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Glamour Ahead: Get In on the 2013 San Francisco Decorator Showcase
Take an inspiring virtual tour of 20 luxurious spaces in a Georgian mansion that push design and decorating drama to the max
"plant wall drapes over a freestanding bathtub and 60-year-old Monterey pines grow in an... m. to 3 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday and Memorial Day, 11 a.m. to 4 p... ---------On the side of not being a yes-woman on everything posted on Houzz, do you... shoes 1/2 way through my work day and realized I had to 2 different shoes on in 2... climb up on counter or bar seats are not made to feel excluded. The dining room by..."
Embellishing Tricks for Cost-Effective Custom Curtains
Get curtains that look high end — even if you don't sew — with just a little trim here or a little banding there
"Get curtains that look high end — even if you don't sew — with just a little trim... way to get the look of fabulous custom curtains for a fabulous price is to simply... can be custom curtains. Throw in the fabric, lining, rods, rings and tracks, and before... your own custom look by adding trim or even sewing two curtains together to create stripes... used with custom pleated drapes. The the pleats and thick lining make custom drapes..."
Is It Curtains for Curtains? Smart Glass Eliminates Window Coverings
Windows can now control light and heat through electricity and high-tech formulations, making blinds and shades optional
"replaces shades, blinds and curtains. Residential smart glass is expected to cost about... glass will get really smart, functioning as a computer screen with the touch of a button... a non curtain person for decades. They catch dust and allergens, get in the way... caught on. Very interesting indeed! I hate curtains (same reasons as "Kroze"). So... still like curtains and wood slat blinds, especially for privacy at night and to block..."
How Low Should Your Drapes Go?
Hover, brush the floor or pool like Scarlett O'Hara's tears — we give you the lowdown on curtain length options
"full-length drapes be?" People want to know if their drapes should puddle, break at the... put up drapes for protection from the elements more than for light and privacy control... pick the curtain length that is right for you.... functioning blind or shade installed as an inside mount with the curtain/drape installed... catch the drapes on fire if the drapes stay on the outside of the heater and don't get... put up drapes and cell shades. Working on sewing drapes for my new house and it's..."
Guest Picks: A Whole Lotta Wonderful Window Coverings
"Blinds, drapes, shades and curtain rods to give your windows a polished, put-together... removing blinds and finding replacements. Our goal is to have matching blinds in every window... with curtains layered over them. Curtains can add so much warmth and depth to a... broken blinds hung in every window. We’re slowly working our way through, removing... While curtains can be pricey, they are often an inexpensive way to try bold patterns..."
Get the Scoop on Finding the Best Paint for Your Money
"best deal on paint for your home may have nothing to do with advertised specials... ls to get the scoop on which is the better value.... defence- you get what you pay for! Buy their cheapest, you get utility paint. Buy their... surface on raw wood and or adhesion on some surfaces and or rust protection on metals... mediums. Buy cheap, buy twice is spot on when it comes to any brand of paint. Buying... painted a 3' x 4' board with stripes of the 3 paints side by side and covered 2" on one..."
Small Luxuries: Motorized Window Coverings Offer Benefits to All
Free yourself from the mess of cords and the bother of blind rods. Motorized blinds and drapes make managing natural light easy
"Free yourself from the mess of cords and the bother of blind rods. Motorized blinds... blinds and drapes make managing natural light easy... Motorized blinds, shades and draperies offer many benefits for many people. Parents... rized blinds and draperies were thought of as an indulgence available only to the... motorized blinds and shades. (http://blnds.cm/T6oWo0) The quality is there, and you won't... obscured with blinds. I had exterior motorized solar blinds (with remotes) installed and..."
Why It's OK to Hate Your New Custom Sofa
It takes time to get used to bold new furniture, but dry your tears — the shock can be good for you. Here's what to expect
"time to get used to bold new furniture, but dry your tears — the shock can be good... decide on your new sofa or chair. You took the fabric swatch home to make sure it... of legs on them and they were 1 1/2" different in height! So I spent twenty minutes... sneaking up on it, looking sideways, turning on and off various lights, opening and shutting... shutting the drapes it to see it during various times of the day, it grew on me. In fact..."
How to Choose the Right Window Blinds
"Get the privacy, light filtering and look you want with this breakdown of blind options... Austrian blinds? I bought custom pleated shades from Budget Blinds for the front facing... with no curtains, just 1" blinds throughout. My husband has allergies and asthma and... filtering shade on top and blackout on the bottom. Cover the whole window with blackout... matching blinds with drapes and other window coverings: http://www.blinds.com/cont..."
Sleep Happier and Healthier in a Toxin-Free Bedroom
Light pollution, toxic bedding, wallpaper that off-gases ... if you're not getting good sleep, these bedroom blights might be to blame
"you're not getting good sleep, these bedroom blights might be to blame... regularly get the seven to eight hours per night that medical experts recommend, says... want to buy, don't get advice from a generalist article like this one. Several photos... based on subjective feelings about frequency of sniffles, or on just a general belief... doesn't get above 40% humidity. It's also worth noting that dust mites aren't the..."
Get Your Light Right for a Healthy House
Homes that are too bright at night and too dark during the day are ruining our health. Here's what you can do
"blackout blind that can be pulled on top of the regular blind. I really like the look... piled on the sunscreen to the point we are now not getting enough sun and D3 deficiencies... Consider eye shades instead of window shades! Much cheaper and, of you buy the molded ones... honeycomb blinds. They are light filtering on the top, room darkening on the bottom.... don't like getting down on the floor. My overall solution to everything is don't get..."
So You Want to Get a Cat
If you're a cat lover, the joys outweigh any other issue. If you haven't lived with one yet, here are a few things to know
"raise shades and blinds up a bit on favorite kitty perching windows (to avoid wrinkling... can fall on cat or get picked up on their paws then licked off. Lillie's have no place... litter 1 or 2 times a day, have 1 litter box per cat. have the litter boxes on each... claws on them. Any woven fabric has openings that cats can get their claws into.... covers on them. I keep my kitty's food on laundry room counter. No muss, no fuss...."
Feel Free to Break Some Decorating Rules
"of us get totally tied in knots when it comes to designing our homes. "I absolutely... lighter rug on the floor, and the bright white roman shades. So before you get all aglow... Becky for freeing minds from convention. I'M FREE ! ! ! Thank you !!! I build custom... married; and on and on. It applied to linens, silver, portraits and paintings, too. Even... pillows on the white sofa, or the cluster of three on the pumpkin sofa. Despite mixed..."
How to Commission Custom Upholstered Furniture
Learn the questions to ask, the details to discuss and the easiest thing to get wrong on a custom piece
"thing to get wrong on a custom piece... creation of a custom piece from frame to final trims. This knowledge will be the key to your... your getting exactly what you want.... points on cushions. I could go on and on with additional info on cushions and bore... aligned on the main sofas, however not on the small wing-chair - if you look in the... needs to buy some of those. (I'll probably get them for her for Christmas). Regarding..."
Show News: Rare Quilts Get Museum Time
See 6 intricate designs from a California exhibition and get tips for building your own quilt collection
"exhibition and get tips for building your own quilt collection... displays on his home's walls. "Every home should have a quilt," he says. This summer... will be on display at the San Jose Quilt Museum in San Jose, California. The exhibit... focuses on the evolution of the graphic and complex New York Beauty pattern — the first... $750 on: Page 1a: http://www.saqa.com/gallery-mini-detail.php?ID=2379 AND Page 1b:..."