Styling

Fireplace Renovation with a New Custom Cabinet and Floating Shelves; Before and After

Fireplace Renovation with a New Custom Cabinet and Floating Shelves; Before and After

My client’s family room had a red brick fireplace that dominated the space and she wanted a change. Because of the odd size and the lack of a mantel, the fireplace seemed out of place and unfinished. And since the client wanted to upgrade to a remote-controlled energy-efficient gas insert, this was the perfect time to redesign the fireplace surround.…

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Seven Stylish Treatments for your Kitchen Sink Window

In my childhood house, the kitchen sink had no window over it, only a mirror. Even at a young age, I imagined how much better it would be to have a window with a view, providing distraction from the daily drudgery that is dish washing. Clients usually ask me for ideas for their kitchen window coverings that have unpleasant aspects…

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Styling an Autumn Themed Fireplace Mantel

This seasonal home décor project is how to style an autumn themed fireplace mantel with seasonal items. For me, fall decorating is all about bringing in natural materials and using found objects from in and around your home to create your seasonal decor displays. This mantel is only 5 1/8″ deep, which makes styling it a bit of a challenge…

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How to be Trendy with Tangerine in 2012

The new “it” colour in design for 2012 is Tangerine Tango. This has been determined by PANTONE® which is the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries which ranges from fashion, graphic design, plastics, automotive and paints. I like what Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®, says about this year’s…

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