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GREEN DECOR

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Blog

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Let’s celebrate “The Luck of the Irish” with Green Decor. Welcome the month of March by refreshing your home with green.

Green can be intimidating, but with so many shades it is a beautiful color and very easy to coordinate with your current decor.  Whether you go Bold and really embrace the green or choose a more subtle route and add a few touches here and there – the splash of green will help liven up your space.

Here are some ideas I have found that let you experiment with the Color Green.

CREATE A FOCAL POINT AND ADD A PLANT WITH GREEN VASE  

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ONE PICTURE AND ONE PILLOW – FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT WANT TO COMMIT TO GREEN

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ADD PILLOWS IN DIFFERENT SHADES TO ADD A PUNCH OF COLOR

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EMBRACE GREEN AND PAINT AN ACCENT WALL, ADD GREEN ACCESSORIES.

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THE MEANING OF THE COLOR GREEN:

Symbolism Green stands for balance, nature, spring, and rebirth. It’s the symbol of prosperity, freshness, and progress.

Positive Associations We associate green with vitality, fresh growth, and wealth.   We generally think of it as a balanced, healthy, and youthful. We use green in design for spaces intended to foster creativity and productivity, and we associate green with progress – think about giving a project the “green light.”

 

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Zodiaq Quartz Surfaces

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Blog

Zodiac Quartz Surfaces has a new collection – Natura Collection

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Their six new colors have an “Old World” feel, yet will complement today’s modern home.  Deciding on a counter top is a commitment.  With this collection, you can choose what you like today and be confident that it will stand the test of time.

Quartz is a great material for your kitchen, bathroom, or on a custom piece of furniture and these colors will help you achieve your vision.

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BATHROOM REMODEL IDEAS

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Blog

Growing up we had a half bathroom that my mother would change out the decor or color scheme every 5 years or so.  This was a small room that took minimal investment to make a change.  One time I remember she had wallpaper that looked like you were in a forest and another time she painted the walls a deep red accented with black towels and rugs. I think this room was her way to express her creative side without any input from my dad.

As I look back I realized this is probably why I like to have bold patterns or color in small spaces.  Going bold gives small rooms some interest and since they are small you may be willing to try something new.

Here are a few Bathroom Remodel Ideas for a half bath I have found.

As long as you have water, you can put a bathroom anywhere – love this black and white bathroom.

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Wainscoting does not always have to be white – this gray and white is perfect with the gold mirror.

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Here are some bathrooms using more color – (hot pink and black – Why Not)

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Look at your half bath – or any small room you may have and experiment with color and pattern.  Get out of your comfort zone  and try something new.

 

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London Brick – Ceramic Tile

Posted by on Sep 14, 2015 in Blog

When I see loft spaces in old buildings, I always love how the exterior brick is part of the design.  Your decor can be modern or traditional and the exposed brick always seems to look “just right”.

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If you are lucky enough to have one of these industrial loft spaces – Congratulations. But for the rest of us, we can achieve the look.

Rodine has a product line called London Brick.  This is a ceramic tile material that is inspired by early 20th century brick.HD_AMB_2

It comes in 3 sizes – – 6×25, 13×25 and 30.5×60.5 – in a colour range featuring earthy shades: multicolor, sunset, beige, charcoal, fog and the new brown, obtained by mixing black, cream and brown.

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This is beautiful line and I can’t wait to use it somewhere in my home.

 

 

 

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Floor Tile

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Blog

There are many options for your floor; wood, vinyl, tile.  Once you make a decision on what type of flooring, you have to make more decisions of color, style, etc.  

The entire process can be overwhelming.  Choosing what type of floor is important and you want to make sure you “Get It Right”.

Floor Tile seems to have endless possibilities on size, color, texture, style.  In the last few years, ceramic tile that resembles wood has been very popular.  You have the wood “look” with the durability of tile.  The early versions seemed to be a more of a painted on wood grain.  As always, new technology prevails and some of today’s wood line ceramic tile is beautiful, realistic with the durability of tile. Olympia Tile has a line Charmwood.  This tile comes in 6″ x 36″ lengths and has a rustic look to it.  When you see it, you almost have to feel it to confirm that is it in fact Tile.

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Some do not like tile because it is cold.  An easy fix is to have a custom underfloor heating mat (prices do vary depending on room layout, but should not break the bank).  Any tile store can price out and it is an easy installation for a tile installer or the experienced homeowner.

This is just one example of many for floor tile.  Visit a tile store in your area and be prepared to be overwhelmed but enjoy the journey of updating your home.

 

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