Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Home Decorating Photos | Interior Design Photos

Home Decorating Photos | Interior Design Photos ..................







Home Decorating Photos

Home Decorating Photos.................

Living Room Furniture Design and Decorating Ideas

The best in living room furniture, living room decor and living room design. These types of sofas will work best for families and are great pieces in the living room. This simple design will make the items fit for any theme and for any generation all through the years. choose a modern leather sofa set for your living room and then add secondary modern furniture pieces, such as chairs and tables to the grouping.Get ideas for decorating your living room, including living room furniture for any decor...............

Clean modern minimalist kitchens

This is beautiful minimalist kitchen complete with kitchen furniture like kitchen sink, cupboard, wall unit, and washbasin. Comfortable, elegant, clean and simple is the typical of this kitchen designed by MK Cucine. Doors surfaces are lacquered with polyurethane texturised varnish. Modern kitchen cabinets are highly functional. Modern kitchen cabinets offer sleek and clean lines. One of the most popular items present in many contemporary kitchens is the technologically advanced appliances. Stoves with smooth top cooking surfaces not only look great, but they are very easy to clean as well....................

Living Room Decorating Ideas Photos

The most popular and most seen room in your house can make the grandest of impressions and set the tone for the rest of your home. It can be vibrant, subtle, fanciful, elegant, idyllic, terrene or any number of overtures. See how many others have expressed sentiment in their living rooms in our photo gallery...............................








Monday, September 28, 2009

Flooring - Laminate, Hardwood, Ceramic, Vinyl and Carpeting

A great way to enhance, update, and beautify a home is to change the flooring. If you want a warm, yet sophisticated look, hardwood flooring is an excellent option. For a more contemporary but also inviting and rich look, granite or stone works best. If you have a room, where you want to be able to lie on the floor in front of the fireplace, then carpeting is the answer. In other words, regardless of your needs or taste, you will find a number of flooring solutions that will be perfect.wood flooring solutions laminate
As you begin your search, you will probably feel a little overwhelmed by all the options available. You will find that style, function, and cost vary from one manufacturer to another. The key is taking these three factors and determining what is right for your home. In addition to your own preference, you should also look at the homes architecture. For instance, if there are arched doorways that give a Mediterranean feel, work on that and stick with granite, stone, or hardwood. To give you a better idea, look at each of your options broken down:
color carpet flooring

The number of options available for carpet is staggering. You will find wool, nylon, Berber, plush, pile, and so on. While each has its own, purpose, it is important to talk to a professional about the type of carpeting that is best for your home. For high-traffic areas, wool is a great option because it is strong and durable. For areas that you worry about spills and stains, nylon works best.
romantic bedroom carpet

While Berber is a great choice for family rooms because of its affordability and durability, it would not be the right choice for a bedroom. Prices will vary but on average, you can expect to spend between $15 and $30 per yard installed.
Vinyl Flooring designs

Vinyl Flooring
How to Paint a Vinyl Floor, Vinyl Kitchen Flooring

For years, vinyl flooring was given a bad reputation of being a cheap choice for flooring. However, today's vinyl flooring has completely changed.
kitchen vinyl flooring

Not only will enjoy durability but you will be amazed at the incredible options in design, color, and style. For this type of flooring, expect to pay from $18 to $30 per yard installed.

Ceramic Tile Flooring

Ceramic Tile Flooring
cheap ceramic tile

For tile that is elegant and produces a designer look, you will find that unlike most floor tiles that measure 12 x 12 inches, with ceramic tile, you can choose 18 x 18 or 24 x 28 inch tile squares for a more dramatic appeal. Just like the smaller sizes, the color and design options are endless. For installation, prices will vary from $8 to $15 per square foot.
wooden floorings
Hardwood Flooring
Hardwood Floor Refinishing wood designs

Without a doubt, hardwood floors add a rich, refined look to any room. You will have choices in mahogany, pine, oak, ash, and so on. Since you will be walking on the flooring a lot, this investment is one in which you do not want to skimp. Even so, you will find that installation is affordable, averaging from $6 to $12 per square foot.

Laminate Flooring
Laminate Flooring

Finally, laminate flooring, also called Pergo, is a company just as Armstrong or Formica. This type of flooring is great for high-traffic areas, landings, hallways, and entire rooms simply because it is virtually indestructible. Pergo flooring is easy to install, affordable, and comes in a huge variety of colors and styles for any type decor. You will find options that mimic hardwood flooring to designs that look like ceramic tile. Because the flooring is so durable and beautiful, this is always a great choice. For having Pergo installed, you would pay anywhere from $6 to $12 per square foot for installation.
kitchen floorings kitchen cabinets

Source: http://www.home-improvement-home-improvement.com/

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Pure Indulgence...

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Soooo If I could have one really big indulgence in life it would have to be my very own bathing/dressing room and it would look just like the one above.

As we all know bathing is actually an art form and a moment in time that should never be rushed. Bathing and dressing for less than an hour is a sin. It's a time, whether you're a busy career woman or housewife for you to unwind and forget about the stresses of the day.

From the book Comfortable Country - Having a bath is a superbly comfortable way of slowing down. Bathing is not simply to do with getting clean; a shower can do that. The ritual of running the water, adding a swoosh of scented salts or a glug of luxurious oil, then sliding down for a long soak, makes having a bath a ceremony.

For true connoisseurs of bathing you must begin with a truly spectacular bath. Something so alluring you can't bare to be away from it. My favourite is this stunning stone bath or even a copper or claw foot.

The iron or glass table is a sweet addition for your scented candles, oils and perhaps a glass of wine :)

A simple chandelier is a must as well as some beautiful hooks or a dressing screen for a robe

I believe the picture above is the same room as the first, styled differently.

Again, this is the same room but you can see it's actually a whole bedroom. My bathing/dressing room would be seperate from my bedroom for complete privacy and no disruptions.

I do love the idea of the bathtub at a window. If bathing while the sun is still up, soaking while letting your thoughts drift outside is pure bliss.

The above pic is my father and step mothers guest bathroom in their home in the southern highlands. The relaxing view outside that window is absolutely stunning.

I imagine these beautiful etched doors would lead me from my bedroom to my bathing room with a white sheer curtain pulled across once inside.

I would have a big white fluffy rug to soften and pamper my feet with the luxurious texture.

I'm also thinking a fireplace of some sort is quite essential.

Once your bathing is done it's time for dressing. I would have a large antique armoire in the room filled with fluffy white towels. It also makes perfect storage for your candles, oils and salts supplies.

Finally, no bathing/dressing room would be complete without a stunning girly vanity. Mine would look similar to this with a skirt, tufted chair or stool, marble top, venetian mirror, sconces and an abundance of perfumes and lotions, powders and a little makeup.


thank you for allowing me to dream a while ;)

image sources -

1. Comfortable Country
2. Country French Antiques
3. Domino Magazine
4. self
5. Colonial East
6. Cote De Texas
7. Colonial East
8. Charles Faudree via Cote De Texas
9. Mark Cutler Designs

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Rooms that make me go mmmmmmm.

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All images are courtesy of House Beautiful 500 makeovers book :)

Appalling scanning, my sincerest apologies.

I hope you are all well. I think of you all the time and continue to read and adore your amazing blogs. They are an endless source of incredible inspiration :)

A xox.