Spark Saves Your Sanity

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Q: So I was just in my kitchen baking a cake from scratch and wondering to myself. . . where can I possibly receive free advice to help me in my decorating dilemmas? I get stuck obsessing over paint colors and picture placement until I simply can’t sleep at night (unless I take an Ambien). What can I do?

A: Never fear, retro lady! The savvy girls at Spark will be happy to ease your mind. When a question pops up about anything remotely related to interior decorating or outdoor landscaping, give us a jingle. Our Thursday posts are reserved for reader questions, no matter how big or small. You can even send us a picture of your room or point of angst to illustrate your query. Remember, there are no silly questions. . . only silly people who don’t take advantage of this Q & A forum.  So contact us now and hear from us next Thursday!

Music Bouncing Off The Walls

Music Bouncing Off The Walls

Grab your hammers and  picture hooks, kids!  Give your walls a new twist in 2011 with these silkscreened posters featuring music lyrics & fab typography over at Music Philosophy The talented creator of these marvy hits is based in the UK and introduces himself and his work thusly: “Hi. My name is Mico. I am [...]

Oh so campy!

Oh so campy!

Camping or glamping? My huz and I have been discussing low impact ways to build a vacation home on our sweet little lakeside plot in Maine. We’d like to pitch a tent to get used to the land and its quirks while we do our planning but, between you and me, I do not relish [...]

A Little Art Collection

A Little Art Collection

Just adore these original little oil paintings by artist, Tarra Lyons. Her mini artworks are just perfect for adding a twinkle to a bare wall. I would love to see a teeny grouping on a huge expanse of wall for big contrast or one or two hidden inside a guest-room cabinet or even the back [...]

Seen Around Town

Seen Around Town

I spotted this fantastic chair at Caffrey’s Furniture on Burnet. I was immediately drawn to the wonderful combination of colors.  And i love how somewhat autumnal colors can still be light and delicate. This chair features 8-way hand tied construction with hardwood frame.   Upholstered in Linen Viscose Fabric:  Euphoria Natural.  (Love the name!)  Can [...]