I decided recently that the living room was in some serious need of redecoration if I was going to start entertaining guests. I’ve been wanting to start having dinner parties and wine tastings and things like that for quite some time but I wanted to make certain that my home was in the best possible condition before I started trying to host these sorts of parties.
The first thing that I did was replace all the furniture and make it so the furniture in the living room would open the room up a bit more. I figured that this would be perfect for hosting parties. I also repainted the walls and got the carpets professionally cleaned. I finished up the redecorating by replacing all of the lighting in the room with Tiffany style pendant lights.
I know that my mother had a lot of good taste when it came to decorating my childhood home. I know this because I have good taste as well and I have recreated a lot of the things that I remember her doing when it comes to decorating my own home. One thing that I’ve admittedly chosen to recreate is the way she had set up her lighting.
Lighting is very important for a home. There are plenty of different kinds of lighting options, but my mother always used Tiffany style lighting and in emulating her design choices, I have also chosen Tiffany lighting for my home. I’m always getting compliments about how comfortable the lighting feels in my home, so I know I must be doing something right!
Some people see redecorating as a pain, but honestly, I see it as something I live for. Before I met my husband and we had our children, I was studying Interior Design in school and was planning to design the insides of restaurants. I never got a chance to do that professionally, but whenever we redecorate part of our family home, I always get a chance to show off my skills.
Most recently, the room that my husband and I decided to redecorate was the living room. Generally, when we’re doing any remodeling or redecorating, my husband butts out and just leaves everything to me, because he knows I prefer it that way. The first thing that I got for the updated living room is a Tiffany table lamp that I know will tie the room together.
A friend of mine recently threw a housewarming wine and cheese tasting party at his new home. I’d never had a chance to see his new place before and I was surprised as to how tastefully it was decorated. He told me that he had hired someone to decorate his home for him and that he was really happy with how everything had ended up turning out.
The furniture in his house all matched very well together and there was a certain style about the home that I thought looked very nice; it didn’t surprise me that he had someone professional put everything together for him, because my friend’s not exactly someone who knows how to pick these kinds of items out himself. The house was well-lit with Tiffany hanging lamps.
I just moved into a new apartment and there’s a lot about it that I really like. However, one thing I noticed that was a little bit of a problem was that there was hardly any lighting. The building is pretty close to another apartment building, so even when it’s sunny out, I don’t get much additional natural lighting in my home.
On top of that, there aren’t as many electric lights in the house as I would have anticipated, so upon moving in here, I realized that I was going to need to bring in some lighting of my own. I wound up deciding to purchase some nice Tiffany floor lamps that would add the lighting I needed and also spice the room’s décor up a little bit.
Walking into my friend’s house is like walking into an antiques shop. It is full of old furniture and portraits of barons and baronesses from the nineteenth century. Most of her collection she inherited from her grandmother, who collected art, but she has added to the collection, piece by piece. She gets most of her items from an art dealer, but occasionally she would attend auctions and bid on works of art. She doesn’t like to do that too often because if she sees a piece she really likes, she gets carried away.
Last weekend I went with her to one of these art auctions. I’m the first to admit that I’m not the foremost expert on anything related to art, but it still confuses me how some people could spend thousands of dollars or more on something they’re just going to display in their house. I understand it’s an investment, but there are other things you could invest in that will net you more income than art. My friend ended up going over her budget while bidding on an original Tiffany floor lamp. She was happy she won the auction, but wasn’t too happy about the amount she spent.
Valentine’s Day is coming up and I have a good idea on what to get my girlfriend. Last year I got her some jewelry so this year I want to get her something different. I get her jewelry on all the major gift-giving holidays and her birthday so I think she’s expecting more of the same from me this year on Valentine’s Day. I want to surprise her in a good way this year.
My girlfriend studies art in college. She’s taken a liking to her art history class because it introduces her to some of the major artists from the past couple of centuries. She would come home and show me their works and talk about their influences and the meanings behind their masterpieces. So, for this Valentine’s Day I’m getting her a beautifully handcrafted stained glass lamp in the vain of the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany. I saw one in an antiques shop once and it really stood out to me. The colors were bright and vibrant and the design was one-of-a-kind. I know she will love it
There’s nothing that frustrates me more than trying to find the perfect birthday gift for someone. Some people are harder to shop for than others. My dad, for example, wants nothing but Blu-ray movies to add to his collection. He isn’t picky about which ones, so long as they’re Blu-ray. My mother is another story.
My mother doesn’t like to make wish lists or leave any clues as to what she would like for her birthday or for Christmas. She has very specific taste and she usually returns gifts if they aren’t the right color or the right size. She exchanged they Tiffany hanging pendant light my sister and I got her for her birthday last year because it clashed with the couches in the living room. I’m thinking of just getting her a gift card this year to make things easier for everyone.
I recently moved into a new apartment a couple of weeks ago. My lease was up and this new place was considerably bigger than my previous apartment for about the same price. It’s also closer to where I work so that’s also a good thing. The move was relatively painless. I had some buddies help me load all of the heavy furniture and boxes into a truck and that was it.
I usually do a poor job packing. I usually forget something. This time, I made sure I didn’t forget anything by doing three sweeps of the old apartment before I left for the last time. Everything I owned was on the truck when I drove off. I was feeling extra proud of myself while driving to the new apartment. That all changed when I opened the back of the truck and found that all the boxes were toppled over because I forgot to use the safety straps to keep everything in place. A few items were broken like my Tiffany desk lamp and my convection oven. I wondered to myself if I was better off forgetting them back in the old apartment.
We’ve been going through a pretty bad bout of weather recently, what with blizzard warnings (that luckily haven’t come to fruition) and windstorms aplenty. As there are a lot of trees where I live, we’ve had a few go down, which has unfortunately killed my power a couple times.
Luckily, I have our generator connected to certain areas of the house, so the most recent time that it happened I was able to easily turn on my Tiffany style table lamp, as well as my heater, so that I could curl up on the couch and read a book in my living room even though our power lines were down.