Editor

Is it “late winter” or “early spring?” Whatever you call it, it’s the perfect time to perk up your home.

One of the best ways to energize a room is to rearrange its focal point. We’ll share a formula you can use to make over your mantel—
an easy done-in-a-day project. (No mantel? No problem! The same formula works in other spots, too!)

Though small but mighty, the coat closet is one little space where you have big expectations! A professional closet designer can help maximize the storage power of your hallway closet, wrangling your gear and keeping everything in order.

You can completely change your surroundings by changing your perspective—try a new area rug or take note of all the ways people are adding traditional wood paneling to their walls…with a twist!

Maybe you’re ready for a bigger project. This could be the year to update your kitchen or install that backyard pool you’ve always dreamed about. We’ll share the straight scoop on the latest trends and tell you what you need to know before “diving in.”

Go ahead, try something new! Move furniture around, try a different lampshade, add touches of your favorite color—whatever you can think of that puts more of “you” into “your home.” You’ll be pleased with those improvements every day!

—LAUREL FEINMAN, MANAGING EDITOR

laurel@westwillowpublishing.com