In the Houston living room shown here, a pair of custom velvet sofas, an extra-large coffee table, floor-to-ceiling drapes and a sizable fiddle leaf fig plant help bring down the scale.
Know your ceiling height when choosing a light fixture. Before you embark on selecting a light fixture, you should know your room’s ceiling height. The last thing you want is to spend days browsing hundreds of fixtures and finally settle on one that you find out will hang too low or too high in your space.
In the dining room of this Illinois home, Jennifer Kranitz of Chicago-based firm PROjECT used silk drapery as the backdrop to a pair of African portraits, allowing the subtle shimmer of the fabric to create a contrast with the chains used to hang the artwork and balance the drama of the Mongolian fur ladder back dining chairs and Oly bubble chandelier.
These little pieces do magic, actually a lot of it. A furniture slider is a small disk or a pad usually made of slippery material and looks like a little cushion. It is attached to furniture legs and bases of heavy appliances and helps them move easily. The pads differ in width, therefore, for smaller items of furniture use smaller sliders and for bigger items do use wider disks.