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Bedrooms: Making the Most of Your Most Personal Space

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Making your private space comfortable and personalized is a nice way of taking care of yourself, so you can recharge and be ready to face the next day.  I find bedrooms are one of the most neglected spaces in our houses. At least, it seems to be the case in many Calgary homes. Designers are often called in to work on kitchens, bathrooms and other large expensive projects, but bedrooms are frequently neglected. Fortunately, compared to a kitchen renovation, making your master bedroom feel like a getaway is a walk in the park.  Starting from the basics, I recommend first...

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How Accessorizing and Finishing Touches Make a House a Home

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The last 10% of pulling a space together is the difference between a home that is "nice" and a home that is "Wow". Don't neglect accessorizing when you decorate your space. Looking at the before and after pictures above, it's easy to see how accessorizing a room is well worth the effort. In the smaller photo, the basics are in place.  Paint colours and textiles are harmonious and there's even an interesting wall treatment and light fixture that get a start on making the space a little beyond the ordinary, but "no guts, no glory".  Decorating this room has not...

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How to use short-term trends in interior decorating

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Design tends to encompass longer term plans like how a space is laid out and what finishes are used on millwork and tile. Decorating is often understood to mean the more superficial elements in a space, such as paint colours, toss cushions and lamps. They might be elements that are more likely to be switched out from time to time because they require little or no actual construction or labour to be done on a home but they are important. The decorative elements in a space are often where much of the character comes from and they are also what...

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Sustainable design provides immediate personal benefits as it often lowers short and long term costs and increases indoor air quality. Longer-term and profound benefits to the planet as a whole are achieved as people increasingly embrace this trend. I use basic and proven principals that may be incorporated into traditional, transitional and contemporary interiors: Reduce the use of harmful chemicals in finishes, textiles and furniture in your home or office for immediate health benefits to you and your family. Reuse the sun's energy for heating and cooling through intelligent application of finishes to capture passive energy. Save on utility bills and enjoy a more comfortable...

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