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Every Room Tells a Story if You Set the Stage

Lifestyles - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:42
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(NewsUSA) - Remember the last time you walked into a professionally designed home and marveled at its beauty? Chances are, the designer carefully planned the interior finishings -- like crown mouldings and interior doors. While trim and doors have a major impact on interior décor, few homeowners select them with the same care as their furnishings or paint.

Interior finishings are decorative interior products that create the look, feel and flow of design throughout your home. They include trim, interior doors, wall treatments, chair rails, ceiling treatments and mantels -- and they all significantly impact the design of a room. Because these products are critical to a room's design, you will notice their use in many movies or TV series, where sets are carefully designed using trim and doors -- setting the stage for dramatic stories to unfold. It's almost impossible, for example, to imagine "The Great Gatsby" or "Sex and the City" filmed with bare walls behind them. Designers know that it's trim and doors that create the character of a home.

In addition to making a space look professionally styled and creating character, these architectural elements are also functional. Interior finishings can make walls seem taller, hide seams between windows and walls and conceal flaws. When incorporated into plans early in the design process they can also help save money. The richness of finishings used on walls, ceilings and doors lessens the need to fill a room with furniture and accessories.

However, in the past, finding the right interior finishings was often difficult and uninspiring for homeowners, builders and designers. That is, until recently.

"Gone are the days of rummaging through a chaotic selection of trim and doors," says Jan Rutgers, who led the design of Metrie's (www.metrie.com) unique Then & Now Finishing Collections.

According to Rutgers, the Metrie collections of coordinated and professionally designed trim and interior doors take the guesswork out of selecting finishings. Metrie's collections are designed to blend with today's home décor styles, are sized to fit together with ease and are coordinated so that trim and doors are harmonized in design and detailing.

"Now interior finishing can be a simple three-step process: First, choose a Metrie collection that matches your style. Then select the elements you want. Finally, add personal touches like stains, paints or finishes for a cohesive, professional look and feel. In other words, finish before you start," says Rutgers.

For inspiration and design ideas, Metrie has created a library for each collection at Metrie.com/inspired-living.

Second American killed fighting for ISIS, Syrian opposition says

CNN World - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:35
An American man who died last weekend in Syria while fighting for ISIS had begun to attract the attention of U.S. intelligence in recent months, law enforcement sources told CNN on Wednesday.
Categories: International News

Alibaba rival JD.com is already a hot IPO

Business News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:39
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Alibaba is generating insane profits

Business News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:34
Alibaba may just live up to its hype as the mostly hotly anticipated IPO in history.

RadioShack in talks on cash lifeline

Business News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:22
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Should you buy ISIS? No, not that one

Business News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:17
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'Chelsea Lately's' final bow

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:59
"Chelsea Lately" host Chelsea Handler made a clean break from E! with her final show on Tuesday.
Categories: Entertainment News

Meet your new 'Bachelor'

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:59
Will Chris Soules ever love any woman as much as he loves corn? We're about to find out.
Categories: Entertainment News

Your brain on heroin

CNN - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:58
Sanjay Gupta explains what happens to your brain on opiates, the key ingredient in heroin and other powerful narcotics.
Categories: National News

Prince releasing two new albums this fall

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:56
It's been five years since Prince put out a new record in the United States, since he limited the release of his 20Ten LP, but that will change this fall.
Categories: Entertainment News

Barrymore's half-sister died from overdose

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:56
Jessica Barrymore, the half-sister of actress Drew Barrymore, died from an accidental drug overdose last month, a coroner's report said Tuesday.
Categories: Entertainment News

American journalist freed from Syria: 'I'm overwhelmed'

CNN World - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:49
After almost two years in captivity, Peter Theo Curtis is finally home.
Categories: International News

Young MSU Golf Team Looks For Continued Success

Bulldog Beat - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:45
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Coming off the two most successful years in program history the Mississippi State Men's Golf team and 12th-year coach Clay Homan are looking for the momentum to continue.

'Pretty Little Liars,' and more shocking TV deaths

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:01
"Pretty Little Liars" had a shocking death in its August 26 midseason finale. How does it rank among these other surprising TV offings?
Categories: Entertainment News

Jack Daniel's getting smacked in Russia

Business News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:00
The company behind Jack Daniel's whiskey is under pressure in Russia as Cold War-style tensions make it increasingly difficult for Western brands to operate.

45 sickened by raw milk

Health - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:59
Cases of campylobacteriosis, a common diarrheal infection, have been linked to raw milk or cream purchased at a local dairy farm.
Categories: Health

Ukraine's President urges 'resolute actions' to bring peace

CNN World - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:39
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has made a call for peace following one-to-one talks in Belarus with Russia's President Vladimir Putin over the conflict wracking eastern Ukraine.
Categories: International News

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Business News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:30
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