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Interior Design - 150,000,000 Year Old Story Of Limestone
Limestone is a type of sedimentary rock. It is chemically made up of the mineral calcite (calcium carbonate). Limestone is formed by the deposition of calcium carbonate on the floors of water bodies. Limestone is one the most widely known form of sedimentary rocks comprising about 10% of the sedimentary rocks. The colour of pure limestone is white or almost white. But you would find that various limestone’s ...

Interior Design - 5 Most Popular Styles Of Christmas Ornaments
Traditionally Christmas ornaments were bulbs of all the same color which were placed randomly throughout your Christmas tree. Over the past few decades, Christmas ornaments have developed into elaborate pieces of art which are delicately planned out and placed throughout the Christmas tree. Currently there are many types of Christmas ornaments to choose from and the creativity and uniqueness of your Christmas tree will highly depend on the types of ornaments you choose. Below you will find the 5 most popular styles of ornaments for your Christmas tree: 1. Illuminated - Christmas ornaments which light up are becoming extremely popular. Christmas lights have been popular for a long time, so there's no reason to wonder why illuminated Christmas tree ornaments are becoming so desired. Illuminat...

Interior Design - 5 Things Your Christmas Table Should Not Be Without
Christmas dinner probably the most elaborate and complex dinners you will have to prepare all year. Chances are there will be many friends and family members attending so you will want to make sure everything is just right. In order to help you do this, I have compiled a list of 5 things which your Christmas dinner table should not be without. I can help you with the setting of your table, but the responsibility of actually cooking the dinner remains in your hands.The following list illu...

Interior Design - A Change In Season Reflects A Change In Mood
(ARA) – Change is in the air. Fall is here and winter isn’t far away. It’s one of the busiest times of year for interior decorators. “The reason we’re so busy is people really get energize...

Interior Design - A Fireplace Screen For Decoration And Protection!
An essential part of a fireplace at your home would be a fireplace screen to channel and control the smoke that accompanies the fire. Décor and budget are the two most important considerations while purchasing a fireplace screen. You might just want to sit down with your interior design consultant to work out the details of your purchase.Fireplace screens typically have three components and can be transparent or opaque. Screens come in materials that are metal as well as glass; they cater to a simple look as we...

Interior Design - A Guide To Fireplace Mantels -
Fireplace mantels are functional design elements that add character and depth to your room while displaying your unique taste and style. A rustic fireplace mantel can transform a living room. A mantel, whether you choose to have an entire surround or just the shelf mantel, could be just what the interior designer ordered for a dull living room. Inspired by Greek and Roman architecture, mantels made their debut during the Italian Renaissance in Italy. Fireplaces were commonly accompanied by elaborate columns, pilasters, carved figures and architectural molding. By the advent of the Edwardian era, mantels were streamlined to accommodate more subtle designs. Modern mantel shelves, on the other hand, originated with the use of the high density construction fiberboard. As for mantel mat...

Interior Design - A Look At Custom Roman Shades -
Roman shades are a classic window treatment. They are simple, elegant, and can fit in any style of room. Roman shades are made from a single of fabric panel. A c...

Interior Design - Add Some Pizzazz To Your Powder Room!
(ARA) -- It’s a room with a toilet and a sink. Maybe a window, if you’re lucky. The average size is a tiny four feet by five feet. And if it can’t get any worse, it’s probably the most frequently used room in your house -- especially for guests and visitors. Yes, it’s the powder room . . . also known as t...

Interior Design - Add Value To Your House By Creating Visual Space
All homebuyers want as much house for their money as they can get. Many buyers are looking for a larger home because they've outgrown their current one, and especially desire more closet and cupboard space as well as larger rooms. Visual space makes your home appear larger by allowing the buyer's eye to move from one side of the room to the other without interruption, g...

Interior Design - An Introduction To Roman Shades -
Roman shades are a simple and practical window treatment to accent a room or to provide privacy from bright sun or noisy neighbors. A Roman shade is a piece of fabric that is mounted at the top of a window. The fabric is pleated such that when the Roman shade’s string is pulled, the fabric folds up in regular intervals. Not only does it look better than a boring plastic shade, it uses less fabric than other window treatments making it a cheaper alternative to ornate window treatments. Classic Roman shades have overlapping folds when the shade is lowered, but more different treatments do exist. Flat Roman shades have no folds when the shade is lowered. These shades, when...

Interior Design - Art Prints For Home Decorating
With the new craze for interior decorating inspired by "home makeover" television programs, more and more people are tempted to hire a professional decorator, even if they can't afford one.Simplicity: the Art of Home DecoratingIf you're thinking about breaking the bank for the sake of a beautiful room, think again. You don't have to spend as much as an oil tycoon to have a home every bit as beautiful. Here's why:A pair of human eyes can only take in so much, no matter how much is put before them.The secret is not to aim for beauty that comes from opulence, but for a simple beauty. And simple beauty is usually less expensive.The best way to go for simple beauty in interior design is to make the focus of a room a single well-chosen decorative element.Art Prints: Si...

Interior Design - Baby Boomer’s Demand Alternative Style
(ARA) - This is a story of passion and passionate differences, experienced by couples facing the strategic and often wrenching shifts taking place on the home front. One aspires to live in a home filled with the warmth, beauty and romance of a log home, while the other agonizes over the concept. Why ...

Interior Design - Basic Furniture And Its Place In Design
When it comes to furniture, you have several different types. There is basic, custom handcrafted, and thrift shop types to name a few. The basic type of ...

Interior Design - Bathroom Interior Design
Any advice or guide on the interior design of a bathroom should be based around one simple concept: keep it simple. Rooms inside of a home should have functional aspects, and if one room is designed for very specific functions, it is the bathroom. There have always been many jokes about the "throne" of a home, but the honest fact is that creating a visibly appealing and comfortable bathroom will...

Interior Design - Buying Custom Wood Blinds -
Window and door blinds on windows and doors are chief decorating elements in houses as well as in offices. Interior designers use window blinds made of wood or those that have a wooden ...

Interior Design - Closet Organizing Tips: Systems For Conquering Closet Clutter
Closet organizing indicates that you value the simple home improvement of added closet space. Below you’ll find simple ideas to get your closets organized:...

Interior Design - Creating A Faux Stone Finish For Your Walls Using Old Newspapers
Love the look of stone but you can�t even afford the rocks in your head? (That�s a joke, son!) If you have old newspaper lying around, you can have the look of stone you love � inexpensively! Here�s how:1. Paint the wall ...

Interior Design - Decorative Know How - Faux Marble In Six Easy Steps
Home decorators looking for something a little different are often faced with expensive products and time consuming solutions, making many of us opt for more everyday options like wallpaper and basic paint finishes. However one lasting favorite offers an inexpensive solution that can be used almost anywhere and mimics that most ancient and noble of finishes - marble.With the right approach, and a little patience, you can recreate marble on almost any surface using basic paints and glaze.Tools For The JobFor a pale marbling effect you w...

Interior Design - Define Your Spaces With An Area Rug.
Area rugs are one of the easiest and most effective methods of altering a room's interior - the perfect accessory to really set off your home’s beauty. An area rug will not only bring comfort, grace & romance to your...

Interior Design - Down And Dirty Real World Clean Sweep For Work At Home Women
Most TV "Lose-All-The-Clutter-And-Gain-A-Lot-Of-Baskets-With-Labels" organizing shows concentrate on long term solutions to your messy, messy ways. But for those who work from home, sometimes clean and organized lags behind paycheck and deadline. But what if your mother-in-law is coming down the street and your home looks like the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew? Or what if your picky neighbor shows up unexpectedly? (She's borrowing su...

Interior Design - Faux Wood Mini Blinds -
Though wood blinds and shutters are the most popular window coverings sold in America, these two products are among the most expensive. Fa...

Interior Design - Furniture Placement Secrets
By BatSheva VakninThe easiest and most inexpensive way to invigorate the design of your living room is to rearrange the furniture items you already own. Furniture placement can be a daunting task, no matter how big or small the room. If you are someone who always figured furniture placement ...

Interior Design - Granite Countertops: An Overview -
Home remodelers and builders have experienced a boom in the demand for granite countertops in kitchens and bathrooms. The beauty and warmth of granite makes it an ideal material for aesthetic appeal in home design, and the durability and easy care of granite countertops keeps them a favorite for homeowners who are looking into the future. Though adding granite countertops to any kitchen can be quite costly, they remain the premiere choice in upscale homes, as they retain their value better than most other improvements.Granite, like marble and other popular stones, are as old as the earth. Granite is found all over the world. As a pref...

Interior Design - Granite Is Tough; Taking Correct Care Of It Isn't
By: Edward Green Crystal like granite countertops and spa type bathrooms built with natural stone are all the rage in home interiors, but not surprisingly it will lose its investment value fast if not properly maintained. Up to now, only ammonia based cleaners were the granite cleaning choice outside of soap and water for homeowners, regardless of the fact that these products in reality damage natural stone. Marble Master’s stone cleaning ...

Interior Design - Hand-painted Furniture: The Must-have Home Furnishings Of The Season
(ARA) – From armoires to wooden figurines to headboards and accent mirrors, home furnishings are canvases for artists around the world. Adorned with floral patterns, Asian motifs and other ethnic-inspired designs, hand-painted furniture and accessories are the must-have items of the season. “Hand-painted home furnishings are taking cen...

Interior Design - Heart Of The Home - Faux Finishes For Kitchen Cabinetry
Faux finished cabinets are finding a welcome home in today's kitchens. From the most timeworn distressed looks to high-end lacquered finishes, a decorative painter can add just the right touch from his artist's pallet to create the exact design ...

Interior Design - Here's Why Interior Decorating Makes A Statement About You!
Interior decorating is that medium which can make your closed spaces convey to the observer a lot about you and your lifestyle through strategic use of elements which range from the visual (color, lighting, form) to the tactile (surface, shape, texture) to the auditory (noise, echo). The more alluring the result, the more the aesthetic, practical and technical appreciation for these elements the designer must have. He or she must understand how people use and respond to these elements, not just individually but as the elements interact with one another....

Interior Design - Holiday Decorating Tips: Christmas Candles
How to Light Up Your Home for JoyDo you love the winter holiday season or does this time of year cause you stress? One way to lower your holiday stress, using fewer decorations, decreases your "just have to much to do" list.However, you still want to display Christmas candles bec...

Interior Design - Holiday Decorating Tips: Thanksgiving, A Time For Gratitude And Giving
Get new holiday decorating ideas for Thanksgiving and Autumn. Start a new family tradition. Your home will look fabulous and your guests will love you. Turkey and Cranberries! Yeah! Before you dig into that turkey, take a moment for each person to say one sentence beginning with... "Today, I am grateful for..." You will be surprised at what children say, so keep a notebook handy to write down the gratitudes, or, better yet, record the event. <...

Interior Design - Home Fragrance In Vogue
The home fragrance market is booming. From perfume, toiletries, and cosmetics to pre packaged foods. It is currently a multi billion dollar industry that continues to show strong growth. The strongest growth has taken place in the last 5 years and is expected to continue through 2007 and beyond. Western Europe, Japan, and the US continue to lead with 65 percent of demand and over three-quarters of world wide production of home fragrance products. Rapid growth of home fragrance sales has also been registered in Asia/Pacific, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.Market researchers at...

Interior Design - Home Improvement: Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans come in a wide variety of styles and colors to match any homeowners interior design wishes. They come with and without lighting. Three to five blades. In colors of black, white, brown, made of wood, covered with animal print fabric or styled with carved leaves. Ceiling fans have come a long way since the industrial revolution where they were dreamed up by sweating factory workers. These workers attached wooden or metal blades to the overhead whirling shafts that were used to drive the machinery they worked on. Ceiling fans are a great way to keep cool in the summer on those nights when you don't have to run the air conditioner. Ceiling fans are much less noisy and obtrusive than box fans that sit on your floor or in your windows. And, you know that heat rises, right? Well, in the w...

Interior Design - Home Improvements That Increase Your Home’s Resell Price
One of the best things you can do as a homeowner is to use some of your home equity dollars to finance home improvements. Not only will the additions make your home more attractive and pleasant to live in, but certain projects will bring a significant return on investment when the time comes to sell your home. The following 5 projects have been proven to add extra dollars to the average home resell prices. The statistics are courtesy of “Remodeling Magazine.” ROI stands for “return on investment”1. Minor Kitchen Remodeling: Average cost = $8,655. Average ROI = 88%.A minor kitchen remodel usually includes replacing the cabinets and countertops with higher quality materials or increas...

Interior Design - How Closet Organizers Can Simplify Your Life: Getting The Most From Your Intimate Space
Closet organizers have come a long way in recently years. There's more to them nowadays than just a shelf above a horizontal pole.Concepts in closet organization have gone from simple home improvement to statements regarding lifestyle. And with the best use of sp...

Interior Design - How To Avoid Appraisal Problems In The Sale Of Your Home
Before you sign a contract to sell your home, check to see if the purchase offer depends on financing. Look for a clause witch states that the offer is contingent on your home's appraisal done by the buyer's mortgage lender. This clause causes many home sellers to lose the sale or to lower the sales price later.Appraisers draw on comparable market sales (comps) of local properties sold within the last six months to value your home. With today�s rapidly rising seller�s market, six-month-old information is ancient history. Appraised value does not always equal the true market value, or what the home will sell for on the open market.Realtors will give you a comparative market analysis, an informal ...

Interior Design - How To Care For Your Encastic Tiled Floor
If your tiled floor is in an Edwardian property and beautifully coloured you are probably looking at an Encastic tiled floor. Most of the encastic tiled floors we restore have had a real beating. Smashed tiles, glue where carpet was probably stuck to it at one stage, old solvent based polishes.The point is, once restored the floors are superb and an absolute joy to look at. It requires quite a bit of work but they really are worth it. The tiles themselves are clay information with the various rich terracotta colours burnt in making them extremely durable. They are made by mixing wax and turpentine and then heat bonded. Even w...

Interior Design - How To Choose The Perfect Granite Work Surface
By Edward GreenMy Grandmother used to say to me “Nothing cheap is good and nothing good is cheap”. This ring true when dea...

Interior Design - How To Choose The Right Flooring To Fit Your Lifestyle
(ARA) – Choosing the right floor for your home is a big decision. It sets the tone for the whole interior of your house, and is the foundation for everything else you put in a room. Your choice should fit not ...



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