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That was quick! Rough Linen here

posted by: holly-kay on 08.15.2014 at 07:22 pm in Home Decorating & Design Forum

Tuesday evening I ordered the summer bed from Rough Linen. When I got back to my shop after doing my weekly banking today, there was a large package for me. I couldn't believe that it could be my linens already but it was.

The pillow slips, sheet, and summer cover were simply wrapped in white tissue paper and tied with a lovely chocolate brown grosgrain ribbon and they smelled heavenly thanks to the lavender bag that was included.

I couldn't wait til they were washed and dried. I had to put them on the bed right away. The sheet is huge and the pillow slips have an envelope closure that so many don't. The summer cover has a wonderful border on all four sides. The only problem is my mattress is quite heavy so it was a bit difficult to get them tucked well.

I can't wait to go to bed!

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clipped on: 08.22.2014 at 07:46 pm    last updated on: 08.22.2014 at 07:47 pm

Help, Please, with Great Room Design (Longish w/ pix)

posted by: drjoann on 02.06.2010 at 01:55 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Longtime lurker, first time poster, here. I posted some of this over in the "Building a Home" forum, but much of what I need help with has more to do with design, so I would love to have some help. This is our "forever" home and the style is derived from the Shingle Style (think much smaller version of a Hamptons house).

We're building a new home in the Greenville, SC area. We've finally selected a builder, so its time to get the last details of the plan worked out & I need some help with the great room. We did decide to flank the fireplace with built-ins. [This had been an issue I previously asked for opinions on from the other forum.] One of them will conceal a flat screen TV on an articulated mount.

The ceiling is at 10' with simple, low coffering. The quad French doors lead out to a deck. The barrel arch leads to the everyday living wing of the house (kitchen, breakfast nook, keeping room, etc.). The opening at the lower part of the plan is a cross hallway to the bedroom wing in one direction and the stairs to the lower level in the other. The foyer intersects the hallway not quite centered on the great room.

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We needed help/advice/opinions on a few things:

1.) If we do a quad French door with 3' sections, I'm not sure there will be enough room to pull back drapes and not interfere with the built-in? The view is out to our woods, so I don't want to permanently cover the French doors, but there are neighbors who might be able to see in when trees have dropped their leaves, so we'd like some window covering for privacy. I'm not up on the latest in window treatments, but would like something "fresher" than pinch pleats on traverse rods. Any ideas????

2.) The plan calls for 8' doors, but we really like the look of regular doors with a transom above. The dining room which is just off the foyer will have 8' French doors onto a terrace. Opinions on which way to do the great room doors?

3.) The 18' opening obviously needs a header so the ceiling can be coffered. We just don't know how to treat that opening. Here are some picture from our builder's website that we think might work. Our trim won't be neoclassical but more like Shaker and the French doors are on the plan as a quad. Again, advice & suggestions are most welcome (& really needed):

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Thanks for the help.

Jo Ann

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clipped on: 02.07.2010 at 12:12 am    last updated on: 02.07.2010 at 12:12 am

New White kitchen thread...Opinions on the cabinet style, color

posted by: mpeg on 10.24.2008 at 04:36 pm in Kitchens Forum

Found this piture from a local cabinet maker. Just wondering about your opiions on this door style, color and granite. Would this meke a pretty white kitchen, similar color hardware but sifferent style? With harwood floors, open to living room.

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clipped on: 10.25.2008 at 11:44 am    last updated on: 10.25.2008 at 11:44 am

Before/after pictures-oak to cream/glazed -pictures

posted by: nodirthere on 02.05.2008 at 10:48 pm in Kitchens Forum

We re-did our standard builder's grade oak (nothing wrong w/oak, we had just had them for 4 houses and 20 years)- Re-used all the cabinets we had,filled the wood grain, painted and glazed-cut out the inside and put some glass. I actually had a painter paint and I did the glazing. We redid this for under $9500! That includes the granite, but not the new appliances. We recessed the "ovenwall" 1 foot-and added the foot to the island overhang for more stools and put the GE Cafe slide in where the gas cooktop was. A much more functioning spot and added much needed stool space-So glad it's over-and happy w/the results- gained 10 pounds during the process ordering out so much!

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clipped on: 06.07.2008 at 12:47 am    last updated on: 06.07.2008 at 12:49 am

What do you think of this recessed light placement??

posted by: stretchad on 04.17.2008 at 10:17 pm in Kitchens Forum

Here's the basic layout of the kitchen - the grid is scaled to 1 foot by 1 foot. the blue dots are recessed can lights and the purple dots are two mini pendants I would like to have over the island. I'm assuming that I'll be using pretty standard 6 inch recessed lights, to keep the budget down. The first version has the lights places approximately 3 feet apart, and the second version has them placed 4 feet apart (w/ the exception of the wall w/ refrigerator). I'd want the pendants on a separate switch from the recessed lights, and both on a dimmer...

3 feet apart

4 feet apart

On the wall with the sink, diswasher and range, the green boxes represent the base cabinets. On the wall with the counter-depth fridge, there is a tall, 24" deep cabinet next to the fridge, so I've placed the lights about a foot in front of both.

So, are there too many lights in the first one? Are they placed appropriately in either one?

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clipped on: 04.19.2008 at 03:43 pm    last updated on: 04.19.2008 at 03:43 pm

RE: Show me your custom kitchen cabinets (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: shawneeks on 06.17.2007 at 01:22 am in Kitchens Forum

Here is ours.
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clipped on: 06.17.2007 at 06:45 am    last updated on: 06.17.2007 at 06:45 am

Central Vac Question

posted by: vfish on 05.17.2007 at 02:06 am in Building a Home Forum

I know this question was raised before about the central vac's, but I was wondering if anyone has purchased the Vacu-maid system, which one, and are you satisfied with it? Any suggestions?
Thank-you,
Vfish

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clipped on: 05.30.2007 at 12:40 pm    last updated on: 05.30.2007 at 12:41 pm

Take the cabinet lighting challenge here!

posted by: slc2053 on 03.08.2007 at 09:45 am in Kitchens Forum

We currently have two cabinets with glass doors with wood shelves in them with the plan to put in glass shelving at some point. The cabinets came with the wood shelves so we just stuck them in there for now. Now, heres the deal. I want to light these cabinets up, but am seriously debating keeping the wood shelvingwhy? I hate to see (and therefore will feel obligated to clean) dust and dirt on glass shelving. We had a hutch once with glass doors and glass shelves and, with our dusty house; we constantly noticed the dust in it.

Now, for the lighting dilemmawithin these cabinets, at the top of them, we have electricity run. However, unlike the majority of you, we have the wires coming in from the back of the cabinet (cut out ready for an outlet) rather than the wire coming out of the wall right above the top of these cabinets. I know, I know, what were we thinking?? I screwed up. There is enough wire to pull them back through the wall and back out above the cabinets, but I dont want to do this if I can help it because then Ill have to repair the backs of two cabinetsand that may be another thread;-).

Therefore, what cabinet lighting can I get that I can "plug in" as opposed to hardwire and put in my cabinets so that I can leave outlets up in the cabinets?

One idea I had for our glass front cabinet above our beverage cooler is to put in a bar light/clock to provide light (it is wired to a switch on the wall) and to cover the outlet. However, the plug (mini transformer maybe??) for these type of lights is huge and I was hoping to use the light/clock to hide the plug in the outlet.

In the photo below you can see the two cabinets Im referring tothe corner cabinet on the left and the last cabinet on the right. If you look close you can see the wires.

Please, any ideas or advice as to how best handle this challenge would be much appreciated!

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clipped on: 03.08.2007 at 12:44 pm    last updated on: 03.08.2007 at 12:44 pm