5 Don'ts Of Interior Design
Posted by Chris on 4/30/2013
Interior design is not a set of rules set in stone, but it is rather a combination of guidelines and tips people should follow in order to make their homes more comfortable and more appealing. When decorating your home, there are many things you should pay attention to, as making mistakes in interior design can have expensive and complicated consequences. Here you will be able to read about some of the most common don’ts of interior design.
French Country Style in 7 Easy Steps
Posted by Dina on 4/25/2013
French Country style is popular worldwide because it can create a casual, welcoming and comfortable atmosphere in any home. Many pieces are affordable so even if you’re on a tight budget you can still decorate your home in French Country.
Step 1 – History
10 Ways to Improve Your Home
Posted by Dina on 4/22/2013
You love your home, it is comfortable, nice, and spacious, but somehow you think something is missing...? Whenever you visit your friend’s houses, you sometimes feel envy because you think their homes are better in certain ways. What is their secret? Luckily, it doesn’t have to break the bank or take months / years to make a big difference to your home, these ten ways to improve your home are just some ideas to explore to ensure that the next time your friends visit, they will be the ones to be overcome with envy.
Most Popular Home Decor Pinterest Boards To Follow
Posted by Dina on 4/3/2013
If you’re feeling that your housekeeping has turned lackluster, the solution to your problem may be literally at your fingertips. Simply type “pinterest.com” into your web browser and let the magic begin. Creative minds from all over the world share their inspiration for better, faster, prettier, and more organized approaches to housekeeping and home decor. Check out these most popular Pinterest boards, and consider following them yourself.
Coastal Style and 10 Easy Ways to Achieve It
Posted by Dina on 4/1/2013
Coastal style is really more a state of mind than a formal style with strict rules to follow. Coastal style is sailing on the high seas headed into a sherbet sunset that beckons with shades of purple, red and orange streaks along the edge of the world. It is casual comfort, the kind you feel walking barefoot through sugar-soft sand and splashing through foamy waves as they crash the shore. It is treasure upon treasure given willingly from the depths of the ocean. A feeling of freedom, of smallness in comparison to the enormity of the sea. The sounds of waves, birds, and laughter, the smell of salt, sand and fresh air full of promise. This is the essence of coastal style.
To achieve a sense of coastal style inside your home, there are several things you can do:
A Guide To Choosing And Buying High End Furniture
Posted by Gina Wlaters on 3/26/2013
We do not stay eighteen years old forever. Our tastes in home decor also evolve as we become more particular, more settled and our expectations become higher. The flimsy particle wood furniture of our college dormitory days no longer cuts it. Eventually, whether we have bought our own home or not, we tend to demand that our furniture both lasts and truly performs. When shopping for high end furniture, consider the quality of its building materials, structural soundness and style.
10 Ways To Decorate Your Bathroom In Country Chic Style
Posted by Dina on 3/24/2013
You don’t need to have a Southern accent or say, “ya’ll” to appreciate Country Chic furniture style. Country chic is kind of like farmhouse meets cottage and they find they are compatible especially when vintage-look goods are involved. If you are hesitant, start small by trying Country Chic in a bathroom or powder room.
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Choosing a New Sofa For Your Home
Posted by Kirsty on 3/21/2013
The right sofa can really complement the interior design of a room and pull the whole look together. It’s important that you get it right when choosing a sofa though, as you want an item of furniture that not only looks great but is also usable and offers comfort. There are some key features to look out for in a sofa that can help you make the right decision for your home.
Naturally, the first decision you need to make is how big you want your sofa to be.
Adding Southern Charm To Your Home
Posted by Jillian Johnson on 3/15/2013
We've all seen Gone with the Wind and dreamed of living in a giant Southern mansion. There's something about the charm of the antique South. Even as the height of Southern decadence came to its end, the bold styles and gentle colors of the antebellum world have certain elegance to them – an elegance that many of us want to cultivate still today. Of course, whichever side of the Mason Dixon Line you live on, most houses nowadays don't come with the same kind of hand-made touches that define the downtowns of Vicksburg or Charleston. So how can you add Southern charm to your own home – without going over budget? Here are three simple ways:
Why The Old Ones Really Are The Best: Vintage Finds And Modern Kinds
Posted by Aimee Coppock on 3/12/2013
Combining classical style with modern pieces can be something of a challenge. Whether you have recently moved into a new home, are home staging, or simply want to mix up the look of your house, there is a way to intertwine the two styles.
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One way to do this is to mix traditional materials with modern design. Not only will this give you the best of both worlds, it will create a unique style for your home. This look is easy to achieve with wood, through using wooden furniture cut into modern lines, or painting existing pieces and giving them an update. If you would like something a little more unique, then wooden floor lamps are an option, giving a modern twist to a classic material. Not having a huge budget to work with is not a hindrance; in fact updating a room with small items such as wall clocks can have as profound an effect as an expensive table. If you are feeling adventurous, mixing types and styles of metal gives a room an entirely individual look. Throwing together copper lamps, golden vases and steel chairs shows that you are innovative, as well as providing ample dinner conversation. Before you know it, you will be home staging for your day job. Click the article name to read more.
Everything You Need To Know About Oak
Posted by amyf on 3/11/2013
In our throwaway culture, cheaply made and quickly assembled furniture is favoured over craftsmanship and quality materials. Going cheap isn’t always the most sensible idea, though; if you’re looking to buy new furniture for your home, you’ll find almost unlimited choices. As far as hardwoods go, oak is middle-of-the-road; it’s cheaper than mahogany but more pricey than pine. Oak is very durable, and can stand up to years of heavy use. A solid oak piece of furniture will last much longer than a comparable piece made of pressboard—here are some other factors to consider when buying oak. Click the title of the article to read more.
Advantages of Choosing Oak
We All Shine On The Importance Of Lighting In Your Homes Overall Design
Posted by Dina on 3/7/2013
Lighting is one of the most important accessories you can use in your home. Something as simple as changing the lighting can give your home an entirely new look and feel. With the right lighting your home can resemble a glamorous 1940s Hollywood bungalow, a peaceful refuge, or a place that family and friends will love to visit.
There are several types of lighting and each depends on the purpose of the space. Click the title of the article to read more.
We are all familiar with General Lighting. When you walk into a room, flip a switch, and an overhead light comes on that is general lighting.
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The Art of Dovetail Joinery
Posted by Dina on 2/20/2013
The Art of Dovetail Joinery
If you are not familiar with dovetail joinery be advised it uses no part of a dove, it is strictly a carpentry term. Dovetail comes from crafting a set of tails on one board that will lock into a set of pins on another. The fit has to be so precise that the technique is known as a sure sign of high quality craftsmanship. Dovetail joinery is found in all styles of furniture from Mission to French Country to Victorian and even Shabby Chic. It adds strength and quality to each piece regardless of style. Click the title to read more...
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Review of Cottage Style Open Hutch
Posted by Dina on 1/25/2013
They are fabulous!!! The color is gorgeous. The owner (Joan) is thrilled.
I will send you a pic after I decorate for Christmas.
Why Americans Are In Love With French Style
Posted by Dina on 1/15/2013
Americans are enamored of the French. Maybe its their fashion sense or their romantic language or their flair for design. French Country Furniture is just one of many French wonders that Americans love. Think of French toast, bulldogs, kissing, wine, cheese, pastries and outdoor cafes. The French have a healthy appetite for joie de vivre.
Decorating with Distressed Furniture
Posted by Dina on 12/20/2012
Distressed Furniture is also known as Shabby Chic. The word distressed sounds a tad harsh, but if it is furniture youre discussing then distressed is actually a good thing. The terms distressed and shabby chic refer to the exterior of an item that may have a bit of peeling paint, a few dents and/or a worn finish. Click above to read more!
Grand Dublin Hutch, a beautiful distressed and painted hutch!
Posted by Dina on 12/11/2012
Here is a quick review from a customer of our painted and distressed Grand Dublin Hutch!
Just a quick note to let you know that I
received the hutch today and it is beautiful! I absolutely love it!
The delivery guys did a really nice job as well. I'm so pleased - thank
you for such great service. I have to admit I was nervous ordering a
custom furniture piece over the phone / online, but it was a great
experience. Kudos to you!
Review of Coastal Living Cottage Seawatch Dining Chair
Posted by Dina on 12/11/2012
Here is a recent review of our Coastal Living Cottage Sea Watch Dining Chairs!
Love the chairs...quality is great. The color leaned a little more
cream than bone, but aside from that I'm happy! I don't need to go into
the delivery, but as it turned out (and I"m sure you had something to
do with this) the guy called my husband right away and said the chairs
would be delivered the next day. Thankfully, I never had to deal with
Enjoyed working with you.