Donna Boyle Schwartz


Donna Boyle Schwartz is a well-known home furnishings writer and editor, who has worked with leading magazines and newspapers for more than 30 years. In addition to serving as Lifestyle Editor and News Editor for the Newburgh-Beacon Evening News, Donna spent over a decade as Managing Editor of Home Furnishings News. She researches and writes on a vast range of home-related topics including housewares, furniture, home fashions, flooring, remodeling, construction, antiques, art, garden, collectibles, and color/design trends. An enthusiastic DIYer, she has a shed full of tools and a house full of projects.

Donna earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Illinois. With her husband David, she has owned and run a successful independent media and marketing consulting firm since 1986.

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JULY 16, 2019 | TUESDAY
16 Problems a Power Outage Can Cause at Home

When the electricity goes out, a host of things can happen around your place ranging from mere inconveniences to life-threatening situations. These are the what-ifs you should prepare for...

9 Types of Mulch to Keep Your Landscape Lush

Mulch may not be a miracle cure for all that ails your garden, but according to professional gardeners and arborists, it certainly comes close! A wide variety of materials fall under the ...

JULY 2, 2019 | TUESDAY
13 Free Ways to Keep Thieves Away From Your Home

The FBI statistics are sobering: a burglary occurs roughly every 13 seconds in America. There were an estimated 1.4 million burglaries in 2017, and burglary victims suffered an estimated ...

JUNE 25, 2019 | TUESDAY
10 Things You Might Not Realize Have VOCs

What you don’t know can hurt you—the air inside your home may contain concentrations of potentially hazardous volatile organic compounds (VOCs) up to 10 times greater than the air outside...

MAY 28, 2019 | TUESDAY
The 10 Most Dangerous Bugs to Watch Out for This Summer

Summer is here at last, along with all the fun and pleasurable outdoor activities that come with it. But as we spend these longer, warmer days outside, gardening, swimming, hiking, campin...

MAY 17, 2019 | FRIDAY
Take Your Pick: The 20 Best Fruit Farms Across the United States

Nothing quite compares to that zesty burst of flavor that you get from luscious strawberries, juicy raspberries, tart cherries, succulent peaches, earthy greens, and crisp apples, especia...

MAY 10, 2019 | FRIDAY
12 Times Goo Gone Saves the Day

DIYers looking for that perfect go-to gunk, glop, spill, and stain remover for the home, laundry, workshop, and garage need look no further than Goo Gone, an amazing multipurpose cleanser...

MAY 9, 2019 | THURSDAY
12 National Trust Properties to Visit This Summer

Gain some architectural insight—and a new understanding of American history—by visiting these National Trust Historic Sites.

Why We Love the Sleeping Porch

As a youngster, one of the summer's great thrills was "sleeping out," usually on someone’s deck or porch, but sometimes even on the garage roof—any place where a gaggle of girls...

10 Tips for Ending Robocalls, Junk Mail, and More

Why does it always seem to happen just as you're sitting down to enjoy a nice dinner with your family?—the phone rings, and the solicitors are calling! Technology can be a double-edged sw...