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Using Blinds to Stay Healthy

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 Adam R. Singleton (March 13, 2009)  Blinds are known for their aesthetic purposes, but not many know about the health effects they can have on those inside houses. Blinds can help provide ventilation for many rooms, meaning those with allergies and asthma will suffer less symptoms. In addition, this ventilation will also help reduce the number of germs that make it into a room - meaning there's less of a chance of .. (Interior Decorating)

Royal Windsor Tapestry

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 Angela Dawson-Field (March 13, 2009)  The resurgence of the Arts and Crafts Movement and the designs by William Morris during the late Victorian period saw an interest re emerge in tapestry and their designs. With most of the European workshops in decline following the French Revolution and an increasing awareness of the craft a British Tapestry House was established in 1876 by two Frenchmen, Marcel Brignolas and Henri C. .. (Interior Decorating)

Embracing Window Shutters in Your Home

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 Adam R. Singleton (March 12, 2009)  Though they may seem like a small addition to a home, there are plenty of benefits to installing window shutters to rooms throughout your home. For one, window blinds provide an ideal aesthetic for many rooms, and can help homeowners determine and create an interior decor that suits them best. Most window shutters have a “timeless" appeal to them, meaning you won't have to .. (Interior Decorating)

A Bit of Country in the Home

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 Adam R. Singleton (March 11, 2009)  For many people, bringing a country style into the home is a decorating theme that evokes comfortable, rustic feelings. With there being so many ways to decorate each room in your house, plenty of country options are available as one way to model your home - and there are window shutters available that will perfectly match that style. Country decorating is meant to invoke feelings of .. (Interior Decorating)

Tapestry Wall Art For Perfect Home Decor

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 Angela Dawson-Field (March 10, 2009)  The luxuriousness of tapestries enhances any type of home décor, instantly transforming a plain wall into a doorway. Through it you can see back into time, into the fantasies of others long since gone, with images of unicorns and dragons blended with the more commonplace flowers and birds. Other tapestries depict more mundane events - a mother cradling her child, or a girl .. (Interior Decorating)

Tapestry Reproductions - History in Your Home

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 Angela Dawson-Field (March 10, 2009)  Art has often been considered the finishing touch to any home. Tapestries are often overlooked, however; many people don’t mentally classify them as art and fail to take advantage of this easy and lush way to enhance their living areas. Tapestries are actually one of the oldest and most widespread forms of art, with a long and colorful history reaching back thousands of years. .. (Interior Decorating)

Tapestries for All - the Jacquard Loom

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 Angela Dawson-Field (March 10, 2009)  Once upon a time only kings and emperors could afford fine woven hangings for their walls. They employed staffs of skilled weavers to commemorate battles and weddings in meticulous detail. These craftsmen worked from dawn ‘til dusk on giant hi-warp looms, often for as long as a year, to create stunning masterworks. Merchants and common folk could never afford even a single .. (Interior Decorating)

Tapestries: Decorating with Chenille

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 Angela Dawson-Field (March 10, 2009)  Chenille is a form of weaving that results in one of the softest textures of all. Tapestries made from chenille require delicate handling, but are tactilely interesting and more touchable than any other type of tapestry. Chenille is actually the French word for caterpillar. The word in common parlance is used now to describe the type of fabric; in this case, for the procedure by which .. (Interior Decorating)

Tapestries - Warmth and Beauty Combined

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 Angela Dawson-Field (February 25, 2009)  Tapestries have been around for centuries; they’ve been used as shrouds, blankets, bed curtains, robes and upholstery. Their biggest value, however, may have always come from simply hanging on the wall. Tapestries have been energy savers since the first king hung the first pictorial story of his conquests on the stone that made up his dining hall. How Tapestries Save Energy. .. (Interior Decorating)

Tapestries – Wall to Wall Décor in One Step

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 Angela Dawson-Field (February 25, 2009)  The use of tapestries in American interior design was the height of fashion in the late 1800’s. They represented elegance, and the new wealthy American aristocracy mimicked European styles that boasted wall tapestries in estate homes and castles. People continue to seek individualist ways to decorate their home that will reflect their good taste and sense of style. A wall .. (Interior Decorating)

Tapestries - The Perfect Gift for a Lady

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 Angela Dawson-Field (February 25, 2009)  When it comes to gifts of love, some will insist on diamonds. Your florist would prefer you send her flowers. Hallmark wants you to give her a singing card. All those gifts are fine, but maybe you should think outside the jewelry box, push the scented envelope and pass on the perennial baby’s breath. What could be a more thoughtful gift than something she can look at every day? .. (Interior Decorating)

Tapestries - the Medieval Times Herald?

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 Angela Dawson-Field (February 25, 2009)  The Middle Ages featured a class distinction more clear cut than any before or since. From the throne of the absolute monarch down to the lowliest serf, each level had distinct advantages and limitations. Education was only available to the highest echelons; reserved for monarchs and their male progeny; priests; scholars and students of the law. The uneducated masses made up the .. (Interior Decorating)

Tapestries - From the Old World to the New

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 Angela Dawson-Field (February 25, 2009)  Europe has been a major source of tapestry art since the Middle Ages, when these decorative wall hangings served as a pictorial history of the times. When the Americas began to be settled by Europeans, tapestries came along to grace the walls of the more fortunate. Owning fine wall hangings was status symbol among wealthy merchants and relocated nobles, and some of the finest tapestries . (Interior Decorating)

The Quaker Tapestries - An Inspired Creation

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 Angela Dawson-Field (February 25, 2009)  For centuries faith and spirituality has inspired art and the development of tapestry. The Quaker tapestry is a twentieth century creation, and originally an idea by Anne Wynne-Wilson after studying the magnificence of the Bayeux Tapestry. She became enthralled at the concept of telling stories through tapestry and aimed to create a project that told the story of the development of the .. (Interior Decorating)

Tapestry Designs: Legends & Mythology

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 Angela Dawson-Field (February 25, 2009)  Legends and mythology form the backdrop to cultures, literature and traditions in the world today and have been a popular theme in tapestry design. Mythology may appear as an illustration of the story itself or as a metaphorical projection as part of a painting and message behind a picture. These stories have stood the test of time and retain their appeal today. The Drama of the Greek .. (Interior Decorating)

William Morris Tapestries - The Merton Abbey Workshop

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 Angela Dawson-Field (February 25, 2009)  Merton Abbey became the powerhouse of creativity in William Morris designs, and at a time when Morris designs were at the peak of their popularity. The design workshop had originally been accommodated within the Wardle factory, however Morris was becoming increasingly frustrated with aspects of this business and decided to seek out his own premises in order to pursuer the peace and .. (Interior Decorating)

Medieval Tapestry Designs

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 Angela Dawson-Field (February 25, 2009)  The Medieval period of history saw the blossoming of tapestry design into maturity. The Dark Ages was characterised by simple designs of animals and birds, whereas the Middle Ages saw real art, design and beauty emerge in detail. Many designs and cartoons created at that time have retained a timeless popularity and remain in vogue even today. The Detail And The Timeless Nature Of .. (Interior Decorating)

Tapestry in Literature and Creative Writing

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 Angela Dawson-Field (February 24, 2009)  The combination of the decorative arts with literature and creative writing has led to many classical stories and novels themed around a painting or artefact. Others have used tapestry as metaphor to imply a weaving of a tale, and using tapestry to theme a story has strengthened the power that tapestry has of telling a legend or story through a magnificent tableau. When we think of what . (Interior Decorating)

Using Tapestry to Help Sell Your House

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 Angela Dawson-Field (February 24, 2009)  In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries people used tapestries to decorate their home and simply rolled them up to move house. With a challenging property market in Britain and the USA presentation is crucial in helping a house sell quickly. Advice is widely available on the importance of de cluttering, ensuring a house smells fresh and the need to have an attractive .. (Interior Decorating)

William Morris and the Holy Grail Tapestries

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 Angela Dawson-Field (February 24, 2009)  One of the most significant tapestries woven in the nineteenth century are those of the Holy Grail Series by William Morris. Originally commissioned by an Australian mining engineer, William Knox D’Arcy, the tapestries formed part of a larger decoration for his dining room at Stanmore Hall. They represent the peak of Morris’ career and are one of the most significant works .. (Interior Decorating)

The Renaissance of the Tapestry World- The Flemish Influence

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 Angela Dawson-Field (February 24, 2009)  Some of the most exquisite and detailed tapestries in the world came from Flanders which is now Belgium. During the Dark Ages tapestry was mainly woven in monasteries, however the growth of skilled artists and craftsmen saw tapestry emerge as a creative genius in the fourteenth century. In Flanders tapestry weaving centres were set up in towns such as Bruges, Tournai and Brussels .. (Interior Decorating)

Tapestry - The Glory and Magnificence of Aubusson

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 Angela Dawson-Field (February 24, 2009)  Situated in the Limousin region of France on the banks of the River Creuse, the Aubusson Tapestry Works are some of the best of their kind in the world. The factory originated in the fourteenth century probably through Flemish weavers developing the craft both at Aubusson and nearby Felletin. Local Production The distance between the Flemish and Parisian Tapestry Works and the .. (Interior Decorating)

American Tapestries - The Western Frontier

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 Angela Dawson-Field (February 24, 2009)  Tapestries with a distinct Western theme make a log cabin or old style ranch house simply vibrate with authenticity. Using western themed tapestries as wall hangings in your home can bring a touch of the old West into your den or bedroom. You can cover large expanses of rough hewn natural walls, or accent plain pine or cedar paneling. The Western style of tapestry can encompass many .. (Interior Decorating)

How to Dress Your Windows in Style

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 Adam R. Singleton (February 16, 2009)  Do you have a new look in mind for a room in your home? If you do, you’re probably choosing paint colours and wallpaper right now. And whilst these are some of the most important decisions that need to be made, they aren’t the only ones - deciding how you will finish off your windows is just as important. If you get it wrong the whole room can look off balance, but get it .. (Interior Decorating)

Revamp Your Conservatory with New Blinds

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 Adam R. Singleton (February 16, 2009)  Having a conservatory can add a lot of value to your home, as well as provide you with precious additional space; however, without a bit of attention to detail, it can be easy for them to quickly start looking past their best. Therefore, it can be worth investing a little bit of time and money in making your conservatory one to be proud of. Take conservatory blinds, as a prime .. (Interior Decorating)

Should I hire a house plan designer, or an architect?

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 Rajesh Tavakari (February 06, 2009)  There are also individuals who are specialized only in residential design. Most often, these designers have less post-high school education, but can design home plans without working under a registered architect. A national organization called the American Institute of Building Design, or AIBD, offers certification in residential design, and by passing a set of comprehensive tests, a .. (Interior Decorating)

10 Questions to Ask Your Designer Before Buying a House Plan

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 Rajesh Tavakari (February 06, 2009)  Guest author, Joe Ahmann, owner of Ahmann Design Inc, has kindly written this article to help you in your house plan search. So you’ve bought your home lot and you’re ready to by the perfect house plan, but you don’t know where to start. There are important questions that you should ask your designer before buying that house plan, and I can help. I have been designing . (Interior Decorating)

Tips to Make Your Worn Out House Look New

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 Dura Coat (January 13, 2009)  House renovation is some thing that most of us do frequently to keep our house presentable. House once constructed never stays in the same condition for ever. Due to the changing weather conditions houses wear off with most of the damage being done to the walls. It is but natural to find our house with damp walls and with the paint peeling off. All that you need to do is to arrange some . (Interior Decorating)

Tips to Be Considered During House Renovation

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 Dura Coat (December 24, 2008)  A house is judged upon mainly by its exterior looks. The grandeur of the house is characterized by the walls, its texture, the paints that are used etc. You can perform the exterior house painting all by yourself. All it requires is some common sense about colors and the class paints that you need to select. House renovation is always concerned first with the application of paint on the . (Interior Decorating)

The Truth About Soy Jar Candles

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 Jason Estabrook (November 30, 2008)  There is so many different kinds of candles out there and all the good ones do very much the same things. They all produce a pleasurable aroma and add a bit of mood lighting. But the devil is in the details, Where did the candles come from? How much will high quality candles cost? Are they bad for the environment? How long will the scent last? Unlike the all too common paraffin candles, . (Interior Decorating)




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