Last week I gave you a summary of six of our most popular antiques and home decor blog posts of 2014. Here’s Part 2 with the remaining six of our (and your) favorite 12 posts. It’s hard to choose just a few out of a whole year of tips about antiques and home decor, but we hope you enjoy these. Happy new year!
In our series of client spotlights showing our customers’ homes, I loved writing about Bob H.’s amazing French Renaissance castle style home in Illinois. Bob bought a set of antique Renaissance chairs from us and also an antique Renaissance buffet with a carving of a knight on horseback before a chateau.
Bob was so inspired by the knight carving that he had artists create a big wall mural of the same image, and then a stained glass window too. Check out the full post to see the mural and the beautiful window overlooking the armor in Bob’s large foyer!
Cathy B. showed us before and after photos of her game room renovation in the basement of her home on the Guadalupe River in Canyon Lake, TX. She called the pub-style bar space her “dream game room basement” and she even moved the outside staircase so it didn’t obstruct the river view. As you’ll see in the Game Room Renovation post photo tour, Cathy bought a new Ambella Home vanity from us featuring a marble top and copper farmhouse sink – it looked perfect!
Our most exciting news in 2014 was that after several years of renovating our 1920s vintage bungalow, Greg and I finally moved into it just before Thanksgiving! Thanks for all the congratulations from blog readers who have followed our Vintage Life Bungalow Renovation stories since we bought the bungalow (a.k.a. The Money Pit) in 2011.
I posted about Classic Painted Floor Designs as part of our series of ideas about creative home decor that gives a fresh look to a room but still has traditional appeal. The ideas ranged from stripes and stencils to checkerboards and chevrons. I shared tips on how to get the painted floor looks, too!
My post on Romantic Napkin Folding got a lot of shares and likes on social media. (EuroLux Home is on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.) People seemed to like the traditional appeal of these charming ideas, so I guess that elegant entertaining never goes out of style! The post was timed for Valentine’s Day but hey, we can indulge in our inner romantic any time of year, can’t we?
We want to enjoy the antiques lifestyle in every way, so I also like writing about travel to historic houses and hotels and antiques-themed destinations. Anyone who knows me and Greg knows that we love to go antiquing in Asheville, NC. We’ve even just taken a booth there at the wonderful Antique Tobacco Barn. So it’s no surprise that my post on the Biltmore House and Gardens Estate in Asheville was a stand-out travel post in 2014! The photos of this National Historic Landmark are wonderful and you can even stay at the Inn.
Finally, I have to share one last photo with you to show you the kind of hard work that goes on behind the scenes here at EuroLuxHome.com …Is it Upward Facing Cat pose? We posted this picture (and many others of antiques and home decor, as well as photos of our 8 cats and dogs who ‘help’ us in the gallery) on our EuroLux Facebook Page. Our fuzzy friends just LOVE the attention!
That’s it for our recap of our top 12 blog posts of 2014. If you missed the first six in Part 1, you can see them here. I’ll be back with new antiques and home decor posts soon to help us all live a delightfully decorated 2015!
Aimee owns EuroLuxHome.com with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or connect with EuroLux on Google+. Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.