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8 Ways to Enjoy the Purity of Cotton at Home
There's much more to cotton than clothes. Bedding, upholstery and even headboards let you luxuriate in this natural fabric in every room
"more to cotton than clothes. Bedding, upholstery and even headboards let you luxuriate... fabrics, cotton is the best selling worldwide. What makes cotton so desirable? This... to use cotton fabric in home decor.... look cotton gives to every room. Great article! I like light cotton in home decor... I'm a cotton gal. Don't wear anything unless it's 100% cotton. I disagree with... I love cotton, I have a family and also design homes for a lot of families and I love..."
Great Design Plant: Lavender Cotton
Sun-loving santolina can take the summer heat, brightening up any garden style with bursts of yellow blossoms
"lavender cotton (Santolina chamaecyparissus), it’s the opposite. Bring on the sun, because... Lavender Cotton is one tough plant. I love the scent of the foliage and the charming... Lavender Cotton does tend to get woody. I recommend trimming it after it blooms and... lavender cotton's dusty foliage and vibrant flowers complement light-toned Spanish... 'Lavender cotton'USDA zones: 6 to 9 (find your zone)Water requirement: regular water..."
Great Design Plant: Discover Queen of the Prairie's Sweet Aroma
If you like the look of cotton candy and the smell of roses and want an easy perennial, you're in luck with this plant
"look of cotton candy and the smell of roses and want an easy perennial, you're in luck... opinions exchange opinions and information without resorting to the rudeness and insults... and loamLight requirement: Full sun to partial shadeMature size: 4 to 5 feet tall and... puffy, cotton candy blooms that are unlike any other flowering perennial. What really..."
Easy Green: Natural Fabrics Refine Rooms
From everyday organic cottons to luxurious silks, natural fibers add a feel-good factor to the home in more ways than one
"organic cottons to luxurious silks, natural fibers add a feel-good factor to the home... crisp cotton and nubby linen to hemp, wool and silk — into your home.... linen or cotton, are a grounding choice for any living room scheme. The soft neutral... white cotton slipcovers can be unexpectedly kid and pet friendly — just throw them... organic cotton sheets, blankets and quilts. Or try linen sheets. They aren't cheap..."
Lace Goes Modern in an Upholsterer's DIY Pendant Lights
"pendant lights you can make yourself... high-impact lighting statement for your home. After more than a few tries at mastering... these lacy light globes, I now understand what designers are up against on the road to... of LED lights inside) and to pop over the solar pathway lights will make for a high... for a light kit but no luck. Can you explain what you purchased? Did the light have... from the light bulb, there is no hazard of it getting very hot. Amazing! Very creative..."
The Ultimate Nightlight
"of the lighting world. So where better to hang one than in a bedroom? "Recessed lighting... lighting is useful in a lot of rooms, but I think a fixture gives better lighting... intimate lighting," says Suzy Treby of Treby Spanedda Interiors in Midland Park, New... ceiling fan/light fixture as it was never used and it was inexpensive and looked it. We... fan and light called a fandalier Here is my bedroom decorated at Christmas. The vintage..."
Guest Picks: Gustavian Design
Part Swedish, part collected, this look for furniture, lighting and accessories is light, airy and grounded in history
"furniture, lighting and accessories is light, airy and grounded in history... sense of light to Swedish homes during the long winters. The Gustavian style is quite... Formal light fixtures were common in Swedish interiors. Those with reflective finishes... add more light. This particular convex mirror has a painted finish and beaded details... woven cotton rug adds just the right amount of humility to a formally-designed Gustavian..."
5 Questions to Ask for the Best Room Lighting
Get your overhead, task and accent lighting right for decorative beauty, less eyestrain and a focus exactly where you want
"accent lighting right for decorative beauty, less eyestrain and a focus exactly where... whether your lighting works. Lighting is a telltale sign of design quality and one of the... composition of light, layers, direction and flow. If your lighting choreography consists... years, the lighting trends change," says Melissa Kilgore, a lighting specialist at Ferguson... right, lighting functions as a carefully tuned orchestra, creating a pitch-perfect..."
10 Ways to Get Your Lighting Right
Learn how to layer table lamps, floor lamps and overhead fixtures to get the lighting you need and the mood you want
"get the lighting you need and the mood you want... styles of lighting for people to choose from in this world. After all, a lamp is a functional... way you light a room will completely change the space, and having multiple lighting... those light sources on a dimmer makes it incredibly easy to change up the brightness... canned lighting, under cabinet lighting, cove lighting, etc. Great article Melisa... cabinet lights or range hood lighting. Lighting is an art and I strongly recommend having..."
Houzz Tour: An Indian High-Rise Trips the Light Fantastic
Surreal colored lighting and an ubercontemporary design make an apartment near Mumbai dance with drama
"colored lighting and an ubercontemporary design make an apartment near Mumbai dance... play with lighting and shadow in creative ways. During the day, sunshine casts cool shadow... colored light that can change on a whim. “It’s how I add drama, texture and shadow... colored lights and so I would stick to good old white light at night. Those extremely... table have lighting coming from behind the structures. What type of lighting was used..."
Modern Icons: The Random Light
"it is a light, whether or not the light is on or off can change one's experience of... globe lights floating around the spaces we feature on Houzz? This popular pendant... Random Light. It was created by Bertjan Pot in 2002, and it is made by Moooi. This... young light is quickly becoming a modern icon. In trying to find out more about... Random Light. It was originally created by wrapping epoxy-dipped fiberglass around..."
The Ecofriendly Kitchen: Light Your Kitchen Right
"cient lighting of all: natural daylight. Look to your light switches as an important... amount of lights. At a minimum, your general overhead lighting, accent pendants and... kitchen lighting goes beyond replacing your old bulbs with more efficient models.... consumed by lighting can be easy with a kitchen that's designed for flexibility and makes... unnecessary lights off or dimming them reduces energy consumption. *Dimmers provide flexibility..."
Houzz Tour: Basement Now a Light-Filled Family Living Space
"wanted it light and contemporary,” Gaskin says. They particularly wanted to bring daylight... fabric and cotton lining. This house is perfect in every way. Lovely, warm, and not too... simple cotton lining would seem most appropriate. I just bought relaxed Roman shades... g and cotton lining. The fabric is a faux textured silk and all three together make... "Light-filled basement now a family space" -- subtle but important difference..."
Dark Curtains See the Light
For a cozy feel or a visual trick for ceilings and windows, dark, moody curtains and drapery treatments have a bright outlook
"like light, airy interiors, and my inspiration rooms usually include breezy white... against light walls. Dark walls plus dark curtains equals a movie theater effect, which... gray, light tan and even smoky blue walls. Another design trick is to use dark... Open for light, close to watch TV or for night. The way curtains play with light and... colored cotton ones to these color-saturated faux crushed silk panels which skim the..."
How to Add a Skylight or Light Tube
New project for a new year: Increase daylight and maybe even your home’s energy efficiency by opening a room to the sky
"put 2 light tubes in the kitchen and rarely turn on kitchen lights before dusk. Cool... of the light tube drum fixtures. Very stylish. This article states that light tubes... Without the light tube, the only natural light in the kitchen came from the garden window... natural light in dining room plus access to side patio). We love the light tube - rarely... All that light and no plants? What a waste. We included 4 light tubes in our one-story..."