Nov 26, 2014

Lamp of the Week! Gold Iron Seahorse Lamp

Our new favorite lamp!


Gold Iron Seahorse Lamp
This beautiful lamp was inspired by early seahorse illustrations that appeared inside book covers for Roycroft. The all iron seahorse is a perfect addition to a beach house decor or modern setting. The iron seahorse is perched on a white marble base with gold feet and finished in a rustic rough gold with a distressed look. The shade is a hardback in an antiqued white satin in a popular rectangular shape. Use this table height lamp to make a statement in a modern or beach setting. It has one light at 100w maximum and a 3 way switch with a clear silver cord. Total lamp height is 28.75" high. Item GV882131 at The Designer Insider shop.

Nov 24, 2014

Decorating with Winter Floral Prints!

Winter floral fabrics that will make your room beautiful!

peony tapestry floral fabric
Peony Tapestry by F Schumacher
Peony Tapestry
Colorway: Chestnut
A beautiful cotton and rayon floral tapestry fabric in a deep chestnut. The peonies are light tones and show beautifully with shots of blue and pink. A large repeat on this woven fabric.


winter floral fabrics
Sandoway Vine by F Schumacher
Sandoway Vine
Colorway: Seaglass
This beautiful fabric combines tropical flowers and foliage on linen all in cool colors of blues, greens, purple and white. This print was adapted from a French block print in the late nineteenth century. A large repeat on this woven linen fabric.


Tea stained floral fabrics
Indian Arbre by F Schumacher
Indian Arbre
Colorway: Tea
This is a tree of life fabric pattern based on hand painted panels in the 17th century. The floral mix and background are subtle shades of color with a tea stained look. A full repeat that works well with drapes on 100% linen.

All fabrics sold through F Schumacher. To the trade.

Nov 21, 2014

Lamp of the Week! Traditional Wood Table Lamp: Available in Two Finishes

A classic traditional wood lamp in a choice of two finishes!
distressed black wood living room lamps
Antiqued Black Wood Classic Lamp
Antique Black Wood Lamp
Item C06536 at The Designer Insider shop.
Finish: Antique black over wood with some distressing. Gold leaf accents on the base adds a punch. The shade is a beige poplin with a medium drum size of 15" width. Lamp height: 29" high.
washed wood classic vase lamps
Washed Wood Classic Lamp
Washed Ivory Wood Lamp 
Item C06529 at The Designer Insider shop.
Finish: Washed ivory over wood with distressing. Gold leaf accents on the base adds a punch. The shade is a flax linen with a medium drum size of 15" width. Lamp height: 29" high.

Nov 20, 2014

Long Island Showhouse - Ronald McDonald House for Charity

See two of our light fixtures as part of the Ronald McDonald showhouse for October 2014!


This room was displayed in the Ronald McDonald Showhouse in October 2014.

Gold Modern Chandelier Pendant C09414
Size: 25" across x 18" high. Hangs with gold rods.
A brilliant gold chandelier with a contemporary frame and a modern gold leaf. Hangs with extension rods in the same finish.

Black and Gold Modern Desk Lamp C06865
Size: 29" high with adjustable swing arm.
A transitional lamp with a classic metallic antique brass shade with a dark iron wheel base.

Nov 19, 2014

All White Lamps with White Shades

All White Lamps with White Shades
Most white lamps have cream or off white shades, but these lamps are white with all white shades for adding that true splash of white for a pop in your room. Crisp white can be timeless!


White Transitional Urn Lamp with White Shade

White Transitional Urn Lamp
White ceramic urn with acrylic accents and a white parchment paper shade. Size: 35" high. Item C06478 at The Designer Insider shop.


white coral lamp
Glossy White Coral Motif Lamp with White Shade

White Coral Table Lamp
Glossy white lacquered stylized coral motif lamp with a white silk shade. Size: 32" high. Item C06763 at The Designer Insider shop.


white roman column lamp
Glossy White Roman Column Lamp with White Shade

White Roman Column Lamp
Our newest! Glossy white traditional column lamp with a white parchment paper shade. Size: 37" high, an oversized taller lamp. Item C06506 at The Designer Insider shop.


modern white lamp
Modern White Vase Lamp with White Shade

White Modern Vase Table Lamp
Superb opal white vase with nickel accents and a white parchment paper shade. A medium size for smaller tables. Size: 30" high. Item C06484 at The Designer Insider shop.

There you are! Four true white lamps with white shades. No cream, off white or black shades. See more lamps at The Designer Insider!

Nov 18, 2014

Beveled Glass and Brass Foyer Pendant

Beveled Glass and Antique Brass makes a lighting statement! NEW!


Beveled Glass and Antique Brass Foyer Lantern
This beautiful foyer styled lantern is all glass and antique brass for a brilliant illumination. Each pane of glass in this pendant has been hand beveled to enhance the reflection and refraction of light. The frame is all solid brass finished in an antiqued brass including the candle holder in the middle. Three lights are suspended on a rod just below the middle portion of the lantern. Perfect for taller foyers or great rooms. Matches our large wider glass pendant SA790483. Size: 14" wide across the middle shade x 29" high up to where the large chain connects. Item SA790484 at The Designer Insider shop.

Nov 17, 2014

Imperial Trellis Fabric or Wallpaper

Trellis Wallpaper and Fabric in 33 choices! Go bold or go neutral! From F Schumacher!



Get your TRELLIS PATTERN fix with one of these patterned choices:

Wallpaper: Imperial Trellis on wallpaper.
Colorways: Alabaster; Sable Gloss; Cinnabar Gloss; Blush; Mineral; Jet; Citrine; Treillage; Soft Aqua; Silver; Charcoal; Onyx Gloss!

Fabric: Imperial Trellis on Linen.
Colorways: Parchment/Midnight; Natural/Coffee; Citrine/Ivory; Treillage/Ivory.

Fabric: Imperial Trellis Velvet.
Colorways: Peacock; Chartreuse; Byzantine; Noir; Fawn.

Fabric: Imperial Trellis Sheer.
Colorway: Meringue.

Wallpaper: Imperial Trellis II on wallpaper.
Colorways: Ivory/Mandarin; Ivory/Navy; Sand/Ivory; Java/Cream; Jet; Mineral; Blush.

Fabric: Imperial Trellis II on Linen.
Colorways: Ivory/Mandarin; Ivory/Navy; Sand/Ivory; Java/Cream; Jet; Mineral; Blush.



Our favorite is this neutral choice:
Imperial Trellis II on 100% linen. Colorway: Sand/Ivory.
Repeat: H 6" x V 12".

Nov 14, 2014

Lamp of the Week! Antiqued Brass Meets Black

black shaded brass modern lamps
Best Seller Brass and Black Loop Lamp


Antique Brass and Black Table Lamp
This table lamp showcases the appeal of simple symmetry with a shapely metal frame that merges at the black marble base. The metal is all finished in a softer antique brass with an oval shade all in black shantung. The smaller shade allows this lamp to fit on narrower tables. This lamp is brand new and already a BEST SELLER! Height: 31" high. Item C06572 at The Designer Insider shop.

Nov 13, 2014

Modern Braid Trim by Brimar

How to trim with braid!


braid trim on draperies
Trimming with Braid Trim

Trim a shade in flat braid to make it stand out!



Trim sofa cushions with braid to make unique patterns.



Make a unique pattern on a valance!

All braid trim and photos by Brimar, to the trade.

Nov 12, 2014

Modern Farmhouse Red Table

A modern take on a farmhouse console table!

painted console table
Modern Red Farmhouse Console Table


A red farmhouse table with a little more modern design! This is a reproduction of a farm style table but with a refined look and finish. The base is a long console style with wider tapered legs for a heftier look. The apron has a beautiful scalloped edge on all four sides. The wood base is then finished in a barn red with plenty of distressing in the finish and wood. Then a lighter top is added in a knotty pine veneer with lots of natural wood coloration and knots. Notice the overhang on the ends for a unique design. The table can sit in the middle of a room as it is finished on all sides and the top overhangs on all sides. A great console or sofa table. Size: 72" long x 24" wide side to side x 31.25" high.  Item C03223 at The Designer Insider shop.

See all of our NEW FURNITURE by clicking here!

Nov 11, 2014

Sparkling Glass Crystal Braid Trim by F Schumacher

Bedazzled Braids!

Glimmering crystals and sparkling beadwork is the perfect finishing touch when paired with rich upholstery in a luxe scheme! These four sparkling patterns are the newest luxury from F Schumacher. Hand sewn with stones in shades of gray or just with a hint of yellow, these braids marry tones of jet and platinum. Choose one to add some chic sparkle to an understated fabric in a quiet space to make an impact.

glass beaded drapery trim
Glass and Acrylic Beaded Braid Trim

Simpson - Braid is 4.6" wide with acrylic, resin and glass beads on linen. One colorway only: Diamond.


Callas - Braid is 4" wide with a mix of acrylic and glass beads on linen. One colorway only: Jet.


Wallis - Braid is 2.4" wide with acrylic, resin and glass beads on linen. One colorway only: Diamond.



Maria - Braid is 2.5" wide with a mix of acrylic and glass beads on linen. One colorway only: Jet.

All of these beautiful braids are sold by F Schumacher, to the trade.

Nov 10, 2014

Modern Rope and Iron Beach House Pendants

These three pendants have a more casual design that is perfect for beach houses, cabins, modern farm houses, etc. The pendants have an iron framework that has been covered in natural beige jute rope. The rope has been hand applied in a tight and pleasing design over the iron. One light is suspended in the middle at 60w maximum and uses a regular sized bulb. A decorative bulb is best as the light shows through the jute form. The pendants hang with a white cord that is adjustable so you may hang them exactly where you want. Use these pendants for dining, foyers, hallways or baths.


rope lighting with white iron
Rope and Iron Pendant

Jute Rope and Iron Foyer Pendant
Size: 15" wide x 12" high. Adjustable white cord.
Item C09715 at The Designer Insider shop.



white and rope casual pendant
Jute Rope Pendant

Jute Rope and Iron Dining Pendant - Large Size
Size: 25" wide x 12" high. Adjustable white cord.
Item C09712 at The Designer Insider shop.



island lights in white and rope trim
Jute Rope Dining Pendant

Jute Rope and Iron Pendant - Medium Size
Size: 17" wide x 9" high. Adjustable white cord.
Item C09714 at The Designer Insider shop.

See all of our NEW LIGHTING here!

Nov 7, 2014

Lamp of The Week! Winterthur Hand Painted Lamp

Winterthur designer lamps
Hand Painted Lamp in Black, Rust and Gold


Winterthur Black Leaf Motif Lamp
This beautiful lamp has a new hand painted stylized design that was inspired by the love of florals as a tribute to Winterthur . This lamp features an exaggerated leaf design in gold and rust on a black background. The lamp repeats the gold by using antique brass details. The shade is an off white shantung and is topped with a black finial. Lamp total height: 32" high. Part of the Winterthur Collection. This item is new, you may preorder if not yet in stock. Item C06233 at The Designer Insider shop.

Nov 6, 2014

Modern Decorating with Black!

A beautifully designed modern room using black with ivory and touches of gold!

room with Schumacher fabrics
Black and Ivory Modern Room
Notice the modern elements that combine to make this room special. Copy this idea using your own elements!
1-Dark floors.
2-Dark walls in charcoal gray.
3-Light rug.
4-Light trim and mantel.
5-Light furniture mixed with dark furniture.
6-Focal point over mantel.
7-Fabrics that are used as the main focus in the room.

All courtesy of F Schumacher!

Screen fabric: Les Gazelles Au Bois in Noir. This beautiful fabric is a cotton/rayon blend of twirling foliage and a leaping gazelle rendered in precious metal tones against a backdrop of ebony. This is a reproduction pattern from 1927 that once adorned the ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria in 1931. Also available in Ecru: a gold and silver with an ecru background.

Sofa fabric: Serengeti in Tigre Blanc. This reproduction fabric is an interpretive animal motif that combines luxury and glamour in one textile. This is a chenille of opulent texture that is ideal for upholstery in a viscose/poly blend. Also available in Tigre: a gold and brown mix.


Nov 5, 2014

New Gold Modern Lighting!

The newest rustic finish for lighting is a textured gold that feels rough to the touch. Distressed and aged, this lighting kicks modern lighting up a notch!


rustic gold modern lighting
Modern lighting with a rustic gold finish

Textured Gold Modern Pendant Light
This pendant is modeled after a light fixture found at Winterthur. Simple and rustic, this pendant features straps of iron that are connected by rivets that show at the top and bottom. The shape is unusual but gives this light an updated more modern look. It has one light that hangs in the middle and looks best with a decorative bulb. Rustic yet refined in a beautiful rough gold. Size: 17" wide x 12" high. Item C09730 at The Designer Insider shop.


textured gold lighting
Modern 41" wide chandelier

Textured Gold Modern Dining or Room Chandelier
A wider chandelier in a rustic textured gold with oatmeal square shades included. The modern iron in this chandelier has been updated with the new aged and rough gold finish. Modern and sophisticated for dining, a wider foyer or for the center of a room. Size: 41" wide x 32" high. Item C09585 at The Designer Insider shop.

modern wall sconces in aged gold
Modern rustic gold sconce

Textured Gold Modern Wall Sconce
This modern sconce has the same textured gold finish and matches the above chandelier. Oatmeal square shade included. Size: 21" high x 5" wide. Item C05190 at The Designer Insider shop.


Click here to see all of our NEW LIGHTING FOR FALL!

Nov 4, 2014

Custom Industrial Metal and Wood Side Table

Industrial Metal Table with Custom Wood Top
Choose your top color!

Custom Metal and Wood Industrial Table

Choose your wood color!
This industrial metal and wood table gives your home the look that is so popular. A perfect size for next to a chair for drinks or books. The base is all hammered metal in a natural gray tone with plenty of distressing. The top and lower shelf that sits near the bottom are solid maple for a great contrast for this rectangular table. The maple can be ordered in several choices of finishes.
Shown: Vintage White, a distressed off white with aging. Metal stays gray.
Other colors available for wood: Brown Mahogany, Dried Apple, Khaki Brown, Reclaimed White or Walnut.
Size: 20" wide x 11" deep x 19" high.
This item is made to order, contact The Designer Insider for finishes and ordering.

Nov 3, 2014

Decorating 101: How To Use Mini Cord Trim



We love mini cord trim! This smaller 1/8" trim cord completes your designs with clean lines without adding larger trim that is not needed. It finishes the job. Bargia offers the cording in 36 fabulous shades. Bargia is sold through Brimar. 

Below are a few photos from Bargia showing how to use microcords.

use cording as an accent on upholstery
Outline Upholstery with Microcord!

use cording as an accent for pillow trim
Outline Pillows with Microcord!

outline draperies with cording trim
Outline Draperies with Microcord!

Oct 31, 2014

Brass Tea Kettle Kitchen Pendant Lights

Brass tea kettle pendant lights that you can hang together over an island or counter for a very unique look! ALL NEW from The Designer Insider!


brass island pendant light
Tea Kettle Pendant Light

Vintage Brass Tea Kettle Pendant Light - Earl Grey - C09656
This beautiful tea kettle designed pendant light is one of three that looks great together over an island or counter. The all brass kettle shape has the traditional handle and spout but with an open bottom for the light. A rod reaches up from the kettle to a 6 foot matching chain. The kettle, chain and canopy are all finished in a vintage softer brass for an aged look. The kettle pendant holds one light at 60w maximum and uses a regular sized bulb. Use this kettle light in a small back hallway, laundry room or together with its matching partners over an island.  Size: 11" wide x 5" deep x 15" high up to chain. See the others below!


brass small pendant light

 Brass Tea Kettle Pendant Light - Darjeeling - C09647
 Size: 11" wide x 7" deep x 14" high up to chain.


tea kettle pendant light
Brass Tea Kettle Pendant Light - Oolong - C09651
Size: 10" wide x 5" deep x 15" high up to chain.

Oct 30, 2014

Lamp of the Week! Faux Bois Branch Lamp!



Faux Bois Concrete Branch Table Lamp
This is our newest faux bois item! The lamp features a single branch with a profile that looks all natural and with just the right curves and texture for a great look. The finial is the same so it makes the branch look like a continuous design on through the lamp shade. The branch is concrete with a natural gray color with some brown for an aged and natural appearance. The base is an aged dark steel color over iron. The shade is an off white linen in a smaller drum size. Total lamp height: 30" high. Indoor lamp only. Item C06359 at The Designer Insider shop.

Rustic Repurposed Wood Furniture! All New!

Two great rustic wood furniture pieces for storage or serving. Use these pieces for any room in the house to make a statement when mixing old with the new!


Repurposed Natural Wood Sideboard
This is a very rustic styled cabinet that features iron hardware with a profile of natural repurposed wood. The cabinet is made of strips of natural wood from several species to obtain the coloration you see here. The strips are adhered together then made into this rustic and weathered design. Size: 72" long x 22" deep x 36" high. Item C03993 at The Designer Insider shop.




Repurposed Natural Wood Drawer Chest
A very rustic styled chest with three drawers and no hardware. Strips of wood have been used in this unique design for a more rustic and natural wood look for modern homes. Size: 31" wide x 18" deep x 32" high. Item C03221 at The Designer Insider shop.

Oct 29, 2014

Bright Modern Fabrics by S.Harris

Bold, Daring and Funky! These colorful fabrics are all some of the best sellers from S.Harris. This company has been around since the early 1900's and has built the reputation of being a leading supplier for high end contemporary textiles and innovative colors. A designer favorite!
Below the photo is the list of fabrics in a mixed array. If the challenge is too much for you to figure out, just email us with questions about any fabric.

bright woven modern fabrics
Bold, Daring and Funky Modern Fabrics from S.Harris

S.Harris Fabrics by Fabricut.
Left upper corner: Brushstroke Velvet in Maldive
Below left corner: Francium in Black                                
Below Francium: Synapse in Avenue
Middle upper: Oya in Orange Crush
Right upper corner: Repeller in Charm
Below Repeller: Synapse in Rouge
Below Synapse on right: Rooibos in Zebra
Blue fabric on right: Indulge in Cerulean
Left of blue fabric: Indulge in Rame
Under blue fabric: Pebble Road in Chromeo
Left of Pebble Road: Shake Boucle in Pepper
Stripe fabric at bottom: Dylan Stripe in Circus
Left of stripe: Vivier in Lapis
Quilted fabric in middle: Shout Quilt in Punch
Sheer on top of Shout Quilt: Liner in Zebra

Oct 28, 2014

Antiqued Iron Can Pendants for Kitchens, Islands or Hallways

Rustic kitchen and island pendants, all new!!  These iron can pendants have been kicked up a notch!

Pendant has an antiqued tin finish.

Antique Tin and Glass Pendant
This beautiful pendant is a round can shape that illuminates due to added glass. The round can is all iron with large and small holes placed in the iron can. A clear glass liner added to the inside of the pendant has glass dots that protrude through the holes and allows extra illumination including from the open bottom. The iron is finished in a distressed antique tin including the 6 foot chain and canopy. Clear glass makes this light brighten your space. Use this in multiples over islands or down hallways. Size: 9" wide x 11" high. Item C09698 at The Designer Insider shop.


Iron Can Pendant with Glass Liner

Tall Antique Tin and Glass Pendant
Larger size: 8" wide x 18" high for taller ceilings. Item C09697 at The Designer Insider shop.

Oct 27, 2014

Orange Decor for Fall!

Go Orange for Fall! Decorate with orange for an impact in your room!



Modern Orange Seashell Pendant Chandelier
This beautiful coral seashell chandelier is something special! Great for dining or for a foyer. Item C09408 at The Designer Insider shop. There is a wall sconce to match, C05143.



We love this 100% polyester fabric from Candice Olson! This fabric is perfect for draperies and pillows with its spiral embroidered design. This geometric design will make an impact in your room.
Pattern: Exhilaration
Colorway: Autumn
Fabric by Candice Olson sold through Kravet.



Three orange lamps that fits into your modern decor.
Left to right:
C06351 - Modern Orange Table Lamp - 31" high.
This lamp has an upbeat and funky shape all in a rustic terracotta with a glazed orange finish.
C06695 - Pumpkin Terracotta Lamp - 35" high.
A sleek column of natural terracotta finished in a glazed pumpkin finish.
C06077 - Modern Antiqued Rustic Orange Lamp - 33" high.
Distressed finish but with a modern shape for today's interiors.



This is one of the most popular fabrics sold by Kravet for Echo Design. A more modern paisley print that is perfect for draperies, pillows and light furniture use. The fabric is a 55% linen/45% cotton medium repeat print that has been softened for a beautiful finish. One of our faves!
Pattern: Madira
Colorway: Papaya
Fabric by Echo Design sold through Kravet.



A sandblasted oak chair with lime wash and soft orange leather seating can be the spotlight in your dining room! Item  GV2376 and GV2377 at The Designer Insider shop.



This popular fabric from Thom Filicia features a linen/cotton print that works well for a lot of uses. It has been sanforized for easy care and has a multipurpose use. The floral print has a modern feel with a smaller repeat that is perfect for pillows and ottomans. It comes in six soft colorways, so there is a shade for everyone!
Pattern: Sandy Pond
Colorway: Roseberry
Fabric by Thom Filicia sold through Kravet.
Modern Steel Airline Bench with Orange Leather
Modern and sophisticated, this steel bench has soft leather seating in a bright orange for your great room or hallway. Item GV991555 at The Designer Insider shop.