A favorite Friday afternoon tradition for Assistant Editor Marjie Ducey is to window shop at Legacy Art and Frame as she walks home from the bus stop near 49th and Dodge Streets in Dundee.

Start with a statement piece that ebbs and flows with the events of the day - from big client presentation to cozy dinner date. The transition will be so effortless, you won’t even notice that winter blew in. Photography Heather & Jameson. Art direction Heidi Thorson. Merchandise styling…

The west Omaha couple approached Rose McCormick a few years ago, disappointed with trees decorated by an interior designer. “They were just too “living room-y. They didn’t capture any of the homeowners’ feeling,” says McCormick, who owns Beyond the Vine and does custom decorating for clients. “They just matched with the wallpaper.”

Though there really isn’t a bad time to visit New York City, I can’t imagine a better time to explore all that the Big Apple offers than during the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday stretch.

My grammy and pap’s house was surrounded by neighbors on three sides. Still, it was a quiet place to spend holiday meals. That was mostly — OK, wholly — because all those neighbors had slipped their mortal coils. The nearly encompassing cemetery also meant that second and third helpings of heavy holiday fare could be worked off by rousing games of tag among the headstones.

Now that Halloween is behind us, the focus has turned to the upcoming winter holidays. Sprucing up the outside of your home can be enjoyable, non-labor intensive and wallet-friendly, says Rhianna Miller, the home and garden design expert at RubberMulch.

Looking for a sweet way to spend your Saturday? The Omaha Public Library is holding its seventh annual read it and eat culinary conference, and this year the focus is on candy. There will be candy demonstrations, samples, prize drawings and the chance to pick treats from an old-fashioned candy bar.

People are looking for more than functionality when it comes to their closets. They want style, too. Home buyers are looking for that little extra when they visit a home. And even if you’re not in the market to sell your home, a well-designed, well-thought-out closet space for your favorite clothes, shoes and accessories can save time every day.

Shane Connolly’s work as a floral designer has taken him all over the world, propelled by two royal weddings to his credit. In mid-September, the Northern Ireland-born Connolly will travel from London to speak at the Lauritzen Gardens Antique & Garden Show. In a phone interview from his studio in North Kensington, he chats about seasonal harmony in his designs, cow parsley and a vow of silence when it comes to his work for the British royals.

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