Father’s Day is right around the corner. No matter whether it is a basement, garage or spare room, every dad needs his space in the house to relax, hang out and pursue hobbies or sports interests. With that in mind we’ve brought you a few ideas for helping the dad in your life create his…
Floor lamps create a sophisticated look in an interior and can be used for effective lighting as well as creating cozy nooks and corners in areas that are otherwise dull. Their soft light helps add a touch of fantasy and romance. You can buy a wrought iron floor lamp that never goes out of fashion….
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…
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.
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.
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.
Wrought iron wall coat hooks and racks are a great way of storing coats, jackets and other outdoor apparel while using next to no floor space at all.
A wall coat hook can be very easily installed and almost anyone can mount a wall coat hook or rack with the mounting screws that come with it. The small size of a wall coat rack makes it very easy to transport from one place to another and the ease with which you can mount or dismount a wrought iron wall coat hook or wall coat rack makes it very feasible to take the wall coat rack with you when you are moving from one apartment to another.