Created by artisan glass blowers, hand painters and iron workers, our new collection of decorative art glass accessories from Mathews & Co. is sure to add a dazzling element to your decor. The Couleur art glass range boasts vibrant and colorful vases, glass panels, bowls, plates, vessels and other artist signed pieces. Choose from the…
Using wrought iron corbels for your kitchen counter helps provide the necessary support that keeps your counter strong and sturdy for the years to come. Generally, any counter top that has a hangover of more than eight inches should be supported with corbels. And if your countertop is of a heavy material like granite or…
In spite of changing times and evolving opinions on style and art, some motifs never find their popularity fading. These classic looks continue to inspire and delight new generations thanks to their versatility and beauty. One such style is wrought iron, as this material has continued to be a popular choice for home decor even…
Professional home decorators understand the value of choosing the right accessories to create the best design elements for an elegant country home. Hand-forged wrought iron pieces are often selected because of their classic beauty, easy maintenance and interesting decorating concepts. Whether the remodeling project involves a formal dining room, casual kitchen, elegant bath or outdoor…
Ever wondered why some homes feel a little cozier, more inviting than the others? It isn’t a question of having a sprawling space, the latest home entertainment system to impress guests, or a set of furniture in every room in the house that seems straight from a stylish brand’s catalogue. Guests generally feel more comfortable in homes that project a lived-in feel—proof that the homeowners themselves, more than anyone else, embrace and enjoy living in the confines of their own homes.
Candle holders are an ever popular accent for any interior. Candle holders are as old as time itself, their presence in the home has been centuries old even though their role evolved from a necessity to a decorative item.
Wrought iron candle holders blend well with all sorts of interior inspirations, from the classic to the contemporary, every interior accept a wrought iron candle holder as a beautiful accent.
While you can get glass/crystal or porcelain candle holders as well, there is something about a wrought iron candle holder that separates it from the crowd: a touch of timeless elegance and long lasting beauty.
When singer and actress Ashlee Simpson listed her 7,100-square-foot villa in the Beverly Hills Post Office area for $3.69 million in spring of 2011, realtor.com posted 20 photos of the fabulous Mediterranean style house on its website. With five bedrooms, six and a half baths, a pool and spa, media room, meditation room and breath-taking views of canyons, mountains and greenbelts, the listing was sure to go fast.
Not surprisingly the listing agent, Sotheby’s International, reported the house had sold by June 2011 for $3.475 million, not too far off the asking price in a slow real estate market. While we’re sure the meditation garden and gourmet kitchen had plenty to do with the quick sale, what really attracted us about the photos of Ms. Simpson’s home were the many and varied uses of wrought iron. From the railing on the second-floor balcony to lighting fixtures and accent pieces, wrought iron is a repeated decorating theme throughout the home.
First-time visitors to the Eiffel Tower are surprised when they see this mass of steel curves, scrolls and other delicate ironwork. How could anyone make lace out of steel? French engineer Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel did, earning the title of “magician of iron” after the tower’s 1889 Parisian debut, reports Biography.com.
Eiffel — like blacksmiths and ironworkers centuries before him — knew that, behind its rock-hard exterior, wrought iron could be as beautiful as it was functional.
Wrought iron coat trees and stands are an essential part of any organized home. Providing easy storage and access to your coats, jackets, hats and other clothes that you need to grab when going out, a wrought Iron coat tree makes it very easy to store away bulky clothes that would otherwise clutter your wardrobe.
While you can opt for a wooden coat tree or stand as well, wrought iron offers a much better option. Besides being sturdy and long lasting, wrought iron coat trees and stands are much more stylish than their regular wooden counterparts. The beauty of a Wrought Iron piece is that you can forge it into any design you like and still not compromise on the piece’s stability and functionality.
Decorators and celebrities love wrought iron because it makes any space feel timeless and luxurious. There are a variety of architectural styles, from a Mission style house to a Craftsman cottage or Northwoods lodge.
Jeffrey Lubell, founder of True Religion Brand Jeans, says that wrought iron is one of the key design elements used in his Mediterranean style beach home. Lubell currently has the stunning, 3,000-square-foot Manhattan Beach property on the market for $10.5 million, according to Realtor.com.
Among the ways architect Louie Tomaro incorporates decorative wrought iron in the home is with an eye-catching railing that serves as a statement piece on the beautiful curving staircases in the house. The house’s interior railing also emphasizes the curved balcony that overlooks the ocean.