Category: bedrooms

How to Pick the Perfect Duvet

Just like getting your mattress right, you should make sure that you’ve got a duvet that suits you too. It can have more of an impact on your sleep than you might think, so it pays to have a little forethought. Here’s what you should look out for: Tog Rating The tog rating is a number …

Beds and Boudoirs – How to Create the Perfect Bedroom

Our bedrooms are the most important room in our home – it’s crucial our beds and mattresses are comfortable and luxurious.   A good night’s sleep is linked to good physical and mental health. If we sleep well, there’s nothing we feel we can’t achieve. But tiredness and poor sleep patterns can leave us feeling unmotivated …

Childhood Dreams

When I was a little girl I always wanted to be a show girl, a dancer, a singer, a performer, an artist. My only inspiration for this was repeated exposure to the beautiful   works of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec; the celebrated Impressionist painter whose images of singers and cancan dancers still make my face light up …

Master Bedrooms – More than a Place to Sleep

The new trend in master bedroom design has been inspired by being away from home. People are now looking for the bedroom to be a place to get away from the rest of the world and even the rest of a busy home as a small sanctuary supporting itself.  Where did this inspiration come from? Luxury …

A French Flair in the Home

When you think of French interior design the words elegant, bespoke and luxurious instantly come to mind. French Furniture originates from the Louis XV period of reign in the country between 1715 and 1774 which is also referred to as the golden age. During this time there was a change in popular style and culture which, …

Refreshing garden drinks

(HIB) - With warmer than average temperatures the norm for much of the country, people are looking for new ways to cool off. Nothing is more cool and refreshing than sipping on an ice-cold drink while enjoying a meal made on the grill or resting in the...

Tips to keep the garden green during vacation

(HIB) - Looking forward to a nice, relaxing vacation? Don't forget about that garden while you're sipping umbrella drinks on a beach or snapping photos of the Grand Canyon. Make sure you have a plan for keeping the garden green and the grass under cont...

The secrets to successful outdoor entertaining

(HIB) - What makes an outdoor party great? It's simple: Keep guests comfortable. When friends and family gather at your place for a party this summer, what will they remember most about your backyard? The lovely landscaping and delicious food you serv...

Cool weather crops are hot this fall

(HIB) - The growing season isn't over with the arrival of cool weather. Until the first hard frost hits, you have plenty of time to plant, pick and plate cool-weather crops. You'll save yourself some money in the grocery's produce aisle too. Fall is a...

Giving the gift of living roses

(HIB) - Everyone loves to receive a bouquet of roses as a gift, but an even better gift is one that keeps on giving for years to come. Why not give a beautiful rose bush instead of a bouquet of flowers? Whether for birthdays, holidays, the birth of a b...

Grow beautiful landscapes with less water

(HIB) - Hot and dry weather provides reason enough to think about simple ways to save water while still enjoying beautiful yards and gardens. You may even find that your efforts to be water smart may improve the health and appearance of your plants. D...

Getting roots wet without waste

(HIB) - Water is one of the most important and precious natural resources necessary for garden and lawn health. Now that planting is in full swing, getting plants established while using water wisely is essential for a successful growing season. With ...

When parties move outdoors, try these simple ideas

(HIB) - Warm weather and outdoor entertaining go hand in hand. Sit back and relax this summer with family, friends and great food at your next backyard barbecue. No matter who or how many guests, you'll want to create a memorable gathering that keeps p...