DESIGN

We’ve Got You Covered | Trends in Flooring

Sometimes, looking back, we wonder how we ever lived with things like cargo furniture, early American prints and avocado-green shag carpeting. But as any designer or home decorator can tell ...
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What About Wicker? | Add Texture and Style to Any Room

Have you considered adding a wicker piece to your home? Even beyond the sunroom, wicker furnishings can work in nearly any home design. From wicker accent chairs and coffee tables ...
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IMPROVE


GARDEN

Planting for the Birds and the Bees

With recent declines in pollinator populations, more gardeners are taking care to plant items that attract and sustain these essential creatures. Over 75 percent of the world’s flowering plants depend ...
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Plant Smart, Plant Local | Native Shrubs that Thrive At Smithmountain Lake

Gardeners are often counseled toward selecting “native plants” in their choice of groundcover, shrubs and landscaping flora. Makes sense, but some of the traditional favorites—crepe myrtle and butterfly bush come ...
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LIVE

Best-Ever Brunch | Easy Recipes for Lakeside Entertaining

Brunch is an easy way to entertain friends and family, especially with recipes you can make ahead. Having a leisurely meal followed by an early afternoon on the dock is ...
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Get Creative | Smith Mountain Lake Community of Artists Offers Something for Everyone

Luckily, those who call Smith Mountain Lake home (even for occasional visits) have abundant options to explore what creativity means to them. From woodturning to ceramics, creative writing to photography, ...
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