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Types of Art Deco Architecture

Art Deco design

Stepping Type of Art Deco Architecture Art Deco architecture consists of three main types: zigzag, classic moderne and streamline modern. The first type to appear in America was zigzag (or stepping) and it is best understood when looking at the skyscrapers of the 1920s. Zigzag is used in Art Deco architecture to make qualities of […]

The Feng Shui of Crystal and Light

The Feng Shui of Crystal and Light; smoke crystal creates an arresting blend of elements and colors. The facets, sharp corners, and edges of the vase are softened by its contents

The tradition of feng shui is one of aesthetics: alignment and orientation, in addition to beauty and harmony. The term, literally translated, means “wind-water” in English. Like the flow of music, the principles of achieving balance in this way are expressed inflowing energies resonating throughout a human-made structure, such as a house, tomb, or building. […]

Expressing Yourself with Crystal Accessories

crystal accessories; ri-set of crystal candleholders. The champagne and smoke finishes on the diamond-like facets creates an arresting blend of elements and colors. The defined edges are highlighted by the contents of a taper candle. When grouped together, this set creates quite the lustrous trifecta.

Picking out decorations for your home is so much fun because you are genuinely able to express yourself as an individual, couple, or family. People opt for all different types of decor from truly traditional to completely modern, and you’ve likely considered a few different styles. Have you ever thought about crystal accessories, though? Well, […]

The True Importance of Wall Sconces

wall sconces; Collection of beautiful hand-crafted sconces in antiqued brass, polished nickel and silver finishes available at InvitingHome.com

In the hierarchy of lighting fixtures, sconces take an honored place. Nevertheless, the wall lighting fixture is a first (not counting a bonfire) artificial interior lighting. Burning branch assembled by caveman in-between rocks on the wall, not only help him to draw but for the millenniums became a symbol of welcoming and cozy home. After […]

Beautiful Candle Sconces Make Decorating A Breeze

candle sconces

Candle sconces used as primary sources of lighting for pioneer homes during colonial times or for castles during ancient and medieval times have been around for many years. It has only been in more recent times, especially since the invention of and use of electrical lighting, that sconces have been relegated to a more decorative […]

Perfect Sconces for Any Decor

sconces; wall decor with sconce

Incorporating exquisite sconces into a home is both fun and exciting; however, it also takes a bit of planning. When installing sconces a few things you should consider are whether or not your sconces require electricity, which design matches your interior best, and how much light you will need. Many older homes were not built […]

Light Up Your World With Beautiful Sconces

sconces; this gold leafed iron wall sconce has two lights and an antiqued mirrored back plate

Sconces Origin The sconces are the first artificial interior lighting. It all started with the burning branches being propped in between rocks in the interior of the cave. While sconces always had a clear-cut purpose of providing light, they always let in a feeling of coziness and warmth. Whenever anyone imagines a castle, they still […]

Incorporating Sconces into Your Decor

decorative wall sconces

Of all of the choices in lighting fixtures, wall sconces go back the furthest in time. From illuminating the corridors of ancient castles to brightening up the walls in today’s homes, sconces can add both beauty and functionality to every room. Wall sconces bring both a historical element and an unexpected elegance to a wall […]

Adding Touches Of Elegance with Pedestals

Italian pedestals - hand crafted Italian pedestals

Whether decorative pedestals for the home are simply designed or elegantly crafted from materials like Valencia marble, solid carved woos, and gold leaf, they add a uniquely classical and elegant touch to any decor. Pedestals give a room that unusual and visually inviting appearance that is always so beautiful to look at, along with being […]

Choosing The Right Furniture

Elegant contemporary interior with contemporary furniture, lighting and decorative accessories; interior design ideas; decorating inspiration

Most people associate comfortable furniture with soft cushions and pillows, but there is another dimension to comfort that involves emotional comfort as well as physical solace. Look around some beautiful houses. Other than the upholstered furniture – sofas, love seats, chairs, and ottomans – most of the furniture will be direct, firm, softened only by […]

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