Atlanta Homes Magazine
Buying new cabinetry for your home can be complicated and intimidating, especially if you've never done it before. You're probably worried about your inexperience showing through and being preyed upon by a commission-hungry salesperson. You're also worried that you won't know enough to make smart decisions and buy what you actually need for your remodel.
Luckily, there's a ton of information out there to help you put some of those fears to rest. You can start by learning the following lingo.
1-Piece Slab: A single piece of wood with little to no ornamentation (maybe some decorative designs carved near the edges but rarely anything more ornate). Sometimes these are called "solid wood" slabs. They are at a risk for warping over time, (Read More.....)
Traditional Symbols and Icons of India - Flickriver
Furnishing one’s bedroom is a task that some of us completely dread, and others of us relish. For those of us who relish the task, finding that perfect bedside table or dresser to complement the color palette we are using in our bedroom can bring joy for days to come.
Here, we’ll review how and which hardware is the best fit for different pieces of your bedroom furniture.
Knobs and pulls work best on dressers.
Anthropologie has a great selection of colorful knobs that can be used to customize a dresser and add a pop of color and style to an otherwise bland piece. One knob is usually best for smaller drawers, and wider drawers may require two knobs to make sure you get the right leverage to open the drawer.
Because closet doors (Read More.....)
Sola Kitchens, London, United Kingdom
Feel like your kitchen or bathroom is looking a little dull? Want to add some interest and create a new look? Since cabinetry makes up a big portion of these rooms, the way they look can really impact the overall aesthetics of these spaces. However, replacing the cabinets can be quite costly.
What can you do to add some life to your kitchen or bathroom cabinets without breaking the bank? How about adding some new hardware? Cabinet hardware is like jewelry to an outfit: It completes the look and adds a pop of interest.
If your kitchen or bathroom cabinets are in good shape, there is really no reason to completely replace them in order to get a new look. With some new hardware and a little elbow grease, you can add some life to the cabinets and give your kitchen or bathroom an updated look.
Believe it or not, the hardware on your cabinets -- the knobs, pulls, and even the hinges -- really adds to their look. Cabinet hardware comes in all (Read More.....)
This stunning chest is from Antiques on Old Plank Road. It sells for just above 19K
Classic Brass sells a wonderful Lion cup pull guaranteed to upgrade that special chest or cabinetry you are planning on making over. Classic Brass sells these stunning Lion pulls for $15.89 each, making them a stunning investment to that special family heirloom piece.
Furniture ages just like everything else...and like with most other things, you don't notice the small changes that happen to your furniture until one day, a few years (or maybe even a decade or more) down the line, you stop and say, "When did the table get so old-looking?" Or maybe someone comes over (Read More.....)
Early 19th C French Chest in Figured Chestnut Inlaid with Ebonised Stringing
Decorating the interior of the structure in which you live is that essential ingredient that turns it from a house into a home. Among the largest, most obvious and certainly the most frequently used objects that you’ll have to consider are those that make up your furniture collection.
Historically, there has always been a balancing act between functionality and comfort. But is that a war that needs to be fought? This article is an examination of ways to achieve the middle ground between looking good and feeling good.
The Matching Collection Theory
One school of thought in interior design is based in the concept of symmetry and sameness. The idea that a room should be bound together with matching furniture makes it easy enough to purchase a set of pre-ordained (Read More.....)
P.E. Guerin is the oldest decorative hardware firm in the United States, and the only metal foundry in New York City. The company was started in 1857 by French immigrant Pierre Emmanuel Guerin and is at the very location in Greenwich Village since 1892. Pierre Emmanuel Guerin was one of the pioneers in artistic metalwork in New York City. His work can still be found in various public buildings, and important residences throughout the city and the country.
“Our products can be found almost anywhere around the country,” says Martin Grubman, manager. “They’re in the White House, the Henry Ford Mansion - that’s now a part of the University of Michigan - and almost any museum. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, has our espangnolettes in the Louis XVI as well as our curtain hardware in the Early American wing. The Chicago Art Institute has our products, as well as the Louis XV room at the St. Louis Art Museum - it’s our hardware on the doors and windows.”
P.E. Guerin, Inc. has undergone a number of changes during the 150 years they have been in business. They have grown from a single location into a worldwide business that includes foundries in Valencia, Spain, and (Read More.....)
The type of hardware you select can play an important role in the overall look and design of your home. Depending on the decorating style you decide for your home, the color of finish can enhancing the decorating theme in your home. Popular finishes include Polished Brass, Antique Brass, Polished Chrome, Brushed Nickel and Oil Rubbed Bronze.
Shiny finishes such as polished brass and polished chrome have been especially popular in home decor and furniture hardware since the early nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Shiny brass, for example is a very popular choice with Regency and Federal styled furniture. Brass can be an elegant choice for mahogany, and burl woods. Brass hardware also stands out against painted furniture. Polished brass can be prone to tarnishing over time so this style will need additional maintenance. Polishing the hardware every couple years will keep this metal bright.
Lacquers can be applied to prevent tarnish as well as physical vapor deposition (PVD) can be applied to resist tarnish and corrosion. PVD is especially popular for kick plates and other outdoor hardware because it also provides higher resistance to scratching.
Decoratour Blog posted some (Read More.....)