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Home Improvement 101: Types of Seating

Posted by: on March 22nd, 2013 | One Comment

Home Improvement 101 explains the words and terms you’ll find in home improvement, decorating and DIY. We’re pinning these mini-tutorials on our Home Improvement 101 board on Pinterest. We’re also rounding up a few of them each week here on the Apron blog.

In this installment: types of seating.

 

A graphic illustrating a Chippendale chairThe scrollwork on the back of this chair is what makes it a Chippendale-style, named after the famous English furniture maker. The classic lines of this style have made it a staple in home design. It can transition from traditional interiors to more contemporary, eclectic spaces effortlessly.

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Home Improvement 101: Prints and Patterns in Home Decor

Posted by: on March 8th, 2013 | 2 Comments

Home Improvement 101 explains the words and terms you’ll find in home improvement, decorating and DIY. We’re pinning these mini-tutorials on our Home Improvement 101 board on Pinterest. We’re also rounding up a few of them each week here on the Apron blog.

In this installment: prints and patterns in home decor.

 

Graphic illustrating the faux bois pattern in home decorFaux bois refers to a pattern that mimics the grain of wood. It’s a trendy look that can be found in wallpaper, rugs and home accessories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Home Improvement 101: Light Fixtures

Posted by: on March 1st, 2013 | Make A Comment

Home Improvement 101 explains the words and terms you’ll find in home improvement, decorating and DIY. We’re pinning these mini-tutorials on our Home Improvement 101 board on Pinterest. We’re also rounding up a few of them each week here on the Apron blog.

In this installment: light fixtures.

 

Types of Light Fixtures

A graphic illustrating semi-flush mount light fixtures

See semi-flush mount light fixtures at The Home Depot

Semi-Flush Mount Light Fixtures

A semi-flush mount ceiling light falls between a flush mount fixture and a chandelier in style. Semi-flush mounts hang approximately 4 inches to 8 inches from the ceiling, giving the illusion of a chandelier where a low-hanging chandelier wouldn’t be possible. They are good for lighting fairly large areas with ambient light. This type of light fixture is well-suited for areas where you need basic functional lighting, but with a little bit of style — your entry hall, dining room or master bedroom.

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