Singeries aka Monkey Mischief!

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Typically seen on the walls of decoratively painted rooms, Singeries featured monkeys aping humans, dressed in ornate costumes and performing human tasks. Today, you can also find Singeries on tapestries, fabrics, wallpapers and painted on furniture. With its whimsical design, these … Continue reading

Torchère in Today’s Design

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A pair of carved wooden torchères flank a doorway in this elaborate Louis XV style room.

torchère or torch lamp, is a lamp with a tall stand made of wood or metal. Originally, torchères were simply a candelabra, usually with two or three lights. When it was first introduced in France towards the end of the 17th century, the torchère mounted only one candle. When the number of candles were doubled or tripled the improvement was regarded almost as a revolution in the lighting of large rooms. Continue reading

10 ways to make or break your friendship with a creative person

This was an interesting blog to say the least.

10 ways to make or break your friendship with a creative person.  Beautiful Hello Blog

Friendships take work.

Heck, all relationships take work, am I right?

But what if you’re in a friendship (or any other kind of relationship) with a creative person?

Sounds exciting, right?  Open minded discussions, exciting adventures, picking up on the energy & passion that surrounds the creative process, an excuse to go to fancy galleries openings, loud concerts, and posh parties…

Ah, what a life!

…But what if your artsy-besty doesn’t call you back for a week?  What if they actually seem to have forgotten about you altogether?  What if they’re rude for no reason?  What if they get strangely emotional?   What if they have a hard time hanging out with your other friends or doing some of the things you like to do?

None of these things mean that you are less of a friend in their eyes.  In fact, if you can stick through these things along with them (listening…

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Questions for Interior Designers to Ask

Having been in this industry a long time. I wish someone would have given me a list of questions or a guideline of what to ask a potential client from the beginning. I know that I certainly have not covered … Continue reading