Holiday-Decor and Gifts~Week One!

This Pewter Cami Menorah is cast pewter with hundreds of hand-set gray Swarovski® crystals. It is a stunning piece and would be a wonderful additonal to any holiday! It would also make a beautiful and memorable gift. It comes in a beautiful gift box!

I thought it would be fun to highlight some Holiday decor and gifts. Once a week (I hope), I will be sharing with you items that I think would be great for your home or as a gift. I know … Continue reading

Hello Labor Day (well almost)!

Summer Fall Landscape Holiday

The one thing I absolutely LOVE about living in New Jersey is that I get to appreciate all four seasons! By this time of year, I am excited for the last round at the beach and the pool. There is … Continue reading

Top Ten Lighting Tips

lighting, design, home

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

Torchère in Today’s Design

Torchere, torch lamp, light, design

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