Thursday, February 28, 2013

Floral Design Day!

Today February 28, 2013 is Floral Design Day!
Flower Power
Floral design is an important cultural art form that has spanned thousands of years. Today's a day to enjoy and appreciate flowers in all forms and shapes. Whether they’re printed on fabric, painted on surfaces or arranged into bouquets.
Find out how to arrange this amazing Succulent Floral Arrangement from Frankie hearts fashion
**Did you know in different cultures: When giving flowers, always give an odd number as even numbers are considered to be bad luck.
Bring Spring Indoors: Refresh and restyle traditional furniture in a flirty floral pattern.
Stretch Leanne Slipcover Collection is a room in full bloom: Make this season's "country-chic" look your own. Fill any room with a charming and warm country floral bouquet. Fresh and inviting with designer details like corded edging and beautifully draped ruffled skirting.
Be Inspired, Visit Decorate With Floral Patterns On Pinterest!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Dining Room Design Tips

The Dining Room is often the one room in the home that is lacking square footage. Here are a few tips to help visually create a larger looking space: 
1. Keep the color palette monochromatic
2. Furnish with a round table and armless dining chairs
3. Amplify your space; Hang a large mirror to expand the room
4. Hang floor to ceiling window treatments to lengthen the room and keep the panels open allowing you to see the outdoors
5. Choose a color that makes the room feel airy and open

Image via Photography Laurey W. Glenn / Styling Leigh Anne Montgomery featured at Southern Living 
Clever design allows you to expand even the smallest spaces. Share any helpful tips you have by commenting below...

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Home Tips On Tuesdays: The Kitchen

Keeping your kitchen cabinets neat and organized can be daunting task. Here are a few clever ideas for helpful storage solutions.

Enter the utilitarian pegboard. Tall pegs, inserted into the pegboard that lines the bottom of the drawer, keep dishes in place to minimize potential chipping and breaking. Plus, the pegs can be reconfigured if you want to change arrangements or get new dishes that are a different size. via Better Homes and Gardens

T-molding designed for wood floor transitions makes a perfect rack for stemware. Just cut it to length, predrill screw holes and screw it to the underside of a shelf. 

Use a magazine rack to store pots and pan lids. (Would be a helpful solution for tupperware lids too) 


A clever way to stay organized in those kitchen cabinets - Cutting Board Storage Rack attached to the door. Use a single wall mounted magazine rack or Diy with this helpful tutorial.

Use wire closet racks on a slant in kitcheb cabinets or pantries to store soup cans.

Free up drawer space by hanging measuring cups inside a kitchen cabinet. Position and mount a wood strip so that the cups will hang between the shelves and allow the door to close completely. Mount a second strip for your measuring spoons, then screw in cup hooks on both strips.

Above Tips via The Family Handyman

Quick and simple knife block you can make yourself. Directions at The Family HandyMan

Tension Rod Solution

Rethink how you use tension curtain rods. Place rows of the affordable window treatment hardware inside a cabinet to keep baking sheets and serving trays upright and well-organized.

Getting creative to put every nook and cranny to use. Hang your cleaning spray bottles to free up shelf space.
via they say a picture is worth a thousand words

Cookie Cutter Solution
Keep cookie cutters from getting lost in the bottom of a drawer by simply stacking them on a paper towel holder.

Give your trash and recyclables a designated, yet tucked away spot. This door looks like all the other cabinet doors in the kitchen, but instead of opening on a hinge, it pulls out to reveal a trash can and recycling bin.
via Better Homes and Gardens

Functional and stylish accessories for kitchen storage. Great for maximizing cabinet storage space, Store dinnerware in cabinets or food items in the pantry.

Incorporate a few of these clutter-busting features when you hit the kitchen cabinets for some Spring cleaning.


Friday, February 22, 2013

Sitting Pretty With New For 2013: Accent Pieces

Three of the season’s must-have patterns are offered in a neutral color palette that will mix easily with any décor. Whether you are making a bold new statement with a pair of wing chairs or just want to refresh your favorite chair, these versatile accent covers create a stylish focal point in any room. Also available: Ottoman covers, pillows and dining room chair covers to complete the coordinated look.
Stretch Ironworks
Make a bold new statement when you cover furniture pieces in  this trendy contemporary design. Want a 'WOW' factor... Add the seasons favorite accent colors by tossing in a few pillows or even a cozy throw. Love the modern flair these pillows bring to this jazzy new stretch velvet pattern. Shown: Chair and ottoman in brown ironworks; Loft pillows in clay and grass.
This collection available to cover a chair, wing chair, ottoman, short dining chair, pillow and pillow slip.
Stretch Via
Transform any chair into a standout piece with this fun eye-catching pattern that will create a stylish focal point in any room. Create an instant conversation piece as you accent your chair, wing chair, ottoman, dining chair and pillows. Use the pattern in other rooms to pull your homes overall design together. Available in two decor friendly neutral colors; charcoal and brown.
Stretch Dahlia
 Love Florals but not into adding the bright bold colors? The Stretch Dahlia would be the perfect accent for you. This raised stretch jacquard pattern in available in décor-friendly espresso and brown. Pair with our solid slipcover collections or your existing upholstery pieces. Pull the rooms design together by accenting furniture with the Stretch Dahlia pattern for your wing chair, ottoman, short dining chair and pillows.
Create a feel good space when you continue this great design into the dining room or kitchen. Effortless room transformations when you apply these Shorty - dining chair slipcovers. They can also be used to makeover any desk or side chairs.
Visit Sure Fit To Browse Each Of The Accent Piece Slipcovers Shown Above!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Unique ways to decorate the stairs

Stairs have gained a new purpose in the home. Instead of just being a way to get from one level of your home to another, they are now being used as a way to add style and color to your home. Have fun with it! There are many design ideas that are semi-permanent, so if you grow tired of the style, it's easy to change!


 A painted striped staircase "runner" can bring bold color. Create a visual punch with the tones you choose, remembering to link the upstairs with the downstairs.


A crisp white staircase with ombre spindles. Working uprights in twos, pairing them off on adjacent steps and graduating the tone from light to dark all the way up the banister. Easy to do with such a striking effect.
 images via Martha Stewart


Paint the steps of a staircase in a playful color. 

by Designer Kerry Joyce featured at Elle Decor

Chevron Stairs: Being careful not to make the stairs to busy. The chevron pattern was painted on every other stair riser with alternating stairs painted a soft gray. (coordinating color with the upper levels wide stripes)


 Stencil stair risers in a different stencil pattern for a truly brilliant design!
 stencil artist Melanie Royals featured at Apartment Therapy


Moroccan Stencils
 from Royal Design Studio


Stamped stairs: Add an element of surprise to a staircase. Here a stair-climbing vine in a calming blue hue was applied with a rubber stamp and latex paint.


Vinyl Decals:

Share your family's favorite phrases or reminder of words to live by. Very memorable yet easily removable too.


Today's stylish designs look great in unexpected places... Wallpaper the risers in your favorite pattern.
via Sunset


A riot of green colour and modern pattern creates a very energetic space.
by interior designer Diane Bergeron featured at desire to inspire



Tile offers a world of endless choices and styles. Design the riser or the entire step to bring beauty, color and defined style to your decor. 
             via StoneImpressions  a fantastic place to add beauty and color. a fantastic place to add beauty and color. a fantastic place to add beauty and color. a fantastic place to add beauty and color.


Natural Elements:

Covering or making your stairs from stone is a sure way to bring in rustic textures. These flagstone steps and wood beam add so much character to this entry. 

Light it up:

 Backlighting your stair risers is an unusual way to put exterior safety lighting where it's needed. Simple cutouts in the risers in any pattern can yield a delightful decorative element while keeping you out of the dark. (perfect for the outdoor stairs too)

Is there a staircase in your home that could use a little more life?
How will you make your stairs stand out with a high-style decorating statement? Which of these ideas would you love to give a try in your home?


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Sure Fit Slipcovers Presidents' Day Sale

Plan ahead for that perfect Spring Room Makeover on this Presidents' Day weekend.

The more you spend, the more you save! Save 15% on orders up to $149.99, 20% on orders of $150 or more, or 30% off orders of $300 or more when you use promotion code PRSD.
For Three Days Only: Offer ends February 18, 2013.
Visit Sure Fit Slipcovers for details and to browse our newest slipcover styles.
We have expanded our selection of  home accessories and introduced new decorator pillows and area rugs to offer you a complete home makeover.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Dressing up your furniture for Valentine's Day!

Slipcovers offer a simple and affordable way  to bring luxury and elegance to a room for the holidays and with the seasons that you want it most.
Make a bold color statement.

Mix colors within the same slipcover collection. Keeping your space visually arresting, just one bold color choice can transform a bland room. The Stretch Pique Collection in garnet and black shown here. 

 White. Timeless. Polished. Always Elegant.
Shown: Matelasse Damask One Piece Slipcovers for the sofa, wing chair and pillows in white. Pillow accents to add elegance to your living space, Parisian-inspired Jute Script and Jute Cherub decorative pillows.

Unforgettable in flowers.

Ballad Bouquet, the first collection in our WaverlyTM by Sure Fit collaboration. This exclusive new slipcover design features full ruffled skirting and a timeless floral pattern that brings a fresh garden feeling into any room. Long Dining Room Chair Slipcovers in crimson available for your dining or kitchen chairs shown here.

Not sure if a color will match or perhaps you would like to add new textures into your decor. Sure Fit furniture cover fabric swatches are a great way to test your ideas!
Through the month of February, we'll waive the $3 shipping and handling fee - just call 1-800-517-7458 to place your order! One free swatch order per customer. Up to 5 swatches per order.

Linen Sprays: Bring the delightful scents of the outdoors inside with one of these 4 linen sprays: Chamomile, Egyptian Cotton, Italian Linen, and Lavender. Refresh any room with an inviting fragrance.

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In Celebration of Valentine's Day ~ Save 15% Off Sitewide with promo code VL15. Fall in love with your furniture again with so many options of slipcovers styles to fall head over heels for!
Make a lasting impression on your Sweetheart!