Ship Lights – Three Styles
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Ship Lights – Three Styles

Ship Lights 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…

Medieval Influence on Arts and Crafts Style
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Medieval Influence on Arts and Crafts Style

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…

Tribeca Living Catalina Collection
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Tribeca Living Catalina Collection

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. It has a stylized floral pattern in deep and vibrant blue hues on a true white background. The pattern looks like an old damask…

What is the difference between Art Deco and Art Nouveau Lighting?
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What is the difference between Art Deco and Art Nouveau Lighting?

Art Deco and Art Nouveau are related styles. Both styles were popular when interior gas and electric lighting first became more easily available. Art Nouveau Lighting Art Nouveau lighting incorporates elements from nature. This style has organic lines and motifs like leaves, vines, flowers, birds, insects and sea creatures. Colors are muted and natural materials…

Adjustable Arm Sconces for the Bedside
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Adjustable Arm Sconces for the Bedside

Good Housekeeping of May, 2018’s regular feature Your Home is on Dreamy Bedroom Updates. It has great bedroom ideas with photos of large sumptuous bedrooms and tiny bedrooms with ideas to make a small space practical and sumptuous. Subscribe to Good Housekeeping Magazine > One page is given to wall mounted lamps for the bedside….

Louis Ghost Chair by Philippe Starck for Kartell
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Louis Ghost Chair by Philippe Starck for Kartell

This month, April 2018, Southern Living has an article Work in Progress about the home of Houston designer Meg Lonergan. She “turned her humble Craftman home into a colorful testing ground for her latest decorating ideas.” The dining room has what looks like Louis Ghost Chairs by Philippe Starck for Kartell. I went on Pillippe…

Bedroom with Ethan Allen Robyn Sleigh Bed
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Bedroom with Ethan Allen Robyn Sleigh Bed

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. You always worry about the quality…

Chain Pliers

Chain Pliers

If you are hanging your chandelier yourself, you really ought to have chain pliers. The tips open the chain link easily, without scratching it. The grooves on the other side of the spring close the link again. They don’t cost much and they will keep you from damaging the finish on your chain and save…