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Mad for Mod: A How-To Decorate Guide with 1960s Inspiration

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design Tips

Decorating around a theme is often the best way to create a room that is impressive. It provides an easy way to ensure that the room is ‘pulled together’ by way of a common thread. It also helps with decisions such as color selection, accessorizing, and furnishings. Rather than ponder whether or not to buy that amazing couch you just found, you can quickly and confidently say ‘yay or nay.’ Either it works with the theme or it doesn’t!

To make it even easier we are offering our guidelines in short and succinct bulleted lists. We’ve found that when working theme it’s more effective to pick and choose possibilities a la carte. Otherwise you risk ‘overdoing it’ with the theme and end up with a room that might look it belongs in a theme park. Less is more. Lastly, when going about it this way the overall project seems less daunting. Just pick what you like and work it into your plan!

In this installment of our How-To-Decorate series we are going to dish about the fabulous look of 1960’s inspired mod décor.  If you bold pops of pure color and geometric shapes, this is the theme for you!

  • Color Pallet Options:
    • Warm red
    • Dark yellow
    • Sky blue
    • Kelly or spearmint green
  • Lighting
    • Suspension lighting
    • Glass lamp with a swag chain
    • Pendant lights
  • Furniture
    • Upholstered couches and chairs
    • Skinny wooden legs
    • Bold or pop colors
    • Multi functional, such as an end table designed to also hold magazines
    • Atomic inspired pieces, for example radial sun clock made of metal, boomerang shaped coffee table
  • The walls
    • Built in cabinetry
    • Funky, loud wallpaper
    • Large  mosaic comprised of numerous small hexagonal mirrors
  • The floor
    • Shag rugs
    • Brightly colored, textured rugs
    • Vinyl works well for high traffic areas where luxury options wouldn’t make sense

Something unique – locate a 1960s dressing table with triple tilting mirrors, very functional yet also quite interesting

Ceramic Tile: Environmentally Friendly

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in News From Us

Green, green, green! Ever since the collective social conscience has begun to fully concur on the importance of environmentally friendly design, the word ‘green’ has been the ultimate buzzword in exterior and interior home design. Builders now show a strong preference for environmentally conscience materials, and tile is no exception. A favorite among these is ceramic tile. Not only does is it aesthetically pleasing, it can absolutely be incorporated into kitchen and bathroom design in a way that also helps ensure that our natural environment will remain beautiful for generations to come.

Ceramic tile boasts the fact that it is an excellent choice because it is ‘green’ from the beginning of its life all the way through completion of an interior design. Meaning, it is environmentally friendly from the mining process through final installation. This is due in part to the fact that the materials used are plentiful, and they are easy to mine and manufacture. In turn, this reduces fuel consumption and ensures that more precious resources aren’t consumed during the manufacturing process. Furthermore, many ceramic tiles feature recycled content which, as they say, ‘pays it forward’ when it comes to environmental impact.

Now, take into consideration that it can be expected to last at least 50 years! You want sustainability? Ceramic tile delivers to an impressive extent because it is a timeless design material that can be installed in arrangement that is classic and won’t ever look out of style. What about cleaning it, you ask? This is accomplished with ease using basic soap water. No need for caustic and toxic chemical cleaners to keep the tiles looking fabulous. 

If you’re initially shopping on your own, it’s easy to find environmentally-friendly ceramic tile because it will have a Green Squared label. Once you’re ready to get down to business, consult one of our experts and we’ll help you turn your vision into a reality!

DIY Masks for Your Skin

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Family Fun

Taking care of skin sure is a chore! It requires daily attention regardless of our hectic schedules. The face is particularly demanding because it is more delicate, especially around eyes and lips. Full service facials at the spa work wonders, but who has the time or money for that? Achieve the same effect with these two DIY masks that require nothing more than items found in your kitchen!

Peachy Clean – for dull skin

Ingredients

  • 2 peaches
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • brown sugar

This mask packs a punch because it is both a scrub and a mask. Cut up the peaches into small pieces and use a fork to mash theM completely. Add olive oil and a small handful of brown sugar. Mix thoroughly and mash all ingredients together, without losing the graininess of the brown sugar. The Vitamin C in the peaches acts as a skin brightener, the olive oil is a deep moisturizer, and the brown sugar will exfoliate dead skin. Layer the mask evenly on your face and leave it on for ten minutes. Then gently massage your face so that the brown sugar crystals can do their job. Rinse well and take a look in the mirror. You’ll see a cleaner, brighter, fresher face!

Wake Up! – for tired, dydrated, dull skin

Ingredients

  • 1 tomato
  • baking soda
  • lemon juice

Slice the tomato into medium width slices that you can hold between your fingers. Start by gently rubbing the tomato directly on your skin in a circular motion. Your face will feel instantly refreshed. But you’re not done yet! Mix together equal parts lemon juice and baking soda. You just need enough to cover your face. Notice how this mask bubbles – fun! Rub the mixture into the skin gently and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. All three ingredients activate the skins natural processes and “wake it up.” The result is skin that looks alive and fresh.