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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Rose Garden Design

What is the best way to design a rose garden?

The variety of roses you select are dependent on the space you have available, if you only have small area then perhaps miniature roses are the best bet. Standard roses require more space and climbing roses also need space so that they can stay healthy, so they need to be planted at least 8 feet apart.

Once you have determined the varieties, you can then decide on the colors. Roses are available in a host of colors, yet the old breeds provide roses that are easier to care for as they are sturdier. You could design our rose garden in patterns too by planting different varieties including different sized roses with miniature roses in between. You could use a variety of colors and alternate them to create a pattern or you could stick to one color and choose different varieties so that the pattern created is not so much in the color but in the different textures. Many people choose roses that will compliment their house color, or they use their home as a backdrop in order to make their rose garden stand out.

First Thoughts
When you plant your roses you need to make sure each species is spaced according to its specific needs, that your planting is symmetric, and will eventually offer an aesthetically pleasing picture. Try not to plant haphazardly as a rose garden is best when it is kept simple and in geometric patterns or in an ever decreasing or increasing circle.

Rose Flower Garden
Roses can be difficult to grow yet they are some of the most beautiful flowering plants to have in a garden. Being able to segregate a section of your garden for the intent purpose of planting roses will offer a wonderful focal point to your home.

It may be hard to envision your future rose garden design just by looking at your layout and you may decide to make use of home garden design software which offers not only suggestions on layout, design and plant use but will also offer you finished 3D pictures of what your rose garden will look like. If you aren't quite happy with that design you can play around, move items and make changes until you are satisfied. Most landscape design software will allow you to track your future garden as it matures and will offer you scenes of it in yearly increments so that you will get an idea of what your garden will look like say 10 years from now.

There are a host of rose gardens around the world that are decades old. One in particular can be found in the gardens of the White house. Planted in 1913 in colonial style, this rose garden continues to impress visitors.

Tips for designing a rose garden
Without doubt making use of roses in a garden landscape will lift any garden to another level, it will soften the exterior of a home and make it appear more graceful. A rose garden will accent a home and garden and it will welcome you and invite you to spend time outdoors amongst the unique heady scents that only a rose can produce.

Finding the perfect rose for your rose garden boils down to finding the right rose bush for the terrain and for the climate. Roses come in a variety of classes and each class offers its own characteristics that serve as ornamental or architectural features. Tea roses for instance can be trained to cascade over walls and arches and are famous for their profusion of blooms. Walls find a perfect architectural accompaniment with climbing roses while the Floribunda rose produces a vibrant splash of color with its large sprays of blooms. Or perhaps the iceberg roses with their delicate fairy like petals are what appeals to you.

Roses also offer themselves as hardy and versatile ground covers which brighten with wonderful colors and give off strong scents. These types of roses are ideal for planting between taller roses or even in trees.

The object of a rose garden is to provide texture, color, shape and scent. There are so many different types of roses that they can be mixed with a variety of other roses and still look like they were meant to be together.

Plants are a wonderful solution to bring life

1. Plants. Plants are a wonderful solution to bring life, literally, for you to fill the space and the people "What on earth do I put in this room" area.

2. Furniture does not fit. Please, I beg those who are looking for new furniture set, do not buy a complete set. This is not creative. If you already have furniture that is not a good fit for you! (Or, sorry it was you who took the couch from the curb and that's why you do not match the furniture.)

3. Art. How awesome is this artwork. Perfect contrasting colors and told by the art, you may be able to find some kids in Craigslists paint something similar to a bribe from the McDonald's gift cards.

Interior Design and Decorating Trends 2010: Paint Colors

Interior Design and Decorating Trends 2010: Paint Colors

The coming year, the painting and faux finishing will be greater than the use of wallpaper in the interior, as happened in the past. In the year 2009, we saw a lot of purple, blue, and metallic paint color. We will continue to see the purple in 2010, but in shades of light (like lavender). We also will see more pink - shades not girly, but lighter and more sophisticated pink - even used as the main color on the walls. And finally, because the green, crazy environment, a soft green palette will continue to appear in the house.

This trend will be hot for 2010.

"Rustic Modern" is one of the guests described how the interior designer Robert Stilin country home in East Hampton, NY, which features the American farmhouse coffee table mingles with vintage Arne Jacobsen Egg Hans Wegner chairs and stools. This trend will be hot for 2010.
Photo by: Handout photo

An Exquisite French Manor in Utah

Earlier in the week I promised you a tour of a wonderful newly constructed house in Utah. Built by a reader of WD and her husband (who previously worked for Christopher Peacock Kitchens). The house is an wonderful example of true craftsmanship.
We were able to get a private sneak peak into this home which they refer to as the "French House". The home is currently for sale, and unfurnished.
More often than not designers spend large amounts of time bringing interest and depth to plain rooms. I think it's important to show how wonderful and warm a home can look, even unfurnished, for you to have a true appreciation what good architecture and craftsmanship can bring to a space. Even empty this home is stunning.
The main entry, though not grand in size is really beautiful. Notice the key details here: herringbone floors, hand forged iron railings, exquisite moulding details and a beamed ceiling. Beyond we see an interesting curved hallway.
Here is a close up of the reclaimed hand hewn barn beams
Of course when the builder is also a world class cabinet maker you know the kitchen will be the jewel of the home and this one is gorgeous! It has a very Christopher Peacock feel, but I think this particular kitchen has even more personality. I love the front X detailing on the center island. Also notice the coffered ceiling. I also like the choice of light fixtures!
Notice the the first center island has a soft curve to it, which was harder to see in the picture above. Having a conversation at a curved island versus a straight one is much more enjoyable. You should always try to incorporate even a soft curve in a kitchen island if possible.
I love the subtle diamond shaped marble tile backsplash. As expected the kitchen is outfitted with top of the line appliances.
The first island has been thoughtfully designed with a step down so guests can't view a messy sink. The second island is topped walnut for food prep.
Here is a close up of the corner detailing on the island! Wonderful!
A close up of the walnut top - notice its tongue in groove and bread board sides.
Coffered ceilings continue in the Living room, which also has a stunning fireplace and surround. Can you imagine how wonderful this home would look furnished?
The dining room with French doors and interesting moulding details
The family room continues the coffered ceilings. I love the fireplace! My imagination is going wild furnishing it in my head!
The curved staircase is just stunning - hand forged iron railings are beautiful.
A quick peek into the master bath which reveals a coveted zinc soaking tub.
This porch off the Master bedroom is one of several porches to take in the spectacular mountain views.
Notice that the outdoor detailing and stonework are as elaborate and thoughtful as the indoor detailing. This shows just part of the back of the home. See the mountains on the right.
Here is a side view - a lovely landscaped path - notice the copper gutters and cedar shake roof. More spectacular mountain views.
I adore the charm of these shutters!
No detail was left out. Look at the close up of these iron fleur de lys.
Even the garage was not overlooked. I love the heft and depth of the stone outside the garage. Look closely to see the herringbone brick detail in the driveway.
This gorgeous house is a spectacular example of craftsmanship. It was recently on the local "Parade of Homes". For more information on this home and to see
the real estate listing click here.
For more information on the iron work and railings click here.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Tips for Choosing Log Furniture

If you aloof adulation that rustic look, and are assuredly accessible to assuredly buy log appliance for your home, there are a cardinal of “rules of thumb” that can advice you in authoritative acceptable choices.

Begin by because the all-embracing appearance of your home. Do you accept a log home that is overwhelmingly rustic? Or are you gluttonous to add a rustic blow to one or added apartment of a added accepted home?

Size is Everything

Homes that affection ample logs, ample ceilings or are ample in accepted crave a altered acidity of rustic appliance than their added accepted counterparts. If ample logs accomplish up the walls of your room, or you accept a broiler fabricated from monster rocks from Montana, you’ll charge a massive log attending for your appliance as well. Otherwise, your log appliance will assume askew and insignificant.

Even if the home for your log appliance is a berth with 8-inch logs, a few ample pieces of appliance will attending bigger than abounding baby ones. Beyond appliance makes a allowance feel abounding after actuality cluttered.

If your bedchamber has a aerial basilica ceiling, a log awning bed can advice ample out the dimensions. There is additionally abundant you can do with artwork and lighting to accomplish the best use of your space.

Types of wood

A array of copse types are acclimated to actualize rustic furniture. Following is an overview of several which are accessible on our website:

Steam-bent Hickory

Hickory is a actual durable, adjustable wood. Abounding a adolescent has climbed to the top of a blooming hickory filly to ride it bottomward as it yields to the weight after breaking. Back acrimonious with beef for a aeon of time, Hickory poles can calmly be formed into assorted different pieces of furniture. The aflame poles are placed in a jig and larboard to dry. They will become actual adamant and absorb this appearance back dry.

Steam-bent hickory is able abundant to be acclimated for accoutrement such as hammers and axes, and unpeeled hickory accounts for one of the acknowledged curve of log furniture. The Amish use steam-bent hickory to accomplish dining allowance chairs, as the legs for dining allowance tables, coffee tables, and rockers.

Northern White Cedar

Northern White Cedar grows in Northern Michigan and Canada. It withstands the corruption of melancholia elements after breaking bottomward or adulteration like added woods. It is a admirable ablaze tan blush back afresh milled.

It turns silvery-gray with age, but can be advised with a acceptable affection accomplishment to advice absorb its color. You will apprehension cracks- some baby and some beyond in your rustic furniture. This occurs artlessly in the dehydration action and adds to the rustic attending of our products. These cracks do not abate the action or architecture of our furniture. They are not a accomplishment defect, aloof a accustomed allotment of seasoning, acceptable the adorableness of the wood.

Red Cedar

The best hasty affair about Red Cedar (also apperceive as Ambrosial Cedar) is that it is not a affiliate of the cedar ancestors at all, instead acceptance to the juniper family. Everyone knows the abysmal ambrosial aroma of the red cedar. The copse is heavy, and artlessly insect and rot resistant.

Clothes stored in a chest fabricated of red cedar will be adequate from moths. Red cedar has bound knots that add appearance and beauty. It is sometimes purple, but best generally a brownish red that will in time become browner alike back preserved. Appliance congenital with red cedar will aftermost a continued time and can absolutely be handed bottomward from bearing to generation.

Shopping for Quality

Not all log appliance is created equal—no amount how beautiful or adequate it may be. The affection of the abstracts acclimated in log furniture, and the adroitness employed, alter widely—and this is generally reflected in the price. While there are consistently some bargains to be had, it is absolutely accurate that you get what you pay for in log furniture.

With this anticipation in mind, buy the best appliance you can. It will attending bigger and aftermost best if you do. In addition, attending for all-wood or solid-wood appliance (as against to veneered plywood or atom boards). Solid copse appliance tends to appearance beneath abrasion at the joints and fittings, and additionally reacts bigger to melancholia damp changes.

Look for well-fitted, anxiously crafted connections. Dove-tailed drawers are abnormally accepted for captivation calm well. If you appetite your appliance to be finished, attending for a long-lasting, boxy and analogously activated coating. A chat to the wise: unless you are accomplished in applying appliance finish, leave the finishing up to the appliance manufacturer.

Choosing a Log Appliance Store

Let the client beware—there is a advanced array of chump account amid log appliance stores. If you are attractive to buy on line, attending for a abundance area affection appliance and chump account are both top priorities. I accept apparent log appliance manufacturers and food that consistently bear late, and I accept apparent some who bear on-time with base quality.

Look for testimonials on the armpit you are considering. Call and allocution to a salesman at the log appliance store. A chat to the wise—log appliance websites that alone bead address log appliance accept a lot beneath ascendancy over affection than those who building, accomplishment and/or address the appliance themselves.

The ideal online log appliance abundance has abounding echo barter who not alone acquirement afresh from their store, but acclaim them to others. Affection food are absorbed in added than a quick sale. They accept the amount of carrying top-quality log furniture—furniture that will aftermost a lifetime and add a absolutely rustic blow to your home.


Yes {to those who have asked}
the marvelously curvy wine rack shown in a previous post
WILL make an appearance at Sand Point this Sunday! 
Just in case you were curious about how tall she actually IS....
here's a shot I snapped of Bob as he was 'finessing the model'
{6' tall} during her photo shoot today:
I always knew he was a leg man.
He also likes a nice seat.
Me? I go for well-shaped arms.
And a really awesomely defined back.

That bench back is 5' high, by the way. 
You might say 'Stately'. Or maybe 'BUILT'. wink.
{You really need to be at the show this Sunday, you know. 
'Cause we know what turns YOU on, too...}

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Modern Sofa Design

Modern Sofa Design

Sofa Bed Design
This fantastic sunbed lounger is spacious enough for two people to lounge on and is extremely comfortable and luxurious. Double chaise lounge has an umbrella stand in the side that enables to insert an umbrella.
Double Chaise
Double Chaise
 Tabe decoration - interior design
 Bedroom Furniture Collection
This outdoor oasis will pamper you from all angles, with upholstered cushions beneath you and a built-in, 360-degree tilting umbrella above, featuring a stainless steel pole and teak wood ribs. This sunbed can be placed as a single unit or pulled apart for two individual beds, for fun in the sun and the shade.Modern Interior
Coffee Table
Coffee Table
Table Designs
Modern Furniture Design
The Island collection also includes a circular sofa set with a matching coffee table, and the Island lounger. Visit Freeline site for more information.

Modern Living Rooms Design from Tumidei

Modern Living Rooms Design from Tumidei

Living Room Furniture

This Modern Living Room Layouts from Tumidei it even can be combined with bedroom because the collection has elements for the night-time area. Some elements have integrated lighting. Because the shelves could be fixed freely and almost all elements of the system have openings designed for cables, wires could become invisible.Modern Interior
Interior Design Living Room
Interior Design Living Room
Everything that gives unlimited amount of opportunities while planing the living room. Any layout become possible.

Aquatic Bathroom Tile

Aquatic Bathroom Tile

Modern Bathroom Ideas
Modern Bathroom Ideas
If you you have the personality maybe this Aquatic Bathroom Tile Design by Franco Pecchioli Firenze will catch your desire, it’s color that dominated by darkaquaticgreen luxury bathroom will give you a super catchy bathroom for your personality. it deluxe detailing and incredible quality materials ensure this is once seen, never forgotten.
Bathroom Furniture
Bathroom Furniture
Steam Shower Cabin for Modern Bathroom
Have  this design at your place and experience as the king of the sea.
Bathroom Design
Bathroom Design
Bathroom Sink
Bathroom Sink 
Bathroom Accessories
Bathroom Accessories
If you have the personality you should have this kind of Aquatic Bathroom Tile for your bathroom.

New Decorating Tips Design for Decorating Homes

New Decorating Tips Design for Decorating HomesBeautiful Design BISAZZA SHOWROOM LOS ANGELES

Mosaic comes out of the bathroom, exiled there too long, and transcends this traditional frontier to reach other spaces of the home, from the living room to the study, in countless possibilities. The Bisazza collection, comprised of floral motifs, fabric patterns and geometric compositions, suggests the use of mosaic as wallpaper, creating a fusion of classic decoration and contemporary design trends, integrating luxury with elegance, and creativity of detail with harmony of colors and materials. It offers a refined and elite style for decorating homes, business premises and public buildings

New Decorating Tips Design for Decorating HomesNice Design BISAZZA SHOWROOM LOS ANGELES

The entrance is characterised by the presence of four columns clad in Righe Oro, a simple decoration in stripes of gold and white mosaic. On the floor Dama Nera, a checker board black and white pattern inspired by the British optical fabrics. It leads to the first room where gold is the main motif with the walls clad in Damasco Oro Giallo, inspired by the traditional brocades, on one side, and Etoiles Oro Giallo, a fine lace motif, on the othe

New Decorating Tips Design for Decorating HomesElegant Deisgn Decorating Homes for Livingroom

New Decorating Tips Design for Decorating HomesCute Design Decorating Homes for Bedroom

It seems as if children disappear into their bedrooms at age 12 and don't reappear again until they are 18. Help them create cozy and comfortable sanctuaries. Teens embrace a decorating philosophy that makes many adults cringe: Cover the walls with what's important to you. Posters, personal mementos, photos of family and friends, and nature themes are popular decorating accessories for teens. How a room feels is more important than how it looks. "When most parents decorate kids' rooms, they make them too neat and orderly," explains a 14-year-old girl. "It's just not cozy that way." Above all, they want a décor that is cheerful and comforting. "I want things that make you feel uplifted after a bad day at school," says a 12-year-old. "Your room should be a sanctuary." It's especially cool, say kids, if that sanctuary includes a comfy upholstered chair for just hanging out or a reading nook, such as the window seat in this room. Although some teens express color preferences, they admit that their tastes are fickle. Paint lets teens make design statements inexpensively. If your child's choice is a high-energy color such as purple, spread out the impact by using lighter and darker shades as in this room. Natural light, white woodwork, and a clean contemporary look also offset the strong hue

New Decorating Tips Design for Decorating HomesLuxury Modern Design Decorating Homes

New Decorating Tips Design for Decorating HomesBeatiful New Design Decorating Homes for Livingroom

With basic white walls and run-of-the-mill fixtures, most newly-constructed homes could use a big dose of personality. What are the keys to imprinting your personal style to create instant character? We’ve enlisted three clever interiors experts to provide some design inspiration. 1. Details, Details. A few well-placed architectural details can turn a bland room into a grand room. Add dimension to a ceiling with coffers or beams. “This is a great way to define different sections of large spaces, such as a kitchen, dining, or great room,” says Richmond, Virginia-based interior designer Marcie Blough. 2. Windows of Opportunity. Framing a window with the right treatment makes a marked improvement in the finish level of a new room. “It’s easy to add drama, color, and detail with drapery hardware and great fabrics,” says interior designer Kathryn Chaplow, of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mount treatments several inches above the window casings for added height.3. Color Your World. Painting is the fastest way to enhance the look of a room, and a little color in an unexpected place can make a big impact. “I love interior doors painted a contrasting color,” says Chaplow. “Black doors in a house with all white trim are so chic, and touches like that provide an instant sense of customization and history.”4. Don’t Tip the Scale. Many new homes have high-volume ceilings, so it’s important to maintain balance in the space below. “Nothing makes a big room look disproportionately large like tiny furnishings and accessories,” says Chaplow. For large walls with little detail or trim work, try a grouping of nicely framed art or a grand, framed mirror. “Remember to keep accessories focused, and in proportion to the size of the area,” the designer notes. “A lot of small things can become clutter rather than points of interest.”5. Light Up Your Life. The right (or wrong) lighting can instantly change the mood of a space. “Ideally, a room should have three types of lighting,” says Blough. “Ambient (overhead), task (focused on an area for a specific activity), and accent lighting (such as a sconce) add interest.” Pendants over a kitchen island, sconces in a bathroom, a striking foyer fixture, or small LEDs in built-in bookshelves, can add instant light and life. Or try directional lighting in a hallway for a cool, gallery effect.6.Mix it up. A blend of eclectic furnishings and accessories can give a new home a cozy, lived-in look. When designing the interiors for a custom home, Skye Kirby of Lillian August in Norwalk, Connecticut, spiced up the palette of creams, grays, and golds with pops of black and small touches of animal print. “A little bit of zebra goes a long way,” Kirby says. She also maintained a proper balance of new and old-looking pieces by introducing a rustic cabinet with vintage glass doors to the tailored family room

New Decorating Tips Design for Decorating HomesBeauty and Luxury Design Decorating Homes for Livingroom

If you have decided to buy a new house, be sure to work closely with your architect or builder not only in devising blueprints but also as the structure takes shape. If adjustments or substitutions are in the plans, make sure you have final approval. Small changes, such as an extra counter where the kids can hunker down for a snack or no shelf in the bath, will impact how each room functions. Use these decorating tips for new homes as you begin to make your plans. When buying a newly constructed home in a subdivision or development, sign on the dotted line as soon as possible. Purchasing a new home before standard flooring, cabinets, fixtures, and appliances are installed expands your decorating options and eliminates the expense of replacing those materials -- the ones you would never have chosen -- later.Keep in mind that tract-type builders translate few­er decisions, while semicustom builders generally offer a variety of packages featuring different upgrades along with floor plan options. If you intend to enlist an interior designer for your new home, involve him or her as soon as possible to help determine color schemes and select appropriate finishes. Your designer should have a copy of the blueprints or just the room, window, and doorway dimensions to choreograph furnishings. Dimensions are also invaluable when it comes to older homes. Ask the seller if they'll allow you to take measurements. You may not be able to fit your queen-size bed through a narrow passageway in a rambling old farmhouse or a cottage. You don't want to learn that on moving day! Although it's not always feasible, staggering closing times will allow you to work on your new home before you have to vacate the other home. Jobs like painting and repairing are easier when rooms are devoid of furniture and boxes. Even a few days will give you the opportunity to paint the bath and scrub the carpets.Integrating new decorating ideas from room to room can sometimes present a challenge. On the next page, find out how to prevent your new interior decorating from clashing with older interior decorating

New Decorating Tips Design for Decorating HomesUnique Design Decorating Homes for Livingroom

Location, location, location. In the garden, the patio is the place where everybody congregates. Usually my clients want to know where to locate their patio and what size it should be. The best place is where you have a natural tendency to sit; a comfortable area with ample room. If you prefer sitting in the sun, I would look at the sun pattern (during a day when you are at home) and figure out where the sunniest area of your garden is situated. The sun is the most intense between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m

New Decorating Tips Design for Decorating HomesModern Design Decorating Homes for Kitchen Ideas

I like to cook, especially when I don't have to. When I have the time, I like to whip up the real thing, like a pie with a homemade crust. My cooking style generally can be classified as "get outta my way." I need space for all the stuff I'm chopping and shredding. There are a lot of dirty dishes and a lot of tools. It's not a pretty process. But I like a pretty kitchen as much as the next person. So I visited some model homes recently to indulge in a little window shopping -- and to find out whether new kitchens are for looks or for cook

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Decorating a home can be as difficult as purchasing a home, but Bowen Family Homes has come up with a brilliant idea to help new buyers realize the full potential of their home. Bowen Family Homes has partnered with Pottery Barn to give new homebuyers an array of ideas to decorate their home. The new model home at Kensington Creek Manor showcases a variety of Pottery Barn furniture and accessories


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