Donna Boyle Schwartz

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Donna Boyle Schwartz is a well-known home furnishings writer and editor, working with leading magazines and newspapers for more than 30 years. An enthusiastic DIYer, she has a shed full of tools and a house full of projects.

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SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 | FRIDAY
New Kenmore Refrigerator Packed with Innovative Features

On the surface the new Kenmore Elite Trio looks a lot like many other French Door models on the market today. But inside, the massive refrigerator serves up enough innovative features and...

SEPTEMBER 6, 2012 | THURSDAY
Smart Windows for Improved Security and Energy Efficiency

Technological advancements have resulted in a new breed of 'smart windows' offering consumers enhanced security and maximum energy efficiency. Leading window and door manufacturer...

SEPTEMBER 4, 2012 | TUESDAY
DIY Faux Finish Wall Covering

While it's not uncommon for a hallway to be the 'problem child' of a home decor scheme, most people never encounter one as ugly as ours used to be. The walls were covered in b...

AUGUST 31, 2012 | FRIDAY
Great Grill Gear from the International Gift Fair

Charcoal or gas? Beef or chicken? Veggies or fruit? There are so many decisions to make about grilling—and best of all, there are no wrong answers!Grilling has become a year-round nationa...

AUGUST 29, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
Product Round-Up: Decor for the Great Outdoors

With all of the emphasis on outdoor living, it comes as no surprise that products to decorate gardens, patios, decks and porches are becoming more popular and ever more styled. Leading su...

AUGUST 22, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
Craft a Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

Nothing quite beats the enjoyment of cooking and dining outdoors. Fortunately, creating a lovely open-air kitchen is now within the reach of savvy do-it-yourselfers, thanks to companies l...

AUGUST 14, 2012 | TUESDAY
Creative Ceramics: Top Trends in Tile

Italian home furnishings designers are always at the cutting edge. For evidence, look no further than the ceramic tile category, where Italian suppliers are constantly developing trendy l...

AUGUST 13, 2012 | MONDAY
The Gazebo: At Home Everywhere

Nothing says “summer” quite like a gazebo. Images of languid afternoons sipping ice-cold lemonade in the sheltering shade of one of these iconic structures have become part of our collect...

AUGUST 7, 2012 | TUESDAY
Pergolas: What’s Old Is New Again

[bobsays_inset]It is interesting how a chance comment can cause you to pay attention to a garden design feature you had not previously noticed. Several weeks ago I was chatting with noted...

AUGUST 2, 2012 | THURSDAY
Historical Sleuthing: Reclaiming the Past at Washington’s Headquarters

I have the deepest respect and admiration for people who undertake the restoration of historic houses. Our first home as newlyweds was an 1870s Victorian. Although it was a lovely structu...