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Philadelphia Lighting Store - Fixtures Add More Than Just Light

Posted May 15, 2013 by Gloria Esposito
Arteriors Home , chandeliers , classic floor lamp , Design Tips , eccentric lighting , interesting light fixtures , light art , Luxe Home Philadelphia , Philadelphia lighting store , Philadelphia Lighting stores

Philadelphia lighting stores have realized  the days of simplistic overhead lighting and bedside table lamps are long gone. It’s not to say  that simple lighting is not worthwhile. It's just that these days lighting fixtures are not only an obvious source of light but they've become a trendy accessory.


Fashion and Interior Design - Runway Rooms

Posted September 14, 2012 by Gloria Esposito
Color Selection , Color Trends , Contemporary Furniture , Design Tips , fashion and interior design , How to Choose Color , Interior Color , Modern Furniture , Paint Color

Fashion and interior design have always had a connection but never have they been more in sync than in the past few seasons.  Fashion colors and silhouettes change seasonally whereas, traditionally, interior colors are updated every 4 years.  This is all changing now – the modern consumer is used to, no make that expects, immediate gratification and sees interior choices as another facet of his or her lifestyle.  For example if gold is in fashion right now, replacing silver in jewelry (and it is!), then it is simultaneously sought after in chairs, tables and finishes for the home.  In the next couple of posts I am going to look at what is happening in fashion and it’s crossover into interiors


White Room Designs - There Is Nothing Neutral About White

Posted July 05, 2012 by Gloria Esposito
Color Selection , Color Trends , Decorating with White , Design Tips , How to Choose Color , Interior Color , Monochromatic White Decorating , White Interior Design Rooms , White Room Design

Often people choose white room designs thinking it is a safe and effective route to go when in actuality they don't really know what color to pick.  White can be perceived as a neutral and a “safe” pick but it actually can be a strong and definite color choice with a lot of impact!  White can highlight specific items in a room


Interior Color Trends Moving the Past Forward - Luxe Home Philadelphia

Posted June 20, 2012 by Gloria Esposito
Color Selection , Color Trends , Design Tips , How to Choose Color , Interior Color , Paint Color

I thought that today we would talk a bit about past interior color trends to propel us forward. Did you know that we are unconsciously influenced by the times we live in when it comes to color?  What am I talking about?  In every time period there is a collective consciousness in art, music, etc and color is no exception. In the late 50’s and 60’s, blue (think TWA uniforms) was a big influencer so many colors have a blue cast – neutrals were very peachy, oranges were more rust and pinks were cool!


Painting Ceilings - Painting Trim - Luxe Home Philadelphia

Posted June 13, 2012 by Gloria Esposito
Color Selection , Design Tips , How to Choose Color , Paint Color


Welcome Back! Are you ready for tip #2 - Painting Ceilings and Painting Trim?  Hopefully at this point you have decided what the room color should be and are ready to pick a trim and ceiling color.  Picking white is not always the best idea, and there are 100’s of shades of “white” you could choose from anyway.  You wouldn’t wear the same shoes or belt with everything in your wardrobe would you? …. would you??  Of course not! The trim in the room is also a color that should carefully be considered, not an afterthought to finish up the job.


Choosing Paint Colors - Luxe Home Philadelphia

Posted June 06, 2012 by Gloria Esposito
Color Selection , Design Tips , How to Choose Color , Paint Color

Natural tone living room

Choosing paint colors can be a tricky proposition for many people but it doesn’t have to be as daunting as you may think. With a few tips from yours truly and a confident approach you can create an atmosphere and refuge tailored to your specific lifestyle. Color is a backdrop for what is in the room, a canvas if you will and not necessarily the major statement. Always consider what is going to be in the room and what kind of activity will take place there.  Will the room contain art that you would like to highlight, a backdrop for plants, a dining environment or a creative think tank?


Upholstered Beds and Headboards - Bernhardt Interiors - Philadelphia

Posted March 27, 2012 by Gloria Esposito
Bedroom Furniture , Bernhardt Interiors , Contemporary Furniture , Design Tips , Modern Furniture , Upholstered Beds

Upholstered Beds and Headboards by Bernhardt Interiors feature sophisticated tailoring with high fashion design.  Bernhardt Interiors is a collection of 350+ pieces created for designers and home owners that appreciate fine design at unmatched pricing.  All of the furnishings are customizable for quick shipment with a four week turn around from Lenoir, NC.