Bellamira Design

(708) 364-0179

Services Provided
All design and building services.

Areas Served
South suburbs

Business Description
Home designer and remodeler.
Location:
Orland Park, IL US 
Contact:
Shawna Torangan 
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Address:
11832 Canon Rd
Orland Park, IL 60467 
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Vintage Jazz.....
When ...
You have scary neighbours ....
Who needs Halloween ....
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unwantedadvice
Gosh, I don't put out any Halloween decorations anymore. We have lived in this house since 1993 and there are barely any children who ever came into our small area of a much larger neighborhood so I was always disappointed.

Now, since we have grandchildren, we close up the house, turn off the lights and head to their house for trick or treating. Hubby stays and mans the door and candy handouts and the rest of us go out and have a fun time with the grandkids along with a pleasant stroll through their neighborhood. Works out great!
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I was also thinking orange and/with yellow as your accent. IKEA has beautiful bright orange towels and bath mats that would look great with the first shower curtain above. You could add some orange glass pieces to the top of your wood furniture piece. I do not believe in lamps in bathrooms. Although, crystal chandeliers look great! I Got Lights has ceiling hugging crystal chandeliers for a great price.
August 29, 2014 at 2:10PM     
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When I posted above, I meant I liked the second shower curtain. You can look online for Benjamin Moore paint suppliers. You can even look at their colors online. Once you have the color chip, you can have it matched in any brand paint you prefer. Although Benjamin Moore is excellent.
August 29, 2014 at 2:25PM     
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Nancy Liles
Thank you JudyG Designs for explanation of paint
September 1, 2014 at 11:15AM   
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catlady999
As I mentioned, there are light fixtures specifically designed for wet areas. You'll need an electrician to make sure the proper wiring gets done. How much trouble this might be to do depends on the accessibility to the ceiling above the shower. But you won't believe the difference having one makes. Truly like night and day.
September 1, 2014 at 3:32PM   
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Is the ledge that we are looking straight ahead at necessary? I don't see how you could get to anything to put something there. If you could take the ledge out, then you could add a hanging light in the stairway and put shelves with color glass on the small ledge on the left, you will add color and light.
August 29, 2014 at 12:34PM     
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Brickwood, good call, because that is exactly what went through my mind -- danger! Especially for children. I would say remove the ledge we are facing, and either incorporate the side one into the room on the other side, or fill it up with shelves. Taking the square ledge out would really open up the stairway and provide more options for lighting.
August 29, 2014 at 2:19PM   
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studio10001
Your stairlift occupant will spend more time looking at the opp. side wall than others will so, after adding a rail, consider blowing up a favourite photo of theirs, and having it tinted, framed and lit. If the other alcove remains, placing a few handbuilt pieces there would be enough to support the enlargement.
September 2, 2014 at 11:20AM   
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rocketjcat
I agree with the other posters that the deep ledge is rather a waste of space. There are 3 adjacent walls that might have the potential for expanding into it (assuming they are not outside walls) It's a huge dust collector with no way to clean it or anything you put on it. Or could you just open it up into the stairway? I would put a large painting over the narrow ledge, and perhaps change that light fixture for something lower that you can access easier to change the bulbs? Get your wow from the art and the lighting.
September 2, 2014 at 11:53AM     
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zweiback
If it was me, I'd do the whole quilt behind the bed and then run individual blocks around the center of the other walls, chair-rail height to tie in!
August 19, 2014 at 10:29AM        Thanked by toatsmcgoats
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Glass doors -- no screen.
August 29, 2014 at 12:42PM   
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There are some great looking screens on this website. Since this is for decorative purposes only, consider other decorative items that minimize the black opening and that can be put aside when the fireplace is in use and still look good in the room... painted mural screen, free standing panels, etc..
http://www.horchow.com/Golden-Branch-Fireplace-Screen/cprod87620071/p.prod?eVar4=You%20May%20Also%20Like
August 29, 2014 at 1:57PM   
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Take them down! I hate cabinets, window supports, or anything else that makes me feel like I am wearing a baseball cap too low. It just interferes with the visual space.
August 29, 2014 at 11:14AM     
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cheals
Sorry husband! take them down!!
Simplify. If you don't have space for something then maybe you don't need it...so it will help de clutter too:) not to mention it really just looks much better!
Love those before and after pics posted!
August 30, 2014 at 7:04PM   
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Anchor your table on a rug. Keep your chairs off the rug with pads on the legs. Simplify -- find a rug you are crazy about. Keep it about 12" outside your table footprint. Chairs outside. Sofas seem nice, but do not move smoothly in dining rooms.
August 27, 2014 at 10:32PM      Thanked by simpleman10
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simpleman10
Thank you @groveraxle... I was talking about the sofa in the suburban oasis photo below. The one at West Helm might be a great option. It looks like they offer the cognac color with special orders. The price is also very reasonable.
September 3, 2014 at 4:47PM   
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whynottryit
:(... I was hoping you were looking for one like the Bucktown Restoration sofa. That looks like so much more fun. The cognac is nice though. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. My sofa is somewhat between the two - more café au lait with a tinge of orange. Guess that's why I was pulling for the orange. :)
September 3, 2014 at 9:59PM   
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You need blinds that slide from the side. You can get sheer panel blinds that let light in, but control the glare. Think of it this way -- could I take an afternoon nap here? No, not without some window coverage! Get panel blinds that slide from the right. When they are open, they only take up 6" of space.
August 27, 2014 at 10:27PM     
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Manhattan Home Design
I would hang the curtains just above that second window panel. As long as there is enough room between that and ceiling for the hardware to mount, it will look fine! Good luck! Please post update pictures if you get the time!
September 4, 2014 at 10:41AM   
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jhayesdesigner
Since you do have the pull down shades for privacy, you really don't need drapery unless you just want to add some more color to the room. Since you have no drapery in your house, is it because of the expense or because you don't like the heaviness of them ? I get the feeling you are a "less is more" kind of person and if that is the case, I would advise you to do nothing it all.
September 4, 2014 at 11:23AM   
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As stated above, you just need color accents. You can look at rugs on Wayfair.com, or ATG Stores online. Just thumb through them until a color, or pattern appeals to you. Then, you can refine your choice and check other internet sites. The beauty of your room is that you can be free to choose any color(s) that appeal to you. A beautiful room reflects the homeowner's personality.

Use accent colors from the rug to add pillows, throws, and accessories. A table and lamp where the painting was, is an excellent idea!
August 27, 2014 at 8:41AM   
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patriciarhall
You're so close to having an inviting space. Is that vase on the coffee table a lime green?
August 27, 2014 at 8:52AM   
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Space & Place Interiors
I think if you are planning to put a pelmet or valance some type window treatment above the windows then you could get away with the higher cabinets on either side (and be sure to install the treatment higher above the window to keep the eye line consistent). But if you are going with no coverings or something inside-mount and no treatment, I think the even cabinets (first image) look better. Also I would like to pitch in my $.02 and say that I avoid creating a corner sink situation, almost at all costs. Here is why: the dead, awkward triangle of space behind it; two people cannot work at it side-by-side; though it would seem like the large triangle of space underneath would be good storage, it actually isn't and creates a lot of dead, unused space. This is based on my own personal use of a corner sink (have one now, hate it, can't wait to remodel) and on feedback from many clients. Just food for thought for you!!
December 18, 2013 at 7:55PM     
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