2022 Pantone Color of the Year

For the arts and design industries, every new year brings a new Pantone Color of the Year that sparks conversations, influences design choices, and sets the tone for the new year. This year is no different, with Pantone releasing its 2022 Color of the Year at the beginning of January.

The color is called Very Peri (PANTONE 17-3938) and, true to its name, it is as periwinkle as purple can be! At once soft and bright, this color was created by Pantone specifically to be the new color of the year.

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13 Mouth-Watering Hors d’Oeuvres for Your Housewarming Party

You’ve finally closed on your house, unpacked most of your boxes and hung up your favorite photos. The décor is done and you are proud to call your new home your own! Now it is time to throw a Housewarming Party so that you can celebrate all your hard work with your friends. Besides showing off your gorgeous new home, you’ll need to come up with the perfect menu to feed all your guests! Looking for delicious hors d’oeuvres to serve everyone? Take a look at these mouth-watering options!

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Saratoga Small Businesses for All Your Holiday Shopping

It’s that time of year already – the holidays are approaching quickly! If you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift for someone special on your list, but don’t have time to wait for ordering and shipping, don’t overlook the local businesses that might have the perfect gift you need! We’ve compiled some of our favorite Saratoga small businesses below that may have just the right item you are looking for.

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Winter Home Energy Saving Tips

Cool, crisp weather has arrived here to Upstate New York. With both falling snow and falling temperatures, homeowners have begun to turn their attentions to finishing raking leaves, covering lawn ornaments, and putting away lawnmowers and other outdoor equipment. These yearly yard-maintenance rituals help prepare homeowners for the inevitable snow that will blanket the area over the coming months. When the outside tasks are completed, homeowners should consider turning their attention indoors to prepare their home for winter as well.

Preparing your home for winter has many benefits, from keeping you warm and comfortable inside to reducing your energy bill all season long. A well-cared-for home should be optimized for saving energy, yet maintaining comfortability throughout the year. No one wants a home that seeps precious, warm air out into the cold winter nights. Nor does anyone appreciate waking up to find that their windows have a strong, cold draft next to their beds – not to mention frozen pipes and other cold weather issues that can arise.

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Winter Festivals and Events in the Capital Region and Adirondacks

Are you ready to chase away the winter blues with a local festival or event? Whether you are near Latham or Saranac Lake, Saratoga Springs or Lake George, there is a winter festival for you! Featuring events like ice sculpting, folk dancing, and holiday greenery shopping, these festivals, carnivals, and events are sure to amaze and delight even the biggest grinches this holiday season! Take a look at the many events below.

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5 Builder Trends from the 2021 Saratoga Showcase of Homes

With two full weekends to tour twelve premier homes in the Saratoga region, the 2021 Saratoga Showcase of Homes was back better than ever! This year’s Showcase, which was its 25th year of the annual builder’s event, featured both single family homes as well as two condominium projects. With a wide range of designs, located from Rexford to Saratoga Springs, New York, the region’s top builders had the opportunity to display the best of their projects and communities.

Did you miss the Showcase? We’ve compiled all of this year’s biggest home design trends from Saratoga builders – from kitchens to baths, and everything in between. Take a look below to see what trends stayed the same and what bold new designs builders created in 2021.

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8 Fall Décor Ideas for 2021

It’s that time of year again! The leaves are turning colors, there’s a cool crisp in the air, and – what’s that?- the smell of a pumpkin candle being lit in your living room? When fall comes around the corner, many homeowners start to get the new season itch to decorate. While it’s impossible to

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Stylish & Cozy: Bring Life into Your New Home

After an extensive process of packing and moving to a new place, the final step you need to take is to make your new living space actually liveable. Aside from adding functional elements and storage solutions that make life easier, you also want to make sure that your new house truly feels like home. Achieving

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The Details That Make a Difference When Staging Your Home

Selling a house is stressful. It’s so stressful that it brings a third of homeowners to tears! Staging your home the right way can make a big difference in how much time it spends on the market. And, of course, how soon the stress of selling gives way to the joy of closing. Here are

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Seven Steps to a Safe Winter Season

This region is fortunate to have some of the most picturesque winter landscapes in the country. Rolling hills blanketed in snow. Evergreens adorned with tiny icicles. Crisp, clear skies. But this season can wreak havoc as well. Snow and ice can cause devastating damage to both the inside and outside of your home. The good

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