ceilings Columns

October 27, 2014

Dear Debbie;

I am thinking about painting the ceiling in my daughter’s bedroom. She would like stars that twinkle. I am a novice painter, is this too difficult for me to take on? What’s the best way to make the stars? I really need your help. Thanks.

Fiona

Dear Fiona,

You can do this. Enlist the help of a friend as painting a ceiling can literally be a pain in the neck...

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October 20, 2014

If you were to guess what type of people lived in a home with this totally happy kids’ room, there’s little doubt that they would be youthful, energetic, and perhaps a bit zany. Bright crayon-box colours are mixed up everywhere. The large carpet tiles from Centura set the tone. Slightly muted shades of their Ombra series — yellow, blue, orange and red have been placed in a repeat pattern that almost feels random. Stronger splashes of each of the tile colours are picked up throughout the room: the hot orange hanging shade, the lemon yellow bedside light, the burnt orange desk chair, the striped bedding and the artwork. Plain painted blue walls bring a perfect balance of cool energy to these high power colours.

This spirited style is not just for kids rooms...

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September 15, 2014
The Brooklyn TV Bookcase allows you to say goodbye to your TV by sliding book shelves into place.

Dear Debbie;

 

We have purchased a condo unit after 25 years in a house and want to start fresh with furnishings. We have always liked French style and are looking for pieces that will work in a smaller space but still look fabulous. What would you suggest? Thank you,

Francoise

Dear Francoise;

The secret to success when furnishing a small space is to choose pieces that are multi-functional. Due to downsizing that has become a huge trend, we are seeing a broad selection of furnishings that meet the requirements of versatility and style...

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