The average human spends more time in the bedroom than in any other space in the home. Quality interior design can ensure that that time is well spent! Everyone wants to sleep in style, to wake up in an immaculately decorated area. But with so many furniture and lighting options, the process of creating your perfect sleeping  can seem daunting. But if you stick to your style and know how to pick the right pieces, you’ll be living in luxury for years to come. 

Bedroom Ideas: Picking Your Style

If you can imagine it, then chances are a furniture maker has created it. Interior design is an art form that has been honed for centuries to match all sorts of tastes.

Further Reading: Design Styles Defined

Victorian Style Decor

If you’re looking for a regal, old fashioned style, we’d recommend checking out some Victorian pieces. As the name would suggest, this style is inspired by the craftsmanship of 19th century England. This is a great route to go when considering how to decorate your bedroom.

You can consider Victorian design a “revivalist” style- that means that its original creators used motifs from other styles past. A history within a history, if you will, since many of Victorian pieces you’ll find are genuine antiques! Tastes change over the centuries, but this English furniture style has withstood the test of time. As an added benefit, referencing other styles means Victorian furniture can match with most Old World styles too. Versatility, beauty, and craftsmanship from generations ago- what’s not to love? 

Mid-Century Modern Design

Maybe you’re a more modern person. But not too modern. If that’s the case, then perhaps the Mid-Century would be a better fit. As the name suggests, this type of design rose to prominence in the 20th century. Its sleek, clean lines are a change of pace from more antiqued furniture styles, reflecting the modern, changing mindset of the era. If you’ve ever watched the show Mad Men and admired the layout, this is the design for you! This is a style that will fit well if your desired home decor is more contemporary, but might look out of place among the patinas and veneers of antique furniture. 

A wooden chest of drawers
Mid-Century Chest of Drawers

French Bedroom Furniture

As European antiques dealers, we can’t help but give a mention to a wide array of antique French furniture styles. Many of Europe’s most prominent design movements originated from France. It was customary for many monarchs to popularize their own furniture styles, leaving a creative legacy that still exists today! Whether you’re looking at a Louis XV or Louis Philippe piece, one thing you’ll notice is how each ruler adds a touch of their own personality. For example, if the King was an avid hunter, then the carvings might include animal scenes. 

Whatever your style, just know that you have options. There really is something for everyone in the world of furniture.

A tip about antique beds- most antique beds were made before the standardization of mattress sizes. You’ll probably need to have a mattress fitted for optimal comfort, but we think the luxury makes it worth it. Back when furniture was designed by and for kings, king size was whatever the king wanted it to be. 

Louis XV Bed

How do I tell if my furniture is high quality? 

So you've decided how to decorate your bedroom, and now you're choosing your pieces. The first thing you should look at is the material used. High quality furniture is generally crafted from solid wood such as mahogany or oak. These materials make up most antique furniture, and are a large part of why it lasted long enough to become antique! 

Depending on the age of the furniture, imperfections may be a good sign! Keep in mind that most antiques were crafted by hand. A slight curve or blemish in the construction can signify that the piece is a legitimate antique, not made on an assembly line. A slightly crooked desk may actually be much more valuable than a perfectly shaped one! Not to say that modern pieces aren’t lovely as well. It’s just important to consider the age of your bedroom decor when making any judgements. A slight blemish here and there won’t harm the integrity of the piece- it’s survived this long, after all. 

If you find something in need of refurbishing, don't write it off just yet! Check out our guide here to see if your piece is salvageable.

BONUS TIP: If you’ve found what you’re looking for, don’t forget to measure your door frame to make sure it fits! This is usually only a problem with larger pieces of furniture, such as sofas and desks. Still, there’s nothing worse than finding your next centerpiece, only to realize you can’t get it inside the house! 

Organizing Your Bedroom Furniture

So you’ve picked your style. You’ve bought all the furniture you need, and have even managed to get it through the door! So now what? It’s time to arrange.

Mid-Century Modern Bedroom

A few things to keep in mind- first, make sure to consider natural lighting when placing your bed. You may not want the sun shining in your eyes every morning. Or maybe you do. You’ll probably want to choose a lighter color of paint, even if you have dark furniture. This is because dark furniture has a way of absorbing sunlight. The more natural rays flowing into your room, the more spacious it will feel and the more it will complement your furniture. 

Storage Matters

Unless your bedroom is several square miles across, you’ll have to think about space limitations. Fortunately, there are a variety of lovely decor options that serve this practical purpose. Maybe a dresser with plenty of drawers could be the versatile piece your home needs. Nightstands, especially larger ones, are also a great way to meet this need. If you can imagine a piece of bedroom furniture, chances are a storage variant of the piece exists! We’ve even seen footboards with added compartments for your belongings. The more items you can store in your furniture, the more room you have for furniture. 

Further Reading: Maximizing Your Bedroom Storage

Tall furniture such as shelves or tall dressers can also be a great way to preserve floor space. Think vertically!

A square white bed with storage compartments at the bottom.
Storage Bed

Bedroom Lighting 

The lighting you choose for your space will drastically impact the look of your furniture. Whether it's bedside lighting or a chandelier hanging from your bedroom ceiling, picking the right light fixtures is important. When deciding how to decorate your bedroom, you've got to think of the glow!

Not every room is wired properly for a ceiling light, and not ever ceiling is tall enough for a chandelier! This can seem like a barrier between you and your bedroom lighting ideas. Fortunately, there are still plenty of great choices, such as floor lamps, table lamps, wall sconces and more. Remember, lighting has as many different different styles as furniture, so make sure the piece you get matches the rest of your interior design! Victorian style overhead lighting probably wouldn't be a very good blend with a Mid-Century Modern bedroom. 

For a more in-depth look at one of our favorite lighting choices, check out our chandeliers guide here!

And of course, we can't forget natural light. A few well placed mirrors can amplify the sun coming through your windows, providing a warmth only nature can offer! 

Combine the right ambiance from natural light sources with quality lighting fixtures and your furniture will thank you for it! 

Nickel Chandelier

Picking the Right Bed

Most standard furniture rules apply to your potential bed. You're looking for something made out of a solid, high quality wood. Whether it's a modern bed or antique bed, the bed frame should be sturdy. If you're going with a piece that has an upholstered headboard, make sure it's crafted from leather, faux leather, or a durable fabric. The last thing you want is a scratch or tear in your brand new king bed! 

Here's an example we couldn't help but mention. We delivered this Louis XV bed to a customer in Ocean Springs, MS. Notice the level of detail in the carving. It may sit low to the ground, but it's certainly not low profile! The bed design features an ornate wood frame, carved on every inch. There is not a single space on this piece that its creator did not decorate. 

This bed is a lovely intersection between the Rococo and Louis XV styles. French Rococo is a tried and true movement in home decor. It often features these sweeping curved lines, adding a sense of elegance. This particular bed is crafted from walnut wood, guaranteeing its stability. After all, that's why this piece has lasted since the early 1900s! 

Don't Forget Platform Beds!

A platform bed may provide a "sleeker" look than a traditional box spring, if that's what you're going for. These can still offer all the lovely upholstery, tufted headboards and modern design you could want! Platform bed frames come in all shapes and sizes, with different slat types to suit your needs. You could even consider a metal platform bed for added stability. Contemporary beds are often crafted with specially engineered wood to produce the same durability. 

A flat platform bed.
Platform Bed

Don't forget about storage beds either. These are a great way to improve storage space in a small room, making even more room for your furniture! 

Keeping Your Bedroom Decor Personal

At the end of the day, everything comes down to your own personal taste. We can help point you in the right direction, but home decor is an art- it reflects who you are. There's no "correct" headboard to choose, and there's no accent lighting that will work in every situation. You are the master of your own master bedroom. 

If you're a minimalist person, then choose a minimal style! There's no need to overdo it if you don't consider yourself a fancy person. 

Whether you have a modern style approach, or an antique bed that fits into neither the king size or queen size category, there are options. 

Don't Forget Bedroom Accessories

Once you've got your fundamental pieces in place, it's time to fill in the gaps. This is where you can really let your personality take over! For additional floor decor, maybe an area rug could be the splash of color you need! These can create a focal point, and enhance a small space or piece of furniture. A set of throw pillows could make a daybed pop! 

A light brown throw pillow.
Throw Pillow

A bookcase could be great for any readers out there, and has the benefit of storage space to organize your belongings! It also opens up even more decorating ideas, giving you the option to display all your favorite trinkets.

With these tips, you'll be sleeping in luxury! Don't forget that your home decor is a reflection of you and your tastes. There's no right or wrong way to do it, so get creative!

Everyone feels like a movie star in a room featuring Hollywood Regency style furniture and decor! This cool, classic and classy style looks as good in today's homes as it did when it first emerged during Hollywood's heyday. It is closely related to the Art Deco style, as you can see in my Guide to Art Deco Style Furniture but it is a distinct decor style of its own.

Hollywood Regency is a luxurious look that sparkles with glitz, glamour, and opulence. This type of furniture piece features a focus on clean lines, geometric shapes, glossy surfaces, and opulent textiles. The dramatic style has a sense of the theatrical, creating a chic stage for people to socialize and look fabulous while doing so.


What are the Origins of Hollywood Regency Style?

It is not surprising that Hollywood Regency style has an Art Deco feel as it developed during the Golden Age of Hollywood in the 1920s and 1930s, the same years when Art Deco was a major new trend in interior design.

Movie-goers across the country were star-struck by Hollywood's leading ladies and gentlemen, and were influenced by their opulent homes. Interior designers such as Dorothy Draper and actor-turned-designer William Haines were two of the taste-makers who established the look, which stayed popular through the 1950s. This photo of a foyer in the Greenbrier Hotel, designed by Dorothy Draper shows exactly why the style grabbed people's attention!

Hollywood Regency at The Greenbrier

Typical Features of Hollywood Regency Style Furniture and Decor

Typical features for Hollywood Regency style furniture and decor include:

Mirrored Console Hollywood Regency
Volos Mirrored Console Table by Cyan Design
Photo by Victoria McClure Interiors -

Hollywood Regency Interior Design Tips

Hollywood Regency style furniture and decor lets you bring out your creative side with an elegant but lighthearted look that puts people at center stage. This style doesn't take itself too seriously and you can go brave and bold. Life is a cabaret, old chum!

Tobi Fairley Ellison Cocktail Table
Glossy black and white Tobi Fairley Ellison cocktail table
John Richards Wiggins Bench
John Richards Hollywood Regency style Wiggins bench

Have you taken a shine to Hollywood Regency Style furniture and decor?  If you want to shop the look, browse our website for the perfect piece.


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It's time to break out a riot of color to show you some inspiration for decorating with bright pink! My last post was about Decorating with Light Pink so now we will ramp up the color level and show that although decorating with bright pink needs some thought, it is actually adaptable for many different spaces and styles of home decor.

Let's start with the maximum wow factor! This bright pink and gold room is in the Palais de Compiègne about 50 miles from Paris.

Pink and Gold living room

Pink Decor for Your Palace

The royal and imperial palace  was built by Louis XV and Louis XVI, and remodeled by both Napoleon I and Napoleon III. None of those guys was shy about showing off and the Palais de Compiègne was a center of power and court life. Although the decor here is probably too extravagant for most of us -- and who has such high ceilings and amazing architectural details anyway? -- there are some lessons to be learned about decorating with bright pink from this classic room. First, the tidy, formal symmetry helps contain the exuberance of the color. The gold and the white also punctuates the color to give it form.  The pattern on the upholstery also breaks up the solid color a little. Pink Dining Room Traditional Home

Traditional Pink Home Decor

Here's the updated 21st century version of that pink home decor look! This photo from Traditional Home magazine shows how you can translate the French palace grandeur to your own home. It shows designer Robin Weiss and husband Bill's Palm Beach vacation home. You'll notice the same sense of symmetry as the French palace and the same use of white and gold, although with a greater emphasis on white rather than gold. This gives a lovely fresh look while still keeping the nobility with the gold mirror. There is also an ornate chandelier and two wall candelabra, which are important to show that yes, we really do want a sense of flamboyance! With this much bright pink, you don't want to pull your punches or try to squash the energy by playing safe with too small or too ordinary light fittings. The textured floor covering helps ground it all too, and it adds a contemporary touch.

Pink Choiserie Leciester Room Chatsworth House

Another way to use strong pinks is in textiles and in decorative wallpaper. This photo shows the Leicester Room at Chatsworth House in England, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The 1830s Chinese paper on the walls shows how a fairly bright pink can look fabulous when it has a surface design on it to break up the color intensity.

Photo by Katie Rosenfeld Design - dining room design inspiration

Modern Pink

Here's the 21st century version, showing how to update the strong pink wallpaper look. The Balata wallpaper in this dining room in Boston is accented by white, gold and a crystal chandelier. This combo always helps lighten up the intensity of a deep pink while keeping true to the spirit of the color!

Photo by Colordrunk Designs - Browse dining room ideas

If you want to try using bright pink in a more restrained way, check out this gorgeous home in Atlanta which uses a bold pink textured wall covering as a feature wall. The color on the far wall creates depth and visual interest for this room, which might otherwise seem rather one-dimensional, despite the many patterned surfaces.  Again, white and gold are the major colors paired with the pink, so I think we are getting some good pointers about smart ways to plan our bright pink decor!

Pink Night Stand French HeritageAnother easy way to add bright pink is with accent furniture, such as this lovely new French Heritage pink nightstand.

The maple bedside table or 3-drawer chest has brass handles and cute castors to make it easy to move around. The strong raspberry pink trim on the nightstand makes it stand out and add a dash of color to a bedroom.

Have you decorated with bright pink in your home? We'd love to see photographs or hear how you use this gorgeous and uplifting shade!

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A bed bench at the end of the bed is one of the hardworking unsung heros of the bedroom. Today we are going to celebrate the bed bench by showing photos of a fabulous King Henry bed bench in our customer's bedroom.

King Henry Bed Bench BG-362Anne F. in Texas bought this handsome new King Henry style end of the bed bench from us. The antique-inspired bench is beautifully crafted with a solid wood construction that has a rustic pecan finish. (This bench is also available with an antiqued white finish.) The eye is drawn down to the gorgeous curvy stretchers crowned with bold finials. Reeded detail on the stretchers add another touch of elegance.  Here's how it looks in Anne's bedroom:

King Henry Bench for Bedroom

"It's perfect! Just beautiful," said Anne in her email to us, and we agree! It works perfectly in Anne's pretty bedroom and it's a great match for the bed. The neutral fabric upholstery on the seat is tufted to enhance the traditional appeal and bring yet more comfort and luxury into the bedroom. Everyone thinks about armoires, dressing tables, chests of drawers and of course beds as the stars of the bedroom, but a bed bench is not only highly useful, it often adds the icing on the cake by making the room look more finished.

King Henry Bed Bench

When you add a bed bench to your bedroom, you'll soon be wondering how you ever lived without it! It's the perfect place to sit down and put on your socks or shoes, or perhaps pause a while to take a phone call without messing up your tidily made bed!

When choosing a bed bench, you want to pick one that is slightly narrower than your bed, as Anne has done, and as a rule of thumb you probably want a bench that is slightly lower than the bed too.

Thank you Anne for sending the photographs. We are so delighted to see how fabulous the bed bench looks in your home. Those curvy stretchers really do add a very refined decorative touch!

Why Bed Benches?

A quality bedroom bench is an incredibly versatile piece of furniture. Whether you're looking for something to add comfort, such as an upholstered bench, or something practical such as a storage bench, this furniture type can meet any needs. Some of them are so pretty you'll want to put one in your living room, or in your hall as an entryway bench! The materials often used for these pieces are incredible. Things like acrylics, dark brown oak, birch wood and genuine leather are all common choices for material. You could also get something with faux leather or linen upholstery. Others feature a metal frame, crafted from metals such as stainless steel. Of course, you could also get a regular wood bench too! 

Putting a quality upholstered storage bench or accent bench at the foot of your bed is a great way to overhaul your interior design. On top of that, it provides functionality to make your life easier via storage space! From nailhead trim to tufting, from Mid-Century Modern styling to Victorian glam, you'll find that they're built to impress.

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Yesterday I shared some ideas on how to create Beautiful Guest Rooms in Traditional Style. That post focused on the essential furnishings that every guest needs for an overnight stay. Today I'm going to look at practical and stylish seating choices for a traditional guest room.

Traditional Bedroom by Philadelphia Design-Build Firms Foster-Willson Company, Inc

This guest room in Philadelphia is large enough for a separate seating area away from the bed. If you are lucky enough to have a generously proportioned guest room too, it is nice for your visitors to have a private corner to relax, read, or chat on the phone away from the main living area.

Victorian Bedroom by Midland Park Interior Designers & Decorators Treby Spanedda Interiors

If you don't have the space for a whole seating area, then a cozy arm chair or other comfortable chair will still be much appreciated. At the very least, it's good to try to place an attractive traditional bench or ottoman at the foot of the bed. It helps the bed look more 'finished' as well as providing some seating. The old chest in this photo looks wonderful and it cleverly doubles as storage. The Antique French Baccarat crystal chandelier is also a stunning addition to make a visitor feel very special. Funnily enough, I'm pretty sure we have that charming wall bracket or one very similar in our selection of Chelsea House wall brackets and display shelves!

Leather Bench TrunkWe have some nice storage seating in the gallery that would work very well at the foot of the bed.  For example, this handsome Sarreid leather trunk bench is one of the company's most popular pieces, and you can see why! The trunk is 18" high, so it's a good seating height similar to an ottoman, and it is crafted in buffalo leather, wood, iron and brass. The sturdy trunk bench has an antiqued finish and it's a fun addition to a guest room as it creates a traveler theme for your friends passing through on their journeys.

Bench with basketsWhile a trunk bench is great to stash extra blankets, something like this handsome new bench with an antiqued finish provides a different kind of storage. Convenient baskets beneath the seat can be used for toiletries or your guests' bits and pieces. The versatile baskets are easy to pull out and use in many ways during a stay.

Traditional Bedroom by Pennington Interior Designers & Decorators AJ Margulis Interiors

If you have ample storage and dressers already, then a sweet little bench at the foot of the bed still gives your guests a place to perch for a few peaceful moments. Or maybe it will serve as a tray or display surface sometimes, as in this photograph with a tea set on the bench. That would be a pleasant welcome after a long journey, wouldn't it?

Jonathan Charles Country Farmhouse BenchThis elegant walnut Jonathan Charles bench from the Country Farmhouse collection has a similar look. The high scrolling arms make a graceful silhouette to frame the bed.

So many choices! But whatever chair or bench style you like, your visitors will thank you for the time and thought you put into choosing seating for the guest room so they don't have to sit on the bed all the time!

If you've enjoyed this post on guest room seating, also get inspiration from the fabulous guest rooms featured in my post on Beautiful Guest Rooms in Traditional Style.

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Around the holidays there are so many visitors coming and going, I thought it was a good time to look at some beautiful guest rooms designed with traditional style. These inviting guest bedrooms all offer a warm welcome and the practical comforts to keep your favorite friends and family coming back for more!

Traditional Bedroom by Montpelier Interior Designers & Decorators Cabell Design Studio

Let's start with the essentials. A gorgeous bed makes your guest feel special before they even open their suitcase. This room with French style decor and antique furniture is a perfect example. (You can find some fabulous new, vintage and antique beds on our website.) The pale pastel blues make this a very serene guest room.

Traditional Bedroom by Easton Interior Designers & Decorators Bountiful

Traditional Bedroom Decor

A pair of traditional nightstands beside the bed provides pleasing visual balance as well as a useful place for your guests to keep their bits and pieces organized. If you've ever slept in a makeshift bedroom without a bedside table, you'll know that it's a bit like injuring your thumb. You don't realize how much you use it till you can't! A well-dressed bedside table will have a lamp, some tissues easily to hand and an alarm clock. (A cell phone clock is just not the same when you have to hunt around for it in the middle of the night!) A pitcher of water, a notepad and pan, and a few magazines or books are always appreciated too.

Mediterranean Bedroom by Scottsdale Interior Designers & Decorators Sesshu Design Associates, Ltd

Of course you want some easy-to-reach lighting by the bed. This Mediterranean guest bedroom with an antique-inspired bed features charming wall lamps. This is a great idea as it keeps the bedside table top clear. However, the wall sconce approach is best if you will only ever have the bed in one place. Otherwise you'll be rewiring every time you move the furniture around!

Dale Tiffany Genoa Table Lamp

Bedroom Lighting

Many people opt for a table lamp for more flexibility. Our collection includes this stunning new Dale Tiffany bedside lamp with a hand-crafted glass shade.

The dragonfly design is designed to replicate the dragonfly designs on original Louis Comfort Tiffany antique lamps. A built-in nightlight glows through the glass base to silhouette the pretty dragonflies, making it a lovely finishing touch to comfort a child who is staying over for the night. Or, let's admit it, the nightlight will be great for adults too. We all know what it's like to wake up and fumble around in a dark room when we're staying in a strange place!

Traditional Bedroom by Mclean Interior Designers & Decorators StoryBook Rooms, LLC

Traditional Style Storage

The next 'essential' for a guest bedroom is something to put your suitcase on. It gets very old very quickly when you are digging around in a suitcase on the floor to find something. You can buy a suitcase rack of the type found in hotels and whip that out every time friends arrive, folding it up neatly in a closet the rest of the time. The wooden luggage rack under the window in this very traditional French Country bedroom manages to blend in well enough.  In any case, our eyes are on the gorgeous toile bed linens, the window treatments and that delicious painted armoire! (If you are looking for a wardrobe, we have some equally lovely new and antique armoires on our website.)

Amish Wooden BenchOr use a nice wooden bench like this new Amish bench for travel bags. As long as the bench is big enough to support a suitcase, you then have the option to use the bench as a useful piece of furniture when nobody is visiting. The main thing is to choose an easy-to-clean surface. Wood or metal are good, but you don't want an upholstered bench to double up as a suitcase rack for the same reason you don't want people putting their suitcases on the bed. Dirt alert!

This interior design style is a fantastic way to enhance your master bedroom furniture. From headboard to footboard, to design ideas for every color palette, your home deserves the best focal point on the market.

At, we have a wide variety of traditional furniture available for sale. From living room to dining room, we have the quality pieces to add to your traditional home. Pieces for your traditional living room include bookcases, coffee tables, end tables, loveseats and sectional sofas and more. Each of these home decor fixtures in this home design style are sure to turn your home into a showroom. From the upholstery to the solid dark wood, we have no doubt you'll be impressed by the craftsmanship. Perhaps a chandelier or area rug is what your space needs.

Furniture pieces for your dining room in this style include dining tables, dining chairs, sideboards and more. There is something so enticing about the furniture style that is traditional design. But that's not all we carry! Other styles include Victorian, Queen Anne, Chippendale, and many other 19th century and 20th century antique pieces.

These are the basic pieces of furniture for a beautiful traditional style guest bedroom. In my next post I look at stylish guest room seating ideas to ensure your visitors are always comfortable!

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We met Lenore and John M. at the Antique Tobacco Barn in Asheville, NC, while we were there restocking our booth. Lenore and John recently purchased a very charming cottage in Sapphire, NC, that dates to the turn of the century and sits next to a babbling brook.

Antique French Hunting BuffetLenore fell in love with two buffets in our booth and then went on our website and found a beautiful set of chairs to match!

Lenore wanted an impressive buffet for the open dining area to fit with the rustic nature of the exposed logs in the mountain cabin.

I think the antique Hunting Buffet makes an excellent choice! The stunning carved scene of a hunter and stag on the upper cabinet makes this antique French Henry II buffet a work of art as well as a beautiful piece of furniture. The two lower cabinet doors are carved with mythical, dragon-like creatures.
Antique French Carved Henry II BuffetHere is the 8-feet-tall antique Henry II style oak buffet in Lenore's home. Made in France in 1920, the buffet makes an eye-catching statement with practical storage and serving space. Vintage French Chairs

Peeking into the bottom of the photo you can see the vintage French Renaissance dining chairs Lenore chose.

The set of six French Renaissance dining chairs was made in about 1930. The vintage chairs are beautifully upholstered in red and cream brocade and the spiral turning on the oak legs adds another decorative detail.

Let's take a better look at the vintage chairs together with the antique buffet in Lenore's dining area...

antique French dining chairs Renaissance

Doesn't it look amazing? The red patterned upholstery on the antique Renaissance style chairs adds a pop of color and provides comfortable seating around the long plank-top dining table.

Vintage French Buffet Louis XVI CarvedLenore also chose a pretty Louis XVI buffet for the master bedroom. The vintage French buffet is carved with delightful ribbons, floral designs and coats of arms. The unusual vintage buffet with a rich golden patina on the aged oak was crafted in France in 1930 and nearly the entire front is carved in with beautiful detail. Lenore saw that the mirrored doors and open display shelves of this sideboard made it the perfect candidate for a subtle French translation.... she got creative and turned it into a piece of bedroom furniture!

What a magnificent and unique dresser, with so much space to tuck away your jewels and silk scarves and other favorite pieces of clothing.

Louis XVI antique sideboard bedroomThe bedroom is just off a sitting room with a large fireplace - a wonderful place to enjoy a bottle of wine! The four poster bed is also an antique that came from the personal collection of the original owner of the Grove Park Inn in Asheville. We think the feminine elements on the Louis XVI buffet in combination with the gorgeous four-poster bed combine to make a very romantic master bedroom indeed.

We love it when our customers get creative with using antique furniture in their homes.
Many thanks to Lenore and John for inviting us into your lovely home for a tour!

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Our EuroLux Home Houzz page has already been featured in many ideabooks and we've even won a Best of Houzz 2015 award for our customer service! But it's still a thrill when I receive an email saying "Hi Aimee, Congratulations! You were hand-picked by one of our writers to be featured in an editorial ideabook on the homepage of Houzz."

Ambella Home Art Deco Bed Manhattan

Art Deco Bedroom Furniture

The latest piece of happy news from Houzz was to inform us that this Ambella Home bed from the Manhattan collection was featured in an ideabook on The Beguiling Art Deco Bedroom. Who could resist that title? The article talks about how Art Deco furniture "exuded both opulence and minimalism" with glittering finishes and stark style lines.

Ambella Home Bed Headboard Manhattan

Ambella Home Manhattan Bed

The Ambella Home Manhattan bed, which comes in both king and queen sizes, clearly reflects the Art Deco look perfectly! Glamour comes calling in the beautifully crafted white leather-like headboard upholstery, studded with a classic pattern in silver-tone nickel nailheads. The wood base makes a sleek partner to the headboard. The lovely geometric shape is sure to bring

Art Deco Excellence

People say that styles come back around every 50 and 100 years, and Art Deco is definitely "hot" right now. You can see the Art Deco influence in the Hollywood Regency furniture I've written about recently. Our own 1920s vintage bungalow dates to the same era.

French Art Deco Buffet

We have some great Art Deco buffets and other furniture coming soon on our next container of antiques from France.

That transatlantic ship should arrive in a month or two, and we can't wait to unwrap the pieces of antique French furniture that we bought!

This is a photo of my favorite Art Deco buffet due to arrive in that next delivery of French antiques. The beautifully carved lines make it so distinctive and you really can't replicate the warm and mellow tones of the aged wood.

This unusual Art Deco bar cabinet will arrive in the same container of antiques. It is photographed against a strange hot pink wall, but please don't hold that against it!
Art Deco Bar Cabinet Antique

The carvings and gleaming mirror and glass are all gorgeous. And looking at this, it's crazy to think that the excitement of the jazz age was really a whole century ago...

Sleek, Creative Furniture

The Art Deco style of interior design is a great way to adorn any space. Whether you want to add glam to your master bedroom, retro style to your living room or geometric patterns to your dining room, this style always impresses. The design style of an Art Deco interior is striking and sure to make interior designers blush!

This home decor just keeps impressing us. From Art Deco inspired bedrooms to Art Deco design in your chandeliers and bedside tables, this style can enhance any bedroom. Regardless of your existing bedroom design and bedroom furniture, this is a style that can blend with all sorts of color palettes. Each piece of furniture carries the kind of styling that furniture experts like us are always looking for.

Furniture History Explored

I'll write a blog post about Art Deco soon as part of my series about learning furniture history and styles. Then I can talk more about the details and feel of the Art Deco style and show you more fantastically decadent photos. For a guide on how to arrange your bedroom decor, you can check out our post here.

Till then, you can browse the entire Houzz ideabook on The Beguiling Art Deco Bedroom. Sweet dreams!

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Ambella Home Voranado tableLast week, as the latest in our series of client decor spotlights, I showed you photos of Nellie V.'s home in San Diego, CA, with the Ambella Home mirrored accent table that she bought from us. Looking at the pictures of this elegant and dramatic table made me want to write more about the mirrored furniture trend!

Often you'll see mirrored furniture in a Hollywood Regency style room, evoking Hollywood's glamorous golden era of the 1920s and 1930s. Shiny finishes, including lacquer, gilding and (yes!) mirrors are typical of the luxurious Hollywood Regency look.

Currey Mirrored ConsoleFor example, this new Currey & Co mirrored console table features a traditional Greek key pattern on the legs, but the streamlined geometry also reminds me of Art Deco. The wrought iron table has a gleaming silver leaf and antique mirror finish and the simple lines let the shine do the talking!

Why decorate with mirrored furniture? Well, a room full of mirrored pieces would be too much dazzle (Hello, Liberace!) but a single accent piece creates a stunning focal point.

antiqued mirrored credenzaThe mirror also adds light to the room, or makes the most of every speck of light that you have. In daylight, it makes the room look brighter. If you enjoy candlelight, then the mirroring will reflect the warm glow for a romantic atmosphere. This Currey & Co credenza boasts antiqued mirroring on the doors - perfect with the faded walnut and gold highlights.

Ambella Home Casablanca chest mirrored A piece of mirrored furniture also creates the illusion of more space as it reflects the room back to you. If carefully placed, it can conjure up quite a magical effect! A mirrored chest of drawers against a wall makes a small room look bigger as it tricks the eye into thinking that the floor extends further than it does. The Morrocan style of this Ambella Home mirrored chest of drawers proves the point and also shows that mirrored furniture doesn't have to be a Bling Fest!

Currey Kramer Drinks TableFor another subtle mirrored accent, this Kramer drinks table by Currey & Co combines modernity with classical symmetry. The antiqued mirror top sits sleekly on the warm bronze gold finished tapered pedestal.

As a general tip, I've talked before about the research on the value of buying better quality furniture. When you're buying mirrored pieces it's even more important to buy high quality furniture. Solid pieces with a decent weight and high-quality mirrored detail creates a look of luxe. But a mirrored accent piece that is cheap, tinny, and poorly made can appear more garish than glitzy.

Finally, this Solana mirrored bed made by Hooker Furniture shows that mirrored accents can really work with any style. The refined rustic bed features a decorative mirrored panel headboard with curvy, almost Art Nouveau detail. It would be the focal point of any bedroom.

Solana mirrored bed by Hooker Furniture Have you taken a shine to mirrored furniture? Tell us about it here on this blog or on our Facebook page!

AimeeAvatarAimee owns with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or connect with EuroLux on Google+. Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

Our customers enjoy eclectic decor and so do we. "I don't want things that are matchy-matchy," they say to me. They don't want Rooms-To-Go!

Dining room eclectic decor I love chatting with people who have the confidence to just pick things they are drawn to.  I always say: "If you see something you like, get it!" Don't worry about everything matching in a room. It will come together if you trust your taste. That takes courage and boldness, but I like things to look unique and I also like the juxtaposition of different styles, color tones, and wood styles.

Rick and Cheri's dining room is a great example. We took a tour of their home in our Antique Carved Furniture Fusion Client Spotlight. Rick and Cheri purchased several pieces from us over the years, including the 1900 French Renaissance buffet pictured here. But they also bought antique furniture in the French Hunting style, the Flemish Mechelen style, the American Eastlake style, and the French Brittany style! All the pieces are beautifully carved and they create a wonderful (and very individual) fusion.

Eclectic Decor
Traditional Dining Room by Denver Interior Designers & Decorators Andrea Schumacher Interiors

Many of our customers are interested in having chairs that don't exactly match. This graceful eclectic decor dining area shows how interesting it is to have a mix of seating and upholstery fabrics. The two antique chairs don't match, but they complement each other with their traditional French styling.  The sofa looks more modern but still classic, and the shaping of the back means that it blends nicely with the antiques. With the pretty mix of fabric prints and the fancy chandelier, this space looks charming!

Eclectic decor foyer
Eclectic Entry by Sydney Media & Bloggers Monica Kovacic

This entry foyer is another great example of eclectic decor. The space is so inviting I'd be tempted to stop here and go no further! This house is filled with antiques in different styles. Although the comfy old chair looks quite French in style, there are also nomadic African  influences in the carpet and the display of pottery.

Eclectic decor traditional bedroom
Traditional Bedroom by Chester Interior Designers & Decorators Maria K. Bevill Interior Design

This bedroom is unusual. At first glance it has an antique French look to it, in the sofa, chair, and console table. The pale blue sofa upholstery coloring is also typical of antique French decor and the sculptures are very Old World classic. But look closer and you'll notice that the two small tables before the sofa have a square geometric design that looks quite modern.  The rectangular table lamp, blingy chandelier, and the simple, almost Scandinavian four-poster bed are also not in keeping with the period and style of the other furniture. But doesn't it all come together to set a lovely scene in this bedroom?

The last three photos in this post come from Houzz, and we're delighted to say that we have been invited by Houzz to join their marketplace! You can find our furniture and home accents at EuroLuxHome on Houzz and check out our 5 Star reviews. Of course, you can still browse our full inventory at our own online gallery site:

Tell us your tips on how you create unique and eclectic decor in your home!

Aimee owns with her best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or connect with Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.