While watching one of my favorite movies, I was trying to figure out if it was one of my favorite movies because of its unbelievable storyline, amazing characters or the home’s decor! If you don’t already know the movie, the … Continue reading →
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 pair of carved wooden torchères flank a doorway in this elaborate Louis XV style room.
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 →
I am attending an event soon (hamptonsheartball.ahaevents.org) with my boyfriend and the theme is “Chic Cocktail – 70’s Inspired-Glitter & Sparkle”. While desperately researching what we should wear and not look silly, I couldn’t help myself but look at the … Continue reading →
A client of mine asked me to take on the task of designing her dining room, and I happily took on the project. I love doing dining rooms! Their primary purpose is to bring together family and loved ones to eat and celebrate being together. We live in a world that is in a constant state of come-and-go, so having a dining space for the people you love to stop and come together is (at least in my opinion!) very important.
For the color scheme, we decided on a caramel and green combination with a hint of gold for an air of elegance. The photo above shows what we are working with (sorry for the cell phone quality photo). Here are some more of my favorite uses of caramel and green together…