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Architectural Wall Decor

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Wall decor in your home should begin with you and your family and the ninety-five percent of your time spent without visitors. You build from there, wall by wall, room by room, bringing refinement and harmony through your use of architectural products. The goal in architecture and interior design is to achieve a structure where […]

Propellers – a Decorative Spin on History

decorative propellers

Looking for a way to make a room more interesting? Let your imagination take flight with decorative propellers. Considered the tires of yester yore, propellers are popular today as memorabilia pieces that honor the flight traditions of mechanics, flight crews, and pilots in battle. Adding hand-crafted WWI Propellers to a room in your home will […]

The True Importance of Wall Sconces

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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

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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

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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 […]

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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