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I Wanted To Stay After Decorating! - 08/24/07 08:57 PM
The Smile On My Clients Face Was Priceless I was fortunate enough to be called on to decorate this home; a blank canvas and fantastic clients! Prior to going in, the only pieces of furniture were a dining room table and china cabinet. The floor covering was a cream coloured carpet. The walls were a light builder's beige (we all know THAT one!). I will be posting the dining room pictures next week. We are still awaiting the curtains to come in 2-3 weeks. I will update the post then...but for now, enjoy. Living Room After 1 Living Room After 2 Living Room After 2 ps-they have a (29 comments)
Planning Your Interior Design - 08/23/07 09:52 PM
Before Hiring an Interior Designer or Decorator, Make Sure They Will Decorate for YOU. ***Make sure your Designer or Decorator asks you these pertinent questions: -What is the main function of this room? -What kind of mood do you want it to portray?? Formal? Informal? Traditional? Contemporary? Have them show you pictures to help you with your style and taste. -What are your hobbies/interests? -Do you like to entertain? How often? -Make sure they will utilize materials/fabrics that are appropriate for your family--ie.-children and pet friendly. -Are there allergies to certain fabrics? -And last but not least...What is your budget??? ** Ensure that they design for YOU!*** Platinum Home Staging Design....for (2 comments)
Staging a Flip - 08/19/07 08:43 PM
I had just completed staging a home that an architect just completed renovating to fip I will be posting more pictures soon...but I couldn't wait to send a couple out. My favourite is the bathroom...totally BARE when I initially went to see it. I do not have some before pic's...just imaging bare drywall...that's all that was there. I'll send more out this week! BATHROOM-AFTER
BEDROOM BEFORE BEDROOM AFTER Basement Sitting Room Julia Fedak, Platinum Home Staging Design "Design for Living, Design for Selling" c.289.260.9404/b.905.561.1916 www.platinumhomestagingdesign.com
Weekly Interior Design Tip(s) #8 - 08/06/07 10:07 PM
Some Fantastic Design Tips That Make Life (and you) More Comfortable 1. The bathroom sink should not be any higher than 38 inches for comfort. 2. In case you want to use an existing table as your workspace, the typical desk height is 29 inches for comfort. 3. For a comfortable look, the drapery rod should be mounted a minimum of 2 inches above the window. For full-looking drapes, the fabric width should be 2.5X the window width. Puddle the drapes at the bottom for a more formal look. (In Burlington, Ontario...visit InVu Drapery on Caroline Street for all your (8 comments)
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