decorating: Adding Curb Appeal Adds Value - 02/26/08 10:25 AM
It starts at the curb.  Here are a few trouble areas your should address when considering curb appeal; Landscaping.  Replace dead plants ans shrubs with new ones. In spring plant some inexpensive flowers to add color and visual interest.  Don't forget the lawn. Are their bare spots that can be reseeded, and don't forget to fertilize, what a different a lush greener lawn can make.  
Porches.  If your home has a porch make it charming and inviting.  Have some outdoor seating and treat it as an additional living space.  Some potted flowers and a clean outdoor mat can make a … (4 comments)

decorating: Diane Agnesi Podcast available here at Active Rain - 02/14/08 10:46 AM
Diane joins Ray Horner on 1590 WAKR in Akron, Ohio each week for her decorating segment on the Ray Horner Morning show, every Tuesday morning at 6:50 AM.  Topics this month include:
February 5, 2008   Adding Visual Interest.
February 12, 2008 Ten Easy Home Staging Tips.
February 19, 2008 Keeping It Cozy This Winter. 
February 26, 2008 Interior Redesign Your stuff, My Ideas. 
Each interview will be available for listening immediately following the show at Diane's Active Rain Blog right under her photo in the right hand column or at: in the audio section.
Future programs will be posted each Tuesday, immediatelty following the program, … (1 comments)

decorating: How High Do I Hang Art Work? - 02/01/08 09:42 AM
A rule of thumb is to hang all pictures at 5'7" on center. This is eye level to the average human and is considered gallery height. To do this measure 5'7" from the floor up. Mark here. You want the picture centered on this height, so measure the picture from to to bottom, then divide that number in half. Then, subject the difference between the hanging wire and the top of the frame and add that number to the mark at 5'7". That's when you put the picture hanging hook or pin. It may look low because most people hang their … (16 comments)

decorating: Keeping It Cozy This Winter - 02/01/08 09:40 AM
You can't change the weather, but you can change any room in your house into a warm and cozy space without spending a lot of money. Take advantage of the in-store Home Sales that are happening now! Here are a few ideas to get you started: Turn that dull bedroom into a deluxe retreat by adding a few special touches. New bedding, sheets, blankets, and new fluffy pillows not only add comfort but adds new interest to the biggest focal point of the room, your bed! Don't forget the bathroom. New towels, a plush new bath mat and a clean new … (0 comments)


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