You apply the prepasted paper to your wall and when you want to take it down you simply grab the corners at the top of the strip and pull it down. The wall does not need to be repainted or anything. They also have wallpaper with different textures that is designed to be painted on. That way you can paint any color you want and when you move you just take down the wallpaper.
Yesterday I traveled out to embroidery's Mecca - Penn and Fletcher in Long Island City, NYC. Being an interior designer, of course I'm always on the hunt for new and unique items that our client's can't get any where else and that none of their friends will have. Penn and Fletcher is the go-to for custom made embroidery treatments, whether for interior design or fashion. I was so excited to learn embroidery tips from them! According to Penn and Fletcher, embroidery is "anything that can be added to a fabric". And they can certainly add just about anything to fabric! Here are some things they do and a guide to the terms that describe the process: So basically if we have the time and the budget we can do just about anything you want on fabric. The key is making sure we use the right fabrics for the application, as the fabric must be structurally stable enough to hold the design. When doing trapunto, they sometimes even inject air into the back of the fabric to give it some relief and depth. With computer aided machines, we can also design motifs to be embroidered on a large scale. But my favorite part of Penn and Fletcher has to be the furry friends that help out in the showroom: Once again I'm convinced we can create just about anything for our clients! Love discovering new embroidery tips. PS: If you've been...
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After spending a much needed break in the Delaware River Valley, I think I actually learned a few things about what's essential for a country home. Having lived in both San Francisco and New York over the past 12 years, I've unfortunately not spent too much time outside of an urban environment. Here are our must-haves for practical, yet glamorous country living:
But when BM came out with their Natura line I thought I HAD to specify it, since it's NO VOC, vs. low VOC. Well, my rep Rodger Lippman explained to me that there are some trade offs of using no VOC paints.
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