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How to Maintain Wood Furniture

How to Maintain Wood Furniture

Wood furniture is popular for its beauty, strength and durability in the home. While some exotic or antique woods require special care and maintenance, most wood furniture today is easy to clean and maintain. All it takes is a little care and a few simple steps to keep your wood furniture in great shape and […]

Shabby Chic Furniture

Shabby Chic Furniture

Shabby chic items are often heavily painted with many layers showing through obviously worn areas. The style is imitated in faux painting using glaze or by painting then rubbing and sanding away the top coat to show the wood or base coats. Fabrics tend to be cottons and linens, with linen being particularly popular, inspired […]

Italian Furniture

Italian Furniture

Italian furniture is a style of furniture that always holds worldwide appeal. It is a classical style with such charm and informality, and it is hardly surprising why it has become very popular indeed. Also known as the Tuscan style for the area of Italy in which these looks were first influenced, it is characterised […]

French Furniture

French Furniture

Here we look at the history of French furniture from heavy medieval dowry coffers to intricate Louis XV marquetry to Art Deco. The Middle Ages In medieval times France was ruled by feudal lords and most ordinary people had pretty grim lives. The lived, ate and slept together in one large room, which was often […]

Venetian Furniture

Venetian Furniture

Venetian furniture is first attributed to the 18th and 19th centuries.  Furniture was obviously around in the Venetian Republic before these centuries, but the Venetian period is typically classified as the 18th and 19th centuries.  Venetian furniture styles ranged from cabinets, corner cabinets, banquettes, benches, shelves, and especially mirrors. The Venetian style of furniture is much […]

Renaissance Furniture

Renaissance Furniture

The Renaissance period that gives its name to the style of furniture that is becoming increasingly popular today, actually began in Tuscany at the end of the fourteenth century, but soon spread throughout the whole of Italy. Setting a new trend that finished the Middle Ages and led the way for a brighter and much […]