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You Can’t Download Furniture

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 11:28 AM
Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I’m jealous of the stylish furniture that my characters get to use in The Sims. It seems unfair that I’m rarely able to find an affordable gem online or in a thrift store that can spice up my living room décor in the way that I can easily point and click to do the same thing in a computer game. I know it may seem ridiculous to be jealous of characters on a computer screen, but all I have to do is download new furniture when I get sick of the old stuff in the game, and it’s not always as easy to get new, conversation-inspiring furniture at my actual house.

The one type of furniture I have always been good at finding in real life, however, is home lighting. Like I said, I like my furniture to be conversation starters because of how interesting they look because it makes my dinner parties all that much more eventful. Usually, I turn to Tiffany style lamps, because they cover all of the bases I need. Too bad I can’t just download them like I can in my game!

LCT Initials

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 10:57 AM
Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Contrary to popular belief, not every authentic Tiffany floor lamp bears the initials of Louis Comfort Tiffany on its lampshade. In fact, the LCT initials are considered quite rare. Most of the Tiffany lamps produced at the Tiffany studios were stamped with “Tiffany Studios New York.”

After the death of Louis Comfort Tiffany some glass workers tried to capitalize on the founder’s fame by forging his initials. An expert can correctly identify which initials are real and which ones are forgeries. If you do have a forgery this does not mean the quality of the lamp is damaged; it just won’t fetch as high a price at auction as it might have with authentic initials.

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 10:57 AM
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

In 1894 Louis Comfort Tiffany patented favrile glass. Favrile glass is opalescent and made by machines. At the time Louis Comfort Tiffany developed the unique technique most glass lamps were hand blown. Favrile is also unique in that it has luminous pearl-like quality to it when the glass is injected with colored metallic oxide.

Not all Tiffany desk lamps are made using favrile glass. If you happen to own one, particularly a dragonfly lamp shade, then consider yourself incredibly lucky. The favrile glass lamps are exquisite, rare, and valuable; an irreplaceable commodity.

Favrile Glass

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 10:53 AM
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

In 1894 Louis Comfort Tiffany patented favrile glass. Favrile glass is opalescent and made by machines. At the time Louis Comfort Tiffany developed the unique technique most glass lamps were hand blown. Favrile is also unique in that it has luminous pearl-like quality to it when the glass is injected with colored metallic oxide.

Not all Tiffany desk lamps are made using favrile glass. If you happen to own one, particularly a dragonfly lamp shade, then consider yourself incredibly lucky. The favrile glass lamps are exquisite, rare, and valuable; an irreplaceable commodity.

Tiffany Foundation

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 6:27 PM
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

In 1918, the esteemed designer Louis Comfort Tiffany founded the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, commonly referred to as simply the Tiffany Foundation. The foundation was established to operate Louis’ estate, Laurelton Hall, located in Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. Artists and craftspeople were invited to use the estate as a summer retreat.

After WWII Laurelton Hall was closed and the foundation changed its purpose to awarding grants to artists. Some notable Tiffany grant recipients include Karen LaMont, who has a permanent collection in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Paul Meltsner, who was famous for his portraits and murals. Marc Trujillo, a Guggenheim fellow, has also been a Tiffany grant recipient.

The Perfect Ambiance To Your Home

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 4:31 PM
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

There is nothing like beautiful lighting in a home. It truly brings out the décor in a home. There are many different ways that you can create beautiful lighting in your home. The options are endless.

The most beautiful way to create lighting in your home is by tiffany lighting. The options of lights that you can choose from are endless. It can truly fit your décor in every way. Tiffany lamps have an array of colors that will fit in any color scheme that you have in your home. It truly adds a special ambiance to your home.

Medieval Lighting with Modern Flair

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 12:56 PM
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wall candleholders have been around for thousands of years. They date back to medieval times where these wall candleholders were used for lighting the hallways of castles. Although candles are rarely used for lighting in Western society, there modern ancestor, the wall sconce, is quite prominent. Today these charming pieces of decorative art are used to add a feeling of warmth and tranquility to the room whose walls adorn them.

A Tiffany wall sconce can be a functional work of art that provides illumination while flooding a room with iridescent light. They add comfort to the overall feeling of any room in which they are placed on the wall. With a small amount of effort you can add these to several rooms of your home and enjoy a simple but pleasing touch of art passed on down through the centuries.

Decorating Tips on a Budget

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 11:47 AM
Monday, August 30, 2010

It seems like everyone is on a tight budget right now, and spending money on home improvements is probably the last thing on your mind. But just because you don’t have a basement full of gold bullion doesn’t mean you can’t spruce up your home’s interior. While it may sound cliché, a few small changes can add up to a big difference.

If you’re tired of your old couch, try throwing some new accent pillows on it instead of replacing the whole thing. Re-carpeting a home or even just a room can be expensive; instead of investing in new carpet, add a couple of area rugs to dull rooms. Lighting is one of the key elements to any room’s ambiance. A Tiffany hanging pendant light can instantly change the feel of a room and serves as a decorating accent in itself.

Space-saving Decorating Ideas

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 1:08 PM
Monday, July 19, 2010

I moved into a new apartment a few months ago and I am just now getting around to sprucing the place up. Although my parent’s house is meticulously decorated, I lack the nesting gene, being more than satisfied with living out of boxes for a couple of months. However, the time has come to settle on a location for all of my belongings.

After unpacking most of my things, it became readily apparent that my apartment was much smaller than I had imagined; there is hardly room to make it to and from the front door. So I had to get innovative: I went to the hardware store and purchased some shelves I could install in lieu of bookcases and dressers. I also picked up some Tiffany style hanging lamps, which provide valuable illumination, add some character to my décor and don’t take up any floor or table space.

Amazing Decor Is A Living Room Must!

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 2:57 PM
Thursday, July 1, 2010

Your living room is one of the few areas in your home which require unique and thoughtful decorating. It is the first room that everyone will see so it should have a great impact the moment you step in the room.  There are a lot of living room décor to choose from.

You can start with the color theme of the room.  From there, you can easily find the right furniture and accessories to put in the room. I prefer a minimalist approach, using pragmatic yet stylish items, such as ornate clocks and Tiffany style table lamps, to enhance the room’s ambiance. You can really personalize the space with your artwork as well. When your living room is done, you can move on to less prominent rooms that require a makeover decorate.

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