A skirted dressing table, draped in yards of gathered fabric, creates a feminine look in a room. Dressing tables originated in 18th century France and provided the lady of the house a special place to apply her cosmetics and perfumes although those were often elaborately inlaid mechanical tables with special drawers and fold-away extensions. Now sometimes referred to as a … [Read more...]
An Interview with Rachel Ashwell
Shabby Chic's Rachel Ashwell has a 7th book showcasing homes in the US and UK. Rachel Ashwell: Shabby Chic Inspiration and Beautiful Spaces is a new book that features quintessential Shabby Chic spaces that found their way into Rachel’s vision. Consider Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne's dining room with simmering silk wallpaper [top], an elegant background for blue silk curtains … [Read more...]
How Romantic is Your Bedroom?
Eight ideas for a more romantic bedroom the moment you are redo-ready. Valentine’s Day is always a good moment to pause and look around and a time to think about a more romantic bedroom. For me, the master bedroom is one place in the house that’s hardest to change because Mr. AM – who rarely weighs in – has his opinions about our room. Although it was painted more than a year … [Read more...]