Note the pan chandelier in the upper part of this picture. It has glass shades and downward-facing lights which can trap a lot of heat.

Antique Light Fixtures and New Light Bulb Rules – Part 2

There is no doubt that the changes that have taken place with respect to light bulbs will cause problems for owners of antique lamps and ceiling fixtures. Lamps that have cloth shades with wires that clip onto a light bulb may become obsolete and end up in a landfill unless they can be retrofitted to use a harp assembly. I tested a Noma halogen 60watt … Continue reading Antique Light Fixtures and New Light Bulb Rules – Part 2

“Historical Interiors of Alberta” is officially launched!

The official launch of my book took place recently at one of the homes featured in the book – the Bell Residence. There were 30+ invited guests that sipped wine, nibbled and talked, talked and talked some more. I can’t believe that I was worried that, because so many people are from different walks of life, that they might not have anything in common! There … Continue reading “Historical Interiors of Alberta” is officially launched!

Historical Interiors of Alberta – A Guide to Restoring and Decorating your Heritage Home

TIP: Remember whoever is attracted to the exterior of your home will expect the interior to harmonize. Making decisions that will destroy this historic continuity may affect the price you can sell your home for some day. It will almost certainly result in a badly restored house. Have you ever been to a heritage home when, upon entering, you felt like it simply “felt right”? … Continue reading Historical Interiors of Alberta – A Guide to Restoring and Decorating your Heritage Home

A Lovely mirror

The Art of Hanging Pictures

Hanging pictures, or mirrors, or artwork on a wall takes some thinking. It’s very interesting how many people take such care to buy the right furniture and accessories for their home only to place them in a , what can best be described as a “higgaldy-pigaldy” fashion. There are many guidelines you can follow that will help you choose the best placement for your collections.┬áBut … Continue reading The Art of Hanging Pictures