S Interior Design is often asked to host guest blog articles. Our standard criteria for accepting a guest post is that it will provide useful information for our readers. The guest posting below is from a writer in Australia (I always get a kick out of the different terminology used in countries other than the U.S. :)). It contains some very basic information about cabinetry types that can be used throughout a home. An analogy I have used is that you cannot successfully play a sport without the proper equipment, and you cannot be organized in your home without the proper spaces to store your things. CABINETS are the key ingredient to having an organized home.
Below is a guest posting on the subject of how to utilize eco-friendly material options for your patio/back yard hard-scape materials and furnishings.
Here in HOT Scottsdale, Arizona, the season to enjoy our outdoor spaces is not ending, but rather coming ….hopefully by the beginning of October if the climate gods are kind to us :)). [Read more…]
Some think a little red goes a long way. Other’s cannot get enough and feed off the energy that the color red evokes. S Interior Design was surprised and happy to see that one of our living room designs that features red as the accent color was chosen to be a part of a recent design article published by Shutterfly.
Just remember, red is not only for use in your interior design at Christmas time!
The Color Red
Red is the color of energy, passion and action
The color red is a warm and positive color associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. It exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy.
Red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action.
It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination.
It is also strong-willed and can give confidence to those who are shy or lacking in will power.
Being the color of physical movement, the color red awakens our physical life force.
BELOW IS AN INFO-GRAPHIC THAT COVERS SOME BASIC IMPORTANT DESIGN AND DECOR IDEAS IN AN EASY TO READ FORMAT. COURTESY OF https://www.choicefurnituresuperstore.co.uk
Below is a guest post from a writer in Australia about the wonderful ways a modern stair rail that incorporates stainless steel can update your home.
How to Modernize the Look of Your Home with Stainless Steel Balustrades
If you’d like to give your home a makeover but can’t afford to make too many alterations now, you’ll be surprised at the difference stainless steel balustrades can make! It can easily modernize the look of your home and make it look attractive and fresh. These also give your home a more elegant, modern twist, while carrying with them benefits such as versatility and durability. Installing these balustrades is simple, and you may choose to get the job done yourself if you’re a DIY enthusiast, or call in a professional.
IF YOU’RE PLANNING TO DO IT YOURSELF
If you haven’t installed a balustrade before, opt for a stainless steel handrail kit that usually includes detailed instructions on how to get the job done. Some suppliers also include technical support over call and videos so that you don’t have any trouble with the installation. Make sure that the balustrades are made from marine grade stainless steel so that you get the durability and finish that you expect.
GETTING PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE
Before getting professional assistance with your stainless steel balustrades, plan your budget so that you know how much you’re willing to spend, and chart out a plan for what you want to accomplish. You may choose these balustrades for your stairway or balcony, so having a proper plan in mind can help to a great extent when the actual installation is underway.
CHOOSE YOUR DESIGN
Working with these needn’t be a mammoth task. Designs are usually simple and sleek to give your home a modern touch, and most often, stainless steel alone will suffice. If you’d like to add a bit of extra ‘oomph’ to your home, complement them with glass. This helps for proper use of natural light making your home look more fresh and airy. You may also choose to pair off your steel balustrades with a wooden top if you’re using it with a wooden staircase, or if you’d like a subtle blend of contemporary and classic in your home.
Stainless steel gives your home a more sophisticated look and can bring out the beauty of an open balcony or bespoke stairway. Since this material is hard, durable and doesn’t get corroded easily, you can use it indoors or outdoors without worrying about rust. Even an older home can get a contemporary touch when stainless steel balustrades are used for outdoor staircases, balconies, swimming pools and terraces.
MAINTAINING YOUR STAINLESS STEEL BALUSTRADES
While stainless steel balustrades can add a modern touch to your home just with their rich, posh appearance, regular maintenance is needed if it is to last long. Be sure to clean your balustrades regularly with a mild detergent and a soft sponge. Use a window cleaning solution and a soft clean cloth to get rid of grease marks or fingerprints. While your balustrades don’t need extensive maintenance, periodic care will help to look it as good as new.
In summary, switching over to stainless steel balustrades can help you save a lot of money right now and in the long run, while modernizing the look of your home. Since it can withstand extreme weather conditions, it can be bravely used outdoors without the stress of erosion or rusting, and with minimum maintenance. You may choose to install balustrades yourself if it’s a smaller project, or call in a professional. Always choose high quality, military grade steel so that your balustrades will stand the test of time and the environment, while making your home look classy and sophisticated.