Art Deco and Art Nouveau are related styles. Both styles were popular when interior gas and electric lighting first became more easily available. Continue reading
Good Housekeeping of May, 2018’s regular feature Your Home is on Dreamy Bedroom Updates. It has great bedroom ideas with photos of large sumptuous bedrooms and tiny bedrooms with ideas to make a small space practical and sumptuous. Continue reading
Fifteen years ago, maybe more, I saw a little Blue Willow table made out of ceramic at TJ Maxx. By the time I thought about it and decided I couldn’t live without it, it was gone. And I have repented ever since.
Every time I see one in a picture on someone’s porch, I wish I had bought that when I saw it.
Well DUH! There is nothing you cannot find now. I went on Amazon. It’s just a matter of choosing the one I want.
You can spend a lot if you want. This Pierced Garden Seat from Ethan Allen is beautiful! Continue reading
This month, April 2018, Southern Living has an article Work in Progress about the home of Houston designer Meg Lonergan. She “turned her humble Craftman home into a colorful testing ground for her latest decorating ideas.”
You can have the look of a real British Phone Booth with these fun recreations. They are available in a lot of sizes and a lot of prices.
Harper Blvd OS1367ZH or Southern Enterprises AMZ1367ZH Red Phone Booth Storage Cabinet
Looks just like a real British phone booth, but it’s really a cabinet! Continue reading
Wouldn’t it be great if a light came on when you opened your pantry? Like the light that comes on when you open the refrigerator? Wouldn’t you love to have a cabinet door light switch like the light switch in the fridge door? Continue reading
The January 2018 issue of Southern Living regular series Home & Garden, Beautiful Spaces – Inside and Out, Before & After shows how decorator Allison Allen transformed a 1951 Atlanta house in the article titled The Best Kind of Hand Me Downs. The article is by Elizabeth Passarella with photographs by Hector Manuel Sanchez. Continue reading
I thought I would share one of my favorite decorating books, New Swedish Style by Sasha Waddell. In the section What is Swedish Style? The chapter Light and Lighting describes the elements of Swedish lighting. She first discusses letting in the sun, light colored surfaces, mirrors and window treatments. She next comments on using candles. Continue reading
Are you trying to get a lot of light where you want it in your kitchen? One option is track lighting.
Just replace whatever light is already there with track. You can aim the light wherever you want. You can even add more light.
You don’t want to overload the circuit. It’s not just annoying to be constantly popping breakers, it really is a fire hazard. Check how many things are already on that breaker. How many watts are on the light you are replacing? You know you can go that high. With new high efficiency LED lamps, you can get a lot of light with very little electricity.
House Beautiful October 2017 Article The Experts: Instant Room quotes Richard Keith Langham, author of About Decorating on his design for a “mountaintop spot for fall fetes.”
“A copper lantern illuminates an octagonal wooden table.”
The Experts: A Cozier Dining Room
Richard Keith Langham
House Beautiful October 2017