Enjoying Your Garden in Every Season

When flicking through any home or lifestyle magazine the phrase ‘outdoor living’ is thrown around constantly, but true outdoor living is more than just sitting out on a summer’s evening. Come rain or shine there are plenty of ways to make the most of your garden, so here are some ideas to help you get the very best out of your garden in every season.  Spring April showers are inevitable, but rather than letting the grey clouds get you down, find ways to make use of the spring weather and get your garden prepared for the summer. Sow vegetables in…

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Furnishing a Small Bedroom: Our Top Tips

The vast majority of us would love to retire every night to a spacious luxury master bedroom, complete with a solid oak kingsize bed. The reality though – for most of us – is that this is far from the dream. Most of us are relatively restricted space-wise and have to get creative in order to make the best of what we have. Fortunately, there are plenty of very practical ways to do exactly that. Here are some essential top tips for furnishing a small bedroom. De-Cluttering is Essential There simply is no room for clutter in a small bedroom.…

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August begins with a new attitude and a new direction.

As you have no doubt realized by now, things have changed quite dramatically here in recent months, the blog has gone through a number of changes both in its content and style. We have been experimenting with a few creative ideas and think we have finally come up with the winning formula that will work best for our readers.  In the coming weeks, you should expect to see some new and exciting things happening like more giveaways, free promotions and a host of new contributors. We are proud to mention that we have already signed on two new writers and we…

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Eco-Day ~ Tree-House Hotel Designs

Nature and design go hand in hand. Like interior design itself,  it is mainly through growth and change that real design takes place. There is nothing more relaxing or good for your health and well being than a nice brisk walk in the woods. The fauna and flora that you meet along the way tells a story of nature’s will to survive under some of the most grueling conditions and yet still manages to create its mark in the world. We simply cannot begin to grasp the sheer magnitude of the time and will it takes for natural design to occur, but we…

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HomeSpirations Home Tour

Home Tour – A railway depot and an eco home

We  love seeing how future homeowners have the vision of creating homes by re-purposing old and abandoned structures and giving them an entirely new look.  It’s highly commendable and truly inspiring. Many of the buildings of choice have hand crafted architectural details not commonly found in today’s real estate arena. In the current issue of Elle Decor, jeweler Federico de Vera created his own weekend home that was once an 1875 railroad station in Amenia, New York.  He saw the potential in a railroad station and re-purposed it. Looking through the photos you can plainly see how he kept the…

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How to Use Your Bed to Remodel Your Bedroom

Whether you consider the fundamental rules of Feng Shui or the principles of contemporary interior design, the rules surroundings bedroom remodelling remain largely unchanged. Experts from all walks of life tend to agree that a bed should always remain the focal point of your bedroom, regardless of layout or the exact size of the room at your disposal. However, while this may be an accepted piece of wisdom, bringing this vision into life is more complex  if the space you’re working with is difficult and can require a certain amount of flair and forethought. 3 Ways to Make your Bed…

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Peonies blooming in my garden

I must admit that I was a little sad when I saw arrangements of peonies at our hotel in Paris. It made me realize that I was going to be missing our own peonies blooming at home while my husband and I are on vacation. However, thanks to some really wonderful neighbors, we’re able to enjoy our pink and red peonies through pictures kindly sent to us via e-mail. From the pictures, it looks as though the pink ones are blossoming more so than the red ones. Judging by the photographs, we’re missing a stunning show! I may not be…

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