Posts Tagged ‘interior design’

Creating the Perfect Log Cabin Style Home

LOG CABINWAre you seeking the perfect and charming log cabin style home? Have you saved up to find the perfect place to relax and spend your days reveling in the smells of pine and hardwood? But how can you get from the unknown to dream log cabin style home? Follow these steps to help create the perfect log cabin style home. Continue reading “Creating the Perfect Log Cabin Style Home” »

5 Decor Pieces to Get Guests Talking

Home Decor AccessoriesHome decor is a form of self-expression, just like clothes you wear and the words you speak. The way your home is decorated says a lot about you, more than just what colors you like. You want to choose pieces that make you smile to look at and that communicate your aura to guests as soon as they step into the house. Before you take your next trip to Pier 1 Imports, give some thought about what you want your home to say. Then, choose items that speak to you, and soon your guests will be doling out compliments like crazy.

Vacation Momentos

Have you taken a special vacation lately? Chances are, you’ve got tons of gorgeous vacation photos that are holed up in a memory card and a Facebook album. Let your memories take center stage by turning them into a work of art. At this website, you can turn your photos into multiple canvas prints that showcase your photography skills. Everyone will want to know the story behind your new work of art, and you can share tales of your traveling adventures with all of your loved ones.

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Bringing History into the Home

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As a history buff, I find it astounding to see the intellectual leaps we have made throughout our past. Each year, each decade, and each century brings with it a flurry of progress. So quickly, what was once novel becomes outdated. Fads come and go as though they never even happened. Sometimes though, we yearn for a piece of history, a reminder of what has passed. Vintage and antique items become popular and valuable. If you’re lucky enough to own a period home, you can probably feel the connection to history your home gives you. If not, you too can have a piece of history in your décor and enjoy the sweet nostalgia of times long ago. Here are my tips for giving your home a historical feel.

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Electric vs. Gas Lanterns: Which is Best for You?

Gas or Electric LanternsDuring ancient times, providing light in the darkness was a significant problem. After the invention of candles, lanterns soon became popular. The Greek poet Theopompus in ancient Greece first spoke of them. Now, thousands of years later, we have light in plentiful supply during the night hours, thanks to our technological innovations. Yet, there’s something intriguing, romantic and beautiful about the glow of a lantern or candle that humans are still drawn to. Today, lanterns can either be fueled by gas or powered by electricity. There are advantages and drawbacks to both. Let’s compare the two to see which one best suites your budget and your needs.

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Old Couch From An Old Cottage

The couch below used to be my grandmother’s at her old northern cottage covered in half log siding from Town & Country. It was around when my dad was little so it’s over 50 years old. It’s a real couch with real lumber and real stuffing. The kind my Grandma had encased in plastic for as long as I can remember, in fact, you could never sit on the couch and wear shorts with out ripping off half a thigh off when you stood up and heaven help you if you fell asleep with YOUR FACE on it.

English: my couch

5 years ago when we had to move her into a nursing home, it went into storage. I think time finally caught up it (it was stored in some one’s home in a decent environment). We picked it up to move into the “computer lounging space”. I had it all planned out. It was a really cool couch in great shape and my taste. Great fabric, a one of a kind piece. FREE. I got it home and was ready to go. The space would be perfect.


The fates of home decorating obviously had other plans. When I tried to clean it, not only did the upholstery start to tear horribly, but, well…

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Real Estate Tip – Tuscan Design Is Hot

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As you look for home decorating ideas? Are you looking for a way to spruce up your home as a summer project? Many other people in the Corvallis Oregon area have started to do just that, and one style you should strongly consider, if it is all in your line of taste, is Tuscan decor.

What is Tuscan decor?  Tuscan decor originates from the Italian region of Tuscany.  Tuscany is a region of North Coastal Italy that is known for its incredible landscapes and is the place considered by many to be the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.

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