15 Mindblowing Ways To Make Dark Interiors Come Alive

House Beautiful featured a dynamic home based around rich French design. The house belongs to Annie Brahler whom is an obvious collector of fine French furniture. She shares a love like most of us for French furnishings, and it is so exciting to see what another collector has done with her home. […]

Dark Color Schemes In Classical Interiors

Belgian Pearls blog posted some amazing pictures of photographer Claude Smekens work. His wife Magda Desmet, who is a stylist and decorator work for several renowned Belgian interior design magazines. Look at the deep colors in this classical interior. Dark gray walls and stone flooring make rich gilt furniture and accessories stand […]

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 […]

Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti’s Empire Decorated Home

Eva Jeanbart Lorenzotti founder of Vivre.com travels the world in search of artists that create beautiful home furnishings, clothing, jewelry, and gift items. Native of Switzerland, Lorenzotti set out 17 years ago for America, and since she has built a mini-empire, generating about $50 million a year by retailing luxury goods in catalogs and […]