Mar 31, 2009

Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2009!

Below are examples of products found at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2009 that ended this past week in New York. There were exhibits by more than 300 premier home furnishings companies. Included were manufacturers, retailers and design firms representing the finest luxury goods and professional services in today's marketplace. We have chosen a few unique items coming to the marketplace that you may see in the near future. Enjoy the view!
Cottage Lanterns - Rustic handmade lanterns in several styles and finishes from Brass Lighting Gallery.
Aviva Stanoff - Designer - Various velvet and silk pillows handmade with an Asian and contemporary flair.
Color Drops - Unique objets d'art from Desoto Glass.
Shabby Colors Flooring - Unique designs and colors in tongue and groove flooring in glue down style. From Perfect Interior Design.

Ground Works Collection - From Lee Jofa, 100% cotton woven fabrics in eight colorways.
Abacus Suspension Chandelier - Suspended low voltage halogen light in aluminum and steel. Circular style also in bronze. From David D'Imperio.
Chalice Dining Table - From QDG Design - Shown with Lorenzo Chairs, multiple colors available.

Mar 29, 2009

Parisian Style For Outdoor Furniture!

Fermob is a company from France that produces great outdoor furniture in 27 luscious colors! The lacquered steel gives a high protection treatment for outdoor use and the powder coating is 100% polyester baked in many great colors. Their motto is to produce furniture that decorates the garden in a relaxed way. The furniture is creative in color, high quality, attractive and comfortable. They produce 400,000 pieces each year and exports make up 45% of their production. The line is carried in small shops and certain items can also be custom ordered. Pleasure is derived from the positive effects of nature and I think Fermob has exceeded my expectations!
See below examples of some of the colors and styles offered. Contact us for more information.
Castille Collection .
Plein Air Collection.
Charivari Bench!
Mesh Dune Side Chair.
Mesh Dune Sunlounger.
Chair and Footstool from the Luxembourg Collection.
Plein Air Collection Folding Table.
Alize Collection Sunlounger.

Folding Bistro Table with perforated or solid surface top.
Fermob's 1900 Collection showing bistro style furniture.

Mar 25, 2009

Highland House: Cottage Styled Furnishings

For 50 years, Highland House has been know for their excellent quality, fantastic fabrics and forthcoming styles. The furniture is more than just beautiful, it has unsurpassed comfort and classic styling. From Cottage to French to European, the styles and fabrics are endless and offer something for everyone. I have used Highland House on several projects and am always amazed at the beauty and quality. Below are photos of Highland House pieces that have a cottage style flair for those with Summer cottages on the brain! Enjoy the view! Please contact us for more info on any of the pieces.
Etienne Chest
Hilcot Settee
Calcot Folding Table
Burford Bench
Skirted Dagmar Chair

Beryl Tufted Chair
Excursions Baker's Rack
Excursions Wood Bed
Linnea Accent Chair
Tewkesbury Hall Table

Mar 23, 2009

Paint Color Help: Farrow & Ball's New Palettes!

This group has a coastal feel with a weathered faded look. Think about coastal inspired colors, rest, relaxation and driftwood and you will be inspired by this scheme. Try other colors such as: Skimming Stone, Elephant's Breath, Blue Gray, Raddichio and London Clay for another grouping with the same feel.
This group is heavily influenced by the environment but with an urban twist. Try other colors with this group such as Fox Red and Light Gray.
This sophisticated palette of strong colors are lifted by lighter tones to create a vintage feel. Other colors that can mix with this group are: Middleton Pink, Cinder Rose, Teresa's Green and Mahogany. The scheme above gives you a fresh palette that you know will work together.

Farrow & Ball is a family owned company and is sold through designers. Above, they have done the work for you! The combination of colors gives you the help you need to achieve a unique palette for your home. If you would rather use another brand of paint, then just use the above for a guide. More information can be found at their website:

Mar 20, 2009

Design Style: Architectural Art

Architectural art started with the rise of western architecture in the 1800s with the development of photography and the mass producing of wood-pulp paper. Architectural reprography, as it is called today, covers a variety of techniques such as facades, street scenes, interior elements and structures, just to name a few. Why do we like architectural art? Because it is the unique details and component parts together that form elements that are pleasing to our eye. Below we are showing you some of the best sellers in the world of architectural art that can be found at great prices. The best part of this type of art is that it fits into any decor, traditional to contemporary and residential to commercial. Enjoy our special selections below and email us for more info on any pieces you may like. Email:
Williamsburg Textile Patterns - Each print is framed in black and 23h x 22w.
Antique Garden Plans - Framed in black and gold, each print is 25h x 35w.
Verdant Columns - Framed in distressed silver, each 18h x 13w.
Paris Exhibition Chandeliers - Framed in gold leaf - Each 17h x 16w.
Clocks - Silver distressed frames surround the clock faces by Mark Thompson, each is 29 x 29.
Facades - Designed by Grace Feycock, these prints are framed in gold leaf and black and have a size of 17w x 21h each.
Antique Ship Plans - By Vision Studio - Dark brown distressed frames for an overall size of 18w x 22h.
Cluny Chandelier - By Candice Olsen - Set in a mirrored frame, the print is 27h x 31w.
Citte d' Europa - Beautifully framed prints by Joey Duncan. Each print is 42w x 18h. A best seller!
Gates -Each print is 14 x 14 and designed by Mark Thompson.
Vases - Each print is 23 x 23 and designed by Malanta Knowles.
Spiral Stairs - A grouping of colorful stairway photos in black frames. A best seller! Designed by Mark Thompson. Each print is 24h x 17w.
Scenes of New York - Each print is 16h x 13w - By Designer Malanta Knowles.

Mar 18, 2009

Design Ideas: Great Kid's Rugs

Great kid's rugs! As parents, we love for our kid's rooms to be special. Many new colors and styles are coming onto the market for decorating, but sometimes it is so hard to find that perfect rug to close the deal! So here are a few styles for you to enjoy. Just dream a little!
Rug above: Cutting Garden -"Grass"- 5 colorways, reversible, many sizes including custom available, from Capel Rugs.

Spring Bouquet - Reversible, cotton & poly, 7 colors, over 30 sizes including custom. Above: "Tangerine" by Capel Rugs.
Bandana - "First Blush" - 2 colorways, 3 sizes by Capel Rugs.
Camo - "Olive Brown" - 3 sizes in 100% wool by Capel Rugs.
Daisy - "Chocolate" - 3 sizes in 100% wool from Capel Rugs.
Zebra - "Black & White" - Wool rug from Pine Cone Hill.
Rainbow Seashells - Hooked rug from Pine Cone Hill.

Amanda Ticking - Many patterns and colors available from Pine Cone Hill.
Sunshine Blue - Also available in white - 2 x 3 - By American Cottage.
Dolphins Pink - Round rug by American Cottage - 2'6" acrylic.
Butterfly Pastel - 2 x 3 - From American Cottage.
Grasshopper - 2 x 4 - From American Cottage.

Contact us for information on the above rugs.