YOUR PLACE.Byline: Simone Schramm
DESIGN WITH HISTORY IN MIND: Homeowners can experience a little bit of Americana every day with Karastan's new carpet collection inspired by historic landmarks. The company has partnered with the National Trust for Historic Preservation Historic preservation is the act of maintaining and repairing existing historic materials and the retention of a property's form as it has evolved over time. When considering the United States Department of Interior's interpretation: "Preservation calls for the existing form, to create a collection called Design in America - The National Trust. Karastan created 10 carpets featuring eight patterned designs and two coordinates. To do so, the company's design team visited several properties under the watch of the National Trust. The team then reinterpreted the architectural and color styles into newly updated tufted floor coverings. The styles range from Gothic revival Gothic revival, term designating a return to the building styles of the Middle Ages. Although the Gothic revival was practiced throughout Europe, it attained its greatest importance in the United States and England. and turn-of-the-century English manor to Georgian.
The inaugural designs for this collection were inspired by historic properties including Brucemore in Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids, city (1990 pop. 108,751), seat of Linn co., E central Iowa, on the Cedar River; inc. as a city 1856. The second largest city in Iowa, it is named for the surging rapids in the river. , Iowa; Drayton Hall Drayton Hall, in the Carolina "Low Country" near Charleston, South Carolina, is one of the most handsome examples of the form in which Palladian architecture developed in North America. in Charleston, S.C.; Filoli and Oatlands in Woodside, Calif.; Lyndhurst Castle in Tarrytown, N.Y.; and Shadow-on-the-Teche in New Iberia New Iberia, city (1990 pop. 31,828), seat of Iberia parish, S La., on Bayou Teche, which is connected to the Intracoastal Waterway by a canal; inc. 1836. It has printing and publishing, and its manufactures include oil- and gas-drilling equipment, fabricated steel, , La.
The National Trust is a nonprofit organization Nonprofit Organization
An association that is given tax-free status. Donations to a non-profit organization are often tax deductible as well.
Examples of non-profit organizations are charities, hospitals and schools. dedicated to saving historic places by raising funds and awareness of the need to preserve the sites.
The new designs will be available to the public in February, and a portion of proceeds generated will go to the National Trust. For more information, call Karastan at (800) 234-1120, or visit www.karastan.com. For information on the National Trust, visit www.nationaltrust.org.
SPIRITED CABINETS: Give those wine and spirits bottles a beautiful place to be displayed with Howard Miller's Wine & Spirits Furniture collection. The line features more than 25 fashion-forward designs made with a variety of finishes such as Rustic Cherry, Black Coffee, Black Satin and Heirloom Oak on select hardwoods.
Wine collectors can show off their appreciation of the grape with designs that accentuate their own style. Use your imagination with the Belmont, which has a modular design In the context of systems engineering, modular design — or "modularity in design" — is an approach aiming to subdivide a system into smaller parts (modules) that can be independently created and then used in different systems to drive multiple functionalities. that allows you to design your own cabinet. Its hutch hutch
1. standard cagelike accommodation for rabbits.
2. light, movable cabin for calves or pigs; to provide shelter and warmth for animals at pasture.
hutch burn and three base units allow mixing and matching. The base unit is available in three styles: a drawer and wine rack with a 30-bottle capacity, a drawer and left-hinged cabinet door, and a drawer with a right-hinged door
For those who love old-fashioned kitchen decor, the Madrid is designed with a wine and food lover in mind. The baker rack-style wine cabinet features a hanging stemware stem·ware
Glassware mounted on a stem with a broad base. rack, wine rack, drawers and prep shelf. It is made with Americana Cherry finish and veneers with scrolling metal accents. The glass mirrored back adds to your stemware display.
These are just a few examples of the collection. Some designs feature floor levelers Levelers or Levellers, English Puritan sect active at the time of the English civil war. The name was apparently applied to them in 1647, in derision of their beliefs in equality. to adjust for uneven surfaces and carpeted floors; others have lights for easy visibility in the dark and locks to keep wine secure.
The suggested retail price for the cabinets ranges from $339 to $3,035. The cabinets are available at local stores including California Furniture Galleries in Canoga Park, Roma Interiors Gallery in North Hollywood and Home Depot The Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is an American retailer of home improvement and construction products and services.
Headquartered in Vinings, just outside Atlanta in unincorporated Cobb County, Georgia, Home Depot employs more than 355,000 people and operates 2,164 big-box Expo in Westwood. For more information on the line and other furniture from Howard Miller, call (800) 873-0506 or visit www.howardmiller.com.
PROTECT CLOTHES WITH CEDAR: Rediscover the protective benefits of cedar without breaking the bank with CedarSafe Natural Closet Liners. Studies indicate that the aromatic properties of cedar wood, especially the aromatic Eastern red cedar, protect clothes from pests such as moths, cockroaches cockroaches
insects which may carry Salmonella spp. in their gut and play a part in the spread of the disease. , silverfish silverfish, common name for primitive, wingless insects of the family Lepismatidae. The silverfish, which has two long antennae and three long tail bristles, is named for its covering of tiny, silvery scales. and carpet beetles. CedarSafe has developed a cost-effective way to transform your closet into a beautiful cedar closet with solid cedar panels or planks. A box of planks covers 15 square feet of wall space and provides an elegant look to master bedroom closets, while the panels work best in storage areas, secondary closets and attics. The panels are sold individually or as part of a four-piece Project Pak. The planks come in sizes that can be cut to random lengths.
The suggested retail price for the planks is $29.95 and the panels retail at $24.95 each. CedarSafe products can be found at most home improvement stores such as Home Depot, Lowes, ACE, and True Value hardware stores. For more information, call Giles and Kendall at (800) 225-6738 or visit www.cedarsafeclosets.com.
Designed to prevent or inhibit slipping: a bathtub with a nonslip surface.
designed to prevent slipping: BAMBOO RUGS: Bamboo is one of the strongest and most versatile materials in the world. From bamboo houses to floors and furniture, it has increasingly become popular in the world of home decor. Anji Mountain Bamboo Rug Co. has contributed to this phenomenon with its high-quality bamboo and newly introduced sisal and sea grass rugs. The 2006 collection also features colored and silk-screened bamboo rugs and features mixed rugs made with two types of material, providing for more flexibility in adding colors and patterns.
The bamboo rugs previously featured natural fiber backing, but the new nonslip backing allows for equal if not better resistance to water, mold and mildew, and costs about the same. Due to the nonslip backing, a greater number of rugs can be used in indoor and outdoor areas such as entryways, foyers, dining rooms and patios. They provide a beautiful accent to any room and floor.
The bamboo rugs are expertly kiln-dried and carbonized For the process of carbonization, see .
Carbonized were a Swedish death metal band. They later developed into psychedelic grindcore and gradually became more and more avant garde. to prevent cracking and warping. The multiple layers of polyurethane coating also protect against scratching and staining. And better yet, the rugs are environmentally friendly since they come from carefully controlled, renewable bamboo forests.
The rugs come in a wide variety of sizes and eye-catching colors and patterns, and can be ordered in custom sizes. The suggested retail price for the rugs ranges from $19.95 to $259.95. They are available nationwide at stores such as Home Depot and Carpet One, and online at www.area-rugs.org. For more information, call (888) 344-5004.
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