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The Art-full Carpet

I’ve been coming across more and more designers using carpets that make a statement, the more unusual the better….and I call these carpets art carpets.  Consider one of these unique creations to spice up your Allentown apartment living room.

Love this area rug.  Using an area carpet to cover cold hardwood floors can be more than just a way for your tired feet to feel comfy, it can actually work as a piece of art and totally reinvent the living space in your Allentown apartment.

The two designs above, and the one below can be found at Locoav.

And why not try out more funky designs to make your Allentown apartment an expression of your personality.

Love this one from The Funky Rug Shop.

Cozy and softly colored new art damask rug from RugsCentre.

Add color and fun to your Allentown apartment entrance way or hallways with one of these carpet runners.

Or add stylish flare with a rug like this one; area rug by Surya found at
Rug Studio.

Adding art-full designs to the floors of your Allentown apartment is an easy way to express your creativity and give your living space a spark of interest.  Area rugs give you many options to show your new apartment style.

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The Romance of Candles

Adding candles to your Allentown apartments can add instant romance, elegance, and a softer mood.  Everyone looks better in candlelight!
Why not start with a classic pair of lead crystal candlesticks like these, found at My Tableware.  They were made in Slovenia and are $84.99.

A fun Valentine’s gift, to someone special, or to yourself are these cute realistic looking cupcake candles featured at Carolina Candles.  A unique fun arrangement of them on a plate and lit would add a nice touch for Valentine’s Day at your Allentown apartment.

One of my favorite delights…the floating candle.  Set them afloat in a large glass bowl of water (add coloring to water if you wish) and light away.  The soft glowing reflections adds warmth and romance to your Allentown apartment.  Light, right before guests arrive.

Along with the floating candles, I found these delightful spheres at Home Decor Arcade.  Just love the shape, and the glass holders. They are scented too!  Would add a nice conversation piece to any Valentine’s dinner occasion.

And here’s a project I’m considering doing…creating my own soy candles.  Found all the simple instructions for a soy candle project at Country Home.  By using some old sturdy glassware that you find in your Allentown apartment, you can make these wonderful decor additions.  Waste not. Don’t throw away the chipped glass. Easy to do, and these are wonderful romantic examples.

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In and Around Bethlehem Pa

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Bethlehem is a beautiful town. Just take a walk or drive downtown and experience the architecture and the wonderful shopping you will find.  Leaving your Bethlehem apartment will be easy with so many things to do and see.  Bethlehem is a charming city with a rich industrial history.

You will find plenty of things to do outside your Bethlehem apartment.  The town is home to many art and music festivals, including Musikfest and Christkindlmarkt.  Dining and sophisticated shopping can be found everywhere.

Just minutes away is the Sands Casino Resort, where you can get your game on, take a chance, socialize, shop, and meet new people.  Consider all the wonderful things you can do when looking for your Bethlehem apartment.

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Romantic Room Design

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I’ve got the bug to find romance in decor…and some ideas can easily be incorporated into your Doylestown apartment.  Finding an antique mirror like this one for the bedroom adds instant romance…

Taking some romance ideas from this living room and adding them to your Doylestown apartment space can be easily done. A soft white sofa with changeable cover and toss pillows and candlesticks on the coffee table add romance. Another mirror, over fireplace, adds interest.

Instant romance: A canopy bed, soft shades of rose, creative patterns, a crystal chandelier, and gilded frames.  Consider some of these ideas when decorating your Doylestown apartment.

We cannot forget dining in your Doylestown apartment. Soft throws over chairs and double table cloths add instant grace and flow. The peachy tones we think are, well…just peachy.

We can’t forget kitchens!  Is there such a thing as a romantic kitchen? Well, this one suits me.  Adding warm tones to your Doylestown apartment kitchen can bring some romance to an otherwise utility area. Adding warm-colored vases or canisters are a nice touch to counters.

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Framing Artwork in your Bethlehem Apartment

The latest framing trends are quite interesting, and can be easily applied to your Bethlehem apartment.  If you happen to have a nice apartment with high ceilings, which adds up to a lot of wall space, you can stack up a set of like-framed photos or paintings. Arranging vertically on the wall, instead of across its length, can be an eye-catching presentation which will fill up a blank space.

An open floor space in your Bethlehem apartment means walls for hanging artwork are minimal.  Find that desperate spot above an entrance-way is ideal for a large piece of artwork. Make sure the frame is a standout.

Displaying a piece of art between the windows of your Bethlehem apartment is a perfect idea.  Windows draw in light and create their own interest. A great piece of your own photography framed in a contrasting color will create dramatic interest in any room with light such as this one.

If you have a mantle in your Bethlehem apartment, finding the right piece and frame can be a chore.  This space can be easily filled with a large dramatically framed artwork. Idea: set the frame right on the mantle instead of hanging it on the wall, for a cool artistic air.

Check out these Larson Juhl frames for your Bethlehem apartment.

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The Arts in Bethlehem, Pa

When venturing out of my Bethlehem apartment, I discovered that the town of Bethlehem is full of artistic interests.  The first interesting find is the Bethlehem Bach Choir. Founded in 1898, it is the oldest Bach choir in America. Musical America has this quote about the choir: “Having heard the Bethlehem Bach Choir pour its heart into the master’s vocal music, one will never listen to it in quite the same way again.”

The present 95 volunteer members “sing with dedication and enthusiasm of the Bach Choir of a century ago.”  The concerts feature a full professional orchestra and world renowned soloists.  When living in your Bethlehem apartment be sure to check out this fascinating group for musical inspiration.
More information at the website.

Once settled into your Bethlehem apartment, the artist in you will have to visit the Banana Factory.  This dynamic cultural arts center includes three galleries, 28 resident artists, a glass works studio (the only one in area), The Olympus Digital Imaging Center, and the Fowler Arts and Education Center.

The main objective of the Banana Factory is to make the arts accessible to everyone.  The cultural center offers art education classes and programs for area schools.  Explore your creative side by taking one of the 200 plus visual arts classes or workshops offered throughout the year.  A children’s summer camp is also available.

If you are a film fanatic, living in your Bethlehem apartment will be a wondrous move, for the SouthSide Film Festival community is right around the corner.  The Third Thursday Film Club is a communal event designed to bring awareness to independent films.  The screenings are free and usually feature well-crafted documentary works not presented in movie theaters.  Films are usually shown at the Victory Firehouse on Webster Street.  The organization also features an annual art festival and benefit parties, a great excuse to get out of your Bethlehem apartment and join the community.  Visit the website for more info on parties, films, artists, and the 2011 Film Festival.

Are you an amateur or professional photographer?  Why not join the Lehigh Valley Photography Club?  They meet at the Banana Factory, right near your Bethlehem apartment, and offer photo-inspiration assignments to club members.  The intent of the club is for people in the Lehigh Valley community to share their work, meet each other, and discuss photo experiences. The LVPC is a member of the Photographic Society of America.  Visit here for more information on the club.

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Sights to see in Allentown, Pa

Perhaps the beauty you will find in the city will make living in your Allentown apartment all the more enjoyable. Stepping out for a walk down the main streets as night is quite lovely.

Check out the pretty neighborhoods in and around your Allentown apartment. Take a walk or a drive.

Setting our of your Allentown apartment can lead you to wonderful eating spots and shops to visit. On the days of nicer Pennsylvania weather, and outdoor cafe is not out of the question.

Allentown center square is nice place to drive by when setting out of your Allentown apartment.   Let’s head out for some fun and adventure…and feel like a kid again…

A short drive away is one of the best theme parks on the east coast, Dorney Park. Visit Steel Force, the highest roller-coaster around.  Just another excuse to get you out of your Allentown apartment.  Dorney Park, of course, is open seasonally through October. We had a blast there at night during the October haunted park special they have each year to celebrate Halloween.  Fun for all!

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The Arts in Allentown, Pa

Well, at this time of year boredom can set in as you live in your Allentown apartment, but we have artistic news for you…The Allentown Art Museum, located on 5th Street offers a refreshing change of view, especially if you are into art.  The museum was founded in 1934 by noted Pennsylvania painter and illustrator, Walter Emerson Baum.  Here you can see collections of European art, American art, and textiles.  Escape from your Allentown apartment and view the museum’s recent expansion, where classrooms and more gallery space was added, as well as a cafe, expanded gift shop, and an all new glass facade on the 5th Street side. This attraction boasts of visitors from many areas of Pennsylvania, including Doylestown, Reading, and Bethlehem.

Also now part of the Museum is the Baum School of Art, a non-profit community art school where you can spend some evenings out of your Allentown apartment and take a class. They offer over 200 for children, teens and adults.  Come and join this wonderful community.

Your musical intuition that tells you to get out of your Allentown apartment and listen to some classical live music will lead you to the Allentown Symphony Hall.  This Lehigh Valley performing arts center hosts the Allentown Symphony Orchestra where it performs its seasonal concert productions.  You can find many shows and events, including family and musical education events here that will give you something to do outside your Allentown apartment.  Check out the Allentown Symphony for more information.

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Plum Perfect

I sometimes balk at the word purple…especially when it comes to design and interior decorating. But when looking for a new theme to a room in your Allentown apartment, why not think VIOLET, PLUM, or AUBERGINE.  Lovely words.  And this couch is so elegant, not to mention the plum Shakespeare. A nice literary touch.

Love this plum color bedding idea and the simplicity of the iron bed. Check out the plum rosette bedding and many other ideas for your Allentown apartment at Anthropologie.

Add a twilight plum throw carpet to any open space in your Allentown apartment.  The shade of this one is beautiful. Find it at Rugs Centre.

One-of-a-kind decorative crafts for your Allentown apartment can be found at Etsy.com.

Plum up your apartment’s bathroom with some accessories from Debenhams.

And finally, the easiest way to add a touch of plum to your Allentown apartment is with great art.  Here, a plum art themes fashion illustration find at Mimikri Hot Couture. Click image for artist’s link.

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Apartment Inspiration

Tamara Mellon, co-founder and President of the Jimmy Choo Company, famous for its top-of-the-line chic shoes, made a move to New York City last year and her apartment is sheer inspiration…Why not take some ideas and decorate your Allentown apartment with a similar color scheme. The browns and peaces with chartreuse chairs are delicious.

and a glamorous apartment it is, to go with a glamorous woman.  Tamara had her apartment designed by Martyn Lawrence-Bullard and describes it as: “my own signature look, something that is both modern and old and glamorous, a bit of 70s but a bit minimal.” Enhance your Allentown apartment with some ques from this glam room:

Love the 70s feel here…and all the white shagginess of it all….Give your Allentown apartment a comfy feel with soft throws and pillows too numerous to count tossed on a L-shaped couch.

You can add a spark to any room, as Tamara does here with a light-up neon sign expressing “love” and splash some color in your Allentown apartment with a big red chandelier.  We love chandeliers!

And really, what could a girl want more than a closet full of Jimmy Choos? I dare you to answer that one.  And what a closet?! I wish I could fit this one, shoes and all, in my Allentown apartment, of course I’d have to get like six jobs to afford all these shoes….it would be worth it, if I had time to wear them.

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