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The Decorating Diva: Home Dec Ruler

The Decorating Diva: Home Dec Ruler

Watch and learn how to use “The Home Dec Ruler” that is personally made by Pam Demour.

The Decorating Diva will be teaching you to use her ruler that is her own design. It combines many different rulers to make it easier for you!

It might come in handy for your next home revamp!

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Posted by Sarah Moore - September 23, 2013 at 3:38 pm

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All-Season Window Decorating

Majority of window treatments are good for a season or two, but don’t work for the remaining seasons. When you happen to reside where climates have four seasons, window treatments aren’t good for the whole year. That is the reason why layering blinds brings both an aesthetic quality to windows and functional quality, too. With one installation, you may have blinds and shades that don’t just do filtering of light and UV rays, but can offer great insulation for the cold winter months. Here are some suggestions in regards to layering window blinds and shades.

•  EnviroFusion Textured Linen Roman Shades

If you want to have two shades at a time without having to decide which shade to go for, the EnviroFusion Textured Linen Roman Shades are great option. These are a mix of of cellular shades that are utilized as a liner for insulation along with Roman Shades that are elegant and chic.

•  Solar Screen Shades and Custom Drapes

Windows that are receiving a great amount of sunlight are perfect for views, but they can fade due to UV rays. With such shades, the view is still intact, but it can very well filter light for less eyestrain and glare on computer or television surfaces. They keep out the cold during wintertime and help with energy efficiency inside the home. They give privacy, but when they’re open, they beautify windows and help get color schemes in the room together.

•  Woven Wood Shades and Shade Liners

Woven wood shades are those South Pacific style woven wood blinds, also known as grass blinds. They give an extremely unique look with a tropical feel. However, they don’t offer privacy or energy efficiency. Per se, they have aesthetic value, but for practical purposes a liner is advised. A simple liner can have privacy and help in regulating temperatures.

These are just some of possible laying decorations for windows. In window treatments shops, be it online or physical, you can take home or order samples just to assess how colors and textures will go with your current interior design.

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Posted by Sarah Moore - June 12, 2013 at 1:51 pm

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How do you make money doing interior decorating?

Question by k.berry86: How do you make money doing interior decorating?
I have always wanted to become an interior decorator and own my own business. But I wanted to know how the system works. How will i get paid? Do i have to hire contractors? Also Do i work off of commission of my jobs? I am strictly talking about running my own business. Thanks!

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Answer by eskie lover
Basically, you work for clients who hire you to do design projects. Essentially, we are manifesting who they are, how they live, where they have been and what they enjoy in their living or working spaces, but much of the time, we aren’t doing all of the work necessary to realize the design. Sometimes projects are simple, like designing a space that functions to fit a family’s lifestyle with no major construction. And sometimes you are managing a major remodel that must conform to codes which often require licensed, bonded and insured contractors. Sometimes compensation is hourly, like for flooring & window treatment, furniture and accessory shopping, sometimes it is by the project and still others you purchase goods at to the trade wholesale prices and you add your percentage. When you are involved in a major remodel, there are insurances you must carry, contractors and trades people you must hire and pay, permits to be pulled, fees to be paid, supplies you must purchase, etc. and all of these must be factored into the client’s budget all of the while keeping your own profit in mind. In these cases, after you complete the design, you really become the project manager supervising every step involved in realizing the design. Generally speaking, you get compensated in thirds with specific benchmarks completed to receive payment when working on major projects. When purchasing furniture to the trade, you pay for the furniture up front and are paid by the client after delivery, and you pay the tax to the state at the end of the year.

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Posted by Window Treatments - April 24, 2013 at 1:56 pm

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Q&A: Decorating a house that is easy to clean?

Question by Joy Totheworld: Decorating a house that is easy to clean?
Outside and inside. Furniture and just general suggestions?

I’m not lazy. I have (diagnosed) CCD. Although I am receiving treatment, it would just make my life a lot easier, if my future house was easier to clean.

Any tips, advice and suggestions would be awesome. Thank you in advance <3
*OCD

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Answer by mycathouse
Inside
Floors: Hardwood floors and tile floors are very easy to keep super clean, much easier than carpet. If grout gets your panties in a bunch, consider using vinyl sheet flooring in your kitchen and bathroom. It doesn’t look as nice, but is very easy to maintain.
Decor: Add color with nice, easy to dust framed pictures/paintings/prints rather than a lot of little knicknacks. A few easy to wash throw pillows can really spark up a room in place of other harder to clean decor. Avoid plants, both real and plastic, as they get very dusty and cause issues with watering and dirt. Jazz up a focal wall with wild wallpaper or paint to give your room pizzaz instead of cluttering things up with a lot of separate decorative items.
Bedroom: Make sure your comforter is washable, as are any throw pillows. Avoid hard to dust blinds in favor of rollershades, which when up disappear under the window treatments, so don’t worry how they look. I actually used kits from a fabric store and extra sheets that matched our bedding to make gorgeous rollershades…so easy to dust!
Furniture: Avoid furniture such as wall units with open shelves that get really dusty. Choose furniture with glass or wood doors instead. Make sure your a/v equipment is either behind glass doors or wire so you can keep it in a closet. (We just did that…it’s awesome!) Avoid glass tops on your tables, as they have to be cleaned constantly because they show every fingerprint and speck of dust. Make sure to have lots and lots of easily washable coasters around if you or others in your home like to carry drinks around. Don’t even think about buying rattan or anything with a woven texture…you’ll never feel like it’s clean. If you’re buying a glass curio cabinet to keep trinkets dust free, really check to make sure the cabinet seals well enough to do that, or you’ll be pulling everything out weekly to dust the shelves etc, and it defeats the purpose. Leather seating is awesome. Wipes clean 1-2-3 no matter what you spill on it.
Appliances: Avoid stainless steel appliances at all costs…they get fingerprints on them and will drive you nuts. Buy the largest washing machine you can fit and afford so you can fit comforters and pillows in there.

Outside: Avoid wood shingles or wood siding. Newer, upscale vinyls look great and wash down with a hose or power sprayer. Avoid windows with mullions (dividers) which give the windows a paned look. These are a pain to keep clean. Modern casement windows just wipe right down. Gutters will keep the rain from splattering mud and mulch up the side of your house, if you’re in an an area where that’s a problem. Choose outdoor furniture that does not require cushions and can be rinsed off with a hose or power washer.

Hope this helps for starts!

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Posted by Window Treatments - February 11, 2013 at 2:31 pm

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The Complete Home Decorating Idea Book: Thousands of Ideas for Windows, Walls, Ceilings and Floors

The Complete Home Decorating Idea Book: Thousands of Ideas for Windows, Walls, Ceilings and Floors

The Complete Home Decorating Idea Book: Thousands of Ideas for Windows, Walls, Ceilings and Floors

The Complete Home Decorating Idea Book focuses on vertical and horizontal surfaces by examining not only windows, walls and floors but also celebrates the fifth wall ceilings! Readers will discover the clever possibilities for treating surfaces of all kinds with paint, wallpaper, tile, stone, fabric and more. Beginning with a chapter on a personal favorite, window treatments, Stoehr covers all types of hard and soft window products, as well as how to approach the decoration of a large window wall. A chapter on wall coverings follows, including paint, paper, tile, stone, fabric and wood. In section three, the decorated ceiling pulls our eyes upward from the horizontal sweep we normally experience in a room, creating a sense of satisfied completion to any interior. Decorated ceilings, our interior sky is attention to detail at its best, creating drama in the dining room or a calm, restful environment in the bedroom. Finally, we look to the floor, an area frequently overlooked but is the ultimate component for finishing any room with style. All this and more, including thousands of today’s top interior photographs, will be found in The Complete Home Decorating Idea Book.

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Posted by Window Treatments - November 12, 2012 at 9:39 am

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Holiday Decorating Ideas – Windows

Holiday Decorating Ideas - Windows

Window decorations are no simple designs. It’s said to be one of the most vital of all interior home designs.

It says a lot about the room and the personality of the owner. Because it is important, there are a lot of treatments for windows to choose from so you can style it however you want.

It’s -ber month already. Summer is over and the Holidays are just around the corner. Watch this video and get some ideas for your Holiday decorations. Enjoy!

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Posted by Sarah Moore - September 13, 2012 at 1:54 pm

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Tips on Decorating Your Windows

Tips on Decorating Your Windows

Window decorations are no mere simple designs. It’s considered to be one of the most vital of all interior home designs, but some people leave it ignored. It says a lot about the room and the personality of the owner. Because it is important, there are a lot of treatments for windows to choose from so you can style it however you want.

Watch this video and see and hear from Dan, an expert interior designer from Gorman’s Home Furnishings in metro Detroit, as he provides tips on how to best decorate your window.

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Posted by Sarah Moore - July 18, 2012 at 1:20 pm

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Quick Decorating: Drapery Tips

Are you ready to have a quick decorating tutorial? Do you love drapery? Want to have new tricks when it comes to window treatments?Well, you better be watching this video since it is about a quick lesson of design tricks from a designer about drapery.

This video will enhance your skills in creating new designs regarding window treatments. In this video, you will be able to see an example of a curtained wall and discuss different ways for you to improve it. By watching this, you will be inspired how a simple curtain can be changed in many ways.

Better start writing down some notes because this expert in designing has tons to tell you about window treatments. Tips will be given for you and he will show you how to have an edge when it comes to drapery with a few tricks you will be shown.

Enjoy and watch this quick video about tips in decorating your drapery.

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Posted by Sarah Moore - October 17, 2011 at 1:20 pm

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Great Windows and Walls Collection (Better Homes & Gardens Decorating)

Great Windows and Walls Collection (Better Homes & Gardens Decorating)

  • More photos and more ideas than any other book of window solutions.
  • Creative window treatments and wall colors combined for stylish, elegant home decor.
  • Custom solutions using curtains, valances, cornices, swags and jabots, shades, shutters, blinds, and draperies.
  • Tips help homeowners choose the perfect covering for any window.
  • Advice on working with pros for custom treatments.

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Posted by Window Treatments - September 28, 2011 at 11:24 am

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Home Decorating IN-A-SEC Window Coverings Pattern 3210

Home Decorating IN-A-SEC Window Coverings Pattern 3210

  • Window Covering Pattern
  • Home decorating IN-A-SEC
  • Features Patterns from Sue Sampson & Ellen DeLucia

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