Defining Features Of Contemporary Furniture: How To Recognize Them To Discuss Them Intelligently

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As an interior decorator, you want to be able to discuss different types of furniture intelligently. When you are unfamiliar with a design style, or not up to date on a current trend, it can make you look unprofessional or unintelligent. Here are some defining features of the most current contemporary furniture and how to recognize these features so that you can discuss them intelligently with clients and fellow decorators.

25 July 2016

Shedding Light On The Subject -- 3 Tips For Lighting Your Wandering Walkway

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Once you've designed a meandering pathway in your yard, it's time to consider how you will light it properly. For walkways throughout the yard, lighting is a matter of safety as well as drawing attention to the best parts of the path. So, how can you light your way? Here are 5 tips for any yard. Start Low and Soft. When planning your lighting, start with an understated lighting design and add only as you need to.

29 June 2016

Three Ways To Make Sure The Marble You're Eyeing Will Be Able To Withstand Bathroom Water

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As long as you take a good survey of all the marble grades and varieties out there, it's perfectly possible to get tiles and slabs that are both suitable for your bathroom's style and relatively cheap. But since not all marble is the same and not all cuts into marble rock create the same kinds of tiles and slabs, it's important to always keep water resistance problems in mind. Use these three ways to ensure the marble you're eyeing will be able to withstand bathroom water.

3 June 2016

Creating Your Own Eye-Catching Rain Chain To Divert Water From Your Gutter System

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If you are looking for a trendy alternative to a plastic or aluminum downspout to redirect water from your gutter to an area away from your foundation, you may want to consider using a rain chain to dress up the area. This is a great way to collect water as it drips from your gutter, allowing it to trickle down in style so it does not accumulate in an area where it will cause harm to your home.

12 May 2016

Creating A Globe Light American Flag For Your Backyard

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Are you looking for a cool way to show your patriotism this Independence Day? Create your own American flag globe lighting fixture. This will require a little patience and some creativity, but it's worth it. Changing The Bulb Colors To create your American flag, you're going to need 13 strands of lights, the correct color bulbs (red, white, and blue), and a little creativity. All the strands should be of equal length for this to work.

17 April 2016

The 411 On Solid Surface Countertops

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From washing windows and mowing the lawn to replacing worn carpet, it is easy to see the challenges of owning a home. Many updates are not only necessary to protect your home's appeal and value, but also to improve the function of certain rooms. Considering your kitchen is an important room, ensuring it is functional is smart for your home's value and family's needs. Of course, updating your kitchen may require the installation of new countertops, but choosing the best material for your needs may seem overwhelming.

14 March 2016

Adding Containers Can Really Liven Up A Cottage Garden

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Cottage gardens are a beautifully planned hodgepodge of riotous color and texture, but they can be a bit overwhelming. Using containers to break up the flow can add surprise and whimsy to your landscape. Large Containers With Accent Plants Imagine a mass of flowers of all different colors, sizes and shapes. Pretty, yes? Now imagine a large Terracotta pot in the center of those flowers with an eye-catching clump of purple grass waving in the breeze above the blooms.

10 February 2016