Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bed Bugs And Dust Mites!

Are you worried about traveling and coming home with bed bugs?  I am!  More and more places are having problems with infestations, even the nice places.  We are even told to put our luggage in the tubs of hotels and resorts, because bed bugs can't move on the slick surfaces.

Then there are dust mites that feast off the dead skin that we humans shed while we sleep.  And ick!, the dust mite feces are a primary allergen for asthma, eczema and atopic allergies.

Would you be interested in a solution?  Today I learned about ActiveGuardTM mattress liners which were originally developed in an effort to create an easier and more effective alternative to encasements and a more accurate and longer lasting alternative to sprays and powders for control of dust mites and their allergens.  After extensive testing and field trials, ActiveGuard has proven to be an effective tool for bed bugs!

The mattress liners fit over your mattress and under your sheets like a fitted sheet.  They are a woven fabric that is soft and flexible and come in single, full, queen and king sizes.  Prices range from $99.95 for single to $124.95 to king.

Tell us.  Should we carry this product?  Would you be interested in bed bug and dust mite protection at those prices?

Bev & Mike
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Monday, April 25, 2011

We Love Lorts

Lorts has a blog that features Fresh {off the line} Friday. Each Friday Lorts brings to our attention items that have passed through the factory recently and captured their attention.Here is beautiful example of their Pure Technique, specified in a custom Sherwin Williams paint color and applied to their classic 9620 Chest.

Next, Lorts  has a brilliant example of ther newest leafing option-copper leafing.  When specified on a piece with as much detailing as the 9689 Chest, it really brings out the dimension and texture of the carvings.

 Finally, look at this Mantel cabinet,  The ways it can be fisnished are only limited by your imagination.

Bev & Mike
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

It's Bridget Otto Thursday!

Bridget Otto talks with Noelle Penn today in In the mood for Color.

"I can't imagine how depressed I'd be to come home to beige walls," she says, her trademark laugh punctuating the comment.

We can't either and we were so glad to be invited to the unveiling of Bob Lahatt's work at his client's condo on Westover Sunday. Bob invited us to meet his client and to see how he used the Fabricut, Duralee and Sherrill fabrics. There were mkany people there we knew and the catered food was terrific. We loved lahatt's use of color on the walls and drapes, in the wallpaper and on the upholstered furniture. Here's some video of the rooms:

Bob Lahatt Lahatt Robert Interior Design
Portland, OR 97086 800-883-1859

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Fresh Look At Stanley

When "less is more," this is where to turn. Clean and architectural, Stanley Furniture's contemporary style combines texture, form and function to create a back drop for the modern lifestyle.

Equally at home in an urban loft or a smart, environmentally-aware home, this is contemporary that truly is for how we live.

» Watch the Contemporary Video

Saturday, April 09, 2011

There Are Some New Apps For That!

Did you know there was a guide available which showcases the best property apps for the iPhone and iPad (many of which are design orientated):

From interior design ideas to fantastic DIY essentials, this hand-picked selection of apps will appeal to anyone with a flair for design and home improvement.

There's a Houzz app, an InteriorMag app, a Dream Home HD and many more either free or $.99. Have a look!

Bev & Mike
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