January 2012

Shop Talk: Back-Painted Glass Island

by Benedict August on January 26, 2012

We recently featured the office we designed for Anderson Real Estate Group here on Tarnish & Tinsel and thought it would be fun to highlight a piece of the design that has garnered a lot of “how’d you do that?” responses.  The back-painted glass island is exactly that: an island covered in clear glass that […]

{ 1 comment }

Books on our Shelves: England’s Lost Houses

by Benedict August on January 16, 2012

England’s Lost Houses is a record of English country houses.   These massive estates with sumptuous interiors and acres upon acres of land were hundreds of years old when they were photographed in the early 20th century for Britain’s Country Life magazine.  This book is hard to put down, not because it contains cover to cover […]


Nursery: it’s all mapped out!

by Benedict August on January 10, 2012

Homeowners Torey and Jeff longed for a nursery that was anything but typical for the adoptive baby soon to join their family.  In our first meeting they didn’t show us magazine clippings of rooms adorned with teddy bears, no fabric swatches with bumble bees, no choo choo trains, no princesses and no Disney characters.  Not […]


1907 Nenno House

by Benedict August on January 4, 2012

We recently finished working on the historic Nenno House of 1907 which now serves as offices for the Richard O’Hara and Associates accounting firm.  This was a collaboration with Cindy Brassett of Brassett Interiors who asked us to design and install period appropriate board and batten wainscot in the foyer, main hallways, stairway, and reception area.  […]