Donna Boyle Schwartz

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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, Ms. Schwartz also spent over a decade as Managing Editor of Home Furnishings News. An enthusiastic DIYer, she has a shed full of tools and a house full of projects. Donna Boyle Schwartz on LinkedIn | Google +

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NOVEMBER 29, 2012 | THURSDAY
It’s All In The Details—Pineapple Style

It is fascinating to observe how something becomes a global icon. Consider how everyone in every country seems to know that a bright red circle-and-slash logo means “forbidden,” or that f...

NOVEMBER 15, 2012 | THURSDAY
Trending Now: Acanthus Leaf Designs

While its heritage is centuries old, the graceful acanthus leaf remains a fashionable design motif for all time.

NOVEMBER 15, 2012 | THURSDAY
It’s All In The Details—Acanthus Leaves

Leaves are very much on my mind these days, what with all of the raking, blowing, bagging and mulching that goes along with having a yard full of maple trees. However, a different type of...

NOVEMBER 14, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
Using a Pressure Washer Around the House and Yard

What a difference the right tool or appliance can make! For instance, we were late arrivals to the pressure-washer party, but now that we have "bellied up to the bar", we're...

NOVEMBER 1, 2012 | THURSDAY
It's All in the Details—The Greek Key

Sometimes a motif gets stuck in your mind and then suddenly you start seeing it everywhere. One classic architectural image that seems to be popping up in everything from tile to textiles...

OCTOBER 16, 2012 | TUESDAY
11 House Numbers to Count On for Curb Appeal

Giving your home's exterior an update with new house numbers is as easy as 1-2-3.

OCTOBER 16, 2012 | TUESDAY
It's All in the Details—House Numbers

House numbers may seem to be one of the most basic and utilitarian features of your home, and in the past, this may have been true. Today, however, there are a range of fashionable and at...

OCTOBER 8, 2012 | MONDAY
One-Touch Automation for Your Home

Light switches are a problem in our home. Every single light switch is in the wrong place—or at least it always seems that way to me. Today’s technology is making my difficulties disappea...

OCTOBER 4, 2012 | THURSDAY
10 Great Looks in Tin Ceiling Tiles

Adding tin tiles to your ceilings can wake up a whole room with a fresh but classic look.

OCTOBER 2, 2012 | TUESDAY
It's All in the Details—Tin Ceilings

A classic building material from the late 19th and early 20th century is experiencing a comeback. Fans of Victorian architecture, hardy souls who rehab historic homes, and homeowners look...