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
French Country style is warm, comfortable and easy to live with. And, surprisingly, it works great in an open floor plan. Continue reading
If you’ve ever wanted a ceiling medallion, now it is easier than ever to install one! With new two piece ceiling medallions, you no longer have to remove the light or ceiling fan! Continue reading
House Beautiful June 2017 regular article Master Class is by Vern Yip.
Vern Yip On Perfect Measurements
“I used to be a premed student and was deep in that world of science and math,” says the Atlanta designer. “I’m still equally left- and right-brained. People often tell me they feel design paralysis, thinking designers are magical unicorns pulling things out of the clouds – we are not! So much of what we do is standardized and logical, especially because most people don’t buy custom furniture. Whether you rent a studio or own a 60,000-square-foot mansion, these rules on dimensions are universal: You can lay out a solid floor plan.”
“The key to keeping them beautiful year-round, says designer Janie Molster, is using materials that stand up to salt air.”
She lists ten points and her second point is “Balmy days need good breezes. Even on the water, fans are porch essentials for good air circulation. Choose damp- or wet-rated ceiling fans in hues that blend with the architecture…”
The May 2017 issue of Coastal Living carried the article Coastal Twenty 1997-2017 What’s Classic Now by Betsy Cribb and Ellen McGauley. In it they say; “The coast has its own elements of style – a library of looks woven through the homes that rise up from the shoreline. Here, we’ve celebrated 20 enduring design ideas that define today’s most beautiful beach houses.” Continue reading