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Virginia Cooperative Extension Offering Well Water Clinic

Provided by Prince William County Experts recommend that people with wells have their water tested annually to determine that their water is safe and free from bacteria and nitrates. Regular testing allows people to detect problems early. At a kickoff meeting on March 27, between 7:00 p. m. and 8:30 p. m., Virginia Cooperative Extension, or VCE, experts will be …

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Hastings Tile & Bath Introduces Additional Elements of Its Artisan Ceramic

Provided by DRS And Associates Hastings Tile & Bath, the importer and distributor of the finest in contemporary bath products, is pleased to introduce additional ceramic pieces to its successful Artisan Ceramic collection. The ceramic tubs and Totem basins are available in more than 12 colors and 12 ‘deco’ patterns. The ‘deco’ designs include intricate spirals, cursive writing, nature themes, …

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Grow More Edibles with Smart & Sustainable Keyhole Gardening

By Melinda Myers Raise your gardening efforts to a new level with keyhole gardening. You’ll increase your garden’s productivity in a smaller space, while using less water and fertilizer. This intensive technique was first used in Africa where it’s hot and dry and the topsoil is shallow.   Now gardeners growing in a variety of climates around the world are using …

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Bathing Beauties: Soaking into a New Wave of Design

Provided by DRS and Associates The bathtub can be a relaxing and meditative reprieve at the end of a long day. With timeless style and artistic inspiration, every bathtub has a personality of its own. A freestanding bathtub, for example is a tub of elegance and luxury. This type of tub adds a classic style and focal point to the …

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IKEA Contact: New Limited Collections for March – JASSA and Outdoor/Summer

Provided by IKEA JASSA Collection: IKEA is introducing JASSA, a new limited-edition* collection inspired by Indonesian and South East Asian design that encourages spontaneity, togetherness and a little bending of the rules. To create this collection, five designers immersed themselves in the world of traditional Vietnamese and Indonesian handicrafts and cast aside mechanized processes, resulting in a light-hearted collection that …

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The Soothing Sounds of Nature

Provided by DRS and Associates There has never been any doubt about the relationship that humans have with water. It’s elemental. It’s restorative. It’s a biological necessity (we all know that we cannot live without water). In early Rome, baths and bathing were an important part of cultural life; citizens used communal baths as much for relaxation as for social …

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New STOCKHOLM 2017 Collection Coming in April

Provided by IKEA The new STOCKHOLM 2017 collection from IKEA will be available in U.S. stores starting this April. Inspired by Swedish light and nature, STOCKHOLM 2017 is a carefully curated collection, designed with natural and tactile materials, such as ash, rattan, velvet and hand-blown glass. Each piece of the collection is a celebration of doing things at just the …

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PART 1: Four Easy Steps to an Exceptional Laundry Room

By Douglas Martz For most of us, laundry is that necessary part of life that keeps the world turning in clean and fresh-smelling circles. A well-planned laundry room design can lighten the load with custom cabinets and organizational solutions that cater to your needs. Step One: Assess Your Needs Does your family have specific laundry days, or does everyone do …

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Learn How to Grow a Sustainable Garden

Provided by Prince William County Experts from the Virginia Cooperative Extension, or VCE, will be at Central Regional Library on March 18 and 25 to teach people how to make organic vegetable gardens grow. Nancy Berlin, the Prince William County Natural Resources Specialist with VCE, said the two classes in the Sustainable Garden series will walk people through the organic …

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Clutter Is Not a 2017 Interior Design Trend

By Douglas Martz Every year designers weigh in on the new interior design trends for fashion and home décor, including “colors of the year” and the most trending styles in furniture and home accessories. Admittedly, there can be some conflict over what’s hot and what’s not, but there is total agreement that clutter is not an interior design trend for …

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