Jun 29, 2009

Outoor Furniture - Great Tables In Different Styles!

Outdoor dining is here and we wanted to give you a few more options if you are planning a patio party! There are a myriad of options out there of different materials and colors. Here are some of our favorites and remember that the chairs can be a different style too. We have rated our tables with a $ sign from the most inexpensive to the more expensive. Let us know if you need more information on any products you see here. Above: From Kravet - Bimini 60" round table with a natural slate top and cast resin base. Many options available. $$$$
From Janus et Cie - Aluminum dining table and chairs seen at Neocon. $$$
From Fermob of France - Romane extension table comes in 25 different colors. $$
From Target - Madaga table and chairs in all weather wicker. $

From Ikea - Acacia hardwood drop leaf table. Even has a hole for the umbrella. Full size: 102" long x 30" wide. $
From Ego Paris - Aluminum frame with a teak open top. Many styles and sizes available, aluminum comes in an array of colors. $$$

Jun 27, 2009

Sherrill Furniture: Sofas That We Love!

Sherrill Furniture has been selling some of the finest furniture since 1944. It is one of my favorite upholstery companies as the quality is unsurpassed in the upholstery industry. The cushions are blended with the eight way hand tied system and mixed with modern methods to create comfortable and durable furniture. I have listed my Sherrill favorites here and you can find more styles at their website. I seem to be gravitating toward more unique styles lately and these sofas have caught my eye. I especially like the higher backs and the shorter styles for a more intimate furniture setting. Above: Sofa M416 is part of the Masterpiece Collection and is 76" long x 37" high. It comes with a loose back and three extra pillows.
A great sofa and a best seller! This Sofa 2186 is part of the Transitional Collection. Size: 82" long x 37" high. Comes with the five extra pillows shown. Love it!
This settee can match to the sofa above or many other styles. Love this for any style room. Sofa 4019, is 60" long x 39" high. Comes with the four extra pillows shown. Tip: When mixing different styles of sofas together, then coordinate the fabrics and leg colors for cohesion.
This Sofa 2227 is part of the Traditional Collection. Size: 71" long x 35" high. Comes with three extra pillows.
This is Sofa 3260 and part of the Transitional Collection. Size: 76" long x 43" high and comes with three extra pillows.
This Sofa 4020 is part of the Transitional Collection. Size: 83" long x 38" high. Comes with two extra pillows.
This sofa M425 is part of the Masterpiece Collection. Size: 76" long x 40" high. It comes with a loose back and three extra pillows for any fabric combination.
This sofa M447 is part of the Masterpiece Collection. Size: 73" long x 40" high. Look at all the pillows!!! You can choose any fabric combination for your pillows or even supply your own fabrics to match other items in your room. Love it!

Jun 24, 2009

Martha Stewart Teams With Safavieh Rugs! Designer Rugs With Unique Designs!

We are all familiar with the products from Martha Stewart, and her new relationship with Safavieh Rugs is just one more feather in her cap! Safavieh Rugs is a pioneer in the creation of high quality hand-made rugs, a trend that revolutionized the rug business in America. Its collections range from the finest antique and historical reproductions to the most fashion-forward contemporary and designer rugs. Teaming with Martha Stewart is a coup for them both. We are showing you just a few rugs from her vast new collections. All of the rugs come in an array of sizes and colors, only a small sampling is shown. You can find out more information at the site of Safavieh: www.Safavieh.com. These rugs can be purchased through a retail rug store, through a designer or you can email us for more information. Above: The rug shown is "Faux Bois" in White Birch.
"Grove" - A hand hooked 100% wool rug with the look of needlework - Color: Twig.
"Constellation" - Subtle tonal colors in a geometric design in silk and wool - Color: Sky.
"Faux Bois" - A design showing the texture of wood grain in silk and wool - Color: Lichen.
"Quilt" - Pure cotton cut loop in a quilt-like design - Color: Opal Grey.
"Bloomery" - Pure cotton cut loop in an antique iron gate design - Color: Garden Row.
"Tendrils" - Vines of subtle stripes in an Oushak weave in wool - Color: Midnight.
"Foliage" - Over sized leaves for a contemporary design - Color: Harvest.

Jun 20, 2009

Furniture Report: Exceptional Styles For Sixty Years!

This unique furniture comes from a family owned company, The Platt Collections, that has 60 years of modern furniture designs. Special features include hand painting, inlays, hammered iron and state of the art finishes. These transitional pieces fit into multiple settings from traditional to contemporary. View more of their pieces below. Above: This console and matching mirror are leather wrapped hardwood frames with antiqued brass accents including a brass top on the console.
A beautiful wood chest is decorated with hammered iron pulls and base and hand finished in silver leaf.
This unique chest is hand painted antiqued mirrors with antiqued gold leaf accents.
A beautiful accent table that is hand finished in antique silver with antique gold accents. It is inlaid with a beveled antiqued mirror top.
This hand finished frame is antiqued gold leaf and holds a beveled mirror. Size: 50" square.
This coffee table base is hand wrought iron and hand finished, 60" diameter.

The Platt Collections is "to the trade" only. More information may be found at their website. www.ThePlattCollections.com.

Jun 18, 2009

CHINTZ: Floral Fabrics That Are Still Cherished!

Chintz fabrics have been around since the late 1700's and are defined as: floral printed fabrics made of cotton or linen and often glazed. Most of us still love Chintz, but the glazed floral has been placed on the back burner to make way for textured printed linens. But Chintz still lives in the hearts of many and will never really fade. There are still wonderful patterns available for those floral chintz lovers. Above is a great book on the history of Chintz published by the Victoria and Albert Museum. Check out our column to the left for purchasing this great book. Below are a few examples of popular fabrics as well as two commissioned patterns through Sanderson Fabrics.
This pattern is a limited production pattern now available through Sanderson. This fabric was originally commissioned in November 1910 for the staterooms on the RMS Titantic. Contact your designer or us for more information. To the Trade.
This is a commissioned pattern from Sanderson Fabrics. This fabric was originally produced in 1858 and was used for seating in Winston Churchill's home. A limited production of this fabric is available through Sanderson. Contact your designer or us for more information.
This beautiful pattern is by Vervain - Arisaema in Autumn.
This pattern comes in several colorways including the above in purple, red and sage. Pattern: Chatterton by Osborne & Little.
A beautiful floral from David Easton Fabrics - Liselund in Yellow.
All fabrics are "to the trade".

Jun 16, 2009

Baker Furniture: Historic Fine Furniture Recreated

Baker Furniture meticulously recreates history's finest furniture and it is especially evident in the Historic Charleston Collection. The Historic Charleston Foundation began in 1947 and is dedicated to preserving and protecting the environment of Charleston, S.C. Baker honors that heritage and history with their collection of gorgeous furniture and accessories. This collection also assists in funding the foundation in their preservation efforts. Look over more of this collection at their site: www.baker.kohlerinteriors.com. Above: This beautiful bow front chest is from a late 18th century piece and is made of solid mahogany.
This solid mahogany cabinet with its unique fretwork is inspired by an 18th century secretary residing at the famous Nathaniel Russell House.
This wing chair is reproduced from an early Georgian antique found in the Joseph Manigault House, circa 1803 in Charleston.
This demi-lune console is adapted from an English commode from 1780. Gorgeous inlays!
This Tulip Chair is based on an early 19th century painted hall chair from the Aiken-Rhett House. This type of chair often lined the vestibules and entries of fine houses for visitors.

This tall mirror is adapted from circa 1830, found at the Aiken-Rhett House in Charleston.

Jun 14, 2009

Designing Color Schemes: Adding Color To Neutrals

Color can be used to change our interiors by just adding the right touch. Below we are showing photo examples of the Duralee Showroom in Atlanta of how to add color by updating your plain sofa with the latest bright fabrics. Pillows, fabric and paint are an inexpensive way to enhance your interiors without changing the full scheme of your furniture or room. Thanks again to Duralee for their beautiful fabrics and contribution photos. Contact us for more information: thesource@numail.org.

Jun 10, 2009

Designer Fabrics: "Toiles de Jouy" - A French Inspiration

The simple word "toile" is a shortened form of the term "Toile de Jouy" meaning a type of pattern with a white or colored background depicting a complex scene or theme. This fabric originated from France in the 1700's. Toile de Jouy actually means cloth from Jouy, a town in north central France. In the last twenty years, toile has experienced a flourish of popularity and below we have listed a few favorites of ours. Contact us for more information on any of the fabrics. Above: Scalamandre - Pattern: Winegrowers for draperies and Iveagh plaid on the chairs.
Lee Jofa - Pattern: La Coiffure in rose/tan, cotton and linen blend. Comes in 4 colorways.
Lee Jofa - Pattern: Nirvana in mocha/clay, 100% linen. Comes in 6 colorways.
Kravet - Pattern: Hexad in black/gold/beige, 100% cotton. Comes in 3 colorways.
Kravet - Pattern: Geraine Delft in blue/gold/white, cotton and linen blend. Comes in 4 colorways.
Christopher Norman Collection - Pattern: Les Lions Toile in yellow, 100% cotton.
Bailey & Griffin - Pattern: Paradise Toile in azure/cocoa. Comes in 6 colorways.
Kravet - Pattern: Blissful in beige/green, 100% silk. Comes in 3 colorways.
Anna French - Pattern: Tyntesfield Aqua in 100% linen. Comes in 4 colorways.