There’s No Time Like Now for Interior Updates

Your home deserves better than shabby decor, inefficient appliances and an outdated kitchen. Check out the latest trends in everything from furniture to flooring.

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.






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.






Could Your Castle Use Some Upgrades?

Your house might be calling for a much-need update, and the options can be seemingly endless. Our local businesses offer many modern, high-quality ideas that can help you to feel right at 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.






Milestone: Gustafson’s Furniture Expands to East Rockford

Rockford’s hometown merchant is taking a new step in serving its customers, as it opens a second location. See how its new store on Rockford’s east side promises to make this family company a powerful force in furniture.






Home Insight from Local Experts

Our homes are a significant investment, one that requires continual improvements and updates. When it comes to furnishings, flooring, remodeling and gardening, these local experts know where to begin.






How Independent Businesses are Transforming Rockford

Locally owned businesses are the anchors of our communities and some of the most dedicated leaders of positive transformations. Meet five business owners who are making a difference.






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.