The right sort of lighting defines the entire look of an interior. A change in the lighting arrangement alone can help create a fresh and completely different look. When used correctly, lighting arrangements can help enhance the beauty of a room, hide flaws and make it look bigger and cozier. Table lamps are a very…
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.
Warm and welcoming, wrought iron table lamps create soft orbs of calming light that soften any living room or bedroom. We may think of lights serving the same purpose – to illuminate and to help us to see. However, in reality different lights serve different purposes. General lighting will illuminate an entire room, accent lighting will add tasteful glowing touches to important décor, and task lighting will help you to accomplish your work more quickly by filling your work space with light.