LED which stands for “light-emitting diode,” is a lighting technology that is long-lasting and extremely energy-efficient, but they’re not ready to supplant all other bulbs yet. For one, they provide only directional light, not diffused light, making them ideal for task lighting, but not as great for general room illumination. Continue reading Light Bulbs. A Mystery Uncovered.
A kids room, like all others, should be functional. It can be fun as well but you’ll want this to be a space that encourages rest and relaxation if it’s where your child sleeps. Read on for our tips to create an inviting and practical kids room. by Fiona Kelly, Interior Designer & Spruce Up Stylist Proportions and Layout Your child may want a loft … Continue reading Styling & Design Tips for Kids Spaces
Think of your outdoor space as an open air extension of your home. Make it a place where you want to hang out or entertain when the weather cooperates. by Fiona Kelly, Interior Designer & Spruce Up Stylist Create a place to gather Include seating for guests, table(s) for food and drinks and perhaps a weather resistant rug to define and anchor the space. Add … Continue reading Styling & Design Tips For Your Outdoor Area
“Your entry will set the tone for your entire home. Make it stylish but start with essentials like hooks, shoe storage, floor mat, mirror and a place to set keys and mail. Then you can get fancy with accessories and decor. Whether it’s a full on foyer or simply an open space on the inside of your front door you’ll want a few things to … Continue reading Styling & Design Tips For Your Entry
by Fiona Kelly, Spruce Up stylist Your kitchen should above all else be functional. Set yourself up for success Arrange your kitchen to allow for easy access to everyday tools, gadgets and provisions so you can get on with your culinary creations. An efficiently organized kitchen will set you up for cooking success. Keeping frequently used items easily accessible will prevent you from hunting when … Continue reading Styling & Design Tips For Your Kitchen
Working from home sounds like a dream to those who don’t do it. Though it does indeed provide flexibility and other perks it can also be challenging in terms of separating life from work. One of the best ways to make a clear separation between a pending project and a pile of laundry or other non-job related tasks is to have a designated work space. This does not require you to have a separate room in your home or apartment. In fact, it can be a converted closet or a nook in the kitchen. The goal is to create a mental separation between paying work and (non-paying) life chores by creating a joyful and productive area to focus. The following list offers a few key elements for making this a reality. In general, things that appeal to you visually will inspire you. Truthfully, you don’t need to invest a ton of money to make you workspace look and feel great. Continue reading Styling & Design Tips For Your Office
Tips for choosing the right size, fabrication and placement of an area rug. Living Room • If possible, leave an equal amount of rug exposed around the furniture on at least 2 sides to create balance. • The rug shouldn’t touch baseboards. • When furniture is against a wall, place the front legs on the rug. • Anchor a small space using a rug in … Continue reading Rug Buying FAQ's