Monday, April 28, 2014

???? Did YOU Know This ????




I am constantly reading. Always trying to fine tune my knowledge in design. 

I have always been a reader and researcher. One of my favorite things to do is sourcing for a project.

Design is not an exact science, but there are some very good guidelines to use when planning a room.

REMEMBER:
In design nothing is in cement. There are no hard fast rules, only guidelines. If you break a rule, and it is accepted in the design world you just might become the next new, “Design Diva!” Dare to be different!

I like to pin these ideas on a pinboard that I have titled, “Did You Know This?”

Today I am going to share a few of what I hope to be helpful guidelines.

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We all love hardwood floors, but they need an area rug, especially in a bedroom. No one wants to step out on a cold floor. This is a helpful guideline for two typical sized rugs for a bedroom.


bed and area rug

Next are some wonderful guidelines in planning out your shower.

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I remember designing my shower, and I took great pains to make the bench height comfortable for sitting. 

I even went as far as to measure my very own backside in order to have the depth just right. I put the height of the shower head high enough for the tallest person in our family to use comfortably.

The other thing I did was closed my eye as if to reach for shampoo in order to place the height of my niche for my lotions, and potions as well as my soap dish.

Another thing to keep in mind:

If you have a feature wall make sure that your shower door does not impede on the sight line. I made my door a bit higher so the top of the door would not be in the middle of the top of my feature strip….

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 (my glass door height is 7ft.)

My shower is 6ft wide by 3 ft deep. In planning a bathroom there are codes that have to met as far as where the toilet will have to sit so that measurement is set in cement according to your city or state codes.

Shall we move into the living areas and talk about furniture?
Have you always wanted white slipcovered furniture? If you are like me I was always reluctant because of dirt and stains.

Melissa at Inspired Room blog wrote a very thorough post on the in’s and out’s of slipcovers. She writes wonderful practical advice and inspiration on her blog. If you are not familiar with her blog be sure and check it out…..

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Before I purchased two slipcovered chairs for my family room, this is one of the most informative post that I read.

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I have found everything the Melissa said to be true. I am now a believer and most likely will purchase more slipcovered furniture in the future. I highly recommend slip covered furniture.

That is a few thoughts for your Monday morning. Hopefully helpful thoughts and ideas.

I hope you all have a great upcoming week!
 
 
 

8 comments:

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

wonderful post Kathy Sue. I too collect a folder of pins called Design Facts. Pinned all of these. xo Nancy

Susan said...

These were all great tips! Thank you for the info.

Sally Hammond said...

Great info! I'm going to pin!

Merlin said...

I believe that one has to work with what you have...some rules just don't work. franki

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

I'm glad my bedroom rug is placed properly…even if Chief has been chewing it :(

I love my slipcovers…I spot clean with stain remover until it's time to toss them in the washing machine (sort of a big job).

I want to meander over your Pinterest boards…but first I need a day off!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Great tips...I had to pin these!

Katie Clooney said...

Kathy Sue - great post! So informative. Have a great day!

SHERRY HART said...

You always teach us something Kathy Sue! Love those guidelines and it's great to be reminded of them:)