5 01, 2012

Curtains – 10 Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

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Done correctly, curtains are both functional and beautiful They can help tie together various elements in a room and more practically, they help insulate your home which helps reduce your heating and cooling bills. Kip Merrit of The Curtain Exchange in Green Hills offers his 10 mistakes you want to avoid.   1. Never choose fabric from a swatch.

Curtains – 10 Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make2017-10-27T07:52:29+00:00
4 01, 2012

4 Rules When Buying a Farmhouse Table

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Now that farmhouse tables have become the single piece of furniture that you must have that you actually won’t get sick of and changing styles won’t leave behind, you need to go the extra mile to get the right one. 1. Get the size right. A good rule of thumb is to have at least 3’ of space on all

4 Rules When Buying a Farmhouse Table2017-10-27T07:52:29+00:00
3 01, 2012

Correct Care Gives Sheets Longer Life

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Want your sheets to last longer?  Do these three things. 1. Don’t sleep in polyester. It wears out cotton sheets much faster than if you wore a natural fiber nightgown like cotton or silk - or you can just go naked. 2. Overdrying your sheets taxes the fibers and decreases the life of your investment. In fact, if

Correct Care Gives Sheets Longer Life2017-10-27T07:52:30+00:00
3 01, 2012

Is Egyptian Cotton Really Superior?

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The key to soft cotton is the length of the staple or strand. Different species of cotton produce staples of differing length. Shorter staples require more weaving together to form a long thread which results in a rougher fabric. Both Pima and Egyptian cotton have longer staples, but Egyptian is superior. In fact, a 200 thread count Egyptian cotton is

Is Egyptian Cotton Really Superior?2017-10-27T07:52:30+00:00
3 01, 2012

Beware of Thread Count Double Dealing

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Not all thread counts are created equal. And shoppers who don’t know this are the first ones to be taken advantage of by swindler sheet manufacturers. In higher-end products, thread count is determined by counting only the warp threads; not the weft. So, a sheet with 600 warp threads and 600 weft threads would be considered a 600

Beware of Thread Count Double Dealing2017-10-27T07:52:30+00:00
3 01, 2012

What You Need to Know About Bedding

2017-10-27T07:52:30+00:00

For the best bedding advice around, we spoke with Linda Berry, owner of Bella Linea in Green Hills. Linda has been creating bedroom sanctuaries unlile any others for many years and as you’d expect, we learned a lot.   The main mistakes people make are the following four. 1. Thinking you can buy fabric and make your own duvet cover.

What You Need to Know About Bedding2017-10-27T07:52:30+00:00
3 01, 2012

5 Steps to Making the Most of a Custom Dining Table

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1. Consider having one or more drawers added to the skirt of the table. 2. If you’re having a hutch, server or sideboard made also, don’t make it the same length as the table – either larger or smaller is best. 3. If you’re purchasing a beautiful old wood or solid wood table, consider this when selecting the chairs; most

5 Steps to Making the Most of a Custom Dining Table2017-10-27T07:52:30+00:00
3 01, 2012

Shake Things Up – Without Spending a Fortune

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Occasionally, you just really need something fresh to look at. Unfortunately, there usually isn’t a big budget to achieve the makeover you’re dreaming about. Here are 5 ideas that will do the trick for less. 1. Paint It’s the fastest, least expensive way to make a BIG change. But you still want to be cautious and test an area, and

Shake Things Up – Without Spending a Fortune2017-10-27T07:52:30+00:00