Show and Tell Worthy Home Decor Items of Note

Searching, sourcing and scouring home decor and interior decorating sites over the holidays brought forth several show and tell worthy home decor items of note.   I put the copy and paste command through its paces and filed the need to know info under home decor items of note.   This stuff comes in handy at one time or another in the daily all things house that make a home process.

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Design and decorating cheat sheets are wonderful, and this one is check it out worthy.  9 sofa styles you should know is just one example why Domino is a Places In The Home favorite.

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Informative (as we like it) tidbit of how to stop the slide of an uncooperative area kitchen rug with Velcro information from CNET.

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This next item of note 2016 is not a spring cleaning hint or tip, but rather a year round dust busting must do. Cleaning light fixtures, light bulbs and lampshades isn’t the most glamorous household cleaning jobs, but one that shines a little light on a dust free situation. Did you know cleaning your light bulbs can make your room up to 20% brighter?  Cleaning your light bulbs also helps to avoid the disgusting burning smell often associated with a dust-coated bulb.  I hate that smell!

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Make sure to only clean a light bulb or lighting fixture that is turned off with all bulbs cool to the touch.  Do not spin-turn-rotate the light fixture to clean or wipe bulbs as this can cause the fixture to fall or wiring in the housing to fray.  I learned this lesson one Saturday afternoon at the antiques shop.  I was cleaning a gorgeous antique Williamsburg chandelier like the one in the above image.  We had a good crowd in at the shop, I was in my height of great deals glory and the style conversation was lively.  Being too tuned into the latter and less into practicing safe light bulb and light fixture cleaning techniques, I Valley Forged on.  I spun the fixture and the sparks flew, literally.  Lesson learned!  One final bulb and fixture cleaning note: never spray cleaning solution around lighting fixture or light bulbs.  The good people at 1000Bulbs.com offer great info on How to Clean Your Light Bulbs, Lampshades and Fixtures.

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From the fabulous decoristas at One Kings Lane comes 21 Must-Follow Insta Feeds for 2016.  One Kings Lane comes through with a nice balance of styles with the accent mark on something for everyone.  If you are so inclined to make it 22 Must-Follow Insta Feeds for 2016, I would love to have you follow Places In The Home on Instagram.

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It’s the good home decor info and tips that keeps us in the all things home decor know.

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A Most Fetching Friday 10 Crystal Chandeliers

This Fetching Friday 10 crystal chandeliers shines a light on sparkling, brilliant and elegant statement lighting.

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adjective: fetching

attractive.

synonyms: attractive, appealing, sweet, pretty, good-looking, lovely, delightful, charming, prepossessing, captivating, enchanting, irresistible

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I hope yours is a most fetching Friday.

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Lamps Plus 2013 Best Home Blog Sweepstakes

I am thrilled to be nominated for the Lamps Plus 2013 Best Home Blog Awards in the category of Interior Design.  Lamps Plus is my automatic go-to resource for lighting.  I first discovered Lamps Plus in 1999, and the design and decor relationship continues to light the way to stylish and affordable lighting and home decor choices.  Stylish looks pair well with an exciting opportunity to win the Lamps Plus 2013 Best Home Blog Sweepstakes.

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It is certainly an honor to be in the talented and stylish company of my fellow nominees!  I am continually amazed on a daily basis by the talent of so many in the blogosphere.  Cast your vote for your top picks for Interior Design, DIY, Family, and Lifestyle blogs on the Lamps Plus Facebook page and you’ll be entered to win a $500 Lamps Plus online shopping spree!  Click on the image below to be taken to Lamps Plus Facebook page to cast your vote.

Remember, you can vote once every 24 hours to earn extra entries!  Did I mention that for each vote you cast you will be entered for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree!   Let’s Lamps Plus!

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I would like to humbly ask you for your vote.  Your vote and time is truly appreciated, I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and wish you all good luck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lovely Lantern Light Fixtures

Dream House StudiosWhether brilliantly hanging  in the center of the room, strategically and stylishly placed as an accent, or on top of a lamp post, lovely lantern light fixtures remain classic and elegant home decor choices for interior and exterior spaces.

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A red pineapple lantern and lacquered Italian armchairs make an excellent argument for the ever popular pop of color.

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Stairway to flawless elegance.

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Tobi Fairley strikes interior design gold, and black, and white, and red, and red-orange.  Color combination divine!

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An antique round pedestal center table becomes a stunning muse for the iron foyer lantern.  I really like the look of the lantern, and the way it is hung slightly lower than a conventional hanging height.

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Copper. How I do love thee.

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The crowning glory of this look  is without a doubt the lantern chandelier.

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Three lovely lantern light fixtures all in a row add such unique detail to this outdoor space reminiscent of classic Hollywood, cocktails at the pool, and lush gardens.

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The neutral palette and wide crown molding complement the dark finish of this hanging lantern.

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Lantern chandeliers easily conform to any decor.  A lovely and logical explanation as to why they remain a popular home decor choice.

 

 

Renew Home Decor With Leviton Renu

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Leviton Renu. All opinions are 100% mine.

Home decor revolves around the desire to create a look with style and function in mind.  When function meets style without compromise, decor synergy exists.  Small changes and “freshen ups” through color, accents and accessories breathe new life into your decor, maintains affordability and in most cases is instantly recognizable.

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I have focused attention on both my bathroom remodel and the upcoming master bedroom and bathroom remodel.  Paint colors, wallcoverings, and fabrics set the look but accessories pull it together.  Traditional  switches, wall plates and dimmers have their place, but when decorative lagniappe-that little something extra would better suit the space and perfectly bring it all together, a choice is now available.

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As seen on the DIY network, Leviton Renu is the way to update the look of a room in a snap. The Leviton Renu collection includes switches, wall plates and dimmers with faces you can update yourself whenever you’re ready for a new look.  Available in 20 popular paint colors picked out by decorating experts, Leviton Renu products can blend in or contrast with a room’s walls or trim.  Leviton Renu turns the electrical device into a decorative, easy to change accessory.

The Leviton Renu Collection includes:

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Combination Switches

Wall Plates

Dimmers/Remotes

Tamper Resistant Outlets

Tamper Resistant GFCI Outlets

QuickPort Connectors

The Leviton Renu color palette offers trend appropriate color choices for today’s traditional, modern and classic tastes.  Replacing the traditional electrical hardware in my bathroom with Renu switches, wall plates and dimmers in tranquil Sea Spray is the all important gorgeous pop of color needed to further accent the wall covering, wall tile and marble countertop.  Whispering Wheat is under consideration for the soon to be under construction master bathroom.

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A major decorative impact for minimum costs, attractive color choices and easy installation shed new light on any home decor situation. Please do visit Leviton on Facebook for more Renu information, ideas and inspiration.  When only the perfect color will do, Renu!

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