Furniture

Bedroom

March 24, 2019

Full Beds Campagne Bed The Campagne French bed is aptly named for it reflects so well the style of the grand French country homes.  The style is just between the Louis sixteen and the directiore with its carve elements, square panel and cut curved corners. An antique painted finish would suit it perfectly with either…

Dining

Dining Tables Bordeaux (Avignon) or Louis Fifteen Style This dining table is in a classic French provincial Louis style. By French provincial we mean it has simplified carving details and shapes, and is less elaborate than the more formal Louis style dining tables. Features of the French provincial style are cabriole legs with carved bead…

Lounge

Daybeds And Sofas Louis Fifteen Daybed This is the classic French Louis daybed sofa was originally designed to let the aristocracy take a nap. It has high sides, a deep seat, carved timber frame and a quintessential French provincial look. Depending on the finish and fabric you choose it can be made to look like…

Lighting A-Z glossary of terms

March 4, 2019

A Accent lamp Eludes bright warm light and creates visual interest in a room. Antique Finish Wiping dark pigment over the surface of timber or metal to create the appearance of being aged, used or antique. To tone, distress or give the surface a patina, a crackled varnish or a tinted wash. Ambient lighting General…

Intro and general tips

March 3, 2019

Lighting has significant impacts on the mood and success of your interior. We advise not leaving your lighting decision to the end of a redecoration or renovation. No matter how wonderful your interior design is, if it is poorly lit or over lit it can be a major downfall. Lighting design can be a make…

Lighting styles

Farmhouse The rustic farmhouse style can be found in both regional France and Tuscany. It is recognised for stone wall details, wooden beams, terracotta floors, lime-washed walls, and country furniture in both rich timber finishes and painted in antique white with colourful trims. The types of lights that would work well with this style are…

Lighting by room

Bedroom Lighting to relax Your bedroom needs to be a relaxing and rejuvenating place where you can retreat and recharge at the end of each day. When designing your bedroom lighting, think about creating ambience, atmosphere and mood. The bedroom needs to have a soft and soothing light scheme to prepare you for sleep at…

Types of lights

March 2, 2019

Chandeliers Chandeliers are ornamental lighting fixtures often made from glass, crystal or brass. They are decorative lights that hang from the ceiling by chain or wire and have multiple curved arms or ornate branches. They are often highly decorative lights that embellish a room. They come in a variety of styles from traditional or French…

Lumens and watts

Lumen is the Latin word for ‘light’. Lumens measure the amount of light produced by a light bulb – in other words, lumens measure the brightness of a bulb. The more lumens in a light bulb the brighter the light bulb will be; the less lumens the dimmer the bulb. A standard 60-watt bulb produces…