A Well-Lit Home

Lighting is an essential part of our design process here at SWI. We find that it is an element that is often overlooked. The perfect lighting creates a well lit space for you and your guests to enjoy. Below we're exploring some of our favorite lighting tips to help you create a "natural glow". Always use more lamps than you think you need! The easiest way to brighten a room is with lamps. … [Read more...]

All About the Hardware

Making over vintage pieces is always a fun and interesting journey. There are so many ideas to consider. We love to lacquer our pieces in bright colors and upgrade upholstery. However, one of our biggest secrets to updating a piece is to change the hardware. Below we explore easy ways to reinvent your pieces. First up, we swapped out the original hardware for their gold counterparts. Against … [Read more...]

Chinoiserie Chic

Chinoiserie pieces bring an exotic sophistication to a space giving it a worldly, classic feel. Adding blue and white porcelain tableware, fretwork furniture, asian-print upholstery, or large ginger jars are some easy ways to add Chinoiserie accents in a room. Mixing these Chinoiserie pieces with other design styles are some of our favorite ways to create unique and eclectic rooms. Check out some … [Read more...]