||Brussels' Carpet of Flowers Video
For three days, a magnificently designed carpet of flowers captivates
tourists and locals in this ancient city. Click below to take a Spring
Break and enjoy the video tour of this festival celebrating the area's
history of creating some of the world's finest textiles. The end of the
video shows a music and light show that closes the exhibition.
a background on this display, click here
||Plan Your Family Reunion
Family Reunions are perfect for observing a milestone birthday,
anniversary, graduation and more. They can be anything from a day to
weekend long celebrations or even a destination vacation.
you begin when there are so many options? Check out the site below for
ideas to get you started and contact me for help with space and decoration
planning, tablescaping and more by clicking here
||Allergies? Spring Cleaning Tips from Angie's
bedding weekly: Toss your sheets in water that's at least 130 degrees
and place dust mite covers on mattresses and pillows.
solid surface: Replace carpet with a solid surface such as hardwood -
this can eliminate 90 percent of dust mites. If you must have carpet, get
low pile - not shag.
Clean up the mold: Mold is caused by
moisture and can hide out in your bathroom, kitchen and basement. To avoid
mold buildup, keep things dry as possible and fix leaky plumbing. Consider
paint or tile instead of wallpaper. Read
While you are
visiting Angie's List, take time to rate Faulkner House Interior Redesign.
Your recommendations and referrals are always appreciated!
||April Organizing Pep Talk
For many people,
lack of time is the greatest obstacle when trying to get -and stay
-organized. How you manage your time can make or break the best organizing
A place for everything only works if you put the things back
each time they are used. Having easy access to frequently used items is
one thing. Having them stacked in piles or stuffed into drawers or
bookcases is another.
I've said this before-being organized is
on-going. Like laundry, it is a constant in life. It is never completely
DONE. Don't give up if you find that you are have to repeat some
organizing tasks, in fact, expect it. If you don't let it pile up until
the work is overwhelming, you will find that your "maintenance" is quicker
and done less frequently.
So your taxes are filed and you should feel relieved, but you don't.
Your filing system and home office space is a nightmare. You could use
some help, but are hesitant or even a little embarrassed about it. Don't
be! Discreet help is just a phone call away. I've organized medical
offices, elderly parents' homes, craft rooms, garages and more. I've seen
what a difference it can make by reducing the stress of disorganization.
Periodic maintenance calls help keep the system on track.
ready to make a clean sweep this spring and get clutter under control?
Your customized system for Chaos Control is waiting. Let's get started!
Call 703-689-9886 now to set up your appointment for organization and
peace of mind.
||Life Saving Window Decal
You want to keep
your pets safe, and out of harm's way. So when you're away from home, how
can you protect them in the event of an emergency? For peace of mind,
place a "Save Our Pets" decal on your window. It lets your local fire
department know how many pets you have inside the home so they can be
Avery makes this free template. Download it now by
The Mission: turn
a basement containing a big screen TV, pool table and sports collectibles
into a stylish Man Cave in one day. This makeover was given as a gift and
although the homeowner knew the transformation was taking place, he wanted
to be totally surprised by the reveal. Care was taken to allow space for
his growing collection to expand and suggested paint samples were provided
to complete the look. The reaction- complete surprise and amazement.
See the before and after video by clicking below.
For a birthday,
anniversary, Fathers Day retirement or other special occasion- a room
makeover can make a unique gift for the man in your life. Call or email me
for more information at 703-689-9886 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
||Easy Online Plant Search
Good news for
anyone who wants to add color to their balcony, deck, patio and garden.
The Home Depot has an online search to help you find just the right plants
before you head off to the garden center. Spend less time searching for
plants and more time enjoying them. Click below for more...
||Creating a Home for the Homeless
In the spirit of
HGTV's Deserving Design and ABC's Extreme Makeover, National Capital Area
IRIS Redesigners recently finished the first of three apartment makeovers
for Shelter House in Falls Church. Adopting a green design approach,
furnishings were gathered from craigslist and Freecycle that might
otherwise end in landfills and were restored and repainted as needed.
Paint, materials and funding were donated by Jerry's Paints in
Springfield, Fischer Hardware in Springfield, American Foam Center in
Merrifield, and Coverage, Inc.-The Insurance Specialists in Chantilly. The
generous donation of storage units from 1-800-Pack Rats allowed the
accumulation of needed items and supplies for the project. Colors and
accessories were chosen to compliment the design and create a secure, warm
and homelike feel to the space.
reasons, items like bedding, linens and kitchen equipment must be new so
funding is still needed to complete the next two apartments. To find out
how to help, please contact me for further information. To learn more
about Shelter House, please go to their web
||About The Redesigner's Notebook
Redesigner's Notebook is devoted to tips and articles on interior
redesign, decorating, entertaining, organizing, real estate staging and
other subjects related to home decorative arts.
If you have an
interest or question that you would like to see addressed, or a community
event that you would like to see included that relates to these subjects
please contact me. Your comments and suggestions are always appreciated!
~ Pam Faulkner, Faulkner House Interior Redesign