Tag Archives: diy

Decorate with Cereus Art!

starfish decor

Turquoise Beach Starfish

knobby starfish

Knobby Starfish

beach wedding ring holder

Beach Wedding Seashell Ring Pillow

Discovered on Cereus Art!

#beach #wedding #starfish #decor

DIY Rustic Sailboat!

DIY Rustic Sailboat
“Come Sail Away!” This DIY looks super easy! Take some simple supplies and turn it into something nautical and great!  Head to the link for the how-to!

Discovered on House of Hawthornes!

#DIY #beach #nautical #sailboat

Pantone Color of 2015 is..!

pantone color of 2015

Nurturing and fulfilling, Marsala is a natural fit for the kitchen and dining room – making it ideal for tabletop, small appliances and linens throughout the home. Leatrice Eiseman Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute®

Discovered on Pantone!

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Beach House Tour | Cool & Coastal in Newport Beach

The bathroom, kitchen and swimming pool sell us on this beach house.  The cool color palette and sweeping views of the coast grace this modern beach home located in Newport Beach, California.

Beach House Facts

  • Who lives here: The Sandberg Family
  • Size: 6,000 square feet; 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, design studio
  • Interesting fact: A 300-pound stone clock made in 1932 was brought back from France to hang above the fireplace.

The Sandberg Home eclectic exterior


The Sandberg Home eclectic family room

The Sandberg Home eclectic patio

The Sandberg Home eclectic home office

The Sandberg Home eclectic entry

The Sandberg Home eclectic bedroom

The Sandberg Home eclectic bedroom

The Sandberg Home eclectic family room

The Sandberg Home eclectic family room

The Sandberg Home eclectic patio

The Sandberg Home eclectic exterior

The Sandberg Home eclectic kids

The Sandberg Home eclectic bathroom

The Sandberg Home eclectic living room

The stone clock from France makes a stunning centerpiece over the fireplace.

The Sandberg Home eclectic living room

The Sandberg Home eclectic kitchen

The Sandberg Home eclectic living room

Over the years, Amanda and Blake have rescued a total of 11 homes, stamping their signature style on them, then selling them fully furnished. Amanda says, “We’ve become particularly attached to this home. This one is our favorite, and it will be hard to let it go if the time comes.”  ~ Tara Bussema, Houzz.com

Beach House Color Palette View color palette on Chip It!

Learn more about this amazing beach house at Houzz.com

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Motorized Blinds for Your Home!

The Technicalities That Everyone Forgets With Motorized Blinds

Anyone who has purchased a new set of blinds over the last few years will completely understand the choice that is now on offer; this is an industry which has become hugely varied and you’ll have to decide far more than what color your shades are going to be.

If you happen to be turning towards motorized blinds, the situation becomes even more complex. There are a whole host of issues to take into account and to highlight just what sort of factors you have to consider whilst purchasing them, we’ve put together this technical guide. We’ll now take a look at just how these blinds are powered and controlled – and the measures you need to take before making your purchase. Here goes…


The three main power sources – which is right for you?

After finally coming to the decision to purchase a motorized blind product, most people think there’s nothing else to consider. Unfortunately, unlike the standard set of blinds which just require basic installation, there are certain issues to think about in relation to power.

Generally, motorized blinds can be powered in three ways. The first is the one that most of us will understand the easiest and just revolves around a DC power adapter. In other words, it’s battery-free and just takes advantage of the electrical outlets that are positioned around your home. It goes without saying that this is particularly easy to set up, as it’s essentially a plug-and-play device. On the downside, unless you have just built your property and you’ve been planning for these motorized blinds, the chances of you having sockets readily available aren’t necessarily high.

If you do fall into the above category and don’t have any spare electrical sockets nearby, a battery tube might be considered. The name should give everything away here – the blinds simply run on batteries. It’s again very easy to install and the appearance of your blinds isn’t hindered in the slightest (in other words, you don’t see the battery).

The final solution we’ll look at is one of the more modern options. It’s now possible to buy solar power kits, whereby energy from the sun powers the blinds without any need for batteries or electrical sockets. This is of course the hassle-free solution and considering the position of the blinds, most households will receive more than enough sun for them to be powered. If you do happen to live in a black hole, or in other words the blinds are going to be situated in a position which receives little sunlight, it goes without saying that this option might not be possible though.

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How much flexibility do you need to control your blind?

Once you have decided on your power source, the next big dilemma will focus on just how you want to control your blinds. All blinds will arrive with a remote control and wall switch, but some permit for programmable channels which allow you to easily control how much light you want to enter the room at various points of the day. Naturally, the more channels and settings that are available to you, the more costly the installation will be.

On the subject of the advanced measures, the programmable timer is perhaps the peak in this regard. Like most terms in the blinds industry, the name gives everything away here and different programs can be set which determine how your blinds function through the day. It’s especially useful if you want to give the impression that the house is occupied during the day, while some people even create settings to act as an alarm clock.

#blinds #home #decor #decorating #furniture