Category: Decorating Guides

The Way to Paint a Brick Building

The Way to Paint a Brick Building

There is a fantastic chance it has brick-faced walls, if your house was constructed anytime from the 1880s to the 1940s — and with the colour and character of the architecture of San Francisco, a plain brick facade may feel a bit unadventurous. Painted brick requires more upkeep than bare or whitewashed walls, but it …

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Living Room Accessories for a Refined Style

Living Room Accessories for a Refined Style

The living area is arguably among the most versatile rooms in the home. It functions as the location where the family comes together, where you entertain friends, read a book, see a film, chat and relax. In old British country houses, there was a sitting area, which acted as a more formal location in which …

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15 Ways to Give Your Home Personal Polish

15 Ways to Give Your Home Personal Polish

Allow me to begin by stating Ilove Ikea. It really can’t be overcome for clean, contemporary designs at a reasonable price, and also the best designers are proven to scoop up a few items at Ikea for luxury customers. And when the new 2013 catalog landed in my mailbox lately, I have to say I …

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Colonnade

Colonnade

A colonnade is a string of equally spaced columns that create an outdoor room. It could be attached to a building or freestanding, and it can have a roof or not. Cornerstone Architects The tapered stone columns on the left supporting the tile roof of this exterior room are in a colonnade. Francois & Co …

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Living Spaces Wow at Decorator Showcase

Living Spaces Wow at Decorator Showcase

Having a moss-covered fireplace, plywood painted backsplash, abalone shell chandelier and much more, the show house of the 2012 San Francisco Decorator Showcase brought out all the stops. Designers reconfigured the rooms in a stately 19th-century home, in San Francisco’s well-to-do Pacific Heights neighborhood, in more contemporary layouts and outfitted them with stunning lighting fixtures, …

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Instant Décor: Beautiful Book Covers

Instant Décor: Beautiful Book Covers

I’m all for autumn cleaning, but if you’ve got a heap of old books you’re ready to dump, continue for a moment. It is no secret that books can twice as décor, but it may be less known that even the”ugly” or”beaten up” ones may be in store for another life. The response: book covers. …

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A Periodic Table of Design Elements

A Periodic Table of Design Elements

If you’re anything like me (right-brained and a daydreamer in science), you sat with all the periodic table of elements in chemistry, memorized it and then wondered what on earth you’d ever do with that information. While I am fairly certain I’ve never put it to use, 1 thing that I do know is this: …

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Got Things? Turn it In To Decor

Got Things? Turn it In To Decor

Have space that is reserve and wondering the best way to fill it? Can not appear to locate the side table that is ideal? Located a lamp that was great but have not been able to find its match? It is possible the alternative is sitting in the front of you. Everyday things, when used …

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Fashioning Insides Component 1: How to To Show Your House Into a Supermodel

Fashioning Insides Component 1: How to To Show Your House Into a Supermodel

Perhaps you have had the experience of being backstage in a fashion show? The creation happening behind the drape is not as unimportant as the creation on the run way. There are seamstresses, hair dressers, make-up artists, as well as the chief designer working to finish the closing look worn by the super-model. Planning a …

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