Christmas is right around the corner. What’s your favorite part of the holidays? Shopping, cooking, parties, decorating…or just the thought that by the end of it all, you will have eaten more than your fair share of cookies, pies and turkey and only a higher number on the scale to show for it. OK, that’s definitely NOT my favorite part of the holidays. Read more
The Mid-Century modern design era was around the mid-1940s to 1960s. This style was hugely influenced by Scandinavian architecture and design. Providing function and comfort was as important as form and design in the Mid-Century. Read more
During the Roaring Twenties, the United States was heavily influenced by Europe. It was a time of great innovation, new technologies and an awakening of new ideas and expression. Everything from music, dancing, fashion and design were all changed and altered. Visual arts were particularly affected; film, traditional and commercial art, to name a few. However, it was in 1929 when Wall Street crashed, followed by the Great Depression, that ended the era of Modernism. In the 1980s, it seemed to be resurrected for a time and seems to be making yet another come back in the Twenty-First Century.
Victorian design consists of elegant floral prints, rich colors, elaborate ornate posts, heavy draping and wall paper. Many people still incorporate elements of this era into their home decor. Though the Victorian style was a popular one, it was not unique. It was a result of many styles such as Italian renaissance, neoclassical, Gothic, English and French influences. The true beauty of Victorian design is the collective blending of all these historical styles which results in its unique, eclectic look. Read more