decorating

Relaxing Porch Swings That Fits Your Budget and Style
| |

Relaxing Porch Swings That Fits Your Budget and Style

How to choose a relaxing Porch Swings that fits your budget and personalize it to reflect your style Nothing says Summer in the South like a glass of lemonade on a porch swing. No matter where you live, a porch swing creates a stress-free zone where you can take a little “me time.” Porch Swing…

Gothic Revival and Other Medieval Styles
|

Gothic Revival and Other Medieval Styles

Hard to believe, but there are styles other than Mid-century Modern. One of my favorite Decorating books is Decorative Style by Kevin McCloud, a set designer turned interior decorator. “The most original and comprehensive sourcebook of styles, treatments, techniques, and materials.” It covers forty styles; Classical Town Styles, Country Styles, Medieval Styles, Renaissance Styles, Victorian…

Chandeliers – Not Just for the Dining Room
| |

Chandeliers – Not Just for the Dining Room

Chandeliers aren’t just for the dining room. Hanging a chandelier in a living room or great room is a great way to express your personal style. “You can have a big, bold chandelier in a small room if you choose the right one. An all-glass or thin-frame chandelier is striking without taking up a lot…

Glass Chandeliers
|

Glass Chandeliers

I love the clear glass chandeliers I have been seeing lately! The February March 2014 Traditional Home magazine shows the beautiful home of Suzanne Kipp. I just LOVE the kitchen! “Enhanced by a pair of elegant crystal chandeliers, the all white kitchen exudes glamour.” Traditional Home February March 2014 Get the Look HGTV Magazine uses…

Early Electric Meets New Technology – WAC Lighting’s Early Electric Pendants

Early Electric Meets New Technology – WAC Lighting’s Early Electric Pendants

The new Early Electric Collection of pendants from WAC Lighting look like vintage lighting, but can use just 5 watts of energy. They all use an LED light source. They are available as single pendants, multiple pendants or with quick connects to suspend from  Track Lighting or Monorail. Socket Set & Lamp Information LEDme® Low…

Wall Sconces for a Small Bath Room
| | | | |

Wall Sconces for a Small Bath Room

Even in the smallest bathroom or powder room, good lighting and good switches and dimmers make all the difference! Once you have light control in your bathroom, you will wonder how you ever lived without it. Have one switch for ceiling lighting, whether it is recessed lighting or a ceiling fixture. Have the mirror lighting…

Step 2 – Six Steps to Your New Look – Step by Step Redecorating

Step 2 – Six Steps to Your New Look – Step by Step Redecorating

So, you have an idea file. You know what you like. You have walked through furniture stores and gotten ideas. You have inventoried what you already have and decided whether it is staying or going. 2-Develop a plan. Measure your room and put it on graph paper. Mark in the windows and the doors. Make…

Six Steps to Your New Look – Step by Step Redecorating
| | |

Six Steps to Your New Look – Step by Step Redecorating

Creating a beautiful comfortable home that reflects your taste and personality can be extremely rewarding. The secret is to take your time, make a plan and enjoy the process. 1-      What do you REALLY want? What do you want? If you don’t already have a file of pages pulled from magazines, start one now. Pull…