Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Don't You Love Window Seats?

Grab your book and curl up for reading. I love this kitchen window seat. The custom made cushions ensure your comfort and the bright colors warm the space.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Thoughts on Recycling and Carpooling

Who among us is not concerned with saving the earth and our way of life? Interior decorating can help in 2 ways!
1. Recycle your gently used furnishing and decor items. Consignment and thrift shops are flourishing today. Your discards will be new to someone else. They will find a new home that is not in the local landfill. That is a win-win.
2. We have joined with Nu-Ride, a company that offers rewards for carpooling, biking, taking a bus etc. We have a nice meaty discount on their site that can be earned through the miles you rack up not taking your personal car to work! How nice is that? Be sure to check them out!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Easy Decorating Idea

I love ideas that we can all use for unique design. From the Better Homes and Gardens July 2010 issue , an inexpensive rectangular tablecloth 60" x 90" was remade into a tailored skirt for an average size round end table.
Cut the short ends of the rectangle to your round table height plus about 1 inch for a seam. Add even more extra if you want the skirt to puddle on the floor.
From the center of the cloth, cut your circle 1" larger than the table top diameter.
Pin the skirt sides to the top and sew up. Any extra width can be box pleated or cut to fit at the top. See the magazine for complete details and give it a try. Great idea!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

July 4th Decorating

The neighborhood door decorating contest for the 4th was a lot of fun! We won for most red, white and blue. I made red and white tieback curtains. I also carried it on to the front lamppost with a version of Uncle Sam. His lovely beard and hair are from a dollar store mop! Can't wait till next year! Enjoy the pictures.