Prepping your home for holiday parties or overnight guests can be hectic. Eliminate day-of cleaning chaos by dividing your housecleaning tasks into doable segments. Follow our 7-Day Cleaning Plan and 1-Hour Quick Clean Plan to prepare your home before guests arrive. Use our BHG’s Emergency Housecleaning Guide — simple solutions for tricky stains — to ensure hitch-free holiday entertaining…
The holidays are meant to be a time to enjoy precious moments spent with family and friends, but all too often we find ourselves rushing to decorate our homes perfectly. The good news is a few garlands of evergreens, a colorful wreath in the window, or an arrangement of simple votives flickering on the mantel can create an abundance of cheer. Here are some quick and easy ways to make your home festive. ..
2020 is fast approaching which means that there are new design trends on the horizon! A new year means a fresh start not just for burning off all of those holiday calories, but it’s also the perfect time to revamp your home. If you’re trying to figure out what to do with your home next year, here are a few trends that Collected Interior Design firm believes will make their way into consumer homes within the next year…
Black and white are the beginning and end of the color spectrum. They literally couldn’t be a starker contrast between colors., but the clash between light and dark is a gift from the interior design gods. There are millions of ways to incorporate this yin and yang trend into your home decor…
FiberCare, Inc. Specializes in Caring for Fine Fabrics
For your home we offer long lasting fabric protection and cleaning services for upholstery, draperies, rugs and carpet. For your commercial use we offer a variety of finishes by the yard, including flame proofing, protection, backing and lamination…
‘Queen of Versailles’ says her Florida mega-mansion with THIRTY bathrooms, 14 bedrooms, a roller rink, bowling alley and 30-car garage will be ready in 2020 – 17 YEARS after construction began (and it is set to become the largest home in America)
The home will feature nine kitchens, 30 bathrooms, 14 bedrooms, a full-size roller rink, bowling alley and 30-car garage as the mother-of-eight says ‘it’s the same size as a Super Walmart.’
The Care and Keeping of Luxury Linens – Expert Tips on Laundering
Finding the perfect linens for your home can be both time consuming and expensive. You will consider it time and money well spent, though when you slip into your luxuriously appointed bed each night.
To keep your sheets looking and feeling as fabulous as they did the day you purchased them, you’ll need to take extra care in laundering and storing them in between use.
Ready to take those gorgeous new linens out of the package? Here’s what you need to do first…
Fine fabrics are generally not pre-washed, so good quality linens should always be washed before use. This first wash is important for setting the threads, which will preserve the fabric’s beauty and prolong its life….
Give good napkins, tablecloths, and other linens a quick refresh
After the long holiday weekend, your table linens may be looking a bit dingy. If so, it’s time for a little laundry therapy with a top-performing detergent. (Our ratings cover laundry detergents from more than 20 brands, including All, Cheer, Ecover, Persil, and Tide.) And while you’re at it, make sure the towels and the bed linens in your guest rooms are washed and ready for the next round of visitors. To help, Consumer Reports talked to textile experts for their advice on keeping washables in top shape year-round…
How to Clean (launder) Your Luxury Bed Sheets and Linens
You have made an investment in your luxury bed linens. Taking a few extra (small), steps in their cleaning, you can get years of additional life from your investment. In this video we explain how to achieve the best results when cleaning your sheets.
5 Household Cleaning Tips From the Woman Who Ran the Queen’s Country Palace
It pretty much goes without saying that the Queen oversees a tidy household, not least because she has a staff dedicated to keeping things spick and span. Now the world’s gotten a rare opportunity to learn from the best, with a former royal employee spreading the joy of cleaning. Barbara Allred, head housekeeper at the Queen’s country pile, Sandringham, for a full decade, took a reporter under her dust-free wing and shared tips galore. Some of the gems are more practical for our everyday lives than others (though definitely give a thorough read if you need advice on polishing family silver or antique picture frames)…
With all the types of fabric blends, cleaning materials, and temperature settings, maintenance and care for fabrics can be pretty confusing and intimidating! There are some general rules such as don’t over-wash and when in doubt, use cold water, but the rules and methods of care do go a bit deeper than that… depending on the fabric, of course!
That’s why we’ve decided to create this series of care and methods for fabrics! In this series of guides, we’ll give you short and easy lists for your reference that will note qualities of the fabrics, how to wash them (or not wash them), and when it’s safe (or not!) to iron a fabric! We’ll start with a small group–the Luxury fabrics–consisting of Silk, Velvet, Wool, and Leather.
Perennials is on a mission – a mission to invigorate the design community with fun, resilient fabrics. Since Ann Sutherland, Perennials president and founder, first searched for luxurious performance fabrics, Perennials has become an industry leader in this category, emphasizing design, color, liveability and longevity. Starting with thirty fabrics, in classic stripes and solid colors influenced by nature’s colors, the company has grown its offerings to over 800 fabrics, as well as hand-woven and hand-knotted rugs, trimmings and pillows.
If you’ve made a mess on Perennials, you have nothing to worry about. From barbecue sauce to wine, see our Quick Cleaning Guide for solutions on the most usual suspects…
VISIT DALLAS MARKET CENTER’S INTERIOR HOME + DESIGN CENTER
The Interior Home + Design Center is the new, open-daily home décor marketplace at Dallas Market Center exclusively for interior designers and the trade. Inside the adapted mid-century building, more than twenty leading companies and The Gallery at IHDC, a new shared showroom space, present the latest collections of furniture, lighting, decorative accessories, and wall art. These new showrooms serve an active and discerning design community seeking unique resources for residential and commercial projects across Mid-America and Latin America…
Dallas Market Center – An Open-Daily Design Destination
A Modern Approach to Design
Great design is a collaboration, and Homepolish is there for your entire journey.
We pair you with the right interior design and renovation professionals and help you navigate the process, from answering your questions to resolving challenges along the way. With innovative technology to make the process easier and a dedicated team to support you, Homepolish will bring your space to life.
Whether you’re accessorizing a Lakewood rental or completing a gut renovation of a Highland Park home, Homepolish provides a custom, affordable interior design service that works for you. Your Homepolish designer will guide you through the entire design process, including a complimentary product ordering concierge…
How Should Furniture Respond to the World Around It?
Artists have long been interested in the domestic space, but as the distinction between art and design becomes ever more blurred, more artists are making objects that function, and more designers are making sculpture. Plus: Five designers create original furniture, exclusively for T.
WHEN WE TALK about artists making furniture, an old debate over whether design counts as art (and vice versa) rises once again to the surface, like a shark baited with chum. Furniture designers aren’t, by the logic of the category, really artists, and artists, by that same logic, must normally be engaged in a higher pursuit than furniture…
These Artists Would Love for You to Sit on Their Work
A zany perversity is rampant in the studios of many young, contemporary creators who are trampling the boundary between furniture and fine art. For artists who want to break rules, this offers tempting propositions: chairs that aren’t meant for sitting, lamps that are less interested in illumination than in aesthetic verve, home goods that don’t work like they should. Rebellious aesthetes are turning old, recognizable forms—the sofa, the shelf—into objects for considerable contemplation. In their studios, provocation and individual expression override comfort and utility…
Cleaning Advice – How to Clean a Sofa and Remove Stains from Furniture and Upholstery
The right upholstery cleaning products and methods will make keeping your sofa clean and stain-free a snap. Want to learn more? Here is a step-by-step guide explaining how to clean a sofa and upholstery in 4 steps…
DIY Cleaning Hacks – How to Clean Your Sofa – Upholstery Cleaning Tips
If you have kids and pets, your furniture has likely seen better days. Upholstered furniture, in particular, seems to get the brunt of the damage, from stains to rips and tears and more. Rather than tossing your old furniture, try these upholstery tips and tricks to bring the fabric back to life…
DIY Cleaning Hacks – How to Clean Your Sofa – Upholstery Cleaning Tips
Cleaning Hacks DIY An Easy Carpet Deodorizer With Baking Soda And Essential Oils Once your home is clean, keep it smelling fresh with this simple recipe. Mix four tablespoons of baking soda with five to 15 drops of the essential oil of your choice (you can experiment with…
So you have company coming in an hour and the house is a mess? Or maybe you’ve just been putting off those chores and want to get it over with as quickly as possible. So, how do you clean your house fast?
DIY An Easy Carpet Deodorizer With Baking Soda And Essential Oils
Once your home is clean, keep it smelling fresh with this simple recipe. Mix four tablespoons of baking soda with five to 15 drops of the essential oil of your choice (you can experiment with adding different amounts of essential oils to figure out the scent strength that works best for you). Shake the mixture together in a jar, then sprinkle it over clean carpets. Leave it to sit for an hour, then vacuum up the mixture and bask in your fresh-smelling space…
15 TIPS AND TRICKS TO MAKE UPHOLSTERY LOOK LIKE NEW AGAIN
If you have kids and pets, your furniture has likely seen better days. Upholstered furniture, in particular, seems to get the brunt of the damage, from stains to rips and tears and more. Rather than tossing your old furniture, try these upholstery tips and tricks to bring the fabric back to life. You’ll be surprised at how much better it’ll look with a little elbow grease and TLC!
How to Clean Fabric Sofa, Wood Furniture and Upholstery Stains – Furniture Cleaning How to Clean Couch Upholstery and How to Clean Your Sofa Video Tips – How to Clean Your House Fast – Cool Cleaning and Organizing Products – The Cleaning Company
Robert Allen invites you to explore the newest additions to our notable and comprehensive fabric library that spans the spectrum of color, pattern, texture and durability for all of your design project needs. From Robert Allen to Beacon Hill, Robert Allen @ Home and Contract, you’ll find coordinated collections of on-trend and timeless upholstery and multi-purpose fabrics.
Come in and explore our luxury bed linens and bath linen collections.
Select your perfect luxury sheet set and pillow cases in crisp, classic white, or choose from our signature palette of restful neutrals. Tell your personal bedding story with our cloudlike duvets wrapped in a beautiful and restful duvet cover, and topped with our delightful matelassé coverlets and shams. Round out the experience with throw pillows, cozy cotton blankets, and a perfectly tailored bed skirt. Maybe you’ll add a personal touch in our monogram bedding and bath shop. This is the upscale bedding of your dreams.
Even if they don’t look dirty, knowing how to clean curtains, and making it part of your cleaning routine, will go a long way to helping your home stay clean.
Most curtains, whether they’re casual cotton or fancier damask, are made of woven fabrics that gather dust, pet hair and dander, even mold spores. Over time, these things accumulate, and your window treatments start to look dingy.
How to Clean Car Upholstery: The Simplified Approach – Carpeting, Fabric, Cloth, Velour, Vinyl
So day after day goes by and the only attention your car’s upholstery ever gets in the best of circumstances is a quick vacuum job. But vacuuming your car’s upholstery is only going to go so far in removing dirt that will accumulate within your car’s interior. Eventually you will need to find some form of upholstery cleaner, get personal with the interior of your car, and do some scrubbing!
Several Methods: Spot-Cleaning Stains, Cleaning Fabric Upholstery, Cleaning Vinyl Upholstery, Cleaning Leather Upholstery, Vacuuming Your Car, Hiring a Professional Detailer, Preventing Future Messes…
Keeping your car’s interior clean is just as important as keeping your car’s exterior well-maintained. You inhabit the inside of your vehicle whenever you drive, and it’s good for both your health and peace of mind to keep your vehicle’s interior clean. Luckily, cleaning your upholstery can be simple thanks to a variety of techniques and specific cleaning products tailored to vehicle upholstery…
How To Clean Car Upholstery For Beginners & Experts!
In this video, I demonstrate several different ways to clean car upholstery, because I wanted to make sure that everyone watching could benefit. Not only do I use expensive equipment, to help the professional detailers, but I also go very simple for all of the do it yourselfers.
Car upholstery cleaning is another area of detailing that can be very over complicated. Upholstery cleaning is actually a whole lot more simple than it seems. Super clean degreaser makes cleaning car upholstery for beginners and professional auto detailers very simple and effective!
In this video I use super clean as an all purpose cleaner to professional clean these car upholstery seats, all the while addressing strategies for the pro’s and enthusiasts! Follow along, and stop struggling to clean your car upholstery!
Best Car Upholstery Cleaners
The best interior cleaners will remove odors, tough dirt and stains with ease and usually a pleasant smell after use. Your car carpet is the most likely to contain dirt and bad smells but this can be removed easily with the latest car upholstery cleaners…
We clean your furnishings conscientiously. We are not in a hurry. We care about the results. We want to be proud of our work. We want to you to be satisfied. We want you as a repeat customer and most of our business is repeat customers.
For those of you who like details I’ll give you a brief description of how we clean.
Wet Cleaning: The best way to clean is with water. If your fabric can be wet cleaned that is how we will clean it. First we will vacuum, and then we will pre-spray spots to loosen that particular type of stain. Then we will spray the entire piece of furniture with a live enzyme that has a soil releasing agent, and then we will rinse the furniture with a special additive. This additive “invites” or “attracts” the soil to it, taking or transferring the soil from your furniture into itself and out of your fabric. The rinse water is not recycled, and your furniture is left nearly dry. We use the same wet method for cleaning carpeting…
*”Fiber Care did a great job on cleaning our upholstered chair! They were easy to reach and so helpful.” – Ann Holford
*”Fibercare is awesome! A friend of mine spilled a glass of red wine on my suede sofa. Noooo! I called up Fibercare and they came over the next day. John was super helpful and professional. They not only removed the stain but made my sofa look like new! I will definitely use them again! Mainly ’cause I have clumsy friends :-)” – Nathan M.
*”We had a piece of furniture that the painters dropped some paint on. We heard about Fibercare from a friend of ours who had used them before and recommended them. Johnny was very help and attentive to our concerns and removed the paint stain in a timely and professional manner. Five Stars, would use again!” – Collin B.
Our cutest companions are also some of our messiest. Here’s some help.
Your dogs, lovable scamps that they are, will commit all manner of unspeakable crimes against your carpeting, your furniture, their toys and anything else they can get to, which makes it a very good thing indeed that they’re so cute. In my role as a cleaning advice columnist, I’m asked no small number of questions about cleaning up after beloved pets; here, I’ve rounded up reader queries about dogs and the adorable, smelly messes they make…
Pet Poop! 3 MUST HAVES to Get Stains, Smell Out & Repel Future Accidents!
In this episode, I show you my top three picks for taking out that pet stain or accident from your carpet or hard floors. Nature’s Miracle will repel your pet from future staining due to its propriety smell. Vinegar is a great stain remover. And I use Out – Oxy Fast to really get that grime off the carpet…
Removing Urine, Feces and Vomit Stains From Carpets
Though I like to use natural remedies first, sometimes it’s just nice to grab a bottle of one of these sprays and get the job done.
Based on my experience (and by experience I mean my stepping in, using them and cleaning the urine up) these commercial products work….