Thursday, July 31, 2014

Weathervanes Not Just For The Outside Anymore!

Hello blog readers!  

The following is from New England Home Magazine:
Weathervanes, move them into the home:

Ah, the weathervane. Traditionally known for predicting weather on barns, churches and homes, since the 1800's, these iconic pieces of art are now being used as interior design elements. Think a cow on the kitchen table instead of flowers. Use a rooster on the mantle in place of that painting of Great Aunt Matilda. Try the dresser, the hallway, even the bathroom. New England Weathervane Shop has the largest collection of working antique weathervane molds in the country. From historic to custom, traditional to modern, our 100% copper weathervanes are crafted by hand, the old fashioned way: First hammered into molds, hand trimmed and soldered. So, if you're looking for a new piece of art, think outside the cupola!


I found these beautiful and classic weathervanes featured in New England Home Magazine. They are the product of New England Weathervane CO.  They may be contacted by either;



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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Are We Vain?

Hi blog readers!

Hope you are enjoying your summer thus far! Today let's talk about one of my favorite items: mirrors for the home. Not that we are vain and like to look at ourselves, but I find decorative mirrors have always made a great statement in room design. One of my faves is a company called Carvers Guild. These wonderful mirrors are made in the United States and are available through interior designers. They are simply unique and a matter of fact, I have used them in my own home, and my client's as well. These hand made gilded mirrors are great for any space. For a recent design project a Carvers Guild mirror was the added touch in a powder room!

With that said, hang a fabulous mirror in your home and, oh by the way, being a little "design vain" is a good thing!!

Happy decorating and enjoy you summer folks!
Best,
Robin







Monday, July 7, 2014

Not a lost room!!

Hi blog readers!

Hope you all enjoyed your 4th of July holiday.

This post is about my favorite room to decorate, the dining room! It is the room in the home where family gathers for holidays or just for an informal dinner. When designing client's dining areas I really like it to be informal not over done or too fussy. It shouldn't feel like a place that is unused in every day life. If you feel like making it more formal take out your fine china and silver.

I personally have china that I use every day. Having a dining room that never gets used is a wasted space, so put out some nice china, silverware and informal table linens and invite some family and friends over for dinner!  Oh, don't forget candles!

Happy decorating!
With all the best,
Robin


Client dining room which features Farrow and Ball Wallcovering