Interior Decorating Information

Interior Decorating Information

Oriental Area Rugs - Know Before You Buy an Oriental Rug

Did you know that you can usually tell the country from which an Oriental rug originated from its design and style? While we often think of 'Oriental rugs' as having an overall defining style, the truth is that there are many styles of Oriental rugs, most of them growing from traditional patterns and materials common to the country or area in which they originated. Experts in Oriental rugs spend years learning the variations of patterns, materials, colors and weave that are characteristic of the different areas of the Orient.

Do It Yourself Bathroom Curtain

Need An Easy Bathroom Curtain Idea?I've always had a hard time decorating my bathrooms. You want them to look more "cute" instead of fancy, after all, it is a bathroom not a bedroom! I wanted to have some type of window treatment over the windows, but the ones I usually picked out were more decorative and elegant and didn't serve as a good shade for those looking in!Those plain old roller shades were perfect for keeping peepers out, but they were ugly! So plain and not colorful at all.

Pendant Lighting Layout - How To

Pendant lighting has gained a great deal of popularity for use in kitchens over the last few years. A common place to install them is over an island or peninsula.

Area Rugs - Accent Your Rooms with Area Rugs

One of the easiest ways to accent and decorate your home is with the use of accent rugs and area rugs. Rugs are far more than just something to cushion your feet and keep them warm in winter.

Discount Rugs - Buying a Discount Area Rug

A quality area rug for your home can be an expensive proposition. A fine Oriental rug, for instance, can easily set you back several thousand dollars.

Tips for Choosing a Safe Paint Color for Your Walls

Are you STILL thinking about painting your walls with color?Many people are afraid to make the leap from 'builder's beige' to a more daring color choice. What holds you back? Are you afraid the color will be too strong? Not match your furniture? Or you'll become tired of it and have to start over again?While you're debating the work involved you are missing out on one of the basic elements of design that can change the entire look of your room for under $50.

Contemporary Rugs - Home Decorating With Contemporary Area Rugs

Got a room that's crying out for a bright accent or a face lift? One of the quickest, cheapest ways to perk up your living space is with a new area rug. Not just any area rug, though.

Contemporary Rugs Can Transform a Room

When tackling a do-it-yourself home decorating project, you can use rugs as a relatively inexpensive means of enhancing or transforming a room. There are practical considerations in how to use rugs to advantage, and how to get good value for your money.

Blackout Blinds

Tired of waking every morning with a stripe of blinding sunlight across your eyes? Or perhaps you need a way to dim the lights in the baby's room so he'll nap, or in a conference room so that you can project a presentation on a screen. No matter why you need to block the light from entering a room, you will need the right window blinds for the job.

The Effect of Scent on Moods

When we talk about scents it could refer to a variety of applications. From the choice of perfume we wear, to lotions we use, candles we choose, oils, potpourris, etc.

Summertime Simplicity in Your Home Decorating

Here in the Northeast, summer is almost here. With hot humid weather approaching-it's already here in the southern part of the country-we can learn a few tricks from our grandparents.

A Spring Sampler

Spring is in the air, or at least we all wish it were! If you'd like to get rid of the winter doldrums and usher in some life to your home, here are some easy steps you can take now, before the crocuses bloom.· Put out several bouquets and arrangements of "silk" flowers in bright colors.

Creating A Cozy Spot

Having a warm & cozy spot to snuggle up is important as well as renewing. Creating intimacy in your home, or at least in one area of your home, requires a little imagination and some gut feelings.

How To Decorate a Large Family Room

Dividing the room into different use areas is a great way to break up the space. Obviously a fireplace is a great focal point.

"Too Much Stuff" Syndrome or How Decorating and Organizing Can Help Your Sanity

This area of home life is different from others in that it involves all the senses and to that degree it is successful, engendering varying emotions. Decorating isn't really a hobby, nor is it merely an activity; it's a driving force of many people to live in comfortable and pleasing surroundings while they regenerate from a stressful world.

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International Falls Journal

Looking Back: Mrs. Lee Grim stages interior decorating clinic at library
International Falls Journal
Mrs. Lee Grim, home economist and interior designer, arranges reproduction of cloth from the Williamsburg, W. Va., collection sold by Schumacher Fabrics for a display in the Falls Public Library during the Interior Decorating Clinic. The public may ...


Ten pictures that show off DJ Zinhle's interior decorating skills
It's been nearly four months since DJ Zinhle finished building her new home, and since it's been done, she's been giving us sneak peaks of how she's been decorating it herself. And by the looks of things, DJ Zinhle should consider venturing into ...


WorkOne job fair concentrates on manufacturing sector
While her specialty is interior decorating, she was looking to find the right fit Thursday. "I have worked in manufacturing a lot," she said. "I would like to get into a job where I can use my skills." There were 350 manufacturing openings available ...


Can The Way You Decorate Your Room Improve Your Sleep?
Of course, if you live on a highly polluted main road in London, this might not apply to you. If you have a choice over your floor covering (sorry renters), then Christine recommends not going for full carpet. "I really emphasise being toxic- and fume ...


Home Improvement 3 Plus You Themed Week - ...
From home inspections to interior decorating tips, this week 3 Plus You will feature the advice and expertise of professionals in the area who can help you with many of your home improvement needs.

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Pattie R. Hummel
She loved music, art, bookmaking, and interior decorating. Her talent amazed all who knew her. Pattie Hummel was a successful businesswoman. In addition to her successful photography business that spanned 30 years, Pattie also owned and managed a ...

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My Republica - Décor decoded: Five decor mistakes that everyone ...
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No matter how many hours you spend scrolling through the internet to create a perfect design plan or rotating accessories throughout your house, interior decorating is always a bit tricky. And if that weren't enough of a challenge, there are some basic ...

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Well, Here's a Somewhat Baffling Apartment Therapy Piece About a Large Family That Lives in a Chic Little School Bus
Slate Magazine
Most interior-decorating coverage takes as its premise the notion that the reader would enjoy living in the featured home, or at least enjoy daydreaming about it. There's an altogether different kind of pleasure that comes from paging or clicking ...

The Oakland Press

There are far more major scandals brewing. So why is a $31000 dining set in the news?
The Oakland Press
In the past 24 hours, the public has learned a surprising amount about the interior decorating operations of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, led by Secretary Ben Carson. One would think that with the breaking news about Jared Kushner's ...
Ben Carson's HUD Spends $31000 on Dining Set for His OfficeNew York Times
Ben Carson of HUD on His Vexing Reign: Brain Surgery Was Easier Than ThisNew York Times
US official: I was demoted for rejecting Ben Carson's costly office revampThe Guardian
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South China Morning Post

Chinese family on a roll after cooking up bun business from scratch
South China Morning Post
For one couple in northern China the numbers add up to a thriving – and exhausting – business that has allowed them to raise four children and buy a car and house, to the envy of some of their neighbours, Dahe Daily reports. The couple built the ...

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