Doin’ the Spring Thing

What is it about the first hints of spring that make us want to throw open the windows and paint the walls?

It’s spring fever, that natural time of year to clean the clutter, shake off the winter blues and try something new.

Whether your home-design style is minimalist, traditional, or mid-century-decorate-with-what-the-kids-won’t-break, we all like what’s fresh and new, right? So here’s your primer (no paint-puns intended) on what’s hot, smart and functional—and, of course, financially wise.

Whether you’re a home buyer, a home seller or a would-be home remodeler, the following pages are meant for you. Chock full of ideas, inspiration and trends (think BOLD color!) they’ll help you liven up your living space like that warm spring breeze on a late March afternoon.

Looking for smart technology and luxury living? See what luxury home builder Wonderland Homes is up to in “Virtual Wonderland” (p. 24). Looking for ideas to make your home work space… work? Check out “For Art and Home” (p. 18).

Wondering which home features are the best bet for your dollar? Read “Ask the Expert” by real estate wiz Anne Barrington (p. 30). We’ve got your windows covered (pun intended) in “Made for the Shade” (p. 28). Plus, NoNo’s Cafe chef Sonda Brewster shares her favorite recipe from the Big Easy.

It’s all here, so plop down, and start to scheme about your new scheme.

Happy spring!