Posts Tagged ‘Perfect Nights Sleep’

The Kitchen is the heart of the home

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Lets face it… we all live very busy lifestyles filled with schedules and deadlines. We hurry through our days just trying to get everything done on time. Its a miracle that we still manage to find time to spend with our families and loved ones. So where do we all seem to congregate for these precious moments? The heart of the home… the kitchen. Many special hours are spent in our kitchens cooking, baking, eating or just socializing with the people we love most. The modern American kitchen serves not just as a functional room in our homes but also as a gathering place for the family.

As seen in Atlanta Magazine!

Here at Atlanta Interior Design by Locklear Interiors, we believe that the recipe for a perfect kitchen includes great design, warm hospitality and timeless beauty. Kitchens are one of the most valuable investment rooms in your home, so isn’t it well worth it to create a beautiful kitchen that will last for years to come? Commonly, homeowners see as much as a 90% return on their kitchen renovations when selling their home! Let our talented and experienced design team lead you through a kitchen remodel that will bring your family joy and create a smart investment for the future!

Online Design from Locklear Interiors!

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Introducing a new division of Atlanta Interior Design by Locklear Interiors! Locklear Interiors Online is bringing a whole new concept to the table… creating beautiful and affordable designs via the internet. This interior design service has been created to give everyone the chance to have access to stylish and affordable interiors. This is a great option for do-it-yourself enthusiasts and anyone not located in the Atlanta area that desires to work with one of the top interior design firms.

Living Room Scheme Board

The first step is choosing what room or rooms you wish to be redesigned:

Living Room

Bedroom

Dining Room

Study

Family Room

Great Room

(presently all kitchen and bath designs are available through the full service design department only)

We will need the following information from you the client:

1) What is the room used for? Who uses it? How much is it used?

2) Are there particular colors that you wish to use in your space or spaces?

3) Are there any specific requirements that you desire?

4) Measurements of the room (instructions on how to measure will be provided upon receiving payment)

5) Eight photos of the room (instructions for taking photos will be provided upon receiving payment)

Master Bedroom Scheme Board

After receiving your photos, information and payment, we will send you the following:

1) A scheme board with paint colors, wallpaper, flooring, window treatments, fabric, furniture and lighting

2) A furniture plan of the room(s)

3) A design package with swatches and samples to help you with implementation

Starting at just $1250 per room

And remember, every space has the opportunity to create a whole new lifestyle!


Our website is currently under construction, so please call (770) 992-0318 or email locklearinteriors@comcast.net

“The Custom Coverlet”

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Want to take”transformation” a little further?

Atlanta Interior Design by Locklear Interiors has another exciting idea to share with you… Have you seen our Custom Coverlets? They are cutting edge, unique and guaranteed to thrill you! These coverlets are hand crafted by our local artisan and feature a full gathered skirt. Other finishing options include buttons, florets or tucks for added interest and originality. Each custom coverlet is uniquely designed and patterned to fit your style. Add similarly designed shams and you might never leave the room !

Call for more details and let us design a custom coverlet for your Master Space !

This is “transformation” at its finest!

We are just a phone call away 770-992-0318

Silk Sheets – Do You Know What To Look For?

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

In recent years silk sheets and bedding sets have grown in popularity and are more commonplace on the shelves of retailers than ever before. This is mostly due to advances in bedding manufacturing techniques borrowed largely from the modern cotton and polyester trade.

With more and more retailers stocking silk bedding sets alongside the more traditional cotton and polyester sets, we have noticed some wildly varying pricing schemes. Some silk bedding sets can be more than the price of others, but yet they look almost identical. So how do we know we are getting a good deal or purchasing inferior silk that wonít last?

There are three main things to look for in a silk bedding set. They are:
1. 100% mulberry silk – Mulberry silk is made up of one continuous strand of silk and is the best possible silk for bedding. Many bedding sets are made up of Tussah or wild silk. This silk is not continuous, but rather made up of broken strands of silk. Only 100% mulberry silk can offer the continued durability and uniformity required in a silk bedding set.

2. Momme weight – Momme is the measurement used to weigh silk. The higher the momme number the more silk has physically gone into the item and therefore the more durable the silk will be. 12-19 momme weight is ideal for silk bedding. Momme weights of lower than 12 are mostly reserved for clothing and silk ties. The higher the momme number the more silk you literally get for your money.

3. 400+ thread count – Although not as important as the first two points, thread count is still important when choosing silk bed linen. A thread count lower than 400 will directly effect the durability of the bedding set. Generally the closer the weave the longer your bedding set will last.

It is worth pointing out that with silk you get what you pay for. Cheap silk bedding sets will almost always not be able to live up to one if not all three of the above requirements. Purchasing a cheap silk bedding set is a false economy, as the items will not last. Silk that has met these three basic requirements and is properly cared for will outlast cotton and polyester sheets, proving to be both a luxurious and cost effective investment.

To summarize: When looking for a silk bedding set always insist on 100% mulberry silk, a momme weight of 12-19 (19 being preferable) and a thread count of 400 or higher. Silk bedding sets that meet these requirements are true examples of the best silk bedding sets have to offer – pure luxury.