Interior Design Ideas: Why Pay Consultants?

Get imaginative and wild and incorporate these interior design ideas to morph your house to the one in your dreams!

Color Scheme
There are people who want neutral colors like Beige, Black, White, Grey etc. There are people who want vibrant colors on the walls and everywhere else. Consult with your partner on various interior design ideas to decide on which color you want painted for the walls, furniture and so forth.
You may try painting all the rooms with just one color. This would be a great idea, only that some people who are creative, may not like it. The other extreme is to paint each wall in a room with different colors or at least alternate or opposite walls with different colors. There are people in between, who would like to paint each room with one color.
As a general advice, keep your living room the brightest and your bed room the darkest. Keep other rooms in between. Remember, Kitchens may emit some smoke if you are not using a chimney. So, try to keep it a darker color at least on the walls if you do not want to clean them every other day! Also remember to match the color of your wall/furniture and even the appliances to the color of the tiles on the floor.

Kitchen
Groceries Storage Space Create cup boards and draws to store your groceries. In fact, you will need ample space for this and this should be your foremost consideration in designing your kitchen. Design the height, placement and width of the draws based on how frequently you will reach out to the items; most frequently reached out should be nearest and the most easily accessible to you. Basically, you should come up with your own interior design ideas and not rely too much on “professional advice”.
Moving Space    Of course, you need space to move about, don’t you? Keep ample straight line space so that you don’t bump over your partner when both of you rush to your offices!
Appliance Storage Space You don’t want to forget your appliances, if you are the ‘gadget worshipper’ kind of a person. You have the microwave ovens, multi-burner gas stoves, electronic chimneys, mixers, juicers, coffee makers, toasters and so forth. Design spaces compactly for these.
You could consider buying custom packages from the market if you have a deep pocket!

Bedroom
Bed room has to be gloomy and yet full of life! Challenging, huh! It is really all about designing your bed room the first time. Choose appropriate colors on the walls and your bed and your sheets as well. Do not forget to light your bedroom appropriately. People often make the mistake of lighting the bed room as if to host the G7 summit. What? Well…umm…!
If you are having school-going kids or teenagers, ask them their thoughts on the interior design ideas that you have conceived.

Children’s Room
Get as creative as you can when you decorate your children’s rooms. Use cartoons on the wall, but only wall papers so that they can redesign it after they grow up. Use vibrant colors. If you have 2 or more kids, consider buying a stepped cot and other children’s furniture.
Most importantly, ask them. If they do not like your idea, they may resist using that room!!!

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to replace professional advice and should at best serve as general information or tips. You are urged to seek professional advice from practitioners in the field to help you further.

Fashion Accessories: Stay Away From The Hype

Prepare to treat yourselves with practical advice on fashion accessories to enhance and flaunt your beauty. They are, not in that order, hand bags, jewellery, shoes, sun glasses, wallets, belts and so forth.

Women

Shoes
You could look at flip flops as an interesting idea for your shoes. The other interesting ideas include shoes with printed design of popular symbols, ankle straps and ones with a little fine detail like tiny chains.

Handbags
Handbags are very important for women if you want to take my advice on fashion accessories. Ones with prints of bold messages or symbols will showcase your dynamic  personality; add to it a pinch of witty humor and you will be perfect. Choose colors that are not so flashy as those might give you a retro look; colors like beige are pleasing as well as elegant. Why not add a dash of your creativity and choose ones with tiny ornaments studded on to the handbags! I am sure you will appreciate this fashion advice.

Jewellery
The jewellery idea en vogue is perhaps a necklace with several layers with several beads. Wear that cute little bracelet in funky designs: amoeba designs and other irregular patterns. Can you afford to miss your wrist watch? Get creative and demand designs that are out of the world; after all, your watch is also a jewel.

Sun Glasses
There is a whole new clan in the offing. Sun glasses and power glasses with thick frames and flashy colors is definitely not off the wall. Choose trendy colors and get that second look!

Some Designer labels for women:
Dolce & Gabbana, Bolongaro Trevor, J Shoes, Fiva, Moschino ‘cheap n chic’, Paul Smith, Oska

Men

Women have ruled the fashion world all along but men are fast catching up. Do not get laid behind… you will not, if you take my practical advice on fashion accessories and trends to re-invent your supremacy in the fashion arena.

Watches
Go for large straps if you wanna look funky. But reserve the watches with not-so-big straps for formal occasions. You may want to choose a metal band with a light-colored dial. Take my fashion advice and Good luck, CEO!

Wallets
Wallets are only used to store money, right? Wrong. Every time you take that wallet out, you are announcing to the world whether you are fashionable or not. Can you afford to declare it in the negative? Nah! Psst…give your wallets an overhaul periodically and that would do the trick. Well, thank me for this fashion advice.

Belts
Keep your belts to be worn on formal occasions thin and save those glamorous thick belts to accompany a party animal that is you! Much so, a dual color reversible belt may suit your not-so-formal occasion perfectly. Beware, as many men out there disregard this thoroughly simeple and practical advice on fashion accessories and exclude belts from their list of fashion accessories. Can YOU afford making that mistake as this is a simple and effective fashion advice?

Some Designer labels for men:
Kenneth Cole, Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Richmond, Charles Hubert

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to replace professional advice and should at best serve as general information or tips. You are urged to seek professional advice from practitioners in the field to help you further.

Family Holidays – Come On, Get Wild!

Enjoy your Family Holidays by choosing among the unique and carefully selected holiday ideas from around the world!

1. Europe

UK

Alton Towers Theme Park
Alton Towers is one the UK’s biggest tourist attractions in every way attracting millions of visitors every year. Located in the beautiful grounds of a semi-ruined Gothic country house near Stoke-on-Trent in the West Midlands, the theme park provides a wide range of activities and adventures to suit people of all ages.
Young children can enjoy the Charlie & The Chocolate Factory ride, visit the Farm or enjoy loads of rides and activities to keep all ages happy including many traditional fairground attractions.

France

Paris & Ile-de-France

Left Bank attractions include the Panthéon, the Basilica of St Séverin, the Palais and Jardin du Luxembourg, the Hôtel des Invalides (containing Napoleon’s tomb), the Musée Rodin and St-Germain-des-Prés. Continuing westwards from the Quai d’Orsay past the Eiffel Tower and across the Seine onto the Right Bank, the visitor encounters collection of museums and galleries known as the Trocadéro, a popular meeting place for young Parisians. A short walk to the north is the Place Charles de Gaulle, known to Parisians as the Étoile, and to tourists as the site of the Arc de Triomphe.

2. Africa

Mauritius

Beaches

The beaches are well cared and offer a host of water sports and activities including water skiing, boating, swimming, sailing, wind surfing, and fishing. The beaches are also the ideal spot to go for a sunbath, and relax with family or friends. The marine life of the region can also be observed from the beaches. The famous beaches of Mauritius are – Grand Bay, Blue Bay, Pereybere, Belle Mare, Flic en Flac, Le Morne and Tamarin. This is a perfect idea of family holidays.

Egypt

Memphis and Saqqara

Built by King Menes, Memphis is the oldest capital of Egypt and is 24 km from Cairo. The Statue of Ramesses II built of fine-grained limestone is displayed in the museum. The other interesting monuments at Memphis are Temple for Embalming the Sacred Apis Bull. Saqqara is the ancient Egyptian cemetery on a desert plateau near Cairo. Nearby is the Step Pyramid built for King Zoser by Imhotep, Pyramids of Unas of the Fifth Dynasty Pharaohs, The Serapeum, Greek Philosopher Circle and The Mastabas, of Ptah-Hotep, Ti and Mereruka.

3. Asia

Thailand

Wat Ton Son

Located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, is the old temple of Wat Ton Son enshrining the image of the seated Buddha known as ‘Somdet Phra Si Muang’.

4. N. America

Canada

Butchart Gardens

Located in Victoria, Butchart Garden is a must-see for horticultural lovers on a Vancouver Island vacation.
To get to this famous garden in Canada by public transportation, take the bus #75 for “Central Sahnich” from downtown Victoria. There are also regular shuttles during the summer from May through October leaving from the main bus terminal, every half hour. Tickets are around $25 and are purchased from a separate Gray Lines desk—not the main ticket office. The price includes garden entrance and a return trip. Have an enchanting Family Holidays.

5. S. America

Brazil

Rio de Janeiro

The city has got areas snuggled up between a splendid bay and immaculate world famous beaches on one side, and a swiftly risen mountain range, roofed by a lavish tropical forest on the other.
There is a good collection of museums that houses the whole lot of ancient objects and Brazilian artifacts. The charming long-standing neighborhoods, striking parks and gardens, and remarkable mountain views cannot be missed either.

6. Central America

Jamaica

Kingston

Straddling grand history and dynamic modern culture, this capital of contrasts is Jamaica’s government and commerce epicentre, the beating pulse of its politics, and the creative outlet of its people. > Learn More

7. Middle East

Dubai

Jumeirah Beach

Dubai blessed with a beautiful beachfront, and the city’s sultry heat makes nearly every day ideal for a trip to the beach for a great family holidays. Dubai’s main beaches run along Jumeira Road. Beach activities in Dubai include snorkeling, scuba diving, jet skiing and fishing, and there are many outlets in the city where gear can be rented.

8. Oceania

New Zealand

Kelly Tarltons Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World

Located on the picturesque waterfront along Tamaki Drive, just minutes away from downtown Auckland, Kelly Tarltons Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World is the city’s premier marine attraction, providing an all weather close up interactive experience of the Southern Oceans. A rare mix of aquarium, zoo and museum, visitors are assured of several close encounters with penguins, sharks, giant eels, stingrays and many other species of fish. The massive 350,000 litre open-topped tank allows the visitor to get up close and personal with these graceful, winged sea creatures.

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to replace professional advice and should at best serve as general information or tips. You are urged to seek professional advice from practitioners in the field to help you further.

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