Tag Archives: mirrors

Townhouse Befores and Afters

A client of mine recently downsized into a townhouse and asked me to help her pull things together.   We worked with much of what she already had, but a few things were needed. This was her den soon after moving in: before She reused the paint colors I helped her choose in her previous […]

Gustavian Style

I don’t know what kind of leader King Gustav III of Sweden was, but he really had some design sense!  After spending much of his early life in the French courts of Versailles, Gustav developed a style that was heavily influenced by French Neo-Classical design, as well as Italian Classicism.  Gustavian style is one of my all-time […]

Dressing Your Mantel

The mantel over your fireplace is a great place to create a focal point, display beloved items, and show your personality.  The mantel itself can hold objects of all kinds:  candlesticks, crystal, books, pottery, collections.  Little children can’t reach, so put out your favorite breakables. If you don’t have a fireplace, you can use a […]

The Secrets of Hanging Art

Here they are.  All the secrets to hanging your artwork so that you will not be mocked for hanging it poorly: Match frame shape to wall shape.  Hang a vertical piece of art when you have a vertical sliver of wall.  Hang a horizontal piece of art or a horizontal grouping on a wall that […]