A History Lesson

The Swirly, Curvy Bentwood Rocker

The Bentwood Rocker is one of the most easily recognized furniture. Created by  Micheal Thonet, there is nothing sharp about this rocking chair. It has a beautiful swirly curved design to it and rocks very nicely. The seat and backing are versatile, but originally started out with cane.


A History Lesson: Chesterfield Sofa

The Chesterfield Sofa is one of the most easily recognized style of all sofas. It’s got that stylish tufted back and arms with a slight rolled look to it. The arms and back rests at the same level, contributing to a look that best fits in a club atmosphere or even a library. But this sofa is also so timeless that it fits in anywhere and blends well with all types of styles.


A History Lesson: The All Powerful Sunburst Mirror

Calpella Dark Gold 29 1/4" Round Sunburst Wall Mirror

This post follows up on Reflecting on Sunburst Mirrors. I love its shape. You have the consistent circular shape at the center and its irregular but repetitive rays. It’s elegance and dresses a room up very nicely like a pair of pearl earrings. And unless you get a huge mirror, it doesn’t generally demand to be an absolute statement or center or attention in the room. Like the pearls, it generally plays well with others, which is why you will sometimes find it among a wall gallery or as a piece over the fire place. That’s why I believe sunburst mirrors will strongly continue to be a timeless home accessory.


A History Lesson: Lattice, Trellis, and Trelliage

I love anything to do with lattices and trellises and decided to look in to their history. They have a long past but I made it brief the best I could. People use lattices, trellises, and trelliages so interchangeably, I was nearly confused myself while researching the subject. Hopefully I haven’t added to the mess, but read on for my take on the subject.

Lattice and Trellis originally started out as garden features.

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