A little history about a design aesthetic trending today

Le Corbusier

The French-Swiss architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, or more commonly known as Le Corbusier, was one of the pioneers of modern architecture. He was born in 1887, in Switzerland, and eventually moved to France where he practiced architecture for a span of 5 decades. Many of his buildings can be found in France, as well as across Europe, [...]

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Art Deco

Art Deco is an artistic movement that originated in the 20’s and grew in popularity in the 30’s and 40’s. This style, characterized by symmetrical clean lines and angular geometrical forms, is evident in all types of visual art including fine art, interiors and architecture, industrial and product design, graphic arts, and even fashion and [...]

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Brass Accents

Brass accents have come back into style in a big way. Contemporary nickel hardware and fixtures are being replaced by simple clean-lined brass pieces that compliment furnishings and add a warm luxurious touch. Brass, a metal alloy made of copper and zinc, has been used since prehistoric times through the ancient Roman Empire and Medieval period as currency, for [...]

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Wallcoverings: A Brief History to Today

Sometimes people are frightened hearing the term “wallpaper” thinking back to their grandmother’s floral patterns from the mid 20th century. Wallcoverings have come a long way since the mass-produced patterns in the 50’s and 60’s and even beyond that to their inception as decorated rice paper made by the Chinese thousands of years ago. During [...]

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