Category Archives: Decor

Decor

DIY PROJECTS AND IDEAS

Do you love DIY projects? Antiques? Decorating? How about funny insights and a little self-deprecating humor from a successful, creative artist and native of Columbus, Ohio?   If you answered yes to any of these questions, click over to the Cheltenham Road blog. It's lots of fun and full of great ideas! 

FOUR HELPFUL HOLIDAY HOSTING TIPS

Are you hosting overnight guests this holiday season? Impress them and make their stay more special with a little effort. Decorate little boxes or baskets and fill them with peppermints, sweet and salty nuts, or pieces of gourmet chocolate. Leave them on your guests’ pillows. Frame and place photos from last year’s holiday celebrations with…

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FOUR TIPS FOR ARRANGING YOUR HOME

Keep these four tips from professional designers in mind when you’re setting up your living room, bedroom or family room: Decorator Angelo Surmelis says to place couches and chairs a few inches away from any wall. This creates breathing room and makes your space seem larger. HGTV’s designer Erinn Valencich suggests spreading light sources throughout a room to make…

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RUG RULES

Dressing up your dining room, kitchen, or bedroom with an area rug? Angelo Surmelis, a professional celebrity designer in Los Angeles and owner of angelo: HOME.com, suggests buying a large rug. “You want to expose some flooring, but for the most part, go big, almost as big as the area.” Why? Placing a rug that’s too…

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KEEPING YOUR SUITE SMELLING FRESH

Pets, garbage cans, various foods; they can all leave lingering odors. If you’d like to make your Preferred Living home smell nicer, try these suggestions. First, open the windows. Fresh air is bound to help. Use lemons to clean your kitchen sink. They leave a clean, citrus scent. Place a piece of cedar or sandalwood…

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GETTING CANDLE WAX OUT OF CARPET

Burning candles is a great way to infuse your Preferred Living space with delicious, refreshing and clean smells, but it can also lead to candle wax spills. Scraping dried Yankee Candle Cherry Berry Pie wax away from your carpet may leave red stains behind, so try this handy tip to preserve your rugs and carpets:…

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TIPS ON CARING FOR LEATHER FURNITURE

Leather furniture can add both a contemporary vibe and a "sense of the classic" to just about any room, but it can also require a sizeable investment. If you decide to furnish your Preferred space with leather furniture, follow these tips to keep it looking great. General Leather Care Tips Keep sharp objects away from your leather…

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EASY SUMMER PARTY DESSERT IDEAS

Hosting a summer party? Try these quick and easy ideas for an after-dinner treat your guests will love! Pound Cake Parfaits This dessert just takes cubed, store-bought pound cake; fresh fruits of your choice (washed and sliced); vanilla ice cream; and cinnamon. Heat your oven to 375 degrees, spread crouton-sized pound cake cubes on a…

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