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Fabric-ator: 5 Upstate Textile Makers

Fabric-ator: 5 Upstate Textile Makers

There's a reason 5-star hotels brag about their thread counts—soft, cozy fabrics are supremely important. To keep you snuggled up and happy all year long, we've rounded up 5 textile companies based in the Hudson Valley that sell everything from napkins to bedding to rugs in lush fabrics that far exceed our comfort quota.


5 Tips for Choosing the Right Rug

Narrowsburg-Based Rug Designer Liza Phillips Gives the Dirt on Rugs
Sullivan County-based luxury rug designer Liza Phillips offers 5 nuggets of wisdom on how to pick the right rug to tie together your space.


8 Holiday Gift Picks from Hudson Valley Shopkeepers

Home Goods for Homebodies
When winter settles over the Hudson Valley, some people strap on their snowshoes and stride fearlessly out into the cold, while others prefer to cozy up at home by the fire, reading a book or listening to a record. We asked local Hudson Valley shopkeepers to share their top gift picks for the nesters of the world.


Wool Carpeting for a Healthy Life

8 Advantages of Wool Carpeting
With its natural flame-retardant and antimicrobial properties, wool is a plush, sustainable and safe choice for indoor carpeting.


Tips for Growing Dahlia Flowers

Tim Steinhoff of Germantown Blooms offers tips for growing and storing Mexico’s exquisite national flower— the dahlia.


Tips for Rock Garden Landscaping

Michelle Sutton explores techniques for incorporating plants into rock walls. (Her favorite ingredient: mud!)


5 Keys to Crafting Your Modern Farmhouse

The modern farmhouse style embodies casual comfort—community, convenience, quality of life. Whether you are building a new home or remodeling an existing one, what you want to achieve is not the trend itself—it’s the way it makes you feel. When you think beyond the trend and add your own twist, you will find a new level of enjoyment that is uniquely yours.


Custom Area Rugs: Your Unique Touch

While wood floors are classic, every now and then, a room needs something to soften it—an effect that can only be accomplished by an area rug. Here's a guide to custom area rugs


Pets Underfoot? A Flooring Guide for Pet Owners

The Pros & Cons of Different Flooring Options
Pets can be a big hazard to your flooring if you don't choose it with them in mind. From spills and bathroom accidents to claw marks, it's important to choose a floor that can stand the wear and tear of your furry friends—while also providing comfort.


Antique Shops in the Hudson Valley

A roundup of some of our favorite antique shops in the Mid-Hudson Valley.


Finders/Makers: 8 Hudson Valley Lighting Gurus

Look on the Bright Side with these Local Lighting Sources
Whether you're in the mood for some distinctive retro pendant, a set of modern-chic wall sconces, or a little bit of neon to light up your life, the Hudson Valley has got you covered—electric tech whizzes and glass blowers extraordinare, vintage thrifters and modernist makers.


Six Hudson Valley Furniture Makers You Need to Know

we’ve rounded up six furniture makers in the Mid-Hudson Valley that you should definitely have on your radar. Between them, they make everything from credenzas to beds to swings and light fixtures. If you’re setting up new digs or redecorating, it’s worth visiting these six masters of their craft to see what’s shakin’.


Stuff Awaits: A Vintage Decor Shop Opens in Rosendale

From furniture and art to antiques and odds & ends, the new Rosendale shop Stuff sells home decor with flair.


A Collector's Eye Antique Gallery in Hudson

Conrad Cultraro's gallery in Hudson, A Collector's Eye, is the culmination of a lifetime of discerning accumulation.



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Mount Gulian Historic Site Festive Holiday Tours @ Mount Gulian Historic Site

Mount Gulian Historic Site Festive Holiday Tours

Sun., Dec. 16, 3-6 p.m., Tue., Dec. 18, 1-4 p.m. and Wed., Dec. 19, 1-4 p.m. — In addition to tours, holiday wassail and desserts will be available with...
Taco Tuesday at Papi's @ Papi's Pizza & Wings

Taco Tuesday at Papi's

Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Continues through Dec. 31

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