Category Archives: DECORATING & IDEAS
The amount of people who are being turned onto tropical home style is growing day by day. This is all due to the many new styles of tropical home décor that are marking the line between flashy and tasteful that seems to be so blurred that it is not working for most. Tropical home style covers a wide range of styles – from colorful Caribbean to sophisticated island resort to luxuriant rain forest and traditional colonial plantation. It is a very adaptable home décor scheme, as it can evolve from a simple, inexpensive look through to unashamed luxury. If you consider the tropics for a moment then you will understand what the debate is over. The tropical home style is actually quite beautiful and most often they are anything but flashy or tacky. This is how the new line of tropical home décor is being created.
Winter is the time to come inside from the cold, cozy with a book or even a particularly chilly evening, light a fire in the fireplace. In most homes, the fireplace is the focal point of the main living area. Not only does a fireplace or heat efficient wood burning stove brighten up your living room, but it provides solace, comfort, and refuge from the cold to you and your loved ones. So this month we are taking a look at elegant country living, which is the place many of us would like to be, as the temperature starts to drop.
Get your home ready for holiday parties by decorating the mantel with an elegant winter theme. Try clipping holiday cards from friends and family onto a piece of string and hanging it in front of your mantel with removable hooks. Reuse the apothecary jars that housed seashells in the summer and place a pillar candle in each one. Place fir tree branches along the top of your mantel along with pinecones for a classic winter look.
Lady Gaga is currently the most dominating and powerful pop singers in the music industry. So it is not surprising that Lady Gaga recently moved to a $5.1 million Hollywood home. Lady Gaga’s Hollywood home is a six bedroom house with all the modern facilities including suspend pools.
Although all the Hollywood houses have extremely beautiful, expensive and has a theme from different culture and an amazing interior design, Lady Gaga’s Hollywood home are not different. Pop queen Lady Gaga’s Hollywood home is a mixture of everything luxury items and technology and also the culture from contemporary to Mediterranean.
Thatching a roof is an age-old tradition. It is hard, demanding work. Today it exists primarily as a restoration activity. Thatching is the craft of building a roof with dry vegetation such as straw, water reed, sedge, rushes and heather, layering the vegetation so as to shed water away from the inner roof.
There are more thatched roofs in the Ireland and United Kingdom than in any other European country. Quality thatching straw can last for more than 45–50 years when applied by a skilled Thatcher.