Designing with Pattern

Pattern is a way in which we strive to create order.  To use pattern is an art and can be more difficult than it may seem.  The following info provides ideas and information you need to design a stylish and livable home using pattern with confidence and finesse. Choose a pattern theme and repeat it throughout the space.  If you have a sofa and matching chairs with rectangle arm shapes, …

Decorative Bathroom Floors for a Luxurious Look

When someone says bathroom, what people usually think of is all white, shiny and a bit sterile environment. And white bathroom tiles have earned their reputation for a reason. They create the impression of clean, fresh and above all they are bright enough to allow you to match it with the color of bathroom accessories. Now, in order to avoid the monotony of 50 shades of white, you can experiment …

How to Make a Winter Garden from Shipping Container

It is often that we get brilliant ideas at the time they are impossible to be pursued, such as wishing we could grow some vegetable in the garden during Christmas time. Yet, with a bit of ingenuity and proper equipment, this can actually be accomplished! To take it up a notch and aid yourself greatly in the process, you may wish to explore the possibilities of making shipping container your …

How to mix patterns in home décor

Have you ever felt a desire to do something wild and daring with your home but never had the chance? Have you spent countless hours looking at pictures of rooms with daring designs, furniture with unusual lines, patterns looking perfect against each other even though that never seemed possible? Combining different prints and patterns can make a room really come alive, but the question is — how not to make …

Floor decorating ideas: stylish & elegant

New age of flooring design is coming. It is more likely that we will be seeing different patterns in future instead of the old monotonous looks that we used to have in the previous years. People are attempting to simplify their living space with less furniture and to have more “air to breathe”. This trend leaves more space for many other opportunities. For instance, if you choose to put only …

Dining Al Fresco: Create an Outdoor Dining Room

An exterior dining room can have many positive effects on human health. First of all, you spend time in the fresh air. Secondly, you are surrounded with nature and greenery. Finally, having meals outside or in different places also serves as a sort of escape from everyday routines. Whether it’s spring or summer, dining al fresco can fill your day with joy.  So go ahead, spend a lazy, sultry afternoon in …

Designer InSights

I am feeling so blessed today.  Terry’s Blinds, located in the UK, are featuring a series of designers and design enthusiasts on their blog and today I’m in the spotlight. So, click on over and read the interview and maybe do a little “window” shopping while you there.  🙂 Terry’s Blinds offer various types of roller, Venetian, Roman, wooden and vertical blinds. 

Prepare your home for spring: Must-do cleaning list

Winter is the period of year when we naturally get drowsy, grumpy and dull. The mood that we are is often reflected to our home. Only few people have a will and nerve to cope with more demanding home cleaning duties during winter. Of course, you cannot leave your home turn into a messy den, but we mostly vacuum, wipe the dust and wash the curtains. All other chores are …