Italians are quite particular about style, which is why it always surprises me to see so many ugly venetian blinds around. It seems like it must be some sort of misappropriation and Iâ€™ve never really been a fan of venetian blinds, perhaps because Iâ€™d never seen really fantastic ones. Read the rest of this entry »
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We have a holiday house we bought a few years ago up on the Peninsula. We have slowly been doing the house over, first with a good paint job and then the floors. Most recently we pulled out all the tacky 70â€™s blinds that werenâ€™t in great shape and had them replaced with roller blinds.
We live in a heritage-listed building that is all beautiful bluestone and vaulted ceilings. Itâ€™s one of those places that sort of takes your breath away but it does have its practical eccentricities. Any time we want to get any work done itâ€™s difficult to have it approved and weâ€™re very mindful of maintaining the classic style of the space.
I donâ€™t go for the whole latex bed thing, the memory foam and all the rest. I like something firm and more conventional feeling, a well-made spring mattress bed. Iâ€™ve bought my last few mattresses from Dial-A-Bed and most recently, bought a few latex pillows from them.
When people get me into look at a new house or apartment one of the first things I look at are curtains and blinds. They are relatively cheap to replace and rank as high as carpets and paint jobs when it comes to impact on the overall feel of a space. Furniture can only get you so far, ultimately; itâ€™s this former category that makes the biggest difference.