AFTER MAJOR AWARD, CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER FOR THE GREENERY’S HUNDREDS OF OWNERS.

It’s just two words, right there in The Greenery’s logo, but it’s easy to overlook: Employee-owned. To most people, those two words might not mean much. But for 11 years, it’s meant unprecedented growth for the iconic landscaping firm, extending its reach far beyond Hilton Head Island, where it started in 1973.

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY WELCOMES TWO

Susie Castellini and Andrew Pietz have joined Berkshire Hathaway as real estate professionals. Castellini is originally from the Cincinnati area and has a degree in sociology from Xavier University.

CAREFUL PLANNING LETS HOMEOWNERS STAY AT HOME LONGER

When Warren and Elizabeth Karn designed their new home in Bluffton in 2016, they knew they wanted it to be the last home they ever lived in. For almost a decade, while they worked hard at their fast-paced jobs in Chicago, they dreamed of retiring to the Lowcountry and building their dream home on the lot they had purchased in a private community. When that day finally came, they needed a house that would suit them into their golden years.

50 NEW HOMES COMING TO OLD TOWN BLUFFTON

The Walk at Bluffton Square, a new neighborhood in Old Town Bluffton, has been approved by the Bluffton Development Review Committee. Three lots at the corner of Burnt Church Road and May River Road will include 50 single-family homes with two-car garages. The Pulte Homes project is expected to be complete this summer, with home prices ranging from $300,000 to $400,000.

Benjamin Moore pick for the 2019 color of the year is a cool gray called Metropolitan AF-690. The company describes it as “a stylish gray with cool undertones that reflects the modern sophistication of 21st-century design.” 

Brantley King is a very good listener — and businesswoman.

As co-owner with Michael King of the iconic Billy Wood Appliance, a retail institution on Hilton Head Island since 1972, she had been hearing the suggestions from developers, contractors, designers and homeowners to expand into Bluffton.

THIRDHOME COMES TO HHI

THIRDHOME is a luxury property and travel club that enables its members to explore the world through a variety of travel experiences. Originally a luxury home exchange, it has evolved into a travel brand that brings together home owners, renters and adventurers. Trade time in your second home for stays at more than 10,000 curated luxury properties. Destinations include Spain, United Kingdom, Canada, France and Italy. THIRDHOME Exchange invites second homeowners in the Hilton Head Island area to join their community of members.

TIPS FOR A SUPER CLEAN HOME AT THE HOLIDAYS 

If you’re having family in for the holidays, you’re probably thinking of all that needs to be done before they arrive. Use this guide to conquer the tasks. Work on one room at a time and reward yourself for each room until you've completed the job. You’’ll be ready before you know it.

DECK THE HALLS IN COASTAL STYLE

It might be 70 degrees in the Lowcountry this Christmas, and traditional holiday décor of smiling snowmen and faux snow are at odds with houseguests wearing shorts and flip-flops. But with a little creativity, you can tailor your seasonal décor with a coastal spin on the tree, stockings and presents.

When you look around your home, you may find yourself feeling like your furniture and decorations look a little dated or dull. Luckily, there are ways to create a fresh look without breaking the bank. Here are a few times to help give your home a whole new look for less.