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With winters taking a departure and the colourful spring around the corner, most homeowners would be looking forward to getting busy with some home cleaning and decorating. It is the perfect time for some to part of with the old look along with the winters and welcome the new season with a fresh new look. Spring season brings along many bargains and seasonal sales on home decorating accessories. However, not everyone might find the offers that exciting to break their monthly budget and get new furnishings, especially the redecorating junkies. For the hard-core redecorators, it is the time to come up with new ideas and enliven the existing things without breaking the bank or extending their monthly budgets.
For those who want to save money without sacrificing on home styling, here are some DIY tips that would surely help out.
This home has everything: a hanging egg chair, a porch swing, a hammock, a suspended fireplace, outdoor living rooms, a living green wall, an interior courtyard with a tree, outdoor sphere lights, modern furniture, rooftop terraces, and a panoramic view – the only thing missing is a pool. You get the impression that the designers read Trendir daily. Casa Jacarandas in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico was designed by Hernandez Silva Arquitectos to take advantage of the warm climate by creating zones that are located both inside and outside of the home at the same time. The 3-storey vertical garden is the main feature of the indoor-outdoor connectivity, starting just behind the open carport and continuing past creating a feature wall for the outdoor corridor in the center of the home. Read full post…
My girl Shelly never ceases to amaze me. Usually my amazement stems from her fabulous upholstery projects, but, in this case, it comes from inflatable balls and string. This particular project started with DIY salvage (string globes and plumbing pipes). Shelly decided to marry them and create a trio of glorious glowing solar lamps for her garden. Items you’ll need to make them from scratch include the following (it isn’t a short list, but most of it you’ll probably have on hand):
BTW, these globes look fabulous nestled inside vessels too. P
Discovering visual elements that make a dramatic wow statement for your home is always a treat
and finding a decorating project you can complete in just minutes is even better. The Firefly Light from Solutions.com is a quick and easy way to add that instant “it” factor for your party decorating.
Originally, offered as a lighting system for the holiday season, it wasn’t long before the Firefly Light became a customer favorite for year-round entertaining.
You can direct the light toward your gazebo, house, or even tall trees for maximum effect. And when you combine multiple lights, either using the same color or a combination, you can make an impressive, large-scale statement.
The energy-efficient light projects thousands of pinpoints of light and gives the impression you spent hours decorating—all with “plug-and-play” ease. For the per
CONTRACTOR STU Feldt is a student of architecture.
“Lee Copeland designed my parents’ house,” he says of the former dean of the University of Washington College of Architecture and Urban Planning .
“At 12 years old I fell in love with the process and wanted to be an architect. After college, though, I worked with a contractor and realized that I liked the hands on.”
For years Feldt bought neglected houses, fixed, sold and sent them on their way. But, today he’s seated in the living room of the home he built for his own family, 3,600 square feet, open and, well, otherwise a little tricky to describe. But, no matter what you call it, it’s a keeper.
“Prairie style was the influence,” says Feldt, who has roots in Minnesota and admits to having stalked homes designed by George Grant Elmslie and Frank Lloyd Wright.
“Well, Prairie style and Craftsman. The Green and Green
Here’s a fun DIY for you and the kids, from our Nursery and Kids Room Design Expert and Contributor, Sherri Blum. A pioneer specialist for children’s-room interior design, Sherri designs for celebrities, and for the baby next door.
Let’s face it, most children’s rooms are small. And considering that these rooms usually hold more
junk stuff than most, parents find ourselves dealing with organizational nightmares!
We have four children and it’s a constant battle trying to convince them to clean up their rooms and put things in their proper places. Truthfully speaking, I cringe every time I open the door to my 17 year old son’s room. Some cases
Whenever I travel, I relentlessly research the perfect hotel: I like to try to pass as a local, but I want to be close to the action, whether touristy or not. Nestled on a street lined with design shops and cafes, and a stone’s throw from both a public garden and the heart of Copenhagen, SP34 seems to be the perfect base for my next CPH visit. (The name SP34 is an abbreviation of the property’s address: Sankt Peders Strade 34.)
Part of the Brøchner Hotel Group, SP34 opened in April after undergoing extensive renovations—the site formerly operated as Hotel Fox and was overhauled by architect/designer Morten Hedegaard. The new interiors have a cozy feel that references midcentury designs while looking fresh, leather headrests included. Your