The distinction between modern and contemporary dining room sets is really a thin hairline. The term “modern” as commonly used for arts and design denotes a style that was derived from or is a reproduction of some older styles. In furniture we would have such styles as modern Victorian furniture, modern country furniture or modern Renaissance furniture. When discussing modern vs. contemporary dining room sets, the term “contemporary” refers to an idiom which shows no sign of having been derived from a previous style.
A better word for “contemporary” would be “unconventional.” Samples of contemporary furniture may be readily viewed on the Internet. They are usually characterized by irregular shaping in one or more of its parts. When comparing the two styles, we learn that creating contemporary furniture needs a lot of study. In particular, knowing the principles of weight distribution is a must for a designer of contemporary furniture. Because his designs may not be using the traditional points of support for furniture, he needs to be doubly sure that he his creations won’t tilt to the sides or fall down when used.
ave you pulled out your dining room decorations for fall? It could be Halloween or Thanksgiving fun items you are pulling out for your dining room or even your living room, but what about the kitchen?
While most of the great foods from this time of year are born in the kitchen of a home, it seems many people don’t appreciate their kitchens as much as they should and don’t decorate them for fall festivities. You should at least make an effort to decorate the table.
There are various styles options available to do the indoors of a house. But if you want exquisite look, then you must consider Moroccan Furniture that consists of bedside tables, pouffes, large wall mirrors, bone mirrors and Moroccan lamps. Let’s look at each of these in detail below:
These come with traditional carvings and rich colors. They have typical motifs and designs engraved on them. A lot of hard work goes to make each bedside table. Nothing is factory made. Every table is done by a seasoned artisan who has learned his trade from his ancestors. You can tell when you see a bedside table is machine or handmade. Because of the amount of manual labour that goes into making each piece, it takes a while to complete a custom order.
Christmas is right around the corner which is why there is no doubt that for the past few weeks, or maybe even months depending on just how meticulous you are; you have been running around, gathering the decorations, presents and anything and everything you can muster to ensure that come Christmas day, nobody has a reason to complain.
It all goes smoothly even for the least organised of us; the tree and decorations get put up effortlessly, the kids stay on their best behaviour and in return are surprised by the gifts they asked for and even the turkey cooks on time but what about when it comes to sitting down? We spend so much time on everything else that we often neglect the most important part of the day; the Christmas meal and who goes where when the time comes to carve that beauty.
A couple of weeks ago I went to an intimate dinner party and thought the presentation would be great for a Valentine Day dinner. These Valentine’s decoration ideas would work for just the two of you or an intimate party of four or six or even more.
Like all other special events, when we arrived we were treated to wonderful hors d’oeuvres and specialty martinis. In fact, one way to incorporate Valentine’s decoration for your Valentine Day dinner is to serve a cosmopolitan martini as the specialty drink of the evening. Re-name the martini a Sweetheart-tini or maybe a Romantic-tini. The ingredients and color make this drink a perfect match for the holiday. (For other specialty martini recipes check out pages 87 and 88 in Budget Bash.)