Sep 30, 2009

Concrete Sinks: Designer Styles & Colors

Bradley Hughes has created a line of concrete products that can be shipped anywhere in the world. Their products range from contemporary to historical to traditional. Concrete offers a wide range of colors, a unique appearance and durability. The sinks below come in 18 different colors as well as their other products too. They sell fire surrounds, concrete countertops and concrete flooring as well as the sink collection seen here. They seal and wax all concrete products and also sell an eco-friendly stain for the flooring. Beautiful products that can be used in any style of home! If you need more information on any products seen here, just contact us. All products can be purchased through The Designer Insider, just email your needs.

Colors available: Algae, Bone, Brick , Deep Persimmon, Dune, Guinness, Heather, Ink, Lemon Grass, Midnight, Mustard, Olive, Paprika, Pecan, Saddle, Sandstone, Smoke and Tortoise Shell.
Row 1 - "Bert" round vessel sink; "Chloe" trough integrated bowl.
Row 2 - "Cindy" oval integrated bowl; "Douglas" hand textured trough.
Row 3 - "Bill" farmhouse sink; "Izzy" stand alone vessel sink.
Row 4 - "Lulu" square sink; "Luna" demilune integrated sink.
Stella Sink - A stand alone rectangular sink. Custom sizes available in all sinks.

Photos and information courtesy of Bradley-Hughes, Atlanta.

Sep 28, 2009

Candice Olson Furniture: Great Styles For All Styles

The Candice Olson Collection is sold through Norwalk Furniture. Norwalk closed their stores this past year, but are still open for business through selected retailers and designers. Below are some of Candice's most popular styles and you will see them often on her Divine Design program. Candice has selected all styles of furniture for her clients but most have a contemporary flair. All of the pieces you see here are covered in Gibson Velvet, #IM0630. You have a choice of over 600 fabrics and 9 wood finishes. Contact your designer or check out the website for Candice's collection, Norwalk Furniture.
Gretta Ottoman - Great contemporary styled ottoman available in different finishes. 43"long x 18"high x 23"deep.
Margo Chair - Tufted with five buttons. 25"wide x 38"high x 27"deep. One of the most popular pieces in the collection. Perfect for a desk chair or dining chair.
Bette Sofa - 86"long x 36"high x 37"deep - Beautiful curved back for open settings.
Naomi Sofa - 76"long x 40"high x 37"deep. A great height on this sofa!
Jean Chaise Lounge - 29"wide x 32"high x 57"deep.
Maxine Skirted Ottoman - 27"wide x 19"high x 18"deep.
Marlo Chair - A larger sized chair 37"wide x 44"high x 32"deep.

Sep 24, 2009

Kravet Smart - New Program From Kravet

What is Kravet Smart? This is a new program through Kravet that includes fabric, furniture, trimmings and carpet. What makes this program different? Below is a list of the perks of this program!
1-Free fabric on Kravet furniture.
2-Over 60,000 fabrics to choose from Kravet.
3-Environmentally friendly furniture.
4-Over 900 Kravet Smart fabrics.
5-Guaranteed selection of in stock fabrics and trimmings.
6-In stock luxury carpets with wool and viscose options.

We are highlighting for you some of the selections available in this program. Above: Emory Value Leather Sofa (LB-S803S Smart Classic). Feel free to go to the website KravetSmart for more information. If you would like to purchase any of these products just email us for information.

Kravet Smart Furniture - Tulane Settee available in leather or fabric. Style shown: S882-ST.
Kravet Smart Carpet in Shimmer. Colors: Beige, Blue, Olive, Chocolate, Sienna, Ivory & Gold.
Kravet Smart Textures. Patterns: 30666-821, 30667-1616, 30630-23,30667-106,30667-412.

Kravet Smart Weaves. Patterns - 28037-1516, 26603-613, 29995-5,27970-106,30136-5.

Kravet Smart Window Sheers. Patterns: 9790-1616, 9786-16, 9782-1,9783-16,9779-116.

Thank you to the Kravet Smart website for all the information and photos.

Sep 23, 2009

Designer Fabrics: New Popular Design! IKAT!

What's an IKAT (ee-kat) ? This is a style of weaving that uses a dyeing process similar to tie-dye before the threads are woven to create a pattern or design. This pattern is very popular right now and is being used by designers everywhere. Below are some great Ikat patterns for your inspiration! Above: Lee Jofa Fabrics - Pattern: Hisari Ikat in Pink. This 100% silk fabric comes in four colorways. Contact us for more information on any of these fabrics.
Lee Jofa Fabrics - Pattern: Westmount Wall in Lake. This David Easton designed fabric comes in a linen/cotton blend in five colorways.
Lee Jofa Fabrics - Pattern: Sassari Ikat in Clay. This rayon/cotton blend can be used for upholstery. Comes in seven colorways.
Owens & Perry Fabric through Ernest Gaspard - Pattern: Vieux Carre in Eggnog. This 100% linen fabric comes in a luscious eleven colors! Also available in 100% silk in 10 colorways.
Kravet Fabrics - Pattern: Tilbury in Jasper. This 100% cotton fabric from Laura Ashley comes in five colorways.
Kravet Fabrics - Pattern: Corren, color 316. Linen/cotton blend that comes in three colorways.
Kravet Fabrics - Pattern: Abrbandi in Sky. Fabric blend okay for upholstery. Museum of New Mexico fabric that comes in four colorways.

Quadrille Fabrics - Pattern: Cintra in 100% linen, available in six colorways. Designed by Alan Campbell.
Above: Cintra in Multi Blues/Navy on Tint.
Middle: Cintra in Tangerines/Jungle Green on Tint.
Bottom: Cintra in Multi Brown/Turquoise on Tint.

All of the above fabrics can be ordered through The Designer Insider. Just contact us for more information. Email:

Sep 10, 2009

Geometric Designer Fabrics: F. Schumacher

Geometric designed fabrics are now all the rage! Use these great patterns on pillows, chairs and draperies. They add a richness and depth to your overall room and mix well with other patterns. Our choices here are all by F. Schumacher Fabrics. Contact us for purchasing on any of these patterns. Above - Pattern: Imperial Trellis II - One of the most popular Schumacher fabrics, now available in 4 colorways. A trellis pattern inspired by Asian fretwork on 100% linen.
Pattern: Trellis Knot - An interlocking trellis design on 100% linen. Comes in 4 colorways.
Pattern: Gordian Weave - Contemporary interpretation of a classic motif embroidered on 100% linen. Comes in 3 colorways.
Pattern: Deco Velvet - A fabric of cut velvet quality that is soft and dimensional. Made of bamboo/viscose/polyester in 4 colorways.
Pattern: Sundial - A linen and cotton hand print of a large scale with open spacing. Comes in 4 colorways.
Pattern: Let's Dance - This is an appliqued and embroidered fabric in a more modern geometric print. Made of cotton and rayon in 3 colorways.

Pattern: Emerald Cut - A reversible pattern in 100% cotton. Comes in 5 colorways.
Pattern: Fern Tree - A stylized pattern of elongated diamond outlines. Comes in 3 colorways. Fabric is cotton/viscose/1% silk.
The dining room below is from Traditional Home Magazine. Interior Designer - Suzanne Kasler. Notice the drapery fabric is the Fern Tree pattern above in Turquoise/White. Beautiful!

Thanks to Traditional Home Magazine and one of our favorite designers, Suzanne Kasler. If you would like information on any of these fabrics, just contact us.

Sep 8, 2009

Luxury Lighting For Discriminating Tastes! BELLA FIGURA

Bella Figura was established in 1982 and fast became one of the world's leading suppliers for luxury lighting. Although it is based in the English countryside, their chandeliers, lamps and other lighting fixtures are known to many designers, architects and luxury clients around the world. The lighting can be purchased through Lee Jofa in the US. Contact us for more information. Above: Fruit Chandelier - This beautiful chandelier comes in Matte Gold or Ivory Gold. Each chandelier is sold with multicolored hand blown fruit. Various sizes available.
Murano Glass Chandelier - Shown above in Clear glass. Also comes in Black or Amethyst and various sizes.
Venetian Glass Daffodil Chandelier - This gorgeous chandelier is shown above in Pink & Clear. Also available in Gold & Clear and various sizes.
The Curly Oak Leaf Chandelier - Various sizes available in seven finishes including Antiqued Silver and Pale Gold.
Thanks to Lee Jofa for the photos of the Bella Figura Lighting. Contact us for purchasing or more information.

Sep 5, 2009

Candice Olson: Designer Fabrics

Candice Olson is known for her "Divine Design" show and her unique decorating style. Her branded fabrics are sold through Kravet and are an inspiration to designers everywhere. We are sharing some of our favorites and hope they will be your favorites too! All of these fabrics are sold "to the trade", but you can make any purchases through The Designer Insider. Feel free to contact us about any products. Email: Fabric above: #30030 embroidered polyester in only one colorway as shown.
Candice Olson fabrics: Top - #30032 polyester (7 colorways); Middle - #30038 upholstery (4 colorways); Bottom - #30041 textured upholstery (4 colorways).
Candice Olson fabrics: Top - #30053 textured velvet (4 colorways); Middle - #30089 upholstery damask (3 colorways); Bottom - #30091 embroidered velvet (2 colorways).
Candice Olson fabrics: Top - #29568 upholstery chenille (5 colorways); Middle - Hector textured velvet (4 colorways); Bottom - #30623 drapery polyester (3 colorways).
Candice Olson fabrics above: Top - #29580 upholstery weight (6 colorways); Middle - #9578 drapery silk (2 colorways); Bottom - Giovanna upholstery damask (6 colorways).
Thanks to Kravet for the great photos!

Sep 2, 2009

Nina Campbell: New Designer Fabrics 2009

Nina Campbell is not only a world known designer and celebrity, but designer of fabric and wallpaper too. We are showing you her new collection of fabrics for September 2009 and as always, she delivers! Above: My favorite damask! Just look at the color combination on the lovely settee! This Campbell Damask comes in 5 colorways and wallpaper too!

Swan Lake Fabric and Wallpaper - Swans, willows and waterlilies are depicted on cotton fabric in 5 colorways.
The Salix fabric comes in 4 colorways showing contemporary leaves in a stripe on jacquard. Also comes in wallpaper.
Arboretum Fabric and Wallpaper - The fabric comes in 5 colorways with embroidered and appliqued velvet on linen. The solid Sylvana Satin comes in 21 colorways.
Orchard Blossom Fabric and Wallpaper - Fabric in 5 colorways on pure linen. The solid fabric is the Sylvan Satin in 21 luscious colors!
Sylvana Fabric - Floral silhouette on cotton in 4 colorways.
Thank you to Nina Campbell and Osborne & Little for the lovely new collection and photos. These fabrics and papers are "to the trade", just email us for information or if you would like to purchase.