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Posts Tagged ‘House Beautiful’

January 29th, 2014

The World Is Your Oyster | Beautiful Accents in Capiz, Pearl and Mother of Pearl

Key Image: The Gilded Lobster The iridescent nature of shell lends itself beautifully to so many colour schemes. Naturally whites, creams and grays come to mind but born of the ocean, blues and greens are…

January 23rd, 2014

By The Book | Home Library Decor

At the time, I didn’t realize what a luxury having to spend entire days in the library at school was. Hours surrounded by books and uninterrupted sessions of reading and absorbing. I have always collected…

November 20th, 2013

Zinc Supplements: The Essential Mineral For The Home

Zinc is a lustrous bluish-white metal. Almost chalky in appearance. When I think of zinc, I think of France – the patina of the reclaimed material adding depth to a neutral scheme – so chic…

November 14th, 2013

National Velvet: The Luxurious Look and Feel of Decorating with Velvet

There are so many associations with velvet and the cold months that are upon us – a favourite childhood holiday dress, a stocking, the runner on your grandmother’s festive table. Woven on a special loom that weaves…

November 6th, 2013

Twinkle, Twinkle | Spotlight on Chandeliers

Originating from the french “chandelle” for candle, chandelier refers to a holder of candles. The first chandeliers were quite literally that – a simple hanging wooden cross lined with candles as light source. Chandeliers evolved…