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Kitchen?<br />

Enjoy a kitchen<br />

for your lifestyle<br />



3600 <strong>Dayton</strong> Xenia Rd<br />

Beavercreek, OH 45432<br />

Photo by Dawn M Smith Photography<br />




Requarth Co.<br />

Kitchen Design Center<br />

Requarth Co. Kitchen Design Center<br />

We offer an unmatched kitchen design team that understands texture, color, space, timeline, and budget.<br />

Our Design Center is a place to touch and experience cabinetry details that do not translate to a digital format.<br />

If you are looking for a partner that will help you get the most out of your investment contact us at:<br />

937-224-1141 Requarth.com<br />

For your convenience, we offer virtual or in-person showroom design consultations.<br />

Oakwood, OH<br />

The Requarth Co.<br />

Founded: 1860<br />

In its fifth generation of family ownership, The Requarth Company<br />

continues to supply the Miami Valley with premium building materials,<br />

beautiful kitchens, and quality windows and mouldings.<br />


The Leader<br />

in Luxury<br />

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Coldwell Banker<br />

Heritage 17.71%<br />

All Others (less<br />

than 3.26%)<br />

59.27%<br />

Irongate 7.73%<br />

KW Advisors 4.03%<br />

eXp Realty 3.94%<br />

Comey & Shepherd 3.69%<br />

KW Community Partners 3.63%<br />


Rare opportunity to own this STUNNING Springboro<br />

landmark! Meticulously cared for and over 4,200 finished<br />

sq. ft. on 5.67 acres, private full bath, & prep kitchen.<br />

4 bedrooms, 2 full and 1 half baths. $1,295,000<br />

Represented by: Austin Castro<br />

(937) 974-9226 | austin@austinrcastro.com<br />


The expansive gr<br />

and wall of windows and it flows into the breakfast nook<br />

with custom smart blinds and chef’s kitchen.<br />

5 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half baths. $1,350,000<br />

Represented by: Jamie Wilson<br />

(937) 673-9985 | jamie.wilson@coldwellbanker.com<br />


Picturesque, private 58 acre property that could be totally<br />

off grid if desired. 22 KW grid tied - off grid SMA Sunny<br />

Boy & Island solar system (has 24 hr. battery backup).<br />

4 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half baths. $1,670,000<br />

Represented by: Sam Crist<br />

(937) 478-1838 | samcrist@coldwellbanker.com<br />


An over 9,000 sq. ft., 6 bedroom home situated on a 2+<br />

acre lot complete with a FOUR car attached garage, inground<br />

pool, private pond, and TONS of updates!<br />

6 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half baths. $1,195,000<br />

Represented by: Austin Castro<br />

(937) 974-9226 | austin@austinrcastro.com<br />


7,468 sq. ft. luxury living with a Mediterranean flair with<br />

soaring ceilings,wide open spaces, and 3 car garage.<br />

4 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half baths. $1,290,000<br />

Represented by: Cindy Buckreus<br />

(937) 609-5043 | cbuckreus@aol.com<br />


Experience the epitome of luxury living in this 5-bed, 4.5-<br />

bath Craftsman-style 2-story home with coffered ceilings<br />

in great room and primary suite.<br />

5 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half baths. $1,199,000<br />

Represented by: Kelsi Lindsey<br />

(937) 527-0834 | kelsi.lindsey@coldwellbanker.com<br />


*DABR MLS. January 1 - December 31, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Yankee Centre 937.439.4500 | The Greene 937.434.7600 / 937.426.6060 | Springboro 937.748.5500 | Monroe 513.402.7372 | Troy 937.665.1800<br />

Huber Heights 937.237.5900 | Vandalia 937.890.2200 | Springfield 937.322.0352 | Middletown 513.424.2421 | Wilmington 937.382.4427<br />

© <strong>2023</strong> Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated.<br />

Coldwell Banker, the Coldwell Banker Logo, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury and the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury logo are service marks registered or pending registration owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.<br />








views. Built in 2007 for $1.45 million, this approx. 7,000 sq. . Mediterranean-style home<br />

boasts a grand curved staircase, soaring ceilings, and walls of windows. Features a formal<br />

dining room with bar, a gourmet kitchen with Wolf gas range and Sub-Zero fridge, and a<br />

spacious master suite with expansive closets. There’s also a study/bonus room, a second<br />

luxury residence!<br />

Cindy Buckreus<br />

937.609.5043<br />

cbuckreus@coldwellbanker.com<br />

Sold 40 Million<br />

Dollars in 2022<br />

Global Luxury Certified Team<br />

Top 1% of <strong>Dayton</strong> Area Agents<br />

Pinnacle of Performance - <strong>Dayton</strong> Realtors<br />

Carey Lunne<br />

937.313.0190<br />

clunne@coldwellbanker.com<br />

w w w . c i n d y b u c k r e u s . c o m<br />

©<strong>2023</strong> Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair<br />

Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each office is independently Owned and Operated. Coldwell Banker® and the Coldwell<br />

Banker logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.<br />



NOVEMBER <strong>2023</strong> • GREATER MIAMI VALLEY<br />

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19<br />


Ingredients for creating a cozy space for visiting friends and family

Designer Tips...What’s Hot<br />

Gone are the days when you had limited choices for outfitting<br />

your home office space. Today’s home office furnishing<br />

options are all but endless. But, first things first! As with any<br />

decorating project, you first need to determine what you want<br />

to accomplish in your new home office, and then match those<br />

needs with the right furnishings.<br />

Desks, chairs, and storage are three of the most critical considerations.<br />

Choices in size, shape, style, and finish are plentiful.<br />

Do you prefer a traditional desk with a storage console?<br />

Or, is an L-shaped workstation or a writing desk more suited<br />

to your needs? Chairs are often ergonomic with lumbar and<br />

back support and height and angle adjustments, but perhaps<br />

you like the look of, and would rather work from, a traditional<br />

wing chair. The choice is yours.<br />

Finally, don’t forget those furnishings that will put the ‘home’<br />

in ‘home office.’ Decorative lighting, an ottoman for put-yourfeet-up<br />

comfort, and even an entertainment unit can add up<br />

to an office ready for any job. And, of course, finishing touches<br />

like custom window treatments, area rugs, artwork, and collectibles<br />

will all help to say, “This is my space!”<br />

Julie Cochran<br />

937-438-0901 | centerville@decoratingden.com | jcochran.decoratingden.com<br />



NOVEMBER <strong>2023</strong> • GREATER MIAMI VALLEY<br />





Answering questions about these<br />

similar-sounding countertop materials<br />

29<br />


IDEAS<br />

Splurge-worthy gifts<br />

14<br />




Add a personal touch to your<br />

dinner stage<br />

41<br />

PAINT<br />



Go cool and bright or warm and muted<br />

48<br />

AD<br />

INDEX<br />

Local home and garden pros<br />

64<br />



Visit housetrends.com and<br />

search: Holiday Happenings<br />



Area experts share favorite<br />

pieces of advice<br />

53<br />

FOOD<br />


Recipes from the Housetrends team<br />

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It’s the time of year for<br />

overnight company. Why<br />

not prepare a guest room<br />

that reflects your personality<br />

while keeping your<br />

visitors’ needs and comfort<br />

in mind? See some great<br />

examples of inviting spaces<br />

beginning on page 19.<br />

Photo courtesy of<br />

Hickory White.<br />

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Luxury Design & Timeless Feel<br />

2251 Woodman Dr., Kettering<br />

(937) 781-2234 | www.cabinetcreationsinc.com<br />

Designers: Vicki Waker D.S.I.D | Tracy McLaren-Baur | Patty Clark<br />



Instead of asking, what if I need<br />

this someday, ask, what if someone<br />

else, today, needs it more?<br />

—Julia Ubbenga, blogger, richinwhatmatters.com<br />

It’s the time of year when we fill our houses up with food, gifts, family and<br />

guests. My extended family will gather at my home this December. Many<br />

will be staying at nearby hotels, but I’ve already planned beds, sheets, blankets<br />

and pillows for the half dozen or so staying with us.<br />

While going through my closets, it became obvious that, even with company<br />

in mind, I have way more bedding than I need. Plus, I have an extralong<br />

twin bed and frame from my son’s college days going unused.<br />

Yes, a couple of considerations race to mind: “I might need these someday,”<br />

and “I don’t feel like dealing with this right now.” But if I push past<br />

those nagging thoughts, I know what needs to be done—and it’s a win-win<br />

situation. There are fantastic organizations that will take my unused home<br />

goods and furniture and repurpose them for individuals in need. And my<br />

closets, basement, and even my life feel a bit less chaotic.<br />

If you need ideas on where to donate, here are a couple favorites:<br />

• New Life Furniture Bank collects gently used furniture<br />

and household items. They deliver and set up an entire household<br />

of furnishings to families overcoming homelessness, domestic<br />

abuse, extreme poverty, and other devastating circumstances.<br />

Check out their website for acceptable donations. Note: Currently<br />

they accept clean, gently used mattresses and box springs.<br />

nlfurniture.org<br />

• ReStore accepts furniture and home goods as well, but also working<br />

appliances and building materials. These are sold to the public<br />

providing income to carry out Habitat for Humanity’s mission<br />

to build homes, communities, and hope. There are two locations<br />

in Greater <strong>Dayton</strong>. Visit their website for acceptable donations.<br />

<strong>Dayton</strong>habitat.org<br />

This holiday season, may you surround yourself with family and perhaps<br />

take pleasure in contributing to another family’s hope, dignity and joy.<br />

Thanks for reading.<br />

Karen Bradner<br />

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splurge-worthy gifts<br />

1 Statement ® Round Rainhead by Kohler<br />

Gift of luxury showering at home<br />

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3 The Spicy Olive Deluxe Basket<br />

The gift of flavor<br />

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2 Stressless ® Magic Classic<br />

Base Recliner with Ottoman<br />

Give the gift of comfort<br />

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4 Le Creuset Signature<br />

Cast Iron Dutch Oven<br />

Give the gift of expertly<br />

crafted cookware<br />

lecreuset.com<br />

5 Collection Linenberry by Ann Gish<br />

Give the gift of luxurious sleep<br />

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6 Sonos 2 Room Set with One SL<br />

Give the gift of quality sound<br />

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7 Walk-in Closet System<br />

Give the gift of organization<br />

closetsbydesign.com<br />

8 Company C Afterglow Wool Rug<br />

Give a stylish and practical gift<br />

karugs.com<br />

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441 E State Route 73, Springboro | $1,749,000<br />

Welcome to Springboro’s Dusty Shadow estate! Situated on over 9 acres complete with a 6,500+ sq. ft. home, in-ground<br />

pool, 7+ garage spaces, private sports court, historic cabin, and so much more! Truly a one-of-a-kind property. Through<br />

the gates and down the long private drive, you’ll be greeted to the beauty of this home by a circular paver driveway.<br />

Gorgeous woodwork and trim details are showcased throughout this 5 bedroom home. The oversized foyer features<br />

a stunning curved staircase. Front formal dining room and separate living space. The soaring two story great room<br />

bath and large laundry room also on the main level. Massive second floor primary suite boasting vaulted ceilings, walk<br />

in closet, and private en suite bath with a double vanity, corner soaking tub, walk in shower, and access to the private<br />

balcony. Three additional spacious bedrooms also on the second floor - each with no shortage of closet space, plus<br />

area, rec room, family room, and more! Enjoy the backyard views year round from the gorgeous all seasons room.<br />

Featuring unobstructed views and gorgeous wood details. Expansive paver patio surrounds the in-ground pool. If the 3<br />

car attached garage isnt enough, there’s a bonus 4 car detached space adjacent to the private sports court! No detail<br />

was overlooked in the construction of this home - truly a MUST SEE!<br />

CastroTeam.com | 937.974.9226<br />

© <strong>2023</strong> Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act.<br />



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Ingredients for creating a cozy bedroom<br />

for visiting friends and family<br />

All of us who have had houseguests know that it can<br />

be a bit stressful preparing for their stay. We need to<br />

clean the house, wash their sheets, stock the fridge<br />

and plan meals that are a step above our typical fare.<br />

While there is defi nitely work to be done, you might<br />

consider adding a bit of play to the prep by creating<br />

a guest room that refl ects your personality with tidbits<br />

placed specifi cally with your guests’ needs and comfort<br />

in mind. Take it up even another notch by adding a few<br />

frivolous surprises. Here are some ideas to make your<br />

guests feel especially welcome. ➻<br />

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Hadley King Bed and Woody Chest by<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Howard for Sherrill Furniture<br />

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Atlantic Side Table and Monroe King Bed by Mr. and Mrs. Howard for Sherrill Furniture<br />

Build off the basics<br />

A comfortable bed is key. Choose a quality mattress. Even if you don’t have company all that<br />

often, it is still a good investment. When your home is guest-free and family members are feeling<br />

under the weather, they can retreat to a private, comfy space and let their partner or sibling<br />

sleep undisturbed.<br />

Soft bedding and a variety of blankets let guests adjust to their own comfortable temperature.<br />

Provide plenty of pillows so they can build their own head base. Consider allergen barrier<br />

pillows.<br />

Designing dreamland<br />

A guest room should feel welcoming but not overstuffed. While a large bed is nice, it shouldn’t<br />

compromise the floor space. No one wants to bang their shins on the bed frame trying to<br />

maneuver around the room. Tables with lamps should be placed on either side of the bed. If<br />

possible, place the bed so that electrical outlets for phones, iPads, or other tech pieces are easily<br />

accessible.<br />

A comfortable chair with a throw is perfect for relaxing and enjoying a bit of downtime. A<br />

small dresser or armoire is all that is needed to let guests unpack and feel like they are settling<br />

in for a while. Although you might include a luggage stand should guests prefer to skip unpacking.<br />

Closets, if available, or bottom drawers are prime locations for extra pillows and blankets<br />

so that guests don’t have to seek you out and request them at bedtime.<br />

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Avery Two Door Nightstand by Lillian August<br />

Tuscan King Bed by Mr. and Mrs. Howard for Sherrill Furniture<br />

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Austin Single Dresser and Urban Park King Upholstered Bed from Hickory White<br />

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Familiar artwork<br />

Consider hanging photos of family gatherings or vacations with friends on the walls or place them<br />

on end tables. Your guests might be thrilled to spot themselves in a few of the framed photos found<br />

throughout their room.<br />

Key amenities<br />

The bedroom should have an alarm clock, paper pencils, and maybe a sewing kit and safety pins. A sound<br />

machine, or box fan, can help mask noise both inside and outside the home. A nightlight will provide<br />

just enough light to safely guide guests from their bedroom to the closest bathroom. A covered pitcher<br />

of water with glasses, or water bottles are easy touches.<br />

Bathroom supplies<br />

It’s a good idea to have your guest bath stocked with a few essentials, in case they were overlooked when<br />

packing. Arrange personal care items in a basket or fun container. Including soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes,<br />

shampoo, conditioner, lotion, cotton swabs, disposable razors, bandages, and the like will be a<br />

relief for guests who don’t want to inconvenience you or run to the store themselves.<br />

A box of tissues in plain sight and a stack of towels are always appropriate. Make sure there are extra<br />

rolls of toilet paper. And you can’t go wrong having a blow dryer handy. ➻<br />

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Bedroom by Ashford Homes with Pella windows. Photo by Connie Kimsey<br />

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Special touches<br />

If you plan to include a television, select<br />

a model that is easy to operate. If multiple<br />

remotes can’t be avoided, mark the<br />

important keys with bright fingernail<br />

polish, or type up a simple list of stepby-step<br />

instructions. Also, think about<br />

leaving a stack of books in a variety of<br />

genres for your guests to enjoy—and<br />

possibly take home with them. A fulllength<br />

mirror is a great perk, especially<br />

if your guests are in town for a special<br />

occasion and they might want to check<br />

their look. And finding a luxurious robe<br />

in the closet will make your guests feel<br />

like they have arrived!<br />

The extra mile<br />

Make it personal by adding a few of<br />

your guests’ favorite things. Fresh flowers,<br />

a box of chocolates, a current issue<br />

of their favorite magazine, candles, salt<br />

scrubs, locally made food or wine—<br />

whatever you include will be an unexpected<br />

treat.<br />

Having—or being—a guest is never<br />

totally easy. But these extra preparations<br />

will tell your guests they are welcome.<br />

Enjoy your company and don’t<br />

underestimate the power of a mint on<br />

their pillow.<br />


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We’re answering questions about these similar-sounding countertop materials<br />

What is the primary difference<br />

between the two materials?<br />

Quartz is an engineered stone made from<br />

ground silica which is bound together with<br />

polymers, resins and pigments. This material<br />

is molded and baked into slabs in a<br />

factory setting.<br />

Quartzite is a natural stone found beneath<br />

the surface of the earth. It is formed when<br />

sandstone containing a high percentage of<br />

quartz is altered by pressure and temperature.<br />

This material is then mined and cut<br />

into slabs.<br />

➻<br />

Cambria USA Woodcroft (left) and<br />

Brittanicca Gold Warm (right)<br />

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Which is lower maintenance?<br />

Quartz is extremely durable. It has<br />

a non-porous surface that does not<br />

need to be sealed. This surface acts as<br />

a barrier against staining and bacteria.<br />

Use cutting boards when you chop on<br />

quartz, otherwise you might etch the<br />

surface. Then acids in food may erode<br />

the resins to result in dull white spots.<br />

Quartzite is slightly harder and more<br />

scratch-resistant than quartz, but its<br />

porous surface will absorb stains and<br />

bacteria if not sealed before installation<br />

and on an annual or semi-annual basis.<br />

Cutting gently with knives directly on<br />

a quartzite countertop will not cause<br />

etching.<br />

Which can take the heat?<br />

The resin in quartz melts at around<br />

300 degrees, so avoid placing hot pans<br />

directly on these countertops as it may<br />

damage the resin and leave a mark or<br />

divot.<br />

Quartzite can handle much higher heat<br />

including hot pans placed directly on its<br />

surface, but having said that, it’s always<br />

a good idea to use a pad or trivet. ➻<br />

1 Fantasy Brown Leather quartzite;<br />

Contractor: J.S. Brown & Company;<br />

Fabricator: Konkus, Photo by Todd<br />

Yarrington 2 Caesarstone Alpine Mist<br />

quartz from Cincinnati StoneWorks;<br />

Builder: Michaelson Homes, Photo by<br />

William Manning Photography 3 Cambria<br />

USA Skara Brae from Lumberman’s by<br />

Neal’s Design and Remodel; Designer:<br />

Christina Temple, Project Consultant:<br />

Frank Kuhlmeier, Photo by Ross Van Pelt 1<br />

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2<br />

3<br />

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How do you clean each of them?<br />

Though quartz will resist permanent staining when exposed to liquids like wine,<br />

vinegar, tea or juice from fruits and vegetables, it’s important to wipe up spills immediately<br />

with mild dishwashing detergent and a soft cloth. Avoid abrasive cleaners,<br />

or highly acidic or alkaline solutions, as those chemicals can disintegrate the bonds<br />

between quartz and resin. Check with your installer for specific suggestions regarding<br />

appropriate cleaning methods. Should a deeper cleaning be necessary, you can use a<br />

stone and quartz cleaner as often as once a week.<br />

Since quartzite is a porous stone, it needs to be sealed. Depending on the sealing<br />

product selected, this may need to be done as often as yearly, but some sealants last<br />

as long as 15 years.<br />

“Be careful when selecting a sealer—make sure it is a good quality sealant meant<br />

for stone,” says Kaelyn Van Camp, marketing manager for Stone Mart. Some trusted<br />

brands Stone Mart carries include MORE Surface Care and Supreme Surface. “Your<br />

fabricator may offer to apply the sealant if you prefer,” Van Camp says, “But most of<br />

them are easy enough to apply if you read and follow the product’s directions.” ➻<br />

Cambria USA Brittanicca<br />

Photo by Neighbourhood Creative<br />

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Which looks more natural?<br />

Because quartz is bound by a resin, it can sometimes look too manufactured to some.<br />

Quartzite has the slightly coarse texture of sandstone giving it a more organic feel. It is<br />

also an appealing choice to environmentally conscious consumers because it is a totally<br />

natural product.<br />

Which offers more colors or patterns?<br />

Because it is created in a factory setting, quartz can be altered with regard to color<br />

and pattern. Added pigments can yield white, cream, gray, brown, blue, or pink results.<br />

Patterns can be flecked, veined or solid.<br />

“There are so many different quartz colors and patterns, and its durability compared<br />

to quartzite and granite makes it our most used material for countertops,” says kitchen<br />

designer Lauren Donges from Neal’s Design-Remodel.<br />

Although you will most often find quartzite in shades of white or gray, occasionally<br />

iron oxide can give the stone a pinkish or reddish tint. The patterns are natural with<br />

veining that is different from slab to slab, and even within the same slab.<br />

“My personal favorite countertop to use on projects is quartzite. I think it has a much<br />

more natural movement and 3D appearance than quartz and granite, and each slab is<br />

so unique that it makes each project one-of-a-kind,” Donges says.<br />

Brown Latte quartzite from Stone Mart<br />

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Taj Mahal quartzite from Stone Mart, Photo by Daniel Feldkamp<br />

Which is more expensive?<br />

Quartz ranges from about $50 to $150 per square foot installed depending on the color, style,<br />

edges, fabrication and composition.<br />

“Not all quartz is created equal,” says Tyler Quinn, market representative for Cambria USA in<br />

<strong>Dayton</strong> and Cincinnati. “There is no regulatory factor defining the percentage of quartz mineral<br />

needed in a material to label it as quartz. That range can be anywhere from 30 to 90 percent. A<br />

higher quartz mineral content will perform better.”<br />

Quartzite ranges from $90 to $210 per square foot installed depending on the stone and<br />

type of finish, edge, and fabrication.<br />

It’s important to note that sometimes quartzite can be mislabeled. Be sure to buy from a<br />

company with a solid reputation. “You can’t always tell by looking at it,” says Don Engel, owner<br />

of Cincinnati StoneWorks. Engel and his team rely on the expertise of their long-standing vendors.<br />

“They’ve done their homework,” he says. ➻<br />

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Having said that, should a slab arrive that Engel says looks different than what<br />

he’s seen before, his team conducts an acid test. If a highly acidic liquid, like vinegar,<br />

etches the surface, it is not quartzite, but might be a calcium-based material such<br />

as marble. The two materials may look similar, but quartzite is the more durable<br />

of the two.<br />

Which is right for you?<br />

The answer depends on three main factors:<br />

1) How does the pattern, color, texture work in your space?<br />

2) How much maintenance (sealing) are you willing to do?<br />

3) How does the cost fit into your budget?<br />

Once you address the above issues, often the final few candidates will reveal<br />

themselves. Then it’s time to make the decision on your own or with the help of a<br />

partner, friend or kitchen designer. Good luck choosing between the two Q’s!<br />

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holiday table<br />

We celebrate all sorts of traditions during the<br />

holidays. We honor our different customs, cultures,<br />

religions and generations of family members being<br />

together. But the one thing these gatherings usually<br />

have in common is a great meal. Sharing stories—<br />

old and new—with family and friends around a<br />

dining table is almost always at the center of the<br />

celebration. And putting a personal touch on the<br />

table makes the event even more festive. ➻<br />

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Start with a theme<br />

It might be a group of colors or cherished mementos, but if<br />

you start with a focus or theme in mind it will make your task<br />

easier. The choices might launch from your existing dining<br />

room décor, or holiday decorations found in nearby rooms.<br />

The foundation should be a classic, elegant or even whimsical<br />

tablecloth or runner. You can add texture and color via napkins,<br />

placemats and dinnerware. If you are creating a Hanukkah<br />

table, you might choose to focus on blue, but blending in<br />

touches of white, silver and gold adds a welcome bit of elegance.<br />

Use the good stuff<br />

Now is the time to get the stepstool out to reach the top<br />

shelf or open up your cabinet and bring out the china.<br />

This is the perfect time to use the fancy pieces—crystal,<br />

silver, chargers, and anything heirloom.<br />

If your family leans a bit more casual, simply select<br />

pieces that go with your theme. Maybe start with white<br />

dinnerware and add blue and silver accents. Or bring in<br />

touches of nature with pine branches, pinecones, and<br />

wooden pieces that add a touch of texture.<br />

Play up your personality<br />

Your table should reflect your<br />

style, but now is the time to push<br />

that idea to the max. Guests who<br />

might be accustomed to eating at<br />

your kitchen table, will appreciate<br />

and admire your efforts. Go crazy<br />

with candles, use all your flatware,<br />

add twinkle lights, incorporate a<br />

centerpiece that is a conversation<br />

starter—perhaps by including<br />

pieces that will jog memories and<br />

introduce slices of family history<br />

and launch story telling.<br />

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Stay centered<br />

While flowers are always appropriate, you don’t have to spend big bucks on the<br />

centerpiece. This element should illustrate your theme but reflect the mood you<br />

are trying to create. If it’s whimsical, line up a row of treasured toys, or even pieces<br />

from favorite games—like a scrabble board with holiday messages spelled out. Hang<br />

vintage ornaments from the chandelier or gather them in a glass bowl. If you are<br />

a talented baker, or know where one works, sometimes dessert can serve as the<br />

centerpiece—a stunning cake on a tall cake plate.<br />

While this will definitely add a bit of elegance to your holiday table, the goal is<br />

to not add stress, but rather have fun with the process. Plan your table days before<br />

guests arrive, so that you can spend your time preparing the feast. Then relax and<br />

enjoy the rewarding results of your efforts.<br />

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winter palette<br />

Benjamin Moore’s mix of wintry paint<br />

colors reflect the season’s sparkle<br />

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What are winter colors? Cool, bright, warm, muted…winter<br />

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off-whites to comforting charcoals to forest greens—and<br />

bring winter hues into your home for a look you’ll love all<br />

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Intrigue 1580<br />

This color draws you in and<br />

envelops you. A gray with deep<br />

green undertones, Intrigue<br />

1580 makes a statement.<br />

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Wrap yourself up in the balance<br />

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charcoal gray with blue-green<br />

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Breathe coastal living into your home and banish<br />

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blue-gray. This soothing blue is the perfect<br />

partner for must-haves of winter décor like cedar<br />

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White Diamond OC-61<br />

This crisp, cool white paint color<br />

stands alone on walls or pairs<br />

effortlessly with a range of cooler<br />

colors. It is especially beloved<br />

for trim, moldings and doors.<br />

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the right amount of warmth<br />

to a space with its creamy pink<br />

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Create a lovely, luminous look<br />

with this cheery hue, which<br />

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White Diamond OC-61

Ashwood Moss 1484<br />

A deep graphite green suggestive of<br />

a dark, veiled forest, this paint color<br />

delivers a bold look on all four walls<br />

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DESIGN<br />

inspiration<br />

Area experts share<br />

favorite pieces of advice<br />

When it comes to making design decisions for our<br />

homes, it’s often tough to see things objectively.<br />

Choices like paint colors, sofa fabrics or rug sizes<br />

might cause us to stall—and stew—for weeks, months<br />

and more. Sometimes it’s incredibly beneficial to get<br />

outside help. If you have a talented best friend, great.<br />

But usually, the easiest path to success is to rely on<br />

the advice of an interior designer or retailer who has<br />

solid experience. With that in mind, here are some<br />

tips from some of our favorite area professionals. ➻<br />

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Relax and take your time! Design is a process. Focus on the big, “anchor” pieces first<br />

and build your way outward. Trying to complete a room down to the last toss pillow<br />

all at once can be exhausting and confusing and can end up with results that look<br />

more forced than natural. —Bart Foster, Bova Cincinnati<br />

Most people tend to want to select<br />

their paint color first, and then<br />

try to build their room design<br />

around it. It’s actually best<br />

to select everything else<br />

(fabrics, rugs, etc.) first and<br />

then choose the wall color to<br />

complement all the elements<br />

in the space.<br />

—Julie Cochran,<br />

Decorating Den Centerville<br />

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For an extraordinary design remember all of the ingredients in your room.<br />

Beautiful ceiling treatments can create the ultimate WOW that no one will forget!<br />

In this dining room we embellished the new wallpaper with “crystal jewels”<br />

and extended the accent to the faux painted sunburst in the tray ceiling.<br />

—Ann E. Hoffman, Hoffman & Albers Interiors ➻<br />

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Don’t get too caught up on what is trending. Design<br />

your home to reflect your personal needs and likes!<br />

—Brittney Ingram, ID Cincinnati<br />

When doing window valances, often repeating an accent<br />

fabric can pull the entire space together. In this family<br />

room, the repetition of the check from valances to pillows<br />

to the ottoman, brings continuity to the space and<br />

serves to create balance and interest in the entire room.<br />

—Beth Spegal, House Dressing Interior Design, Ltd.<br />

One design feature that I<br />

most definitely will suggest<br />

in your spaces is wallpaper. This<br />

always becomes a fun part of the project and allows you<br />

to step outside your comfort zone. This is a favorite<br />

piece of design and my most enjoyable when sourcing<br />

for a space. —Alisa Culyer, Honor and Grace<br />

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Great lighting and options for display make any entertainment area shine.<br />

Always consider what will highlight the area for not only look but function.<br />

In this bar design we used uplighting, downlighting and mirrors (antiqued),<br />

as well as a stair-stepped lit bottle display on an amazing piece of stone.<br />

—Vicki Waker, Cabinet Creations ➻<br />

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You know how sometimes you can’t define beauty, but you know it when you<br />

see it? That’s how I feel about quality furnishings. From upholstery and case<br />

goods to accent pieces and accessories, it doesn’t matter how stunning a room<br />

looks, if the furnishings aren’t of a certain quality, you’ll never capture that<br />

extra special something. —Carolynn Reis, Best Furniture Gallery

<strong>Idea</strong>lly all of your furniture or at least the front<br />

feet of the furniture should fit on the rug to<br />

define the space and make the most visual<br />

impact. Choosing a too-small rug can make your<br />

space feel smaller than it is.<br />

—Ashley Carr, K.A. Menendian<br />


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This is where you need to be if you want to see incredible kitchens,<br />

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Get even more inspiration by following us on social media<br />

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seasonal specialties<br />

Recipes from the Housetrends Team<br />

No doubt your family has favorite recipes that they insist on including<br />

during holiday meals. But perhaps you are looking to add a few new<br />

ones to your line-up. With that thought in mind, the Housetrends<br />

family happily shares some of their seasonal specialties. We hope<br />

there’s a new favorite for your family among them. ➻<br />

Corn Bake<br />


2 boxes Jiffy cornbread mix<br />

4 eggs<br />

8 oz sour cream<br />

2 cans creamed corn<br />

1 can corn<br />

3/4 stick butter<br />

For directions go to housetrends.com<br />

and search: Corn Bake<br />

Linda Bacher<br />

Publisher<br />

My grandkids ask me to<br />

make this all the time.<br />

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Peel & Eat<br />

Shrimp<br />


2 lbs shrimp, shells split and deveined<br />

2 ½ tbsp Old Bay seasoning<br />

1 tbsp olive oil<br />

¾ cup beer (or ½ cup dry white wine)<br />

3 tbsp unsalted butter<br />

1 cup water<br />

Lemon wedges, for serving<br />

For directions go to housetrends.com<br />

and search: Peel and Eat Shrimp<br />

Evelyn Yaus<br />

Publisher<br />

We make this for every<br />

event, it’s easy and<br />

really good!<br />

Cherry Delight<br />


1 ½ packages graham cracker crumbs<br />

¼ stick melted butter<br />

8 oz package cream cheese<br />

¼ cup sugar<br />

¼ cup powdered sugar<br />

2 packages of Dream Whip<br />

1 cup of milk<br />

1 tsp vanilla<br />

1 large can of cherry pie filling<br />

For directions go to housetrends.com<br />

and search: Cherry Delight<br />

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Heather Fox<br />

Quality Control/Sales Support<br />

My mom has made this recipe<br />

for years and my family<br />

requests it at every gathering.

Cranberry Sage<br />

Cocktail<br />


½ cup gin<br />

1 cup white cranberry juice<br />

2 tbsp lime juice<br />

¼ cup fresh cranberries<br />

Sage leaves (some of them candied)<br />

Sugar<br />

For directions go to housetrends.com<br />

and search: Cranberry Sage Cocktail<br />

Karen Bradner<br />

Editor<br />

I love how this drink<br />

looks when I serve it<br />

during the holidays.<br />

Breakfast Casserole<br />


8 count pack biscuits<br />

1 pound sausage (I use spicy)<br />

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese<br />

5 large eggs<br />

¼ cup milk<br />

2 cups of homemade gravy<br />

(can use a packet of peppered gravy mix)<br />

Salt and pepper to taste<br />

*Garnish with your favorite toppings,<br />

I used green onions and salsa.<br />

For directions go to housetrends.com<br />

and search: Breakfast Casserole<br />

Gina Miller<br />

Creative Director<br />

I like to prep this the night<br />

before for Christmas morning!<br />

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Closets by Design ............................................. 37<br />

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Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors Buckreus Team ......... 7<br />

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Decorating Den - Julie Cochran ........................... 9<br />

Design Homes ..................................................... 4<br />

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