Dec 29, 2009

New Rugs for 2010! Wool Rugs New To Our Website!

Below you will see some of our new additions for 2010! Beautiful rugs in 100% wool or our wool blend braided rug as shown above. Multiple sizes are available in these unique styled rugs that will fit with just about any decor. Just search at our site, The Designer Insider, using the style number given below each rug. If you are not sure of any colors on our rugs or colors on any of our other products on our site, just send us a swatch and we will check the colors for you! How easy is that!!
Floral Damask Seafoam Rug - This beautiful damask pattern is on 100% wool and is shown in our "Seafoam" tone on tone colors of a lighter green background with the darker green pattern. Multiple sizes available, just search under CP3384SF.

Floral Damask Latte Rug - This beautiful damask pattern is on 100% wool and in our "Latte" color of a cocoa background and pale sage green pattern. A great combo! Multiple sizes available, just search under CP3384L.
Neutral Wool Are Rug - A neutral colored wool rug in our "Stone" color with a textured center and smooth border for a tone on tone look. Multiple sizes available, search under CP9530ST.

Gold Wool Area Rug - A neutral colored wool rug in our "Maize" color of light gold. This textured rug has a tone on tone look but with a smooth border and textured center for contrast. Multiple sizes available, search under CP9530M.


Williamsburg's Wool Leaf Rug - A beautiful pattern of oak leaves from a 17th century design. This 100% wool rug is in ivory and onyx. Many sizes available, search under CP9221ON.

Tweed Square Braided Rug - Several sizes available in this colorful block squared rug in a wool blend. Beautiful colors of brown, rust ,gold and ivory. Search under CP0219B.

All products may be purchased at The Designer Insider website.

Dec 25, 2009

Merry Christmas To All!

We are wishing all of you a very merry Christmas and hope the new year will be better for everyone. We will continue blogging this week so check back in soon. Merry Christmas!

Dec 22, 2009

Coordinate Your Paint & Fabric! Pair Robert Allen Fabrics & Sherwin Williams!

Another great pairing of paint and fabric! Robert Allen Fabrics has paired with Sherwin Williams to bring you wonderful fabric collections and great paint colors that will enhance your room. We will bring you one of these collections from time to time and show the many different choices available. Below is the Terrain Collection featuring the Soft Modern Group. Our main fabric, Cats Cradle, is shown below and then is followed by several optional fabric choices. A specific paint palette has been chosen to enhance this group. How easy is that!! All fabrics and trim can be purchased through your designer or The Designer Insider, just contact us.


Robert Allen Fabrics - The main fabric for this group is Cats Cradle in Amber. A beautiful geometric print in a linen/rayon blend. This wonderful fabric comes in 8 different colors!

Robert Allen Fabrics: (1) Satin Swirls in Hydrangea; (2) Spring Promise in Cocoa (this is an open sheer); (3) Longitude in Terrain.

Robert Allen Fabrics: (1) - Rambling Up in Hydrangea; (2) Quilted Time in Hydrangea; (3) Orvis in Ecru.

Sherwin Williams Paint: Top to bottom - Aleutian, Bittersweet Stem, Natural Choice & Leatherbound. Visit your local paint dealer to see the true colors and tones.

All of the above fabrics can be purchased from The Designer Insider, just contact us. TheSource@numail.org.

Dec 13, 2009

Interior Design by Barbara Barry

Barbara Barry, one of our favorite designers, has completed a vacation home in Jackson Hole that is an updated version of the American farmhouse. It has the feel of a Shaker structure but with a modern classic style. The palette includes muted hues of sage, gray, ivory, taupe, green and blue which produces a calming effect. The architecture and interior design melds together beautifully with an enclave of buildings that gives the feeling of residing in a small village. This beautiful home is featured in the new Veranda magazine and is full of inspirational ideas. Interior Designer: Barbara Barry. Architect: Peter Block of Atlanta. See some of the photos of this wonderful home below! Above: Modern Fireplace.
Dining Room
Black & White Kitchen
Kitchen Dining
Living Room
Sunroom
Poolhouse
The View!
The Completed Home!

All photos courtesy of Veranda Magazine & Barbara Barry.

Dec 10, 2009

Designer Favorites: Inspiring Luxury Rooms

The Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine is a local design favorite in Georgia. This magazine has spanned 25 years and inspired us with wonderful decor in every style. Listed below are some of the favorite rooms that were seen over the past year in the magazine. We hope you can find some inspiration in at least one of these beautiful rooms created by some of the top interior designers in the South. Which is your favorite?
Designer: Stan Topol - A sophisticated library that becomes a serene space.
Designer: Mimi Williams - An all white bedroom comes alive with splashes of yellow and gold.

Designer: Phoebe Howard - Layers of softness with a neutral palette makes a cozy room.
Designer: Keith Summerour - A rustic yet refined kitchen space was created.
Designer: John Oetgen - A design mixing old elements (19th century sofa) with the new in a contemporary space.
Designer: Margaret Bosbyshell - Mixing a fresh green with ornate wallpaper and touches of gold to create a classic look.
Designer: Shon Parker - A classic and simple bath that is elevated by the beautiful wood paneling.
Designer: Kay Douglass - Natural elements are combined with neutral upholstery with splashes of yellow.
All photos courtesy of the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle Magazine.

Dec 5, 2009

New Color Collection From Robert Allen & Sherwin Williams!

Robert Allen Fabrics has paired with Sherwin Williams to bring you wonderful fabric collections and great paint colors that will enhance your room. We will bring you one of these collections from time to time and show the many different choices available. Below is the Tulip Collection featuring the Classic Romantic Group. Our main fabric, Bicego, is shown below and then is followed by several optional fabric choices. A specific paint palette has been chosen to enhance this group. How easy is that!! All fabrics and trim can be purchased through your designer or The Designer Insider, just contact us.

Robert Allen Fabrics: Our main fabric is Bicego in Tulip. A woven fabric of viscose and cotton.

Robert Allen Fabrics: (1) Raised Lines in Leaf; (2) Chiarello in Tulip; (3) Droz in Tulip.

Robert Allen Fabrics: (1) Cardones in Melon; (2) Gelasia in Sun; (3) Redreams in Tulip.
Robert Allen trim: Baroque Beads in Cameo.


Sherwin Williams Paints from top to bottom: Rambling Rose, Dover White, Ryegrass & Lemon Chiffon. Visit your local paint store to see the above colors and their true tones.

All of the above fabrics can be purchased from The Designer Insider, just contact us. TheSource@numail.org.

Nov 29, 2009

Occasional Furniture From Kravet: 23 Finishes!

Kravet has brought us more beautiful furniture that can easily fit into any setting in any home! This line of occasionals has superb finishes in 23 different colors that includes 16 paints and 7 stains. These finishes can also be mixed on any piece such as shown on the chest above. Different styles of hardware are also available in silver and brass making it easy to find that perfect mix you will love. The chest above is the Petite Bombe shown in Barcelona/Spa Blue with Barcelona top. For more information on their beautiful furniture, contact your designer or go to the Kravet website and see what else is available in this line!
The Grande Bombe chest! A large chest for a foyer, dining room or living room. Shown in Shanghai Red and Ebony. Item OT404.
This Petite Bombe chest matches the Grande Bombe. A great end table size shown in Walnut, Sweet Pea and Stone with Buckskin top. Item OT403.

A more modern version of one of our favorite tables, the gateleg! This table is octagon shaped and is shown in Nutmeg and Charcoal. Item OT410.
The starburst scalloped cocktail tables above are also available in end tables and lamp tables. Shown in Fruitwood and Milk. Item OT409.
The center table in Maize, OT415 is an end table with a mirrored surface. The other two, OT413, are to be bunched as cocktail tables, shown in Spring Green and Spa Blue. We love the mirrored surface along with all the colors available!!
The Serpentine Chest, one of my favorites! This chest OT401 is shown in three finishes above: Barcelona, French Blue and Meadow. Different hardware also available.

This four drawer cocktail table is perfect for a room that needs a table with storage. The above OT412 styles are shown in Coffee-Pewter, Storm Gray-Antique Bronze & Nutmeg-Antique Brass. As you can see, each table also has choices of different hardware.
Other pieces from this group include more chairs, cocktail tables, end tables, consoles and lamp tables.

Nov 25, 2009

Another Great Fabric & Paint Grouping - Sherwin Williams & Robert Allen Fabrics!

Robert Allen Fabrics has paired with Sherwin Williams to bring you wonderful fabric collections and great paint colors that will enhance your room. We will bring you one of these collections from time to time and show the many different choices available. Below is the Hydrangea Collection featuring the Cool Contemporary Group. Our main fabric, Country Cabin, is shown below and then is followed by several optional fabric choices. A specific paint palette has been chosen to enhance this group. How easy is that!! All fabrics and trim can be purchased through your designer or The Designer Insider, just contact us.

Robert Allen Fabric: Country Cabin in Hydrangea.

Robert Allen Fabrics: (1) Angiolini in Hydrangea; (2) Church Window in Hydrangea.

Robert Allen Fabrics: (1) Jump rope in Kelp; (2) Ebel in Hydrangea.
Robert Allen Trim: Classic Bead FG in Seaspray.

Sherwin Williams colors from top: Melange Green, Sunrise, Leisure Blue & Pacer White. Visit your local paint store to see the above colors and their true tones.

All of the above fabrics can be purchased from The Designer Insider, just contact us. TheSource@numail.org.

Nov 23, 2009

Eclectic Interiors - Beacon Hill Fabrics Teams With Christie's Auction

Beacon Hill Fabrics has teamed with the famous Christie's Auction House to bring four vignettes to the public that combines both traditional and contemporary objects. The objects and fabrics in this display can be seen in an exhibition at the D&D Building in New York City through December 7th. Then they will be moved to Christie's at Rockefeller Center where they can be previewed December 12th -17th. The objects will then be sold at auction December 16th and 17th. The fabrics from Beacon Hill are part of the Luxury Naturals collection that will debut in January 2010. They are combined with wonderful Christie sale objects to create spaces that will inspire through luxury, quality and substance. Below we highlight the beautiful fabrics in this collection and give you a preview of this fabulous auction. Visit Christie's website for more information and how to place online bids.


Vignette One:

Framed Fabric: Thale Cress in Light Taupe. This heavy silk/linen blended fabric began as a painted watercolor and was transformed by an Italian mill that has been family owned since the 18th century.

Bench Fabric: Rock Leopard in Snow Leopard. A cotton and linen velvet based on a French document. Woven in Pennsylvania on /french looms with an old world style weaving.

Bench: 20th century Giltwood Curule-Form Window Bench. A $1500 - $2000 expected bid.

Four Light Girandoles: One of a pair from 20th century. A $2000 - $3000 expected bid.

Vignette Two:

Framed Fabric: Water Meadow in Linen. A moire design in a silk/linen blend. A more abstract form of pattern inspired by a French motif and designed in an American studio.

Lounge Chair: One of a pair of chromed steel, pony skin and leather chairs designed in 1928. A $600 - $800 expected bid.

Goddess: A sandstone torso of a Goddess from India in the 12th century. A $1000 - $1500 expected bid.

Vignette Three:

Framed Fabric: Canyon Rivers in Patina Rust. Inspired by a paper collage in silk and linen and woven in India.

Chest: A Chinese red and gilt decorated chest. Expected bid of $800 - $1200.



Vignette Four:

Framed Fabric: Craquelure in Ming Green. A silk and linen matelasse with a washed finish. Designed in America and woven in China.

Vase: A pair of polychrome paint-decorated metal vases, 41" high from 20th century. Expected bid of $3000 - $5000 for pair.

All photos courtesy of Beacon Hill Fabrics and Christie's Auction House. Fabrics will not be available until 2010 and then may be purchased through The Designer Insider.