Saturday, July 5, 2008

The essential: Sofa

There is nothing more comforting than a plush deep soft sofa after a hard day of work. It's always there welcoming, and comforting you after a hard day's work. Seating is an essential in a living room's design and it should be a good investment because you are going to spend a lot of time on it. Things you should consider in a sofa are the frame; is it strong, what kind of wood is it made of, what's the guarante on the frame. It should be a life time warrant on a good one. Second what type of fill the sofa has; foam, feather down, or a combination of the two. the other thing to consider is the style. This is also as important as comfort. if it looks ugly it most likely does not look inviting. My recomendation is MW+BG fletcher sofa it has all those elements that make an essential.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Finding your style

So you want your space re-designed but you are not really sure what style you want. Before you leave it all to an interior designer here are a few things you should do to ensure that you are happy with the over all design of your space. these are things your designer might do with you but remember it might not be free so it's better you have an idea of what you want before hand. Take a look in some interior design magazines (dwell, domino, architectural digest, home and garden etc) to get an idea of what kind of room design you like. Your interior designer will really get a good idea of what type of style interests you and you will both understand eachother better. This will prevent common misunderstandings that can be easilly avoided. Anyway you designer should present the over all design before actually going through with it but there can be little snags like a product being out of stock. if you designer has a good idea of your style they can easily find you a great substitute of the product.

Claw foot tub

There is something simple yet elegant about the claw foot tub. It's a classic that never seems to go out of style. There are many options for a claw foot tube; you have a choice between cast iron or arcylic, painted exterior or not, and the claws can be removed incase you ever need to change them. Some people thing of a claw foot tub as a small tub but it comes in many sizes. you can have it as large as 72inches, and it can with holes or without holes for plumbing. What i love most about claw foot tubs is the way it contours to you body for a good soak. you can lay back for long periods of time without experiencing neck or back pain.