Therese Maring

“Found, Free & Flea” Author Tereasa Surratt’s Rustic Camp
Image: Bob Coscarelli for CS Interiors magazineName: Tereasa Surratt and David HernandezLocation: Wandawega Lake Resort, Elkhorn, WisconsinYears lived in: 8 Author Tereasa Surratt (A Very Modest Cottage) and her husband David Hernandez know about reusing and recycling with style. In Tereasa’s new book, Found, Free & Flea: Creating Collections from Vintage Treasures, she shares her style advice, using the couple’s idyllic lakeside getaway as a setting.
Oct 26, 2011
Lesley & Win’s Scandinasian Style
Name: Lesley and Win SagerLocation: Madison, WisconsinSize: 1,600 square feetYears lived in: 4 years, owned When Lesley and Win Sager bought their 1950s home, they knew it had a pedigree. The house was designed by architect Herb Fritz, an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright, whose Taliesin school is just 40 minutes away in Spring Green, Wisconsin. Fritz designed a number of homes in the area, and is well-known by lovers of both mid-century and prairie design.
Oct 12, 2011
Before & After: A Compact Green Kitchen Renovation
Name: Stephanie Rearick and Jon Hain Location: Madison, Wisconsin Years lived in: 20 Stephanie and Jon had wanted to redo the kitchen in their 680-square-foot Madison home for 18 years. They knew the space was sad; as it was, there was little storage and workspace, cabinet doors didn’t close, and the room lacked any and all personality. Then they saw that, thanks to a grant, a local green-building consulting firm was offering design plans at a discount.
Jun 29, 2011
Verona and Tom’s Cheery Net-Zero Modern
Name: Verona and Tom ChambersLocation: Black River Falls, WisconsinYears lived in: 2 yearsTom and Verona Chambers have always been passionate about sustainable living. Tom drives a Smart Car and created Wisconsin’s Black River Area Green School, where students focus on sustainability, renewable energy, forestry, and organic agriculture. Sharing what the couple learns comes naturally, since both are educators—Tom a high school principal and Verona a middle-school German teacher.
May 25, 2011
Toni and Rick’s Serenity in Stone
Name: Toni and Rick SturtzLocation: Neillsville, WisconsinYears lived in: 8 years, owned Toni and Rick Sturtz live in a cozy stone farmhouse nestled between a restored prairie and miles of towering fir and birch trees. They see themselves as stewards of the farmstead—caretakers of their 120-year-old home and the natural resources that surround it. As they carefully adapt their home to modern living, they make changes with sustainability in mind.
Mar 30, 2011
Addison’s Attic Playroom and Dreamy Bedroom
Name: Addison Location: Madison, WI When Addison’s fantasy-filled attic playroom was featured as part of a Green Tour on Re-Nest, it won the hearts of readers. Parents Lynn and Steve transformed the attic space–along with Addison’s bedroom and bath–when they renovated their 1860’s carriage house in Madison, WI.
Feb 10, 2011
Jennifer’s Vintage Glam Loft
Name: Jennifer White Location: McGregor, IowaSize: 800 square feetYears lived in: 13, rented Jennifer White’s friends refer to her colorful, antique-filled loft as “the flamenco palace.” We’re pretty sure the “flamenco” has to do with the prodigious amounts of ball fringe, and the “palace” with the richness of retro-ocity in every corner.
Aug 12, 2010