Isn’t it funny how you can walk into a home and be taken with a look and feel without exactly knowing why? That, in my humble opinion, is because the homeowner or designer, has been able to create a feel. When you stop and look around, then you start to notice the details, the things that are so special that have created that certain look for feel for that home or room. One of these such things is lighting fixtures. You can’t just stick any old fixture up and expect it to be special. If you would like a certain look and you like quality items, you can take an online visit to Murray Feiss lighting and see what there is available. There is a wide selection of wall lanterns, ceiling lights, bathroom fixtures, pendant lighting, chandeliers and more.
Corbel? Rosette? Pilaster, anyone? Don’t know what these are? Well, if you want to have an inviting home, you had better get to know them. One of the best places to do that is at www.invitinghome.com. They have a and unique collection of decorative hardware, and the items mentioned above that you probably didn’t know what they where, molding, rosettes, knobs and pulls, shutters, fireplace mantels, ceiling domes, and much more.
Their home decor products are so different and you are sure to find something that no one else in your circle of friends has, which is one of my “musts” when I decorate. I want to be the only one around with that particular item like these Bahama Shutters. Come on – look at them! Tell me that in Western New York anyone else would have these? No way, and that’s the look I go for. What a great look for a summer room, porch, or if you have a changing area near a pool.
Shutters are only one of the many items you can use to make your home truly inviting and to prove that, take a look at www.invitinghome.com’s collection of home lighting. This site has a section you must read called “The ABCs of Lighting” that explains how good lighting can correct the proprotions and the volume of your living space – very interesting.
I love the look of lights and molding working together to create a light, airy space as well a beautiful and warm one. Sometimes it’s the subtle things that you do that create a feeling in a room that when you enter, immediately relax or welcome you home like the way that the molding and lights work together in this photo. I also love the white ceiling in contrast with the green drapery and light green walls. When I go to some Web sites (like this one) I get inspired to do similiar things in my home. I don’t naturally get these types of inspiration but thank God someone does for me.
Now, if you don’t know what a corbel or pilaster is, you simply go to www.invitinghome.com and look at the links on the left sidebar. They are both listed there. When you click on them, you’ll see not only what they are but how they would be a beautiful addition to that certain spot you were looking to make more beautiful. Go look and consider it an educational experience.
Oh, and one more thing. They have a closeout and specials area on their site. (From Home, go to Special Offers on the top menu bar and look on the right sidebar.) You KNOW how I love a good deal and take a look at the Art Deco screen on sale – it’s the very first one. Beautiful!
When something is available at a discounted price, there are some people who think that it means that the items aren’t as good in quality. If you know how to shop, that is not the case. The whole point of discount shopping is the pay less for the same quality. I like things that are not only the best price around but that are unique or different. If you are in the market for furniture with a distinctive look and you don’t have an aversion to paying less for it, AKA discount furniture, then by all means, check out www.boyles.com. Their discount and online furniture shopping experience features armoires, beds, sofas, recliners, youth furniture and furniture for the home office. They have had a family owned and operated retail store in North Carolina since 1949 and offer 40 to 50% off of retail prices. They wouldn’t be in business that long if they weren’t doing something right! If you can’t get to North Carolina to their store, try their online store for quality furniture for less.
I love it when I see a Web store promis “Satisfaction Guaranteed” as it gives me a sense of security. What’s even better is seeing the products, selection and quality that I am interested in along with that promise. At faucet.com they offer shoppers a great selection of fabulous bar faucets from the brands that you can trust including Moen, Kohler, Delta and more. The company has been in business since 1994 and has had over one million customers which means that they must be doing something right. Right now, they are having a sale on bathroom lighting, faucets and you don’t need to search all over for some coupon code – get the discount right on the site. And one more thing…they offer free shipping on orders over $99!
If you read my little blog at all, you know that I just about refuse to purchase anything at full price. Yes, I am a deal-a-holic and proud of it. This means that I will enter contests from time to time so here is the latest on one that might get you some free Dream Room furniture. All you have to do is click the image to the left here to get to the contest entry page.
You will go directly to the giveaway registration page and you can take it from there. At Boyles Distinctive Furniture you will find brand name furniture at 40 to 50% off the retail price. They have a ton of furniture items and styles to choose from including beds, chairs, chests, sofas, mattresses, rugs, sectionals and a complete line of office furniture too. Don’t buy anything until you’ve checked out this site and compare prices to make sure that you are getting what you want at the best price.
Boyles Discount Furniture is a family-owned and operated company and you gotta love that in this day and age. Go to their site and watch the video you see on the homepage to learn more. Just don’t forget – it you are in the market for discount furniture, be sure to pay Boyles a visit.
Those of us who live up north know the hottest place to relocate. It might be for a respite from the long cold winter or it might be for the rest of your life, but either way, it’s North Carolina. Anyone interested in
Wilmington NC real estate can hop over to seacoastrealty.com to see some of the best homes on the market in southeastern North Carolina.
The site features homes that cycle through in a flash presentation on the homepage. There is also a quick search function that lets you input the home features that you are looking for in a certain price range and location, and it finds them for you. You can also use the search map if location is your “must have”. And serious searchers – don’t forget to try out the Personal Retriever at the bottom left where you will see a cute golden retriever dog – if you want someone to make contact with about your dream home in NC.
When you spend a lot of time on the computer, especially if you have a home office, you really want to get a computer desk that is comfortable, attractive and functional. If you are in the market and want to look at a a special selection of computer desks, here’s the site to check out.
The site, spacify.com, has trendy and contemporary designs that are very different that promise to make your work area look and feel special. If you are looking for something unique you will find styles that are elegant and also ergonomic to suit your own special style. The site has designs for laptop desks, computer desks and office desks. And while you are there, you might want to see some of the other furniture they have for the other rooms in your home – pretty cool stuff.
I don’t know about you, but I like to purchase items at the lowest prices. It’s like a game to me and I am willing to do a little hunting to find them. If you are in the market for some great looking indoor lighting at the lowest prices (guaranteed!) then you need to check out LightOutlet.
This online store offers FREE shipping on orders over $75, same day shipping and if you live outside the beautiful State of New York (that’s not me…) you don’t have to pay tax! The styles are great as is the selection so stop on by if you are in the market for the best value in popular indoor lighting.
Allergies? Wood burning stove? Dry indoor air?
If so, you could really get a great deal of relief from the Honeywell Cool Mist humidifier. I have this model, the 102M, and it works great. We have a wood burning stove and it really dries things out in the winter. We have found running this on a routine basis really helps put moisture in the air.
We originally got it for my daughter with allergies and she had it in her bedroom. She loved it and swore that it helped her sleep easier and kept her throat from feeling parched through the night. When she left for college, we decided to give it a try downstairs.
Water is atomized by ultrasonic sound waves and propelled into the air by a small fan. These ultrasonic pulses are silent and produce a visible mist, so you don’t have to guess if it’s working. And this model is so quiet it is unbelievable.
If you have young children, you wouldn’t have to worry about them getting into any hot steam as this is a cool machine and it lights up. The blue center section works like a night light and makes it easier to see the water level inside. It is running right now as I sit here by the fireplace and I have to strain to hear a slight hum, but I can see it pushing the moisture into the air. It shuts off automatically when it’s out of water too so you don’t have to worry about it running or forgetting about turning it off.
This model might be more expensive than the other warm moisture humidifiers, but this is such an effective and quiet way to add moisture to your indoor air, that it is more than worth it in the long run. It’s on my “A” list.
How do I love my Ove Glove? Let me count the ways. It’s inexpensive, it works. Pretty simple, just like me. This is an item I asked to get for Christmas last year. My husband found it at the hardware store and I have loved it ever since.
This mitt really does keep the heat out and you don’t feel a thing when grabbing even the hottest things out of the oven. We have a wood burning stove and it comes in handy when I have to fiddle around with feeding the fire too. Sometimes the claims are not credible with Informercial products, but this one does work. I would only warn you that if it gets wet, it does conduct heat pretty fast, so don’t spill the gravy and expect to keep cool. I give this my seal of approval. Go ahead and ask for one this Christmas – you won’t get burned.