Agate is a natural mineral with beautiful bands or stripes. It is a type of Chalcedony, which is Quartz.Continue reading
One of my favorite decorating books is Signature Style: Creating Beautiful Interiors from Traditional Home Books.
The book is about finding your own approach to design. All of the interiors are Traditional, but the eight different designers have very different approaches.
There are a lot of photos, as you would expect. But the designers explain their process. They let you know what to look for in each photo. Continue reading
November 2014 Redbook has a great article in the Design School series.
Make any room feel bigger
Tiny space? No problem. Listen to this wisdom and you’ll swear that someone snuck in and added some serious square footage to your home. Continue reading
Log Cabin Lighting – Rustic Chandeliers
You really don’t have to follow any rules when decorating a log cabin.
“Until the 1930s, most retreats in the Rocky Mountains were decorated with either mission or Victorian furnishings.”
Rustic Traditions by Ralph R. Kylloe
Just as now, people followed their taste. Often lighting was designed by the architect to fit the proportions and scale of each room.
The new Early Electric Collection of pendants from WAC Lighting look like vintage lighting, but can use just 5 watts of energy.
They all use an LED light source. Continue reading
So, you have an idea file. You know what you like. You have walked through furniture stores and gotten ideas. You have inventoried what you already have and decided whether it is staying or going. Continue reading
Creating a beautiful comfortable home that reflects your taste and personality can be extremely rewarding. The secret is to take your time, make a plan and enjoy the process. Continue reading