Moments

by Rachel Gast
11/22/2015

Inspired Moments

Live Colorfully: Monterey Taupe

by Rachel Gast
11/22/2015

Live Colorfully: Monterey Taupe

The seasons change and bring bursts of new colors with them, from golden pumpkins to dark red leaves.

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Goings-On

by Jamie Schultz
11/13/2015

Goings-On

It Takes a Village: An Advocacy Center Expands with the Help of Community

by Jamie Schultz
11/13/2015

It Takes a Village: An Advocacy Center Expands with the Help of Community

The Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center (CCAC) just got a well-deserved renovation—an 18,000 square-foot expansion. The not-for-profit organization mans Chicago’s frontlines when it comes to reports of child sexual abuse, as well as reports of physical abuse of children under age 3. And the center is the only one of its kind for miles that employs so many child protection staff, including law enforcement professionals, family advocates, medical experts and mental health clinicians—all under one roof.

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Inspired Moments

by Bridget Kulla
11/9/2015

Inspired Moments

Live Colorfully This Season

by Bridget Kulla
11/9/2015

Live Colorfully This Season

There’s nothing like the cold weather outside to make you want to get warm and cozy inside.
 

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Home Sweet Hometown

by Rachel Gast
11/4/2015

Home Sweet Hometown

Embracing New Urbanism in the School Street Development

by Rachel Gast
11/4/2015

Embracing New Urbanism in the School Street Development

Several Chicago suburbs are getting an upgrade—by going back to the basics. In 2009, John McLinden formed the design, development and construction company StreetScape, which aims to take existing neighborhoods and give them the vibrant feel of a smaller, close-knit community. Soon after, he revitalized a Libertyville, IL, foreclosure site with twenty-six beautiful single family homes, now known as the School Street neighborhood.

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Characters of Note

by Bridget Kulla
9/22/2015

Characters of Note

All for the cause

by Bridget Kulla
9/22/2015

All for the cause

Gregory Trayer, James Hardie National Account Manager, Home Depot,
Location: Orange County, California

From the age of 22, Gregory Trayer knew that helping others living with and surviving cancer—in some shape or form—would always be a part of his life.

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Goings-On

by Jamie Schultz
9/14/2015

Goings-On

7 Questions to Ask Before You Build Green

by Jamie Schultz
9/14/2015

7 Questions to Ask Before You Build Green

Thinking of using green home building products and methods? From reducing your energy use to reducing your dependence on natural resources, there are lots of steps you can take to save money. Here, we’ve compiled seven sustainability-minded questions to ask your green builders before your project starts.

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Goings-On

by Bridget Kulla
9/3/2015

Goings-On

Twin Cities Parade of Homes: Your James Hardie Home Guide

by Bridget Kulla
9/3/2015

Twin Cities Parade of Homes: Your James Hardie Home Guide

Looking for a home in the Twin Cities area? Want to scout out local builders’ newest models? Is house hunting your favorite pastime?

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Home Sweet Hometown

by Jamie Schultz
8/24/2015

Home Sweet Hometown

Home Sweet Hometown: Habersham, SC

by Jamie Schultz
8/24/2015

Home Sweet Hometown: Habersham, SC

Tucked in the South Carolina low country, there’s a small Beaufort neighborhood that you don’t want to miss. Habersham is definitely a stop to add to your Carolina coast tour, especially if you’re exploring the other Sea Island hotspots, which include Charleston, Savannah and Hilton Head.  This gem is 30 miles from Hilton Head, 40 miles from Savannah and 70 miles from Charleston, and worth a day trip.

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Gatherings

by Bridget Kulla
8/20/2015

Gatherings

Tangerine Dream

by Bridget Kulla
8/20/2015

Tangerine Dream

These bright accent pieces will make your patio pop!

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Make This

by Bridget Kulla
8/20/2015

Make This

Plan Out your Ideal Outdoor Fire Pit

by Bridget Kulla
8/20/2015

Plan Out your Ideal Outdoor Fire Pit

There’s something mesmerizing about a flickering fire—it draws people together and slows us down. Whether you have a chiminea or a full-on fire pit, the warmth, soft light and crackle all add to the ambiance of your outdoor space. Throw in a few Adirondack chairs and a bottle of red and your outdoor space just got an upgrade. We’ll walk you through some must-consider tips before you install an outdoor fire pit.

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