Modern Versus Traditional Furniture

Brown Armchair

Traditional furniture fitted the traditional way of life, the homes that were traditionally lived in and even the traditional family unit. Traditional furniture is romantic, ornate and indulgent furniture rooted in European history and associated with styles such as Victorian, Queen Anne and Chippendale. Traditional furniture is usually large and imposing, best suited to the [...]

From Heels to Headboards: It’s All About the Details

Zebra Print Rug

Hi Image South fans! This is Iris Houlihan of Iris Interiors LLC. I’m taking a break from my interior design blog, aptly named Iris Interiors, to guest post on Image South Fine Art. As art lovers, you know the importance of the little things that tie a room together. Here are a few thoughts on [...]

How Versatile Artwork Transforms any Space

photograph by Patrick Cline for Lonny Magazine

Hello Image South followers! My name is Lesley Frenz and I’m excited to be guest posting on the Image South blog today. Normally, you can find me searching for artistic inspiration over on my own art blog, Artsy Forager, but I’m happy to be hanging out here at Image South today! Back in my art [...]

So, That Shiny New Coffee Table

Coffee Table with Books

Picture the scene – you’ve just invested in a gorgeous new coffee table and it’s now sitting in your lounge. Perhaps it’s aged oak with a sheer finish, or minimalist chrome with a glass top. Either way, you’re likely proud as punch of your purchase and can’t wait to show it off to your loved [...]

Custom Framing Services – Getting the Most for Your Money

Painting by Laura Shubert

Custom framing can make anything – from an expensive work of art or a limited edition print to a family portrait or cherished family photograph – look even better. But not all custom framing jobs are alike, and it is important to shop around carefully. If you are going to spend the money to have [...]

LED Lighting for Artwork

Abstract Painting with LED Lighting

LED lighting for artwork offers the benefit of soft illumination that enhances the longevity of your artwork with a minimal financial investment. As most art connoisseurs know, it is important to protect fine artwork from the harshness of incandescent lighting as well as from the sun’s rays. LED bulbs and lighting sources are perfect for [...]

Blogfest 2012

2012 Kips Bay Show House by Brian del Toro

Blogfest 2012, the second annual New York City design event hosted by Kravet Inc., was a three day tour exclusively for interior design bloggers and featured the industry’s top shelter magazines, design celebrities and amazing venues. The event was held from May 21 through May 23, coinciding with design happenings such as the Kips Bay Decorator Show [...]

Create the Bed and Bath of Your Dreams

Master Bedroom

The private areas of a home, specifically bedrooms and bathrooms, deserve the royal treatment. After all, they are intended for someone important – you. Tailor them to your needs. Create havens where you can tune out the world, relax and recharge. Choose restful colors, and address privacy and light control with suitable window treatments. In [...]

The Secret of Making a Space Work

Living Room with A View of The Ocean

Your house has its own set of bones and, unless you’re making structural changes, you’ve got to work with them. But there are a number of ways to use or visually shape a space to make it work for you. Before you make any decisions about furnishing the rooms in your home, get to know [...]

Transforming Your Walls from Drab to Fab II

Living Room Wall with Trim

Last week in the first of our posts on How to Transform Your Walls from Drab to Fab, we discussed using fine art, frames and mirrors to dress up a blank wall. This week we’ll show you other tricks of the trade to glam up those drab walls. Trim-Tastic Decorative trim gives a room a [...]