If you are a fan of thrift stores or garage sales, find a round or oval mirror. Follow the simple attached directions to create your own welcoming pumpkin.
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Jackie Hernandez is a self-taught interior decorator who writes a blog. Find below her list of mistakes that people commonly make when decorating their homes.
I think nine of the rules are self-explanatory except #5, the rule of thirds. This is Jackie's explanation:
Ignoring the Rule of Thirds – The rule of thirds is commonly used in photography and art to describe the best place for the subject. Draw imaginary lines on a picture vertically at 1/3 and 2/3, and horizontally at 1/3 and 2/3. Compositions with the subject placed on those lines, especially at the intersection of those lines, are the most interesting. The same rule can be applied when looking at a vignette in your home. Instead of placing an arrangement in the center of the shelf, try placing it 1/3 of the way in from the edge. It is more pleasing to the eye.
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There are many choices to consider when planning a bathroom. You would be wise to hire a professional. Collect images to share with your designer. The above bathroom was designed by Candice Olson.
Points to consider as listed by Real Homes:
Let Dreamland Interiors help you with this important project design to achieve your desired look.
The Beauty of Window Seats
I recently read an article on the This Old House website explaining that if you are in need of extra storage or seating, consider building a window seat. They can be made extra comfortable by adding a cushioned top. If they are placed in a window area, it is a great place to view the outdoors.
A window seat should be at least 16 to 20 inches deep, 30 inches long, and about 18 inches high for comfort. You can build a 3 foot long DIY window seat for $100-$300. If you use stock cabintry, the cost will be on the higher end. Dreamland Interiors would be glad to assist in planning and constructing a custom window seat for your home.
Window seats can be placed about anywhere in the home including the entryway, bedroom, den, living room, kitchen, bathroom, etc. If you place one in a kitchen or bathroom, you would be wise to use outdoor fabrics for the cushions.
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Use nature to guide you with an indoor design look if you want balance in your room or if you don't know where to start your redecorating project. Mark McCauley's notion is the 3/3 Vertical Rule that he presents in his book Color Therapy At Home: Real-Life Solutions for Adding Color to Your Life. He reminds us how beautiful the balance of nature is. So bring that balance into your home. In the outdoors, the darker elements are near the ground level. The medium elements are in the middle. And, the lighter elements are at the top. Distribute your colors accordingly for a balanced room design.
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Replacing Old Window Screens
When seasons change, I like to give the house a nice airing out. In the process, I will wash the windows and the screens. As the house ages, so do the screens. When the screens get worn or torn, you can easily replace the screening with the purchase of a simple, inexpensive tool. Check out the attached tutorial. I thought it was helpful to remind the homeowner that the rubber cord comes in various sizes, so you have to remember to take a piece of your old cording to the store.
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Beautify the Backyard Too!
I like to look through Pinterest or magazines for ideas. Here is a beautiful fire pit design for your yard.
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INTERIOR DESIGNERS ARE MOSTLY FEMALE. Obviously in 2017, the design profession is open to both sexes.
DESIGNERS JUST WORK WITH PAINT AND FABRIC SWATCHES. Designers study and are rigorously tested annually on space planning, safety regulations, building codes, and inspection regulations. They design not only for beauty and functionality, but for your safety and to assure you that your home or business is being built according to the current codes.
INTERIOR DESIGNERS ARE TOO EXPENSIVE. People assume only the rich use interior designers. Designers offer help on any size project. Since they work with suppliers, they can offer you great discounts. Every home big or small is worthy of a good design. The right design can make you proud of your home and can be surprisingly affordable.
DESIGNERS ARE DIFFICULT TO WORK WITH. This may be depicted on television for good tv viewing, but in real life a designer has been trained to understand his/her client and deliver on what the client wants. Of course, the client must be clear and concise about his/her wants, needs, and budget. After a careful interview, YOUR space, that you feel comfortable in, will be planned out for your approval.
DESIGNERS ARE ALL KNOWING.
Once again, the results will please you, if you as the client clearly articulate your personal ideas and needs. Designers may ask for pictures of your dream space. Also the client would be wise to ask to see pictures of past projects that the designer has worked on.
I DON'T NEED A DESIGNER. People over estimate their ability to blend form, function, and color together for a pleasing effect. Designers can take you to showrooms that you do not have access to. Designers have earned a 4 year college degree and passed a licensing test to work in the field. They must update their license regularly by continuing their education.
Designers are great at working not only with clients, but with contractors, laborers, and the trades. They can save you from a lot of headaches. Start small and I think you will be surprised.
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Tired of Curtains and Blinds?
Laser Cut Metal Designs are great alternatives when covering your windows and doors or if you need a room dividing screen.
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Wayfair.com has a Corelle Sale going on which includes their wide range of dish patterns, storage containers, silverware, etc. Sale extends on their website until Sept. 28, 2017. Some items and sets are marked down as high as 55%. Featured below is the Corelle pattern Impressions Urban Grid.
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Natalie A. Gauci
Licensed Interior Designer working in the Tampa Bay, Florida area.