Posts tagged ‘interior concepts’

May 29, 2012

simple switches

The June 2012 issue of House Beautiful is full of great ideas for renewing & creating interiors.

June 2012 cover. housebeautiful.com. #house_beautiful #june_2012 #magazine_cover

Two articles stand out ~ the first starting on page 82 because a Kansas City house was featured!  The second (page 92 – 101) article, by David A. Keeps, interviews interior designer Betsy Burnham who shares solid concepts with regards to spaces…here a few favorite points:

  • pairing colors with neutrals = richer look
  • all rooms need a little black
  • any color resembling bad foundation make-up is wrong!
  • float furniture away from walls
  • all rooms need something old
  • children’s rooms need a grown-up attitude…not Disney murals or team bedsheets…  (please, I’m begging you…don’t do it!)
  • say “no” to  crazily painted floors

The issue is chalk full of fun for interior design junkies!

“You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.”  ~ Zig Ziglar

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September 1, 2011

supply headquarters

Storage is the name of the game to help keep the rest of the house in order.  The shelves in the basement below hold office goods, craft supplies, & miscellaneous material for unknown future projects. 

  • notches cut out of the plywood shelf create ‘book ends’ with the studs which have proved very useful when organizing
  • L brackets screw into the studs for support
  • additional wood supports were secured to the studs running perpendicular & under some shelves 
  • set up the area like a retail store
  • utilize space as far up as safe & possible
August 3, 2011

lean look

Resting framed photos or art against a wall creates a casual, relaxed feel.  Plus, there’s no hole commitment threatening to last for years.  Shelving options abound, or simply use the top surface of a piece of furniture. 

Directions for pictured shelf:

  1. purchase 3 boards at whatever length (shown is 2′) – back board 1/2″ thick & 3 1/2″ tall, ledge board 3/4″ x 2 1/2″, front lip board 3/8″ x 1 1/2″
  2. using nails or brads & wood glue connect the back board flush with the ledge board’s top surface, let dry
  3. attach front lip to ledge facing, raising the lip piece 1/4″ up to be used as a “stop” for display items
  4. sink front nail holes & fill with wood filler
  5. prime & paint shelves
  6. secure directly onto wall through back piece & into studs
June 14, 2011

polka dot desk take 2

Pink walls out, blue walls in.  The whimsical dot desk sports a slightly new look.  Room re-dos do not necessarily equal complete overhauls.  Tweaking what currently works in the room saves time & money. 

Here is the first color combo:  http://edit423.com/2011/06/06/polka-dot-desk/

Take 2: 

  • sand the polka dots
  • paint on new color
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