Category: Decorating

Modern Meets Classic

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

In this second look at our Florida project, we share the living room, where modern meets classic. (See the first look here!) This couple wanted to mix bold patterns and contemporary pieces with classic antiques, and Dianne knew just what to do! She started with a classic couch in a neutral pattern. The nailheads add […]

Trend Alert: Mixing Chairs

Friday, September 25th, 2015

We just finished a whirlwind 2-week install of a Florida home! In this dining room, we mixed traditional dining chairs with a gorgeous settee. The combination of classic, antique pieces makes for a modern look. The large Trumeau mirror over the sideboard gives the room depth, while the ikat curtains create interest. Of course, no […]

5 Ways to Refresh a Room

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

I love the idea of refreshing your home with new decorating ideas, giving them a lift as the new year begins and breathing new life into a space. But you can’t always buy new furniture or create an entirely new layout for a room, especially when it’s small. However, there are innumerable ways to refresh […]

6 Simple Ways to Update a Room

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

You’ve made your investment in gorgeous antique pieces. A timeless Chippendale sofa or an elegant Louis XVI commode…but sometimes you want to refresh your room. Giving a den or living room a new looks doesn’t mean that you have to buy new furniture. These 6 easy ways to update a room will do the trick! […]

The Test of Time

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

One of my favorite aspects of antiques is their timeless quality. The word “antique” inherently indicates that whatever object it is describing is old, but I love that each pieces comes with its own unique history. Refinished, recovered, restored, or still in the original form, antiques almost have a romantic air about them that is tied […]

A Fabulous French Salon

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

We call this room our salon because we think it offers an atmosphere for good conversation. Some people may refer to it as a drawing room. Whatever you decide to call it, this room is a place for gathering family and friends, a welcoming place for all who enter. Regular followers of our Facebook posts […]

Classic Country French Dining Room

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

With the mention of Country French,  most people envision a stone house with wood beamed ceilings, rooms appointed with richly carved armoires and cozy sofas, and chairs upholstered in a luxurious fabric. And of course, there would be flowers emulating a Parisian public garden and lots of collectables. Country French is all the above and much, much more. […]

Using Period Pieces with Modern Pieces to Decorate

Friday, April 12th, 2013

This photo came from one of our clients who purchased our 18th-century carved walnut wine coolers from Europe. She is thrilled with her new treasures, and we are thrilled for her. This is what we’re all about: Helping our clients enjoy their homes, helping our clients make their homes a sanctuary. This client is on […]

Decorating with English Tea Caddies

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Did you know that tea was introduced from China to England in the middle of the 17th century? Treasured, secretive as well as valued, tea used to be its own currency. The history relating to the fiscal implications of this commodity is very interesting; suffice it to say, I am glad we have it today, for […]

A Passion For French Decorating; Layering our Collections

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

The definition of romance is a love affair, and as with any romance, there must be passion. Here at the gallery, I am passionate about things that have been loved before, and, shows its history. When I am on buying trips, I never really know what I am looking for, only to find that whatever […]