Tuesday, March 24, 2015

GENIUS FLOR - Flooring Tiles

Since I am living in a Maine cottage....
there is mud, and salt etc in the winter months.
There is not much pavement here.
Need I say more.
It is a 3rd world!!!!
Trust me on this-
it is in every way.
No shopping, 
The contractors / handy men are working with an IQ of 72 ....if that.
So
YOU BETTER KNOW HOW TO DO IT YOURSELF.


Now where I work they sell carpet tiles.
But these are GLUE down.
This is not for me ,
I have a beautiful wood floor.
The above example is what i will use in my family room,
the TV room off the kitchen.

You can design your own floor on their very friendly planner as shown above


The great thing about carpet tiles is this.....
if you get a stain just replace the tile.
This is what I love.


You can build carpet style you want.
They even have a sisal look carpet. 


They have chevron tiles as well ,
but only in grey.


And for a childs room.....what could be better?






Here is how you put it together.....
Sticky dots that do not stick to the floor-
Just to the back of the carpet tiles.
What could be better??





go here to find out more:
http://www.flor.com/what-is-flor/

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Follow your bliss which does not include Maine .......


I just came back from Boca Raton ( my old home of 30 yrs.)
to 
THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!


I haven't been posting because other than  5 or 6 months a year here in Rockland Maine-
it is HORRIBLE.
I hate it.
It has been pure torture in ALL the remaining months.

There is no place better to be for those summer months & fall.....
but
the rest of the time....OMG, it's the worst.

And I haven't posted because I have prided myself on being honest in all my post.
I have had nothing nice to say, 
so I didn't want to post because I would sound so NEGATIVE.

My mother reads my posts,
and I didn't want her to internalize my own mistake of my move here.
But
was it really a mistake?
My move included precious years with her.
And they have been wonderful.
But I can't HOLD UP inside the house for 6 months.
I go crazy.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I felt like an idiot when I was in Boca.
It was so beautiful.
Green & manicured.
I like manicured.
There is nothing manicured here.

I came up here to be with my MOM, 
but other than my relationship with her.............
it is the worst move I could have ever made.
I guess I needed this to appreciate where I came from.
I have learned my lesson well.

My daughter was considering a move here, and I strongly discouraged her.
It would be a career killer.
There is no work here.
No fashion.
No design.
No nothin'.
It would all but destroy her (financially, relationship wise etc etc)



SO.................
That is what has been going on with me

PS my marriage is doing just fine.
Now that he has been to Boca Raton he is not loving it here either.
Who knows what the future holds for us.



Follow your BLISS.
It's great advice,
but it would be nice if it came with
BUILT-IN-GPS.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

It's Time To Get Married


And pick up my daughter (Andi) & her sweetheart (Antoine)
in Portland Maine and drive them back to Rockland Maine.
I haven't seen her in 2 years.
We were never apart more than 2 months 
until my move to Maine.



My dear, dear and beautiful Mom!
Has been the most loving and supportive....
I don't know what I would have ever done without her.
The older I get, the smarter she gets!!



This is the church we will Marry in -
St. John Baptist Episcopal Church.
Father Peter Jenks will marry us. 
He has been great support and encouragement to me 
since I arrived on the scene.
I consider him my friend and adviser.


Father Peter


Down the street a few blocks.....
we will have lunch here.


This is David my future husband and best friend.
I am thrilled and excited for my daughter to meet him.
(We are all Aquarius)
He wants to take us all on a sail after lunch 
in the most beautiful harbor on the east coast in America.
I want Antoine to fall in love with Maine.
My daughter already loves Maine.
She has since she was 5!!


We may sail past a few of these tall ships.




David and I will take Andi and Antoine on a day trip to see Mount Katahdin.



After spending some much needed quality time with my daughter and her boyfriend -
3 glorious days!!!
I will take them back to Portland for them to spend 2 days on their own. 
I am hoping that they fall in love with Portland and move up.


Portland Maine


Portland Maine


Portland Maine 


We will all drive to NYC, dropping my daughter and Antoine off to do their own thing,
and David and I will take our first trip together as Husband & Wife.

Yikes!!!!

I am a little scared & very excited!!

xx



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Monday, August 11, 2014

Window Boxes & Faux Balconies

window boxes, faux balconies

I adore window boxes and false balconies!!!
Adding window boxes filled with flowers can radically change the facade of a building.



Beacon Hill in Boston



window boxes, faux balconies



I think the window boxes mounted on the second story 
adds charm to this already pretty home.


There is no limit to what you can use.

Just fill with flowering plants and mount to a wall, door , or a window.




window boxes, faux balconies

This really says "NYC SPRING"





window boxes, faux balconies






Faux Balcony

What could do more for a structure than a faux balcony? 

Faux Balcony

I have found a great source for both window boxes & faux balconies.
It is at the bottom of this post.

Faux Balcony

BIG BENEFIT to faux balconies:
ATTRACTIVE SECURITY!!!!











I hope all is well with my friends.
I will be getting married OCTOBER 5th 2014.
Surprise!!!

XXXX's

I have been a little distracted these last few months.
Sorry.
But I intend on getting back to posting soon.


Source for window boxes & faux balconies
HOOKS & LATTICE  http://www.hooksandlattice.com/

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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

Private Paradise

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