Category Archives: decorating

Open Up Your Room with Horizontal Mirrors

Contemporary living room decor with paneled walls, fireplace mantel mirror and elegant lighting; living room design ideas; blue living room inspiration

The inclusion of mirrors in home decor has expanded dramatically from the traditional uses in bathrooms and as over-mantle mirrors. To be sure, these are still perfect locations for horizontal mirrors, but the sky’s the limit when it comes to using these decorative yet functional pieces to reflect your home’s beauty and style. You’ll often […]

Creating a Unique Home Decor

Contemporary living room decor, unique home decor inspiration; home decor ideas

When you are in a room that is filled with love, no matter what function it serves, you are uplifted by the harmony and spirit of place. By surrounding yourself with things you love, you will create a home decor for endless pleasure and felling of well-been A room is like clothing. It has to […]

Decorating for the holidays with interactive balance toys

Vintage inspired balance toys make beautiful decorative accents for the holidays

Christmas Gifts and Balance Toys Balance toys add merriment and wonder to the holidays. Vintage-inspired balance toys make beautiful decorative accents for the holidays, as well as unique and memorable Christmas gifts. Some of the best holiday memories are made when throwback decor is used to bring back those cherished memories of a simpler time. […]

Bedroom Closet

luxury closet

“Think of your bedroom closet as a secret treasure chest.” Remember, closets are small rooms, just as important as the rooms that are seen by guests. In Zen consciousness, small spaces are equal in significance to big spaces. What is seen and unseen are one. You experience your bedroom closet and storage every day, so […]

Over-Mantel Mirrors

over-mantel mirrors

The first place we think of placing a mirror is over the fireplace. In the late 18th century the invention of over-mantel mirrors launched a significant trend in the decoration of private mansions in Europe. Fireplace mantels were lowered and large horizontal mirrors, often in elaborate gold frames, were mounted above them. The facts are […]

Psychological and Physiological Effects of Colors

color; interior design and decorating inspiration

Understanding Color The great 19th-century writer and critic John Ruskin said, “Color is the most sacred element in all visual things.” Designers agree that color is the most vital and expressive of the elements of design. Of all the forms of non-verbal communication, color is the most instantaneous method of revealing messages and meanings. Color […]

Hours that Count

clocks

Blink and it’s over… That’s how people often feel about their lives. In today’s fast world, many of us find keeping the pace harder than ever. This is probably one of the reasons why beautiful clocks are making a comeback as an important design element among collectors and laymen alike. Clocks have an enduring place […]

Classic Games with Flair

games

The family that plays together stays together. The family that plays the most famous classic games from history stays entertained while being enlightened and educated. A home can never have enough classic games to choose from, but cheap, plastic board games are a dime a dozen. If you want to entertain your mind with the […]

Into the Wild Blue Yonder with Model Planes

plane models

Humankind’s fascination with flying, expressed here in the creation of model planes, dates back to well before written history. Early humans, watching the birds flying high in the sky, no doubt wondered what it would be like if we could fly, free from the bonds of the earth. When flight became technologically possible, only the […]

Increasing Design Focus with Magnifying Glasses

magnifying glass

It’s rare to find decorative objects that also perform useful functions, but magnifying glasses accomplish this task with both style and sophistication. Consider the many applications of magnifiers in adding both form and usefulness to your home’s interior. When it comes to interpreting the fine print and discovering small details, reading magnifier objects can come […]

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