Decorating With French Furniture

Michele Bonan's New HotelThe recently opened Marquis Faubourg Saint-Honoré, consisting of 15 luxury suites, is housed in a historic 1730 mansion that once  belonged to the Marquis de Lafayette.  Keeping a consistent palette from room to room—such as Bönan’s combination of deep-toned walls and ivory-colored
furnishings—helps a compact home feel larger. While infusing the structure with traditional luxuries, including carrara marble bathrooms and Louis XVI mantels, the iconoclastic Bönan also introduced such playful modern touches as chartreuse satin draperies and sleek, (Read More...)

Designer Hutton Wilkinson's 4 Tips For A Unforgettable Home

Hutton WilkinsonLonny’s September 2012 issue featured a spread on Hutton Wilkinson’s grand estate located in Beverly Hills that once belonged to mentor Tony Duquette. The lavish home is whimsically decorated with bright colors, rich accessories, and 18th century venetian baroque antiques.

Hutton Wilkinson gives Lonny a couple of designer tips to consider when creating a home that is unforgettable:

1.  Layer your rooms; don’t just paint them. Paint your walls, then cover them with fabric, (Read More...)

Louis XV Style

Louis XV style swept France during the years of 1730-1775 and has remained popular ever since. Louis XV style has been known to have a soft appeal, often generous with its curves and delicate features. In fact, Louis XV furniture is known for its unbroken curves. Everything is curved, even the architecture. Louis XV desks are quite hard to find in any local area, which leads many people online to search them out. In the past, a kitchen table was where everyone gathered to eat, play games and learn. It was the most functional pieces of furniture of the typical family home, today it is the desk. With Internet strapped to everyone’s hip, a nice desk is worth the investment.

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French Styled Louis Desks

French 19th Century Louis XV Style Bureau PlatThere’s literally hundreds of different desks available in today’s market. So which one will you choose? If you are like me, you are grown past the stage of throw away furniture that features composites and plastics, and are opting for quality furniture. Once you see antiques, you will never go back, because they are built to last.

Most antiques are hand crafted, than the modern day practices with mass production. French Louis Desks are the most glamorous choice out there in comparison to most (Read More...)