Bennett and Judie Weinstock's apartment in Philadelphia is a classic example of English decorating. The home is featured in Architectural Digest. The rooms elegantly display their collections of English paintings, decorative accessories and furniture. In their living room a Chippendale sofa is paired with George II armchairs, while a low Chinese table functions as a coffee table. Off in the corner a George I secretary displays a spectacular collection which looks to be ironstone china. The bright canary painted walls add a punch of color to this traditional home. (Read More.....)
A Regency Painted and Parcel Gilt Chaise Longue
A chaise longue is French for a long chair. This type of chair was originally patterned by Egyptians, as a combination of a chair and a daybed. There are also many illustrations of gods and goddesses longing on this type of chair in Greek art. Romans used this type of chair during eating. They reclined on this type of chair to eat their meals. As you can see, this type of furnishing has been around for a very long time. Some modern examples include:
1. Wicker – Many modern (Read More.....)
Atlanta based designer Margaret Kirkland is featured in the November 2012 issue of Home Beautiful. Her work has a traditional classic edge and often features a generous amount of high quality antiques. Margaret established her own firm in 2010, and has a great portfolio of English styled homes.
In 2011, Margaret Kirkland was awarded the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center’s (ADAC) “Rising Star” Award for interior design. Also Margaret Kirkland was named “Next Wave” designer by House Beautiful, Kirkland appears in the November 2012 issue of the magazine.
Over the course of thirteen years Margaret Kirkland has worked on many projects including a renovation of a historic hunting plantation, the transformation of a small carpentry workshop (Read More.....)
Tom Scheerer is one of America's favorite designers. His design style always sides on classic arrangements that are upscale with a comfortable approach. His work has appeared in the top design magazines such as Elle Décor, House & Garden, Architectural Digest, and House Beautiful, which includes him annually in its list of America's "Top 100" designers. After graduating with a degree in architecture, Scheerer formed a design partnership with now famous designer Jeffrey Bilhuber. It was no surprise that their interiors landed in every national magazine in America. Then in 1995, Scheerer formed his own Manhattan-based decorating firm, and since then has been tremendously successful.
He has always emphasized color and texture over purely decorative. Fussy furniture (Read More.....)
Jamb has established a worldwide reputation for dealing in superior quality antique fireplaces and having one of the finest reproductions collections. Their reproduction chimneypieces are made by highly skilled craftsmen who use traditional 18th and 19th century techniques and use the finest marble and stone to produce a beautiful authentic appearances.
Jamb also produces a collection of reproduction lighting, furniture and garden ornaments.
Here are just a few of their amazing reproduction furniture pieces:
A mahogany settee in the manner of George III, the Augusta sports an elegant, serpentine shaped upholstered back and over-scrolled arms. The exquisite padded, cushioned seat rests on an (Read More.....)