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Lisa

Super nice work here - practical, beautiful, doable.

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lslav2012
It looks very nice, but too dark. I'm not a big fan of needing lights on during the day to see what I'm doing, let alone ALL the lights. Even if it is for photography purposes.
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pippabean

Haha, South is on top and North at the bottom in the vintage map of Zurich. East and West are reversed too.

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Lisa Lundy

Thanks @21cylo for the rubbing alcohol tip. I will try that! We use it in the bathroom, but I had not thought of it for the appliances or granite. On the Norwex microfiber cloths - here is a link for the pros AND cons:

http://www.davidsuzuki.org/what-you-can-do/queen-of-green/faqs/cleaning/are-microfiber-cloths-eco-friendly/

Have a great day!

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LHChipperfield

"natural" doesn't necessarily mean safe (think arsenic) and it means different things depending on who you talk to. Also green cleaners don't always actually clean. I look for a certification like the Green Seal to make sure the cleaner has been checked by a third party to be green and to work as it should.

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JAN MOYER

One more word ( or two) on hanging art:

When it's placed above a sofa, the usual intent is to create a unified composition that includes the sofa. A room with upholstered seating is generally designed for sitting - seated is how one will mostly view the art. The same would hold true in a dining room. An entry hallway passage is different; a "higher" hang of approximately 60 inches to the center of the art usually works, but adjust until it is pleasing when you are standing. A mirror depends on its purpose of course, but the one above, undoubtedly chosen for its decorative frame and not for purposes of getting dressed........is hung too high to be visually pleasing whether sitting, standing or lying down, as it hangs too close to a ceiling line with nothing but wall below . A console or dresser underneath it, could change that fact as could wainscoting with all the varying heights of those... depending.

The act of "placing" the art and driving the nail is generally done while standing, (one of the major reasons a man will invariably hang it too high). Sit down or stand back. It takes two people and two separate sets of hands: )

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mrsben

Excellent article Lara with lots of useful hints. A favourite of mine is using a mix of fabrics since their many weaves have patterns within themselves.

@ Jan: When one considers the height of the floor lamps or the window coverings banding , I wonder IF the triptych was lowered would it no longer harmonize with the symmetrical layout of the room when your eye travels around the space? (Hope that makes sense.) That said; if these elements did not exist then like yourself I would be tempted to lower the three pieces of artwork. ☺

P.S: Re the pic of the bedroom 'n mirror. My first inclination was that something may have been below it and was removed for the photo shoot.

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