Sunday, April 3, 2011

Design and decorating ideas

Here's a great idea for your kitchen eat-at counter: Instead of stools, use two matching high benches. You can see that idea in the April issue of Southern Living. And consider using your under-stairs space for a pantry. (I wish I had some under-stairs space!) There are some lovely garden idas in this issue also. If you have a big empty space, divide it into smaller ones. This idea could help us in our landscaping challenges at our new place... Hardscape always helps. And don't run your front path in a straight line to the front door. Give it a jog and maybe a bench. (The before picture shows what a difference that makes!) There are a lot of lovely plant photos to give you ideas also, including azaleas. (I've never seen a spider azalea before.) Of course, there are more home, garden, and food articles to enjoy, plus designer Tobi Fairley says that paint colors she often uses are Sherwin-Williams Believable Buff, Wool Skein, and Silvermist. Sparkle note: If you drag a treat from the box, and click on it again, Sparkle will jump up and catch it!

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