Style Court

Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Open Doors

[Image of Irish door via Mari.]

Gracious and curious Jessica Condatore over at The Love List is organizing a fall tour of homes -- a virtual one to be exact. She is inviting design bloggers to open their doors and share a little decorating advice. Jessica's blog posts related to the tour will include pictures, commentary, and details on how to "get the look."

This is not a contest. Jessica's objective is simply to share inspiration and helpful tips. Apartments, huts and even cabanas are welcome. She simply requests that contributors have active blogs that are at least three months old. The full scoop is available here. (I've heard though the grapevine that some very stylish and respected bloggers have already agreed to participate, and the more the merrier!)

Now some weekly finds: budget-friendly handcrafted Indian linens from Saffron Marigold. A set of six dinner napkins costs about $35.

[Above, note the candle sleeves on this hand-forged and hand-painted wrought iron coral chandelier from Anne Coyle.]

[A sample of the many candle covers available through Antique Lamp Supply.]

My Atlanta resource of the week is Aaron's Lamp & Shade, 3529 Northside Parkway. I mentioned this place and the great selection of candle sleeves quite a while ago. But recently I invested in some of their covers with a "melting" look.

Usually designers stick with plain sleeves for a crisp, clean look and go with the "melting wax" for a more textured, antique feel. Anne Coyle, who is known for mixing traditional and modern elements, opted for dripping wax on the whimsical coral chandelier above.

A limited selection of candle covers is available at most hardware stores and at Home Depot. Aaron's helpful staff will trim the covers for you on-the-spot, for a precise fit.


thelovelist said...

thank you so much Courtney! I couldn't be more grateful :) If anyone is interested in going directly to the pdf with info about the home tour, they can see it at

I sincerely appreciate the support!

katiedid said...

I think it's a great idea! I look forward to seeing all who participate.

And Courtney, I love the Anne Coyle chandelier. She is one of my favorites. :)

Material Girls said...

What a fun idea Jessica had!
Emily @ Material Girls

Lisa D. said...

Hi style Court:
Thank you for the info on the fall tour of homes - sounds wonderful! On a side note, I wanted to see if you had finished Julia's Ham biscuit, Hostess Gown?

Style Court said...

I did finish Julia's book -- loved it.

cotedetexas said...

There is a new sleeve out that looks like dripping wax but it's like a concrete material. It's wonderful ! I used it on my new chandelier.

thelovelist said...

Hi Courtney! Just letting you know that the Home Tour has now started :)