What is Tromp L’oeil?


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...]

AHT Interiors Open House

It's time! We're settled into our new offices in Alpharetta, GA, and would love to have you attend our Open House this Thursday, February 4th! Stop by after work for some wine and hors d'oeuvres, and check out our beautiful new design studio! We also have a few surprise giveaways to … [Read more...]

Part 3: Interior Design Trends for 2016

I'm back with my month-long look at the exciting interior design trends that I foresee for 2016. Trend #1 and Trend #2 were posted earlier, so please check those out if you missed them. Top trend #3 is Bold Colors and Prints! Although in opposition to the trend of the softer pastel colors, … [Read more...]

Part 2: Interior Design Trends for 2016


Today I am continuing my series outlining what I am seeing as the top interior design trends for 2016. If you missed last week's trend, the first of the series, please check it out here. Trend #2 is the use of Pastel Colors! The Pantone colors of the year for 2016 are Rose Quartz & … [Read more...]

January Series: Interior Design Trends for 2016

Warmer Metals- Ambella Home

As we turn the page on another year and look forward to new beginnings, the prevalent questions in the field of interior design are: What's new? What's next? What are the hot trends? Throughout January I will share with you what I am seeing as the 5 top trends for 2016. The first trend on my list … [Read more...]

Hottest Decorating Trends of 2016


Allison Havill Todd was recently featured in the article, "Hottest Decorating Trends of 2016", by Michelle Ullman. Michelle is the Bedroom Expert for About Home. In the article, Allison gives input on this year's trends toward tranquil settings, softer colors and nature-inspired motifs for … [Read more...]

Spruce up your Powder Room: 6 Easy Steps


One of the quickest and easiest projects to create a "wow" factor in your home is to freshen up your powder room.  This is a space where you can create a lot of impact at a minimal cost.  Since this can often be one of the most widely used places on the main level of your home, give your guests a … [Read more...]