Anne Marie Poore
HOME has embraced this change in season and our fall issue is full of the timely and interesting articles and gorgeous photographs to which our readers are accustomed. Our Showcase Home article, “The Parrotts’ Nest,” will delight the art lover in all of us. The Parrotts’ art collection is impressive and their support of the artists in and around Southwest Virginia throughout the past 35 years is admirable.
This issue also features our first annual Readers’ Favorites awards. Earlier this year, our readers nominated and voted on their favorite Roanoke Valley providers of home- and gardenrelated goods and services. We’re sharing the list of winners and we hope you’ll value it as a resource guide for future plans and projects in and around your home.
As we continue to spend more time at home, the cooler fall temperatures will make using our outdoor spaces more enjoyable. Charlotte Farley’s article about open-air rooms will help you make the most of your outdoor space. We’ve all been cooking more than usual, which leads, inevitably, to food scraps. “Composting is Cool” will offer helpful composting tips to up cycle your food waste.
Inside, perhaps your staircase could use a makeover. Step it up with unique design tips and upgrades to make it a focal point. Who doesn’t love a gorgeous coffee table book? Read about our favorite interior designers’ books and be inspired! I adore leather furniture, but leather accents are turning up in new places around the home adding texture, form and function to our interiors.
Food and meal prep has become an integral part of the past few months. Culinary Corner exudes autumn flavors with recipes that bring warmth (and spice) to cool fall evenings such as a pear pizza appetizer or Apple Pie Martinis. Cheers! A pot of beans simmering on the stove can feed a hearty appetite; “The Beauty of Beans” is truly a primer about bean varieties and their benefits—plus the Chipotle Chickpea Taco recipe will be a welcome addition to your meal rotation.
Take some time to delve into this issue of Roanoke Valley HOME. It just may be the escape you’ve needed. Embrace the change in season. Relish the days of Indian summer; the greens turning to golds and reds will surely offer much needed solace.
Take care and thank you for reading,
Anne Marie Poore