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Area Rug Dos and Don'ts | The Front Door
This rug size and placement guide is here to help! Considering the scale of your area, as well as the geometry is a sure way to rock an area rug.
How to Accessorize an End Table or Nightstand
Stuck on how to accessorize an end table or nightstand? There are so many ways to style/accessorize a table, and really there are no r...
5 Tips on How to Style and Accessorize your Home
I have three surfaces that I love to style in my home: Living room coffee table Entryway Console Bedroom nightstands I have put together 5 of my favorite tips when it comes to styling and adding accessories to your home. Tip 1: Use a Tray. This tip is especially useful for easily cluttered areas like coffee tables. A tray will add a surface area where items can be grouped together and not look disorderly. Tip 2: Hide remote controls and keys in a decorative box. Not only will you hide…
Designs & Tips for Downsizing to Condo Living
It's been forever since I've posted about a client project, so I thought I should spice things up with one of my favourites that is currently ongoing. My client's B & G are absolutely, hands down, the cutest retired couple you could ever meet. When we first met, they had just recently purchased a condo that was in the end stages of completion in a brand new property development. This meant they were tackling some major downsizing from a large single family home, to an empty 1100 square foot…
For general kitchen lighting ceiling mounts, semi-flushes, cans, or even recessed fluorescent fixtures are acceptable. Mini-pendants or island lights may be used for increased task lighting and should be hung about 30" above the counter depending on ceiling height. Mini-pendants should be spaced 12"-18" apart. For lighting a smaller eating area like a dinette, the fixture should be hung 30' - 36' inches off the table top and should be at least 12" less the width of the table.
5 Measuring Tips for Decorating
With Pinterest & DIY projects everywhere these days, I thought I'd share some measuring tips to help your decorating go smoothly. These are go-to measurements that never fail, no matter what style you're going for. First, when hanging a light fixture over a table, keep your fixture between 1/2 and 2/3 the size of the table. You should also give yourself at least 36" between the top of the table and the fixture. Higher ceilings? For every 1' higher your ceiling is, you can drop the fixture…
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Award winning Patricia Gray knows what's hot in interior design. Her blog looks at new and emerging trends, product reviews, modern design, architecture, and travel, as well as how your surroundings can influence the world around you.