Monthly Archives: June 2014

Let me entertain, and introduce you……

I am always on the search for interesting sites and blogs that feel the same way as I do about beautiful furniture with designs rooted in tradition.  So you can imagine my pleasure when I stumbled upon a new blog entitled French Pemberley.  Like myself, the owner of the blog, Katie, is a lover of all things french and English, supported by her English born husband and her love of travel.

Her blog is a collection of… Continue reading

Easy tips for beach and cottage style decorating

As the song lyrics say “Summertime and the livin’ is easy”  and so is your home decor with these relaxed and casual decorating ideas for beach or cottage style design.

You don’t have to live on the water to enjoy the casual style associated with beach or cottage living.  Giving your home that relaxed and “beachy” feel is easy, as you can see by these simple suggestions:

Who is the fairest wall mirror of all?

Mirrors are one of those magical little accessories that carry a big punch in home decor.  We offer a variety of sizes, shapes and styles of wall mirrors that, in many instances are pretty enough to be called functional art.

Mirrors can brighten a dark room, reflect a beautiful view for double the viewing pleasure or provide the perfect spot for last minute touch-ups as you dash out the door.  Some styles offer additional storage space, full-body viewing… Continue reading

Take a trip to the islands—the kitchen island, that is.

While not as relaxing as a trip to a tropical island, the kitchen island is a true workhorse.  This multi-purpose piece not only provides additional work space and storage but, in many cases, it also acts as an eating surface, homework space or gathering spot during a party.

Like an island in the ocean, a kitchen island is a separate piece of cabinetry that is not connected to other countertops and cabinetry; it stands all by itself in the… Continue reading

Now I know my ABC’s of decorating: I is for inspiration

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Do you ever wonder where interior designers, artists or furniture and fabric manufacturers come up with their ideas?  How do they choose a color scheme, for example, or decide on a particular style or pattern?  While everyone is different, the answer is usually “inspiration”.  Designers, like artists, writers and other creative people usually find inspiration in many different areas.  For example: