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The house in south London was in a Victorian town. It was spacious and artistic. Whenever you look at it, you admire it. This house was occupied by a couple Berthas cool and Donald Lamb with two children Amy 13 years & Mona 11 years. The house was located on the conservative area. It was situated at the end of the road, and after looking around may be classified as original conservatory on the first floor.
The couple was willing to have an extra bathroom for their children. When they came to know that there is no need to demolish the old conservatory, the recognized this would be the perfect, if unusual place to put it. When asked, Berthas told that: “Before starting may work, I make the drawing of the plan, because I was good at technical drawing in college and may use the instruments very well. I also tried to make an estimation that how much it cost and how much I have to put aside for it. This was an unusual plan, so I failed to do any thing perfectly. I make a conversation with my husband and call an architecture who was also a technician. He told us that there is no plumbing in it, so we may start from the kitchen below. The bathroom will be extended nicely. He also told us about the heating the space, because two of the walls were made of glass. That was our luck that we get permission from department of health that we may install covered ceiling so we may insulate the roof. Now we adjusted thicker pans of glass than before, so that we get enough heat & warmness in the winter season.
That was a real architectural technician but as I get an idea that we have to convert the conservative, I took help from magazines for shower room. I have in mind when I have gone to Thailand and California I saw there were spa showers, a combination of stone & glass. To give you an idea I want to tell you tell you in short that the two sides of the conservatory are of glass, I thought it will be a perfect style to adopt. I also saw a great steam generator shower being demonstrated. It provides your shower sufficient steam and you may take steam bath in your own bathroom. I favored this idea.
We face a big problem when the builder discovered just after starting that they have to crush down the back wall of the house before raising the ceiling levels downstairs. When the installation was carried out the floor was laid three times to get an even finish. To get an airy and well finished bathroom was a dream which came true at last. It was grey and cloud cover from outside. Now the bathroom is bright shining, warm and delightful. It was really interesting because from the beginning I manage the project job myself, so I was able to supervise everything nicely.
When you buy a new kitchen table its paint last for a long time, so there is not anything to worry about. The trouble rises when refinish the paint of any old table. People make a mistake when apply paint on the old paint. When they adopt this practice they fail to achieve any good result. We give you some tips & ideas to refinish your kitchen table at the time when it becomes old and looks awkward.
1- Take a duster and remove all the dust from the table. Clean it carefully. So that when you apply paint over the surface it may not come out after a week.
2- You have to remove the legs of the table by a screwdriver, if it is joined by screws. Some tables have fixed legs that may not be removed.
3- Take a sand paper and rub it carefully on all parts of the table. In this way the surface will be finish and a good painting can be done. If you are not in mood to sand it manually then take an electric sander to sand the wooden surfaces.
4- Sand it skillfully, because you have to remove not only all the dust but to clean the previous paint. When dust & old paint will be removed the surface smooth.
5- After rubbing it with sandpaper clean it with a cloth.
6- Take a large brush for spread surfaces and start painting the table. The small brush will be useful for legs only.
7- When you finish painting and apply one coat successfully, then let be dried for al least six hours. After this apply the second coat and leave it for dryness.
8- Always use washable paint for kitchen table. It will be easy for you when your mood change and you want to switch on any other color.
9- Now set the legs of the table and put the table in kitchen or in dinning space.
10- It is to remember that give a suitable margin of time to dry when you paint anything. It will be nice to use the newly painted table after 24 hours. Go on dinning with new colors and nice finishing.
Hang a picture or a painting on a wall is also an art. What is color of wall and what we are going to hang should have symmetry, proportion and color adjustment. There is a common practice that we hang artwork at the eye level, so that the center of the artwork may come to our focal point.
Balance the Art Work In Respect to the Size Of The wall:
If you have a small wall to decorate with pictures, then select small pictures for it. But if the wall is larger in size then, select large pictures for it. Keep in mind that the setting should be compact. The space in between the picture frames should be equal and there should be perfect proportion.
Balance the Art Work With In Respect to the Size of the Furniture:
If there is any furniture in the room where you are hanging the artwork, it should not be larger than the size of the furniture. For example if there is any table or sofa, the picture may be 75% of its width.
Light Work for Artwork:
Lighting always enhances the impression of art work. If a dreamy artwork is not lighted well it will lost its impression. Properly lit paintings or pictures seem to be real and dramatic.
The Combination of Colors and Size:
When going to hang a picture in your room, must see the color of the walls, picture is making a contrast or matching with it? Also consider the size and color of the furniture. The color of the picture or painting should not disturb you mentally, because every color has a particular effect on every man.
Framework Adds Beauty:
The proper framing of the painting or picture adds beauty to work. So at the time of framing you should be creative.
Hanging Artwork in Horizontal Lines:
The people overlook the line of hanging the artwork, but it has also an importance. It sets the mood of the room. Horizontal lines seem to be wide and improve the entire decoration.
Hanging Artwork in Vertical Lines:
Vertical lines seem to be formal, but add fantasy. The height looks elegant & refined.
Hanging Artwork in Diagonal Lines:
Undoubtedly it will look dramatic & exciting, if the pictures will be hanged in diagonal lines. Although it is not a good practice, but this technique is used in stairwell.
Hanging Artwork in Symmetrical Style:
This arrangement produces a formal & casual feeling. When arrangement is divided in half, each half will be the mirror image of the other, it should be balanced perfectly. It develops a special effect and pleases the observer. This way of hanging is called symmetry.
Hanging Theme of Art:
If the picture was not hung to wall carefully & securely, it may come out at anytime and as a result may be damaged & spoiled. So what is the solution? Hang the pictures with strong hooks, keeping in view the size and weight of the pictures. It will be better to hang them in drywall hangers.
Contrast Color Gives An Impact:
The mat also gives a nice impact when placed behind the pictures. The contrast colors enhance the presentation and artwork. If the wall is of dark color, choose lighter color mat & vice versa.
Something Different For Fun:
Try to frame various item in one mat and frame, it may produce a fun in a room. Three in one improves the interest and save the costs of framing. As result you get a larger piece which can be a nice proportion for the room.
a) Use of patterns
When you finish your house, you color it, but remember one thing that pattern is very important decorative for any room. Now it depends upon you that use it to add interest or to comfort and console. If you want to add pattern in an easy way then start it by soft furnishing. Cover some cushions with floral print to contrast with striped sofa. After that you can work for the entire room of patterned wallpaper. Remember to limit color to one key shade, with smaller amounts of two or three basic tones for adding depth.
b) For country feel, use natural prints
If you want a country style, then make a choice for floral pattern. In main print use a wallpaper, then make an addition of smaller design and stripes. On the other side if you are feeling papering to every wall is over,
Then cover only one and print others.
c) How to use pattern
1- Select a basic color and for toning idiom color, then keeping in mind the shade, select the patterns.
2- If you want to take an inspiration for different pattern grouping, then look at magazines, hotels, shops and also your friends’ home.
3- You should not have any burden on your mind for pattern. Make a plan first, then collect samples and put them together to see how they are looking and what shape they are forming.
Meaning of colors
At that time we become very much conscious, when any visitors come to our house. We look around our house with great care, the old stair carpet, outdated curtains which you were going to replace soon.
Where we live is sometime counts. It is influenced by location and family circumstances, but the way you decorate and the setting of furniture reflects your personality. If you want to make an impression that you are sociable, paint your front door brightly. Whereas paler colors mean a less confident personality, with a more understated style.
If you have high walls fence and a brightly colored door, it reflects that you see your home as a fortress, not willing to see by all, but welcoming the selected one, like family and friends.
When you look quickly into the hall an instant impression will form. If your doors of the room are tightly shut and not saying anything about the owner of the house, then really it will be an unfamiliar place for outsiders. Surely it has a meaning that you don’t want to disturb your private life and safe your home from dirty eyes.
The second scenario is that when your guests enter in the same hall it is well lit and huge walls decorated with paintings or family photographs. The mirrors are placed beautifully. This shows that you are happy to welcome visitors into your home life.
Give the room a natural look
Give your home a feeling of understand simple elegance influenced by the Far East. Start with a delicate backup of washed-out colors and then build up the look with feminine furnishings, unfussy contemporary furniture and more decorative cultural style pieces will sit together in perfect style. Add luxurious textures like velvet and silk for sensual surroundings and display a few beautiful objects to finish the look. Include a single exotic flower, a nice orchid plant, or a stem of pretty greenery to give the room a natural look.
A finishing look
Turn your home into a cozy place with a luxurious quilt. It will look and feel fabulous as an extra layer of warmth on your bed, or show off your quilt by hanging it on a wall as a work of art at a window as a curtain, or drape it over a sofa to add home-spun color to the living room. Finish the look with a few co-coordinating cushions.
Remember art is life
Choosing the right art for your walls can be tricky, so if you are looking for something different then create your own by painting a blank canvas. Canvases are a great way of transforming a room; they are also very light and easy to hang.
Extra special gift
If you need an extra special gift for your loved one, have your own message printed on a fun piece of pottery for a memorable and useful present.
Glowing spice colors
Draw the curtains, light the fire and surround yourself with feel-good fabric, luxurious textures and hot spice colors that positively glow. This year, you will find shops bursting with furnishings in the intense hues of cinnamon and turmeric. Mix them with dark wood furniture the color of star anise and bask in the rich, relaxing atmosphere of the East.
Create a cocoon
Build your own place by creating the cold grey with a luxury look that is a new twist on an old decorating favorite. Layer up with luxurious fake fur throws and classic plaids and stripes in natural shades of creamy white, oatmeal and rich chocolate. Plump up sofas with large cushions that you can curl up with, and soften floors with rugs that you can pad about on barefoot. In the bedroom, create a cocoon with layers of textured throws and irresistible bed linen that will make it a place you will long to sleep in.
Forget the tacky image of fake plastic flowers; the latest silk blooms are stunning. Available in pretty bouquets or single stems, even passionate gardeners may not notice they are not the real thing. Combine with fresh seasonal foliage to make an even more spectacular display.
Always purchase new crockery
Update your tableware this season with richly colored dinner service ideal for seasonal soups, and hot drinks.
Take fluffy towels
When soaking in a relaxing bath on a chilly winter evening keep plenty of these luxurious Egyptian cotton close at hand.
Home decoration is an art and you can make your home beautiful only with your creativity within a very low budget. Today I am going to share with you a very simple idea, which is for everyone. No any technicalities are required, because we are going to make a simple but really beautiful leaf mat. Autumn leaves give the news of change in season. After the green and hazy blues of summer autumn reminds us to welcome winter. So to welcome winter season, you can make leaf mat for your dinning tables. That is the wonderful way to welcome winter.
So for the leaf mat the things you needed are a piece of cotton fabric, poster board, any seasonal leaves, pencil and china marker, scissors, fabric dyes, spray bottles, empty squeeze-mustard bottles, an iron, spray-starch. If you are using new fabric then soak it in the water for a while and after rinsing dry it. Take the leave of oak or maple. Now trace the pattern on the fabric with the help of china marker, you can use any other leave as well. Then cut the pattern carefully.
For the dinning table try to make 4 or 6 leaves patterns, may be with the same leaves or different leaves. Now its time to dye the leave pattern, you can choose dyes colors according to your own choice, but according to me you can use orange, red gold and green to make it autumn leaves. Try to work outside the room and table should cover with plastic sheet to avoid the colors to be printed on the table.
You can use spray paint on the fabric leaves as well as dyes but make sure next color should be apply before the drying of the previous colors and apply dyes to the fabric leave as it required. Then let it dry completely and then rinse with water to remove the extra color. After drying, iron the leave and apply Dritz to the corners by following the instructions of the pack. This will make the fabric strong and in the end spray with starch water and iron it.
There are many occasions which can be celebrated with emotions and lots of love, it may be your mom/dad birthday’s celebration or their wedding anniversary. We all want to celebrate these events with some fun and happiness. Every little effort shows your unconditional love for them. So to make your event more beautiful and cherish able, you have to do such small arrangements. Today I am going to share with you a very simple but really adorable act that can be appreciated by your loved ones.
So if you decorate your father day table or want to celebrate his birthday party then I will tell you how you can make your father’s table special by napkin folds. Today I am going to tell you how you can make neckties napkins for the dinner table. The things you required are the just the fabric of your own choice. For the best folds it should be of 24 inch square.
Start with the napkins; put the napkin on the iron stand diagonally then fold it first from the left side then from the right side. Both sides should be even about one-third downward to length of the napkin, fold up the thin top point to left and a little down then overlap the napkin from side to side. Then take the lean point and carry on the main area of the napkin toward left, by this you have make the knot of the tie. Fold the point backside of the top area of tie that will make loose knot of the tie. Then make the shape of the tie knot that you like . Place the card on the table and napkin on the plate. Make further arrangements for this special day arrangements.