One of the goals we all want to reach in creating a dream dining room is making the space so comfortable and inviting that family and guests alike will linger long after a meal over coffee or dessert and good conversation. Chairs, both side chairs and dining armchairs, play a big part in an enjoyable…
Today’s dining armchairs bring a myriad of styles and materials to the table and the dining room, breakfast room or eat-in kitchen. No matter the look you’re going for, there’s a chair style and material just right for your home. From wood to wrought iron, acrylic, fine fabric, leather and more, interesting materials abound as…
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.
Today’s homes are filled with families enjoying decor that is both beautiful and functional. Interior designers are often plagued with the problem of making a home warm and inviting, while utilizing items that will last a long time. Wrought iron has regained its popularity due to a charm and durability that goes back several centuries. The average American family has a busy lifestyle between work, school, extra-curricular activities and play. A fast-paced living environment deserves to look great with a comfortable atmosphere.