Your entry or foyer is the first thing you, your family and guests see upon entering your home, so shouldn’t it be both welcoming and memorable? No matter whether your space is large or small, this room has a big purpose—it acts as a transition point between your sanctuary and the outside world. A…
Lighting is the most vital element in any interior. If you wish to renovate an interior and have a limited budget, your best bet is to add or alter the existing lighting of your room. The result is a complete makeover with a totally new and different look! When looking for decorative and yet functional…
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…
The new HGTV dream home is nestled in a natural habitat of regional flora, sitting in a wide open space with priceless views. The home blends into its setting well with a nature-based color palette, and appears to be waiting for visitors to come in and relax. The decor is lovely and calming, designed for…
Exemplary actor-screenwriter-director Woody Allen boasts a repertoire of remarkable films all throughout his more than five-decade career. Best known for Annie Hall, Play it Again Sam (movies that bank on his signature neurotic characters), and the critically acclaimed The Purple Rose of Cairo, Allen has also done little-known, unexpected films like Everyone Says I Love You—a musical comedy set in ‘90s New York.
In Everyone Says I Love You, the main characters live in a posh Park Avenue penthouse accented with wrought iron trimmings in every area. Along the kitchen hallway, barstools reminiscent of South Fork Branch Counter Stool offered by the Timeless Wrought Iron add quaintness to an otherwise forgettable space. The chairs go well with the chandeliers with wrought iron details dangling from the ceiling. In decorating your home, remember that even small spaces deserve great furnishings.
Looking for great wrought iron chandeliers and other lighting options for your home? Style at Home Magazine recently featured timeless, classy lighting solutions that bring an extra level of sophistication to a home or cabin. Three of the items in the magazine’s “10 Lighting Options You’ll Love” article were or could be made from wrought iron, allowing you to enjoy the artisan-crafted stamp of this unique material in a variety of forms. Many enthusiasts of wrought iron love the rustic sheen and powerful statement made by the iconic metal, and these lamps and chandeliers are sure to please.
The following lighting options, gleaned both from the Style at Home “10 Lighting Options You’ll Love” article and Timeless Wrought Iron’s classic selection, will provide inspiration for you to put a bold, decorative stamp on your living space or commercial environment.
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.
Charlie Sheen made quite a splash when the drug- and booze-fueled antics in his Mediterranean-style Hollywood mansion came to light. As a result, the new owner of the home – “Big Bang Theory” actor Simon Helberg – will likely be a much more popular tenant in the historic Los Feliz neighborhood. Helberg acquired the mini-mansion, built in 1927, for $2.9 million and now has 4,200 square feet of luxury to explore. The Los Feliz home has been on the real estate market since 2009, just two years less than Helberg has starred on the hit TV series.
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.
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.