Thursday, June 3, 2010

A new lamp for our fine feathered friends

Just when I thought I had reached my limit on bird d├ęcor, this little gem landed in my lap. The Voliere lamp is a most elegant cage of copper wiring and faux birds. This bit of whimsy is available as a pendant, table lamp and floor lamp. Not only is it super stylish, there's no newspaper to change.. Available at The Conran Shop in New York City and online.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Pick a paint for the 5th wall

Next time you're deciding on a color for a room try this: look up. It could be your ceiling that needs a new look. Think of it as the 5th wall and make it the room's accent wall. We recently painted a client’s living room ceiling Newburyport Blue from Benjamin Moore, and the results are stunning. We used a matte finish on the ceiling. A Semi-gloss or glossier paint may reflect more light, creating a the a visual "stop" that can be distracting. The painted ceiling in the bungalow/craftsman home works beautifully with the color palette we picked for the home. More on what we did with the rest of the house coming soon; until then, get a ladder and start painting up.

A few more examples of painted ceilings. How lovely!