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If Andy Warhol Were Alive Today to Decorate My House

Last weekend I went to the Getty museum in Los Angeles and saw a doll of Andy Warhol in the gift shop. It would be so cool to decorate a bedroom or a living room with his artistic style in mind, and best of all place his adorable plush effigy on a funky corner chair. […]

Softening Chandelier Light with Mini Shades

They’re not lampshades for hobbit holes. They’re mini chandelier shades, used to dress up or soften the lighting of a chandelier. You can take them or leave them depending on what kind of gathering you’re hosting. Sometimes collectors of antique chandeliers notice that the shades are deteriorating and decide to replace them. You can see […]

A Day at The Spa at Home with Luxury Whirlpool Tubs

The big tub with all the jets has everybody’s vote. It’s as simple as queen size bed versus king size. Nothing beats a spa with jets in the master bathroom. Bathtubs with jets have many restorative powers for people and pets. If your dog is allowed in the bathtub, the jets massage deep tissue and […]

Soap Gets In Your Eyes : Plumbing for Handheld Showers

The addition of a handheld shower head to your tub will give you the option of taking a bath and washing your hair without dunking your head in hot soapy water. It’s better for your hair and doesn’t irritate your eyes to have the option of turning on a hand held shower and applying water […]

Details of a French Country Kitchen Design

You can capture the beauty of Aix-en-Provence in a single room, feel connected to nature and civility all at once, and sense the nostalgia for the past that still lingers in France. But how can you really know where to begin when remodeling a kitchen to be French Country?  I will aim to answer the […]

The Medicinal Powers of Steam Baths Demystified

High Tech Steam Bath

A steam bath is not the same thing as a sauna. Each has their ups and downs, but both are therapeutic and medicinal. The steam room is the one where the heat is carried on thick clouds of mist emitted from steam heads, and although it might feel more intense than a sauna at first, […]

Before The Bomb, There Was The Bathroom: Vintage Bathroom Designs From The 1940s

In the 40s, society was recovering from the Great Depression and the second World War, and fashion and style came back with a bang. People finally had enough money to renovate and go shopping and they all wanted a taste of the American dream. Here in 2011, what better way to celebrate surviving our country’s […]

Strong and Sturdy Soap Dispensers Earn Their Keep

Debating whether or not to cut that additional hole into your granite? Deck mounted soap dispensers have their lists of pros and cons, but for the right person they can significantly improve the kitchen experience. No more sticky slippery soap bottles around the kitchen sink. No more brightly colored eyesores. The quick pump dispensers revolutionize […]

Knobs and Pulls, A Quick and Easy Kitchen Makeover

Once you have the right tools, installing knobs and pulls in the kitchen is a breeze. Drawers and cabinets achieve a brand new look with only a couple hours of work. Its much less expensive than replacing the counter tops or building an island. However, unless you are just replacing old knobs with new ones, […]

Decorating With The Chandelette, The Mini-Chandelier

They’re the darling little princesses of the chandelier world, and when coordinated with the right room, they are just as stunning as chandeliers in spite of their small stature. Chandelettes are miniature chandeliers. Generally a chandelier is not allowed to be too small for a room because it will look puny and out of place. […]