Chic but not simple ---unique home decoration for you

Modern Chic Home offers a blend of beautiful, unique and fresh home decor, including accent furniture, lighting, pillows and inspiring artwork by different angels designs.
Most of us strive to bring innovative and quality home products to our boutique and select each and every item with thoughtfulness and care.

Take our time exploring the many wonderful home decor products as we are always adding exciting new products.
Kitchen Makeover: Special Transformation!
We all love a good makeover, right?! It's just so fascinating to see how something can go from ugly and dated to shiny and new, whether it be an entire home, room or piece of furniture. This kitchen makeover is one of the best transformations I've seen in a while. The designer took the cluttered, claustrophobic kitchen with patterned wallpaper, brown wood cabinets and dingy ivory accents, and breathed new life into it. Focusing on white as the main color, Erin incorporated soft shades of watery blues to add contrast and keep the space from feeling too stark. What do you think? It's hard to believe that the before and after photos are of the same space! 
Please see the picture as following:

After, like it ,yes?

living ROOM

I stumbled across this gorgeous living room and immediately pinned it for inspiration!
This living room is fresh and inviting. The simple color palette really pops against the white walls and beautiful ceiling detail. Notice how she used (2) rugs in the space? It looks like the room has dark hardwood floors and the designer lightened things up with a large neutral rug then a small accent rug to bring in pattern. I'm always drawn to these colors...they're in my apartment (accented with pops of orange) and similar to what I did for the baby's nursery, which I'll be sharing SOON! What do you like about this kind of  space? 


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New concept of hotel is coming! Airbnb

New concept of hotel is coming!
Find Amazing Rental Properties


Introduction to Airbnb 
Airbnb is a website that connects individuals who have a space to rent with travelers seeking a place to stay. Accommodation could be a spare room to rent, or B and B-type lodging, or an entire home or apartment. 

Airbnb has evolved rapidly from its start in 2008 and has moved from more of a "rent spare space in my home" approach to full-on rentals of apartments or houses. Many listings still embody the "share my home" philosophy, but a wide variety of other options are available to travelers and are easily searchable.

Along the way in its rapid development, Airbnb has added many "Trust and Safety" features -- read more, below.

Airbnb is a fast-growing social media phenomenon, connecting supply and demand via a friendly interface and with a sense of fun. At time of writing, guests can search for treehouses, castles, boats, caves, yurts, tipis, earth houses, and more. 

Airbnb for Traveling Families 

Advantages for families include:
·                        Affordable price
·                        Lodging that can sleep five or more
·                        Kid-friendly homes with yard, nursery, etc.
·                        Extra amenities such as a pool
·                        Personal connection, if you choose to stay with a host, who can give you tips about enjoying the neighborhood and the destination, and perhaps show you some of the local sites
Airbnb has thousands of family-friendly accommodation listings, and makes it easy for families to find these places. Start with the "Family Friendly" section at Airbnb.com. You'll find destinations as varied as Orlando, Seattle, and Amsterdam. The website provides filters you can use to zero in on family-friendly rentals; filters can also display accommodations that have certain amenities, such as pool, kitchen, etc.

The example of family-friendly accommodations shown in the photo above is in San Diego, and offers a large kitchen, pool, and extra bedrooms for $140 a night. 

Keep in Mind:
·                        Airbnb offers numerous "Trust & Safety" features including a 24/7 hotline
·                        A round-the-clock "Airbnb Concierge" service is complimentary with every booking, and for example could help plan family activities at a destination
·                        Visitor comments give a good feel about what a stay in a place is like
Note that many Trust and Safety features are designed to protect hosts, such as a $50,000 Airbnb Host Guarantee, privacy controls, aides for screening guests, and a References feature. The Airbnb Trust and Safety Center for tips for guests, tips for hosts, FAQ's, and more.

This brief profile is meant to introduce this service to family vacationers; please note that the writer has not sampled these accommodations in person.
*Always check websites for updates!

Also of Interest:
·                        Vacation Home Rentals
·                        Affordable Alternative Lodgings
·                        Family-Friendly Hostels in Europe

Unlock the doors to inspiring and unique accommodations around the world with the Airbnb App!

Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world – online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, anywhere on Earth. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.

Features & Capabilities:

• Discover unique properties in 19,000+ cities in 192+ countries worldwide
• Stuck without a place to stay? One click lets you search for nearby places available tonight
• Reserve properties using your credit card directly from your fingertips
• Access your itinerary and host details, and get one-click directions
• Check out user profiles, reviews and message prospective hosts and guests
• Snap photos of your space with your camera for instant upload to Airbnb
• Keep track of guest check-in/check-out at your listing
• Confirm reservation requests when you're on the go

With over 100,000 listings for rent in more than 19,000 cities and 192 countries, we offer the widest variety of accommodations at any price point, anywhere. And by facilitating all bookings and financial transactions on the world's most popular OS, we make a mobile lifestyle part of the Airbnb experience.


The top family room décor ideas 2012 is bringing!

The top family room décor ideas 2012 is bringing!
The spring is a fresh start for everyone and your family room can even be a part of that traditional. If you are looking to change your living or family room then check out some of these top family room décor ideas 2012 options. 

Wall Decals
Wall decals are one of the hottest decorations for living and family rooms right now. Not only can you browse through dozens of premade decals but some retailers can custom make you a decal for your family. They are easily pressed onto any kind of wall surface and really make a family room part of the home. 

You never realize how much paint can control how a rooms décor feels to others. Try changing your paint or wallpaper to a warmer color or some of the colors that have been scientifically proven to make people feel a certain emotion or feeling. 

Family Photos 
Displaying your family photos doesnt have to be the same old same anymore. With all of the cool do it yourself photo projects out there you can turn your family into a professional looking gallery if you wanted to.

Choose LED light to decorate is more safe, healthy, environmental and even be of great deal.And there are variety kinds of lights for you to choosewww.bgocled.com.

Some of the easy and cheapestfamily room décor ideas 2012 is bringing to you just involve your own little family touch. Even if you purchase pre made items online or locally there can still be ways to make it yours by adding your touch, photos or even accompanying décor items. 

The top family room décor ideas 2012 is bringing!


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The best and the worst

Joe Sanders has the most beautiful garden in our town. Nearly everybody enters for’ The Nicest Garden Competition’ each year, but Joe wins every time. Bill Frith's garden is larger than Joe's. Bill works harder than Joe and grows more flowers and vegetables, but Joe's garden is more interesting. He has made neat paths and has built a wooden bridge over a pool. I like gardens too, but I do not like hard work. Every year I enter for the garden competition too, and I always win a little prize for the worst garden in the town!

Every garden has a story and that, above all else, is a human tale. The more of yourself that you put in to your garden – and all good gardens are saturated with the personality and lives of their creators – the more personal it is.  
Your garden becomes a living, breathing manifestation of yourself, with all your qualities – and failings – rooted in the ground. This personal element has always seemed to me to be at the heart of the very best gardens and what elevates them from public spaces.

When we walk around a garden made with love and skill by one or two people (no more, three is always a crowd when it comes to making a garden) we gain an insight into their lives that nothing else will give us, and our own lives are enriched by this above and beyond any horticultural delight.
It is simply a delight in sharing what the garden is rather than what you have done. And, anyway, every gardener knows that, often the very best things at any given moment are happy accidents rather than the result of skilled design or horticulture. 
Devoted: Mary and Ian Hayter submitted their beautiful garden to last year's competition and made the finals .Yet I know from my own experiences of having my garden filmed and photographed, as well as scrutinised by visitors, that it is a pretty nerve-wracking thing. A kind of judgement is going on and it takes some courage to expose yourself to that. However, for the past 17 years the Daily Mail National Garden Competition has persuaded tens of thousands of readers to open their gardens to be scrutinised and evaluated. 

The competition has been a huge success but this year the format is changing to include new elements, as well as a fabulous new prize for the ultimate winner. The biggest change is that you, the readers, will be the judges of the winner from our shortlist of five superb gardens. 

Exotic location: The competition winner will stay at the Titchwell Manor Hotel near Brancaster, Norfolk
From applications sent in a shortlist of gardens will be selected and then visited by our panel of judges, headed by award-winning garden designer Tim Sharples. 
Five gardens will be chosen and then photographed by the brilliant garden photographer Andrea Jones. Readers will then be able to see a slideshow of nine images of each of those five gardens by going to Mail Online and voting for the one they like best. So this truly will be a competition for you, and decided by you. 
The winner will not necessarily be a garden that a small elite likes but, with the accessibility of the internet, a true reflection of what you all admire most in a garden.
The winner will be announced in August when you have made your collective decision and, apart from the pleasure of knowing their garden is one of the very best in the country, the successful entrant will also win a holiday for two visiting some of Britain’s most inspirational gardens. 

Having spent nearly two years visiting gardens while filming the TV series Around The World In 80 Gardens, I can think of no better holiday for a keen gardener than to have their own efforts rewarded with a free trip to see beautiful gardens in lovely surroundings, accompanied by superb food. It is certainly something I long to do without a film crew in tow and a 12-hour filming day!

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Garden design

How do you design your garden?

Types of gardens

 Cottage gardens

A cottage garden uses an informal design, traditional materials, dense plantings, and a mixture of ornamental and edible plants. Cottage gardens go back many centuries, but their popularity grew in 1870s England in response to the more structured Victorian English estate gardens that used restrained designs with massed beds of brilliantly colored greenhouse annuals. They are more casual by design, depending on grace and charm rather than grandeur and formal structure. The influential British garden authors and designers, William Robinson at Gravetye Manor in Sussex, andGertrude Jekyll at Munstead Hall in Surrey, both wrote and gardened in England. Jekyll's series of thematic gardening books emphasized the importance and value of natural plantings were an influence in Europe and the United States.
The earliest cottage gardens were far more practical than modern versions—with an emphasis on vegetables and herbs, along with fruit trees, beehives, and even livestock if land allowed. Flowers were used to fill any spaces in between. Over time, flowers became more dominant.[10] Modern day cottage gardens include countless regional and personal variations of the more traditional English cottage garden.

Kitchen garden or potager
The traditional kitchen garden, also known as a potager, is a seasonally used space separate from the rest of the residential garden - the ornamental plants and lawn areas. Most vegetable gardens are still miniature versions of old family farm plots with square or rectangular beds, but the kitchen garden is different not only in its history, but also its design.
The kitchen garden may be a landscape feature that can be the central feature of an ornamental, all-season landscape, but can be little more than a humble vegetable plot. It is a source of herbs, vegetables, fruits, and flowers, but it is also a structured garden space, a design based on repetitive geometric patterns.
The kitchen garden has year-round visual appeal and can incorporate permanentperennials or woody plantings around (or among) the annual plants.

Shakespeare garden

 A Shakespeare garden is a themed garden that cultivates plants mentioned in the works of William Shakespeare. In English-speaking countries, particularly theUnited States, these are often public gardens associated with parks, universities, and Shakespeare festivals. Shakespeare gardens are sites of cultural, educational, and romantic interest and can be locations for outdoor weddings.Signs near the plants usually provide relevant quotations. A Shakespeare garden usually includes several dozen species, either in herbaceous profusion or in a geometric layout with boxwood dividers. Typical amenities are walkways and benches and a weather-resistant bust of Shakespeare. Shakespeare gardens may accompanyreproductions of Elizabethan architecture. Some Shakespeare gardens also grow species typical of the Elizabethan period but not mentioned in Shakespeare's plays or poetry.







Rock garden

 For other uses, see Rock garden.A rock garden, also known as a rockery or analpine garden, is a type of garden that features extensive use of rocks or stones, along with plants native to rocky or alpineenvironments.Rock garden plants tend to be small, both because many of the species are naturally small, and so as not to cover up the rocks. They may be grown in troughs (containers), or in the ground. The plants will usually be types that prefer well-drained soil and less water.The usual form of a rock garden is a pile of rocks, large and small, esthetically arranged, and with small gaps between, where the plants will be rooted. Some rock gardens incorporate bonsai.Some rock gardens are designed and built to look like natural outcrops of bedrock. Stones are aligned to suggest a bedding plane and plants are often used to conceal the joints between the stones. This type of rockery was popular in Victorian times, often designed and built by professional landscape architects. The same approach is sometimes used in modern campus or commercial landscaping, but can also be applied in smaller private gardens.The Japanese rock garden, in the west often referred to as Zen garden, is a special kind of rock garden with hardly any plants. The Rock Garden is a sculpture garden in Chandigarh, India. Spread over an area of forty-acre (160,000 m²), it is completely built of industrial & home waste and thrown-away items.


East Asian gardens

 Japanese and Korean gardens, originally influenced by Chinese gardens, can be found at Buddhist temples and historic sites, private homes, in neighborhood or city parks, and at historical landmarks such as Buddhist temples. Some of the Japanese gardens most famous in the Western world and Japan are gardens in the karesansui (rock garden) tradition. The Ryōan-ji temple garden is a well known example. There are Japanese gardens of various styles, with plantings and often evoking wabi sabi simplicity. In Japanese culture, garden-making is a high art, intimately linked to the arts of calligraphy and ink painting.







 Contemporary garden

The contemporary style garden has gained popularity in the UK in the last 10 years. This is partly due to the increase of modern housing with small gardens as well as the cultural shift towards contemporary design. This style of garden can be defined by the use 'clean' design lines, with focus on hard landscaping materials:  Planting style is bold but simple with the use of drifts of one or two plants that repeat throughout the design. Grasses are a very popular choice for this style of design. Lighting effects also play an integral role in the modern garden. Subtle lighting effects can be achieved with the use of carefully placed low voltage LED Lightincorporated into paving and walls.
Which type do you like?And If you have a better decorate design?Welcome to share with us.
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