Selecting an Auspicious Sofa

Tasting Parlor – Rideau Vineyard On my velvet couch reclining, ivy leaves thy brows entwining, while my soul expands with glee, what are kings and crowns to me? – Thomas Moore, Irish Poet and Songwriter I’m thinking of purchasing a...
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Feng Shui for the Living Room

From the Right Bank Film music should have the same relationship to the film drama that somebody’s piano playing in my living room has to the book I am reading. – Igor Stravinsky, Russian Composer Ever since I can remember,...
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The Brilliance of Crystal Chandeliers

She didn’t think that by hanging a chandelier from the ceiling you made a room with a chandelier. She felt you’d made another world, which you could slip in and out of by some vague process of application. – from...
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Books, and Where to Put Them

Elle Decor Books are awfully decorative, don’t you think? – Gloria Upson from Auntie Mame, by Patrick Dennis I absolutely love books!  When I was a child, my mom would take me with her to bookstores and libraries all the...
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The Truth about Mirrors

John Tenniel When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes, I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. – Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found...
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