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Bucks Country Gardens

Bucks Country Gardens

In the 1980s, Tom Hebel experienced a stroke of luck when he was hired as a landscape designer for Royer Nurseries, the company that he would transform into Bucks Country Gardens about a decade later.

Donegal Square

Donegal Square

Neville Gardner opened Donegal Square in 1985 with the hopes of bringing Celtic culture to the Lehigh Valley. Since then, he has opened McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub & Whiskey Bar and helped launch the Celtic Classic festival. Between the traditional and innovative products he sells at the shop, the family recipes served at the pub and the celebrations that take place in Bethlehem every September, Gardner is helping members of the community connect with their Celtic roots.

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A Bucks County Gentlemen’s Farm

A Bucks County Gentlemen’s Farm

How Two Manhattan Dwellers Turned Their Weekend Retreat into Everyday Reality

Peter C. Cilio

Peter C. Cilio

The day that the Campania International catalog arrives in the mail must be akin to Christmas morning for purveyors of home and garden goods. Of course, this is no ordinary catalog; it’s more like the Sears Wish Book of decorative accents. Hardbound and weighty with importance, it’s stuffed with hundreds of pages of glossy photographs featuring fountains, benches, pots, planters and statues galore that range from opulent to whimsical.

Out of the Box

Out of the Box

“Playful and bright” is how architect Maria Diaz-Joves of a423 Architecture and Design in Hellertown describes the house she designed for this young professional couple with two preschool-aged daughters.

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Re-Think The Space You Have

Re-Think The Space You Have

Remodeling contractor Jim Hall-Yurasits of Clean Cut Construction of Coopersburg might as well add “magician” to his résumé after completing a seemingly magical transformation to the kitchen of this 1800s stone farmhouse.

Better, Bigger & More Beautiful...

Better, Bigger & More Beautiful...

Whether you’re downsizing, upgrading or thinking green, the kitchen remains the focal point of your home. Every year the Lehigh Valley Builders Association reviews some of the area’s best home projects as submitted by area builders and specialty contractors. Among them are always great examples of kitchens we just love.

The Style-Approved Kitchen

The Style-Approved Kitchen

Conservation, preservation, beauty and innovation are just a few of the qualities that builders are asked to look at when creating residential spaces.

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5 Valley Spots to Grow Your Green Thumb

5 Valley Spots to Grow Your Green Thumb

Interested in starting your own garden and don’t feel your thumb is the shade of green that you wished? This spring, check out some of the best spots in the Valley to purchase beautiful plants while also learning how to turn your backyard into a picture-perfect garden.

Update Your Home like an Outfit

Update Your Home like an Outfit

Just like you'd add a belt or bracelet to perk up an outfit, you should do the same with your home. For the forthcoming springtime, put away the winter throws and look for accent pillows in upbeat colors, bright green succulents to enliven the house or simply update any space with fun, new and trendy wallpaper. Consider some of these ideas for a springtime home makeover.

Transform Your Home into a Winter Wonderland

Transform Your Home into a Winter Wonderland

It’s time to rid your house of fall’s rich colors and replace them with a more magical décor. The outdoors can get pretty gruesome during the wintertime, but your home can remain as inviting as ever. With a few simple touches, you can transform your otherwise ordinary quarters into a winter wonderland worth hibernating in.

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