Tag Archives: Gillian Birch

Making Bathrooms Pretty

 Bathrooms are generally easy to revamp. The walls are usually square, and there are no huge expanses to wallpaper. With a little inspiration you can turn a very plain room into something really attractive.  Think about a theme for your … Continue reading

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Hints and Tips on Self-Assembly Furniture

At some time in life we are all faced with our first experience of putting together self-assembly furniture. You order a six foot shelving unit, and a four inch deep box is delivered. Your heart sinks as you contemplate spending … Continue reading

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Attic Treasures

Looking to furnish your first apartment or a new home on a budget? You don’t have to spend a lot of money to create a coordinated look for your new pad. Thrift shops, antique stores and garage sales can provide … Continue reading

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Entertaining at Home

With rising prices and strict drink-driving restrictions, many of us now choose to entertain friends and family at home rather than going out. One big plus is that you will save money, which can go towards some great new furniture … Continue reading

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Outdoor Living

                      We all love being outdoors when the weather is bright and sunny. Sitting reading on a garden swing, relaxing in the garden and eating al fresco have many happy … Continue reading

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How to Choose and Use Color

Understanding the theory of color gives you a great advantage when choosing the right color scheme for a room. A little know how will help you to pick that perfect accent color to give a little surprise and contrast. There … Continue reading

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Animal Prints

I have just returned from a wonderful holiday on safari in South Africa. Of course I brought a lot of interesting souvenirs back with me, including a beautifully painted ostrich egg with African animals on it, and some beautiful elephant … Continue reading

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Ideas for Furnishing a Den

Dens and bonus rooms are such a great idea. They give extra family space to use as a hobby room, a kids TV room, a spare bedroom or a home office. They don’t have to be the tidiest room in … Continue reading

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Eco-Friendly Furnishings

The watch-word of the 21st century is ‘green’. We are reliably informed that our individual actions can harm or benefit the planet, and after many years of ignorance, we are now waking up. Rainforests are diminishing at an alarming rate, … Continue reading

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Marc Newson – Designer Extraordinaire!

One name that frequently crops up in conjunction with innovative design awards is Marc Newson. Born in Sydney, Australia in 1963, he is now a world-wide designer of renown. His style is referred to as biomorphism and if you have … Continue reading

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