Painting furniture can be an outstandingly satisfying craft. You can find an old, outdated piece and breathe new life into it with a simple color of paint. Once it’s in a new space, it can brighten and invigorate it, adding charm and drama all at the same time.
Sometimes the hardest decision of all is what color to use. When you want to go bold, here are some top color choices to consider.
Emerald green is the hot color of 2013, according to the design industry. It connotes thoughts of riches and a recovering economy, and its lushness can bring a look of jewel luster into your home.
Because neutrals are still popular to decorate with, a splash of bright, bold, emerald green can be a lovely contrast against beiges and tans. (Read more....)
The beauty of the French provincial style is that it can be conformed to a number of different design approaches without looking silly or out of place. For so many decades we have seen French furniture presented in a very formal way such as you would see in an elegant refined estate home in the early 1800's. Soft pink and pastel upholstery would be featured on ornate chair frames often in luxurorous silks and satins. Silk upholstery was thought of as stately,sophisticated and impressive. It still has that general appeal today. Over the past 20 years we have seen Shabby chic force it's way into the design arena with tremendous success where white became a major trend (Read more....)
Some of the most rare french provincial tables are the refractory French Provincial leaf tables. They are quite uncommon and innovative in their design, but hardly new. Some of the earliest examples of refractory tables date back to 1600. Refractory tables have leaves hidden under the table and when pulled out, rise to the existing table top. In some designs, both leaves meet in the center of the table and can be flipped over which serve as the leaves. Refractory leaf tables are often seen as an extra thick table top, in comparison to the tables with removable leaves which involve physically pulling the apart the table from each end. These tables have additional leaves apart from the table and require manually inserting the table leaves into the middle section to extend the table.
Over the years of (Read more....)