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Let’s Talk Interior Design – Grommet Drapery

Tips and Tricks of Interior Design.

Cosy at the Lakehouse

My Favourite Drapery Project This Year.

This was one of my favourite projects this year so far… I was SO happy with how it turn out.. I had to post pictures to show everyone… Beautiful Grommet Drapery made of Telafina fabric, crystal glass finials and oil bronze hardware… beautiful rosette tiebacks… and to top it off lovely Roman shades… So lovely and cosy…. 🙂

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Something You Should Know? ‪Tip to combat Allergies in your home.

Allergies, can be caused by dust mites collected in stuffed animals? Then you know the exposure to dust mites can lead to symptoms of ‪‎sneezing, ‪#runny nose, ‪‎itchy eyes and more. Try the Norwex Mattress Cleaner which is an enzyme-based formula designed to help remove organic materials and provide a deep cleaning! ‪#‎GreenClean‬ ‪#‎CleanHomeTip‬

For more information or to purchase Norwex Mattress Cleaner go to www.AmandaSchroter.norwex.biz .

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Does the product fit your lifestyle?

Design Quote of the Week Posted by National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) on Facebook  Sunday, September 13, 2015
NKBA Member Rosemary Merrill, AKBD
Photo: Andrea Rugg

Does the product fit your lifestyle?

One of the many services Amanda Schroter Design provides is helping clients shop for pretty much everything they may need for their home or office including everything from flooring to cabinets, paint to door styles, furniture to drapery and blinds among many other things. If it goes in the house, an interior designer can probably find it for you. One of the questions that goes through my mind when seeking products for a client is “does this product fit the client’s lifestyle?”

If your designer doesn’t ask that question you may get products that require more maintenance than you bargained for! It’s an important question. The designer’s job is to know your lifestyle. How often do you like to clean? Are you relaxed about the state of your house or must it be immaculate? A good example of this is “espresso” or black furniture. It IS beautiful but if you like things to look clean and you do not like cleaning, dark furniture is probably not for you. The same issues also apply to the finishes you pick for your home when renovating or building. Building products such as flooring? What are the requirements for maintaining a beautiful product like bamboo flooring? Does the home meet the requirement for having bamboo flooring or is there a need for a humidifier in the home? These are just small examples of what a designer is contemplating when guiding a client, making sure their project turns out the way they like it, suiting their lifestyle.

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How to Choosing Interior Paint Colors: Choosing The Trim Paint and Trim Colors

Choosing Interior Paint Colors: Choosing the trim paint and trim colours

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The video below it great, it explains how to choose trim colour, the whys the different sheens of paint…

To find out more or get a quote please call (780)267-7432 or (587)410-3760 or email me at design@amandaschroter.ca.

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Pantone 2014 colour of the Year!

I was looking around at the different colour expert site and the consensus is Purple is the colour of the year.

“CARLSTADT, N.J., Dec. 5, 2013 – Pantone, an X-Rite company and the global authority, …announced PANTONE® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, as the colour of the year for 2014.”

2014 Colour of the Year

Picture and quotes from: http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/pantone.aspx?pg=21128&ca=10

“While the 2013 colour of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the colour wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.

Click the link below for last years colour forecast. http://designedbyamandaschroter.com/2013/07/28/colour-forecasting/

 

To find out more or get a quote please call (780)267-7432 or (587)410-3760 or email me at design@amandaschroter.ca.

 
  

How Light Affects Paint Color

LightingI often have client who think that we might meet my at office but as you listen to this video you will understand why it is so important for the designer to be in your home for the colour consultation.

The lighting in your home is unique to your home. – Amanda

You will also learn that the type of indoor lighting you use affects how paint colour appears on the walls of your home.

Candice Olson talks for a minute on light in a room.

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