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Sept 2015 Newsletter

Adding Natural Materials in a New Way! Check out ways to add natural wood materials to your home. Read more on page 2

Great DIY project! Make your own upholstered head board and add some colour and texture to your bedroom. Read more on page 3

Enter to win our Halloween contest

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Ronnie Vanstone is attending the largest interior design show in North America this October. She will be checking out all the new trends and colours for 2016 and bringing back great new design looks and products for our clients.

email: louise@designalley.ca - address: Unit 5B—3160 Westwood St. Port Coquitlam BC - cell: (604) 374-2336


Trapezoid Table Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese concept ‌ they believe that the beauty of an object lies in its imperfections. This natural wood furniture uses the irregularities of an organic material as its primary design element. Modern lines + organic materials = unique design.

Teak root wood combined with acrylic resin These furniture and home decor pieces made from very strong teak root wood combined with acrylic resin, makes a fabulous and unique table base. These made to order furniture pieces can be customized in cube or wood ball shapes and various acrylic colours are available. Design Alley only specs teak wood that comes from teak plantations and not from rain forest areas. Bringing wood into your interior design is one of the easiest ways to add warmth with natural materials and comes in a variety of finishes, species and applications. From flooring to ceiling beams, it can also be reclaimed and refinished from older buildings to keep its life sustainability ongoing for years in your home. For a contemporary look that is more cost effective and easy to change up as your style changes, try natural wood furniture pieces.

The beauty of natural wood can be incorporated into any design style from traditional to todays hot industrial look!

email: louise@designalley.ca - address: Unit 5B—3160 Westwood St.,, Port Coquitlam BC - cell: (604) 374-2336


Save some money and make your own fabulous upholstered headboard! These headboards can be put together in one afternoon and don’t require any tools other than a staple gun. The cost can vary depending on the grade of fabric chosen for your project. Have your hardware store cut the wood for you and then assemble everything at home. You can choose any fabric and price point you want to get the look you're going for, and the entire project should only cost around $150 (depending on the cost of fabric) which is significantly less than any store-bought upholstered headboards. What You Need: • 2 2x4s at desired height of headboard from the ground to the top • 2 2x4s for the width • 1 piece of plywood • screws • screwdriver • drill bits • 1/2" thick foam, enough to cover the plywood • batting to cover the plywood and wrap around for stapling • upholstery fabric of your choice, same size as batting or slightly larger • staple gun • staples

1. You'll want to measure your bed and decide how high you want the headboard to be on the wall. Measure from the ground up to the spot on the wall to get your height. Now measure the width of your bed and add a few inches if you want the headboard to go a little over the sides of the bed. Now you have the height and width of the frame, and you'll now need the plywood height! You also want to make sure the headboard extends below your bed, so measure from the spot on the wall where the headboard hits and measure down behind your bed a few inches. 2. In an area that's okay to get a little messy, lay down your 2x4s to create the basic frame. Place the plywood on top and line up all your edges. You want the sides and top flush with the 2x4s to create a crisp edge. Use a drill bit to create holes for the screws. Then screw each piece through. Once the plywood is securely attached to the 2x4s. Use a drill bit to create holes for the screws. Then screw each piece through. 3. Next you'll want to lay down your batting and then the foam pieces on top of that. Again, you want the foam to be flush with the edges. Even if the foam has irregular sides, get it as close as possible. The batting will round out the edges. Cut the corner pieces on angles and then tightly wrap the batting around and staple it down. Continue to tightly pull and wrap the batting around the entire frame until you have it all stapled down. Note: Do not staple the batting to the edge, only the backside of the frame. 4. Lay down your fabric of choice. Make sure the work surface is clean before laying it down, or put down a cloth or towels to protect it. Lay down the frame again with the backside facing up. Again, cut diagonally at the corners and start pulling tightly and stapling. I went a little heavier on the staples for the fabric than I did for the batting just to make sure it was safely attached. 5. If your bed frame has a place to attach the headboard, drill holes at the bottom at the same height from the ground as the holes and attach to the frame with a nut and bolt. And voila! email: louise@designalley.ca - address: Unit 5B—3160 Westwood St., Port Coquitlam BC - cell: (604) 374-2336


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Enter our Facebook Halloween contest and win a gift certificate for dinner at "Moxie's Bar & Grill" To enter: 1) Like our Design Alley Facebook page 2) Share one of our Halloween postings with your friends Winner to be drawn on Oct 30th at noon

Enjoy decorating your home this fall with some of these fun and easy DIY projects! email: louise@designalley.ca - address: Unit 5B—3160 Westwood St., Port Coquitlam BC - cell: (604) 374-2336

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