Farmhouse anchored in her story

Tucked off a winding gravel road in Ada sits Orchard House, a newly constructed farmhouse layered with history and remnants of a bygone era.

Character, Detail & Flair

When a family of four approached Liz and Kevin Hoekzema with an idea for new construction, the design-build duo had just the spot.

The cure for furniture fixation

We all get stuck in a design rut sometimes.

The Bird House

Brad and Becke Shiel wanted a change. They were ready for the next chapter in their lives. Despite loving their Eastown existence for the...

Post renovation euphoria

I’ve decided that renovating is a lot like having a kid. More the childbirth part.

Hollywood Glam meets the Mitten Man

Welcome to the urban chic remodel project of the Dynamic Design Duo: Natalie Pickup and Will Bransdorfer.

Bye-bye 4″ x 4″ pink tile!

As a seller out East, I had just enjoyed a weekend of selling my apartment and didn’t expect the heartache that was to come in finding a home in Grand Rapids.

Wild Ones offer free native garden designs

The Wild Ones Native Garden Designs Program is an initiative that encourages the use of native plants in landscaping by providing garden designs for a variety of ecoregions across the U.S. 

A little aloha in West Michigan

As a home stylist for the last 24 years, it is so rewarding to be able to infuse joy into people’s homes through interior design.

Coffee break

Built-in coffee bars are all the rage right now, and it makes sense why that is: aside from being gorgeous and adding significant value to a home, they are incredibly functional, especially when hosting those large holiday gatherings!

Planting an oven in the ground

When friends come to visit Nina Van Harn during decent weather, the first place everyone heads is to the backyard.

Breakfast essentials

I don't know about you, but my husband and I are always talking about a way to add a cozy breakfast nook into our home. Whether it's built-in or just in the kitchen, I love to have both an eat-in kitchen and an additional dining area — probably because I love variety.

Lovesac opens showroom in Gaslight Village

A home furnishing brand debuted a new storefront this week in Gaslight Village. 

Modern furniture retailer comes to Grand Rapids

A national furniture retailer opened its first Michigan location in Grand Rapids.

Pop of color

Home is where we make our most precious memories, but your home’s aesthetic could be keeping you from remembering them long-term.
234 Market apartments Grand Rapids exterior

Grand Rapids rental market ranked among most competitive in nation

A nationwide internet listing service for rental properties found Grand Rapids ranked among the 50 most competitive rental markets in the U.S., according to its 2021 year-end report. 

C-SNIP offers tips to ensure holiday safety for pets

A Kentwood-based nonprofit pet clinic is providing pet owners tips to ensure everyone enjoys the holidays.

Animal shelter urges pet winter safety, provides resources

The Kent County Animal Shelter (KCAS) is urging pet owners and community members to protect animals from dangerously cold winter temperatures. 

Report: Grand Rapids has 20th most homes selling above asking price

More than half of the homes sold in Grand Rapids were purchased above the asking price this year, according to a recent report.


Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) is a Danish word that has been gaining recognition of late, and it’s one we find especially important in the design world.