Wednesday, April 26, 2017

beautiful small home designs


the garvey's have gone for five days, we have been working on their project for eight months, and this is the week of the reveal. please join us to watch how the garvey project in san diego california comes to a complete and wonderful crescendo at the end. all the construction's been done, the built in's, the paint is on, but for five days the clients move out of their house and we come in as a team, bringing this entire project to completion. you're going to get to see not only the before pictures, but what it takes to get to the end, and exactly how our clients respond to their brand new beautiful home. please join us. husband: it was everything i expected and more. i'm not someone who cries often, but i cried when i saw the pictures of my dad put up in a way i could never have imagined. wife: the warmness of it, the colors and the warmth and to just feel like i am comfortable, and that others are comfortable coming here, and it's nice to see our own personal touches, the feel of it just feels right. rebecca: oh you like that?

wife: it makes it much easier to just grab glasses or you know. little girl: my favorite one is that one. rebecca: oh is it? little girl: yeah, that's my favorite picture. the garvey's wanted a family friendly home, with a modern twist on traditional style. using rich and sophisticated finishes fixtures and furniture, we updated it to be the home they were longing for. this stuffy living room was seldom used. so i created a cozy conversational area, with four upholstered chairs,

an eclectic set of side tables, and a ten foot tall bookcase. the perfect backdrop for liked and little accessories and plates. geometric patterned window treatments replaced the old traditional draperies, creating a first impression drama the room was screaming for. the china hutch was abandoned, and traditional panel mould in a deep espresso finish was added to one wall. this provided the perfect spot for the commissioned painting of our clients beautiful little girls. modern, classic dining room furniture placed beneath the fabulous new chandelier tops this room off as a destination spot for parties and for entertaining, this once average staircase and hallway, now set a clean and updated transition between rooms. . one thing this house did have was a large family room.

large in fact. at least for its existing entertainment center. our clients dream of a flat screen television was in serious question. first order of business, i eliminated the deep hole intended for the tube t.v., and created a stone fireplace with a beefy mantle. i incorporated hand forged rod iron pieces for the windows and added bookcases spanning the entire width. now, the plasma television, oversized sectional sofa and comfy chairs fill the space appropriately. touches of brilliant color tie the room together with artwork, pillows, books and accessories. it%u2019s tough to be excited about an outdated kitchen. changing the finish on the cabinetry to deep espresso brought this kitchen up to today's standards. with eight foot tall maple cabinets in a ten foot tall room,

dark pieces of art trick the eye into believing that the cabinets extend all of the way to the ceiling on the left. while custom made cabinets on the right actually do. a new pantry door, custom window treatments, and a swanky new pendant light dropped over the island do the trick for this kitchen's mini facelift. when our client needs to escape from the family for occasional work at home, the room just off the living room proved to be the perfect spot. a quiet retreat in mind, i closed in the opening between the two rooms with a custom made arched window and beautifully crafted iron inserts, which still allow light to filter through. handsome wood paneling, textured grass wallpaper and a custom made desk, suiting his specific needs combined with some personal touches, this room is fit for today's executive at home. one thing i'm sure of, our clients are enjoying the investment they made in their home. they now know what it means to live. your. style.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

beautiful new home designs


you guys know that i love color but today,i am going to show you that black and white can be also cool. what !? in this tutoriali'll show how you can easily achieve these pretty black and white mix and match nails.hey loves! today i'm back with another nail art tutorial and it's a really special onebecause it's a collaboration with the beautiful jen from the channel missjenfabulous.she makesdiy, beauty videos and amazing nail art tutorials. i love how they are always so creative, easyto make and they always turn out fantastic. so we decided to join our nail art forcesand create mix and match nails. i came up with this all black and white design, whileshe created a gorgeous colorful one. make sure to watch her tutorial. it will be linkedat the end of this video and in the description

box. but first, let me show you how to achievethis monochromatic creation, so go grab your black and white polish and let's dive in.my black and white polish are ready but let's put them on a side for a minute because wehave to prime our nails with a base coat first. this way we block the nasty staining and keepour nails pretty and healthy. alright, now our nails are prepped and readyfor some color. paint your thumb and pointer black. i have to apply two coats for an opaqueresult. then paint your middle, ring and pinky finger in white. at this point your nailsshould look like this. quite a funny manicure! but don't worry because we are just gettingstarted! time to take out your artistic skills and make some designs!on the ring finger we are making a beautiful

flower design. dip your medium sized dottingtool in black polish and make five dots close together like that to represent the petals.make several of these flower shapes all over your nail. some can be bigger, some smallerbecause there are all sorts of flowers out there.i still need some smaller dots to make the design fuller. leave the polish dry and thenproceed with the white. make smaller white flower shapes on top of the bigger black ones.this way you will keep that black flower silhouette, which i think looks so stunning. and it seemslike the design was so difficult to make when it's in fact so easy! to complete the designmake black dots in the center of each flower. i think this design is so pretty even as anaccent nail to a solid manicure. on my right

hand i made this design on my thumb and ijust switched the colors - so i have white flowers on black background and i absolutelylove it! on the pinky we are making the easy and alwayscute polka dots design. make a row of dots along the center of the nail and then addtwo rows by the sides. you can go for bigger or smaller dots, i went for a medium sizedones. if you don't have a dotting tool you can use a q-tip or a toothpick to make thisclassic but lovely design. so far we made two black designs on the whitebackground. but, on the middle finger, we are making a yin yang which represents balanceand will connect all of the black and white designs into a story. here's how to make aperfect yin yang sign in an easy way! i like

to mark three dots along the center of thenail. now just connect these dots making an "s" shape using a striper, precise brush oreven a toothpick. it doesn't have to be flawless right away, you can always go in later andperfect it. then color one half in black. yin yang represents how opposite forces areactually interdependent and give rise to each other. all we have to do now is make a blackdot on the white half and white dot on the black half of the nail. help!moving to our black background designs. on the pointer we're drawing white trianglesall over the nail. i am using my precise brush, which i got in a craft store for very cheap.and you guys know that i love it for nail art. the triangle lines don't have to be perfectand opaque yet – we are just making a draft

first! now we can go over all the lines againmaking them bolder and neater. i love this design! the white triangles look so cool onthe dark background, don't you think? this design itself could work great on all thenails or as an accent on a ring finger for example.on the thumb let's make some classic and classy vertical stripes. i am not very good witha striper. that's why i decided to use a tape, which makes perfect stripe designs super easyto achieve. stick parallel tape pieces along the nail, apply white polish and peel awaythe tape. here i am using a nail art tape, but you can make your own diy nail art tapeusing usual scotch tape and scissors in a minute! my white polish was getting quitethick and gloopy so i had to mix in a few

drops of nail polish thinner. voila! the perfectstripes in no time! oops i did it again! no problem because the precise brush takes careof such small errors in a sec. and here is our last design all done!i made the same designs on my right hand but i made horizontal stripes on the ring fingerand flowers on the thumb. finally we have to apply a top coat to sealall the designs, add some shine and protection. a matte top coat would look gorgeous on thesenails too, but unfortunately i couldn't find it in any local store! that is it for my monochromemix and match nail art. i hope you'll give it a try and if you do so, please share yourmasterpieces with me on my social media because you guys know that i love to see those. letme know in the comments, what nail art you

would like to see next and off course don'tforget to watch jen's mix and match nails and subscribe to her channel for more of herawesome videos. thank you so much for watching, i heart you and take care until next time.bye! black and white can sometimes be associatedwith plain and boring, but the story behind this strongest contrast is all but that. there'sno shadow without light and not a day without night.

Monday, April 24, 2017

beautiful homes interior design


[interior design ideas for the kitchen: appliances, flooring & countertops] hi, i'm nadia geller, interior designer for homestyler. [nadia geller, interior designer] today i'm going to help you choose floors, appliances and countertops for your kitchen remodel. first things first, start researching. look through magazines and design books. take photos of kitchens you like, and ask questions of your friends. keep everything together in a binder so you can refer to it as you go through the process.

there are so many options that the project may seem overwhelming at first. [www.homestyler.com] this is where a good design program can really help. i like homestyler. it's a free online service that helps you visualize your ideas in a real design layout, so you can actually see how things will look. get going by entering your kitchen's dimensions and placing the cabinets according to your current floorplan. now, start at your feet. what kind of flooring do you like?

tile, wood, laminate, there's even concrete. plug your favorites into your layout, and then switch your view to 3d to see how they look with your cabinets. experiment with different styles and textures. maybe you've always loved the look of pine floors, but will they work with your cabinets? once you have some idea of the floor you want, move on to your countertops. think about what kind of surface you want. there's man-made, stone and tile.

now pick a few and see how they'll look with the floors you liked. next step, appliances. what kind will you need? standard, chef or commercial grade? do you cook a lot of meals? will you host a big family dinner once a year? take stock of both your daily and occasional kitchen needs. the program lets you click on "appliances," even different brand names and finishes. you drag and drop them into your kitchen layouts.

now that you have the basics in, you can start playing with fixtures. look carefully at these. it's an important decision, because you really want them both to look good and function well. there's nothing worse than a tricky faucet. play around; indulge your imagination. and save your designs online so you can come back to them later, or share them and get ideas and feedback from friends. [choosing floors, appliances, countertops] [examine a variety of flooring and countertop styles]

[take stock of your daily and occasional kitchen needs] [make sure fixtures look good and function well] [www.homestyler.com] trying lots of things now will help you be more confident when you do finally make those expensive decisions. i'm nadia geller. to start designing your dream kitchen today, go to homestyler.com. [to start designing today, go to www.homestyler.com]

Friday, April 21, 2017

beautiful homes designs


in this tutorial i'll show you more than 10amazing ideas to decorate your room. ready? my room is so boring! wait... let's do this! hey loves! as promised i have a room dã©cortutorial for you, where i'm going to show you more than 10 epic ideas to spice up yourroom! and this video does not only include decorations, but also a complete room transformationbecause i warn you, i went all out and completely transformed my room from plain and boringto absolutely beautiful. want to see it for yourself? then just keep watching! for the first diy i decided to beautify myplain white furniture. and since we'll be using paint it's very important that you protectthe working area. you will need a paint brush,

sponge applicators, masking tape, primer andpaint. i'm going to paint 5 drawers, 2 in pink and 3 in aqua blue. i'll also add littlewhite dots on top, which will look adorbs, just wait for it! so let's start with thefirst drawer. we're just going to paint the front, so to keep that neat edge we need toprotect the inside with the masking tape. make sure your furniture is clean and dryand you're set to start painting. well, first we have to apply primer which assures thatpaint sticks firmly to the furniture and will last us many years. leave the primer to drycompletely and finally here comes the fun part – color! let's start with this prettypink. give the paint a stir and then just paint the front of the drawer and the sideedge. i love how with paint your can totally

transform a room for such a low price. let'smove to the blue paint. i love this blue-aqua, it's so beautiful! apply one even coat andlet the drawers dry for a day. then apply another coat. my paint was actually quitethick and one coat would do the job but i still decided to go for two. and here areall my painted drawers – so pretty! leave them dry completely before you start drawingthe dots. here i am marking where each dot should be – i went for 3 inches betweenthe dots and 1.5 inches between each row of dots. to make a perfect dot i am using a bigcircle puncher. make a circle hole in a piece of a masking tape to get this neat dot stencil.stick it on the drawer and paint the inside of the dot with a sponge applicator dippedin white paint. the perfect dot! if you want

the dotting to go faster you can also justmake them using a sponge applicator as it's shape is rounded. but i really wanted mineto look perfect so i took time for it. my blue drawer is done and look how beautifulit is! and here is the pink one finished too! all my drawers are done and i can't even explainhow happy i am with them. let's put them in place! i love how the white dots connect thepainted drawers with the rest of the furniture which i kept white. i adore my new furniture! for the bedding i chose a simple white onewith pink accents saying love is in the air. oh yeah! i also got this textured blanketfor when it gets a bit chilly. and i love to decorate my bed with pillows, a lot ofpillows! since they can actually be quite

pricey, i made this gorgeous smile and chevronpillows myself. i'll show you how to make the smile one first. to make it you will needan empty pillow case, which you can get for very cheap, scissors, fabric glue and wool. take your wool and write anything you like,i decided to write the word smile on my pillow because you know what they say: just smileand the world will smile with you. once you are happy with how the word looks like justtake your fabric glue and stick the wool in place. lift it up, apply a bit of glue andpress the wool down on the pillow case. in the end i am adding a little spiral abovethe letter “i” to represent the dot. and we are all finished with the adorable smilepillow. this project is literally done in

2 minutes and it doesn't really get any cuter!you can also make this pillow for a friend and maybe write his or her name on for a beautifulpersonalized gift. but i am keeping this one for myself! another idea is a chevron pillow. you'll needa white pillow case, masking tape, a pot for color, sponge applicators or a paint brush,scissors and fabric paint. if you want to protect the edges of the pillow like me, stickmasking tape pieces along all the four sides. now make the first chevron row by stickingmasking tape in a chevron pattern. then stick another chevron row right above this firstone and add another above that one. peel away the middle row and you get the perfect chevronrow stencil, which we're going to color later.

i love this technique because it gives youthe perfect parallel chevron rows and neat pillow in the end. okay, our chevron stencilis all ready for painting. i decided for pink and blue, surprise, surprise, to match myroom. first i am making a blue row using a sponge applicator. for a crisp and neat edgei recommend to move from the tape towards the center of the row. that way you preventthe color from leaking under the tape causing a messy chevron edge. when all the rows arecolored, peal away the masking tape to reveal the perfect chevron pattern. you can use morethan two colors or even just one for a more classic chevron pillow. i love making my owndecoration for the room because i can tailor them to suite my room perfectly. you can stophere because it already looks fantastic but

i decided to color the edges too. protectthe freshly painted chevron pattern with the masking tape and apply the color along thesides. remove the tape, leave your beautiful pillow to dry for a few hours and you areready to decorate your room with this masterpiece. i really like how these pillows make my bednot just incredibly cosy, but also absolutely gorgeous to look at. ok, my bed is pretty but there's stil a lotof room on my desk and dresser so let's make some quick decorations to put on those. forthis lovely colored sand cactus you will need some sand preferably white, cactus, biggerglass, food coloring, toothpicks, a few more glasses or pots for the sand and somethingto stir the sand with. distribute the sand

between glasses, i have four of them as ialso have 4 food colors. time for the fun part - coloring the sand! take a small amountof water and mix in a bit of color. i have blue, pink, green and yellow. pour the coloredwater in the sand and mix well to distribute the color evenly. if you put the food colordirectly into the sand glass the color won't incorporate evenly. trust me i tried it. it'smuch better to mix it with water first. how pretty do these look! i love them, i justwant to eat them! okay, now you have to let the sand dry completely... and then it's timeto make a pretty sandy house for our cactus. starting with green, off you go into the glass!i put my sand in little plastic bags just so it'll be easier to pour. place the cactuson and let's continue with pink. i love plants

but let's be honest all my plants die, soi figured a cactus is a low maintenance plant that gives life to your room but doesn't requiremuch time. that's perfect for me. look how beautiful sandy waves we're getting! i amabsolutely in love with this dã©cor idea. looks stunning and i had so much fun makingit. but be careful with cactuses, these guys can be really mean! a cute butterfly lamp, anyone? for this oneyou'll need a plain lamp, a bunch of colorful butterflies and a glue.we are going to decorate the lamp cover with these shiny friends. i am starting on top- all you have to do is put a drop of glue on the back of the butterfly and stick iton the cover. unique lamps can be quite expensive,

whereas this plain one cost me around 4 dollarsand i also got the chance to make it exactly how i like it! i bought these butterflieson the internet for a couple of dollars, so 6 bucks for this pretty lamp - not bad i'dsay. the top part is covered with the flying beauties so let's continue on the sides. tomake the lamp cover stay in place while working you can put something like a masking tapeinside. instead of the super glue that i am using, you can also go for a glue gun. butwhichever you are using be careful that you don't stick your fingers together! here goesthe final butterfly and we are finished with this unique lamp. it creates such a prettyshuttered light full of butterfly shadows. and can also work as a hat...

we all love candles... but how about thesesuper stunning colored candles made out of crayons? you'll need a candle glass, candlewick, crayons and white wax. select three colors, i'm going with green, pink and blue.put some wax in the pot and add a piece of crayon. now you need to melt the wax and crayonso you can either put it in a microwave, just make sure to use a microwaveable pot or justmelt it above the candle like me. i like watching how the wax melts and mixes with crayon. feelinglike a lab scientist. when everything is nice and melted give the colored wax a stir. herewe have the pink and here the blue. place an eraser under one side of the glass, holdthe candle wick in the middle and pour the melted wax in. when the first layer is dry,place the eraser under the other side of the

glass and pour your second color in. lastly,remove the eraser and pour your last color on top for that neat horizontal ending. you'releft with a gorgeous colorful candle. you can also use more than 3 colors. here i decidedfor a smaller slope and 4 wax colors. now your candles will give you that cosy warmfeeling and a nice pop of color to your room even when they're not burning. a very cute way of incorporating low maintenanceplants to your room is a bamboo stick in a tube with water decorated with colorful stones.hold your bamboo stick in the middle of the vase and pour in stones in colored layers.i started with green, then red and lastly yellow. that's it, how easy, fast and prettyis this diy! if you don't have a bamboo you

can totally make this stone terrarium withany plant of your choice and it will for sure brighten up any room. we also need to make some decorations forour wall, right? first i’m going to show you how to make this awesome paper flowergarland, which doubles as a hawaian necklace.you will need some colored paper, i have somepatterned as well, scissors, stapler, hole puncher, pencil, ruler and a string.measure a rectangle of about 5 by 2 inches, you can also make it larger if you want biggerflowers, and thenjust cut it out with scissors. fold your rectangle three times along theshorter side and unfold it again. we did this just to get these guiding lines all along.then fold the paper again but this time in

the zig zag manner like me. time to take ourstapler and make a punch in the middle of that little rectangle. cut away the cornersdiagonally, this will give you that pretty flower shape. open up your flower by joiningthe sides together and secure them in place with your stapler. now just make a bunch ofthem in different colors… aren’t they pretty?! when you have enough of flowers weare ready to thread them on the string. make two holes in each flower using a hole puncher.as you can see, i like leaving an empty petal between two petals with holes. finally leadthe string through the holes you’ve just made to hang all these cuties on. voila! weare all finished with this adorable flower garland. you can hang it above your bed, dooror window, i decided to place it on the wall

above my desk, so that when i am working ican see this beautiful creation in front. i love how it gives a lot of color and textureto my wall. another great wall art idea is this colorfulcanvas painting with a word on. the things we need are a masking tape, acrylic paintin different colors and sponge applicators. to start off stick your masking tape on thecanvas to write any word you like. you can be very creative here but keep in mind thatletters that consist only of straight lines are a bit easier to make – like the wordlive, which i went for. once your word is set you can color the painting in any possibleway. i went for bright neon colors and i decided to make wave shapes all over the paintingusing my sponge applicator. i decided to go

for the word live, just to remind me thatevery moment is a treasure that we have to cherish and enjoy. sometimes i get so busywith planning for the future, i get so excited about things that are about to happen andi kind of forget that the present is all that we actually have. i love this idea becausein the end the painting turns out so neat with the pretty letters while you can justslap the color on the canvas, not worrying at all. there we go. my canvas is entirelycovered in these happy fluorescent colors, so the only thing left for me to do is toremove the masking tape. see how cool it looks! this painting will not just make your walllook gorgeous, but it will also remind you to live life to the fullest every time yousee it.

i love having freshly cut vase flowers inmy room, but unfortunately they can be really expensive and they don’t really last long.no problem, because you can easily make these adorable pom pom flowers which will last forever.you’ll need some small tree branches, wool, scissors and glue.take your wool and wrap it around 4 of your fingers about 100 times. the more wool youwrap the fuller and prettier your pom pom when finished. after a while you’ll endup with a fluffy ball like this one. take a short piece of wool and wrap it around yourwoolen ball tightly. you end up with a bow shaped fluffiness. take your scissors andcut through the loops on both sides. the bow shape is gone but no problem because we gota cute fluffy pom pom with a bit messy hairstyle,

which we need to take care of. so just havefun with scissors and give your pom pom that lovely rounded shape. here you can decidewhether you want your flowers to be smaller and daintier or larger. i decided for bigstatement pom pom flowers, so i am keeping the fluffy balls nice and large. make moreof these using different wool colors for a more interesting colorful bouquet. i wentfor green, purple, yellow, blue and red. it’s time to attach some stems to our flowers,so take your tree branches, i got mine from a park nearby. apply some glue and place ona pom pom. there you go, we’ve got a beautiful flower bouquet ready to put in the vase.i decided to just use a jar as a vase. hmm... i think something’s missing here. let’sgo pick up some stones and fill up the vase

with them. bringing pieces of nature in yourroom will give so much life to it. and i love exploring the surroundings searching for thepretty things that nature created and that i can use in my diys. now that’s what i’mtalking about! the stones make the flowers stand more straight and together, which ilike. these look so pretty, don’t really smell like anything but.. hey that can befixed too. our flower vase is all ready to put on the desk, dresser or your night stand.so these were my 10 diy room dã©cor ideas. i really hope you like them and maybe gotsome inspiration for yourself. let me know what was your favorite part of the video.me personally, i really love how the drawers turned out. i think they are so pretty andthey really give a nice bold statement to

the room. but i also loved everything elseand i still have plenty ideas on my mind for room dã©cor and wall art so do let me knowif you would like to see more. i hope you guys are doing great. thank you so much forwatching. i love you and we'll talk soon! bye. being your own interior designer can be somuch fun. may it be a big furniture project or a cute little decoration - your creativitycan make a place shine.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

beautiful homes design


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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

beautiful homes design ideas


home design & decor beautiful easter table decorations and centerpieces easter table setting ideas easter dinner table settings these charming centerpieces will get your easter celebration hopping if you are planning an easter dinner or even if you’re not

you may be thinking about a centerpiece instead of paying a small fortune for a store bought piece, why not consider making one yourself after all, diy is what you love, right? easter dining table decorations easter table ideas we have collected 30 of the top easter centerpieces

that range from elegant and classic to fun and colorful whatever your preference, whatever your style we are sure to have a centerpiece in this collection that you can make yourself and really wow those dinner guests from plastic eggs to marshmallow peeps there is sure to be a piece that is going to capture your attention and that of your dinner guests

most of these can be made with supplies that you probably already have on hand and if not, many of them are really inexpensive and so easy that you can make them in a couple of hours or so. easter centerpieces happy easter

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

beautiful home interior design


"the difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones" -john maynard keynes minds eye design interior design cool and creative - home decorating inspiring modern ideas

Monday, April 17, 2017

beautiful home interior design photos


"the difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones" -john maynard keynes minds eye design interior design cool and creative - home decorating inspiring modern ideas

Friday, April 14, 2017

beautiful home designs photos


hello and welcome to our presentation. i am lin ronald commodore of champagne yacht club, representing michael avery of california. one of the most successful and awarded architects in our world today. you can see the depth of his work in this brief video slide presentation and it is obvious that he has a love of fine luxury homes he has also developed a niche market in garage architecture for car collectors he knows this better than anyone since he has done some very famous peoples work if you are considering getting some plans done for your new home , a new office of a garage for special collectible items ....contact us today.

for a limited time your professional design by michael is free in return for granting him master builder status on your upcoming project. imagine how much that can save you plus you have a licensed master builder that already knows exactly how much material and supplies are needed to buld your dream ( just the savings in that simple fact will be substantial.) we would also like to offer you a chance to get a free copy of michaels book by responding to this video. its easy just click the i for information button. great to meet you and we look forward to meeting you in person sometime soon. take care for now

Thursday, April 13, 2017

beautiful home designs exterior


hi! my name is karen dietz. i'm the owner and designer at karen dietzinteriors and we're here outside the sitterle homes model in serene hills in lakeway, texas,and we're going to talk about the hill country rustic nature of the exterior. we've got a great metal roof for starters,and we've got great stone accents, carriage lights that frame out the garage door, anda nice, contemporary-modern front door with clear glass that kind of leads you into thehouse. so let's go ahead, go in and take a look.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

beautiful home design plans


pottery barn where i livemaryanne brillhart my name's maryanne brillhart,i'm here in montecito, california, in my home that i built and designed. we designed the whole entry to just kind of smile when you drive up to the house, i actually purchased the property about fifteen years before i completed the home, and i had a dream one night that i'd bought the lot and i totally pictured my house on the lot, and i woke up, drew the sketch and the home was built fifteen years later.

it's all about light with this house. in the living room, we have the dining room and living room together with one massive santa barbara stone fireplace, it's great for cocktail parties, where people are just all over the place, but still in one room, i like the color and feel of pine furniture so most of these are old pine antiques, the old pine dining table is probably from the eighteen hundreds i find it's really difficult to fit in just the right lamps for the right places so what i found is you can just locate pieces and make them into lamps. there's some glass jars that i love, really old glass,

there's two teapots in the house, old silver teapots that i made into lamps, and also in the living room there's some big old pots that were pottery-type pots that i had two lamps made for. so probably most of my lamps throughout the house have been made from pieces and i just find the lampshades or have them made as well. i wanted a home that was so santa barbara montecito style, we have this perfect weather year-round, seventy degrees, so you want to open everything up,we just feel very casual here, and i want it to feel comfortable when anybody's here, ever, and not worry about a thing.

we made the kitchen family room one big room as well, it's another big space. i decided to paint my floors rather than to continue the oak floors in there, so we painted it a sage, kind of porch green. i like white with the stainless steel, and so we brought a lot of the good high-end stainless steel appliances into the house. actually, everybody says "wow," when they walk into my kitchen, and i don't think it's because it's an outrageously great kitchen, it's so light, people love to collect in the kitchen when you're cooking,

everybody's hanging out, having their drinks, people feel relaxed when they come to our home, everyone can just wear their jeans and come over, and relax. the sun room's a lot different from a lot of the other rooms in the house, in that it's all glass, it's uh, very light, and bright, all french doors, all the way around, probably my favorite room in the house is our library, it's all dark, very different from the rest of the house, dark green carpet, dark walls, only two chairs, and we have a fireplace and that's our reading room.

the master bedroom, well again i used my favorites, which is linen and white, and i could just live forever with that. it's very calm, i used textures that are calming for me. when pottery barn came to shoot at my house, i just find that they have so much to bring into the home, and transform my home into something else. i love pottery barn. i have quite a few of their items, because i use them mainly to accessorize my home, they kind of add a new look, and it just makes my house smile a bit.

please visit www.potterybarn.com for more ideas and inspiration.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

beautiful home design ideas


[interior design ideas for the kitchen: appliances, flooring & countertops] hi, i'm nadia geller, interior designer for homestyler. [nadia geller, interior designer] today i'm going to help you choose floors, appliances and countertops for your kitchen remodel. first things first, start researching. look through magazines and design books. take photos of kitchens you like, and ask questions of your friends. keep everything together in a binder so you can refer to it as you go through the process.

there are so many options that the project may seem overwhelming at first. [www.homestyler.com] this is where a good design program can really help. i like homestyler. it's a free online service that helps you visualize your ideas in a real design layout, so you can actually see how things will look. get going by entering your kitchen's dimensions and placing the cabinets according to your current floorplan. now, start at your feet. what kind of flooring do you like?

tile, wood, laminate, there's even concrete. plug your favorites into your layout, and then switch your view to 3d to see how they look with your cabinets. experiment with different styles and textures. maybe you've always loved the look of pine floors, but will they work with your cabinets? once you have some idea of the floor you want, move on to your countertops. think about what kind of surface you want. there's man-made, stone and tile.

now pick a few and see how they'll look with the floors you liked. next step, appliances. what kind will you need? standard, chef or commercial grade? do you cook a lot of meals? will you host a big family dinner once a year? take stock of both your daily and occasional kitchen needs. the program lets you click on "appliances," even different brand names and finishes. you drag and drop them into your kitchen layouts.

now that you have the basics in, you can start playing with fixtures. look carefully at these. it's an important decision, because you really want them both to look good and function well. there's nothing worse than a tricky faucet. play around; indulge your imagination. and save your designs online so you can come back to them later, or share them and get ideas and feedback from friends. [choosing floors, appliances, countertops] [examine a variety of flooring and countertop styles]

[take stock of your daily and occasional kitchen needs] [make sure fixtures look good and function well] [www.homestyler.com] trying lots of things now will help you be more confident when you do finally make those expensive decisions. i'm nadia geller. to start designing your dream kitchen today, go to homestyler.com. [to start designing today, go to www.homestyler.com]

Monday, April 10, 2017

beautiful design homes


top most beautiful wooden houses in the world beautiful homes

Friday, April 7, 2017

beautiful ceiling designs for homes


your dream home is just a weekend projectaway. we brag this video 32 easy diy upgrades thatwill make your home look more expensiveby peggy wang and other sources. here's you'll learn howto camouflage your tv like a living harry potter paintingsand how to place your rug properly and professionally. you are probably doing it wrong.and no one tell you that. 1. paint your vinyl or linoleum flooring.with a single diy link, you can turn a common vinyl floor like this.

to this one. 2. add cheap framed mirrors to closet doors,painted to match. the mirrors now suddenly look like they arebuilt in! 3. use tab curtains to cover up unsightlywire shelving. seriously.i can't be only person on earth who think a garage is a magnet for junk .the garage is an enigma to me. we clean it and then suddenly it is a disasteragain. well, we are finally able to upper hand it.. 4. basket-weave your drapes.i am sorry, if it would be harder than it

looks here. 5. add a simple hardware to your curtain tie-backs.you can get brass snap hooks for around $2 at any hardware store. 6. hide your television wires in a showercurtain rod. credit to freshcrush.com 7. use brackets to decorate a window thatdoesn't need to be covered up with curtains. 8. use napkin rings and ribbons to prettyup your shower curtain. or just tie them right onto the shower curtainrod. anyway…a perfect solution if the rings were getting

kinda rusty. 9. mix and match your sheer curtains.it will look especially dreamy in a teenage girl's bedroom. 10. know where to place your rug.for example, i've found that most people that use an area rug in their bedroom are either using the wrong size, or are placing in incorrectly under the bed. here's a diagram to scale using a queen sized bed and an 8 x 10 rug:

do this, instead of this let's take a look at the diagram for diningroom rugs. push those chairs out like you were going to sit down, and buy a rug larger than that space trust me, you and your guests will be much happier. next, as far as living rooms go, this is a diagramthat shows a pretty common type of layout, furniture-wise:

the rule of thumb is to put the front legsof the couch or chairs on the rug, and it still creates a separate and moreintimate space that way 11. decorate your fridge with washi tape or spray paint.from theeverygirl.com. 12. paint faux windows on your garage door.from conventional white garage door, to this look, and finally this one. from twopeasinabucket. 13. frame your tv.disguise that flat screen!

most of us have faced a dilemma of what todo about the all important tv when we are decorating our home. it's not an easy thing to get past as a designer. some designers won't even allow them in theirdesign unless they are fully enclosed and hidden!however, we know you and your family live in the realworld, and if you are like me, you want to have easyaccess to your tv, or have it available for the kids withoutsome big production. remodelaholic have a great tutorial for you.

this takes just simple power tools and basic carpentry skills. they chose re-purposed wood for theirs, and we love this! the idea would look great in almost any stylehome, from industrial chic to pottery barn traditional. feel free to choose whatever framing material fits your style and budget. check out the do it yourself tutorial inside info and another great tutorial from tommy & ellie on how to build this custom tv frame. here are more ideas.

and if building a frame isn't in your skillset, we have some more great ideas for disguising the tv! this is a great example of turning the tvinto art! notice how the color of the frame around the tv ties in with the other artwork! from decoratingyoursmallspace.com 14. attach some simple yarn tassels to yourbedskirt. fancy bedding can be so expensive.get this straight-out-of-anthropologie look

by buying or making tassels and attachingthem to your bedskirt. to make the tassels, you'll only need: 1. yarn (lion brand – 81 yard skein made 6 tassels) 2. something to wrap your yarn around that is the desired length of your tassel ( a clipboard worked perfect for these 8 inches tassels ). and, 3.scissors. click diy link we pasted.

and you'll get 7 easy to follow steps that won't break your sweat. thanks to holly from sister suit case and tatertotsandjello for the idea 15. use a cake stand for your kitchen sinkneeds. 16. cover up an unsightly air vent with a rubber doormat. give your decorative outdoor rubber mat anew life. when searching for a rubber door mat, try to find one that allows plenty of airflow,

meaning that the door mat has a large amountof space in between the rubber sections. 17. just a coat of spray paint will make oldair vents look new again. a can of primer and a can of metallic spraypaint will cover at least 10 of your vents. 18. hang curtain rods to create a makeshift canopy bed. a super simple diy by michelle adams, editor in chief of lonny magazine, it's feeling almost within reach! she simply drilled west elm industrial pipe curtain rods

into her ceiling with 6 panels of her favorite fabric hanging from them. of course she chose very fine fabric and a soft velvet as a lining, but i'd be glad withikea curtains! 19. accent ceilings are the new accent walls. one of the most under decorated spaces inhouses tends to be the ceiling. unless you live in an older home blessed with beams, tin, and, or ornate moldings, it is rare to see anything today beyond white paint andcrown molding.

an inexpensive ways to add character to yourhouse. instead of adding the color to the walls,painted the ceiling and see what happened. 20. inexpensive craft store frames fit perfectlyaround your light switch covers. started with regular switch plates that youhave in your home. the good news is: you can mess them up, theyare cheap to replace. this is the hard part.finding frames that fit what you want to do. i suggest taking your plates with you andholding the frames against them right in the store if you are great at “mitering”, and wantto make them all uniform, you can always use

pieces of trim to create the frame. next,glued them onto the plates using krazy glue. as with all products, please follow safetydirections found on the package. next spray painted them. again, please readinstruction on the can. use a face mask and spray in a well-ventilated area. lastly, sprayed a gloss clear top coat. oncethey were nice and dry, put the covers on the switches like you normally would. i couldn't be happier with the results! of course,

now, i think i need to paint my trim.. but that's for another time. 21. decorative punched metal ceiling lightshade a decor idea of corinna from for my love of.net. supplies needed:e-6000, spray adhesive,clothespins, sheet(s) of decorative punched metal,contact paper or wide painter's tape, styrene lighting panel,parchment paper,

dremel tool with cutting disk,1 (16 inch) bottom wire ring (lamp shade making kind). 1 (16 inch) top washer wire ring (lamp shade making kind). and 11 inch straight pipe (lamp making kind) ifworking with the standard “boob light”. if you're working with a semi-flushmount“boob light”, then you may not need any straight pipe. the process requires little muscle. to get a nice punched metal ceiling light shade like this.

you have to follow 7 instructions completedwith photos and manuals. fresh your mind!,before you take this challenge. you'll have a rough road a head. 22. use a curved shower curtain rod to makea window look bigger. it's called balloon drapery and it will makeany living room look just grand. 23. fascinating,liquid stainless steel paint exists, click the diy link under this video and youwill know how to update your kitchen look with some stainless steel paint upgrade. 24. half-painted walls give the illusion ofa taller ceiling.

25. if you're going for a rustic look, planking a wall is a cheap and easy weekend project. do i like the color? no.. does it matter? i knew it was getting painted, so i didn't care one bit. plus, it was super cheap. the entire walls worth of wood cost us only$28.00. "nice bargain".

supplies needed: 1 x 6 fence boards, saw, (chop saw, miter saw, table saw or even a radial saw will work) sanding block, construction adhesive, spacers, (quarters worked perfect) paint and paint brush,and, trim.learn how someone done the job at fox hollow cottage. 26.

this insanely simple window shade is magnetic, movable, and no-sew. first thing:grabbed a brightly colored fabric remnant from joann's. and decided that it would be the perfect project to try out fabric glue. and magnets, of course. then folded down the top edge and spaced fourmagnets right under the fold and glued them. used scratch paper underneath so the gluewouldn't stick to the table. next,glued, a bit of green ribbon across the seam

to give it support last step, pom poms! love them. the world could definitely use more pom poms. and,this little window covering was begging for pom poms. it's simple, just glued a string of white to the bottomedge of the blind

and done. few inches of the bottom of the window uncovered so some light would still stream in. 27. un-stain and re-stain your furniture. getting the stain off a piece of furnitureis surprisingly easy. stripped the drawers with citri-strip spray stripper. let it work a while to loose the old finish. then strip it off with plastic scraper. continue to link we provided under this videoto find the result and how to diy it right.

28. framing your bathroom mirror will makeit “sit” nicely with the rest of your decor. especially, if you're going for a rustic style. get full directions from craftsmandrive.com. 29. update your kitchen backsplash by using 3d gel-like tiles that are actually peel and stick. get it for 7,48 $ per quantity. more or less.

30. cover your unsightly cords with suedecording you can buy at any craft store. turn your mainstream black electrical cordto a custom cord with sense of humor using some red sueded cording bought at joann'sfor less than $2. this little tweak has 5 easy steps you canfollow anytime. check description to know more. 31. add a strip of trim a bit above alreadyexisting baseboards, paint between, and you get faux thick baseboards! chunky molding on the cheap. little complex indeed.

but, relax, the houseof smiths got you covered. few slides here just preview. 32. add molding + shelving to the top of yourkitchen cabinets. the extra storage is an awesome bonus, but it also adds an extra level of polish to your kitchen not recommended for seasonal crafter. if you the pro, you'll have 9 steps or challengesto follow. tutorial and photos are provided by familyhandy man. thanks for your time,

if you love to see more, please like or share this video with yourfriends. comment it, if this voice over annoys you. or say anything if it will lift your burden we are listening. press subscribe button before you leave andsee you next time. thanks for watching.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

beach style home designs


your dream home is just a weekend projectaway. we brag this video 32 easy diy upgrades thatwill make your home look more expensive by peggy wang and other sources. here's you'll learn howto camouflage your tv like a living harry potter paintingsand how to place your rug properly and professionally. you are probably doing it wrong.and no one tell you that. 1. paint your vinyl or linoleum flooring.with a single diy link, you can turn a common vinyl floorlike this

to this one. 2. add cheap framed mirrors to closet doors,painted to match. the mirrors now suddenly look likethey are built in! 3. use tab curtainsto cover up unsightly wire shelving. seriously.i can't be only person on earth who think a garageis a magnet for junk . the garage is an enigma to me.we clean it and then suddenly it is a disaster again. well, we are finally able to upper hand it..

4. basket-weave your drapes. 5. add a simple hardwareto your curtain tie-backs. you can get brass snap hooksfor around $2 at any hardware store. 6. hide your television wiresin a shower curtain rod. credit to freshcrush.com 7. use brackets to decorate a windowthat doesn't need to be covered up with curtains. 8. use napkin rings and ribbonsto pretty up your shower curtain. or just tie them right onto the shower curtainrod. anyway…a perfect solution if the rings

were getting kinda rusty. 9. mix and match your sheer curtains.it will look especially dreamy in a teenage girl's bedroom. 10. know where to place your rug.for example, i've found that most people that use an area rug in their bedroom areeither using the wrong size, or are placing in incorrectly under the bed. here's a diagram to scaleusing a queen sized bed and an 8 x 10 rug: do this.... instead of this

let's take a look at the diagram for diningroom rugs. push those chairs out like you were goingto sit down, and buy a rug larger than that space.trust me, you and your guests will be much happier! :) next as far as living rooms go, this is a diagramthat shows a pretty common type of layout, furniture-wise: the rule of thumb is to put the front legsof the couch or chairs on the rug, and it still createsa separate

and more intimate space that way 11. decorate your fridgewith washi tape or spray paint. from the every girl.com. 12. paint faux windows on your garage door.from conventional white garage door, to this look, and finally this one. from two peas in a bucket. 13. frame your tv.disguise that flat screen!

most of us have faced a dilemma of what todo about the all important tvwhen we are decorating our home. it's not an easy thing to get past as a designer…some designers won't even allow them in their design unless they are fully enclosedand hidden! however…we know you and your family live in the real world,and if you are like me, you want to have easy access to your tv,or have it available for the kids without some big production. remodelaholic have a great tutorial for you.this takes just simple power tools

and basic carpentry skills…. they chose re-purposed wood for theirs,and we love this! the idea would look great in almostany style home, from industrial chic to pottery barn traditional.feel free to choose whatever framing material fits your styleand budget. check out the do it yourselftutorial inside info and another great tutorial from tommy & ellieon how to build this custom tv frame. here are more ideas. and if building a frame isn't in your skill

set,we have some more great ideas for disguising the tv! this is a great example of turning the tvinto art! notice how the color of the framearound the tv ties in with the other artwork ? from decoratingyoursmallspace.com 14. attach some simple yarn tasselsto your bedskirt. fancy bedding can be so expensive.get this straight-out-of-anthropologie look by buying or making tassels and attachingthem to your bedskirt.

to make the tassels, you'll only need:yarn (lion brand – 81 yard skein made 6 tassels).something to wrap your yarn around that is the desired length of your tassel(a clipboard worked perfect for these 8 inches tassels). and, 3.scissors. follow diy link we pasted under this videoand you'll get 7 easy to follow steps that won't break your sweat.thanks to holly from sister suit case and tatertotsandjello for this idea 15. use a cake stand for your kitchen sinkneeds.

16. cover up an unsightly air vent with arubber doormat. give your decorative outdoor rubber mat anew life. when searching for a rubber door mat,try to find one that allows plenty of airflow, meaning that the door mat has a large amountof space in between the rubber sections. 17. just a coat of spray paint will make oldair vents look new again. a can of primer and a can of metallic spraypaint will cover at least 10 of your vents. 18. hang curtain rods to create a makeshiftcanopy bed.

a super simple diy by michelle adams,editor in chief of lonny magazine, it's feeling almost within reach!she simply drilled west elm industrial pipe curtain rods into her ceilingwith 6 panels of her favorite fabric hanging from them.of course she chose very fine fabric and a soft velvet as a lining,but i'd be glad with ikea curtains! 19. accent ceilings are the new accent walls. one of the most under decorated spacesin houses tends to be the ceiling. unless you live in an older home blessed withbeams, tin and/or ornate moldings,it is rare to see anything today

beyond white paint and crown molding. an inexpensive ways to add character to yourhouse. instead of adding the color to the walls,painted the ceiling and see what happened. 20. inexpensive craft store frames fitperfectly around your light switch covers. started with regular switch plates that youhave in your home. the good news is: you can mess them up,they are cheap to replace. this is the hard part.finding frames that fit what you want to do. (i suggest taking your plates with youand holding the frames against them right in the store).

if you are great at “mitering”,and want to make them all uniform, you can always use pieces oftrim to create the frame. next,glued them onto the plates using krazy glue. as with all products, please follow safetydirections found on the package. next spray painted them.(again, please read instruction on the can. use a face mask and spray in a well-ventilatedarea.) lastly, sprayed a gloss clear top coat.once they were nice and dry, put the covers on the switches like you normally would. i couldn't be happier with the results!of course, now i think i need to paint my

trimbut that's for another uncertain time in the future. 21.decorative punched metal ceiling lightshade a decor idea of corinna from for my love of.net. supplies needed:e-6000 spray adhesiveclothespins sheet(s) of decorative punched metalcontact paper or wide painter's tape styrene lighting panelparchment paper dremel tool with cutting diskone 16 inch bottom wire ring

(lamp shade making kind)one 16 inch top washer wire ring (lamp shade making kind)and 11 inch straight pipe (lamp shade making kind) if working with the standard “boob light” (if you're working with a semi-flushmount“boob light”, then you may not need any straight pipe). the process requires little muscle.to get a nice punched metal ceiling light shade like this you have to follow 7 instructionscompleted with photos and manuals.

fresh your mind before youtake this challenge. you'll have a rough road a head. 22.use a curved shower curtain rod to makea window look bigger. it's called balloon drapery andit will make any living room look just grand. 23. fascinating. liquid stainless steel paintexists, follow link under this videoand you will know how to update your kitchen look with somestainless steel paint upgrade. 24. half-painted walls give the illusion ofa taller ceiling. 25. if you're going for a rustic look,planking a wall is a cheap and

easy weekend project.do i like the color? no. – does it matter? no... i knew it was getting painted,so i didn't care one bit. plus, it was super cheap.the entire walls worth of wood cost us only $28.00 – nice bargain. supplies needed: 1 x 6 fence boardssaw. (chop saw, miter saw, table saw or even a radial saw will work)sanding block construction adhesive.spacers. (quarters worked perfect)

paint and paint brush.and, trimlearn how someone done the job at fox hollow cottage. 26. this insanely simple window shade is magnetic,movable, and no-sew. first thing:grabbed a brightly colored fabric remnant from joann's.and decided that it would be the perfect project to try out fabric glue.and magnets, of course. then folded down the top edge and spacedfour magnets right under the fold and glued them.used scratch paper underneath so the glue

wouldn't stick to the table.next, glued, a bit of green ribbon acrossthe seam to give it support last step,pom poms! love them. the world could definitely use more pom poms.and this little window covering was begging for pom poms.it's simple, just glued a string of white to the bottomedge of the blind. and done,few inches of the bottom of the window uncovered so some light would still streamin. 27. un-stain and re-stain your furniture.getting the stain off a piece of furniture

is surprisingly easy. stripped the drawers with citri-strip spraystripper. let it work a while to loose the old finish.then strip it off with plastic scraper. continue to link i pasted inside info to findthe result and how to diy it right. 28. framing your bathroom mirror will makeit “sit” nicely with the rest of your decor.especially if you're going for a rustic style. credit to craftsmandrive.com. 29. update your kitchen backsplash by using3d gel-like tiles that are actually peel and stick.get it for 7,48 $ per quantity.

more or less. 30. cover your unsightly cords with suedecording you can buy at any craft store. turn your mainstream black electrical cordto a custom cord with sense of humor using some redsueded cording bought at joann's for less than $2.this little tweak has 5 easy steps you can follow anytime. 31. add a strip of trim a bit above alreadyexisting baseboards, paint between,and you get faux thick baseboards! chunky molding on the cheap.little complex indeed. but. relax, the house

of smiths got you covered. here's few slides for preview. and32. add molding + shelving to the top of your kitchen cabinets. the extra storage is an awesome bonus,but it also adds an extra level of polish to your kitchen.not recommended for seasonal crafter. for you the pro, you'll have9 challenges to win. tutorial and photos areprovided by family handy man. thanks for your time,if you love to see more,

please like or share this video with yourfriends. comment it, if you like this new voice,or say anything you wish if it will lift your burden.you have our ears. last,press subscribe button before you leave and see you next time. thanks for watching.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

beach homes designs


the las olas development master plan callsfor continued construction and completion of the ocean front haciendas in mission labarqueta. these haciendas are all uniquely designed taking advantage of the spectacularocean views each lot affords on its 60 feet of beach frontage. your options are limitless; from a beautifulpool next to your private beach access to 2nd story terraces overlooking the ocean,you are able to incorporate whatever features you have always dreamed about in your beach-sidehome. las olas currently features 3 completed forsale ocean front haciendas with the finest luxuries one can imagine for a reasonableprice. all three haciendas are adorned with

a 2 car garage, a gourmet kitchen, wet bar,jacuzzi tub, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, air conditioning, a french tileroof, and a dark blue tile swimming pool. hacienda bonita, the first of the three forsale is a beautiful beach front home. this impressive home is 1,828 square feet with3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. the next home for sale is hacienda del rey.with 2,208 square feet, this home features 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a walk in pantry. the largest and most spectacular of thesethree haciendas is the two story hacienda barqueta featuring 3,516 square feet of livingspace. it boasts 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and a large multi-level dark tile swimmingpool .

these gorgeous homes are serviced by undergroundutilities including fiber optic internet lines and offer an abundance ocean views, top ofthe line finishings, and a beautiful architectural design. build your own paradise or enjoy your tranquilbeachfront property in one of the stunning spanish mission style homes already builtin las olas’s mission la barqueta.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

beach home interior design ideas


say goodbye to summer by adding a few cozyautumnal touches around your house. before we begin, please check the descriptionarea first, there are listed all the original projects that exist in this video. 38 cozy ways to decorate your home for fall,by michelle profis. 1. dining table display. place white pumpkins, dried hydrangeas, andfallen leaves on a tray to create a portable centerpiece. 2.

add a rocking chair. a plaid blanket and a basket full of pumpkins? all that's missing from this autumnal sceneis a steaming pumpkin spiced latte. 3. think outside the pumpkin. not all pumpkins need to be carved into aspooky scene. by adding a lace doily over the stem, thepumpkin becomes a bright focal point on your front porch. 4.

craft a woodland frame. ann from on sutton place diyed her way toa woodland-themed frame that's complete with moss, acorns, and pinecones. 5. craft an elegant table setting. white dishes, diy napkin rings, and brancheswith berries combine to make a fall-themed dinner table. 6. deck the door.

a "happy fall" wreath made of wood slicesand twigs turns your front door into a beautiful fall entrance. 7. bring the outside in. collect fallen leaves from your backyard andturn them into a beautiful piece of art. 8. mix colors and neutrals. the barely blue paint color in this livingroom provides a breezy backdrop for a little sweep of something from the garden—likethis oakleaf hydrangea—and understated white

"baby boo" pumpkins. 9. go all out. sometimes, more is more! this front porch in connecticut spares noexpense, with a giant wreath, an assortment of gourds, and cozy throw blankets to boot. 10. don't be afraid of red. together, they create a cozy, rustic aestheticthat stands out in fall, but could also last

throughout all the seasons. 11. add a pop of pumpkins. no need to go overboard: place two small whitepumpkins on an entryway table to greet guests with a smattering of fall spirit. 12. switch out pillows. you can quickly transform the feeling of aroom by trading out pillows. opt for plaids and strips with deep hues toadd a more autumnal vibe.

13. decorate with corn husks. add seasonal curb appeal with these easy diys. 14. create a rustic room. french leather club chairs from wyatt childs,plus a pair of mitchell gold + bob williams sofas, serve up plenty of cozy seating inthis georgia lake house. 15. offer creative seating.

a gymnastics pommel horse, with its legs shortened,serves as a bench in a mudroom. the seasonal wreath hangs on a framed chalkboard. 16. include autumnal colors. wicker pieces, accented with burnt-orangeaccessories, offer seating on this glassed-in porch. 17. add vintage details. the owner of this new jersey home displaysfall foliage in transferware atop a 19th-century

mahogany dresser in her dining room. 18. warm up your outdoor space. country willow throws and a wire basket filledwith firewood adorn this front porch. 19. add foliage to pumpkins. hit the road, jack! carved pumpkins don't hold a candle to thisnaturally brilliant idea. just use modpodge to dã©coupage a white gourdwith pressed leaves.

20. arrange crabapple branches. the best thing about this sort of autumnaldisplay? there's absolutely no arranging involved. liza lubell of brooklyn's peartree flowerssimply stripped the leaves from each limb before putting it in a vase. 21. stow firewood. the owners of this pennsylvania home removedthe cabinet doors underneath the window seats

to create a clever spot to stash logs forthe woodstove. 22. paint patterned pumpkins. you can create all of these nifty designsusing acrylic paint and painter's tape. 23. keep a cabin porch cozy. the homeowners of this tennessee cabin enjoywatching the leaves change on their screened porch, outfitted with a frontgate wicker sofa,a pair of antique beach chairs, and a woven trunk turned coffee table.

24. try an asian pear arrangement. "cut or buy these beautiful branches long,"liza lubell of brooklyn's peartree flowers says, then balance their heft with an equallysizable container. 25. amp up the entryway. the owner of this adirondack-style home linedher mudroom using color copies of seven antique bird prints bought for $7 each, making bootsand brightly colored jackets pop against the wall.

26. add natural elements. the owners of this vermont home used oak leafstems, crabapple branches, and a few pumpkins as a quick way to bring fall indoors. 27. cozy up with throws. the owners of this michigan cabin utilizetheir screened-in porch during colder months by keeping an array of cushy pillows and warmblankets within reach. 28.

create a pomegranate centerpiece. "ripe fruit is as lush as any flower," saysliza lubell of brooklyn's peartree flowers, who used opulent pomegranates for these autumnalcenterpieces. 29. warm a room. a roaring fire takes center stage in the livingroom of this new hampshire home, furnished with a nubby cream sofa and white slipcoveredchairs, both from crate & barrel. 30. make tree-branch coasters.

to make these rustic drink perches, you'llneed a tree limb that's roughly three inches in diameter. 31. set out pride of place pumpkins. let revelers know they're at the right addressby emblazoning your house number—and hometown—on pumpkins. 32. dress your door with an autumn wreath. bark is the key to these autumn "leaves."

33. leaf art. instead of framing pressed foliage, placeleaves on card stock. then affix leaves with spray mount and tackthese naturally good-looking pinups into place. 34. decor doesn't have to be orange. blogger alice created a door adornment madeof indian corn to balance out the graphic tribal-print textiles below. 35.

think longterm. the best part about this fall mantel? its simple, colorful components make it anappropriate display for september, october, and november. 36. create a pumpkin-lined trail. a walkway lined with an eclectic assortmentof pumpkins sets the tone for fall decor. 37. display fall gourds under glass.

you may have a jack-o'-lantern on the porch,but these beauties from the great pumpkin patch in arthur, illinois, take the cucurbitato new heights. 38. wrap it up. when cooler weather sets in, keep blankets,throws, and quilts in easy reach. before you leave, please leave a like, comment,and share if you like this video. and if you want to see improvement in thischannel, please subscribe if you never done this before. thanks for watching.

Monday, April 3, 2017

beach home designs australia


in the last 1980s, after designing and analysingand promoting solar housing for about 12 years at the time, we decided tobe involved in a solar movie that was put together by a tv station to explain what solardesign was in the housing sector. we had developed the solar energy informationcentre that was developed to educate and make people aware of the benefits of using solarenergy. and the tv host david grant approached us to showcase four houses. those designswere from a basic design affordable house, up to a luxury design in dalkeith, which isa fairly prominent wealthy area in perth. it showedthat the concept of solar design was truly egalitarian, there was no discriminationagainst the rich. no, seriously, it showed

that it could be done on an affordable basisfor everybody. everyone could save energy, everyone could contribute to the reductionof carbon pollution. solar design, how to harness that marvellousresource the sun, and the wind for that matter, to make life at home a littleeasier, particularly if you’re planning orbuilding a new home. the one thing that does come out in the study of four housesthat’s most important is that a light house need not necessarily be a hot house. weare going to meet the architect of the four properties in fact, garry baverstock. butfirst let’s call on the four owners to give us their opinions on what it’s like to livein a

house with a solar design influence. our first house is a small project home inbayswater, built as much as a demonstration model as a residence for itssingle occupant. it’s naturally comfortable as opposed toartificial comfort we get in our offices and other places and it maintainsfor my comfort, a very even temperature throughout the year no matterwhat the extreme temperature is outside. now to stoneville in the hills behind mundaring,where a retired professional couple have made a total study of solar design.well it’s a house that if you work it well, it responds well. if you’re not interestedin

making it work, well it won’t do as wellas it could do. you have to close it when itsvery hot outside and not leave the windows and doors open, and then it keeps youvery pleasantly cool. our third house is at kingsley. a family homeon a block deliberately purchased for its northerly aspect.every morning of the year it’s never necessary to turn on a light unless you get upparticularly early but the normal waking time the house is already light and bright assoon as you get up. the fourth home in our study is at dalkeith,the largest of the four and perhaps the most difficult to design.it’s excellent, and in summer it’s very

much cooler. we don’t get any sun in thehouse in summer because the solar pergolas are very efficient and they’re angled correctly.and in winter it allows the sun to come right into the house and warm it up. of course thetiled floor acts as a heat bank and it’s always a pleasant temperature to walk on evenin the middle of winter. now to the architect garry baverstock whoexplains the underlying aims of solar design. passive solar houses in temperateclimates can save between 60 to 90 percent of energy bills, and maintain comfort between18 to 28 degrees all year round. so you’re living in luxury and you’re not having topay for it. you’re simply using the weather and the air temperatures to your advantage.i think once that message gets clearly through

then we will see some significant changesin subdivision design and were going to see some substantial changes in people's thinkingabout how they put their designs together. in a moment we will show just how these fourhomes were designed for solar sense, but first we need to understand what happens in thew.a. sky. dr bill parker in the solar information centre in south perth explains with the helpof a model. what i’m going to do now is show you thewinter sun pattern. it rises to the north ofeast, about 30 degrees north of east and only comes up in the sky to a fairly lowangle and that’s about it. so that’s why we put the windows on the north, to capturethat sun. summer's a completely different

picture. this is a midsummer day. the sunis rising to the south of east by quite a long way, and before even 10 o'clock we’vehad a lot of heat on that side, hence the reason for minimising the windows. but thedramatic thing is that the sun appears to sit up there in the sky for a substantialpart of the day. and likewise minimising the windows on the west, same thing again. the five major points are put simply, gettingthe orientation right so that you've got the house that way around on the block, withthe north there. you’ve got the windows right, minimise the windows on theeast and the west, most of the windows on the north. you're using solid materialsfor construction to store winter

heat, primarily. you're providing adequateventilation by the placement of the house with regard to the breeze and bringingthe breeze right through, passively. and really the other essential is to minimiseheat flow by insulation for both summer and winter. the houses were all designed by the one architect,grary baverstock. but bayswater and stoneville for example vary considerably in size. the basic principles are exactly the same.similar glass areas on the north, the same orientation, the same rules of orientation,the same rules of shading and getting the winter sun in the north from thewindows on the north. but there is one

small difference - the collection area isactually partially on the roof of this house, and we're able to reduce the glassarea on the north wall and put it to the middle of the house to help heat the southrooms. the size of the house as it increases meansthat you get a greater depth in the north-south direction and you tend to findthat if you don’t do anything about it you end up with a dark spot in the middle of thehouse. and usually with modern plans these days, open plans and central kitchens,it’s a good idea to make that the brightest part of the house not the darkest.and it also gives you the freedom as you get a bigger house, if you've got viewssay on the south side of the house, as in

this case, you can put some of the livingareas on the south side and allow the winter sun to come through the roof and strikethe floor on the south side of the house.with bigger plans you get dark spots in the middle of the house and that’s whereskylights, clerestory windows properly designed to shade in the summer andexpose the sun in winter, gets the winter sun back into the middle of the house andmakes it light and bright and airy, whereas it’s usually the darkest in most plans.so that would be a fundamental difference between the simple plan which is small, anda more architectural design which is a lot larger usually.

the large home in dalkeith had that controlledlight source in the centre but another flooding the entry hall to the south.well that works very well, it allows light to enter the house all the time, there areno dark holes in the house. but the sun doesn’tpenetrate in the summer because there is an overhang which is sufficient to block thesun. all four property owners vouch for increasedefficiency in following solar design principles.well the electricity bills are minimal, really very tiny compared with the previousbills that we were paying. we use very little electricity, we use gas, about onecylinder per six months for cooking only,

so it’s cheap.

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