Wednesday, April 29, 2009

How about roman blinds?

Roman blinds provide a sophisticated and elegant look in any room of your home. Traditionally Roman Blinds have been a very high cost window treatment. A combination of the engineering requirements of a blind and the fabric styles of a curtain maker makes a difficult to produce product. By purchasing custom made roman shades you can add a light fabric window treatment to your home, without the use of heavy draperies or messy curtains.

Roman blinds are one of the most popular blinds available in the market today. With its design simplicity and elegance, you can never go wrong with roman blinds. Most of today's homes consider installing roman blinds in their windows because of the said features.Making a roman blind for your home is very simple. All you need is a little creativity and roman blind equipments. You can purchase the equipments needed at your local hobby store. They will also have books for sale containing roman blinds making instructions.

Before you choose the roman blind, you have to consider some factors: color, style, texture an so on.

Color:roman blinds can be thought of as curtains and should be treated as such when choosing a color that best suits your needs. You can use a soft wispy color for spring or summer, and a dark maroon or fall stripes pattern in colder months. If you order custom made roman blinds, you can even have your favorite color or a swatch of fabric matched, to provide an ideal look for your home. Whatever your choice, the color of your roman blinds can make a statement about who you are and what you like.

Style:One type of roman shade folds up into a straight horizontal line that does not bulge or hang down in any way.A teardrop roman blind shape does not lay flat when it is pulled up; instead it forms a looped or teardrop shape with its fabric. This shape of roman blind can provide a softer look, and is more delicate looking that a straight panel roman blind.

Texture:As with color, the texture possibilities are endless with roman blinds as well. Fabrics are made in a variety of textures from course stiff denim, canvas, and leather to soft and subtle sheers and satins.

Installing roman blinds in your home is one of the best ways to make your home more attractive and inviting. It is also one of the best ways to save money by making roman blinds as the alternative to expensive curtains. Another great thing about roman blinds is that it is very easy to clean.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Clip Art Books For Your Creative Adventures

Dover's collection of clip art books has seen some improvements over the years. They now almost exclusively include a CD of all of the images so they are ready for use. Some of my older Dover books do not include CDs, making their use a bit tedious. Dover also began doing full color books for certain publications.

These are some of my favorites for black and white line drawings, hotlinked to Dover's site.

Dover also carries a line of books with full color and vector images that can be resized. The Pictura series are extremely detailed and useful for even large scale projects.

Pictura includes books of design and art from most of the world's cultures and detailed books of buterflies, flowers, insects and various art styles.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wooden Kitchen Design

Contemporary Wooden Kitchen Design Made of Dark Oak Wood designed by Snaidero kitchens. this Wooden Kitchen Design may help you to redesign your kitchen may this kitchen design inspiring you. Dark Oak Wood as raw material of kitchen furniture by used Dark Oak Wood make this wooden kitchen design luxury and modern look. Dark Oak Wood recognized most people as solid material for furniture.

make your kitchen not only to deliver meal but place for meet together with your family.

Contemporary Wooden Kitchen Design with solid kitchen furniture

Modern Wooden Kitchen Design with bar stool seating

Luxury Wooden Kitchen Design with lighting domination

Wooden Kitchen Design with dinning table and chair

Bedsheet ideas

Platform Bed Rialto

Rustic and solid, yet inviting and intimate. Luxiriously upholstered microfiber headboard, framed in rich cherry finish wood. Bed comes with complete platform bed frame, rails, 14 sturdy-slat pack, center support rail and legs. The upholstered headb ...

Crib Sheets Brunswick Fleece Bed Sheets

These sheets are made of a unique blend of 65% acrylic / 35% polyester and brushed to an incredible softness without any seams. Brunswick sheets are designed to carry moisture and humidity away from the body. Constant comfort will help your child sl ...

Before You Buy Bed Sheets

Here are a few tips and good to remember notes before buying your bedsheets. You’re probably familiar with a twin or queen or king size bed. But did you know that there is no absolute standard measurement for beds with these names? Right on t ...

Naughty Optical llusion

This, bed sheet is hilarious! An naughty but sexy design, perfect for newly married couples. Probably takes the awkwardness away for the first night (yeah right!) You definitely wouldn’t want your mother-in-law to see this though. You coul ...

Bed Sheets That Soothes Your Taste

After people have finished choosing the bed that they want to have in their bedroom, the next step is to usually find the ideal bed covers and designs that will ultimately serve as the icing towards an attractive and ideal bed they can lie on. This ...

Spider Car Bed

This Spider Car Bed from Gautier Furniture is the coolest car bed I’ve seen. The color choices for the exterior are red or blue-gray, stick with adhesive decorative stickers. The wheels looks pretty real is in black polystyrene with metal finish ...

The Banana bedsheet

This bed sheet is made with 100% banana, err, I mean cotton. Sleeping on a banana bed sheet will either make you feel like a monkey, or you would never wanna see a banana again. If you don’t like bananas, there are other fruits you might like t ...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Super Luxury home design

This Super Luxury Home Design not in Kerala. I Do not know whose house is this, but a worh viewing

Friday, April 17, 2009

Black and White Conservatory

I stumbled across this image from the Milestone Hotel in London. The hotel's conservatory is done in this striking black and white scheme. The striped draperies and black furnishings have an interesting balance to the all white room.

This pulled together style could be easily recreated for a conservatory, sun room or room with a white on white theme of woodwork and built in cabinetry. Painted or upholstered black furniture and the striped window treatments are the core design elements.

Something that makes the draperies really excel is the combination all done in the same fabric. There are roman shades, regular draperies and a double valance.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Furniture: Victorian Balloon Chair

Design Toscano is carrying this unique reproduction Victorian Balloon chair. This is one reproduction you don't see every day. It is also currently on sale.

Monday, April 13, 2009

What kind of wallpaper do you prefer to?

The wall of the room is a very important area for showing. So if you want your home looks more beautiful and specialty, you need to play it smart.There are usually two ways to decorate the wall: paniting or wallpaper. Certainly, they both have their advantages. But Using wallpaper instead of paniting has become a trend in the past few years.

Home decorating wallpaper is making a comeback for today's home fashions with a vast array of designs including eco-friendly wall coverings that are designed to support sustainable living.Wallpaper installation is no longer a difficult and time consuming project. Technology has brought this process into the current century and has made it easier to install and easier to remove than ever before.

There are various of wallpaper that with different advantage and character in the market.Such as Washable wallpaper- When it is stated that the product is washable it means that it can withstand the occasional sponging with a mild detergent. Scrubbable wallpaper-The term scrubbable means that a wallpaper can withstand scrubbing with a brush and mild detergent. Stain Resistant - This means that a particular paper will show no change in appearance after the removal of stains such as grease, beverages, handprints, etc. Eco-friendly wall coverings are natural coverings that include grass cloth, hemp and other natural weaves like the way they were before the modern and sophisticated printing techniques of today. They bring a nice texture to a room while reducing the amount of natural resources necessary to the manufacture and the pollution it can cause.

Besides the different material of the wallpaper, there are also different pattern and graph. when you perfor to choose the wallpaper, you need to consider these factor roundly.

Unique Beautiful Home Exterior Design

These pictures are from google image search. So Copyright to the Respected owners
This blog will show beautiful house plans in kerala. If you are a builder, architect, civil engineer...Please send your own works to keralahomedesign@gmail.comAnd your contact info will come under your work photo for FREE!

Photos used above are samples. I find images from the Web that are believed to belong in the public domain.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Old House Tours, Loch Aerie Victorian Mansion

Old House Tours has a huge photo and video tour of Lockwood Mansion aka: Loch Aerie in Chester County PA. This unique property is a rather rare combination of Italianate and Victorian Gothic on a sprawling estate.

The home has numerous porches, small conservatory areas, ornate plasterwork and a grand central staircase. There are some other oddities in the photo tour. What looks like some sort of wood burning central heating system or a complex wood fired kitchen store. A large wood barrel of some sort installed by one of the spiral staircases makes one wonder about the origins. If your interested it is on the market for $2.2mil and is zoned for commercial.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

2009 Home Painting Trends

China has an old saying:The One With All The Resolutions.If you decide to remold your home decoration, don't forget to panit your house again.Before do this work, you need to konw what is the trends of home painting in 2009.Now, read my article and hope it would be helpful to you.

Elegance and luxury have been abandoned and replaced with sensibility and cultural awareness. A respect for nature and fundamental human values are deep within the emerging color trends.The country style of today is more exciting, energizing and modern than ever before.Put the idea of dusty roses, ribboned ducks and stenciled hearts out of your head. There's nothing fussy or precious about country's new look.

Recent seasons have been marked by a surging environmental movement that's still going strong this year; now, however, the trend is purer and more pared down than ever. The objective is to combine simplicity, durability and minimalism in an effort to create rooms that are pleasant and down-to-earth. Driving this trend are materials and textures inspired by nature, such as stone and wood, which set the overall tone for decor, with rich botanical hues -- green or yellow -- brought in to magnify the look.

Painting just one piece of furniture in a fun colour, like a mossy green, is also a great way to bring colour and just a bit of trendiness into your home, suggests Grech.

My recommendation as a painting contractor to the trend conscious homeowner is to first find out when the new color charts will be on display in your leading paint stores, and then compare the colors of 3 or 4 different paint manufactures. An analysis of these color palettes will give you an idea of near future color trends.