BUILDING BOO'S & DO'S FOR HALLOWEEN
although I do love this trio of wallflowers who were creative enough to put themselves out there as a settee. It's a very creative way of getting someone to sit on your lap without having to pay for it.
Others have taken to their beds for the event
but my favorite is the man who puts it all out on display in one of the architectural and engineering wonders of the world, the Port-A-Potty. If any of you out there have any images you think can compete with these, send them on and we'll make one last effort to get the word out before the Halloween parades begin.
WHERE MORE IS MORE
MORE OR LESS
I have always contended that good design doesn't depend on money, at least not money alone. I've spent a career matching "the proverbial Gap T-shirts with Armani suits "or the decorating equivalent to that fashion trick employed by many even the ever stylish Sharon Stone in order to create beautiful spaces while trying to stay on budget. The trick here is to watch the quality quotient. Finish is usually the first give-away of a poor quality item. Wood should look like wood, stone should look like stone, and you get the idea. These days construction doesn't have to be flimsy to make something for a lesser price and veneers are used throughout the industry whether high or low. Just pay attention to how they are cut, glued up and used. MDF is not a four-letter word but particleboard is. Structure is important. Chairs, sofas and benches should support people of substantial size and tables should never wobble.
This week's finds:
More: The Sorraia Queen Bed in walnut at Holly Hunt $9,120
Less: The Pavillion Queen Bed from Crate & Barrel $1,199
Susan Johann, Photographer
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