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Use a Lantern Over a Table
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Use a Lantern Over a Table

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 A lantern can make an ideal statement…

French Country Style – The Salle, a Historic Open Floor Plan
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French Country Style – The Salle, a Historic Open Floor Plan

French Country style is warm, comfortable and easy to live with. And, surprisingly, it works great in an open floor plan. “The one room that these homes were sure to have was the salle, which served as a sort of kitchen-cum-living room. All the activities of a household – from cooking and eating to gathering…

Classic Coastal Style Lighting
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Classic Coastal Style Lighting

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…

Express Your Style with Outdoor Lighting
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Express Your Style with Outdoor Lighting

Take time to select exterior lighting that really enhances your home. From the time you pull up to your home, your exterior lighting sets the tone. Modern or Contemporary to Beach, Rustic or Historic styles, your lighting reflects your personal style and taste. What style is your home? Coordinate with the architecture. Or add style…

Coordinate Your Metal Finishes
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Coordinate Your Metal Finishes

From traditional to eclectic, no matter what style you choose, coordinating your metal finishes can make all the difference in pulling a look together. There are more choices than ever in metal finishes. Brass, bronze, chrome, nickel and stainless in bright polished or matte brushed finish, each sets its own style. Then there are custom…

How to Easily Install a Ceiling Medallion
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How to Easily Install a Ceiling Medallion

I love the look of traditional plasterwork and millwork. Now, you can get the look of fragile plaster in molded polyurethane – lightweight, easy to install and surprisingly inexpensive! You can install a ceiling medallion as an architectural focal point to your dining room, entry, bedroom, even over a bath! You really can get a…

Bath with Glass Chandelier
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Bath with Glass Chandelier

House Beautiful issue for December 2016/January 2017 feature The Essentials: Bath of the Month shows a spectacular glass chandelier. These chandeliers are absolutely timeless. “A midcentury Murano smoked-glass chandelier at the bath room entrance sets a glam scene.”   Glass Chandeliers, Traditional & Contemporary Venetian Chandeliers Venetian chandeliers feature intricate arabeques of leaves and flowers…

Kitchen Pendants
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Kitchen Pendants

This months article the best of The Best in House Beautiful, November 2016 recommends: 79. Kitchen Pendants Statement-making versions are the new paradigm for lighting an island. There are so many styles to choose from! This eat-in kitchen with Tech Lighting Antique Bronze Two-Circuit Monorail with Tortoise Shell Ovation Pendants with Iron Wrap Accessories and…

Go Natural! Summer is the Season for Wicker, Rattan and other natural materials
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Go Natural! Summer is the Season for Wicker, Rattan and other natural materials

Go Natural! Summer is the Season for Wicker, Rattan and other natural materials. The latest issue of House Beautiful July/August 2016 regular item The Best features Natural Wicker and Rattan. Not just for Summer, these natural materials can add a comfortable, casual style to your home year round. Check out these ideas! Natural Transitional Pendants…

Chinoiserie Style
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Chinoiserie Style

This beautiful dining room (House Beautiful December/January 2014) has hints of Chinoiserie Style with oriental lanterns in front of the mirror on the buffet. The china is a fanciful Oriental landscape and the flatware is gold bamboo. The lighting is a beautiful traditional crystal chandelier. There are a lot of options or Oriental, Asian and…