Sunday, January 29, 2012

99 cheap tricks

Seriously. Ninety Nine.

From our friends at style at home…check out this fabulous online article!

There are tons of great, cheap décor ideas for your home. Ninety Nine, in fact.

Don’t get overwhelmed. Just take a read through. Some things may be just what you are looking for. Some may not. But a really good read to kick start your creative mind into action. Or just a good resource that may come in handy later.

A small note of caution, though…don’t try them all at once!!!

Have fun!

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

tell me about it, stud

I got chills, they’re multiplying…and I’m loo-sing contro-ol...the power you’re supplying…it’s electrifying!

You’re the one that I want, you’re the one I want, want…ooh, ooh, ooh honey…

Phew, now that I got that out of my system, let’s talk about studs!

Studs are everywhere. And they aren’t just for traditional dens, stuffy libraries, or a man’s study (although, these are available too!)

There are many other looks that also feature are just a few to think about:

Dining room chairs – black fabric and silver studs are tres chic and will last the test of time, while these sparkly silver leather and silver studs are a more slick option.

A combo of silvery grey, black, and purple patterned fabric are fun and bold, but still cozy and inviting.

Beige chairs with a Paris word motif offer a more French country look.

Occasional chairs – I love this rounded back, tufted and studded dark grey chair that would be a great choice for just about any modern décor (see above too!)

How about something that looks a bit more like an antique such as either of these two?

Finally, my absolute favorite (despite the footprints!!) is this raspberry-pinkish velour chair that would be a bold hit of color in either the living room, bedroom, in an entryway or alcove.

 All chairs shown here are available at Home Sense, so think studs next time you are looking to update your décor!

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

inspiration boards

I thought I’d show you a couple of inspiration boards that I’ve recently done for a client.

After purchasing a new home, the client’s design challenge was to use all of the existing furniture and accessories from the old home and give the new house a refreshed and new look and feel.

rouge was hired to tackle the kitchen, dining room, living room, master bedroom and master bath.

New paint colors go a long way to achieve this goal.

Furniture placement in each room is also different from the old house as each room is a different shape and the flow of the house is also different.

This was also a great opportunity to use existing pieces in new way…for example, the buffet that was in the old dining room was placed in the new living room and now holds the TV and other electronics. One of the sofas from the old living room is now placed in the new master bedroom.

I can’t wait to see the finished rooms...I hope to show you some before and after pictures as soon as the client finishes all the painting I left her with!

The inspiration boards should help keep her focused and help her achieve her ultimate goal of creating warm, inviting and refreshed spaces to enjoy.

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

retro-cool electric stove

The aptly named Dimplex White Cube Electric Stove is a retro-cool electric stove with enough modern pizzazz to liven up any room in your home. With rounded edges, clean lines, and a stylish chrome finish pedestal base, this electric stove makes a statement simply and efficiently. The white lacquer casing keeps this faux fireplace more modern, and less kitsch.

Built-in manual switches allow you to choose heat options (off, low, high) and power it on and off. Hit the power button and watch as lifelike 3-D flames dance over molten embers.

It's green and safe, too. The Mini Cube Stove doesn't produce carbon monoxide or other emissions, and the safety glass stays cool to the touch, so the whole family – and even pets -- can enjoy the fun of the fireplace.

Bask in the warm embrace of fireplace heat during winter months, or enjoy the beautiful flames without added heat in the summer. Either way, this stove gives the room a glowing feeling and ambiance that's hard to resist, and you can take it room to room as you wish!

With this fun modern electric fireplace, it's okay to light the fire every night to create a relaxing retreat to keep cozy and warm.

Available at Gallery 1 Furniture in Highfield Park in Dartmouth (NS) for about $250…but you may have to ask, these sold out quickly. If not in stock, they can be ordered through the store (expect an approximate 3-4 week delivery).

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