Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams, offered advice for readers with dark rooms this week on our Home Front online chat. Here are her favorite neutral paint colors from the edited transcript.
Call me conservative, say I’m stodgy, but it’s pretty darned hard to pry me away from good old-fashioned Waltham Butternut squash. Waltham isn’t just any butternut, but an improved variety discovered by an amateur breeder named Charles Leggett, who was fooling around with squash in the 1940s on his Stow, Mass., farm, crossing various types with one another. He liked the tan, club-shaped fruit so much that he planted his whole farm with it. Naming his discovery butternut (“smooth as butter, sweet as a nut”), he gave the seeds to the Waltham Agricultural Experiment Station, where it was grown out and introduced to the world as Waltham Butternut.
It’s that time of year again: the mad rush to get the house decorated, presents bought and — for me, the most dreaded of all — the addressing and mailing of the family’s annual holiday photo card. You might just tell me to skip it, but that would let down relatives and friends who, even in this overexposed, picture-sharing world, may get a glimpse of our family only from that one mailing. All the more reason that I like my family’s card to be special. I want it to reflect our family’s design sense and to complement whichever photo we select. Fortunately, in this digital age, there are dozens of sites to choose from that offer a variety of designs.
Question: We have an art-deco dresser from the 1920s-1940s that we inherited it from my husband’s mother, so it does have family history for us. However, the dresser drawers need repair. I can’t pull out any of them smoothly. I guess the runners and tracks need to be replaced. Can you suggest someone who would repair the drawers for a reasonable price?
Your toddler’s sheets can now match his striped jammies.
The Scandinavian style of Hanna Andersson’s children’s clothing is now part of the company’s first complete kids bedroom collection.
Hanna Home has the same cozy softness and crayon colors in its sheets, blankets, throws and other home accessories as in its clothing.