One of the most neglected areas in planning a home is the correct use of lighting. Most Architects and Builders (sorry) are high hat happy! Don’t even let me get started on where they place the switches and outlets, not … Continue reading
A 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
Now this is a twist on wood paneling! The Ikibana Restaurant absolutely floored me with its beautiful use of wood in its design. Check it out for yourself!
When creating the warm and inviting home that we all strive to achieve, the initial concentration is nearly always on the floors and wall spaces of the rooms. It makes sense! These aspects of a room are what we see first, they are what draw our immediate attention. But what about the important element right above our heads? Think of the ceiling in your room as one more canvas to design, and a way to completely tie a room together.
Here are some things you may not have realized about that blank ceiling above your head, and some sources of inspiration for your upcoming project!