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Archive for June 2011

Keeping your bedroom cool during the summer.
Keeping your bedroom cool during the summer
Jun 20 2011

By installing some window blinds and shades in your bedroom, you will not only improve the aesthetics of the space, but create a cozy sleeping environment after a long day, according to the Kansas City Star.

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The soft colors of vintage pieces are often found in shabby chic decor.
Valances paired with soft curtains fit the shabby chic style
Jun 7 2011

Softened is one way to describe the shabby chic style of decorating – in colors, patterns and the overall look of a room outfitted with furnishings reminiscent of an earlier era.

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Area rugs, chosen according to the right size for a particular space, can give balance to a room.
No hard rules, but guidelines advise how to use area rugs to achieve balance
Jun 6 2011

Interior designer Susan Welch Heeney believes there are no hard and fast rules about choosing the right size area rug for a particular space, although following some guidelines will help homeowners arrive at the right proportion and placement of rugs to bring balance to a room.

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Window dressing tips from a top interior designer.
Window dressing tips from a top interior designer
Jun 2 2011

According to The Bellingham Herald, dressing up windows is tricky and requires some special considerations to ensure that you are providing the optimal energy-efficient benefits as well as an aesthetically pleasing home environment.

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