New Year, New Look, Fresh Content
The start of a new year always brings the hope of new beginnings. The outlook is bright as we set goals and look forward to improving ourselves. We set standards and expectations, eagerly anticipating what those changes might mean for our well-being.
For some, that journey begins by making subtle—or perhaps drastic-—changes to our surroundings. And what better place to start than in our homes? Our homes—and our gardens—are a reflection of who we are, or maybe who we aspire to be. The areas, both inside and out, have the ability to calm, soothe, inspire and motivate.
In keeping with the theme of fresh starts, you’ll notice some updates to this magazine. First, the name has changed. Columbus Monthly Home & Garden is a merger of Columbus Monthly Homes and Central Ohio Home & Garden magazines. We’ve combined features from both of those longstanding titles to give readers the best and most comprehensive coverage in one publication. The magazine will publish six times a year and is included with subscriptions to Columbus Monthly, distributed to select Columbus Dispatch subscribers, available for sale at newsstands and at events such as the Dispatch Home & Garden Shows.
As you turn the pages, starting with the cover, you will find a newly redesigned and reformatted magazine. The new look is clean, sleek and striking. When it comes to content, our objective was to take the best from both magazines—some elements might be new to you—and combine them into one. Each issue will be full of fresh ideas, tips and trends, and, of course, articles and images featuring fabulous homes and gardens—and the people who inhabit them—all located in Central Ohio.
Our cover story, “Midcentury Modern,” is fitting for our first issue, as we highlight four houses, built roughly between 1940 and 1960, all of which received much-needed makeovers to bring them in line with the needs of today’s homeowners.
In addition, be sure to check out At Home With. In this issue we feature Kristyn Hartman, WBNS-10TV’s newest anchor, at home in her German Village gem. And our designer profile features Chris King, whose signature touch is all about accessorizing a room so it has a finished look.
Here’s to a fresh start on the new year.