Tag Archives: living room furniture

Hurricane Lamps

hurricane lamps; Solid white marble and polished brass are the perfect pairings in this sophisticated hurricane design

Hand-Crafted Hurricane Lamps Hand-blown glass or crystal hurricane lamps can turn any moment into a celebration, especially if you would like to have a variety of decorative hurricane lamps. You can display your hurricane candle lamps virtually anywhere – on the table, floor, fireplace mantel, and shelves. Hurricane lamps add light, energy, color, and luxury […]

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 […]

Not Your Average Bookcases

Cambridge bookcase features a striking library ladder, offers a multitude of large and small drawers. This bookcase designed to fit in rooms large and small. Cambridge bookcase carries solid bronze hand rubbed polished hardware; available at InvitingHome.com

As more people shift from working in an office to working at home, the necessity of creating a useful working space without taking away from the comfort of the home becomes more apparent. A home office should not merely be a utilitarian room carved out of the home, it should a comfortable and welcoming space […]

Mirrors and Interior Design

mirrors; This unique mirror utilizes multiple styles, methods and materials to create its stained antique finish. Its solid glass bubbles are hand-applied, while the splattered antique finish is a product of a reaction between the raw glass and a chemical solution. Can be hung vertically or horizontally and we think it would be great in pairs. Features a security cleat attachment. Finish may vary

There are places in the house where quality mirrors are not only functionally appropriate but can be a focal point of an overall design. How gracious it is to enter or leave a house that has a large mirror in the entry hall. The formality and beauty of framed decorative mirrors with gold leaf finish […]

Mirrors and Home Accessories

decorating with mirrors inspiration; mirrors and home accessories

Mirror, Mirror, on the wall… Its function is obvious: to reflect the image of the one who looks into the glass. In interior design, a mirror has many more functions. Mirrors are used to reflect light, making a room appear brighter, and as a result, larger. Mirrors are sometimes used as purely decorative elements, with […]

Framing Mirrors

framed mirror

Custom framing of mirrors opens up a world of possibilities. If you do decide to go this route, the only caution is that if you’re unaccustomed to having frames for mirrors custom made, know that it takes a leap of faith. When you are buying mirrors that have already been made, you can decide whether or not you like it before you buy it

The History of Mirrors

Mirrors Gallery, Palace of Versailles

The history of mirrors starts in the III Century B.C. Most ancient mirrors were made from metal and had a round shape. The backside of the ancient mirrors was beautifully embellished with ornamentation. Mirrors were made from highly polished bronze and silver. The first glass mirrors were invented in I Century by Romans. From ancient […]

Choosing Mirrors

The art of distressing requires immense skill as evidenced in this handsome transitional mirror. Once the weathered gray finish is applied, each piece of cut wood is brushed in detail, adding a natural look to the frame’s modern silhouette

Consider the shape of a mirror when deciding where it should be placed in the room. Mirrors shape can play a significant role in the overall ambiance in the room. Strict geometric shapes of the mirrors often imply rigidity. Curvy, rounded shapes of the framed mirrors can have an opposite effect. Unless a room’s style […]

Mirrors Scale

This extra large wooden mirror is hand-carved to create the fluted starburst pattern that surrounds the beveled glass, which is then clad in brass sheet. This mirror is the perfect dramatic focal point in any large space. Finish may vary. Features a security cleat attachment

If the ceilings are high, you might look at the heavy framed mirrors that will be in keeping with the other moldings in the room. If the ceilings are low, a narrow mirrors profile that delicately frames the glass might be your choice. The same scale relationship is true of space between windows. If a […]

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