Tag: transitional

A Little Nookie

A Little Nookie

Four things make a great reading nook: Comfortable seating. Whether it’s an armchair, daybed, or a tree branch, make sure you can get comfortable so you can enter into your book without physical distractions. Pillows and blankets help. Excellent lighting. Both natural and artificial light […]

Four Ways to Make Your Bed

Four Ways to Make Your Bed

Making our beds is often one of the first chores we learn to do, and as adults, we either do it or we don’t (no need for confessions). If you do it, you just do it like you’ve always done it and were taught to […]

A Heady Headboard

A Heady Headboard

A headboard to end all headboards! Cindy Rinfret of Rinfret, Ltd found this antique Thai headboard and gave it a new home in her master bedroom.  Despite the large size, it fits perfectly into the design because Rinfret matched the curvilinear, organic patterns with the patterns […]

Announcing the Animal of the Year: Horse

Announcing the Animal of the Year: Horse

Happy Lunar New Year! According to the East Asian Zodiac, it’s the Year of the Horse. Yippee kai yay! Humanity’s relationship to horses is a long one, so it figures that these majestic beings would appear in our art and our homes as symbols of […]

Foyer Love

Foyer Love

A foyer is a transitional space that connects the inner world with the outer world–an extended threshold like the wardrobe in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.  As such, it is a place where adding greenery in the form of potted plants, bouquets, dried floral […]

Three Do-and-Don’ts for Angling Furniture

Three Do-and-Don’ts for Angling Furniture

To angle or not to angle? That’s a question when you have limited space (and you’re looking to maximize it), or you want to go for a more “designer” look (meaning, you’d like to do something more creative and exciting than pushing all your furniture […]