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Orb Chandeliers – Orb, Globe and Armillary Inspired Pendants and Chandeliers
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Orb Chandeliers – Orb, Globe and Armillary Inspired Pendants and Chandeliers

Orb, Globe and Armillary inspired pendants and chandeliers are oh so popular right now. These chandeliers feature a sphere made of metal surrounding visible lamps. They add a lot of interest to a dining room, entry foyer or other areas. Orb Chandeliers > You have probably seen an armillary sphere in a garden, interlocking spheres,…

Take a Bow: Ribbons and Bows, Timeless Motifs
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Take a Bow: Ribbons and Bows, Timeless Motifs

Ribbons and bows are not just for little girl rooms. This motif is timeless and works in Antique Reproduction Styles like English Baroque, French Country Style, Queen Anne and Queen Anne Revival and Victorian Style. It is a natural with any Country Style. Traditional includes a wide range of period styles. These classic pieces are…

Pineapple Lighting
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Pineapple Lighting

Pineapple Lighting The pineapple has been a decorative motif for centuries. Charles II Presented with a Pineapple c.1675-80 “Charles II, wearing star of the Garter, stands on a terrace, his left hand on hip. To the left, a man, possibly John Rose, the royal gardener, kneels before him and presents him with what is said…

Ingenious Small Spaces
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Ingenious Small Spaces

This month’s issue of Traditional home’s cover promised Ingenious Small Spaces and did they deliver! So many pictures of small houses either look completely impractical, like living in a fussy doll house or a “she shed.” Or they go to the other extreme and look like semi-glorified campers. In the feature Southern Home – The…

In Praise of the Outside Wall Sconce
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In Praise of the Outside Wall Sconce

One Easy Fix for Safety, Style and Security The front door—the gateway to your palace, casa, crib—Your Home for pete’s sake! How many hours are spent choosing the perfect color, hardware, doormat even? All with the desire to welcome,impress, and please those who enter. Lighting seems so mundane, practical, necessary… Exactly! The single pendant light…

Make any room feel bigger
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Make any room feel bigger

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. Opt for a dark accent wall-it will make that area recede and the room…

A Swing Arm Lamp Creates a Comfortable Reading Nook in a Bedroom
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A Swing Arm Lamp Creates a Comfortable Reading Nook in a Bedroom

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…

More Uses for Picture Lights
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More Uses for Picture Lights

“For the San Francisco designer, a multipurpose room doesn’t always have to be TV-centric. It can be a tranquil retreat or a great place to entertain. “Picture Light: It creates ambiance and casts a warm glow on the artwork, shelves and barware.” Instant Room by Palmer Weiss in the March 2014 House Beautiful Magazine Get…