Consider Building a Wine Wall
Whether you DIY or hire a contractor, a wine wall can be a focal point of a room. First you have to decide where to build the wine wall. You want it to be accessible such as near the wine glasses or by the wet bar or in your game room and you want to consider its size based on your collection. You don't want a half full wall. Heat or direct sunlight must also be considered because either would ruin the wine in short order.
Decide on the look you are going for. Designers are great at helping with this step. Should you go contemporary matching a wood fireplace or modern with metal framing or acrylic? You might want to match an existing color scheme.
Next you need to measure your space and purchase the necessary materials. Designers would map out the display on paper and secure it to the area to visualize the size and spacing of the rack. This step calls for careful deliberation.
Ideally you could refrigerate your wine rack. A good red wine is often best enjoyed in the low 60-degree range. White wine is fabulous in the low 50s. Bubbles should be served at around 48 degrees. There are many self-contained storage fridges that can help with serving temperatures. Long term storage puts red wine a little colder and whites a little warmer than ideal serving temps. While 55 degrees is recommended, just remember that the colder a wine is stored the slower it will age. (Vintage View)
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$20 from VintageView.com
Do you remember these looks from the 1950's? Well the look is back. Enjoy going down memory lane.
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For someone who is handy, adding custom trim to a door or window is not that difficult. Watch the instructional video attached for some pointers. Molding makes a dramatic difference in a room around ceilings, windows, and doors. Dreamland Interiors is always available for your remodeling needs. Check out our website to see some of our finished projects. I especially like the ceiling work we have done in various homes with custom moldings.
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Choosing the Right Coffee Table
Of course, the size of your room, the shape and size of your furniture, the accessories, the woodwork, the light fixtures, etc. will all play a part in your selection of your coffee table. Pieces come in a wide range of prices. The table decorated above is from All Modern Furniture. Here are some pictured below that I like.
When you accessorize the coffee table, there are some tips to keep in mind. To keep it simple, add a tray, a vase with an arrangement (keep it low), and a decorative item. Each item should vary in height and size. Balance is what you are trying to achieve. Keep the items interesting, meaningful, and pieces taken from nature. Common items used to decorate a coffee table are seasonal items like a holiday figurine, books and magazines, a glass bottle, a candle that adds height and scent. If you want your coffee table tray to be more practical, add a decorate dish to hold the tv remote or your glasses or a pen.
I like coffee tables that can serve as an ottoman as well or one that has storage.
Furniture of America, Kress Glass Insert, $223
Go Treasure Hunting
It is very exciting to redecorate a room(s). Many people shop for furniture and accessory items at Wayfair, Ethan Allen, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Pier 1 Imports, etc. But, I wouldn't overlook other sources. I have used some of the following to complete a project:
-Junk and Secondhand Shops
-Wrecking and Salvage Companies
-Thrift and Consignment Shops
-Moving and Storage Companies
-Garage or Rummage Sales
-Bulletin Boards and Classified Ads
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Websites for Students
Here in Florida, school has started. Find below useful websites for students in the primary grades, grades 6-12, and for college students. My personal favorite educational website is www.khanacademy.org. Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2017-2018 school year.
DIY Halloween Door "Wreath"
Found this Halloween Door Swag on Pinterest. After the individual Halloween items are purchased, the assembly seems very easy with the purchase of a rectangle Styrofoam block.
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Vent Covers Unlimited design CUSTOM METAL REGISTERS AND AIR RETURN GRILLES.
Visit their website to order custom ones for your home. http://www.ventcoversunlimited.com/custom-metal-registers-and-air-return-grilles
Start your Spring Cleaning in the kitchen by getting rid of mismatched plastic containers and lids, says Monica Friel, chief executive organizer with Chaos to Order, Inc., in Chicago. Sort through all your plastic storage pieces and throw out — or better yet, recycle — anything that doesn't have a matching piece. This also applies to warped pieces since they'll no longer work properly to keep food fresh.
Clothes that Don’t Fit
Many dream of the day their old "skinny" clothes will fit again, so they keep the items in closets and dresser drawers, sometimes for years. As Friel points out, however, "If you do get down to that optimal weight again in the future, chances are you're going to go out and buy a new pair of jeans to celebrate." While you're working on losing the weight, go ahead and thin out your closet space to make room for your new wardrobe.
It's easy to forget that dry and canned goods go bad. While they do have a long shelf life, they should still be cleaned out on a regular basis. Check your pantry shelves and clear them of any items with expired "use before" dates. This advice also applies to items in the medicine cabinet. The effectiveness of all medicines diminish over time, so toss those items — per FDA guidelines — that have been around for a while.
You might be surprised at how many duplicates you have of certain items — items that don't really require a backup. "If you want to spring clean and simplify, you need to pare down," Friel says. "This applies to foods, clothes, cosmetics, toys and so on." Keep one and toss or donate the extras. As for the duplicate items you do need, Friel recommends storing them elsewhere. For example, keep one tube of toothpaste in the drawer and store extras in the cabinet.
You see them so often you may have forgotten about them, but try to remember pillows when cleaning. They usually hang around much longer than they should. "Bed pillows should be tossed after 18 months," Friel says. Newer pillows should receive a good washing during spring cleaning; for proper cleaning, follow the manufacturer's cleaning instructions listed on the pillow's tag.
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I love this blending of a checkered Roman shade with a contrasting color drapery
designed by Jennifer Duneier.
#dreamlandinteriors #drapery #Romanshades #windowtreatment
Natalie A. Gauci
Licensed Interior Designer working in the Tampa Bay, Florida area.