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Publisher's Letter

May These Local Dream Designs Inspire Your Renovation Plans

Have you ever tried to hire a builder or an interior designer to renovate a home? It's challenging to find one whose taste and style matches your own. But we hope our March Home Issue can do its part in making that process a bit easier for you.

In our annual “Before & After” piece, builders, landscapers and interior designers showcase their stunning transformations of kitchens, living rooms and backyards.

In this issue, we also focus on two very well-known and respected local designers—Dianne Davant and Patty Downing. Their home renovations are located on opposite sides of the river, but both are magnificent. Davant renovated and redecorated her own home, while Patty Downing turned a man's vacation home into his permanent residence

Also, to save you some time looking for design inspiration, we present the top local interior design bloggers. These local bloggers give us the top trends for the season, fads to avoid, colors that they love, plus where they turn for inspiration. Be sure to follow them online and on Instagram. You can visit our website, StuartMagazine.com, and our Facebook page for more design inspiration, stunning images of the renovations and more.

This month, you'll also find our Home Resource guide—a directory of the “Who's Who” in our area. It's the top local resource for design advice.

Do you know of a great designer or a stunning home renovation (yours or a friend's) that didn't make it into this issue? We want to hear about it. Send your submissions or suggestions to stuartmagazine@gmail.com. We hope this issue inspires you to dream big for your own home.