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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DECEMBER 5, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
Shop for a Snow Blower Before First Flakes Fall

Winter’s chill is in the air, and that means it may be time to shop for a snow blower. There are a number of factors to consider. The first factor, obviously, is average snowfall. Light-d...

NOVEMBER 29, 2012 | THURSDAY
Free Pattern Books for Home Restorers

Interpreting historically accurate home design can be confusing, but a new series of free pattern books should help homeowners comprehend the dynamic language of style. Developed by Ander...

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...