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Buffalo Magazine: Home & Style

In August 2017, when Paul DeJac and his wife, Tricia, moved into a 93-year-old colonial home in North Buffalo, they had two choices for many of the walls in the five-bedroom house: replace or restore. They chose the latter…

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When cabinetmaker John Thiesen gets his hands on a piece of wood, he lets the lumber tell its own story. “If I’m building a Mission-style vanity or turning a burl bowl on the lathe, I let the wood talk to me,” explained th…

Buffalo Magazine: Shop Local

If you’ve been at Genesee and Oak Street — say in the last 121 years — you’ve seen it. The colossal porcelain wonder spanning two storefronts doesn’t light up at night anymore, but you can’t miss it: The Scherer & Sons Fu…

Buffalo Magazine: Home & Style

Pets and privacy. For most homeowners, a fence serves the dual purpose of keeping Fido safe in the yard and carving out space away from the outside world. Practical, yes, but functional doesn’t have to mean bland. Charlie …

Buffalo Magazine: Home & Style

Just when you finally grasped the concept of feng shui, there’s a new Eastern-inspired concept making an impact in the design world: Wabi sabi. A mash-up of two old Japanese words, over centuries it’s come to express an im…

Buffalo Magazine: Home & Style

Caroline Barr describes it as a lightning bolt: The moment she realized she was supposed to be a designer. From there, she says, everything sped up. She got her degree at arts-focused Villa Maria College; moved to Cape Cod; b…

Buffalo Magazine: Home & Style

There’s a two-story brick building with a bright red door near Larkinville, just down the road from Flying Bison Brewing Company. Like most structures in the awakening former industrial district, its century-old neighbors hav…

Buffalo Magazine: Home & Style

Your refrigerator is suddenly making a strange humming sound. Your dishwasher goes through the motions for 90 minutes, but your plates and cups are still filthy. Your Blu-ray spits the disc back at you like a baby tasting asp…

Buffalo Magazine: Home & Style

Chris Naugle remembers his first investment, a modest house in Gasport in 2006. He laughs about it now — with his wife, Lorissa, the Lockport native works with over 100 hungry, inexperienced property flippers, coaches, contra…

Buffalo Magazine: Home & Style

Sure, the kitchen sink is a place to wash your dishes and prep your meals. But it also serves as a design focal point that should harmonize with your appliances, countertops and cabinets. Whether you’re building a new kitc…

Buffalo Magazine: Home & Style

Mention concrete to a homeowner, and a walkway or patio project probably comes to mind. But the durable material has officially moved indoors, with installations ranging from countertops and polished flooring to shower sta…

Buffalo Magazine: Home & Style

Chris Naugle knows what you are going to ask. When is the show going to air? It was supposed to be in February, then March. Now it’s scheduled to premiere June 24 at 2 p.m. on HGTV. Chris and Lorissa Naugle’s Williamsville…

Buffalo Magazine: Home & Style

This distinctive French Second Empire brick home is an architectural standout in the historic Fargo Estate district on Buffalo’s West Side. The neighborhood’s heterogeneous mix of long-time residents, young entrepreneur types…

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Sometimes the most interesting and dynamic things come from some of the most unassuming spaces. Custom lighting designer Andrew Emerson of Emerson James is a perfect example. Though he works out of a sparse, unadorned warehou…

Buffalo Magazine: Home & Style

As Buffalo becomes better known for its gardening scene — Garden Walk Buffalo is the biggest in the country — more people are getting into the act. Their reasons, motivations and results vary: Some do it for joy of nurturing …