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                     "Attitude is a little thing....which makes a big difference"

                                                                                                                                                                                Winston Churchill


                             A NEW FLAME.....gaining in popularity!! 

The new 'bioethanol'  flame....sparking widespread interest worldwide!  Ventless fireplaces, inside or out, require no chimney or gas lines. The fuels burn smoke, pollution or odor.  The wide variety of styles and sizes make sitting by a fire on a cool evening....a luxury we all dream of....or simply give us the aesthetic appeal we can enjoy!

                                                                      What is Bioethanol?

                                             Bioethanol is a denatured alcohol also called Methylated Spirits

Bioethanol - or simply 'ethanol' is a renewable energy source made by fermenting the sugar and starch components of plant by-products - mainly sugarcane. It is also made from corn, potatoes, milk, rice, beetroot and recently grapes, banana and dates...... depending on the countries agricultural strength.

Today, bioethanol has many uses: It is blended with petrol to make a truly sustainable transport fuel, it's used in cosmetic and other manufacturing processes, and it creates the clean burning, beautiful dancing flame in our fireplaces.

                                                                                                   Many interior & exterior design elements available!

       Small patio living!! 

      Generational APPEAL!

                                  !!PORTABLE PANACHE!!



 Firepots are the hottest thing going in outdoor living!!!  Bioethanol burns 'clean'...and produces a smoke free flame. The attractive ceramic or clay pots add interest to your outdoor experience and burn for several hours without refilling. Convenient and easily portable. They are made in all different sizes to fit your lifestyle!

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                                                                       Color Splash!

          Straight from the hottest runways  and prestigious International Furniture Fair, here are the newest colors of 2015.....

                               -  The 2015 hues have been cast with shadow and mystery.  Navy sinks into the obscure depths between blue and black.

                               -  Luscious raspberry and deep grape are the berry colored forces that  bring this palette to the edge of Gothic glamour.

                               -  Change your traditional garage sale FIND into a surprising new dimension when painted with a vivid coat of  marsala.

              -  Medium and dark gray are the balancing act in this scheme with raspberry or marsala...a replacement for black to support deep accents.



                                  P I N T E R E S T....Everything!

 PINTEREST....a link to peruse interesting recipes, design trends,                     architectural  phenomenons and world-wide destinations....

   ....all products & recipes personally selected and destinations visited....  


                              Paula E Broghammer, Allied Member ASID

            Custom Image Interiors

   We inspire by our design at a time!


                                            Dreamy Headboard!

     Soft, stylish and as whimsical as you wish, interesting headboards are making a heyday!   You can use them in any kind of room just by varying the fabric and shape.  This classic Camden Headboard is fabricated in full grain aniline leather.  The frame is generously padded for comfort and covered in a stitch panel design. A buttery soft texture and glowing refined patina, gives this versatile headboard a rich look.  





                                           On a Roll!

 Using this rolled, richly tufted leather headboard is inevitably the focal point in any bedroom.   Placing this in a guest room is an inviting way to say "welcome".  The height gives extra drama... and fabricating a bench in same fabric gives additional interest to this tailored design.

                  !!!!!!!!GOODBYE GERMS AND BOTTLES!!!!!!!!A Green and Sanitary Faucet !!!!!!!!

Did you know....from Miscea....???    This product gives you the function of a faucet and combines it with a soap dispenser. Its interactive, glass engraved LED faucet head dispenses water together with your choice of soap.  Touch free for optimal hygiene, Miscea's electronic dosing saves water and other dispensed products.   The  sensor technology also allows motion controlled  temperature adjustment. The size and aesthetic value work with either residential or commercial application.  Check it out @


                                  A look inside.....International Market Square .....Minneapolis......

FABRICUT FABRICS has emerged as one of the largest textile distributors in the world.  Complementing its wonderful value in the Fabricut Brand, they have expanded by acquiring the sophisticated look of the Stroheim line, the contemporary and contract look of S. Harris and the elegant luxury of Vervain. It is truly a complete selection that offers any style at any budget.

"When choosing fabrics for a client's project, I often specify Fabricut Fabrics.  The fabrics are versatile, of great quality and pleasing pattern compliment all architecture elements".   

                                                                                                                                                          Paula E Broghammer, Allied Member ASID                                                                                                                                     


                                                                                    $$ Introducing....BAKER CLASSIC VALUE UPHOLSTERY $$

                    Baker Furniture is known for "quality" throughout the world.  An array of styles awaits you!!

 Timeless silhouettes with countless        options at introductory prices! 

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SIMPLY BAKER...provides unparalleled value..paired with in-stock frames for QUICK delivery!    Hundreds of fabrics!


               The Bill Sofield Collection...tradition infused with modern flair!

The beautiful eclectic round table with leather enhanced a perfect modernistic statement for this formal dining room in this soft contemporary home.  This collection is so 21st Century, don't you agree?

                                                         !!!!!!REINVENTING RUBBISH!!!!!!

Rubbish, from California based Minarc, is composed of old tires melted down into a sleek 1/8" thick material that can simply be stretched over a form to create an unique sink structure.  Rubbish uses less than a pound of rubber per sink, for a shallow,  sloped surface which can be directly adhered to the cabinet for an undermount..or framed in aluminum.  The sink, completely recyclable, is available in a single basin of 3' or a double basin for 5'.  For information, contact


        SISAL RUGS....a Natural Choice! 

Sisal and other natural -fiber rugs are gaining popularity..and have evolved from lakeshore and beach house flooring to a must have in home decor!  Many options available!   For an updated under a cocktail table or use as runner!!


SISAL...dress them up...dress them down!  Layer with your favorite colorful area rug!! Classic..Casual!


                                    Sisal  speaks to a casual lifestyle...  

Sisal is the strongest of fibers. Perfect for high traffic areas..especially stairways...don't use in bathrooms or bedrooms because of barefoot comfort. Stains should be cleaned immediately...but sisal is very forgiving! 

Placing a textured solid or fun patterned fabric border around the sisal is a way to customize and bring additional color into your room. 

When repairing concrete....try Quikrete's Concrete Crack Seal.  This caulk like filler is a concrete repair dream because it goes on smoothly and matches the standard concrete color dead on.  It has a polyurethane base, so if the concrete continues to move, the patch won't fall into the crack.   Terrific FIND!!


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                                                      Paula E Broghammer, Allied Member ASID