Simply Greige

 

Mega Greige SW 7031

Mega Greige SW 7031

A friend recently asked me if I could recommend a grey color for her walls as she wanted to clean up her living room. I thought to myself, if I had a dollar for every person that asked me that question, I’d be a lucky lady. The answer does not automatically roll off my tongue because there are so many variables when it comes to grey. Hence the title of this post, “Simply Greige”.

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Top Ten Lighting Tips

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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

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