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Why choose cushions with welting?

Why choose cushions with welting?
Posted by Sandra Newsome  in Tips & Tricks   Comments Off

If you were of nobility in the Middle Ages you would own a chair with welted cushion and it would have been exquisite.  In the Spanish Court, only the honored were permitted to sit in chairs that featured elaborately decorated cushions with welting.  And in France, the most privileged were permitted to kneel on a welted cushion behind the King in church.

We can definitely say that even to this day cushions with welting have not lost their function or their attraction.  Cushions today are accessories as well as a seating comfort.  Functionality, however, should not dictate the style of your pillow!  Dress it up with welting.

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Outdoor seating provides a focal point

Outdoor seating provides a focal point
Posted by Sandra Newsome  in Design Ideas   Comments Off

What is the focal point of your outdoor living space? Pools are popular. So are outdoor kitchens. My question is: Shouldn’t outdoor seating be given as much attention in your backyard as the pool and the barbecue?  The answer would be a resounding “YES!” The perfect outdoor design would be sure to include seating and conversation areas as complete as the most popular indoor space you have.

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Your guide to green fabric: The year’s hottest shades

Your guide to green fabric: The year's hottest shades
Posted by Sandra Newsome  in Seasons & Trends   Comments Off

Outdoor living is forecast to become even more of “the thing” in 2013, and emerald green is the hottest color of the year. How would you incorporate shades of green fabric into your living spaces?

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