chintz fabric

What is chintz?

Firstly, we need to know what it is. It is a much used word these days. ‘chintzy’ has a negative connotation, some gaudy garish pattern with a quaint , almost cheap quality. But this has not always been the case. We think that the evolution of this word is rather sad and an unfortunate departure from what Chintz once represented …

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brocade bag

What is Brocade Fabric?

What is brocade fabric you may have heard the term brocade. But what is it? It actually refers to a very expensive and ornate way of embroidering clothes. It is often made with gold and silver thread, as well as lavish coloured silks and fine materials.  This is made by using a shuttle woven fabric. Such as the spinning jenny.  …

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damask fabric pattern

What is damask?

This is another fabric made of silk mainly, it can also be used and made from wool, cotton, linen or synthetic which is formed by weaving. They are done using one warp and one weft yarn which is a basic under over, horizontal vertical weaving style.  What is Damask fabric? This method of weaving a pattern is high quality, and …

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full length wardrobe wall

How To Lay Out a Small Bedroom

Not many people have the privilege to have a master and luxurious bedroom in their house. The majority of people living in open plan apartments or small houses are taking their night’s sleep in small bedroom areas. In this article we will offer you some creative and practical ways to lay out your small bedroom. These ideas may also be …

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Hollywood Vanity Mirrors – The Perfect Mirror For Complementing Any Dressing Table

We’ve seen them all before, mostly on TV, in celebrities bedrooms as a way of showing off their importance and letting the audience know that they must be super duper important to have something so grand – almost overpowering – in a room, they spend little to no time in. The Hollywood Mirror is of course what I’m talking about, …

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Man mopping wooden floor in bright porch/reception room.

Cleaning up After an Interior Revamp

You might have been dreaming about that new kitchen for ages but you certainly didn’t sign up for the whirlwind of a mess that comes with it. If your house is in shambles courtesy of a recent revamping, let the following house cleaning tips lighten the load. A wet towel works wonders for dusty walls A wet towel sweeps off …

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What is steampunk decor?

Most people aren’t aware of the steampunk decor trend, since its an unpopular one and is certainly one of those trends that requires a certain taste, sort of like marmite, you either love it or you hate it. So then, what is steampunk decor? Well straight away, as soon as someone says ‘steampunk’ people seem to immediately cast their minds …

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