DESIGN

On Trend | 10 Home Design Looks You’ll See this Year

Ready to refresh your nest? We’ve picked through designers’ blogs and Instagram feeds to pinpoint some of the most outstanding home design trends for 2020. From furniture and fabrics to ...
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Bottoms Up! | Creating a Home Bar

The bar is a crucial element to pulling off home entertaining and can make your house the coolest one on the lake. Whether you are having a big bash with ...
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GARDEN

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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Mulch Matters | The Many Benefits for Lakeside Landscapes

Mulch offers a host of landscape perks. In the warmer months, it helps prevent weeds and slows evaporation, thereby conserving water. In cooler months, it acts as a blanket against ...
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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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