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

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Walking Stick~Decorative, Historic, Useful, Collectible. Yes, Yes, Yes and Yes!

leonardo dicaprio great gatsby walking stick cane

  Walking Sticks – Some of the most known people had them. Oscar Wilde ‘wore” one; so did Marquis de Lafayeete and George Washington; George Bernard Shaw had several; Prince Albert was never without one; and Queen Victoria had an … Continue reading

Making a Good First Impression

Old World Oppulence

Cre8tive Interior Designs

The entry foyer of a home is the first thing people see upon opening the front door. Whether it’s your in-laws, friends, or just the package delivery man, the foyer sets the tone for the design, style, and (many people seem to forget this!) upkeep of the rest of your home.

You want your guests to feel welcome upon first entering your home, and for visitors who don’t make it past the foyer, you want to make a good impression with just a glance through your open door. Your foyer should reflect who lives in your home and really stand as a way to make a statement.

Here are some of my favorite foyers–beautiful entryways to beautiful homes!

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