The Sconce Project

silver wall sconce

Hanging by the front door of his former bachelor pad, Mike had sconces made of old terracotta roof tiles. They were definitely a bit rugged for my taste but I loved their simplicity--just a candleholder drilled into a found object. Then I started thinking, with that formula, a sconce could really be anything. For the ...

Apt. Makeover: My Master Bedroom

bedroom-decorating-headboard

When we first saw our late-19th-century condo in Hoboken, NJ, Mike and I fell in love with its original architectural elements: wide plank floors, high ceilings, crown molding, plaster medallion, and fireplaces--but the 21st-century touches weren't exactly a selling point. From peach paint to shiny gold hardware to wrought-iron fixtures, it all had to go. ...