Do you lie awake at night, tossing and turning before finally falling into a restless sleep? Maybe it's not the laundry list of worries, but instead just the color of your bedroom. According to a new study published in British news source the Daily Mail, your chosen shade of paint can have an effect on the quality of the rest that you get. What's the best color for getting quality shut-eye? Blue. according to researchers from the Edinburgh Sleep Centre, the … [Read more...] about Incorporate this color into your design to get a good night’s rest
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It's no surprise that in many cities the first floor apartments are the ones that usually get rented last. Though move-in is a breeze and you don't have to worry about triggering your fear of heights, these dwellings have a higher risk for break-ins and a reputation for being an easy target for neighborhood vermin. And since windows are often street-level, there is also a little less privacy in a first floor dwelling. Whether it was your personal choice or a combination of … [Read more...] about Personalize a first floor apartment while maintaining privacy
If you're lucky enough to live in an old building, you're probably familiar with the mixed bag of charm and upkeep that is typical of such residences. After all, most new buildings simply don't have the same level of detail in terms of mouldings, plaster work and unique layout than those that were constructed more recently.Still, this level of workmanship comes at a price. Older buildings typically see more of a need for repair, since all aspects of the home - the pipes, … [Read more...] about Place drapery panels between sections of ornate window
Black walls have long been a favorite technique for designers who are searching for something edgy to accent their designs. Rather than projecting a morbid connotation, which is what the color is often associated with, using this daring hue on walls can often give a space a luxurious and stately feeling, making it all the more appealing for those who spend time there. Still, it takes guts to use black in your home.If you're considering using this shadowy tint … [Read more...] about Would you paint your walls black?
Once you've picked out the perfect curtains and drapes for your home, the task of decorating isn't done, as tying them in with the rest of your room and brightening the remaining space to match the newly redone window treatments is also necessary. If you have read our blog before, you are probably familiar with the idea of installing your window treatments above the top of the window itself and letting them hang all the way to the floor. This will give … [Read more...] about Make sure to adjust your tieback positioning correctly
Every year, the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the most talked-about red carpet events of the spring. The star-studded guests all step out in incredible gowns and tuxedos that honor the theme of the occasion as well as speak to their impeccable sense of style. Though it's only a party, the winning looks that are seen by the worldwide press here tend to dictate the direction that the fashion world goes in that year. This year's gala … [Read more...] about Incorporate punk style into your home