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Help me show asthmatic son the light; ask amabile.

Byline: John Amabile

Q My son has asthma and I want lighting that will help him.

A www.healingsaltkrafts.co.uk make beautiful atmospheric lamps that look like rock crystals. Priced from pounds 18, call 0141 572 8413. The benefits are: Air quality is greatly enhanced Recognised and proven as a relaxation and meditation therapy Naturally generating source of negative ions Invigorating environment indoors as oxygen absorption is enhanced Work productivity is improved via a reduction in stress levels Prevention in electro-magnetic smog, which causes chronic fatigue Prevention in infectious diseases in kids Airborne bacteria eliminated Relief and cure of allergies Relief and cure of asthma and migraine headaches Smoking odours neutralised Normalising of blood pressure

Q I've just moved into a tenement flat and the original doors are beyond restoration. I'd love traditional panelled doors but need non-standard sizes.

A Doors by Design in Paisley's Phoenix Retail Park has a showroom called DoorLab. Panelled doors start from pounds 300 and veneered doors from pounds 450. Call 0141 842 4350 or see www.doorsbydesign.co.uk.

Q Can you think of a way to decorate my hall alcove? We have tried wallpaper and paints but need a wow factor.

A If you've seen the new Coco film about Coco Chanel you'll have seen the mirrored staircase. You can use packs of mirror tiles or get a glazer to make you sections. Simple yet effective.

QAfter going for an all-white New England shaker look throughout my home I need a dining set that won't break the bank. Where can I find a pure white dining table and chairs for my kitchen/ dining room?

A Try www.tesco.com where you will find the Connecticut extending table at pounds 289 with matching chairs at pounds 139 a pair. The suite has simple clean lines with cross back detail. It really is well worth the money and looks great. Call 0845 600 4411 for details.

Q Where can I buy stools for my new breakfast bar? I've looked around and seem to remember you mentioning a Scottish company some time ago?

A You must mean the firm www.breakfast barstools.co.uk. As the name suggests it sells just what you are looking for from solid wood to hi tech style. A one stop web shop.

Q I am looking for an oriental fabric to spruce up a Chinese dining room. Any inspiration?

A Log on to www.harlequin.uk.com to see a range called Arkona with beautiful weeping willow-inspired wallpaper and fabrics. The website will direct you to your nearest stockist.

Q I love grey and am looking for a plain floor but with a bit of subtle pattern. It's for my kitchen dining area so needs to be pretty durable.

A As part of the Designers' Choice collective, Lin Grey adds a timeless twist and has a scratchresistant surface which can be installed quickly and easily from pounds 25.99 sq m from www. in-floor.co.uk Call 0141 892 2775.

Q Where can I have a shade made for my lamp in my own fabric or something more unusual?

A Try the wellestablished company Joka. Not only have they been making beautiful handmade shades for years, they also have a great reputation. Prices vary for size to shape and design but this is a brilliant starting point.Visit www.jokadirect.co.uk or call 01324 826013.

Q I am looking for a fun, selfadhesive blackboard panel to put in the kids' room to let them go crazy on. Any ideas?

A www.brume.co.uk sell this great blackboard either in panels or in a fun range of shapes like think bubbles. Prices vary per design. Call 01364 73951.
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Date:Aug 23, 2009
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