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Flowers for every room in your apartment

apartments for rent in Stratford, apartment living, gardening, decorating, Stratford Apartments, Apartments Stratford , Apartments for Rent in Stratford , Stratford apartment rentals, Apartments in Stratford , Apartment rentals in Stratford , Stratford Apartments for RentBreathe some life into your Stratford apartment by incorporating colourful flowers and lush plants in each room. To ensure residents of the Avon Place Apartments have a living space outfitted in flowers and foliage, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has put together a list of plants that are perfect for each room.



Enhance your apartment space and add some fresh flavours to your culinary creations by growing your own herbs and spices. Rosemary, sage, basil and oregano all enjoy a large amount of sunlight and will make an excellent addition to meats, sauces and breads. Tarragon, garlic and marjoram can also be grown in the kitchen. In addition to enjoying sunlight, herbs also need humidity and fresh air. Fill the kitchen windowsill with flowering options like Daffodils, Snowdrops, African Violets and Morning Glory. For all your gardening needs, drop by Klomps Nursery and Garden Center at 3994 Perth Line 20 in Saint Paul’s Station. The nursery is a seven-minute drive from the Avon Place Apartments.



Plants that require low light and humid conditions are an ideal choice for bathroom spaces. If you’re looking for a beautiful flower that will thrive in your bathroom, the Peace Lily is the flower that comes to mind. Creamy white flowers, glossy green leaves that tolerate medium, indirect sunlight and air-purifying traits are a few characteristics of this favourite houseplant. Keep the soil slightly moist and wait a few months before repotting to ensure a healthy, happy plant. Located at 48 Wellington Street, Catherine Wright Designs currently sells peace lily arrangements and a variety of other fantastic flowers. The store is a four-minute drive and 26-minute walk from the apartments. Even in the worst light conditions the Cast Iron Plant will survive. This low-maintenance plant isn’t too picky about frequent watering and consistent temperatures. While this plant doesn’t need too much TLC, make sure to wipe down or shower the leaves with water to remove dust build up.


Living Room

Summer Snapdragons, Coleus and Areca Palm Trees are all great living room plants. Snapdragons add a subtle grape scent and colourful bloom into the space, while the Coleus plant is available in a variety of colours. According to NASA, the Areca Palm Tree is an excellent air humidifier that removes carbon dioxide and toxins from the air, with an air-purifying score of 8.5. These plants last the longest if their stems are cut and they’re placed in a vase. Drop by Al Smith’s Flowers Ltd and take a look at their colourful flower creations. Located at 583 Dundas Street in Woodstock, the store is a 34-minute drive from the Avon Place Apartments.



Breathe easier in your bedroom with plants that purify the existing air quality. English Ivy’s dense foliage absorbs formaldehyde, found in floorboards and carpet dyes. This plant is perfect for cosier spaces with minimal light. Be sure to handle this plant with care as it is known to cause skin irritation and is poisonous if eaten. Mother-in-law’s tongue, also known as Snake Plant, absorbs carbon monoxide and releases oxygen back into the air. Located at 27 York Street, Flowers on York is a great spot to pick up some colourful flowers and unique arrangements. The apartments are a five-minute drive and 29-minute walk from the store.
Give your apartment some natural appeal by placing flowers and plants all around. Located at 359-397 Railway Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Avon Place Apartments are an ideal option situated in the charming city of Stratford.



Great tools to help you pick a color palette

apartments for rent in Stratford, technology, decorating, Stratford Apartments, Apartments Stratford , Apartments for Rent in Stratford , Stratford apartment rentals, Apartments in Stratford , Apartment rentals in Stratford , Stratford Apartments for RentIf you’re looking to add personality to your Stratford apartment space, color is an ideal way to do so. Color can play a major role in adding a warm and inviting atmosphere and this is why it is important to get it right the first time around. Luckily, there are plenty of tools that have been designed for the exact purpose of helping you select colors. For those who are not sure where to start when it comes to color coordinating their Avon Place apartment, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has researched a few applications that will help you pick and stick to a color palette.



Take advantage of a community driven web app like Kuler, which allows you to browse color palettes that other users have created. You can also create your own by using the app’s color sliders, color wheel and guidelines. One of the best things about Kuler is it allows you to get color inspiration from anywhere, so you can capture colors from your surroundings or create your own color combinations. If you’re unsure where to start, browse through thousands of schemes created by the community and start using them in your apartment designs. The Kuler app is iPhone and iPad compatible.


Color Blender

Color Blender gives users the opportunity to select a preferred color and generates an additional six-color blend based on the first color chosen. This web-based app offers the perfect option for creating color palettes that can be used for web design or even for decorating your Stratford apartment. Users also have the freedom to tweak each individual color to ensure it is exactly what they want and pictured.


COLOUR lovers

Share colors, patterns and palettes and discuss the latest trends with the creative COLOURlovers community. In addition to offering a way to find a color palette, COLOURlovers also offers a space where you can collaborate on color-related topics and read articles on this very subject. Once you’ve selected the color palette you want to stick to, drop by Moore Interior and Exterior Painting located at 111 Caledonia Street to pick up all the painting supplies you’ll need. The Avon Place Apartments are a six-minute drive and 34-minute walk from the store.


Color Hunter

Find that particular color in that image that you’ve been searching for with Color Hunter. Simply, select an image that you like the look of, enter it into Color Hunter and the app will create a color palette from the chosen image. If you’re looking for color palettes, enter a specific term in the search box located at the top of the page. Use tags, hex colors or an image URL to search for that perfect color.
Feel secure knowing that the colors you’ve chosen to outfit your apartment are the perfect fit for you by using these smart applications. Located at 359-397 Railway Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Avon Place Apartments offer a quaint park-like setting and convenient access to local amenities.




Temporary Decor Tips


Williams and McDaniel Apartments StratfordApartments are a great space to showcase your unique flair and eye for style. In most cases apartments are rented, which means that no drastic design or décor projects can be undertaken. Luckily for renters, there are numerous do-it-yourself and temporary decoration ideas and techniques available. These tricks will allow spaces to be transformed without investing a lot of time or money. For those who are looking for a way to customize their Avon Place apartment and want to avoid making any permanent alterations, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel has selected a few ideas to inspire you.


While painting walls may be too permanent for renters to commit to, there are a variety of ways to make your walls more eye-catching. DIY or ready-made removable wallpaper is one option that can be easily applied and easily removed without causing damage. For those who learn visually, the Borrowed Abode blog offers a step-by-step picture tutorial on “How to Temporarily Wallpaper a Rental apartment” once you have constructed or purchased your wall designs. Residents can also decorate their walls in an unconventional manner by using washi tape. This decorative Japanese tape can be used to create the illusion of painted stripes, cover lamp bases and light switches or to decorate appliances and furniture. Apartment Therapy’s “5 Ideas for Decorating with Washi Tape” will help get your creative juices flowing when it comes to designing the look of your space. Both ‘Wishy Washi’ and Etsy’s ‘The Washi Store’ offer a wide selection of the decorative tape that can be ordered online.   


If the thought of painting and wallpapering doesn’t appeal to you, removable wall tiles are a décor item worth looking in to. Tiles adhere to walls with easy-to-remove glue and will add texture, depth and artistic appeal to any surface. There are even variations of these tiles that can be used for floors. They cover existing floor space with chic and stylish tiles and when you move they can go with you. Pick up some of these tiles at the Stratford Home Hardware Building Centre, which is eight minutes away from the apartments or at Lowes located at 345 The Boardwalk only a 39-minute drive away from Avon Place.


Once you’ve got your walls decorated just the way you want them, you can always add some family photographs or paintings for a more personal touch. Mirrors also add a nice feel to any room and can make your rooms feel bigger and brighter by reflecting light. Avoid making marks and holes in your walls by using sticky backed coat hooks and picture hangers such as Command by 3M. These wall-friendly products can be easily removed, feature slick designs and specify the amount of weight that they can hold. If you’re unsure how to use 3M’s products, you can visit their ‘Smart Ideas’ page to supercharge your inspiration. Located at 477 Huron Street Giant Tiger’s House and Home Department features framed art, wall clocks and wall stickers that will liven up your living space. It is a convenient six-minute drive from Avon Place. Located just seven minutes away at 1067 Ontario Street, Colesis another destination for adorable vases, colorful pillows or unique tabletop accessories.


Thanks to temporary decorating techniques, renters don’t need to sacrifice the style and design of their apartments. With these temporary décor tips up your sleeve there should be no excuse or reason why you can’t have a perfectly customized apartment. The Avon Place apartments located at 359-397 Railway Avenue are less than five minutes away by car. With apartments that are perfectly situated within a beautiful and serene community, Williams and McDaniel’s Stratford apartments and the areas that surround them are a stunning choice for renters.