French Provincial Bedroom Decoration Tips Categories: Home Improvements

If you want to enter a 18th century French province the moment you enter your bedroom, then this article is perfect for you. These days, people seek for the elegance and romantic appeal of the 18th century France. To achieve this, you might think of furnishing your bedroom with French furniture that exudes the elegance and subtleness. Furnishing your room this way doesn’t have to be tiring if you follow these simple steps.

Before starting your project of furnishing the house, do a little research. Find out something about the French furniture, decorative items and colors that represent the era. French furniture can be recognized by elaborate carvings, gilt-like detailing and carved paneling. Find some photos of the furniture on the internet to see what you like and want.

Concerning colors, you should paint your room in pastel colors, such as cream, white or beige that represent the French style. If you want to paint your room in soft green or pale blue, then try balancing it with dark and rich furniture. The decorative items should also be in balance with the ambience of your room. You can use wallpaper instead of painting the room. If you do that, make sure they are European-inspired mostly seen with pinstripes, plaids or designs of toile. But if you still want to paint the walls, choose the color that is subtle.

The furniture of your room should exude the charm of the old days. Everything that is in the room should remind you of the French province.

What is a must in this kind of room is a four-poster bed. It should have narrow columns, intricate carvings and ornate headboards. The bed can be in ivory tones or of solid cherry wood. You should decide what suits your room better. These beds are quite expensive, but you can satisfy yourself with a replica of a low price. The most important thing in the bedroom will be classic armor which you can easily find.

Decorate your windows with draperies with French flair. You should pair them with fanciful tiebacks and iron rods. These draperies will always look appealing no matter how modern your shutters are. Our advice is to find draperies with floral or toil motifs, or of a damask pattern.

Place a rug under your bed, but make sure it is of the same color as your draperies and linen. There are rugs with alluring designs that can make your room even more charming.

To emphasize the charm and a rustic feel of your room, hang decorative chandeliers, and place potteries into your room. You can also place lamps with figurine like base.

A good idea is to place pillows on the furniture. They have a lot of details on them, such as trim, piping and embroidery.

For more information, search the internet. You can find many interesting ideas there.

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How Real Swiss Cheese Is Made Categories: Travel and Environment

Swiss cheese is a generic name for several related varieties of North American cheese which resemble Emmental cheese, a yellow, medium-hard cheese that originated in the area around Emmental, in Switzerland. Some types of Swiss cheese have a distinctive appearance, as the blocks of the cheese are riddled with holes known as “eyes”. Swiss cheese without eyes is known as “blind

Three types of bacteria are used in the production of Emmental cheese: Streptococcus salivarius subspecies thermophilus, Lactobacillus and Propionibacterium(Propionibacterium freudenreichii subspecies shermani). In a late stage of cheese production, the propionibacteria consume the lactic acid excreted by the other bacteria and release acetate, propionic acid, and carbon dioxide gas. The carbon dioxide slowly forms the bubbles that develop the “eyes”. The acetate and propionic acid give Swiss its nutty and sweet flavor. Historically, the holes were seen as a sign of imperfection and cheese makers originally tried to avoid them by pressing during production. In modern times, the holes have become an identifier of the cheese.

In general, the larger the eyes in a Swiss cheese, the more pronounced its flavor because a longer fermentation period gives the bacteria more time to act. This poses a problem, however, because cheese with large eyes does not slice well and comes apart in mechanical slicers. As a result, industry regulators have limited the eye size by which Swiss cheese receives the Grade A stamp.

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The Ghostly pictures of Abandoned America Categories: Photos

A fascinating series of photographs has captured the ruins, relics and in some cases early rejuvenation inside abandoned buildings and train stations across America.

For six years, Cleveland, Ohio photographer Brandon P. Davis, 26, has researched old spaces, taking sombre yet breathtakingly beautiful pictures of their interiors, which have long been forgotten by their human inhabitants.

In one poignant image, dusty books lay abandoned on the floor of Detroit’s Mark Twain Library, which was closed in 1996 for renovations and never reopened, while another shows hundreds of cracked ceramic plates piled high inside the derelict Shenango ceramics factory in New Castle, Pennsylvania.

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