Published at Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 22:39:06 PM by Marine Jacquier. Area Rugs and Pads. For rugs that do not tend to slip, a 100% felt jute pad is excellent. This is dense enough to protect the floor from scratches and indentations. Make sure that the felt rug pad is a 40 ounce, referring to the amount of fiber there is per square yard of pad. The higher the ounce, the more dense the carpet pad. If the rug tends to slip, then a felt and natural rubber rug pad is ideal. Here, the key is to make sure it is natural rubber as opposed to the chemical sprays that look and feel like rubber but actually could severely harm the floor.
Published at Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 21:31:47 PM by Quentin Bourque. Area Rugs and Pads. When you walk on your antique rug, it encounters a lot of stress against the hard floor. The back of the rug, or the knots, as well as the foundation, need to be protected as best as possible. There are rug pads with holes in them and solid rug pads. In this case, the solid on is best. Moving a step ahead, a solid pad with some sort of texture on the surface is even better. This texture can safely grab your antique rug and keep it from crawling, hence reducing wear.
Published at Sunday, April 15th 2018, 09:18:36 AM by Quentin Bourque. Area Rugs and Pads. For finding a rug pad that provides cushioned support, we need to look at thicker pad products that are available. There are thicker open mesh PVC products from China that provide some cushion support. But there is a limit to how thick these products can be due to the way they are made. The core material that is coated with the PVC is a polyester yarn that is knitted into a wide continuous roll. The roll is then fed into a big oven where it is dipped into the PVC material and allowed to cure in an oven. When PVC cures, it expands and has the texture of a sponge thus giving it good gripping properties. But the overall thickness of this pad is controlled by making the knitted material differently so that it can absorb more of the PVC when coated. So the polyester material is a limiting factor to how thick the PVC mesh can be. 1/8" is the approximate maximum thickness we found for this product. Another product that provides cushion support is the rubber backed felt rug pads that are approximately 1/4" thick. We also found felt pads that are approximately 1/2" thick with no rubber backing that provide exceptional cushion support properties. The felt pad types are made with recycled carpet yarns and are fed into a needlepunch machine that creates a specified thickness, 12' wide felt material which is very dense and durable.
Published at Monday, July 09th 2018, 11:22:08 AM. Mirror By Marine Jacquier. The shape of the mirror and how you hang it will also make an impact on your space. For example, hanging a mirror vertically will add height to a space while hanging a mirror horizontally will fill a wall. Also, adding a round mirror to a boxy room will liven up the space. The round shape adds interest by breaking up all of the straight lines. In addition, mirrors with an arched or richly ornamented top are an elegant way to dress up a space. Traditionally this shape has been used above a mantle. Mirrors are a fabulous tool to add depth and light to a room. This makes them a great idea for smaller spaces. Mirrors will make smaller spaces feel larger by giving the room the appearance of having more depth. Light from windows and light fixtures will reflect in mirrors and bounce back into a room adding more light to the space. A mirror in a room without windows will reflect the lights and make the room appear brighter. Another great idea is to place a mirror behind anything you want to highlight when you are displaying items. Mirrors catch your eye and will therefore show off the things in front of it.
Published at Sunday, July 08th 2018, 11:19:02 AM. Wall Decor By Quentin Bourque. Music note art is a perfect example of contemporary design with a little touch of your personal interest about music. This idea can be a fascinating focal point in your media or music room. You can choose to place it in the ceiling or on the wall just above your piano. You can also add a line or two of your favorite song to further accentuate the decor.
Published at Friday, July 06th 2018, 10:49:10 AM. Mirror By Robin Rapace. What I call custom, is a wall mirror that is shaped in a non-uniform manner. An example of a custom wall mirror is a framed sectional mirror. There is a vanity mirror with a carved wood frame that actually holds 3 separate mirrors. There are 2 arched mirrors on each side, with a rectangle mirror in the center of the frame. Let me tell you this piece of wall mirror woodwork is absolutely gorgeous! Another simpler example of a custom wall mirror would be a triangular shaped mirror.
Published at Thursday, July 05th 2018, 10:48:22 AM. Area Rugs and Pads By Nathalie Bombelles. Persian area rugs are admired far and wide for their intricate design and deeply hued colors. Originally crafted for the use of wandering tribes, they provided instant flooring over the sand floors of tents. These types of rugs are made in the Middle Eastern areas of Persia in modern day Iraq, Iran, and Turkey. They are well known for their typically ornate, deeply pigmented patterns. Persian rugs are produced both in hand-knotted and machine woven methods. The hand-knotted types have been known to last for over one hundred years.
Published at Monday, July 02nd 2018, 10:47:15 AM. Wall Decor By Quentin Bourque. You can buy some beautiful silk flowers that express the flower of the season that you were born in, or maybe just the flower that you really love the most, and decorate a simple mirror on your living room wall. Mirrors are great for making a room appear to be much larger than it actually is too. Another great idea that not many people have thought of is wrapping picture frames. You buy some nice fabric with a complimenting pattern and literally wrap a picture frame like it is a gift for some one, leaving the back open. Then you can hang it on the wall and add some flowers or lace. This will give you have a unique piece that only you have.
Published at Sunday, July 01st 2018, 10:43:59 AM. Home Accent By Marine Jacquier. Being too cluttered doesn't make a home more attractive. It just makes it look cluttered. Using accent pieces to spruce up your home shouldn't create a cacophony of various artifacts that just end up needing a good dusting every week. You are looking for spatial relationships that work well within each room of your house. So, if you start with the basics and then work your way from there you can enhance your home without cluttering it.
Published at Monday, June 25th 2018, 10:42:10 AM. Home Accent By Magali Courbis. I get many decorating ideas from reading home magazines or from visiting the websites of professional interior designers that show portfolios of their design projects. These are a couple of the places I look to for inspiration to decorate my home. I notice how furniture is arranged in living room spaces, the color palettes being used and take note of the accent furnishings that complete the décor.