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Significant Embellishments are the details that make a space fabulous. I am so excited to offer this triple giveaway of amazing embellishments with a combined value of $1,000. This blog has never been about giveaways so I am thrilled to offer it to my greatly appreciated readers.
We choose our surroundings, our settings, the stage against which we live our lives, detail by detail. Classical design embraces embellishments with artistry from the time when artisans and masters of crafts practiced skills to create timeless works of art. One such company is Atelier Textiles. A European designer and maker of luxurious soft furnishings and hand-embellished fabrics for some of the world’s most beautiful residential and commercial interiors, TV, film sets and super yachts. It incorporated English Home in September 2015 and is the exclusive supplier of their unique sheer curtain panels and dramatic home furnishing designs. I wrote this blog about English Home in 2013 as they furnished embellishments for two of my favorite shows; Downton Abbey and the Tudors. This UK company of skilled artisan machinists create beautiful and intricate special embroidery effects. Continuing thousands of years of inspirational tradition, these techniques are passed down from generation to generation.
Best Dressed Windows and Beds by Atelier Textiles
With fabric this magnificent the windows are dressed to perfection.
Regina Collection – Ivory Silk Gold Taffeta appliques on Velvet Curtain Panels
Constance Terracotta Collection – Red Crushed Velvet Panels with Bright Gold Taffeta Appliques and Champagne Net Sheer Panel Fabric with Bright gold taffeta and Terracotta rayon velvet.
Florence Collection – Claret Velvet Panels with Gold Taffeta Appliques. Their collections include standard and custom size curtain panels and sheer panels, decorative cushions, bedding and throws.
Florence Collection Bedding and Cushions
Anouska Hempel – Cole Park – Florence Cushions
Atelier offers their distinctive pieces on linen, cotton, silk, velvet and net in a choice of over 30 beautiful base (or ground) fabrics.
Devon Collection on Cotton Muslin
Chatsworth on Sky Blue Linen with Ivory Taffeta Applique. Love this. Using linen changes the look dramatically.
Chatsworth Sheer Panel
Whitehall in Taupe Velvet
Atelier can create custom color combinations and sizes that larger textile houses cannot. They also offer design services for coordinating pelmets and other accessories. Link for their 2016 Brochure.
Aetelier Textiles is offering a pair of velvet cushion covers valued at $280 for our giveaway.
Wallace Antique Velvet Cushions in Terracotta 20″ x 20″
Change is a constant. Nothing is stagnant. That is what is so great about classics, whether it is fabulous embroidered soft goods or incorporating ornament into your home. Classics evolve in the setting they are in. They have the ability to exist easily in any setting, embellishing a contemporary or classic setting.
Our second fabulous giveaway is offered by A French Cartouche in exterior Resin valued at $316.88. It is a perfect significant embellishment for a door header, inside or out. It measures 36″ x 24″ x 3″ relief. Not to limit your creativity since it would look beautiful in many applications. Here is some inspiration on the header application. .
French Cartouche R27057
Here the ornament has been glued directly to the wall with no additional mouldings. The Cartouche would be perfect used in this manner. Paint the cartouche before installation if the wall does not need to be painted. Otherwise, install the resin ornament and then paint it and the surrounding wall.
This design is a double door but the ornament has been glued directly to the wall and a small moulding frames the entire doorway. The ornament is the same color as the walls and probably has a glaze which shows off the beautiful carving.
The cartouche can be glued to the wall over the door with adhesive caulk and then frame the door and header with molding.
This exterior entrance ornament was done by Beaux-Arts. It is also made by Decorators Supply.
Another application is using the ornament as a fireplace focal point.
Our third fabulous giveaway is offered by Beaux-Arts Classic Products, a $300 Decorative Grille(s) Gift Certificate.
Decorative grilles are significant embellishments which totally transform unattractive louvered heating and air conditioning vent covers and more. Beaux-Arts describes their products as decorative solutions for modern intrusions. Since everyone has different grille sizes and needs, the $300 gift certificate can be applied to the purchase any of their beautiful decorative grilles; including filter grilles, supply grilles, speaker grilles or foundation grilles. They are cast from an industrial quality urethane resin, which faithfully reproduces the hand carved detail of their historic originals. In addition, urethane resin is impervious to water and can be used in damp or wet locations, such as a decorative cover for your bathroom exhaust fan, or in and around an indoor swimming pool. All the grilles are available in 14 finishes developed by Beaux-Arts to infuse metallic powders into the front surface of the mold prior to casting, resulting in a cold-fused metallic plated surface, which is virtually maintenance free. Pre-drilled screw-holes and all necessary hardware are provided to make installation easy.
Shown here is a Louis XIV style decorative grille 14″ x 24″. The grilles are for wall and ceiling applications.
This Louis XIV decorative grille is perfect for this painted ceiling.
Arts and Crafts Style Decorative Grille 20″ x 24″ in Dark Bronze Finish. The Arts and Crafts Style decorative grilles are available in 70 different sizes.
Arts and Crafts Filter Grille in Nickel
Industrial Filter grille Before
Decorative Arts and Crafts Filter Grille in Dark Bronze
12″ Speaker Grille $99.
Industrial Ceiling Speakers
Decorative Ceiling Speakers
Foundation Crawl Space Vent Cover in Louis XIV style $199. Shown in Rubbed Bronze.
Industrial Crawl Space Cover
Arts and Crafts Decorative Foundation Crawl Space Cover
There is really nothing on the market like this decorative solution for unattractive foundation grilles. It comes with a plug for cold weather and a screen for ventilation in the summer.
The Giveaway Details
You can participate in all three giveaways, or focus on your favorite. For each giveaway you have up to 3 ways to win. So if you choose all 3 giveaways you have 9 chances to win. However, you can only win one prize. So if you happen to be so lucky as to win 2 of the giveaways we will contact you for your preference.
Atelier Textiles Wallace Cushion Covers Giveaway
- Visit Atelier Textiles by clicking here, take a look at their collections and return to the blog and comment on a favorite item or two.
- For a second chance to win, visit Atelier Textiles on Houzz and leave a comment.
- Third chance to win, Like them on Facebook by clicking here.
Decorators Supply Exterior/Interior French Cartouche Giveaway
- Visit Decorators Supply by clicking here, check out whatever is of interest and return to the blog and comment on a favorite item or two.
- Second chance, visit Decorators Supply on Houzz and leave a comment.
- Third chance, Like them on Facebook by clicking here.
Beaux-Arts Classic Products Grille Gift Certificate Giveaway
- Visit Beaux-Arts Classic Products Decorative Grilles Collection here, and return to the blog and comment on the grille(s) you would like for the giveaway.
- Second chance, Like this Blog post on Facebook.
- Third chance, Visit Pinterest Board Great Products for the Home here, and Like or Pin a Product
In all cases to qualify you must do Step 1 of the giveaway(s) you are interested in. The deadline for comments is Wednesday, May 25th at 6:00 pm EST . The winners will be annouced May 26th.
A perfect topic following the New Gilded Age. Verre Eglomise from the French term meaning gilded glass, is a decorative technique in which the back side of glass is gilded with gold or metal leaf.
In one of a number of related processes, the metal is fixed using a gelatin adhesive, which results in a mirror-like, reflective finish in which designs are then engraved. The metal leaf may be applied using oil-based adhesives (goldsize varnish) to achieve a matte finish. The gilding may also be combined with reverse painting on glass.
The technique dates back to the pre-Roman eras, but its name is derived from 18th-century French decorator and art-dealer Jean-Baptiste Glomy (1711–1786), who is responsible for its revival.
One of the key historical periods of the art was in Italy during the 13th to 16th centuries. Small panels of glass with designs formed by engraved gilding were applied to reliquaries and portable altars.
French School, Mary Magdalen
It has also been used throughout Europe since the 15th century, appearing in paintings, furniture, drinking glasses and similar vessels and jewelry. It is also often seen in the form of decorative panels of mirrors, clock faces, and in more recent history, as window signs and advertising mirrors.
Early 19th Century Mirror
The most impressive artist today working in this almost lost technique is Marian Ellner. Ellner came across verre églomisé while studying at the Institut Supérieur de Peinture Van der Kelen-Logelain in Brussels. “Verre églomisé is like a moving painting,” Ellner says, “because it changes depending on the angle at which you look at it.” It’s quite laborious too: A dining-table top can take as long as five months to complete, using tools ranging from gilder’s mops to wood styli.”
For Celerie Kemble’s library in the Kips Bay 2011 Decorator Show House in New York City, Ellner installed a glass-paneled ceiling depicting a luminous sky.
Ellner Moorish Wall Panels with Palladium Leaf, Mica Powders and Polychromes. Really fabulous.
Neoclassical Wall Panels with 22-carat gold leaf and polychromes
Neoclassical Dining Room
Abudabi Reception Desk
Chinoiserie Powder Room
Closeup of the Chinoiserie details. Incredible. Reverse painting the last color is applied first.
Tone on tone Damask
Royal Design Studio – is a great source for antique mirror and gilding supplies; as well as one time use use stencils from Modello Designs.
Some instructional videos for those interested in this beautiful art form.
Debbie Clark instructional video