Accessories Category Archives

The Transformer

I am not talking about the comic book character, the transformer, rather the underrated lampshade. I was recently preparing for an install of a few new pieces of furniture that were going to blend in with some of the client’s existing pieces.  Among those existing items was a nice metal floor lamp and a lovely pair of table lamps.  My first reaction was to  “transform” …

Fabulous Finds

Anyone that knows me well knows that I love jewelry.  Scouring flea markets, antique malls, estate sales, and the occasional thrift store has been a favorite past time for me for many years.  It is not uncommon for me to go off track in the antique shop looking over jewelry displays when I am supposed to be researching and shopping for my own projects!  Nevertheless, jewelry brings me …

Pieces From The Past

My roots in Arkansas and Texas take me to some of the best antiquing in the south.  I’ve spent many a day working the New Orleans shops and bargaining with dealers all over the Dallas and Houston areas to name a few. Buying a vintage or antique item is fun!  There is almost always a story or history to share.  If not, there is the …

Freeze Frame

I have clients ask me all the time about framing their family photos that they want to hang together all in one space.  Many times I will accompany a client with their millions of photos to the frame shop, but if they want to tackle this project on their own, I offer up this one rule of thumb.  Color consistency.  Freeze any and all other …

Gold Digger

I am crazy for anything in a gold metal finish these days ranging from faucets, hardware, lighting, jewelry, and even my latest iPhone. I’ve always loved a “living” finish on metal.  The living finish refers to an unlacquered metal usually bronze or brass that patinas with use and exposure to the elements.  The living finish is unpredictable and that is what is so lovely and intriguing …