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Art Deco Decor

The Art Deco period refers to the period between WWI and WWII, from the mid-1920’s until around 1940.  Art Deco’s name and style was derived from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decorifs held in Paris in 1925, which showcased mass produced products for the modern era. Image – Max Sparrow Art Deco inspired Corbeau Side […]

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Planting bulbs

Spring bulbs are easy to grow.  Planting is usually done in the months of Autumn, ready to flower in Spring.  We have had a warm start to winter so you may still be able to pop some in the ground as they require the soil to cool. Planting bulbs can be very rewarding, there are […]

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How to Choose the Right Size Rug for a Queen Bed

Choosing the right size rug for your bedroom is important.  It has to be the right size and proportion for the room or it’s just going to look wrong.  Your rug should anchor your bed and bedside tables to create a focal point in the room. This schematic drawing from Burlap and Lace, clearly shows […]

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Napkin folding

Adorn your table setting with some beautiful napkins for entertaining family and friends, Martha Stewart has some napkin folding ideas over here, whether it be a formal or casual setting.  Celebrate with style. 1.  Table setting by Elizabeth Anne Designs. 2.  Kahlee Bhotah napkins from here. 3.  Napkins from here. 4.  Maxime napkin from here. 5. […]

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Bed Linen Ideas for Couples

So you’d like pretty pink flowers and he wants a black quilt cover.  When it comes to choosing bed linen for the master bedroom, you want something that both you and your partner are happy with.  Your bedroom should be a relaxing and peaceful space, and should also reflect your personalities.  Here are a few […]

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Living Room Decor – Bright Sofas

If you search for fabric sofas, most retailers will offer neutral colours, beige through to chocolate or white, charcoals and black.  I am naturally conservative with sofa colours, but what if you’re not?  What if you want your sofa to be bright and colourful?  A real statement in the room. Image via House to Home […]

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Bathroom Baskets Roundup

Rattan bathroom accessories

Earlier in the week we posted ideas for using baskets in your bathroom – see here.  Now that you’re inspired to add some baskets to your room, we wanted to share some of the nicest baskets we’ve seen lately. DIY Decorator Sourcebook 1 & 2.   Small grey wicker basket from Howards Storage World 3 […]

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