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.The family had inherited the house from grandparents. It was furnished with many Asian things. I love how they kept the home traditional, while still incorporating Oriental elements.
Of the den, shown at the top of the page;
“…a cachepot, and a pair of ginger-jar lamps give life to the blue-and-white room.”
The Best Kind of Hand Me Downs, Elizabeth Passarella
Southern Living January 2018
The entry features two blue willow lamps.
They followed the feeling through with a blue willow shade on this lamp, next to other blue and white pieces.
A blue willow lamp is even on the counter in the kitchen.
June 2014 Traditional Home shows a beautiful home in the article Comfort on the Cape. The colors are so comfortable; described as “a serene palette.” I love the whole home. My favorite is the bedroom. Couldn’t you relax here? “In the bedroom, Reynolds departed from the cohesive design of the public spaces. The master suite…
Laura Ashley makes these photo frames in three sizes and three colors. Laura Ashley Bamboo Plated Photo Frames Traditional style with an oriental twist is effortless with our Bamboo Effect Photo Frame. In shining silver with knots of bamboo as the border, this piece effortlessly enhances any surface and helps to keep photographs safely displayed….
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 was looking for something completely different and stumbled upon this beautiful Reproduction Vintage Chinese Bamboo Birdcage. It is made from bamboo. It is rather small, only 11 ½” wide x 8 ½” high and 12 ½” to the hook. It is meant to be used. It includes porcelain seed and water bowls. I used…
This beautiful bedding has a chinoiserie toile print in cobalt blue and white on a turquoise blue green background. The Hampstead Toile collection, by the Williamsburg brand, was inspired by an 18th century English fan found in the collections of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. This quilt collection features meticulously illustrated cobalt blue follies and geishas…
The article Havens l Seaside Design in Coastal Living’s June 2017 issue shares designer Janie Molster’s secrets for outfitting a porch. “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….