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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JANUARY 3, 2013 | THURSDAY
Dream House for IKEA Lovers

A small space can house some very big design ideas—witness the new aktiv line of houses designed by ideabox, a six-year-old architecture and design firm based in Salem, OR, and filled wit...

DECEMBER 31, 2012 | MONDAY
How To: Maintain a Snow Blower for Peak Performance

There is a definite chill in the air, and the first snow flurries are flying… that means it’s time to get our snow blower prepared for the winter. Basic snow blower maintenance is fairly ...

DECEMBER 7, 2012 | FRIDAY
Trending Now: Pineapple Design Motifs

From table lamps to finials, the centuries-old pineapple design motif is enjoying renewed popularity.

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 hav...

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...