Upholstery Cleaning and Stain Removal Tips New upholstered furniture can be very expensive. If you have a sofa, chair, loveseat, or some other type of upholstered furniture that is in good condition but just dirty, these upholstery cleaning tips will save you money and time shopping for new furniture. Most often, people will clean an existing piece of furniture and be totally, amazed at how incredible it looks. Considering that people and sometimes pets sit on furniture, it is no wonder it gets dirty. Even simple aged furniture can benefit from a good cleaning. The key with upholstered furniture is choosing the appropriate type of cleaning method. Getting the Upholstery Stains Out Maintaining a clean home is part of having a happy home where people enjoy living. The most important thing to remember when cleaning upholstery is to consider the fabric. Butter Stains The family sits around to watch a movie and in comes the hot, buttered popcorn. Oily Cheese Stains Cheese is another food product that is seen spilled on upholstery.
LA FIRME | Accueil Bamboo Lamp and Swan Lamp by Duck Image Lighting Made Simple Gotta love these minimal LED desk lamps by Duck Image. The Bamboo Lamp combines natural wood and aluminum into one angular, cohesive unit while the Swan Lamp boasts an elegant curved, aluminum arm. With intuitive touch-sensors, both are as simple as they are easy to use. The housing of the lamps is designed to hide components like screws and wiring for a clean, seamless finish. Designer: Duck Image
Contemporary Design is Easy and Elegant Contemporary Home Decorating Basics 1. Always start with what you love most. Whenever you decorate or re-decorate a room, take something you love as a starting point. Let’s say you really like your Grandmother’s settee and wouldn’t part with it for the world. The things you love most can set the stage and guide you in editing the contents of a room until you are left with a truly original, inspired living space. Andrée Putman, world-renowned guru of contemporary interior design, said (House & Garden 10/1985): “I have no recipe for how to combine things. Andrée Putman So the secret is to trust your gut. 2. The first and most important element in a mix of contemporary home decor is – you. So take the time to look at, ‘listen to’, and develop a sense for your possessions. One mistake many people make at this stage is to talk themselves out of their own abilities. Please don’t do that to yourself! Get rid of them if you can – or hide/(slip)cover/paint them if you can’t. 3. 1. 2. 3. Try it.
index Be Happy - Urban Exterior by Viktoria Tomova Park Lover’s Pit-Stop Viktoria Tomova’s urban outdoor rest area concept, Be Happy, features a unique mechanical awning system that can be retracted and extended via sunlight sensors or at the push of a button. The clean, minimal form of the U-shaped columns provides ample support for the protective covering while avoiding obtrusion of the view to the surrounding nature. Intelligent spatial decisions and purposefully placed seating also provide a nice balance of both privacy and invitation. Designer: Viktoria Tomova
Tips for ReDecorating ReDecorate Your Home List Here is a way to re-new the look of a room without spending a fortune. It is called “Re-Design” or “Re-Decorate” This involves using items in other rooms to achieve the maximum design of a room. Follow this list to make this project fun and exciting. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Whatever you decide to do – you should make it fun and exciting. Like this: Like Loading... Furniture Collection by Arco da Velha Public Spaces and Not So Boring Furniture The Furniture Collection by Arco da Velha, a Portuguese design furniture brand, has launched a new set of products for public spaces and and domestic environments. There’s a consistency in the minimal design which quite frankly looks better than most public space furnishings. There’s something juvenile about the way the color palette jumps off these very linear lines. Designer: Arco da Velha
Benches, Chairs, Litter Receptacles, Ash Urns, Tables, Umbrellas - Site Furniture - Landscape Forms Landscape Forms manufactures a wide array of pedestrian and area lighting including luminaires in classic, contemporary and transitional styles designed by acclaimed landscape architects and Industrial designers such as BMWDesignworks USA, Robert A.M. Stern, and John Rizzi.