The romantic history of the traditional holiday fir, the Norfolk Island Pine, involves a famous sea capatain, breath-taking natural beauty and adventure in the sultry South Sea Islands.

With all the hubbub and spending that surrounds the holidays, the meaning of the season sometimes gets overshadowed. At heart, the holidays should be about gathering with friends and family, spending time together and letting loved ones know you care about them.

The colors are blooming outside and chances are you're feeling inspired to add some color inside your home as well. Using nature as your guide, there are some quick and easy ways to refresh your home’s interior.

Want to be an interior designer? ASID President Suzan Globus, FASID, is an award-winning interior designer, who consults on public, educational and museum libraries. Here are her tips to make it happen.

The kitchen is the heart of the home: a place to cook and share a meal, to entertain friends, gather as a family and even pay bills or do homework. Energizing your kitchen doesn’t take a major decor overhaul. Some strategically selected splashes of color in countertop appliances, cookware, dinnerware, candles, placemats and other linens can do the trick.

With the growing attention to sustainable building, allergies and the fast pace of life, ceramic tile can offer the look and feel of stone and wood without all of the concern.

Many families spend more time in the kitchen than in any other room in their home. For maximum enjoyment, this all-important space should be as comfortable and appealing as possible with natural light and fresh air being key elements.