What is Oyster Parquet?

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An oyster parquet table top, as illustrated here in an end table from Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture, is a technique that requires skilled craftsmanship. There are, of course, no actual oysters used in the production of such pieces!  These are thin cross-sections of sliced branches where … [Read more...]

March Design Tips: Light Up Your Life

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Welcome to Allison's March Design Tip Series! All this month, she'll be offering you easy-to-implement ideas for freshening your home's interior. Tip #3: Light Up Your Life Another important factor in creating a home that is inviting and comfortable is to ensure each area is properly lit.  As I … [Read more...]

March Design Tips: How Does Your Home Smell?

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Welcome to Allison's March Design Tip Series! All this month, she'll be offering you easy-to-implement ideas for freshening your home's interior. Tip #2: How Does Your Home Smell? Have you ever walked into someone's home to be welcomed by the smell of yesterday's cooking or the family dog?  In the … [Read more...]

March Design Tips: Live Greenery in Interior Design

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Welcome to Allison's March Design Tip Series! All this month, she'll be offering you easy-to-implement ideas for freshening your home's interior. Tip #1: Using Live Greenery in Interior Design It has been said that every room needs a little bit of black. I think that every interior room can use a … [Read more...]

How Do I Know if I Need an Interior Designer?

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AHT Interiors recently released our free Guide to Working with an Interior Designer, which provides detailed answers to 10 of the most common questions we hear on the topic. We have included Chapter 1 of the guide in today's post. If you are interested in receiving the entire guide, please see the … [Read more...]

What is Tromp L’oeil?

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Tromp L'oeil (pronounced "trump loy") is a form of art that has been around since Antiquity but fell out of favor during the Dark Ages.  It was revived by Italian artists during the Renaissance period and can be seen in such pieces as  Andrea Mantegan's "The Oculus", 1473. Literally, this French … [Read more...]