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Building the Garden of Your Dreams

A great way to add value to your home is through developing your outside space. A lot of families do not want to have vast expanses of real lawn to have to maintain, so a great way to have a lush garden without the hassle is through artificial turf. Looking for artificial grass installers West Midlands allows you to find the right installer for your artificial lawn who will help you to look after your lawn and keep it looking beautiful for the years to come.
Repair Work Shop Rekindles Craft Trends

Repair Work Shop Rekindles Craft Trends

Furniture Care, Interior Design
There is currently a programme on the documentary channel every evening - it covers the tasks undertaken by a group of very experienced and talented technicians, needlewomen, engineers, wood workers etc etc.  They seem to be based in a  saxon village but are very much every day modern folk, with an array of modern and much loved old hand tools of their trade.  the programme follows various experts as they are handed much loved teddy bears that need repair and restoration or maybe a family chair that's seen better days.  The basic idea is quite brilliant and what started out as one of those odd programmes you watched when nothing else appealed has become absolute cult viewing for many families.  The subscriptions to crafting classes and magazines have apparently one…
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Beams & Real Wood Throughout Country Pile

Beams & Real Wood Throughout Country Pile

Furniture Care, Interior Design
A young couple I know have been so busy this  year since they moved into an old stone conversion.  It seems incredible that they only saw the place less than ayear ago, had already got their litle starter home on the market and were actively negotiating with 3 keen buyers.   With the inevitable falling away of initial interest and annoyance of  pretend buyers, they eventually got a serious one who in actual fact was the easiest to deal with in the long run.   They were asked by the buyer's agent if some or all the furniture was going to be left and this was affirmed;  This meant that when my couple actually moved into their wonderful palace, they had only a selection of assorted deck chairs in the lounge for…
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Summer Heralds Furniture Change Around

Summer Heralds Furniture Change Around

Furniture Care, Interior Design
It's that summer holiday time again.   It comes around so briskly and you can't help wondering where it all goes.  This was usually the time when our family - well, mother, would want to get the rooms at home reorganised.   Turning the furniture out and giving it a really good clean was easier said than done but we gave it our best shot.  Then when that was drying and airing, the carpet would be given a really good going over.  Usually a really good vacuum and then a going over with the bissell carpet shampooer.  This was the greatest fun and clouds of fooam would be emitted all over the carpet and furniture if we felt brave.  Now with furniture being more available and reasonably priced, it is more likely…
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When A Bedroom Was The Ottoman’s Empire

When A Bedroom Was The Ottoman’s Empire

Furniture Care, Interior Design
I have for years and years had my sights set on a gorgeous Charles & Ray Eames leather armchair and ottoman combo.  I saw a set in the design museum in east london many years ago, before this became a totally iconic idea.  How silly of me not to try and get a set back in the late 1970s - before everyone else joined the band wagon!  I do love the beautiful lines, sumptuous upholstered leather that hugs you and the support offered by the chair in whatever crazy angle you place yourself in.   I have to say that the word ottoman for the foot stool took me by surprise.  My only contact with any ottoman as years ago whilst a tiny tot, my parent had one such item at…
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Visiting Living Museums Brings True Inspiration

Visiting Living Museums Brings True Inspiration

Furniture Care, Interior Design
Everyone has different tastes, about everything, and especially regarding things like home decor and furnishings.  I have been quite surprised at the choices made whe out with chums.  Those who I put in the '70s' time warp have turned out to be anything but and want to get really classically furnished with chintzy prints and matching curtains.  Another I had down as the romantic floral type and she turned out to be a real Bauhaus fan - we weren't able to find much to please her tastes but we did all find enjoyment when we visited the a living museum within a house internally decorated by Rennie Mackintosh.    Knowing what you want in your design brief is the first hurdle.  Being able to describe it to a consultant is quite…
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Changing Old But Tidy to Shabby Chic Grates Horribly

Changing Old But Tidy to Shabby Chic Grates Horribly

Furniture Care, Interior Design
There are some amazing new furniture suppliers dotted around in villages and small towns.  Artisan designers are coming through and the upsurge in daytime tv lifestyle shows is highlighting just how many big houses there are out there to be snapped up and moved into.  With the right kind of furniture and effects.   The magazines are absolutely bulging with ideas how to update this theme or modernise that.  We have gone through the shabby chic phase - not one of my  favourites by any means.  I cannot personally see the attractiveness of a battered looking chest of drawers.  I especially cannot get the vibe when some one takes a perfectly normal one and then distresses it.  What on earth is all that about!  I help out by volunteering at a…
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Spring Calls For Ensuit Upgrade – & Better Water!

Spring Calls For Ensuit Upgrade – & Better Water!

Furniture Care, Interior Design
You only have to look at the number of lifestyle magazines currently adorning the shelves of the supermarket to realise that spring has sprung, and it's all hell for leather in the furniture sourcing, paper and paint sampling stakes.  This happy situation will now continue on until the end of the summer holidays, when in September, we start the list for jobs to be to tackled a soon as the Christmas cheer as begun to dribble away.  But as far as excitement goes, I like the idea of upgrading bathrooms and ensuites - being able to shoot across my very comfortably carpeted bedroom floor and ablute in my own little sanctury is absolute heaven.  But with the hard warter in this area, it is one concern that everything is now…
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Moving Up Chain Involves New Furniture Too

Moving Up Chain Involves New Furniture Too

Furniture Care, Interior Design
When you move house, particularly going from a small starter home up to the next phase or even further in one jump, there is that temptation to toss out the cheap old furniture and buy, buy, buy.  I've witnessed this recently when a young relative moved from a neat little 3 bedroomed starter home with the best of the flatpack furniture they could afford.  They've left the wall mounted cabinets they installed to house their tiny collection of glasses, mugs, videos etc.  It was such hard work making up this furniture scheme.  Much agonising holding up cabinets on shoulders whilst the other fixed them to the walls.  They couldn't face taking them down and making good the walls!   The sheer cost of replacing all seemed prohibitive.  Careful browsing and sourcing…
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Ensuring Dad’s Effects Go To Loving New Home

Ensuring Dad’s Effects Go To Loving New Home

Furniture Care, Interior Design
One of the more interesting things I got involved with over the last few weeks was helping to clear out a bungalow with a pal whose father had recently entered a care home.  This meant that the bungalow needed to be totally cleared, decorated and made good for renting out.  The rent would go a little way to half of one week's care fees. After sorting the wardrobes and small stuff like china and bakeware etc - bagged up for the charity shops, we started on the furniture.   There were beds, wardrobes chests - we thought we'd struggle to dispose of them, assuming no one wanted anything that wasn't from the swedish emporium, but the local auction house were thrilled to collect.  Everything had been so lovingly cared for. …
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Boxing Day To Black Friday – Sales Are Sales

Boxing Day To Black Friday – Sales Are Sales

Furniture Care, Interior Design
It's that time of year again when the massive furnishing companies are forking out an arm and a leg to advertise their  wares - and if we're all jolly quick and order now, we can have our chosen suite in time for Christmas.  This is the clarian call every December - and in February we hear sob stories from consumers who ordered, paid out a hefty whack, but did not get a suite by Christmas, or did, but it wasn't the gloriously huge leather number they thought they'd ordered. There is a tendency for companies to look to Christmas as the panacea of all ills in the commercial world these days.  It is possible that the Black Friday madness we imported form the US has had a different effect on…
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