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Relaxing Porch Swings That Fits Your Budget and Style

How to choose a relaxing Porch Swings that fits your budget and personalize it to reflect your style

Nothing says Summer in the South like a glass of lemonade on a porch swing. No matter where you live, a porch swing creates a stress-free zone where you can take a little “me time.”

Coral Coast Casco Bay Resin Wicker 43” Porch Swing - This porch swing has the look of traditional wicker made of resin at a very affordable price. It is smaller. More of a love seat size, at 43 inches. - How to choose a relaxing Porch Swings that fits your budget and personalize it to fit your style – mydesign42

Coral Coast Casco Bay Resin Wicker 43” Porch Swing

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Gothic Revival and Other Medieval Styles

One of my favorite Decorating books is Decorative Style by Kevin McCloud, a set designer turned interior decorator.

One of my favorite Decorating books is Decorative Style by Kevin McCloud, a set designer turned interior decorator.

Hard to believe, but there are styles other than Mid-century Modern. One of my favorite Decorating books is Decorative Style by Kevin McCloud, a set designer turned interior decorator. Continue reading

Chandeliers – Not Just for the Dining Room

Chandeliers aren’t just for the dining room. Hanging a chandelier in a living room or great room is a great way to express your personal style.

“You can have a big, bold chandelier in a small room if you choose the right one. An all-glass or thin-frame chandelier is striking without taking up a lot of visual space.”
HGTV Design Star judge Vern Yip, HGTV Magazine

Allegri 022951 Anastagio Crystal Pendant

Allegri 022951 Anastagio Crystal Pendant

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A Swing Arm Lamp Creates a Comfortable Reading Nook in a Bedroom

June 2014 Traditional Home shows a beautiful home in the article Comfort on the Cape. The colors are so comfortable; described as “a serene palette.”

I love the whole home. My favorite is the bedroom. Couldn’t you relax here?

The creamy monotone palette of the master bedroom is gently interrupted by a window seat that features a botanical print fabric by Mulberry Home for Lee Jofa. Architectural and interior designer Daniel Reynolds

The creamy monotone palette of the master bedroom is gently interrupted by a window seat that features a botanical print fabric by Mulberry Home for Lee Jofa.
Architectural and interior designer Daniel Reynolds

“In the bedroom, Reynolds departed from the cohesive design of the public spaces. The master suite glows with tranquility. Elegant alpaca-and-silk drapery panels offer a cocoon-like effect as they cascade over the windows…” Continue reading

Glass Chandeliers

I love the clear glass chandeliers I have been seeing lately!

The February March 2014 Traditional Home magazine shows the beautiful home of Suzanne Kipp. I just LOVE the kitchen!

“Enhanced by a pair of elegant crystal chandeliers, the all white kitchen exudes glamour.”
Traditional Home February March 2014

"Enhanced by a pair of elegant crystal chandeliers, the all white kitchen exudes glamour." Traditional Home February March 2014

“Enhanced by a pair of elegant crystal chandeliers, the all white kitchen exudes glamour.”
Traditional Home February March 2014
"Enhanced by a pair of elegant crystal chandeliers, the all white kitchen exudes glamour." Traditional Home February March 2014

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How High Should My Chandelier Hang?

hookThere are a lot of opinions about what height your chandelier should hang. Your chandelier is the focal point of your dining room. It should not be too high. If you often move the table and you are afraid people will hit their heads on the chandelier, don’t permanently raise the height of your chandelier. Simply pick up an inexpensive S-Hook or Chain Quick Link at Lowes or Home Depot. When you need it raised, just loop up the chain.

Fine Art Lamps 815940 Chandelier from the Villandry Silver Collection

Fine Art Lamps 815940 Chandelier from the Villandry Silver Collection

“Hang at the right height. The bottom of a chandelier should hit about 30″ (36″ at most) above the tabletop. That brings the light close enough for tasks, clears the view for conversation and avoids unflattering shadows.”
Decorating Dos Womans Day February 2012

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Early Electric Meets New Technology – WAC Lighting’s Early Electric Pendants

The new Early Electric Collection of pendants from WAC Lighting look like vintage lighting, but can use just 5 watts of energy.

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Quick Connect 3-Light Multi-point Mirror Glass Canopy with Mason Jar LED Pendants

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Wall Sconces for a Small Bath Room

The Rosetta Wall Sconce from WAC Lighting’s European Collection on either side of a mirrored medicine cabinet. Bella figura, Rosetta offers fine Italian styles that combines a classic profile with multiple murine glass patterns that will enhance any setting with a perfect mix of form and function.

The Rosetta Wall Sconce from WAC Lighting’s European Collection on either side of a mirrored medicine cabinet.
Bella figura, Rosetta offers fine Italian styles that combines a classic profile with multiple murine glass patterns that will enhance any setting with a perfect mix of form and function.

Even in the smallest bathroom or powder room, good lighting and good switches and dimmers make all the difference! Once you have light control in your bathroom, you will wonder how you ever lived without it. Continue reading