Get that look! Versailles Style & Marie Antoinette as Icon

Hall of Mirrors Scene from “Marie Antoinette” 2006, directed by Sophia Coppola Versailles Hall of Mirrors, my photo taken 2001 I have finally seen Sophia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette and it was wonderful to see scenes shot in Versailles. I was there in 2001 and the “Louis” style is truly one of my favorites. I really … Read more

Theme decorating

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A common musical style is known as “theme and variation,” in which a theme is established and then re-created with variations in rhythm, style and color. Each variation is a different “take” on the same theme. Home decoration can be approached in much the same way. For instance, the “nautical” theme is very popular. Each … Read more

Matching Furniture – Avoid the Matchy-Matchy Look

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What do we think about matching furniture sets? Please, no! The hallmark of good interior design is the coordinated balance of materials – creating a symbiotic relationship between all the elements. Each piece should complement the other. But, matching furniture sets – particularly upholstered sets – are too much and really quite boring. Even if … Read more