Sunday, October 28, 2012

Dress Up Your Space With Light

Finding new ways to add a little pizzazz to your home can be daunting for some. My usual word on that front has been paint; but if have just painted, new lighting is another spectacular way to add that next level of excitement your home.

You will see on the market every type of chandelier from very fancy and expensive to more modest styles; one that will suit your space is just waiting for you to select it.

With lighting, you can step out of your comfort zone a little and not make a terrible mistake as long as you keep scale in mind. Add together the dimensions of your room, and that sum will give you a good idea of the diameter of the light fixture you should be looking for. Of course there are many things to keep in mind when deciding the size of your light fixture.

The size of your table when at rest is the number you should be considering for an everyday chandelier; when the table is fully extended for special occasions, you can add candles for additional light and ambience. Set the fixture 30 inches to 34 inches above the table top for most ceilings, a bit higher if you have excessively high ceilings. Having dimmers on your dining room chandelier is always a good idea.

Pendant lights over an island are ideal; giving you good task lighting as well as being a focal point for your island or peninsula. A lighting fixture is a great way to add an accent color to the room, as well as a focal point in your kitchen. The addition of recessed lighting over your island or peninsula can be helpful and dimmers here will enhance the use of the space, because sometimes you just need a little more or less light.

I like to see variety in decorating. I often suggest using a modern light fixture in a traditional or country setting to create a happy surprise for you and your guests. The same is true in the reverse: try a funky fixture in a typically modern setting; it helps give your space an extra layer of interest.

The bathroom is another area of the home that can use a lift with lighting. If you have a small powder room, you can make it noteworthy by bringing in some interesting color and décor elements and set it all off with a spectacular chandelier. Powder rooms don't usually have much in the way of upper cabinets, so you don't have to worry about doors opening and interfering with a hanging light fixture. Since it is not your main bathroom, you don't need to be as concerned with the quality of light; it's more about setting a fun mood.

For your master bathroom, again, you can have a combination of recessed lighting as well as wall sconces or a chandelier-- whatever the décor will support. Keep in mind that you will want good lighting for make-up application and shaving. If you hang a chandelier, be sure that it will not interfere with medicine cabinet or linen closet doors or with privacy.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Add a Modern Wall Fireplace to Every Room of Your Home

Unlike a traditional wood-burning fire that requires a chimney and proper ventilation, a modern wall fireplace that is fueled by bio ethanol, gel or electricity can be mounted in any room of your home. In fact, since they do not compromise air quality at all or require any special ventilation, you can safely add one to every single room in your home. Just imagine what your guests will say about your home when they are greeted by a dancing flame in every room.

    Entryway - Few people actually set out on a mission to buy a modern fireplace for the entryway of their home, but really, this is the perfect place to showcase one. Why not allow your guests to feel instantly welcome the second that they walk through the door? There is something just magical about walking through the door, and seeing a dancing flame right away. You instantly feel welcome.
    Living Room - Most people who buy bio fireplaces, do so for their living room. Even a plain room will instantly echo of sophistication with the presence of one of these pieces of art mounted on the wall. They create a strong focal point, and in all fairness, this is likely the room that you spend the most time in, so it should be relaxing and inviting.
    Bedroom - This is the second most popular room that people buy bio fireplaces for. If you are like many others, you probably relax in bed before calling it a night and going to sleep. Many people watch television in here rather than the living room. Plus, this is the best place to curl up with a good book. You may as well enjoy a modern wall fireplace while you are relaxing, especially since the fire can easily be put out when you are ready to go to bed.
    Dining Room - Whether you have an actual dining room or simply a dining area in your kitchen, this is the perfect place for a modern wall fireplace. You do not have to leave it lit long. Just light it while you eat, even if you are alone!
    Finished Basement - Do you have a finished basement that you use as a bar, game room or media room? This is the perfect space to buy bio fireplaces for. Basements are always damp anyway, so in addition to adding ambiance to the space, the fireplace will provide warmth too.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Why Sandstone Is A Popular Material For Landscaping

The homeowners today tend to love sandstone as a material for use around the home, so it is no wonder that it has slowly worked its way into the hearts of those whose landscaping is their pride and joy. Not only is sandstone a highly durable material that will be able to withstand the elements and the test of time much better than other popular materials (such as concrete and bricks), it is also highly attractive. So, what else has made it a popular choice for modern day landscaping?

There are actually a number of reasons that sandstone is one of the more preferred materials for landscaping applications, including:

    It is fireproof. When creating a barbeque or fire pit, sandstone is certainly your best choice when you want to ensure that the framing isn't damaged. It is also a great choice for bushfire prone areas, as it can offer a little protection.

    It is weather resistant. Over time, many materials are known to crack and crumble due to exposure to the elements (especially rain, hail and snow). Sandstone, on the other hand, will be able to withstand this sort of weathering with no problems.

    It is versatile. There are endless possibilities when it comes to using sandstone as a part of your landscaping. You could use it for patios, pathways, flowerbeds, driveways, water features, pool surrounds, wall cladding, fire pits and so on.

    It is readily available. These days, it is possible to purchase sandstone in a number of forms, including: blocks, tiles, bricks and solid slabs. For landscaping applications, blocks and bricks tend to be the more popular options, with slabs rarely used.

    It is low maintenance. Many homeowners prefer the use of sandstone in their landscaping projects simply for the reason that it is relatively low maintenance. They do not need to be painted for protection, for example; all they need is an appropriate sealer.

    It is colourful. Finally, sandstone is available in a wide range of colours - including black, grey, white, brown, red pink and yellow - ensuring that it will match whatever theme or décor you have chosen. There are also varying shades of these colours available.

As you can see, there are a number of reasons why homeowners should consider the use of sandstone in their next landscaping project. Whether you are interested in adding a single element to your property (such as a patio or a pathway to the clothesline) or whether you are planning or redoing the whole thing, sandstone will surely be one of the best choices you can make. Not only will this ensure that your landscaping looks fantastic, it will also be long lasting.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Types of Modern Ventless Fireplaces

If you are like most others, when you start shopping for modern ventless fireplaces you will likely be pretty surprised at the selection. Few people are prepared to be faced with so many options, which in return require an awful lot of decisions. Having a general idea of what you are looking for will help to make the shopping process significantly easier.

Choose a Fuel Source

The last thing you want to do is buy a wall fireplace, only to discover that it is not really the fuel source you had in mind. Some people don't realize there are a few different fuel sources, so they get so wrapped up in shopping specifically for wall, floor or tabletop varieties that they don't pay attention to whether they will need electricity, gel or biofuel to power it.

    Electric - You really can't go wrong with electric fireplaces. They are inexpensive to operate, maintenance-free and many let you turn the heat off to simply enjoy the flame, if you choose. The only thing that you need to consider is that if you are shopping to buy a wall fireplace for a particular wall, you need to make sure it has an electrical outlet.
    Gel - This is a very popular fuel source for those shopping for modern ventless fireplaces. Gel is derived from alcohol, which is a clean-burning fuel source. With these fireplaces, you simply need to add cans of gel, and then replace them when they are empty.
    Biofuel - Like gel, biofuel modern ventless fireplaces are also environmentally friendly. Biofuel comes from sustainable crops. It also burns clean, and does not create any smoke or emit any toxins. You pour in the biofuel, and you enjoy your fire. There is never any mess to clean.


Once you choose your fuel source, then you will be able to focus on the style you want. Modern ventless fireplaces are available as wall, floor or tabletop varieties, however those specifically looking for something contemporary tend to buy a wall fireplace.

    Wall - All you need to enjoy one of these fireplaces is a little wall space. Therefore, even a small room with no available floor space can still accommodate one. These can be placed in any size room, from a bathroom to a large loft apartment.
    Floor - If you have a little floor space available, why not put it to good use with a fireplace? There are even some that squeeze in a corner or double as an entertainment center.
    Tabletop - Why settle for candles when you can have a stunning piece of art that provides a warm dancing flame? These can be scattered around the home, and most are portable, so they can be enjoyed on your patio, and then brought back in when you come inside.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Are Ventless Fireplaces For the Home Just for Show?

Some people find it pretty crazy that others spend money on ventless fireplaces for the home when they could light a few dozen candles to create the same ambiance. Well, what these people don't realize is that when you shop wall fireplace options, you are not only getting ambiance; you are actually receiving warmth too. Now, the amount of warmth you get will depend on the size of the fireplace and how much fuel it holds, but there are some that will make a room quite toasty.

Why Isn't There Any Smoke?

You will quickly find that when you shop wall fireplace selections, there are a few different fuel sources to choose from. You can pick gel, biofuel or electric, all of which require no venting because they create no smoke. When smoke isn't created, oxygen levels are not diminished, which means that ventless fireplaces for the home can be put anywhere, even small rooms or finished basements.

Now, it is easy to assume that these styles won't offer much heat, but they do. Gel fireplaces burn fuel that is alcohol-derived. The flame gets extremely hot and can often produce as much as 9,000 BTUs of heat per hour, with each can lasting up to 3 hours. Some styles hold as many as six cans, which gives you a good idea of just how warm they can be.

When this alcohol-derived fuel burns, it turns into water droplets, so it can actually help to combat dry air in a space. The best part is that it does this without leaching oxygen from the room or emitting any toxics. Gel is mess-free, so you get toasty fire that you don't have to clean up after.

Biofuel ventless fireplaces for the home are very similar. They also do not emit toxins or compromise oxygen levels or air quality, however biofuel is derived from sustainable crops. This makes it another environmentally friendly option that offers a ton of heat.

Lastly, you have electric fireplaces. Although they don't offer the real flame of gel and biofuel varieties, they do provide a substantial amount of heat. So much so that you may find you are able to turn your thermostat down a few degrees while you have it on. Yet surprisingly, they barely affect your energy bill.

If you are like many others who have hesitated shopping for ventless fireplaces for the home because you assumed they are only for show, you should be thrilled to know what they are really capable of. Show wall fireplace collections for every room in your home.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Wedding Champagne Flutes Made of Periwinkle Venetian Glass

Your wedding champagne flutes should be made of periwinkle Venetian glass if you feel quite in tune with some typical personality traits you will find here while reading till the end.

Do you really love the color periwinkle? Not everybody has heard of periwinkle. It is a color in the violet family, which sometimes is also called lavender blue, as a pale tint of blue or indigo. It is named after a flower called "Vinca Minor" also known as lesser periwinkle or myrtle flower.

The periwinkle flowers, made of 5 petals, have beautiful colors ranging from pink, through different violet tonalities, to periwinkle, which by some is commonly called darker purple, all the way to different blue tonalities.

When looking at them the first thing that comes into your mind is integrity and structure, the same feeling you will have when toasting with your periwinkle Venetian glass wedding champagne flutes with your family and guests.
You love order and tend to be inflexible when you have to organize something as important as your wedding. Even though you are an understanding being, your love for rituals and traditions will strongly prevail, therefore as usual you will look to the past when planning for the future.

You tend to be introspective and more attracted by the spiritual aspects of life, always hungry for its meaning, so parties are not really your daily bread. At the same time however you operate beyond the normal senses and rely upon your intuitions rather than on your gut feelings. Being conscientious and reliable will allow you to have an outstanding toast at your party with your periwinkle wedding champagne glasses, which are perfectly in tune with your personality.

You will make sure that everyone feels comfortable at your party, because good service to others is among your strengths and at the same time a must for your own well being. You love to be fair to everyone and if you deem it necessary you will take care of the needs of others to the end.

If periwinkle really is the color you like most, do not hesitate a second when looking for your wedding champagne flutes: get periwinkle ones, but make sure they are handmade of Venetian glass allowing you to feel in harmony and at one with the Universe and to be accepted by others as the aware and intuitive spiritual being that you are even the most important day of your life!

Aida Guemati, I am here to promote Venetian Glass, Authentic Murano Glass, to get you involved in the beauties of Venice and surroundings including the Italian Lifestyle.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Things to Consider When Remodeling Your Home

There are always going to be things that need to be considered when you are doing any remodeling in the home. There are certain rooms within the home, however, that are going to pose more problems than others. An example of this is if you are going to be doing any type of major remodeling project in the kitchen. Although this can pose a number of issues that will need to be considered in advance, it can also have a wonderful impact on the comfort and livability of the home. Here are some tips which can help you through the process from beginning to the end.

One of the first things that are going to need to be considered is if you are going to be hiring a professional or if you are going to be doing the work on your own. Most homeowners are going to need assistance if any type of major remodeling is going to take place. If you are simply adding some decorative tiles to the backsplash, this may be something that you are able to handle without the assistance of a contractor. If, on the other hand, you planned on tearing out cabinets and replacing them, it will be to your benefit to hire somebody that is familiar with that type of project. After all, the last thing that you would want to have happen is for your kitchen to be out of commission for an extended amount of time.

You also need to make sure that you are preparing for the worst when it comes to any type of major renovation in the kitchen. The reason why that is the case, is because you have no idea what you are going to find once the cabinets and countertops are removed. You may end up discovering anything from common issues, all the way to mold that will need to be remediated. By hiring a contractor to take care of the services for you, they will typically be able to overcome the unseen problems without too much of an issue in the timeline of the project.

It is also a good idea for you to choose the materials in advance of starting the project. Regardless of whether you are choosing handmade tile or if you are choosing the type of cabinets that are going to be installed, don't leave this decision until the last minute. Of course, if you are having the floor replaced or of some other major renovations are taking place in the area, it may be to your benefit to do them in phases. This will allow you to match the cabinets with the flooring, for example, instead of trying to guess at everything from the start.

If I can give you one more piece of advice about going a major renovation in the kitchen, it would be to prepare to be patient. It is going to take time for the project to be completed, and in most cases, there are going to be delays along the way. When you plan to be disappointed, you will experience less disappointment in the long run.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Bought a New House? Don't Want The Stair Lifts?

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could get rid of the old lifts in the house you just bought? People, who buy new houses, often want to renovate several things to match their lifestyle and aesthetic sense. Suppose you got a great deal on a wonderful house and the real estate agent managed to convince you that the stair lifts on the staircases won't come in your way. Now if you do not have any wheelchair user or physically disabled family member, you can get rid of the stair lifts very conveniently. There are professional removal service providers and they will uninstall any unwanted contraption on your stairwell without leaving any trace of the lift. A final touch of paint on the walls will get rid of all traces that might have been left over from the last lift.

However, if you bought a house with lifts in it, chances are that you wanted it in when you occupied the house. But if the contraption is not usable, you will require change it before anyone gets to use it. Unless the lift is seriously broken, you can set things right with just a few adjustments and repairs. Only on rare cases, you might have to make huge changes and remove the old one to make place for new stair lifts.

Removing old lifts is as easy as calling a removal service expert and arranging for everything. These are commonly found in every affluent neighborhood, in case you don't have one where you live look it up on the internet or try the yellow pages. Dislodging the stair lifts from the wall holdings does not take long and will often be completed in less than a day.

It might so happen that you could not find any good lifts removal expert in your area, in such case, you will have to ask a local mason to render his services. Though this is not the best way to go about, you will at least have the clutter cleared.

Reinstalling New Stair lifts

Assuming you know all about the types of stairs and all, you will need to find a company that covers your area. You might again want to check the local yellow pages and the internet. Finding no reliable stair lift manufacturing company is fairly common. To solve this problem many companies have set up online storefronts for areas where there are no local offices. These companies are very reliable. Thanks to their online services, many people who never thought about having any modern mobility aid in their houses now enjoy the service of stair lifts.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Finding Affordable Luxury Furniture for Homes and Small Businesses

Today; luxury accessories and furniture are the preferred interior solutions for many individuals. Luxury architectural designs are evident in countless homes and businesses alike. Thanks to a massive increase in market demands, luxury furniture is now affordable. This enables individuals of different societal ranks and not just wealthy citizens alone to decorate their interiors with luxury furniture. What it takes is for shoppers to research well and judge the available options, taking into account the preferential features desired.

Although the marketplace features quite a few designers, buyers should exercise caution, when purchasing luxury furniture. The priority that everyone should put first, is settling for designs that substantially elevates the home's current architecture or proposed building requirements. The interior space to fill in every home varies, depending on the rooms available. This is an aspect to debate, when shopping for luxury furniture. Not all the furniture styles deliver the luxury reputation well; therefore, it is your responsibility to inspect the level of craftsmanship invested to determine the authenticity of the design. With the Internet becoming the chief marketplace for designers and shoppers, developing excellent research skills helps.

Luxury furniture boosts the appearance of any environment, including business office spaces. Even when you're on a tight budget, achieving remarkable home-renovation results is not difficult. The significant rule is to make your selection with your budget in mind. It does not matter what encourages you to choose luxury furniture sets, because when done right, your home or business is going to look incredible. Though finding affordable furniture collections is your primary desire, it is equally relevant to choose durable, genuine furniture; if your ambition is to refine your design with opulent furnishings. Some traditional brands are out there and if shoppers search the web exhaustively, finding well-appointed designs should not be challenging. Moreover, it helps to include functional benefits, as well.

These furniture stores offer decent discounts at times, making it stress free to buy your preferred luxury furniture from top-rated manufacturers for cheaper prices. This applies for luxury furniture for the home and office alike. When your customers or house guests sees your furniture, they'll give constructive remarks about how luxurious and well-maintained your environment looks. This is an advantage for business professionals to earn their customer's trust, because how you maintain your surroundings says a lot about one's character. A home with impeccably arranged furnishings of luxury standings dazzle visitors to your home immeasurably, and encourage them to commend your efforts.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

How to Tile a Fireplace to Look Arched

The fireplace is often the aesthetic centerpiece of a room. Aside from providing heat and a welcoming glow to the room, it can command attention for its design. One way to make a fireplace attractive is to tile the wall above it. An arched design is often suitable as it offers a softer appearance than straight edges. Having prepped the fireplace with backing and tile mortar, it takes just a few steps to tile an arched design over the top.


Marking out the Arch

1. Make the outline for the arch using a starting midpoint and two endpoints that indicate where the curve of the arch will finish. This enables you to custom-fit the arch to the size and profile of your facade. Mark the midpoint of the arch above the center of the fireplace's opening with the pencil. You can choose how high you want the apex of the arch, depending on the proportions of your fireplace and its surrounding decoration. Come down on the edges of the fireplace's facade to a point approximately 8 to 12 inches lower than the level of the midpoint mark, and use the pencil to mark the endpoints. The endpoint of the curve is where the curve ends and from there a vertical line continues downward to the base of the fireplace. Precisely where you have your endpoints in relation to the midpoint will depend upon how steep you wish your arch to be.

2. Draw the outline of the arch from the midpoint to one of the endpoints with the pencil.

3. Lay a large sheet of transfer paper over this half of the arch, and trace the outline of the arch onto the paper.

4. Use the scissors to cut out the arch shape from the midpoint to the endpoint.

5. Flip the transfer paper over, and align the midpoint of the paper to the midpoint of the arch, but with the curve of the arch on the other side. Trace the outline of the arch on the other side of the fireplace. This ensures that each side of the arch is symmetrical with its opposite side.

Adding the Tiles

6. Select 5-inch or smaller tiles to work with. The colors and pattern of the tile are a personal choice, but take into account the decor of the room.

7. Begin at the midpoint above the fireplace. Orient the first tile so that, head-on, it looks like a diamond, with its corners pointed north, south, east and west. Use the mortar to affix this tile in place.

8. Install the next tiles, one on each side of the middle tile, just below the east and west corners of the first tile, using mortar.

9. Install the rest of the tiles following the arched outline around the fireplace, on both sides, using the same tessellation approach, placing the tiles so that the long edges are flush with each other but do not overlap, creating a symmetrical pattern. Use the tile cutters to cut tiles to fit along the outside edge of the arch shape. Install the last tiles vertically downward until they reach the base of the fireplace. If necessary, use the tile cutters to shape the last pieces so they fit snugly above the base.

10. Allow the mortar to dry, then finish the tile design with grout. If you want the pattern of the tile you've chosen to be emphasized, then use a darker grout. If you want the tile emphasized, use a lighter color. Apply the grout with the putty knife or rubber grout float. Once the grout has started to set but is still not solid - about five minutes - use a damp sponge to wipe away any grout that has gotten onto the tiles. You may also wish to add a wall-textured finish, like stucco, to your tiles.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Learning The Right Way To Improve The Look Of Your House

It really is crucial to understand that if you want to carry out a house improvement activity properly you need to correctly prepare and go slowly. That's great start off but certainly there's a lot more to it and in this article we will look at straightforward projects you'll be able to do on your own.

Should you reside in an apartment then odds are the blinds came with the home. These could not fit your style preferences so it's a great idea to verify with the landlord to see if you can change them. Plenty of management organizations wish to showcase a consistent style and they do not permit you to modify anything that alters the external appearance of the structure.

The objective of shades is to control the quantity of light inside a space but if you are selling your house you are going to want to make certain they are wide open. This might not be conceivable in the event the window overlooks unsightly surroundings so try to leave blinds or window treatments only partly open. Switch on all the lights in the house so the home appears bright and cheerful instead of shadowy and dull.

Mini blinds might not seem like a home upgrading, but anything that transforms the appearance and feel of a room may be exactly that. In many cases affordable blinds can have the same remarkable influence as pricy tailor made versions.

Bear in mind that window blinds do not only aid with interior design by giving you privacy too. Lots of people don't use drapes or window blinds because they wish to let in natural lighting. You simply have to be mindful that normally if you can easily see outdoors other people are able to see inside. You don't have to go with the cheap plastic production window blinds. Should you invest time to search you'll be able to discover wood blinds or possibly bamboo shades at extremely affordable rates.

It may not be apparent to everybody, but windows can pose a danger to kids. Hanging cords from blinds or shades pose a strangulation danger, and your kid can fall through a wide-open window, even if there is a shade installed. Not all window coverings could be hazardous but it is still an excellent strategy to judge the risks for each window inside your home.

Venetian shades can be vacuumed but at some point, they have to be cleansed. Placing them within a tub with cleaning soap along with utilizing a good brush is really a good way of washing them. When you can it might be even less difficult to suspend them and wash them. Put a plastic drop cloth below to keep water right off the ground.

Tiny rooms can look crowded and dark, but they do not have to remain that way. You'll be able to compel the sunshine inside. Wash your windows until they shimmer, and open up the shades! With a lot of natural light you'll create the impression of a larger room. Be sure to clear up clutter and use light colors on the walls. Before you know it your room will feel a lot more inviting.

Daily lots of people tackle property improvement projects yet not every one of them make an effort to accomplish them properly. By carrying out these few ideas you'll have the best shot at finishing a home upgrading project that you are able to be pleased with.

Whenever selling your house home improvement projects are one of the most effective means to boost the worth of your house. With funds being a problem for a lot of people new window shades are a great way to go and can actually alter the look of your house.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Choosing Colours And Patterns Within Your Home

Furniture and accessories are what makes a house a home and there is so much choice available that creating something that is unique and personal is much simpler today than it used to be. There are so many different colour shades, patterns, textures etc. that it can be hard making a decision as to what you want to buy, and then where to put it.

Starting off searching for wallpaper designs and paint colours can be a great place to start. Wallpaper used to be something that people tended to stay away from as it had an old traditional stigma attached to it because of the old fashioned designs. Today designers have created a wide range that takes ideas from things people see regularly including flowers, bricks, wood, butterflies and more. Adding these natural touches to a feature wall in living rooms is a very popular choice and is a great start when you want to add a number of colours in.

With smaller elements or more colours in the wallpaper, it gives you a great base to lead off for the rest of the room. Choose a simpler shade of paint to accompany bolder wallpaper designs. You can then take the bold colours within the paper and use them as inspiration for items such as cushions, canvases, rugs and more. Keep the subtle colour going through the home by using it for the carpet or perhaps opt for laminate flooring.

Of course when picking colours for a room you need to take into consideration what the room is used for and who will be spending the most time in it. If it is a living room where the whole family spend time and there are young children within the household then opting for white walls might not be the best option. If it is your own bedroom walls that you want to paint white then this would be fine. Practicality needs to fit hand in hand with design and style in a family home. If it is just a single person or couple in the home then the style can suit the people without having to worry about little fingerprints and dirty shoes. Pets are another aspect to consider and especially so during the decoration process of a house. You do not want stray bits of fur sticking to your freshly painted wall, and pets should not be in the room to smell the fumes of paint! Keep these things in mind and you will be able to create a home that is just right for you.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Orange Venetian Glass for Your Wedding Champagne Flutes

Orange Venetian glass is the ideal color for your wedding champagne flutes if you feel quite in tune with some typical personality traits you will find here while reading till the end.

Do you really love the color orange? On the spectrum of light, and in the traditional color wheel used by painters, it is located between red and yellow. In the English-speaking world it was called "geoluread" meaning "yellow-red" and only after 1512 the word "orange" for the color was introduced named after the appearance of the ripe orange fruit.

If you really love that color you are not only warm, optimistic and extroverted, but overall flamboyant like a burning flame lighting up the party, exactly what you will do when toasting with your orange Venetian glass wedding champagne flutes with your family and guests.

Even the center of your wedding will be lived according to the burning flame style. You will not only be assertive and determined, but at the same time your light-heartedness will be a boost of energy, which will slowly turn down until you start next action.

Loving social contact and gatherings your wedding party will be overwhelming, bringing all types together and you will be the life of it, the uninhibited performer, the center of gravity and on this special occasion you will be allowed to show off with your orange Venetian glass wedding champagne glasses.

Being a free spirit who does not like to be tied down you may even take it so far and serve Italian Prosecco wine in your special champagne glasses instead of the traditional champagne and why not at a big beach party. Your love for the outdoor and your free spirit will have a hard time to resist setting up that kind of a scenario.

Of course your family and guests know you and your love for doing things the unconventional way. You are very tolerant and accepting of others just the way they are. Therefore you tend to hang out with like-minded people, who find you inspiring with your vitality and positive energy.

If orange really is the color you like most, do not hesitate a second when looking for your wedding champagne flutes: get orange ones, but make sure they are handmade of Venetian glass allowing you to be full of life, always on the go, determined and competitive, always looking for new challenges even on the most important day of your life!

Aida Guemati, I am here to promote Venetian Glass, Authentic Murano Glass, to get you involved in the beauties of Venice and surroundings including the Italian Lifestyle.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Take Your Time Redecorating Your Home

When redecorating your home and are looking to create a contemporary style, you need to have an eye for design many people say, which to some extent is true. However within a home it is your taste and personal touches which will make up the interior so it is not always needed. Upon the decision of changing the appearance of a room or two, or even the whole house, you should start to search online and in shops to find perfect accessories, wallpaper, furniture and more to get an idea of what you want to end up with.

Many people go into decorating too quickly and have not given themselves enough time to think about what they want the end outcome to look like. Having plenty of time to search about and find items that you might not have come across is essential. It can be great to keep on looking and when you come across a standout item which could be a pot of paint, an ornament etc. then use this as a guide to go off.

Of course if it is an ornament or something small that you choose it is more difficult than picking a larger item. Choosing wall coverings or main items of furniture such as your sofa are often the best places to start as these will be the main features and what guests and family will notice first as they walk in. To some however this may seem like a boring idea because they have an old fashioned view of wallpaper. There are so many quirky and colourful designs now though from brick effects and flowers to stripes and textured designs. It is the same with sofas today there are so many styles and number of seats that although it may be a simple colour such as brown or golden it is still something to work from.

A house is not a home when it is decorated not to your liking so keep your options open and get catalogues and circle possibilities and make a mood board on the computer with images from websites that you like to try and get a clearer picture in your mind of the end creation. Of course do not forget to take your budget into consideration because you do not want to run out of money when it comes to buying accessories or stretch yourself. Put a figure in mind and allow a certain amount of overspend then stick to it.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

How to Find the Right Designer for Your Home Interior Makeover

Choosing an experienced interior designer is by far your best choice. Aside from being professional and skilled in their field of work, you will reap the rewards if you commission a designer with experience and a history of completed projects so you can assess their style and design aesthetic.

When you work with a professional designer, together you can create your ideal home and be rewarded with the best kitchen design, bathroom design and bedroom designs that will showcase your personality and lifestyle.

Interior designers can provide concepts to ensure the specific elements of design are consistent with your preferences, they improve the functionality of your home, enhance the visual aesthetics and value of your home as well as save homeowners time and money by avoiding costly mistakes.

With all these benefits your home refurbishment project will come together under the watchful eye of your professional consultant and your preferred choice of colour, décor, fabrics and the final touches will reflect your personality and lifestyle.

You also get the benefits of someone who is trained and competent and they often have project managements skills which are very important if the project is large and complex.

Always bear in mind that interior design is a versatile field that incorporates concept, design, decoration, planning and project administration. Most interior designers have a website showcasing their skills and this is the best way to find a designer in your local area.

Choosing someone to work with you on your home is a decision that takes research and there are certain areas you need to be familiar with.

Prior to choosing one, it is essential to decide on a clear concept for your project along with the outcomes and scope of work that need assistance, remembering to keep within your budget range.

A design project can take several weeks from concept to implementation so choosing an interior designer that can demonstrate planning and organizational skills with the ability to listen and communicate well is paramount.

You should also research and check the background of the interior designers that you are considering and find out if their qualifications and experience are suitable for your project.

Check to see if your designer has been formally trained and their level of experience and ask to see some of their completed projects.

Another good idea is to look for testimonials from previous clients so that you will have an idea on how they carry out their work.

And last, but not least, make sure that everything is stated on the Terms and Conditions so both parties know exactly where they stand in terms of budget, completion time any other issues before you get started.