May 26, 2016

French Bull Takes Color & Pattern On the Go

Each paisley, stripe and swirl from French Bull – a NYC company that designs and manufactures house ware goods, handbags and more is as individual as the next print re-created from the vividest Jackie Shapiro – the brains behind the brand. When I think about the company French Bull, I can’t help but smile and I think you will too! The company launched it’s products in 2002 and has turned blank everyday surfaces like kitchens, bedrooms, work spaces and play places into works of art.  With a passion for pattern and color, Jackie says, “she grabs inspiration from everywhere, many times on the subway” as she is traveling to and from work. French Bull Solves: Design I fell in love with this product back in March at Chicago’s International Home & House ware show how could you miss this company’s display with their bright vivid colors. The company’s boundaries are limitless as the spectrum of color, […]
May 19, 2016

Sneak Peak: Rachael Ray’s New Home Collection

Need a storage cabinet that duals as dresser drawers and a coffee station? Or a pet bed to correlate with your actual bedroom set? Then you need to check out this newest celebrity’s home line from Rachael Ray, following the footsteps of furniture moguls like– Kathy Ireland and Cindy Crawford. Rachael Ray known for her simplistic dishes, kitchenware and upbeat TV personality is bringing her vision to every room in your home with the Rachael Ray Home Collection. She’s built pieces that can be displayed in the kitchen, dining, living and bedroom.  Rachael Ray has designed three collections, which solves the problem of three major issues when it comes to purchasing furniture. Collaborative Style With over 300 pieces in the line, the collections called Soho, Upstate, and Highline have different finishes and styles, but is very versatile to be able to mix and match each collection with one another to create an eclectic […]
May 14, 2016

Window Treatments: 4 Ways to Add Style

Are your window treatments worn, damaged or worse yet — dated? There are endless ways to style your windows so they frame a beautiful view, while still being functional. Since there are so many window treatment styles on the market, how do you know which on is right for you? Consider these four things to view the best option. Window Treatments Tip #1: Determine Your Style Take a cue from your home decor style. Is it traditional or more modern? Window coverings should mimic the style of your home so check out the variety types below do you want a clean sleek look of a roman shade or a more elegant look using a panel curtain. Choosing the right treatment we make all the difference in the space. Window Treatments Tip #2: Choose Your Material   Determine what type of material fits your budget. Decide on whether or not you want […]
May 9, 2016

How to Raise the Market Value of Your Home

If you want to make your home look like something truly amazing, then there is much you can do to make its market value rise as well. If you work on the projects, then you will need to start small since these investments will pay themselves off in the end. Keep self-sufficiency in mind as you work on some of the tips ahead and you will have a much easier time overall: Prepping the kitchen A lot of people consider the use of your kitchen as one of the more important areas around your home and there is a good reason for it too. Updating to a more recent and modern look will help in the long run, as long as you have done this in a practical way that doesn’t go too far. You need to avoid excessive investment into solutions that would be way too much. You will […]
May 5, 2016

Cinco de Mayo Backyard Fiesta

Happy Cinco de Mayo! How can you resist celebrating this day of eating guacamole, chips & dip…oh, and don’t forget the margaritas. Americans have been celebrating Cinco de Mayo practically since the battle ended as a way to celebrate pride in the community, but what does it mean?  Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla. It’s one of the only battles our neighbors to the south have won…well, that calls for a tequila shot.  If you’re looking to create a “fiesta” to be remembered, follow these five simple tips to turn your backyard into a party scene that your guests won’t soon forget. Backyard Fiesta Cinco de Mayo Tip # 1: Set the Scene Every good “party-scene” needs a few basics in order to get the party started. Once you have an idea of […]