A home styled for autumn with pumpkins and other fall decor placed on a console table and a bench with storage.
Change is one of life’s surest constants, and nothing demonstrates that quite as well as the four seasons. Although many of us are reluctant to relinquish summer’s warmth and sunshine, autumn’s beauty and splendor are a bounty all their own. Plus, with a color palette full of burnt oranges, rusty reds, and deep browns, it… Continue Reading Home Furnishings that Help You Go from Summer Style to Autumn Looks
An evening view of a she shed surrounded by trees that serves as a retail studio for Treci Smith
Sometimes a girl just needs to get away. You know how it is. Even in normal times, the world dishes up heaping helpings of stress. Add quarantining and serious health concerns for loved ones on top of that and now there are definitely some moments when a bit of alone time is in order. Enter… Continue Reading How to Make Your She Shed Feel Like Home
Since it was declared a federal holiday in 1894, Labor Day has been synonymous with celebration and relaxation. It also marks the unofficial end of summer, giving hardworking Americans the chance to sit back, put up their feet, and enjoy a break before the cooler weather sets in. Fireworks and parades are often staples of… Continue Reading Say Goodbye to Summer with a Labor Day Cookout
A gray standing desk next to a window with a laptop and tablet on top
Back to school can mean any number of things this year. But no matter what, everyone can make a space at home that helps set students (and teachers) up for success. What are some of the best items to help you create a space at home that makes learning easy? Read on to find out.… Continue Reading 7 Back to School (or Back to Learning) Items You’ll Love this Year
A rustic accent cabinet with cubbies in various shapes and sizes with a lamp and flowers on top
Clutter creeps into every room of the home, invades our cars, and fills up our phones. While some of us are able to say no to stuff, most have a far harder time when it comes to accumulating things we don’t really need. That doesn’t mean you have to live with clutter forever! Instead, you… Continue Reading Enjoy Your Home More with Our 30-Day Plan to Stop Clutter
A reading nook with a leaning bookshelf against the wall in a gray room next to an aqua couch with gray pillows
August 9 is National Book Lover’s Day, a holiday dedicated to the love of literature across the United States. There are lots of ways to celebrate, from donating to a library and watching an adaptation to making bookmarks and, of course, reading your favorite novel. To treat yourself to something truly special, however, why not… Continue Reading Create Your Perfect Reading Nook for Book Lover’s Day
An L shaped outdoor sofa with light blue cushions and coffee table from the kathy ireland Home & Gardens River Brook collection

Outdoor Furniture FAQ

These days many homeowners are thinking about new outdoor furniture for their deck or patio. There are many styles, features, and brands available, and with so many choices, it’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed. If you’re ready to choose new outdoor furnishings for your home (like the kathy ireland Homes & Gardens River Brook… Continue Reading Outdoor Furniture FAQ
Madison Avenue outdoor furniture by kathy ireland styled by Rachel Moriarty in front of a shed with multi-colored doors.
Picture this: it’s a beautiful, sunny day, and family and (if you’re ready) a few carefully selected friends are enjoying a backyard barbecue on your patio. The food is delicious, the drinks are cold, and everyone is having a great time as they relax on your outdoor furniture or gather around the bar. What could… Continue Reading Outdoor Furniture Buying Guide
The kathy ireland Madison Avenue outdoor furniture seating group on a wood deck next to a pool.
With the weather really starting to heat up in many places and school winding down, summer is upon us. It’s time to clean up the pool, relax in comfy outdoor furniture, and soak up the sun. But before the fun can begin in your backyard oasis, check that you have everything needed for the best… Continue Reading Get Ready for Summer Fun with Outdoor Furniture and Patio Must-Haves
An outdoor seating set with tan wicker and navy cushions including a couch, two arm chairs, two ottomans and a coffee table on a deck overlooking a green lawn encircled by mature trees.
Beyond all that the day represents, Memorial Day also usually serves as our national kick-off of summer. While summer is still coming this year, there is still uncertainty about many of the things we associate with summer and Memorial Day. Fireworks, parades, concerts, and other big events are likely on hold or cancelled in keeping… Continue Reading 4 Ways to Honor Memorial Day with Your Family
A simple desk, file cabinet, and bookcase in gray in front of a window looking out on green grass and trees
Working from home is a dream for some. After all, you can enjoy the comforts of home while you respond to emails, turn in reports, and finish big projects. But working at home presents its own challenges, and it’s important to have strategies in place to keep you focused and unstressed. That’s even more true… Continue Reading 6 Ways to Get More Done When Working from Home
A set of four outdoor chairs with navy cushions from the kathy ireland Homes and Gardens Madison collection on a patio overlooking a green lawn and foothills with trees.
With estimates that social distancing may continue through the summer, our homes (and especially our backyards) continue to be our sanctuaries where we stay safe and relax. Staying at home is the new going out. And if all this newfound staying at home is making you a little stir crazy, the outdoors may be calling… Continue Reading Make Your Backyard the Perfect Outdoor Escape When We’re All Staying Inside