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My Favorite Season — Autumn

“In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November”.
Rose G. Kingsley
The Autumn Garden.

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Another great blog entry from House Appeal!

House Appeal

Centuries old, the enduring substance and weight of brick walls has certainly not lost its structural appeal…

A brick is described as a block or single unit of a ceramic material used in masonry construction, usually stacked together, or laid using various kinds of mortar to hold the bricks together and make a permanent structure. True bricks are ceramic, and are created by the action of heating and cooling. Typically produced in common or standard sizes in bulk quantities, bricks typically contain ingredients such as Silica (sand), Alumina (clay), Lime, Iron Oxide and Magnesia as well as shale, soft slate, calcium silicate, concrete or can even be shaped from quarried stone. Clay, however, is the most common material. The length and width of the common brick has remained fairly constant as it evolved to become a standard building substance. To appreciate the art of masonry and mortar, a…

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Closet Inspirations: Seasonal Assessments Of Personal Style

Wow! My type of closets….

House Appeal

At the change of seasons, we find ourselves pondering the needs of our changing wardrobes. It becomes key to reassess our closets, armoires and other means of stylishly housing our collected and treasured classic pieces, esteemed shoes and coveted accessories.

To find inspiration within our own wardrobes of acquired taste is paramount. An evolution of personal style, indeed. What lines our shelves and hangs in waiting should not be a mass of fashionable moments of temporary style of fashionable seasons gone by, but garments that represent who we are today. Evolving style. Fine tuning our personal style and flair, I like to say. It is not a whirlwind of acquiring trends, but rather, obtaining classic pieces. Foundations. The basics, if you will. “Classics” that will travel with us through time, earning a deserving place amidst our inner walls. Trends have their place. Current style…

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Comment from DesignStaging: Although it’s still 98 degrees here in Houston, I am ready for Fall decor and the warmth the colors bring.

Interiors for Families

I SO wanted to do a post about summery, beachy, coastal decor today – we’ve spent several days at Second Beach here in Newport while on vacation, and I’ve been more inspired than usual. However, the fact of the matter is that fall is just around the corner, and for those of us (most of us) who are not fortunate to actually live on the coast of some body of water, that often means switching up the seasonal accessories.

I definitely will not be doing any elaborate autumnal accessorizing this year, as we’re moving in a couple of months, so I thought I’d live vicariously through others who have created beautiful fall vignettes that might inspire you to do the same. Click on the photo sources for more information on how to recreate these looks, or use them as a jumping off point to do your own thing!

 

Cornucopia Table

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Consignment Stores: an option to consider for resale

3218 Broadway, Pearland TX 77581

I like the concept of consignment stores acting as a selling agent for me, where items are priced and placed on their retail floor… it beats yard sales and Craigslist. The split can range anywhere between 35/65 to 50/50. Not bad for not having to provide consumers with sales and professional knowledge, as well as the merchandising necessary for showcasing your valuables.

At Hidden Treasures, they will contract your merchandise for up to 6 months. After the sixth month, they will reduce the item by 50%. Prices are agreed upon with consideration given to the condition, style, color, and demand for your items. Where most consignment businesses accepts decorative items, furniture, glassware, collectibles, and kitchenware, there are others who also accept toys and clothing. And make sure they offer payment plans such as layaway and 90 days same as cash, you want to be competitive with the major retail outlets.

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Happy Consigning!

Design classic (16) – the steamer trunk

Comments from DesignStaging: so multi-functional in any space. Great blog!

Caribbean Living

Haaaappy Friday folks, what are you up to this weekend??  We’re going climbing tomorrow and then off to Singas again on Sunday – looking forward to another dose of that city!

So for today’s design classic post I thought I would take a closer look at something that’s been playing on my mind for approximately the last three years: the vintage steamer trunk.

(credit: Restoration Hardware)

Whether they’re used as a table, bar, end-of-bed-storage or simply to add a touch of vintage charm to a space, these puppies seriously have impact. I actually really dislike the ones made into chests with drawers (why would you do that to a gorgeous vintage piece?!) but the real deal trunks and suitcases are firmly lodged in my heart.  All I can say is that Restoration Hardware have a lot to answer for…

So here are my fave inspiration piccies right now:

Don’t really think it’s possible…

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Houston Charity Center Helps 1,500 Families In Need

Houston Charity Center Helps 1,500 Families In Need.

Comments by DesignStaging: Staging works!

Add Character to your space with Accessories!

I love going on the hunt for new design accessories in the marketplace!  I look for creative and innovative home jewerly that will enhance  any of my design projects. I guess I’m a homejewerly-nista…. besides, you cannot feel fully dressed without your jewerly…. now can you?

Here’s some home decor items to look out for:

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There’s more details and accessories at DesignStaging on Pinterest….

Later and Happy Styling!

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Comment by DesignStaging: Here’s that opportunity to create that great “impression” and entice the buyer to want to see more! Thanks Imogen for sharing.

homestagingbrisbane

Your entrance hall is the first opportunity buyers will have of seeing inside your house (after their first impressions of the outside) so it’s important to stage it right. The hallway needs to set the tone for the rest of the house in terms of colour, style and feeling. If buyers love your hallway they will want to continue onto the other rooms.  Here are a couple of tips:

  • Daily life needs to be stored away. No evidence of keys, shoes, schoolbags, hats, post, homework or family photos
  • If your hallway is your main entrance then it probably needs a good clean and a coat of paint. Hallways usually take a lot of wear and tear
  • The paint colour that you choose should blend in with the rest of the house and be light yet welcoming. A warm neutral such as Dulux Hogbristle, quarter or half strength is perfect

  • Hallways…

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