Apr 28, 2009

Designer Details: Home Accessories

Details make the difference! Great accessories add the extra punch to your space and are many times overlooked. Global Views is one of the greatest accessory companies and one of the most popular with the designers. Their products have been in many publications and on TV, including programs The Apprentice and Extreme Home Makeover. These items shown are some of the most popular from this company. If you would like more information, just email us. Some of these products can be found on our site: www.TheDesignerInsider.com.



















Apr 26, 2009

Design Style: The Right Shade!

One of the most important elements to a room is having the right shades on your lamps. There are many choices and an expert lamp shop should help you to make the right choice for your decor and setting. You can easily freshen a room or make an impact with the right lamp and shade. Below we have examples of five lamps with three different shades. This comes courtesy of Southern Accents Magazine, May 2009 issue. All of the examples are from Edgar-Reeves Lighting & Antiques, one of the most visited shops in Atlanta for interior designers. Here they make their own lamps and many are one of a kind, which is perfect for the special client. Thanks to Stephanie Reeves for the following guidelines. Visit their site: www.Edgar-Reeves.com (To the Trade).
Urn Lamp - The wonderful color and the traditional styling makes this lamp one of the most popular and versatile lamps through the ages.
Contemporary Lamp - The stacked spheres add to the modern styling of this lamp.
Vase Lamp - A great example of Asian ceramics used to make lamps. The strong color makes a style statement along with its clean lines.
Vintage Lamps - This tin lamp is an example of vintage lamps that you can find in antique stores or flea markets. Notice how the shade hits above the cap and not the top of the base.
Candlestick Lamp - Classic styling that can be used in pairs. Great for buffets, consoles and chests.

Apr 24, 2009

Design Inspiration: Bar Stools!

Most of our homes today have an area where we use bar stools. There are now many styles from traditional to contemporary and we thought you might like to see some of the choices available. So we say, " Belly Up To The Bar" but do it in style!
Above: Marge Carson Furniture - BX 47 Stools shown.
Henredon - 7400 Bar Stool.
Century - Juno Stool in Multiple Finishes. Counter size shown.
Century - LaSalle Stool in Multiple Finishes.
Harden - Iron Stool with Woven Leather Strips in Tobacco.
Ironwood by Evan Lewis - Made of sheet steel and finished with dark patina.
Bernhardt - Leather Bench in Cherry.
Mardi Gras Stools by J. Clayton Ltd.
Santos Stool by Allan Knight.
Sarreid - Blair Stool in Pine.
O'Brien Ironworks - Aluminum Biedermeier Stool.
Palecek - China Bay - Distressed Black on Bamboo. Many upholstery options available.
Palecek - Hudson Leather Stool in Palomino. Other colors available.

Apr 22, 2009

Design Style: French Country At Its Best!

One of the most loved designers of the French style is Charles Faudree. He has a 35 year career and launched his fourth book in 2008. You will also find many of his interiors in the most prestigious design magazines showcasing his immense talent and style. He has launched his signature fabric line with Vervain where his patterns remain classic and timeless. His love affair with France began long ago and now his name is synonymous with French country style. "I can hardly decorate without checks and stripes, and I certainly love toiles because they are consistent and always in fashion," says Faudree. Above, Charles Faudree at his Tulsa, Oklahoma home with his dog, Nicholas. Enjoy the photos below: Courtesy of Veranda Magazine.
Fabrics: Aiken - Leaf & acorn linen print in sage, Saint - Cotton check with fleur-de-lis in sage linen.
Fabrics: Bonaparte Stripe - In caramel cotton blend, Leluke - In leafy green/red cotton.
Fabrics: Fleur Exotic - Cocoa cotton print, Bergere Stripe - Shown in berrystone, Nicholas - dotted cotton blend in Ruby, Ruby Ikat - Cotton blend.
Fabrics: Oak & Acorn - Linen & cotton blend, Bonaparte Stripe - In blue cotton & rayon blend.
Fabrics: Hamlets Toile - Shown in lilac (in background), Trophy - A leopard cut velvet, Ruby Ikat - Shown in lavender on bench, Serpette - Blue woven diamond pattern in foreground.

Apr 20, 2009

Design Ideas! A Sneak Preview of the Decorator's Showhouse 2009

Below are wonderful sneak preview photos from the annual Atlanta Decorator's Showhouse that benefits the Atlanta Symphony. The 2009 showhouse is unique as it is located in a high rise residence, The St. Regis. The rooms will be spread through three residences that include one in contemporary style, one in traditional and one in transitional. There will be great designer ideas for everyone, so don't miss this unique display of design inspiration! Enjoy the photos below and check out our other articles on this great annual event.
Traditional - Living room from the traditional residence designed by James Essary & Bill Murphy.
Traditional - Kitchen in the traditional style designed by Design Galleria. See the contemporary kitchen in our article below.
Traditional - Master bedroom in the traditional style designed by Patricia McLean.
Traditional - Study from the traditional residence designed by Carole Weeks.
Traditional - Guest bedroom shown from the traditional residence designed by Tish Mills.
Contemporary - Living room from the contemporary residence designed by William Peace of Peace Design.
Contemporary - Dining room from the contemporary residence designed by John Oetgen of Oetgen Designs.
Contemporary - Master bedroom from the contemporary residence designed by Shon Parker. Jill VanTosh & Associates did the sitting room in the background.
Terrace from one of the three residences designed by Boxwoods Gardens and Gifts. (This is one of Atlanta's favorite shops with all styles of furnishings, garden plants and wonderful gifts.)
Transitional - Living room from the transitional residence, by Bob Brown. A great mix of the old and the new with antiques mixed with lucite tables.