Ultimate “GREEN” Chandelier


Seriously, this is a real chandelier for those of you (of us)  who are seriously green. I just thought it was too funny to pass up . . . because sometimes we take ourselves a little too seriously and laughter is the best way to right many wrongs. Seriously.


 A three day Holiday weekend is upon us. That’s plenty of time to enjoy a refreshing drink of water, visit walkingthings.com, and have some fun pondering the mysteries of life, such as: 

What if the Hokey-Pokey really is what it’s all about?


Dianne Ross

Interior Designer/Phelan’s Interiors



mmmmm – yummy!

Doesn’t it look like somebody ran a muck with the Ghiradelli hot fudge?!

Here sits a work of art that looks good enough to eat. A smarter move, of course,  would be to plug it in. Turn it on,  then stand back. Gently fold your arms, tilt your head to one side, and just admire it.

Maybe it should be called a GLAM(P)!


Did I just make up a new word?

 Without a doubt this lamp belongs in the Glam category.

      A little naughty. A little nice. Definitively premium.            


 Even lamp shades have taken the next step to “up grade” their jewelry! It’s not just fringe anymore – Recently, lighting companies have introduced lamp shades studded with crystals or the shade itself is curvaceous –  mimicking “the little black dress”. Any way you look at it, the unmistakable beauty and the sparkle of GLAMPS is not to be denied.


Dianne Ross / Interior Designer

Phelan’s Interiors





Told you so.

This is it  – 100 percent over the top – Hollywood Regency design revival in full bloom. Always opulent and ever eclectic, always theatrical and expectedly daring, this style is not for the faint of heart. Captain Milktoast does not get a ticket to this show. Sometimes this style is brushed with whimsy and fantasy , like in the abundant use of light fixtures as seen in the photo. But you have to admit, it is dazzling.

From the 1930’s and continuing through the 50’s (now referred to as Mid-century) Regency styling epitomized glamor, wealth, and lavish collections that identified the early Hollywood era. Elements of Lucite, lacquer, chinoiserie, bamboo – painted or natural, mercury glass, wild color schemes, flamboyant feathers, and …

Well, name something glamorous and it was in!

Clean architectual lines were paired with the frill of rocco. And, of course MIRRORS MIRRORS everywhere. Global Views is a company favored by Phelan’s for their wonderful selection of mirrors. At High Point market they introduced an elegant montage of 7 octagaonal mirrors, finished in black lacquer and edged in silver, AKA: Regency revival. 

Today the revival is just as bold and as fresh as ever, not to mention terribly interesting! Scroll down to the previous post and you’ll see another interpretation from the swank unrestrained era called Hollywood Regency. 


Dianne Ross / Interior Designer

Phelan’s Interiors


PS  Readers, take a look at my blog “Towel bars suck.”