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  1. Hi,
    I came across your blog recently as I was doing some research on interior decorating. I had
    a few questions and was wondering what would be the best way to get in contact with you to discuss a few of them?

    Thanks!

  2. Dear friend,

    Your blog is looking pretty good. I would like to have one link in your blog.
    I will pay for the link. Can you help me regarding this?

    Thanks
    jennet

  3. Hi Divas (and help!),

    I have a large master bath and would like to add a bench to the middle of the room. I am looking for one of those round/circular upholstered benches, often seen in upscale boutiques. Can you tel me the “official” name for this type of furniture?

    Kind regards,

    Tamara

  4. Hi – I have a question for you. I’d like to put a fabulous light fixture over my kitchen table, but where the existing, very small fixture is now, it’s not centered, so it would be hard to cover up that existing hole in ceiling. I’m assuming the correct way to do this would be to cut a new hole in ceiling and re-wire and then seal off the old receptacle….aside from this…any suggestions?? I’m almost thinking if I get a large fixture, as in a “pot rack” type or “pool table” type, it might bridge the gap from where old fixture starts to the center of table (and no…I can’t just move the table). I have a picture, but don’t see a way to attach to this email…I guess I’ll wait to hear back. Thanks ~ Laura

  5. did you ever get an answer to your question pertaining to the round ottoman?

    don’t know if you are aware of it or not. At a good price you can create them with an old table from craigslist. Google how to.. and you will find step by step instructions.

  6. Hi,
    I’m writing in regards to your blog, blogname.com. I work for a company called Appliance Art that makes magnetic and vinyl covers for dishwashers. Our philosophy is don’t replace a working appliance just because you don’t like the look of it, cover it with an Appliance Art, it’s easier on your wallet and the environment. I was looking around your site and I think our product would fit well with other items you’ve featured and was wondering how you choose items to feature. Our site is http://www.applianceart.com/ and I would love it if you would look over our product offering when you get a chance. Thanks for your time and consideration,
    Ben Barnes
    Appliance Art

  7. I have recently purchased a new home (new build) and have a question regarding decorating the front foyer (as it is rather small) and I am looking for ideas. I came across your website which I think is fantasic.
    Do you answer questions like this? If so, where should I post the question. I have a picture of our front entrance way and am looking for some ideas on what I can do with the space. I would love your help. Thanks.

  8. We’re redoing a bathroom. My husband has an electrician coming tomorrow and says that I must decide tonight whether we are going to have sconces, pendant lighting (hanging from ceiling) or lighting fixtures attached to the top of the mirrors. He already has decided to put canned lights in the bathroom but says we need more lighting than this. Wouldn’t it look odd to have a fixture hanging from the ceiling over each mirror if we have canned lights? He also proposed sconces (in lieu of hanging fixtures) but I don’t think this would work because because the countertop is L shaped with 2 sinks. When you enter the room, there is a sink directly to your right and the other one directly in front. There is very little wall space between where a mirror would go over the sink to the right and the wall. There would be room for sconces on both sides of a mirror directly in front. But I’m not sure we should have sconces next to one mirror but not the other. I have not picked out mirrors yet (we bought some but I think they may be too small for the wall space and L-shaped cabinets and countertop). We used to have a huge unframed mirror on each wall that covered from back splash to about a foot from the ceiling and this worked well. A light fixture hung over each sink (no canned lights). We wanted to update by putting in nice wood cabinets (these will be in L shape and be as big as the countertop) and replacing the laminate L-shaped counter with a marble one. We’re also putting down a new floor and tub and wall tiles in the bath area. I’m never able to visualize without seeing the finished product so I’ve had a tough time figuring out what mirrors and lighting to go with. If you have any suggestions, I would be eternally grateful! Thanks.

  9. BTW — I didn’t send a photo because when I came home from work today the bathroom was entirely gutted. All this done in a single day of work by the contractors!

  10. Sheila, sheila, sheila…you have to make a choice tonight? You are worse than me and I am always making selections under pressure, which is not always a good thing.

    First of all, don’t sacrifice. Don’t make a rushed decision to get something done, because it’s on sale or it’s in stock. You will regret it. Trust me on that.

    Here’s my quick answers…note that it is 11:30 at night and I just happen to be a night owl 🙂

    You asked…Wouldn’t it look odd to have a fixture hanging from the ceiling over each mirror if we have canned lights?

    My answer: YES, If he made the decision for canned lights, you pretty much need to go with wall hung fixtures to complement, unless there’s a great location in the center or over a tub for a chandelier…I’m a sucker for chandeliers and I like them with sconces as well!

    You said…He also proposed sconces (in lieu of hanging fixtures) but I don’t think this would work because because the countertop is L shaped with 2 sinks. When you enter the room, there is a sink directly to your right and the other one directly in front. There is very little wall space between where a mirror would go over the sink to the right and the wall. There would be room for sconces on both sides of a mirror directly in front. But I’m not sure we should have sconces next to one mirror but not the other. I have not picked out mirrors yet (we bought some but I think they may be too small for the wall space and L-shaped cabinets and countertop).

    My Answer: If the can lights are placed over the sink, they will provide plenty of light and wall lights above a mirrow will possibly be too much. I like the sconces purely from an aethetic point and to provide a bit more lighting. I am not so stuck on treating everything equal (balancing out things) and possibly one sconce would be nice, but I speaking without photo’s.

    As far as mirrors, you probably are wanting framed mirrors for an updated look and something different, but don’t forget that if you a did a wrap of counter to ceiling mirror, a sconce or two could be mounted directly on the mirror which can be kind of glam.

    Please make sure that the electrician does everything on dimmers. Even over a tub…why? Why not…it give you options!

    Good luck! let me know what you decide to do!

  11. I just got my house painted. It has white trim & I’m doing black accents (shutters, lights, etc) I’m looking into buying a storm door for my front door. I saw a black one on sale. Would this look okay or should I buy a white storm door instead?

    Thanks!
    Kendra

    • Hi Kendra!

      I’ll bet your house looks great…I love black accents on houses, I have a black door on mine! What color is your door? Here’s my thoughts on storm doors. I’m not crazy about them and don’t have one, but I do appreciate the cross breeze that they let in. If you are going with a storm dorm because of the breeze factor, I’d select one that will disappear…one with a streamline frame and full screen. The point is to be as invisible as possible. I hope that helps…Amy xoxox

  12. I HAVE A HALF BATH. EVERYTHING IS WHITE. THE FAUCET IS GOLDTONE, CERAMIC TILE IS WHITE AND THE WALLS ARE KHAKI. THINKING ABOUT TOFFEE(GOLDISH) COLOR BATH RUG AND TOILET LID COVER WITH BROWN AND YELLOW ACCENTS. ANY SUGGESTIONS ON COLOR AND DECORATING? HELP!

  13. I have ceilings 20-30 ft high in part of a space. I want to install a dual head celilng fan.

    The walls in the space are white and will remain that way to showcase the owner’s artwort.

    The colors in space neutrals (tans, taupes, browns) with red accents.

    Probably going to add a large deep red area rug.

    Cabinets are cherry wood.

    Would you put a fan that blends in (regarding color) with the celing or one that stands out? I have seen darker to pick up the cherry wood, and I liked the lighter ivory to add texture to the celing while adidng practicality.

    Thank you.

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  15. After doing some rearranging in my bedroom, I am left with a blank wall where I was hoping to put some pictures of me and my husband. While I had a specific style in mind (3 pictures going down vertically, the middle being larger than the top and bottom, with nice sized mats), my husband pointed out that the wall still has holes from where our mirror hung and he’d prefer if I could cover the holes than repairing the drywall, repainting etc.

    So, I was thinking of doing 4 pictures of equal size 2 on top of 2. My question is how do I choose the color of the frames? My bedroom furniture is mahogany and the pictures above our bed are also dark brown. Our mirror is an orangey/gold speckled with black (that sounds extremely ugly when I just explained it, but it actually complements the room quite well) and our linen has some maroons and green going on. Merry Christmas!

    I am sick of the brown frames. Is there any way I can change it up? Should I make the photos black and white? What size should I make them? I was thinking 8×10 frame with a mat to fit 5×7 picture, but now I am thinking I should do square frames. HELP!

  16. Hi! I’d like to ask if you offered advertising opportunities? Do let me know where I can contact you regarding that.

    Thanks!

  17. Hi, I would like your thoughts on window treatments for my living room. I have a wall with a “normal” window and next to it is the door to the back yard. Above that (about 3 to 5ft) is a picture window the same width as the normal window and then above the door is another window (door width). I go back and forth trying to figure out if I should put floor to ceiling drapes (could be expensive with 20 ft ceilings) but with the distance between the windows this may look awkward; or if I should just cover the one normal window. I was thinking maybe a shade of some sort but I just can’t decide. I have photos. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

  18. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be actually something that I think I would never understand. It seems too complex and very broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

  19. Hi Amy
    I just found this site and i would love to ask you a question…I am in the process of decorating my home and i would like to send a picture of a room i am working on. How do I do that?

    thanks……

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