Backyard Living: A Simple Joy of Life

It’s nice when your backyard is a beautiful place to be. Learn from local experts how to maximize your outdoor living space.

NWQ’s Holiday Shopping Guide

Holiday shopping doesn’t have to be a chore. Make it an adventure by exploring six trendy local boutiques and dozens of suggestions for wonderful gifts found at locally owned stores throughout our area.






The Return of Your Fireplace

Don’t let your fireplace sit unused. Use these steps to upgrade its efficiency and appearance to make it a beloved focal point – and selling point – in your home.






Three Ways to Make Life Better at Home

Never underestimate the power of proper lighting, organized shelving and a brand new mattress. Learn how to improve these aspects of your home and create a more enjoyable living space.






Imagine the Possibilities in Your Yard

Summer is the perfect time to spruce up your yard. Gather ideas from some of the best local landscape experts on how to rejuvenate the outside of your home.






Home Trends: Easy Living With a Touch of Glitz

Gray tones and geometric patterns aren’t the only things to look for in home design this year. Discover what sorts of flooring choices, kitchen layouts, furniture choices and lighting devices are leading the way.






Rockford’s Midtown Rising

The Midtown District of Rockford is experiencing a rebirth as developers rescue its lovely old buildings from years of disrepair. Paul Anthony Arco leads a tour of this neighborhood where a new community is thriving.






Create a Luxury Kitchen That Makes a Statement

Designing a luxurious kitchen doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Learn how some simple touches and quality purchases can make any kitchen look like a million bucks.






Home Interiors Trends for 2015

Softer colors, shades of gray and a few reliable patterns are all the rage this year. Discover which colors, patterns and styles can spice up your home and add a modern touch.






Fun with Furniture: Tips &Trends

You, too, can create a unique style in your home. Learn from the experts about everything from choosing colors to the appropriate size of your home decor.