Versailles Mansion in Florida – The Real Palace in Versailles, France – Cleaning Luxury Linens

Versailles

Here’s the latest on David Siegel’s Versailles Mansion Construction

The 90,000-square-foot mansion has been under construction for 15 years and still has a few more to go.

There’s no doubt the construction of the largest mansion in Central Florida — the Versailles property — has taken its time inching toward…

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‘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.’

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Versailles, France: Ultimate Royal Palace

 

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….

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How to Clean Your Best Bed and Table Linens

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…

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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)…

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Home Interior Design Tips and Tricks and House Cleaning and Staging Hacks

Our 50 Best Tips to Make Your House Super Clean

We’ve got a trick for every corner of your home…

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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…

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Home Interior Design Tips and Tricks

 

Staging Tips for Your Dallas Real Estate Sale

These low cost strategies to make your Dallas home more appealing are sure to have your potential buyers saying WOW! Plus these tips are quick and easy…

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How to Clean Your Home in One Hour

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?

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How to Clean Rayon Rugs

How to Clean Rayon Rugs

Rayon in Rugs

Rayon rugs are difficult to clean. As they continue to grow in popularity, be prepared.

Cleaners have encountered rayon in upholstery fabric for years. But designers also, unfortunately, increasingly embrace the silk-like look of rayon for rugs.

Rayon rugs present many cleaning challenges. This fiber does not hold up to foot traffic or consumer, do-it-yourself spotting/cleaning. Professional cleaning may exacerbate pre-existing texture distortion and sprouting…

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The Difficulty of Cleaning Viscose Rugs

We’re seeing a trend of area rugs being made of viscose. We talk about what they are and why they are difficult to clean…

 

How to Clean Area Rugs

Viscose, or art silk, has the same soft, luxurious look and feel as silk, but at a much more affordable price.

Viscose is extremely absorbent so remove stains using a damp cloth and a mild cleanser. For tough stains, use the stain solution suggested above and gently apply the foam that rises to the top to the stained area. Blot with a clean damp cloth to finish. Try to keep a viscose rug in a cool and dry location…

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Rayon: A Rug Specialist’s Challenge

What do artificial silk, art. silk, banana silk, viscose, bamboo silk, allo silk, cactus silk, soya silk, modal, cuprammonium, lyocell, triacetate, and acetate have in common? They are all a type of rayon manufactured from regenerated cellulose.

Designers have embraced the silk-like look of rayon for garments, upholstery fabrics, and area rugs. But rayon rugs present many challenges for rug cleaners, as this fiber doesn’t hold up to foot traffic and consumer do-it-yourself spotting/cleaning.

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Clean Home Smell and Cleaning Your Workout Clothes

Clean Home Smell

MAKE YOUR HOME SMELL AMAZING WITH THESE 7 DIY CLEANERS!

I know you guys love natural DIY cleaning recipes, and I also know that you love essential oils and making your home smell great. So… this week we take a look at 7 easy to make natural DIY cleaning products that get “aroma-boosted” with some amazing essential oils infusions…

 

Clean Workout Clothes

“My favorite workout T-shirts come out of the laundry smelling good, but then after being worn for a couple hours they start to stink like a wet dog. What’s up with that? How can I get them really clean so the smell stays gone?”

Wash like fabrics together

Avoid washing athletic gear, especially if it has stretch in it, with towels, fleece and other linty items, as well as with very heavy garments, like jeans and sweatshirts. Athletic clothes with stretch in them will pick up stray lint in the wash, and heavy items can lead to pilling and damage to more delicate athleisure-wear…

No fabric softener

Fabric softener leaves a coating on clothing that can lead to odor retention, even in clean laundry. That coating, especially when it builds up, makes it harder for water and detergent to fully penetrate the fibers, trapping odor-causing bacteria…

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Dallas Home Decor Interior Design Blogs

How to Shop Like an Interior Designer in Dallas

For Home Forty Five Ten is the retail dwelling of our dreams. Rob Dailey curated top local design talent—including George Cameron Nash, Jan Showers, and Peacock Alley—to fill the 8,000-square-foot home boutique. You can shop lines that are normally reserved for to-the-trade showrooms, too, such as David Sutherland. We love the instant gratification—every item can be taken off the floor.

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Playrooms

In our world, this might be the most important room of the house right now. Designing playroom is especially fun when you get to see all the happy little faces that spend their days there… Whereas nurseries tend to go a little softer in their design (at least on our end… we do want children to sleep after all), playrooms are a great place to use more color and do something a little bolder design wise. Some favorites playrooms of ours above…

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Fun Breakfast Room

Whimsy, fun, and color–hallmarks of a very TODAY kind of home. How could you not smile when coming to sit down for a meal in this space? From the colorful accent wall to the windmill art to the orb-turned-chandelier, it’s a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll!

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5 Wallcoverings We Installed This Month

It’s been the month of wallcovering installs for our interior design clients and we wouldn’t want it any other way. We have a myriad of projects in the works, ranging from small but impressive city apartments to whole-home renovations, but if there’s one thing they all have in common, it’s that statement wallcovering is the name of the game. Whether we’re going for understated luxury or eye-catching contrast, a wallcovering will bring personality to a space like nothing else…

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American Design Styles

Homes and interior design styles have changed throughout history, and across cultures. Did you know that there’s been many iconic American designs that have been replicated all over the world?

American ‘design styles’ have taken some of the best features from cultures everywhere – and included them in their layouts, floorplans and designs. These popular styles have passed the test of time, and many can still be found throughout many countries today.

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5 Trends at Winter Market 2018 – Home Design

We’ve been doing our research, learning about what all the Las Vegas Winter Market had to offer since we’ve been knee deep in beautiful designs over here in Dallas. As always though… we’ve got to stay up on our trends and what could spark some creativity in our head! Houzz has done a great job keeping us informed on what was up at market (pic sources here!), so here are some of our favorite 5 2018 trends at winter market 2018.

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How to Clean Drapes and Curtains

*”I wish to thank you for your patience and great service with cleaning our drapes while we were remodeling our house. Due to unforeseen problems our renovations stretched much longer than anticipated. You held our fabrics in storage without a complaint and were very gracious when I notified you of each reschedule and delay. John even promised to help with the rehanging of the curtains when my new sheers come in to ensure a proper hanging height. I would not have protested you charging for storage for the amount of time you had my drapes. You took some of the stress away from the experience of remodeling. Yours was then best experience of the time.” – Ed Page

Can I Clean My Own Drapes at Home?

Drapes and curtains get dusty and dirty from time to time. Not only is this unsightly, but can be a health issue for people with allergies. Professional dry-cleaning is the safest route, but in most homes the window treatments amounts to a lot of fabric that would be very expensive to dry-clean. So are there options for cleaning drapes without the expense of dry-cleaning?

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How to Clean Large Custom Curtains

Not only do dirty curtains detract from the beauty of a room, they also lead to a potential increase in airborne allergens. If your windows are adorned with large custom curtains, you may be intimidated to attempt to clean them. If left untreated, however, curtain fabric can turn irreversibly dingy while also triggering asthma and allergies…

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How to Wash Drapes

Cleaning the draperies in your home can extend their life and free your home of unwanted dust, dirt, pet hair and other allergens…

While some draperies may be washable, it may still be to your advantage to hire a drapery cleaning service. In many instances, these services will steam or dry clean your draperies where they hang!

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Water Stain On Linen Draperies – Before and After Pictures

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Cleaning Linen Drapes Stained with Water and Clean Linen Draperies Stained with Urine

Cleaning linen drapes with blue trim stained with urine. Before and after pictures…

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Ultimate Gift Guide – Home Decor Design Fabrics and Furniture

The holiday season is in full season which means it’s time to find the perfect gifts for every person in your life! We created the ultimate gift giving destination by curating every gift guide you’ll need for the 2017 holiday season.

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Scout is a principal resource for designers, collectors and retail customers throughout the world. With on-site refinishing we are able to offer a collaborative process to execute your creative vision. We Scout. We Design. We Paint. We Sew. We Ship. And we have a lot of fun along the way!

Scount Design Collection

 

As a celebrated home decor brand, DwellStudio brings trust, vision and expertise to every Robert Allen @ Home collection. Fusing their mid-century modern aesthetic with our rich colors and array of fabric constructions, our latest collaboration, Modern Drama, is a lesson in the power of graphic prints. From deep hues to bold patterns, each fabric was thoughtfully curated to layer together for complete and cohesive rooms.

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A Cocktail Party is Only as Good as its Tunes!

To celebrate the launch of our new Kismet Lounge collection, we had our resident DJ and music industry heavy-hitter, @TheSextonReview, create a killer playlist… We can’t stop listening to it in the Seattle & Dallas studios. You need this playlist in your life…

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Cocktail Music

New Products To Keep You Inspired and Organized

Best Bookshelf

In creating the Story Bookcase (2017), they brought a new twist to Sapien-style vertical book storage by allowing the user to position the shelves facing forward or to the side. By holding texts horizontally in a vertical stack, Story holds dozens of books in a very compact footprint. “We hope people see it as a quiet, functional sculpture,” says Hung-Ming. All-metal construction and a heavy weighted base provide strength and stability.

Story Bookcase

 

Lamps

A graduate of ENSCI-Les Ateliers in Paris, designer Inga Sempé started her own studio in 2000. She’s since partnered with several renowned firms, including Alessi, Hay, Luceplan and others. Sempé was always impressed by the clever clamp lamps of her childhood, readily available in local hardware stores. These very lamps inspired her Sempé w153 ile Clamp Lamp (2015), which indeed proves that simple can also be sophisticated, consisting of a clamp base with a light source that shines upward into a diffuser mounted on a magnetic ball joint for quick and precise positioning.

Sempé w153 ile Clamp Lamp

 

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Fine Furniture

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This robust selection of furniture comes with the same quality construction that we’re known for with our fabrics, making it superior to retail furniture lines and quicker to customize than workroom specifications.

Choose from over 20,000 fabrics – each graded into our custom furniture program for one price.

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