Month: September 2019

Furniture Clinic: Quick DIY Glides for Table, Chair or Sofa

When I had been doing custom upholstery for designers and clients, I used to add a tiny complimentary service. Instead of leaving the furniture with its original harsh metal glides, plastic glides or people drippy, sticky felt pads, I would replace them with glossy leather upholstery glides. We have all experienced that horrible feeling when […]

Get the Look: 'Scandal' Design for a Sensationally Chic Home

Have you ever been bitten by the Scandal insect? I have. While Showtime’s Homeland is my favourite play, ABC’s Scandal has it beat in places, fashion and chemistry, and that shutter whoosh involving scenes is becoming iconic as Law and Order’s famous opening “chung-chungs.” I believe one of the things that make the series so […]

10 Wonderful Ways to Colorize a White-Walled Room

10 Wonderful Ways to Colorize a White-Walled Room

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Have you ever been fortunate enough to decorate a room that started with nothing but white walls to inspire you? The feeling is similar to the thrill an artist feels with a blank canvas, fresh paint and fresh ideas. It happens very rarely for me, the blank canvas part. In my company I normally need […]

Could You Be a Landlord?

Could You Be a Landlord?

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With property prices and interest rates still low, this could be a fantastic time to purchase a rental home. Being a landlord isn’t only for men and women who can afford to own big apartment complexes. Moving into a duplex or a home with several small cottages can be a smart way to house yourself […]

Oddities Intrigue in an Ohio Lease and Quirky Art

Oddities Intrigue in an Ohio Lease and Quirky Art

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Not being able to paint the white walls inside their Toledo, Ohio, leasing home could not prevent artists Jose and Danielle Herrera from adding their own creative strokes. The walls became their blank canvas. Dramatic nature-inspired hand-cut vinyl stickers, crazy collections of artfully displayed butterflies and bugs, and original art using repurposed materials turned this […]