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Creativity flows at Cottage Pottery

Creativity flows at Cottage Pottery

Twenty years ago, when Paige O’Leary opened the precursor of Cottage Pottery at the Edgewater building in Charlevoix, pottery painting was a “hot trend.” It still is from all indications. O’Leary, ever the entrepreneur, has a new shop today on Park A...

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Attention to Detail: Art makes the home

Attention to Detail: Art makes the home

In this issue of HomeLife we have three homes, all filled with artwork that is special to the homeowners. Some very professionally done, some whimsical, and some that has traveled from home to home, and always finds a perfect spot.  Gail DeMeyere fou...

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Alchemist turns wood into 'gold'

Alchemist turns wood into 'gold'

When Teal Taylor begins work each day, he channels an ancient practice.“‘Alchemy’ is the process of transformation,” he said. “Alchemists were trying to turn base metals into gold, and that is the idea behind what we do. We turn raw material into som...

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Buhlmann does it all: Makes, delivers, installs and services docks and lifts

Buhlmann does it all: Makes, delivers, installs and services docks and lifts

On May 3, 2018, the Small Business Association of Michigan recognized the top small businesses in the state. Among the “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” was Bulmann Dock and Lift in Boyne City. The award noted Bulmann as a small business at “the foref...

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Miami brights

Miami brights

Spin the color wheel and choose Miami brights for an interior design element that’s both modern and cheery. Turquoise, yellow, pink, lime green and everything in between make a statement and bring personality into your space. Bold, bright colors are ...

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Attention to Detail: Reuse. repurpose, recycle

Attention to Detail: Reuse. repurpose, recycle

We’ve all heard those three words, and we all do our best to recycle everything we can, reuse certain things and repurpose when and what we can.When it comes to decorating your home, though, how often do you use repurposed items for accessories and s...

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Handcrafted for a good night's sleep

Handcrafted for a good night's sleep

By Judy WagleyPhotos by Michael Murphy IV “O bed! O bed! Delicious bed! That heaven upon earth to the weary head.” — Thomas Hood Sleep soundly. Wake up refreshed. Begin a day of summer fun. Harbor Springs Mattress Company will take care of the rest. ...

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Reclaimed, refinished, recycled

Reclaimed, refinished, recycled

Jim and Lisa Millen have taken recycling to new artistic heights.The Millens, who own and operate Great Lakes Reclaimed at 1327 U.S. 31 North in Petoskey, are committed to salvaging old wood and handcrafting exquisite new pieces of functional furnitu...

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Denim on demand

Denim on demand

Flip the script from “when in doubt wear denim” to when in doubt decorate with denim. Jeans are the ultimate staple of the wardrobe and now can be the basis of a room to give it a modern, simple look with a lot of style. The neutral to navy blue can ...

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Attention to Detail: Artwork reflects your style

Attention to Detail: Artwork reflects your style

Purchasing a home and furnishing a home is a big investment. The artwork in your home should be an investment as well. The range of artwork alternatives is spectacular from paintings to sculptures, prints, kids’ art, or handmade pieces. Art can creat...

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Plankwise: Manthei creates new covering for walls

Plankwise: Manthei creates new covering for walls

New to the market in 2017, Plankwise is a permanent high quality veneer wall covering manufactured inside the Manthei Veneer factory in Petoskey.“We wanted to bring a new, high end veneer product to the market so we created Plankwise,” said Jeremy Ma...

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Attention to Detail

Attention to Detail

As we plug away through the next few months in Northern Michigan, February and March seems like the dead of winter. This is a perfect time if you have to stay in the house, to do some updating and test out your attention to detail.Maybe there is a ro...

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Safari style goes the mile

Safari style goes the mile

The combination of earth tones, leaf patterns and animal prints can give a room an exotic feel and still keep things neutral enough to not be over the top. The safari look, relying on classic khaki, can be livened up with textures from baskets, anima...

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Classic white brightens gray days of winter

Classic white brightens gray days of winter

Using white to decorate in winter or any other time, keeps things looking fresh and sophisticated. When it comes to holiday decorations and décor it also adds a touch of elegance to the sometimes too busy color scheme of red and green when it comes t...

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Awesome autumn

Awesome autumn

By Cala JamesThe color orange is often associated with the season of autumn, which tends to remind us of pumpkins, fallen leaves and a toasty fire to roast marshmallows over for s’mores. Luckily, this cozy color can represent more than just one seaso...

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Navy is the new black

Navy is the new black

When it comes to fashion and décor you have to have those anchor pieces. The basics that can be built upon to keep the look tied together. The new alternative to the classic black and gray is navy blue. With a nautical lean or not, couches, paint and...

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Metallic-ahh!

Metallic-ahh!

Use people’s tendency to get distracted by shiny objects to your decorating advantage. We’re attracted to the sparkle so updating with key metallic pieces adds a little glitz without a huge budget. Find accessories like lamps, pillows, candlesticks a...

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Temporary Wallpaper

Temporary Wallpaper

Choosing the perfect wall color or wallpaper can be labor intensive. Holding a sample up to the wall and trying to envision what the whole room will look like seems a little ridiculous. It’s also a big commitment to put up wallpaper and hope you will...

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