Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ode to the Battered and Tattered

Comfortable, worn and often tattered can be incorporated easily into a variety of decorating styles

The appeal of a piece is in its natural aging, not in the false creation of the appearance of age, which sadly is to be found in many mainstream stores these days – Pure Provenance specializes in real old versus fake old.

Objects with a real history and a defect or two are so much more appealing

Natural wear and tear that occurs over time gives individuality and character to pieces that cannot be acquired through your typical mainstream d├ęcor shop.  Hence the need for a destination store such as Pure Provenance, purveyors of true vintage wares.

Discovering and photographing the beauty in the faded, decayed and crumbling facades of old buildings is a long term passion of mine.

Pieces such as this, help create the perfect outdoor living room

Faded furnishings such as this make for a cosy and comfortable home

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Let There Be Light

There are  many beautiful decorative fixtures available today and you don’t have to be locked into any rules when selecting one that suits your aesthetic.

Chandeliers add grace and charm to a space – and more often than not are the shimmering focal point of a room. 

If you have an area in your home that receives little or no sunlight, get creative and reveal light through shiny objects such as silver, crystal, tiles, chrome and mirrors.

Candles always remind me of a log cabin, shimmering and flickering aglow with warmth. Perfect and simple mood lighting for any room in your home.

When you live in a cheerful bright house, you will be living with greater joy and energy. One of my favourite decorative ceiling fixtures....the Birdcage Lantern

Dare to be playful! Incorporate some of natures textures into your decor lighting scheme.


Light the lights. Go on a quest for more light in your rooms. In the words of Monet "There are two choices in life. One is to seek the light and the other is to dwell in darkness. Be a light seeker".