Dec 21, 2007

DESIGN STYLE: Fremarc Designs

Fremarc Designs is a family owned company committed to excellence in the furniture industry. Their versatility of designs and finishes are so varied that it is easy to meet the desires of designers and their clients. Twenty eight finishes and a myriad of collections helps to create pieces that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Their collections can be viewed in one of 27 showrooms throughout the country or you can check the website at See more pictures below from three of the collections.

Top photo: Veranda Console - 66l x 35h x 22d
Middle photo: Map Coffee Table - 42sq x 20h
Bottom: Barcelona Draw Top Dining - Open size: 42w x 110l x 31h

More information: - To The Trade

Dec 18, 2007

Capel Rugs: New for Fall 2007

Top photo: Williamsburg Collection - Kimono Satin in Chocolate. Also available in Onyx, Sand and Caramel. This rug is 100% olefin. Several sizes available.
Bottom photo: Country Living Collection - Water Garden in Mint. Also available in Sky Blue and Chestnut. This is a flat woven rug in several sizes.

The above three rugs are from the Biltmore Collection. The top photo is the new style, Gate House in Chambray and can be used outdoors. The middle photo is the Sultanabad in Red/Black and the bottom photo is Agra in Black/Cream. These two styles are handknotted wool and come in other colors, styles and an array of sizes. See more info at

Dec 16, 2007

Grange Furniture: Inherited Tradition

Grange Furniture of France: Since 1904, Grange Furniture has been one of the most prestigious furniture companies throughout the world. Their commitment to detail, multiple finishes, skilled cabinetmaking and experience has kept this company on the front page since it's conception. They use only the finest cherry wood from their managed forests. Each plank is shipped, seasoned and then assessed for beauty of grain or natural defects before cutting. If you have the chance to purchase from Grange, then you will own a piece worthy of passing from generation to generation. There are 13 locations throughout the USA for purchasing through a designer, as well as multiple world locations for wholesale and retail. Check their website for more furniture choices and samples of their multiple finishes. Shown are several pieces from one of my favorite groups, Provencal.

More Provencal Collection:
Top photo: Round Table - 47rd x 30h - Shown in Brique
Bottom photo: Curved Chest, Louis XIV - 48w x 35h x 24d - Shown in Vert Sauge

Top photo: Provencal Wide Console - Colors shown are Jaune & Rouge
64l x 31h x 18d
Bottom photo: Provencal Two Door Wardrobe - Shown in one of the unique stained finishes, 81h x 56w x 25d

All photos courtesy of Grange Furniture -

Dec 11, 2007

Dogwood Exclusive: Swaffer Fabrics

Above: Swaffer Fabrics - Veneto Collection - Opulent and rich crushed velvet can be used for contract as well as domestic and is available in 24 jewel colors including jet, ivory, ruby, sapphire and amethyst.

Swaffer Fabrics was established in 1973 in the UK with a global distribution and are now represented in the US by Dogwood Fabrics. All fabrics are rigorously tested for their suitability, quality and durability. Swaffer continues to produce original and exclusive designs on high quality fabrics at realistic prices.
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Above: Swaffer Fabrics - Paradis Collection - A fresh collection of contemporary prints, velvets and weaves, all suitable for draperies and upholstery. The sofa is covered in a dramatic glazed linen in inspired colors and the ottoman is a cut velvet stripe.

Above: Swaffer Fabrics - Avenue Collection - Formal stripes and toning checks in a spectrum of colors.

All photos courtesy of : Swaffer Fabrics

Dec 9, 2007

DESIGN TRENDS: New Colors for 2008!!

Benjamin Moore Paints have published their new colors for 2008. They have divided them into four categories: Hot Colors, Modern Tranquility, Pure Opulence and Organic Comforts. Above, you will see the three "Hot Colors" for 2008. Look below for the chart showing the other new colors and be sure to check with your Benjamin Moore dealer for more information. Click on all the colors to "supersize".

Colors courtesy of: Benjamin Moore
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Dec 5, 2007

NEW! Wallcoverings Represented by Ernest Gaspard & Assoc.

Top photo: SJW Studios - Top wallpaper: Nicholas - Custom handpainted!
Bottom wallpaper: Vincent - Custom Handpainted!
(Dog not for sale!
Bottom photo: Farrow & Ball - Wallpaper: Ranelagh Papers - 48 colorways!

Both lines are represented by: Ernest Gaspard & Associates - To The Trade

Dec 2, 2007

What's New! Hickory White's Island Classics

New from Hickory White is the group Island Classics. This beautiful group of furniture comes in three finishes: Hampton (creme), Low Country (rich mahogany) and Ebony (black). Check with your nearest retailer for more information.