Ralph Lauren used to make some beautiful Chinese style collections. There were a few of them; Dorsey, Tamarind, Palm Harbor, Jobs Lane, Nanking Dragon, the Archival Collection and some variations on those names. Continue reading
I would love to have Blue Willow accessories in the bathroom. That sounds pretty easy, doesn’t it?
Not as easy as it sounds.
This is what I have been able to find.
This isn’t Blue Willow, but it is blue and white and has a vaguely Asian design to it. The reviews go both ways. Some people love it. Some people hate it. The price is right. Continue reading
Maritime-style is a brilliant character builder. Metal cages protected the glass in rough seas, but they come in handy in family retreats, too, where beach gear and games roll in and out like the tide.
Summerhouse Style Guide
Rachael Burrow and Ellen McGauley
Coastal Living July/August 2008
This month’s issue of Coastal Living has a great article, Summerhouse Style Guide, “From pretty painted floors to colorful marine collectibles, here’s a look at some of the classic ingredients of these nostalgic weekend retreats.” Continue reading
The Arts and Crafts Movement borrowed extensively from other cultures and periods including medieval Europe.
The Victorian Gothic revival movement began in the late 1740s. It started with reproducing medieval Gothic. Neo-Gothic buildings used decorative patterns, finials, lancet windows, moldings and other architectural features from the Gothic style.
This house draws on many features of Gothic decoration. Continue reading
Tribeca Living has a beautiful blue and white pattern named Catalina. The collection includes sheets, curtains, duvet covers, bedspreads, shams and Euro shams, dust ruffles and coordinating pillows in various shapes. Continue reading
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
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
Did you know you can order Ethan Allen furniture on Amazon?
The sleigh bed is a traditional romantic style that will perfectly suit your bedroom. The Robyn Sleigh Bed has the traditional higher headboard, coupled with a lower footboard. They’ve added a plank design for a subtle farmhouse touch. Continue reading
These fireplace screens are a perfect accent! Whether you choose a fire guard made of metal, glass, or wire mesh, a fireplace screen can be an attractive and practical part of your decor. 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