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Anthony Cox, Theodore Alexander’s Creative Director, provides design insights

Anthony Cox, Executive Vice President, Provides a Unique Insight into the Theodore Alexander Brand Read more

Categories: Interior design | Theodore Alexander

enLIGHTening craftsmanship

“We like to think we are establishing leadership in our designs, not following trends,” Cox remarks. “We want our lighting to represent a personal statement for the home interior environment.” As the company’s Web site states: “Every piece has a story just waiting to be shared.” Read more

Categories: Interior design | Press

Thought for the Day

“When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.” Steve Jobs Read more

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Every Detail Counts – the Art of Inlay, Part 1

Picture if you will a shell, delicate and brittle. Imagine sketching a design with a soft pencil on it’s surface and then gently cutting around the shape with a small saw. You need to be sure that the blade moves cleanly through the shell, with smooth even strokes. Cut too hard or too fast and the shell will shatter and you must begin again. A steady hand is needed for this task. Read more

Categories: Art History | Theodore Alexander

Every Detail Counts – the Art of Gilding

Imagine living in a world where twilight turns to nightfall and there is no electric light to brighten the darkness, only candlelight and perhaps the flicker of flames from the fireplace. In this semi-dark world opulence and wealth is measured … Read more

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Unexpected Interiors

At Theodore Alexander we delight in ensuring that our pieces have all the hallmarks of true quality, for our craftsmen employ time-honoured techniques to craft truly beautiful furniture you’ll fall madly in love with. Take this hyedua and sycamore veneered … Read more

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