Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Stable Imbalance





It is the tallest and highest zig-zag (leaning) tower in the world! In addition to 34 residential floors, in addition to a large mall in the bottom floor. Together with Qatari nationals, expatriate residents of Qatar will have the opportunity to purchase their own property. They can benefit from QNB's unique mortgage facilities which include features such as borrowing up to 75% of the property value, no guarantor requirements, 2-year grace period and a repayment period of up to 25 years. The 748-apartment uniquely-designed Lagoon Plaza will represent a landmark in the city of Doha. In addition to its luxurious and modern style apartments, it will include a shopping mall and many leisure facilities. The twin tower contains world-class shopping center, swimming pools, sauna, Jacuzzi, sport facilities and attractive surroundings. The 34-storey freehold residential apartment building twin tower, also comprise sufficient parking space, coffee shops, restaurants and high-speed lifts as well as other facilities.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Understated Elegance

Bland? Boring? Not today's neutrals. Their mix of values, of warm and cool tones harmonizing together as they do in natural stone, represent a subtle rainbow compared with the safe off-white palettes of yesteryear.
Sherwin-Williams' cool grays, such as pale Krypton and deep Cyberspace, are making a comeback after a noticeable absence, says Ralich Spak.
And technology brings a whole new dimension to neutral palettes, adding light and inner luster with textures and finishes we could never have imagined previously.
"Technology has come so far since neutrals were last in the spotlight," says Ralich Spak. "There are wall coverings that look like fish scales, LED lighting that adds texture and dimension, even leather with a luminescent quality."
The Milan Furniture Fair was a-shimmer with metallic finishes and crystal-embedded textiles, Eiseman notes. "Years ago, if crystals were in the fabric, you would feel them. Now technology allows a flat finish that still sparkles."
The range of products with chameleonic colors is rapidly expanding, says Jill Morton, CEO of Colorcom. "We first saw it in the automotive industry, with complex grays that shift from silver to lavender. Once we see it in one arena, we look for it in others."
Technology is redefining luxury for the mass market, Eiseman says. "Luxury today doesn't necessarily mean the most expensive textile. Today you can create a very sumptuous fabric that is synthetic but still looks natural. Technology is allowing us to have more."

Practical Beige SW 6100

Pacer White SW 6098

Krypton SW 6247

Ivoire SW 6127

Rice Grain SW 6155

Harmonic Tan SW 6136

Mega Greige SW 7031

Warm Stone SW 7032

Java SW 6090

Cyberspace SW 7076

Friday, March 7, 2008

Asian inspired decor

Asian inspired decorations and colors are crisp and clean. Black and white colors are used frequently, but Chinese red and jade green are also common in their decorating themes. China blue and rich gold colors are perfect for accessory colors to round off your overall design. Browse through to find some unique Asian finds.

Cherry Blossom Shoji Screen
The delicate cherry blossom, a traditional symbol in Chinese artwork, decorates the rice paper of this eye-catching screen.Handmade in southern China with age-old techniques and methods.
It stands 72 inches high and 54 inches wide
Cost:$136.99

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Large Apsara Teak Wood Wall Hanging
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Goddess of Prosperity Framed Art Print

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Rajastani Mirrored Window/ Door Toran

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Asian Cabinets

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Hand-Carved Secretary & Hutch

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Mahogany Plantation Trunk

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Hand-Carved Settee

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Hardwood & Leather Bench

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Textured View Tapestries
Over 4´ tall! These gorgeous, finely detailed tapestries provide a lovely artistic focus in any room. Loom woven in cotton with a cotton backing. Comes complete with steel hanging rod with decorative fleur-de-lis finials and tassel accents. 24"W x 53"H each.
Cost:$169.99

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Lighting Magic


How to Hang a Chandelier
by Lampsplus.com
So you've decided on a chandelier and placed an order. what now?For starters, remember that lighting from a chandelier, no matter what the setting, should make a room, people, home furnishings and prized possessions look their very best. So it's important to hang the chandelier in the right spot and at the proper height for maximum impact.
· A chandelier in a dining room setting should be positioned in the center of the dining table and room proportions.
· Avoid purchasing chandeliers that are larger than the width of your table, as people may bump into it when getting up. A handy rule of thumb is that a chandelier should be 12 inches narrower than a table and have at least 48 inches of space from each of the room walls or edges.
· Hang a chandelier approximately 30 to 34 inches over a table with an 8 foot ceiling height. If your ceiling is higher than 8 feet, mount the chandelier an additional 3 inches higher for each foot of ceiling.
· Keep in mind that lighting from a chandelier that beams directly onto a person from above can cast unflattering facial shadows. The heat from bulbs directly overhead can also be uncomfortable.
· Avoid high wattage bulbs. They will increase the heat and cause excessive table glare.
· Try adding shades to chandelier candelabra bulbs or a wall dimmer to help you control the light and set a more flattering mood.
· When a chandelier has no central downlight, you can enhance the dining room table setting and centerpiece by using recessed adjustable fixtures with narrow beam bulbs. Aim these bulbs at a dining table centerpiece to create additional visual interest in conjunction with the chandelier.
· In an open lobby or larger foyer setting, a chandelier can provide an important transition from outdoor to interior spaces and set the mood for your entire home. Hang the chandelier high enough to illuminate stairways or side passages; about knee-level of the upstairs landing is a good standard.
· Chandeliers in a lobby setting can be wider or taller than dining room pieces so that they comfortably fill a space without appearing too small. You should also allow for at least 6 ½ feet of clearance from the floor.
· Pendant chandeliers for kitchen islands and dinette tables demand a little different approach. Depending on their arrangement and number, position the pendant 30" to 34" inches up from the table surface.
· Dress up the hanging wire or chain of a chandelier by covering it in a narrow sleeve of fabric. Fabric should be three times longer than the chain to achieve a gathered appearance. A great idea for holiday looks!

Have fun !!!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Butterfly Garden Theme Bedroom

This light and delicate butterfly theme will transform any young girl’s bedroom into an airy space for her to stretch her wings.

Butterfly bedding and butterfly accessories provide the perfect backdrop for any summery young girl.

Take time to browse out butterfly bedding and room ideas and you're sure to find some perfect girl's bedding for your little angel.

Bedding Options


Butterfly Bliss Quilt Bedding
Everybody loves butterflies, especially when they flutter around pretty garden flowers - or our pretty Butterfly Bliss quilt.
Cost:$118.99
use coupon code AFKSAVE10 for a 10% discount on your entire order. Offer expires 3/31/08.

Butterfly Bliss Quilt Bedding

Summer Days Quilt Bedding
All the best things in a summer garden are appliqued on our colorful quilt, from flowers and butterflies to ladybugs and dragonflies. Handcrafted in 100% cotton with brightly colored squares and a blue border. Coordinating flat sheet has matching appliques along the border. Sham has an envelope closure in back.
Cost:$133.99
use coupon code AFKSAVE10 for a 10% discount on your entire order. Offer expires 3/31/08.

Summer Days Quilt Bedding

Butterfly Blossom Percale Bedding
Spring has sprung in bright, happy color! Beautiful butterflies are printed all over our soft, 200-thread count, 100% cotton percale.
Cost:$15.00 - $79.00
use coupon code AFKSAVE10 for a 10% discount on your entire order. Offer expires 3/31/08.

Butterfly Blossom Percale Bedding


Pretty Petals Bedding
Quilted 100% cotton with appliques, embroidery, and nicely plumped with poly filling.
Cost:$17.98 - $121.94

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Wall Accessories:

Daisy Days Iron Wall Hooks
Happy hang-ups are perfect for storing purses, belts, jewelry, hats, scarves...so much stuff! Set of three flower hooks are made of solid iron, painted in bright colors.
Cost: Set of 3 $19.00
use coupon code AFKSAVE10 for a 10% discount on your entire order. Offer expires 3/31/08.

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Hanging Butterflies
Invite some colorful, graceful garden friends into your bedroom! Big, flying butterflies hang from your ceiling to create a magical effect. Set of six comes with two each, white, pink and yellow. Comes with hanging string. Each measures 11x9".
Cost: Set of 6 $22.00
use coupon code AFKSAVE10 for a 10% discount on your entire order. Offer expires 3/31/08.

Hanging Butterflies

Floral Butterfly Hanging Letters Hanging Wall Letters
Add a personal touch in any room with these adorable hanging letters. Made with a non-toxic painted finish. Available in letters A-Z. Imported. Exclusively ours. Breakdown of letters according to design: Pink Flower- EHW Yellow Butterfly- BMA Green Flower- OYK Purple Butterfly- PU Blue Flower- LST Blue Butterfly - FXN Yellow Flower- QVD Pink Butterfly- ICG Lavender Flower- JRZ *Note: Only available in lower case letters.
Cost: $7.50
use coupon code AFKSAVE10 for a 10% discount on your entire order. Offer expires 3/31/08.

Floral Butterfly Hanging Letters Hanging Wall Letters

Flower Growth Cart
Have loads of fun while keeping pace with how fast they're growing! Use permanent marker to indicate height in half-inches to over 5' on silkscreened hinged chart. Each holds pictures in protected frames. Saw-tooth hangers. Name to 12 letters. Holds 4 photos. (2 3/4") 6 5/8 x 40"
Cost:$14.98

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Butterfly & Dragonfly Shelves
Each shelf is 6" deep with colorful end pieces that extend 7-7 1/4" deep to hold toys, keepsakes, what-nots! Set of 3--2 butterfly shelves are 19" and 23"L; dragonfly shelf is 21"L. Vivid silkscreened designs on wood with 3-D wire antennae on butterfly. Easy assembly, keyhole hangers on back.
Cost:$29.98

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Pretty Petals Mirror
Wooden frame has glass mirror printed with daisies. Sawtooth hangers on back, hardware included. 10"x12"
Cost:$9.98

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Dragonfly & Butterfly Corner Shelves
These vibrantly colored shelves are a cheerful addition to her bedroom d├ęcor. Great for that unused corner space! Set of 2 showcases toys, keepsakes, what-nots. Wooden shelves with silkscreened print and wire antennas on butterfly. Easy assembly, keyhole hangers. Butterfly is 13x8 1/2x11 1/4"H, dragonfly is 13x8x10 3/4"H.
Cost:$19.98

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Butterfly Clock
Time flies beautifully! Classic round clock has gorgeous wired net wings, daisy pendulum and springy ball-tipped antennae. Matte white face has lavender numbers and yellow hands. No-wind quartz movement uses 1 AA battery (not incl.). 11 1/4 x 8 3/4"H. Hanger on back. Name to 12 letters.

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Window Treatment:

Daisies Sheer Curtain Panel
Add the finishing touch! Has daisy embroidery. All 100% cotton, imported. Machine wash. Sizes are 42x63"L and 42x84"L
Cost:$24.98

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Butterflies/Dragonflies White Sheer Panel
Embroidered appliques of butterflies & dragonflies adorn white organdy window panel. 100% cotton panel is 42x84" plus tab tops.
Cost:$24.98

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Flower and Butterfly Curtain Hold-Back
White metal hold-backs have decorative finials! Classic resin finials easily attach with screws. We include hardware. Hold-Backs are 5 1/2"L and extend 4 1/2" from wall. Comes in sets of 2.
Cost:$12.98

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Flower & Butterfly Curtain Rods
White metal curtain rod with decorative finials expands from 28"- 48". Classic resin finials attach to rod ends with screws. Includes hardware and wall brackets.
Cost:$19.98

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Lighting:

Butterfly Lamp with Pink Beaded Lampshade
Enchantment lights her room! Gossamer daisies and a butterfly adorn our slender column-like lamp. Pink fabric shade has glitter trim and confetti fringe a dangling butterfly adds to the whimsy. 19"H with steady wood base and 60" cord.
Cost:$29.98

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Floor Coverings:

Pretty Petals Rug
Die-cut daisy rug is 100% cotton with non-slip backing and no-fray bound edges. Spot clean. 30"Dia.
Cost:$24.98

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Accessories:


Butterfly Jewelry Box
Protects her jewelry and adds a beautiful accent to her room! Brightly colored wooden jewelry box has 4 drawers with flower-shaped knobs to store all her treasures. Purple and pink butterfly is adorned with flower designs and has bouncy coiled antennas. 10 x 3 1/4 x 9 1/8"H.
Cost:$12.98

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Butterfly Garden
Live butterfly garden-watch them grow, then let them go! It's a miracle of nature as 5 caterpillars turn into Painted Lady butterflies in about 3 weeks. Pop-open plastic and nylon habitat is 10 1/4x12" high with silkscreened floor, mesh all around, zip-open clear "roof" and handle for hanging. Includes: feeding dropper, instructions, mail-in order form for caterpillars and food.
Cost:$19.98

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Butterflies Bathroom Accessories
Decorate her bathroom with a garden of beautiful butterflies! Durable plastic set of 4 bathroom accessories includes a soap dish, tissue holder that stores a boutique-style tissue box, toothbrush holder with 4 openings, and a tumbler. Features bright fun colors, fluttering butterflies, and bold flower accents. The perfect finish to your butterfly bathroom makeover!
Soap dish, 43¼8"Dia., 11¼8"H
Tumbler, 23¼4"Dia., 31¼2"H
Toothbrush holder, 25¼8"Dia., 41¼4"H
Tissue holder, 43¼4" sq., 51¼2"H
get soap dish, tumbler, toothbrush holder, and tissue holder for only $19.92


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