Well. if you’re in any doubt， follow the multi-storey car park up-ramp， down-ramp， style arrow! Or is it the one that used to jab its way into the opening titles of the golden oldie TV comedy – Dad’s Army？french linen pillow covers
Why would anyone do this to their bathroom， or any other room in the house for that matter？! I am actually struggling to find a theme or even a thread of design logic to this unfortunate bathroom! The overpowering， bright red， geometric stripe， against the bright yellow background seems to serve little purpose other than pointlessly (pardon the pun) wrapping itself around the window to eventually point to. yes， that’s rightpillow cases solid， the obviously， all important， towel rail. I'm just not getting this ‘ensemble’ at all.
The colours are gaudy and look uncomfortable together， despite the fact that red and yellow usually complement each other beautifully， as they live in the same quarter of the colour spectrum； but they don’t seem to be liking each other very much here and the splash of green foliage， I presume included to ‘soften’ the look and add a touch of natural greenery， actually does neither. If you squint your eyes tightly enough and manage to look past the horrendous， block-colour ‘graphics，’ you’ll see that the bathroom and， moreover it’s classic original fixtures， actually has a lot going for it.
The suite is， at least， white， so that’s one good point. The room has good height (which would？ actually benefit from being brought down a little bit， maybe with some horizontal stripes？)， a fairly decent sized window for a bathroom， a good sized？ hand basin with a lovely deep profile edge and the best feature of all – the elegant and timeless， free standing， roll-top bath. So how should it be done？ Paint striping is an easy and inexpensive technique that can look wonderful. Vertical stripes can give a room height and horizontal stripes can have an expansive effect on relatively narrow looking spaces.
Don’t be put off using bold colours together for a strong contrast， but don’t underestimate the subtle effect you can create with similar shades of the same colours. Keep to two shades or tones only though if you’re painting to keep it simple and easier to achieve. If you want multiple tones then consider a striped wallpaper. It’s usually advisable to limit vertical stripes to a single feature wall， or a maximum of two adjoining walls， but judge your room carefully (some rooms will take it all the way round)； whereas horizontal stripes， whilst they will work well on a single feature wall， cane effectively be taken across at least two adjoining walls or， all around the room， for an expansive effect.
Again， judge your room and the overall finished result. If you’re colour cautious and stripes are too bold a look for you， then keep the suite white and the walls white or pastel (pale to mid greys and taupes look good as a backdrop for white) and add your colour contrast with luxury towels， a coordinating bath mat， a colourful shower curtain or eye catching accessories for impressive， but easily removable， bursts of colour. Here’s a couple of good examples of winning ways with stripes， to give you a little inspiration for the rooms in your home. or should I say， a few ‘pointers’？
My musician friend Erin (of Mix Tape) celebrated the big 3-0 this weekend. I made her a little gift so she can coordinate outfit to instrument on stage. I like the fact that it’s functional (a guitar strap for her fancy-schmancy guitar) but also homemade (a cover made with a teensy bit of a gorgeous fabric she actually gave me for my birthday). This simple DIY works for camera straps, guitar straps, or any sort of strap. I think it would even work for a BELT! Think of it, you could have ONE belt with a bunch of covers to match all your cute outfits. How prudent.
This is a quick and simple sewing project for a special gift for Father’s Day. And this project pays tribute to the great Dad in your family by creating a tie with an image of his child or children on it.?Once you have found a picture the rest is easy. If you have not looked through those old family albums, the time spent doing so will be fun. The steps in this tutorial will show you how to process the picture you choose to print it on fabric, then fuse and appliqué?it to the tie.
Homemade gifts from the kitchen like this Gingerbread Cake Mix are so easy to make! Make up a large batch for yourself or create homemade gifts using the free printable instructions gift tag!