The five examples in our post on how to add warmth and mood to your home with wood included photos from our clients and from other interiors. Light-colored wood and darker finish wood each convey a natural warmth but they create different effects. This picture is from our clients Jamie and Bill. They bought the beautiful dark-toned French antique buffet from us and paired it with their exposed blonde beams to stunning effect.
On a trip to deliver an antique Louis XV bedroom set to Sandy and Brent H. in Northport, Alabama, we enjoyed seeing their gorgeous collection of French antique furniture. (We also enjoyed the delicious pot roast and cake that Sandy cooked for us. There are perks to this job!) Sandy and Brent have been customers since 2010, and it was terrific to share the photos of their interior design in my post touring their French Country decor home.
Many of our clients are working on Victorian restorations and our client Sal S., a busy entrepreneur in New York, is one of them. He is doing a beautiful job restoring his Victorian home that had been neglected for years. Our client spotlight on Sal’s Victorian restoration shares how he actually took a road trip to see all our antique furniture and choose in person for his splendid Victorian dining room! Readers of our antiques and decor blog may remember that Angela M. in Texas also had a great story to tell about why she chose antique brittany furniture for her Victorian restoration.
Many of our customers enjoy travel to Europe. We wrote several posts this year about historic places to stay or visit that are decorated with wonderful antique furniture. Our post on Château de Bagnols in France provided plenty of inspiration for those of us with regal tastes, even if you don’t get to stay in this 13th century castle hotel! Closer to home, Hillwood Estate in Washington, DC, also has a fascinating story and an array of antique Fabergé and religious treasures.
We are pretty active with our Pinterest boards and we had a lot of fun browsing around Pinterest to share this post on decorative stair ideas. They turn even the simplest staircase into a unique design feature with just a little creativity.
A portion of all our sales benefit the PETS Inc. no-kill animal shelter, so we’re grateful to all our customers in 2013 who helped us help homeless pets.
I hope you enjoyed our recap of our top 12 antiques and decor blog posts of 2013, and that you and yours have a happy, healthy, and beautifully decorated 2014!
Aimee owns EuroLuxAntiques.com with her 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. Connect with Aimee on Google+ or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.