|A Room Of My Own|
project of the month
My house is for sale and so I'm thinking fondly about how I've loved living here for the past 14 years. This month the featured project is my bedroom which used to be my office and before that my son's room. The detail shot below shows custom Roman shades + beaded & shaped valance by
This necklace from the Sundance catalogue inspired the colors for my room. I love the combination of turquoise + peridot. And how great is this delicious fabric from Designers Guild??
| Mindful Living & Green Design |Reducing the need for air-conditioning
Even though I hardly ever run the central air unit on my 2nd floor, my house stays comfortably cool most of the time. On those miserable humid sticky days I'll turn it on, but otherwise I use these strategies:
- During really hot days, close windows, shades and blinds during the day
- During moderately hot days, open windows a crack with shades down
- Open windows at night to get that cross-ventilation going
- Keep ceiling fans turned on low
That's it! Easy!