HGTV PRESENTS: THE COUSINS TOUR IN ASIA

ANTHONY CARRINO AND JOHN COLANERI MAKE THEIR FIRST APPEARANCE IN THE PHILIPPINES TO PROMOTE AMERICA’S MOST DESPERATE KITCHENS.
Many say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, but with all the cooking, chopping and eating that goes on in there, many kitchens need an overhaul. Enter “The Cousins”, John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino, who rescue desperate homeowners by surprising them with stunning kitchen makeovers.

PHILIPPINES,  17 APRIL 2016 – Home and design enthusiasts like me was able to get up close and personal with co-hosts and best friends, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri as they made their first appearance in Asia. More popularly known as “The Cousins”, John and Anthony was in Manila to promote Asia’s first and exclusive premiere of America’s Most Desperate Kitchens on HGTV.

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Organizing Your Laundry Area

Whether you live in a condominium with an enclosed laundry area, or a house with an open one, here are some tips on how to keep this area of your home from becoming a mess. Washing and drying can be a breeze if this place is organized and clutter free. Let’s start with the place where you segregate your clothes. You can hang hampers for easy sorting.

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Or put baskets inside a drawer to keep them out of sight.

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Please read the rest of this blog here.

Decorating your Bedside Table

When decorating your bedside table, things tend to get cluttered as it is soooo tempting to just put all of your favorite framed photos and decorations on it. Stop right there!

Here are some bedside table decorating rules:

1.  Follow the RULE OF THREES. 

Here is the basic idea of the rule. Objects that appear in threes are more appealing, memorable and effective than other number combinations.

So I did my own version of this rule. I grouped together 3 objects that make me smile —- a photo of my daughter, a silly looking Buddha and a small vase with Lavender. I wanted them to be of the same color to keep everything in theme.

2.  PROTECT the table top from common objects you place on top of it.

I added a multi-purpose tray to protect the wood from stains that can be caused by my morning cup of coffee or a glass of water.  I also sometimes use it as a catchall for my watch, earrings, clips and other small objects.

3.  Use FELT PADS.

Now to make sure that my decoration doesn’t scratch the surface – which can sometimes happen during cleaning or simply just moving things around, I use felt pads.  Just stick them under!

I bought grey ones from National Book Store.

I also found these black ones from an Asian home store. 

 

Good luck with your own bedside table decorating!