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Four Signs it’s Time to Refresh Your Window Coverings
You’ve decided to refresh your bedroom or living room, and you’re working on a plan—paint colors, light fixtures and a couple of pieces of new wall art. That begs the question: should you stick with your current window treatments? From a design aspect, window treatments add a finishing touch and bring a sense of cohesiveness to a space. They’re also… The post Four Signs it’s Time to Refresh Your Window Coverings appeared first on Urban Aesthetics.
a white desk topped with a lamp next to a window covered in blinds
Decorating with Bookshelves
EXHIBIT YOUR TREASURES AND REDUCE CLUTTER A beautiful set of bookshelves is about so much more than just books! Bookshelves are a design element that is both functional and decorative. They solve some of your storage issues and, at the same time, help you display decorative items, such as statuary, vases, flower arrangements, clocks, plants, framed photos, signs and yes,… The post Decorating with Bookshelves appeared first on Urban Aesthetics.
a white book shelf filled with books and vases
Shelf Styling 101
Shelf Styling 101 - Home and lifestyle blogger, Liz Fourez, shares everything you need to know to style shelves anywhere in your home!
a living room filled with lots of white bookshelves and wicker baskets on top of them
5 Simple Tips For Decorating Shelves - Organised Pretty Home
5 simple tips for how to decorate or styling bookshelves with books, vases, and with pictures. Decorating bookshelf ideas. Built in bookcase or Ikea. #homedecor #styling #books #bookshelves #stylingbookshelves #withbooks #decoration #modern #Ikea #livingroom #bedroom #withpictures
an old fashioned typewriter sitting on top of a wooden table next to books and a pine cone
The new work office – How to make your space comfortable, productive and aesthetically pleasing - Urban Aesthetics
The new work office – How to make your space comfortable, productive and aesthetically pleasing - Urban Aesthetics
a white desk and chair in a small room with pictures on the wall above it
The new work office – How to make your space comfortable, productive and aesthetically pleasing - Urban Aesthetics
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a white desk and chair in a small room with pictures on the wall above it
The new work office – How to make your space comfortable and productive
You can make the room both warm and efficient by including the right touches. Do you have a home office that’s an afterthought, provides function but has little thought to aesthetics? That happens to most of us at some point in our lives. Why not upgrade your home office into a personalized workspace that’s embellished with beautiful furniture, colour, artwork,… The post The new work office – How to make your space comfortable and productive appeared first on Urban Aesthetics.
a white dog sitting on a chair in front of two windows with shades covering them
Which Fabrics Are the Most Pet-Friendly?
Some materials stand up to pets much better than others. If you have a pet, you’re probably all too familiar with shedding, chewing, scratching and stains. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have great looking furniture and window coverings. Although no material is completely pet-proof, here are some of the most durable fabrics that can stand up to your pet’s… The post Which Fabrics Are the Most Pet-Friendly? appeared first on Urban Aesthetics.
before and after pictures of a living room with white couches, red curtains, and wood flooring
Hire a professional to help you deal with an unexpected mishap in your home
There’s no such thing as a good time for a burst pipe or any other unexpected disastrous mishap in your home, but when you hire a professional decorator to help and assist in the recovery process, you can save time and stress! Let me give you an example: Recently, a long-time client of mine woke up to flooding caused by a… The post Hire a professional to help you deal with an unexpected mishap in your home appeared first on Urban Aesthetics.
four different views of a kitchen with blue walls and white cabinets, including an island
Seven Stylish Treatments for your Kitchen Sink Window
In my childhood house, the kitchen sink had no window over it, only a mirror. Even at a young age, I imagined how much better it would be to have a window with a view, providing distraction from the daily drudgery that is dish washing. Clients usually ask me for ideas for their kitchen window coverings that have unpleasant aspects… The post Seven Stylish Treatments for your Kitchen Sink Window appeared first on Urban Aesthetics.
two bathroom layouts with toilet, sink and bathtub on the same floor plan
Smaller With Style – A Bathroom Renovation
For the last year, my husband and I have been immersed in a large-scale renovation on our ranch-style home. It all started with the removal of our carport, and it progressed into the addition of an attached two-car garage, mudroom/laundry room, kitchen addition and bathroom renovation. In this post I will share with you the progress and completion of the… The post Smaller With Style – A Bathroom Renovation appeared first on Urban Aesthetics.
the inside of a house with three windows
Q&A: How to Cover Angle-Shaped Windows Without Blocking all the Light.
As a certified window covering dealer for over 15 years, I get asked to help find the right window covering for many types of specialty shaped windows. And I will be the first to say that I can find the perfect window covering because I have a very talented and skilled window covering installer backing me up. His knowledge and experience… The post Q&A: How to Cover Angle-Shaped Windows Without Blocking all the Light. appeared first on Urban Aesthetics.
a shower head and hand shower in a white tiled bathroom with marble tile flooring
Renovation Story: How My Husband and I Transformed our Vintage 60’s Bathroom into a Modern Spa
My husband and I moved into our rancher home 8 years ago—and while it had good bones and character, it was in need of some serious updates and modernization. Before the Reno: A Tired and Out-of-Style Bathroom The original 56 square foot ensuite built in the 60’s included a lilac coloured sink, bathtub and toilet. The grout and tiles on… The post Renovation Story: How My Husband and I Transformed our Vintage 60’s Bathroom into a Modern Spa appeared first on Urban Aesthetics.
some yellow flowers are sitting in a white vase on the kitchen counter next to other items
My Laundry Room Renovation
Last September I wrote a blog post about my modern kitchen renovation. You can read about it here if you missed it. I wanted to share the photos of the laundry room renovation in a separate blog post so that you would really appreciate the before and after. What started out as a small 6 ft x 5 ft box of a laundry room has now become a side entry, a room for storage cabinets and a laundry room. The room was so small you couldn’t even take a picture of it so the only “before” pho
a living room with a fireplace, tv and shelves on the wall next to it
Fireplace Renovation with a New Custom Cabinet and Floating Shelves; Before and After
My client’s family room had a red brick fireplace that dominated the space and she wanted a change.