Oscar de la Renta’s Furniture Collection For Century Furniture

Century Furniture Oscar de la Renta ZEUS Chair

Oscar de la Renta is known around the world for his exceptional designs in the fashion industry. Together with Century Furniture, he put together a collection of extraordinary pieces that he has collected over the past 40 years. The collection is several […]

Decorating With Empire Furniture

A Thoughtful Eye Blog posted some absolutely stunning pictures of Nina Griscom’s Manhattan Townhouse that originally appeared in House & Garden’s Magazine issue in October 2006. Former Ford model and television host Nina Griscom has had a passion for collecting while traveling. The hobby turned into a full time business when she opened a […]

Painted Empire Furniture

This chair is typical of the Empire period. circa 1810-1815. Of the same model as the previous chair, this armchair has all its qualities and generosity. It differs in its arm-rests, which very prettily continue the line of their curved supports, and are ornamented with a very fine sculpture of stylized lotus leaves.

This pure […]

How To Achieve A Venetian Plaster Finish

Venetian plaster is a plastering technique which uses a fine delicate layer of of lime plaster, which is then polished to give a glossy appearance. This type of finish is known as Venetian Plaster, Marmorino, and Stucco Lustro Veneziano and has been used throughout history starting in Egyptian times. Venetian Plastering was used by […]