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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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...

SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 | MONDAY
What's New in Outdoor Sound? Plenty.

Music is one of our greatest pleasures, and thanks to today’s technology we can listen to it wherever and whenever we choose. And that definitely includes the backyard, where innovative o...

SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
Cleaning Green: Eco-Friendly Products for Your Home

Cleaning green is becoming more important to many people, especially those with allergies, sensitive pets, or children. When we were adopted by our Amazon parrot, for instance, we were fo...

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 Anderse...

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 burlap—rough,...

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...