Modern Summer House in Iporanga, Brazil

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With summer just around the corner, many of us already think of a relaxing place where we can spend our holiday. There are so many options and many great places to choose from, which makes the decision very tough if you need to choose just one place, an oasis of peace, comfort and beautiful surroundings. But there are lucky ones who already have their own…

Simple Energy Saving Solutions for Home

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Under sofa cushions, the bottom of our purse, mixed in with our dryer lint, handed to us at Starbucks, sunning on a sidewalk, we encounter loose change on a regular basis and those of us who micromanage the past, present and future and who see the big picture of life savor each jingle emitted from a handful or pocketful of change. Dropping our new coin…

Getting the Elegant Look for Your Living Room

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Everyone will want to give their property a touch of style and one of the best ways of achieving this is by introducing some elegance into the living room.After all, this room will normally be used far more frequently than any other in the home so we should always take the time to make it as classy and comfortable as possible. And with so many…

19 Tastefully Elegant Bathroom Designs

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A space should always be designed and decorated according to its function. When you think about the function of a bathroom, it’s easy to see why tranquility and a spa-like atmosphere are the first concepts that come to mind. If nothing else, the bathrooms in your home should be comfortable and polished with surfaces that are both simple and easy to clean. It’s no coincidence…

20 Fabulous Wall Mirrors

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Mirrors add depth to a room by creating the illusion of space. Not to mention, their glossy shine evokes a glamor that enhances modern and traditional rooms alike. In today’s design world, you can find a host of mirrored furniture selections, but don’t forget the power of a striking wall mirror. When selecting mirrors for the home, consider their purpose. If you are in need…

Tips for Cleaning Delicate Upholstery

Delicate Upholstery

One of the greatest drawbacks to having vintage or other high value pieces in your home is that improper cleaning can often ruin your furniture’s value. Some high end upholstery jobs – especially those that are very old – use delicate fabrics that can become easily damaged by standard household fabric cleaners. If you’ve ever made this mistake, then you know the anguish that comes…

Tips for Tackling Closet Organization

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Ah, the sweet smell of Spring. It’s time to throw open the windows, uncover the backyard pool and relish in the extra hour or two of daylight each evening. While you’re shaking out of your cold weather hibernation, you may begin to notice the bits of clutter that have invaded your home over the year. Like other mammals, it seems humans have a tendency to…

Chalkboard Madness in the Home Organization

bedroom decoration with chalkboard

Inherently we are chaotic, unorganized people that -let’s admit it, have trouble chewing bubble gum and parallel parking simultaneously. (Quick- rub your belly in circles with one hand and pat your head up and down with your other. Case in point.) Despite all the intricacies found within our beloved smartphones and host of other technological gadgets we still have moments of ineptness when it comes…

DIY: Converting Small Spaces into Big Characters

DIY make small spaces look bigger

Claustrophobia is a horrible, debilitating disease based on the fear of being imprisoned within tight inescapable spaces. Dark cramped corners that suffocate you with the irrational thought of no air. This anxiety can happen anytime, anywhere with no real forewarning. One minute you are carefree, the next your elbowroom has vanquished to the masses of people swallowing you like rush hour at grand central station….

How to Use Venetian Plaster

using venetian plaster

Venetian plaster is an art from that dates back to the Italian Renaissance, and somehow still maintains a foothold in contemporary home décor. Its unique texture transforms simple, blank interior walls into replicas of old world charm, adding a touch of class and sophistication to any room in your home.  Although technology has changed the methods of interior design a great deal over the past…

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