Everyone’s looking for a bargain these days. Houzz.com knows how we feel! Check out today’s hot topic for easy ways to make big differences without cutting a huge check!
One of my favorite flooring companies is giving away a floor makeover! Your pals could win you one fabulous floor design that is not only as unique as you are but is easy to replace when stains occur. Does it get any better?! Check out FLOR’s Facebook Contest link for details!
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As if I needed ANOTHER reason to love The Container Store! They have found the solution to every home owner’s plight of “What’s in that paint can?” with their clear paint pales. Each pale allows you to see and clearly label every paint you use, keeping them handy for touch ups. Just be sure to store your fancy new paint pales indoors where the temp is controlled year round. Storing paint in the garage is a big no-no; fluctuating climates in Oklahoma can quickly ruin the paint’s formula making the paint ineffective at cover ups.
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“Even though some argue that the CFL bulb is “so 2008″ and that it’s high time we move onto LEDs, a CFL is still a much wiser choice than the now antiquated incandescent. Belarusian industrial design firm Solovyovdesign has come up with an aesthetic that makes this sentiment even more obvious: the CFL bulb as human brain. Playing off of the old good idea as lightbulb over your head, the conceptual design highlights the CFL as a smart choice for personal lighting. The bulb is the same size as any other CFL. One can only hope they’ll come up with something equally as clever when LEDs take over!”
-Emily Pilloton for Interior Design magazine
Emily Pilloton is Founder of Project H Design, a charitable organization that supports, inspires, and delivers product design initiatives for Humanity, Habitats, Health, and Happiness. She is also a freelance design writer, furniture designer, and nomad based in San Francisco. Trained in architecture with degrees from UC Berkeley and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she has written for GOOD Magazine, Innovative Home, was Managing Editor at Inhabitat.com, and has also taught design theory in Chicago. When she isn’t traveling or emailing, Emily enjoys baking cupcakes and playing trivia board games.
Our family portraits, those vacation memories, the snapshots from your son’s wedding… those are too precious to keep locked up in scrapbooks. Houzz.com wants to change the way we display those beloved smiles with the following ideas:
- Purchase matching frames (both in size and color) but hang an even number of photos in a puzzle format so that some of the photos are verticle and some are horizontal.
- Have your top picks transferred onto canvas and hang above a sofa or going up the stairs. Affordable Art & Frame in Oklahoma City (720-1284) offers this affordable service.
- Paint your wall grey, scan your photos into black and white and frame in black with white mattes. Hang in a horizontal cluster for a sleek look (photos go the length of the hallway/wall).
- String wire, twine or 2″ burlap ribbon across a wall or the front of a bookshelf; secure with decorative push pins. Use clothes pins to secure unframed photos to the wire, twine or ribbon (my personal favorite).
Now that I have your attention, you really will want to read the articles below. I love writing about design almost as much as I love creating rooms with my clients but there are plenty of articles out there that say it better than yours truly and this week there’s no shortage! Snag a few minutes on your lunch break or while you’re waiting for the kids to come out of practice and read up for some fabulous decorating ideas! All three cover very different styles of decorating but there’s so much learning to be had from the perspectives of other designers.
Get Out! New Baroque Becomes Mainstream http://design-milk.com/get-out-new-baroque-becomes-mainstream/
A Flair For Vintage Decor http://aflairforvintagedecor.blogspot.com/
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