Thursday, October 31, 2019

The many uses of wallpaper!

The many uses of wallpaper!!




There are many uses for wallpaper besides putting it on the walls. Lets' expand our design palette to find other purposes for wallpaper. What do you do with leftover wallpaper? I'm always on the lookout for ideas. This one is a great and inexpensive idea. Keep in mind you can buy discounted wallpaper from any big box retailer as well.

1. Creative bookcase. Use it for lining a cabinet or hutch. It gives it a unique look and piazza without spending a lot.

2. Frame it. Love the wallpaper so much? Then frame it. You can create your art using wallpaper. Super easy to do.

3. Transform furniture. You can easily use it as a table topper.



4. Create a custom wainscot. Find a wallpaper you like, then coordinate the paint color. This will give you a very high-end look.


How about lining drawers? Wallpapering your cardboard boxes? Dressing up your clothes closet? The possibilities are endless. Just a little imagination, and who knows how far you can use wallpaper!!
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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Rules of Placement

Rules of Placements


Have you ever wanted to know the designers' secrets rules of placements? Ever wonder, "What is the correct placement of this______?" You can fill in the blanks with any scenario. It helps to know the guidelines. As a designer, there have been many times I have walked in a homeowner's home and notice the placement is wrong. Here are some guidelines to help you figure out the arrangements,


1. The perfect viewing height for art placements is 60" above the floor to the center of the art.

2. The perfect amount of space between wall art/mirror and top of the mantle is 7 inches.


3. The ideal height to hang your flat-screen TV is eye level when you're in viewing position. The perfect viewing position distance is 1 1/2 times the size of your flat-screen TV.


4. A bed should be 23" off the floor no higher.


5. A bench at the foot of the bed should be no less than 2" shorter than the mattress width.

6. Keep a minimum of 15" between the coffee table and sofa.

7. Don't use end tables lower than 30". The lamps will be positioned much better, and the proportion is better.


8. There should be a minimum of 36" of space around your dining table to allow better flow and use.

9. Light switches should be 36" above the floor and 1 1/2 to 2 " off the side. This way, they are out of the way of your door casing.


10. The optimal height for your coffee table is 18" to 20."


These are just guidelines. As you may know, many of them have been broken like the art over the mantle. Now they lean the artwork right on the mantle. And the bench at the foot of the bed, I have seen two ottomans that work nicely.

The rules are there to guide you. Some may be broken, others like the light switch placement, and dining room table placement is good to know. Use your eyes as your best source of judgment. 

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

N-Hance, Revolutionary wood renewal. You Decide!

N-Hance, Revolutionary Wood Renewal. You Decide!!




N-Hance is a revolutionary wood renewal product that is relatively new to the industry. What is it exactly? According to their advertising, "It renews your wood cabinets and floors without the dust, inconvenience and noxious fumes associated with traditional refinishing methods. In many cases, the process can be completed in just one day!"

As a Home Stager and Designer, I am always looking for options to pass along my clients that are cost-effective and not time-consuming. This could very well be it. Although I have not personally seen it, one of my current clients is in the process of getting it down. I have a strong feeling this will appeal to the general public.


It gives you the options of three solutions:

1. Basic renewal. No change of color. Has minimal wear on wood. Your old, cabinets will look new again.


2. Color Shift. It will slightly warm the tone of the wood., leaving the beauty of the wood grain intact. Great for sun-faded areas. This will take 2-3 days to complete.




3. Color change. This is a more dramatic effect. Usually will go from light to dark, such as oak to cherry. Or change the color completely!!


As you can see from these photos, very impressive. It's an option you can choose, especially if you are selling your home and don't want to invest too much getting it ready!!
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