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Antiques, Collectibles, & Memorabilia: Do You Know the Difference?
The world of antiques can be confusing. What's the difference between an antique and collectible? Aren't collectibles and memorabilia really the same thing? In this month's column, I'll de-mystify these terms, so that you'll be appropriately armed for your next antique adventure.
Mission Style Lighting - Its Timeless Beauty Continues
If you ask most people to tell you about Mission Style lighting you are likely to be met with a blank stare and shrugged shoulders. But, if you ask these same people if they have ever heard of the Arts & Crafts Style, you are probably going to see a lot more recognize this term.
Parsons Chairs: Dining in Elegance
What does your dream dining room look like? Is it rich in color and texture, romantic, cozy, warm, comfortable and inviting all at the same time? Would you love to incorporate colorful fabrics and rich textures in your dining room's décor but are not sure how to pull it off? You are not alone. The truth is: Many people long to incorporate the use of textured and patterned fabric into their decorating style but are not sure where they should begin.
Wood Baker's Rack - Add Style to Your Kitchen
Is your kitchen or dining area missing that little bit of extra something to make it truly unique and a place that you are proud to show off? Are you looking for that one special design element to bring it all together and capture the feeling of warmth and hominess that you have been trying to create? If so, you should think about incorporating the use of a wood baker's rack into your décor.Decorating with furnishings made from wood, such as a bakers rack, has always been a great way to add warmth and intimacy into any space.
Bar Stools and Counter Stools Complete Your Space
There is something to be said about a space that has been lovingly designed down to the very last detail. Oftentimes, it is the small details, not the large pieces of furnishings, which truly tie a room together and make it work.
Bar and Wine Cabinets: Entertain in Style
Do you love to entertain in your home? Do you want to treat your guests to a truly sophisticated and luxurious experience each time they attend one of your gatherings? If so, perhaps you should consider incorporating the use of a bar or wine cabinet into your home's décor.Far from being just ornamental furnishings, bar and wine cabinets are very practical when it comes to entertaining a large group of friends.
All You Need to Know About Murphy Bed Hardware
The Murphy bed, once the best way to fit into a small one-room apartment, has become a clever way to expand the functionality of a homeowner's living space-allowing a room to become a home office or studio, while, at the same time, to be a bedroom for the occasional guest. The cabinetry surrounding the bed can be as ornate or simple as the homeowner prefers, and can utilize any variety of wood, but the hardware that makes the unit a Murphy bed is basically similar in purpose from one bed to another.
Creating Positive Environments for Home and Office
From the office cubicle to the executive penthouse suite and from apartments to mansions, people are trying to carve out spaces to call their own. Outside, the world may be a stressful place but inside these spaces, people strive to create positive environments where they can live and work happily and peacefully.
The Touch of Tiffany - Unsurpassed Quality and Excellence By Dale Tiffany Inc.
Dale Tiffany Inc. has set out to bring the "Touch of Tiffany" back into the world.
Great Tips for Choosing Furniture
You're finally going to do it! No I don't mean tie the knot, I mean your finally
ready to buy that new furniture you've been dreaming about. We adorn our
bodies with fashion which makes a statement about who we are.
Bakers Wine Racks: Sophisticated Style
Nothing sends a message of sophistication and style quite the same way that an exquisitely styled baker's rack complete with a wine rack does. When it comes to home accessories, baker's racks have long been a favorite of consumers due to their versatility, beauty, and practicality, and the baker's rack with wine rack stands out as a favorite.
Corner Bakers Rack: Create Extra Storage Space and Style
One of the most highly sought after pieces of furnishings for the kitchen is the baker's rack. In addition to adding that special element of style, baker's racks are also very practical in that they can be used for extra shelving, storage space and/or as a work center.
Wrought Iron Baker's Rack: Beautiful and Elegant
When it comes to home accessories, baker's racks have long been a favorite of consumers due to their versatility, beauty, and practicality, and the wrought iron baker's rack stands out as a favorite. In addition to adding that special element of style, wrought iron bakers racks are also very practical in that they can be used for extra shelving, storage space and/or as a work center.
Transitional Lighting - What Is It?
Anyone perusing through the websites looking for lighting fixtures to decorate their homes with may be tempted to choose a style known as Transitional Lighting. The smooth curves and solid foundation of the fixtures of the Transitional Lighting style make it a popular choice with designers today.
Take The Clothes Off Your Rooms and Let Them Breathe
Its summertime and the livin' is easy or at least you want it to free, easy and comfortable in the summer heat. We all want to lighten up and just breathe and move freely in the summer.
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PHILOMENE HAWKINSTulsa WorldIn 1941, she was studying interior decorating at a special adult education program when she met Alsie "Al" Hawkins. They were married December 10, 1942. They were blessed with three children: Jania (Rusty) Stout, Vernon (Glenda) Hawkins, and Claudia ...
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6 Low-Cost Interior Decorating IdeasTG Daily (blog)The attraction and beauty of things do not entirely depend on the price of the things, and some cheap things can also be turned into great ones by proper and effective use. While making a house, failed budgets are nothing new but in such a scenario ...
Chansky's Notebook: My Own Dumb LuckChapelboro.comI wanted to find the manager and ask him who did his interior decorating. Instead, I ordered a second glass of mild champagne because I had already thrown back my first, trying not to be bothered by our uninvited dinner guest. We ordered, ate and ...
An Introduction to Shutters
Window shutters can serve many purposes. In areas of the country prone to hurricanes, tornadoes, or other natural disasters, the shutters are fully functional.
The Value of Wedgwood China
If Josiah Wedgwood were alive today, even he would be surprised at the large sums of money changing hands for some of his early work. Still intact, still complete early collections are almost priceless, especially the ones owned by royalty and celebrities.
Re-Using Old Picture Frames
It's fun taking something apart and putting it back together again in a new creative way. I work in an office where we had a lot of old promotional type posters that were very expensively matted and framed.
Whats Your Design Sign?
If you've been consistently bewildered about how to make your style happen in your home, relax, take a deep breath and forgive yourself. We don't come into this world with knowledge, we learn as we go!At first glance, interior design appears to be about the latest trends, beautiful fabrics, furniture or rugs, and the hottest label.
A Guide to Decorative Picnic Baskets
Decorative picnic baskets come in many sizes, styles, and artistic flares. They can be packed with some basic cheeses and cracker varieties with a couple of napkins, or they can be full-on feasts for four to eight people, stocked richly with salmon, caviar, fruit, vegetables, sweets, wine, water jugs, dinnerware, silverware, glassware, corkscrews, and cutting boards.
Dont Hire Someone to Steal Your Joy: Decorate Your Home Yourself!
In researching what makes people happy, I discovered that "Planning" makes us happy. Therefore, why should a homemaker turn over planning to an interior designer who creates homes to make money and impress others? Furthermore, most designers ignore the important outcome of creating a home, which is to support the emotional well-being of the residents.
Add A Splash Of Color To Your Bathroom With A New Shower Curtain!
If your bathroom is looking a bit tired, but you don't have the money to spend on refurbishing it, then a simple touch such as adding a new shower curtain could work wonders. If you are on a budget then a shower curtain is an inexpensive way to instantly liven up your bathroom and give it a fresh new look.
Country Home Decorating - Country Style Home Decor the Way Life Used to Be
What is the lure and appeal of country home decorating? Maybe it's the desire to escape the rush and demands of a hectic lifestyle. It could be the need to return to a time when life was simpler, perhaps even happier.
Decorating, Where Theres a Will Theres a Way
Decorating anything is one of the easiest things in the world! And when it comes to decorating your home, if one has a will and there is always a way. It helps, of course, to know about materials, including building materials, textiles and fabrics and furnishings including antique and modern furnishings.
Choose The Right Colors and Placement For Your Flowers
Some people have a natural artistic ability when it comes to home décor and design but for most of us we need a little help. A few simple tips on what type of floral arrangements and colors can go a long way in making your home beautiful.
1950s Home Decor Redesign
The styles of the 1950's are coming back and there are many products now available to "capture the past" in your home decorating.
To get you started, here is a partial list of reproduced products inspired from the 1950's.
Making Your Home Blossom is Easy
Having trouble getting a room in your home to have that certain charm you're looking for? Searching for that perfect painting, sculpture, or table lamp can often be time-consuming, pricey, and/or lead to fights with your spouse. But, one simple and often overlooked way to add harmony to any room is with fresh cut flowers.
Spring & Home Decorating - A Fresh New Look
Open Windows ? Curtains fluttering from a warm breeze ? The air smells fresh and clean ? Buds on the trees are beginning to open ? Tiny flowers are popping up threw the ground ? Finally that little bird with the red breast is backAll of these can only mean one thing "Spring" has arrived.
Those days of blustery storms and frosty drafts have come to an end.
Decorating A Childs Room
Decorating your child's room should be fun and exciting for all involved. The most important thing to remember when planning or decorating your child's room is to keep the decor age appropriate.
The Art Of Home Decoration
If you would have your rooms interesting as well as beautiful, make them say something, give them a spinal column by keeping all
ornamentation subservient to line.Before you buy anything, try to imagine how you want each room to look when completed; get the picture well in your mind, as a painter would;think out the main features, for the details all depend upon these and will quickly suggest themselves.
How to Buy Discount Bamboo Flooring
Bamboo flooring is a relatively new alternative to standard hardwood floors. It offers similar and perhaps superior qualities of strength, hardness, and appearance.
Is It Time To Move? Change Your Home Into A House... Have It Staged!
Heart and Soul Designs - Changing your Home into a HouseSpring is in the air..
Do You Need An Interior Designer?
All of us want our homes to be places of comfort and beauty. Some of us enjoy decorating and furnishing our homes and some of us don't.
Pass the Salt - Its a Hot Collectible
Part of the attraction of any collectible is the story that surrounds it, and salt-cellars have a tale to tell. Here's what you need to know about this condiment collectible.
The Function of Hurricane Shutters
Every part of the world has its share of natural disasters. Flooding, earthquakes, monsoons and tornadoes -- most every region occasionally suffers some unpleasant or dangerous weather.