I can’t seem to get this CFL bulb thing to work. I feel like my house is tinted green. What gives?
Grab your engineer husband or your hyper analytical spouse, this is an informative read…
Incandescent bulbs will become increasingly difficult to find in the coming years, and there are certain rooms that simply can’t be beat by such an ambient light (dining rooms, bathrooms, and master bedrooms, to name a few). But, alas, the world is changing and it’s time for a more efficient solution. In fact, this simple government move will save consumers over $40 billion dollars in the next twenty years.
There are two factors that are important to consider when picking a bulb off the shelf. Look for a Color Rendering Index (CRI) of 70 plus. This will keep the room from going green and your skin from looking like you’ve been sick. The other important factor is Correlated Color Temperature (CCT), which measures how warm the light is. For most scenarios, you’ll likely be after “warm” lighting (tends more to the yellow end of the spectrum). If that’s the case, look for a CCT of 2600-3000. If you’re looking for cooler light, select something higher than 4,000.
So, next time you’re out and about, consider yourself equipped!
Words almost aren’t good enough to describe how I feel about these new products showing up on my desk recently. Talk about take your breath away gorgeous. They are new, refreshing and dramatic that aren’t for the faint at heart…
Featuring Antiqued Mirror Tile, Visage, by Ann Sacks! How does it get any better than this!?
Featured in Ann Sacks Nottingham Collection, these colors and shapes are sure to get anyone’s attention. Giving you that simple uniqueness you have been looking for.
Wanting a little more natural, earthy feel? Wood and/or leather tiles might be the way to go. You didn’t read that wrong – tiles are now being made of wood and leather! Where, oh where could this creative industry going next?!
If you have been looking for that show stopper, creative, unique tile for a room in your home….I just found it!
Don’t be shy…BE BOLD
Welcome the New Year! I am ready for a new beginning, fresh new adventures, ideas, designs and design materials in this years blog.
We have a new carpet on our showroom floor that with this 60 degree weather (yes, in January) and Colorado’s bright and hot wonderful sun – you might just be thankful you have Solarmax.
Solarmax is a new technology that Stainmaster has introduced as fade resistant. With west and south facing windows, your carpet has potential to fade. Use this analogy…most carpets are a like a radish – the fiber is only colored on the outside, so the inside is still white. Allowing the fiber to fade and lose its original color.
Carpet with Solormax Technology makes the fiber more like a carrot – so the color is dyed the whole way through. Might seem to be funny to compare your carpet to food – but it makes sense!
With all the other benefits of Stainmaster; stain, soil, texture retention plus Solarmax – this carpets benefits are hard to beat!
Come take a look at our new carpets already coming out this year and return for more NEW things for 2012!
Check out our web site to learn more about Stainmaster Solarmax carpet.
Warm and Cozy Area Rugs – One more element to get you in the Christmas Spirit! Put one on top of those great Palo Duro Hardwood floors from Day 3! Really putting the final touch on your space and making it perfect to cozy up by the fire to enjoy a cup of hot cider.
Snuggle Up and be Warm & Cozy this Christmas Season!
If you have missed any of the other days of Christmas, check them out here: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4.
Thinking you would like to spruce up your home before family comes for the Holidays? Maybe, your looking to bring a little more warmth to your home – think hardwood. Milled in Cortez Colorado, hand-scrapped, distressed and stained in Denver, Colorado, it doesn’t get much closer to home. And well, when people think of home and winters in Colorado, they think of that perfect warm lodge with the aroma of a wood burning fireplace, while the snow falls, blankets, movies and hot chocolate (hot butter rum for the adults)!
To finish off that perfect cozy space; take a look at the Palo Duro Collection Hardwood Floors. With spieces ranging from Hickory, Oak, Walnut and Pine, any stain you can imagine and the chance to customize the level of distressing, it is easy to make it yours.
- alamo white oak
- capistrano heart pine
- plaza hickory
This is one of my favorites! While soft creams are the dominate color on the walls and upholstery, these hickory floors instantly bring the warm cozy feel that we are looking for.
- mesa verde walnut
If you have missed any of the other days of Christmas, check them out here: Day 1, Day 2.
Whether you are having a small get together, a whole party or just the two of you – make your guests oooh and awww over your simple and easy Holiday Decor.
Going into one of our local coffee shops “Everyday Joe’s”, I couldn’t get over how great the classic paper chains looked! Doesn’t this take you back!? Reminisce over old memories while making new ones, as your create paper chains for a vintage flair. Hang them from any pendants, chandeliers, in front of your windows or swag over your staircase balusters/railing.
Red & Green, not necessarily. Pick a color palette you love and go with it! Try using another rich colors such as eggplant, blue, silver and golds. The decorations are what you make them, so don’t by shy!
I love the crisp blue and white trees! What a refreshing twist on Christmas decorations! Not sure where to start, start with white and add your favorite color. Hang ornaments on your mantle or in front of a lite up window.
Don’t forget to string popcorn and cranberries for your Christmas Tree. Turn a wine glass upside down and put a few great candles on top; putting out the aroma of cinnamon, ginger bread cookies or pine trees, instantly, will make your guests feel right at home for Christmas. Enjoy the party and times shared with loved ones!
If you have missed any of the other days of Christmas, check them out here: Day 1.
Christmas is getting closer…
Having a hard time figuring out the perfect gift for a few loved ones in your life? What a better way to spice up someone’s life with a little bit of color! Leyla’s Felt Pillows are some of my favorite accessories and they seem to work for almost everyone in my life. A friend with a new baby, even a bachelor that needs some color and softness in his pad – while still being manly, of course.
Maybe you know a tree hugger or nature lover. The uniqueness of Leyla’s felt pillows get layered on with great dimension, colors and textures.
If you can’t find the perfect design/pattern, you can always spell it out! These pillows might be the finishing touch they were looking for to complete their space. If they weren’t looking, trust me, they will be very thankful!
People often come in curious about different materials being used on countertops these days. Sometimes, I don’t think the answer is as quick and easy as expected! The world of Interior Design, continually gets more creative and adds products and styles daily. Exciting? Yes! Overwhelming? It can be, but that is where the Eheart Design Team comes into play!
- Granite is the most common natural stone in which people are familiar. Being the least porous and seeming to have over 100 different varieties, this natural stone is a great place to start to see if it works with your style.
- Soapstones style versatility allows your imagination to go almost anywhere! Contemporary, yes. Colorado, definitely. Traditional, absolutely! And anything else in between. Soapstone definitely offers a uniqueness that is hard to find.
- Marble makes my heart sing. While it seems to be a classic traditional element it can easily be used in a timeless modern home. Its characteristic to stay cold make marble every bakers dream kitchen countertop! Many people being a little more cautious of marbles characteristics you often find marble being used a littler traffic areas, such as the bathroom.
- Limestone and Travertine are great countertops primarily for bathrooms. Being on the softer side of all natural stones, it is definitely more temperamental than granite. You can’t beat the look with just an all around soft, calmness. Try it out in that powder bathroom you have been wanting to spruce up!
Join me Thursday as I continue priming you on the world of countertop materials!
We all want accessories in our home that both look good and are functional. Stylish magazine holders can add great texture and color to a room. Jewelry boxes or trees on your bathroom countertop would be a great accessory for any girl. Roll up some bright colored bath towels, placing them in baskets or trunks in your bathroom or use them for blankets in your family/TV room. Store your DVD’s in a basket verses metal stands.
Global Views: Artisan Jewelry Box (Above)
Interlude Home: Posner Hide Tray (Below)
Interlude Home: Long Point Baskets (Above)
Interlude Home: Amir Travel Trunks (Below)
Global Views: Trapunto Magazine Holder (Above)
Global Views: Arabesque Magazine Rack (Below)
Global Views: Cuckoo Necklace Tree (Above)
Flowers and Candles; two things that every woman loves (or at least one or the other). Two things that can be romantic any day of the year; whether it be a special occasion or just because. Take a look for some great ideas to give her some flowers and candles in something a little more unique than the traditional vase and holder. Something that once again she will love to use all year long!
Global Views Ball Bud Vase and Organic Bud Vase
Global Views Flower Power, Light Green Vase and Wall Mounted Tube Vase
Global Views 212 Degrees Flower Vase and Versatile Vial (Keep water in the vials and replace the flowers with tapered candles for something a little different)
Global Views Arts and Crafts Candle Holder and Crimp Flower/T-Lite Holder
Global Views Votive and Vial Holder and Strapping Candle Holder
Global Views Tubular Candlestick and Vase and Scratched Wood Banjo Candle Holder