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Entertainment Center

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Every home has a TV. I guess it’s one of the things that we think of putting in the house for our enjoyment. If it’s not the TV that’s always used it’s the radio or sound system which helps us relax while we are on the bed or on the couch. Most of us would also want the whole home theater system that would really make watching movies an enjoyable experience. The only problem now is where to put the system. The TV and home theater system can be put on an entertainment center. Some of the entertainment centers are designed to fit in the home theater system of have separate towers for the speaker system and also act as a shelf for other things like decorations or discs. Others are designed with their own shelves where lots of other things can be stored. Others are like cabinets so that the speaker system is hidden and are opened only when needed. The entertainment center can save space at home and also would improve the looks of the gaming room or bedroom.

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Ceiling Fans

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

The house may seem cluttered at times and to lessen the clutter, some appliances are mounted on the walls or ceiling. The new TV can be wall mounted so there will be more floor space. The lamps can either be on a side table or can also be mounted on the wall. There are also some cabinets that are mounted near the ceiling above the counter where utensils can be kept. It also is a way to save some space in the house. Fans like the Minka Aire fans are mounted on the ceiling to lessen the need of stand fans or desk fans. There are also ceiling fans that have their own lamps so it will also light up the room aside from cooling it down. There are different designs of fans that would make the room brighter and make it a bit classy.

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Tiles

Monday, February 1st, 2010

We always try to improve our homes. It may be just adding something here and there or renovating some parts of it to make it look different or modern. Sometimes, others really don’t notice the change but feel different somehow. There was a time when we went to a friend’s house and their floor was lined with wood. I’ve gotten so used to it being there that when I went back there I didn’t notice that they already took it apart and it showed white clean tiles. It only occurred to me at that time when I was thinking there was something different with how the whole room looked. It did become an improvement and somehow it looked cleaner. Maybe because each tile was so white and clean which somehow gave the whole room a different feel. It’s also easier to clean because it seems like the dirt are easily swept with a broom or some cloth.

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Do not overcrowd your room!

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

When we think about a spacious room we imagine a cosy and comfortable apartment where there is a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere where everything is on its right place. A definite attribute of any modern apartment is a stylish furniture article or even more of them that can be bought at New Jersey furniture store. The greatest advantage of furniture from such a store is that it is trendy, designer furniture that can fit any room and will look natural there.

Any NJ modern bedroom is unthinkable without proper lightning, like modern lamps in New York or classic chandeliers. All this makes an apartment a comfortable place to live in and to be glad to return to it after a hard working day. The idea is to leave as much free space in your room as possible – do not overcrowd your apartment with tables, wardrobes,  sofas, coffee-tables and so on. Living room should be spacious and pleasant to rest.

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Several words about furniture

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Just several words about objects, which are an integral part of one’s house, that means to be a part of our life. So, what is furniture? What does it consist of and what is it made of?

Furniture surrounds us every minute, every day when we are at home of in the office. It is the facility for effective work and full-value rest. One can say that furniture makes our life complete. Without furniture our house cannot become cozy.

At home furniture includes a domestic architectural set of items. The spectrum of modern living room is wide, for example a wardrobe, a bed, a bureau, a table, a bedside-table and so on.

Most valuable specimens are made of wood, for example oak. Others, cheaper variants, can be made of particle board. The latter may be found at a store selling modern furniture in New York, because wooden furniture belongs usually to the classical design.

Bedroom furniture consists usually of a bed, two bedside-tables and a wardrobe, which can be whether modern-designed or classical-styled. As for modern bedroom sets can offer lots of stuff. This concerns classical furniture as well.

I like to speak about furniture very much. And I like to furnish my house every time I am going to get my house under repair. It takes lots of energy and rich imagination. So, it is better to engage a specialist if you want to furnish your house tastefully.

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Practical Paint-Based Faux Finishes

Monday, November 30th, 2009

If you have the luxury of time and a huge budget, it’s better to have genuine surface materials. However, if you’re a little low on cash or can’t wait for a time-tempered natural finish to occur (antiquing, for example), take heart, a little cheating won’t hurt. Faux finishes are almost as good as the real thing!

Don’t know where to start? Check out these paint-based faux finishes below.

Antiquing and Verdigris

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This mimics the patina that metals acquire over time. The natural greenish-bluish tones of verdigris can be duplicated when a piece of metal or plastic is exposed to heat and combined with acids. The trick is to apply the layers in uneven arbitrary patches for a more natural look.

Marbling

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This age-old classic finish emulates various natural marble veins, including carrara marbling which involves dipping a thin brush in black gaze and sweeping a softening brush in light, random strokes to create the characteristic marble pattern. Serpentine marbling, on the other hand, is achieved by rubbing oil paint on a surface using a tissue paper.

Faux Bois (Fake Wood)

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The subtle grains and lines of wood furniture or surface can be easily recreated. If done well, you can even replicate the book matching veins and knots of expensive wood veneers.

Paint Spattering

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This easy and popular finish employs tiny paint dots in a variety of colors for a rich yet effortless-looking surface accent on walls. The “spattering” effect is achieved by thumping a loaded paintbrush (or old toothbrush against a screen for small surfaces) against a stick to spatter it in different directions.

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Do’s for the Client-Designer Relationship

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

A good client-designer relationship is the key to the project’s success. If you have found the right interior designer for your home, remember these pointers to produce your dream interior:

inte1. Do build a foundation of communication and trust. As in any relationship, constant feedback, listening, and trusting each other pave the way to great synergy. Think of the project as collaboration where the first few meetings will be focused on getting to know each other. As you interact more, you will start feeling more comfortable. Make that extra effort to start things right and ignite a productive chemistry between the two of you. Lay the groundwork for mutual trust, respect and professionalism from day one.
2. Do set your meetings in Advance. So you want the project done in time for your fabulous birthday bash? Then plan your house ahead, too. Meetings between you and the designer are vital to keep things moving at the right pace. Decisions are sometimes delayed not because of a lack of information or indecisiveness, but rather because of a lack of a common time to discuss and decide. Setting these meetings in advance at proper, regular intervals (usually weekly meetings are ideal) allows both parties to adjust their schedules.
3. Do communicate with pictures ad material swatches. Briefing your designer using descriptive words like “modern, soothing and casual” is a good starting point. But don’t stop there; collect pictures from magazines, material swatches or samples, and other visual and tactile references. Show what you like and what you don’t like, as design is subjective and words can mean different things to different people. Do your homework, and provide your designer with concrete visual and tangible references.

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THE BAUHAUS ∞ Modernism Design Movement

Friday, September 11th, 2009

In the 1920’s a school of architecture and design emerged in Weimar and later in Dessau, Germany called Bauhaus or literally, “House of Building”. The school’s focus was on defining design for an emerging lifestyle dictated by social changes during the early 20th century such as liberalism, radical experimentation in the arts, and the abolition of censorship. The movement gained much prominence in Europe, specifically Germany, where one of its founders Walter Gropius dictated that art and architecture should have no distinction between form and function, thus literally transforming the architecture world into a style that is universal. Through Bauhaus, the International Style later emerged through its simple, clean lines, absence of ornamentation, and harmony between the function of an object or a building and its design.

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Do Magic by Painting your House

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Give new life to old things with a coat or two of paint.

paintbrush canIn these lean times, many of us are looking for ways to save money. But cutting costs shouldn’t stop you from making your house beautiful. There are many hidden treasures around your home just waiting to be discovered. All you need is a paintbrush in one hand, a can of paint in the other, and a weekend to complete any of these instant makeover projects.

Go over your house, room by room, and gather the knick-knacks you’ve collected over the years. Don’t toss them! Now instead of letting them collect dust, paint these all in sophisticated white and display it freeform-style on a bookshelf or small side table. You’ll be surprised at how these items (even the tackiest ones) will look interesting again!

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Creativity Stimulating Hues for your Kids

Monday, June 8th, 2009

To stimulate a growing kid’s mind and encourage creativity, paint his/her room with bold, bright primaries—punchy red, sky blue, lime green. Get your kids’ creative juices flowing with hefty dose of red. Red is associated with passion, desire and creativity, and is often very attractive to kids, regardless of gender.

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Lime green accents are a fun addition. Bring some yellow to further stimulate your kids’ minds. Yellow according to color therapists, is the color of creativity and communication because it activates the brain and nervous system.Hues

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