Tucker’s Dog Story

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Hi, I’m Tucker. Yes, this really is my home, and one of my favorite chairs.

Being a star isn’t easy. First this photo shoot… I was exhausted, but did get my share of biscuits! Now everyone wants my paw print.

Life is good, just hectic. We live on a Virginia farm with cats, horses, and of course, lots of dogs. I love the beautiful outdoors on a pretty day, but not as much as my warm bed at night.

Most of my brothers and sisters were rescued like me. I don’t know much about my early years, other than where I ended up.

When I was about 10 months old, my sister and I were dropped off at a county animal shelter. All I remember is being very afraid of people, and very lonely. I was rescued from the shelter just before my time was up. Whew!

My Mama says I’m a boxer/pitbull mix, and about 2 years old now.

Enough about me. I do have one favor I’d like to ask… the next time you see a dog or cat in need of a family, please help them out.

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Radiant Orchid: Interior Design Tips For Pantone’s Color of the Year 2014

 

 

Get ready to jump on the biggest trends for 2014! For homeowners who are planning to re-decorate their homes, this is especially important. You want your home to have a fresh and modern feel, as opposed to a dated vibe. One of the best ways to ensure that your home will be designed with style and flair is to incorporate the “color of the year” as named by the Pantone Color Institute.

 

For 2014, Pantone has announced that Radiant Orchid is “the” color to fall in love with and incorporate into your home and day-to-day life. While certainly a stunning hue, the purple tones that make up Radiant Orchid can seem a bit overwhelming to the untrained interior designer. You don’t want to overwhelm your space with the color, but still want to use it to make a beautiful statement.

In order to help you bring this vibrant shade into your house, here’s a look at the color’s potential, and a few simple Radiant Orchid interior design tips.

 

Pantone’s Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

 

As the global color authority and provider of professional color standards within the design sector, Pantone works to promote colorful expression in both interior decor and everyday lifestyles. After carefully charting future color direction and studying the ways in which color can play a significant role in influencing our thought processes, emotions and reactions, Pantone is most assuredly an expert on predicting positive trends, and pushing for the evolution of design.

 

Year 2014, Pantone has named Radiant Orchid as the latest in color trends. This bold and stunning hue offers a truly magical warmth to the beholder that is sure to both intrigue, and spark imaginative thought and creativity.

 

The enchanting purple shade is able to draw in the viewer, opening up the eyes, mind, heart and soul to new possibilities. With the perfect combination of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, this delectable color is sure to evoke a sense of joy, love and health within any home.

 

Bringing it Home: Radiant Orchid Interior Design Tips

  • Radiant Orchid Pieces – Because color trends change regularly, it’s not necessary to rush out and replace all of your furniture with Radiant Orchid pieces. The marriage of more transient items with more permanent furnishings is the way to go. Consider introducing a gorgeous, Radiant Orchid area rug to your living room, adding pops of color with art pieces or draperies, finding Orchid accent pieces, making use of trendy and fashionable slip covers for your dining room chairs. Your whole home doesn’t have to go purple – a few strategically placed Radiant Orchid pieces can go a long way in modernizing your space.

 

 

  • Color Palette – Perhaps one of the most important Radiant Orchid interior design tips involves color palette. Because the shade is bold in nature, you may prefer to counter-balance the effect with neutral tones. Radiant Orchid rugs, throw pillows and accent chairs can be made softer and more subtle when paired with beige upholstered sofas, white-toned walls, blacks or grays. For those who prefer to avoid going completely neutral, red and blue shades can be integrated into the space to add extra “pizazz” while still remaining harmonious on the color spectrum.

Embracing the latest design trends is important in guaranteeing that you are happy with the overall look of your home’s interior. By sticking with these Radiant Orchid interior design tips you can create a modern yet versatile space that will remain in fashion well into the future.

 

 

Blog credit: http://www.designspree.com/radiant-orchid-interior-design-tips

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Why ‘Investment’ Furniture will Eventually Bore You to Death

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There are some timeless investment furniture pieces which can be placed in any design layout, from any era, and not only do they blend in with the décor, but they also add some character to the interiors. Those pieces are very rare however and they also have to follow a certain theme to work properly, like that popular, retro leather office chair (the one littered with sunken grooves) which looks like it belongs in a classic, luxury-design study room.

If you’re already heavily stocked-up on investment furniture pieces, there are still ways through which you can freshen those pieces up though, but here’s why investment furniture will eventually bore you to death:

Investment pieces are usually very expensive and are kept for long periods of time

While you can get some fabulous home designer products at affordable prices, investment pieces are usually very costly, since one naturally ‘invests’ in these larger pieces with the aim of keeping them for life. Investment pieces may fit in with the interior wall décor and art, as well as other design accessories, at their time of purchase and introduction into the home, but time will eventually catch up with those ageing designs and the entire balance of your interiors can get thrown off. You will eventually get bored with your investment furniture, but you are forced to stick with it because you paid so much for it, even in the wake of it gradually becoming style-outdated.

Sometimes investment furniture can be so expensive that you become rather reluctant to really enjoy it, existing as more of a decoration than actual, functional furniture.

Investment furniture can often be very prominent and dominating

Even in the event that you do eventually get bored with your investment pieces, due to those large and more prominent pieces lagging behind the emerging evolutionary design trends, there’s not much you can physically do to the furniture itself because of the sheer size and prominence. Remember that often, home designer product ranges include mirrors and other matching design accessories like chandeliers, so redecorating every now and then may not be very practical, as unfair as that may be since design trends to tend to evolve quite rapidly.

Beating the Inevitable Bore

While investment furniture will eventually bore you to death, there is no escaping some of the more traditional investment furniture pieces, like the old dining room table, the living room sofa and perhaps some armchairs and a patio set. Fortunately though, with the availability of fabulous designer home products at affordable prices, accent furniture pieces and design accessories can be deployed to accentuate the investment furniture and act as a constant source of refreshment for what can become a very redundant look.

Accent furniture pieces offer a very wide variety of styling trends, with the likes of table lamps and other design accessories very easily updating the look and feel induced by the larger, more permanent investment furniture pieces. In this way, that inevitable investment furniture bore can be hedged against and you never have to surrender to it.

In Australia you can get fabulous, yet affordable design pieces from the exclusive Australian distributer    www.Uttermost.com.au

What Your Lounge Room Design Says about You

    living-room-design-ideas5Your lounge can be a very enigmatic but terribly effective barometer of “you”, spilling all the beans about your character and personality and baring your soul. Even if you may not have paid too much attention to the process of decorating and arranging your lounge room, a whole lot of subliminal, subconscious messages are emitted by the appearance of your living space.  Your guests decode and decipher these messages and make sense of them without even knowing it or indeed being aware that they are reading into your inner being.

Cast your mind back to your school days and if you were ever called in to the principal’s office for being naughty, you will remember just how intimidating the waiting area was, with the actual principal’s office coming across as even more intimidating. That is because the character of the person resonates throughout the space in which that person spends a lot of their time. People rearrange spaces in which they spend a lot of their time in such a way as to feel comfortable in them. The same applies to you and your living room lounge, where you probably spend a lot of your time, while at home, prompting you to decorate it in a way which feels comfortable to you, but also speaks volumes of your character.

Here’s what your lounge room design says about you

With the availability of so many fabulous home designer products at affordable prices, your true character enjoys so many different ways through which it can be represented in your lounge room design. Since home designer products include mirrors, table lamps, accent furniture pieces, design accessories, wall décor and art, there is plenty of opportunity for your personality to show up over and over again and also to express itself in great detail.

Colour

With regards to wall décor and art, the wall-paint colour is probably the most revealing of your lounge design elements. This serves as probably the biggest window into your soul, with the likelihood being that your décor units, like accent furniture and design accessories, will either follow the same general colour scheme or they will complement that colour scheme.

Blue and light-green colour themes, which may also be represented throughout your other home designer product ranges, paint a picture of someone who is very practical, pragmatic and dynamic.

Black is the colour of luxury, revealing someone who loves some elegance, with the fortunate part of this being the availability of fabulous home designer products at affordable prices. Because complete home designer product ranges include mirrors, table lamps, accent furniture pieces, design accessories, wall décor and art, all of which are available in a common colour scheme, a lot more black-themed lounges are popping up to radiate the kind of elegance we all secretly love.

Bright colours such as yellow, orange and red, paint a picture of someone who is energetic, bold and not afraid to venture where the masses dare not go, especially if the same colours are chosen for some of the décor and furniture too.

In Australia you can get fabulous, yet affordable design pieces from the exclusive Australian distributer    www.Uttermost.com.au

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5 Simple Tricks to Update the Design of Your Lounge Room

5 Simple Tricks to Update the Design of Your Lounge Room

The trendy design of your lounge room may have followed all of the modern design standards at the time you decorated it, but the effects of time will inevitably catch up to all current trends, prompting the need for you to refresh and update your lounge design at some point.

Design trend evolution will eventually mean the interior décor in your lounge room is outdated, to the point where you cannot even pass it off as a classic look anymore, but there are a few easy steps you can take to update the design of your lounge room, when the need arises.

1. Buy with Vision

This is probably much easier said than done, but prevention is always better than cure. If you are right in the middle of decorating your interior living room space, you will be familiar with the fact that home designer product ranges include mirrors, table lamps, accent furniture pieces, design accessories, wall art and décor, which means that there is a lot to consider in an attempt to buy with a vision of the future.

Buying with a vision means that you should acquire décor units that can very easily fit in with different themes and design styles, like table lamps that will allow you to change lamp shades for example, leaving ample leeway for a quick color-scheme upgrade to resemble more modern and trendy looks, as they emerge.

2. Modernize the Existing Décor with a Progressive, Complementary Theme

It’s rather amazing what complementary styling can do to your ageing lounge room design. Those dominant design styles, which are getting on in the years, are actually quite easy to overpower and neutralize, with the simple use of fabulous home designer products available at affordable prices. Since home designer product ranges include mirrors, table lamps, accent furniture pieces, design accessories, wall décor and art, one modern and progressive color scheme represented throughout all those décor units can work wonders to modernize and lift the entire lounge room space.

3. Re-arranging Furniture and Décor Units

The rate at which design trends change may be relatively high, but in design terms it is not to the extent that you have to re-do your lounge room every two years or so. Some accent furniture pieces, here and there, could go well with the re-arrangement of the layout plan, giving your existing furniture and décor an instant fresh and progressive look.

4. Add Some Wall Décor and Art

Nothing updates a lounge room quite like modern wall décor and art, with abstract and simple art pieces going well with clean, print-art type of wall décor.

5. Create the Illusion of Expansion

Actual renovation and expansion of your lounge room would very likely prove to be costly, so the next best thing, which can be just as effective, is to create the illusion of added space by including design accessories such as large mirrors and other reflective home designer products. Complement that with a lounge room arrangement that pours more natural light into the room and you instantly create the kind of functionality characteristic of modern interior spaces.

In Australia you can get fabulous, yet affordable design pieces from the exclusive Australian distributer http://www.Uttermost.com.au

How to get the ‘Revenge’ Look…just as in the TV show

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Grayson Manor has endeared itself to the hearts of many people, for a number of reasons, one being the luxurious, classy and homely interior décor of the house. It is no surprise then as to why so many people may want the ‘Revenge’ look for their own homes, whether to replicate the resemblance of the leading character’s strength or simply because they have fallen hopelessly in love with the interior décor and what it accentuates.

The actual process of working towards achieving this look for your own space may appear to be somewhat of a daunting prospect, since you might not exactly have the TV-production company budget those ‘Revenge’ interior designers clearly had.

With the right knowledge and access to fabulous designer pieces at affordable prices, you can very easily achieve the Revenge look without breaking the bank. First we need to define this look in real world design terms, so that you know how to go about hunting the appropriate décor units to achieve the look.

If you take a look at Grayson Manor, the interior essentially mirrors the grandiose appearance of the exterior, giving a feeling of a perfect balance between abundance of space and coziness at the same time. While your particular interior space may not be characterized by high ceilings, long hallways and lots of space, you can still create that illusion of space very effectively, using the right selection of fabulous home designer pieces at affordable prices.

Because complete home designer product ranges include mirrors, table lamps, accent furniture pieces, design accessories, wall décor and art, achieving the ‘Revenge’ look is simply a matter of knowing which pieces go well with which spaces and how those pieces complement each other.

Color Schemes

Starting off with the colors, the design accessories, which include pieces such as accent furniture, table lamps, wall décor and art, should follow a “warm” color scheme, giving off the illusion of illumination when it gets darker and the lights have to come on. That peach/very light-orange color, complementing some very natural browns, always gives off that feeling of luxury, while maintaining that family coziness everybody is always after.

Arrangement

This is probably the trickiest part of trying to achieve that luxurious yet cozy and powerful ‘Revenge’ look, but the trick is to create the illusion of luxury through abundance, while avoiding congestion. You want your spaces to look like they are very “well-fed”, but not overfed…

This is achieved through the positive reinforcement of home designer products, like matching table lamps, everywhere where there is space for them. Mirrors must be placed in strategic places to create the illusion of more space (along entrances to hallways and some rooms) while accent furniture pieces, design accessories, wall décor and art should be strategically positioned such that some reflective surfaces “multiply” them.

Lastly, the most important part of the arrangement setting is to allow for adequate living space, taking extra care to keep all the furniture and design accessories clear of natural light-inlet points, like windows and doorways.

In Australia you can get the “Revenge look” by using fabulous design pieces from the exclusive Australian distributor Uttermost Australia.