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Customize Your Displays With Your Own Personal Touch

February 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Your home is your temple, and when it comes to designing your space, or displaying items that you hold dear, then you should really take your time to ensure that you have all of your precious keepsakes and personal treasures represented in a way that expresses your individuality and sense of style. There are a lot of things that you can do when looking to redecorate your home, and one thing that many people forget is that you can think outside the box and add a little personal flair to the space, making it your own and sharing a little bit of yourself with your visitors.

You can start by hanging some art of your choosing, and it could be one piece or more, depending on how much space you’re working with. Either way, it will be a good way to liven the room up and give it some color. You can also place mirrors or shelves along the walls, making the room look busier, and there are a variety of things you can do to create just the kind of look and feel you are hoping to accomplish with your decor.

You can stack items on shelves, or even group similar things together in shadow boxes made with convex glass (sometimes called bubble glass), giving you a shot at creating a map of certain periods or achievements from your past for all to see. You can place anything from photos to awards and medals inside these display cases, setting them up in a fashion that can resemble a miniature shrine for past deeds (if that’s what you are looking to accomplish).

You can do more with your photographs on your walls, dressing up the frames and organizing them in a new way that might bring life to the area. With older photos, a vintage oval frame is a great choice, making it easy to find the flavor of the era the photo was taken in and replicate that right in your own home, doing the history of the piece justice and giving your guests something to look at when visiting.

No matter what you decide to do, there are limitless ways to spruce up your home decor without going out and spending a fortune. If you think outside the box and use your imagination, you can see just how many ways you can use what you already have to bring new energy into the room, which will give you something to be proud of.

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Hiring General Contractors in Los Angeles

February 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Remodeling one’s home can be a very intensive process. There are lots of steps that must be taken when starting a project of this type. Although one can go through all the step on his or her own, and hire individual companies to perform the various types of work, or do the work on one’s own, there are lots of benefits to hiring general contractors in Los Angeles to manage and perform the work.


Home improvement in Los Angeles is a very large business, and as a result, there are lots of different companies that you can hire to build or remodel your home or other building. There are large companies that have many clients, and many arrangements with plumbers, roofers and other types of builders. The benefits to this type of company are that they are well known, and the quality of their work is known. However, if you hire a smaller general contracting company, you may benefit from more personalized service.


If you are looking for Los Angeles home remodeling ideas, you can turn to a general contractor for this type of assistance as well. If you are unsure of the type of work you want to be done, they can direct you to an architect or designer to assist in the process. Whether you will be designing a new home from the bottom up, or just want to remodel a small bathroom or bedroom, a general contractor is the best option in terms of managing the project.

A Lovely Rattan Dining Room Changed my Opinion

February 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The other day, I was at an estate sale and saw the most beautiful rattan dining room set. I had always thought of rattan as something very informal. I thought it was cheap looking. This set, however, was stunning. I loved the curves in the wood. It was stained a nice deep brown and was highly lacquered for a glossy finish. I was very surprised at the strength; it held up a thick piece of glass for the tabletop. The set had been sold already, so now I need to find one for my dining room.

I think the woman that had lived in the house had spent some time in the Far East. When I went out back to see the lawn furniture I was surprised that she had outdoor resin wicker furniture. Actually, I did not realize it was synthetic until the host explained to me that to have wicker furniture outside like that would destroy it unless is was made of resin instead of actual wicker. I think that may be why I always thought of it as cheap stuff. People put wicker outside and it fell apart.

I was not surprised when we went upstairs to find she had a wicker bedroom set too. I think it would make a lovely set for a teenage girl or guest bedroom. As a matter of fact, I decided on putting it in the spare bedroom upstairs now that my son has left for college. It really makes the room bright and cheerful.