Tips for Decorating Resort Rental Property

Beachfront income properties have their own particular set of concerns when it comes to interior design.  Condo packages may meet budget goals, but often contain inferior quality pieces that don’t last.   Vacation renters inflict heavy use; they track in sand, walk on carpets dripping wet, sit on furniture in wet bathing suits, and set drinks [...]

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What Style Sofa is Best?

Furniture shopping can be a real challenge, especially when so many sofas and chairs look alike in showrooms- it's difficult to know what style of sofa is best for you.  Most shoppers tend to look at the color of the fabrics, rather than the style of sofa frame.  The frame, however, is very important.  The [...]

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Design Your Home for Organization

When a home is truly organized, it allows the homeowner to function smoothly and handle all the things on her plate each day. When everything has a place, the home is easy to keep clean and everyone in the family can help keep things running. Use interior design to incorporate the items you use often into furnishings that are part of daily life.

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Why Antiques?

INTERIOR DESIGNERS are fond of antiques; we often collect them ourselves, and are quick to recommend them to clients. Some of our clients love the idea. Mention antiques to some, however, and they cringe, recalling dusty, depressing, cluttered houses of days gone by. What is the reason for a designer's obsession with incorporating antiques into [...]

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Modern Chic Pewter Lantern

This elegantly simple Lantern, with four lights, a long crystal prism in the center, and a crystal ball drop, is just right for a small dining table, foyer, or as a central ceiling fixture. Brushed pewter finish has a cool nickel tone. We have 3 in stock - now 20% Off! Pick up in store [...]

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Express Your Style with Unique Window Valances

Valances are a stylish, tailored and less expensive alternative to draperies, and as you can see, creative ideas are plenty. Update your valances by getting rid of those swags, jabots, and ruffles, and choose a more tailored style. An interesting fabric with a bold design is the modern way to personalize your space.

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Sofa and Chair Shopping – The Quality Is Under The Cover

When you shop for upholstered furniture, what are you really getting? If we listen to manufacturers and sales clerks, all of the sofas are wonderful and they’ll last forever. So many of us have had the experience of buying a new sofa only to be disappointed a few years later by flattened cushions, sagging springs [...]

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Easy Ways to Go Green in your Living Room!

Why Go Green in your home? The reasons for building an eco-friendly house, manufacturing an organic sofa, wearing an organic cotton shirt and even using products like Burt’s Bees for taking care of your skin are basically the same as utilizing green methods in your home.  Using green products creates a healthier space for you, [...]

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What Kind of Rug Is It?

Most Americans refer to any wool area rug with geometric designs and flowers, as an “Oriental Rug” or “Persian Rug”.  At one time the ancient Persian Empire extended from North Africa to India, and included Turkey and Armenia. The world of rugs and carpets includes over 10,000 different types, identified by the patterns of the [...]

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Ready-Made Curtains With A Designer Look

Ready Made Drapery Panels come in two finished lengths. The large fabric selection offers high-end designer fabrics such as linen and silk, in the latest colors. All panels are lined, and the silk panels are interlined, just like a custom window panel. Sheer linens perfect for a romantic or coastal theme.

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Top Five Interior Design Trends

Global Chic Global Chic is a mix of furniture, textiles and accessories from different parts of the world.  Ethnic prints like the Ikat have been dominating this current trend.  The Ikat print is the result of an ancient technique of weaving tie-dyed threads into vibrant streaked patterns.   They are great accent fabrics because of [...]

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High Point Market Trends: April 2010

High Point Market is the place to view the latest trends in home furnishings and fabrics.  New colors are introduced, influenced by trends in fashion, film and pop culture.  Twice a year we march the halls and visit hundreds of showrooms to see what’s happening in the industry.  It’s not just the latest designs and [...]

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Furniture Shopping – The Elusive “Perfect Chair”

We ladies have all had that dreaded conversation at one time or another. We try to avoid it, but it keeps rearing its ugly, overstuffed head. The Recliner. Imagine an English style club chair with mahogany feet and casters, or an Art Deco recliner in bomber-brown leather - in other words, a recliner that will be a decorative feature in the room, instead of an eyesore.

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The ABC’s of Holiday Style

HOLIDAY GIFT-GIVING doesn’t have to be ho-hum. Break out of your mall malaise – think beyond sweaters and cologne, and consider your loved one’s lifestyle. A is for Art – A great gift for couples to give each other. B is for Botanicals – Shells and Flowers on fabric, or scents for the home. C [...]

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Give Your Home a Summer Decorating Makeover

Summer is here, and with it a whirlwind of fun outdoor activities, but that doesn't mean your decor has to suffer. With guests arriving, you may feel your interior could use a little brightening up. Here are some budget-friendly tips to help: Paint an accent wall a bright color - current colors are deep turquoise, [...]

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10 Steps to a Healthier Home Environment

Indoor air is three times more polluted than outdoor air, and according to the EPA, is considered one of the top 5 hazards to human health. Take steps to improve air quality and freshen the air in your home by introducing live plants such as ivy, spider plants and peace lily. All have the natural quality of absorbing formaldehyde and other unhealthy chemicals.

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