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.

Nov 19, 2009

Pairing Paint With Fabric: 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 Terrain Collection featuring the Ethnic Influence Group. Our main fabric, Crowning Top, 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: Crowning Top in Terrain.
Robert Allen Fabric: (1) Pankow in Leek; (2) Crown Point in Leaf; (3) Droz in Chocolate.
Robert Allen Fabrics: (1) Toad in Khaki; (2) Shimmer Gold in Twine; (3) Musical Chart in Terrain.

Above: Robert Allen's Classic Bead Fringe in Teak.

Sherwin Williams colors from top: Rugged Brown, Verdant, Khaki Shade & Smokey Topaz. 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 15, 2009

Pairing Paint With Fabric: Making Color Choices

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 Breezy Bohemian Group. Our main fabric, Rowlily, 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: Rowlily in Jungle.
Robert Allen Fabrics: (1) Filamena in Cranberry; (2) Alabama Moon in Tulip; (3) Wheaton in Lemongrass.
Robert Allen Fabrics: (1) Diamonique Dot in Terrain; (2) Cabin Weave in Terrain; (3) Color Weave in Terrain.
Sherwin Williams colors from top: Red Bay, Muslin, Independent Gold & Teachest. Visit your local paint store to see the colors and their true tones.

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

Nov 10, 2009

Sherwin Williams Paint Teams With 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 Leaf Collection featuring the Global Trend Group. Our main fabric, Roman Circle, 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: Roman Circle in Leaf.
Robert Allen Fabrics: (1) Diamond Center in Lemongrass; (2) Tamika in Lemongrass; (3) Chinland in Hibiscus.
Robert Allen Fabrics: (1) Carlton in Willow; (2) Hyper Slide in Chili.
Sherwin Williams colors from top: Henna Shade, Moderate White, Sassy Green and Raindrop. 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 8, 2009

Geometric Rugs: Designer Favorites

As we have stated in a few of our other articles, geometrics are one of the most popular patterns that designers use in their client's homes. We have shown you great fabric patterns as well as some custom rugs and carpets. Below are some of our most popular selling geometric rugs with a variety of design styles. Most lean toward the transitional home but also can be used in contemporary settings as well as traditional. Our Bob Timberlake selections also look great in a cabin or lodge. All of these rugs can be purchased at our site, The Designer Insider, in a variety of sizes. Add style, color and warmth to your room with the right rug! Choose your favorite below.

Item #CP3854b, Bronze - This collection is an exquisite hand tufted style made of 100% New Zealand wool. A luxurious patina and feel on a 1/2" thick pile. Inspired by Chilean pottery art circa 1850. Several sizes including custom.
Item #CP3854p, Pewter.
Item #CP6956on, Onyx - This collection of rugs are a flat woven style made on looms in Belgium. A tough blend of acrylic and cotton assures durability on a fashion forward rug. The lattice design is inspired by Country Living Magazine and is an exclusive design. Four sizes available.
Item #CP6956c, Cranberry.
Item #CP6956m, Mocha.
Item #CP5199br, Bronze - This rug collection can be used indoors or outdoors. These designs bring new and fresh colors to a casual setting with an antique coin pattern. Spills are easily washed as this collection is 100% olefin. Four sizes available.
Item #CP5199bl, Blue.
Item #CP5199h, Henna.
Item #CP9232cr, Camel/Rust - A Bob Timberlake design made of tightly packed 100% wool with cotton backing. Hand sheered and finished with a beautiful luster wash for an added feature. Several sizes including custom. The rug below is another distinct pattern and colorway in this collection.
Item #CP9232rb, Red/Black.

All of these rugs can be purchased from our site, The Designer Insider. Just search under the item number for each rug.

Nov 5, 2009

Sherwin Williams Paint Teams With 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 Natural Elegance Group. Our main fabric, Statosky, 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: Statosky in Java (cotton & viscose blend).
Robert Allen Fabrics: (1) Outer Banks - Isle (Sheer); (2) Myron Stripe - Cocoa; (3) Jump Rope - Kelp.
Robert Allen Fabrics: (1) Woodburn Bk - Slate; (2) Angliolini - Hydrangea; (3) Reynella - Bisque (a heavy cotton).
Sherwin Williams colors from top: Searching Blue, Sable & Tansy Green. 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 4, 2009

Robert Allen Fabric and Matching Paint Palettes!

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 Global Influence Group. Our main fabric, Khandar, 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 - Khandar in Cinnabar.
Robert Allen Fabrics: (1) Cabin Weave - Java; (2) Maroney - Wicker; (3) Ludwell - Leaf.
Robert Allen Fabrics and Trim: (1) Peat Bog - Tabasco; (2) Al Fresco Ball Trim - Java; (3) Mellow Mood - Terrain.
Sherwin Williams paint above from top: Sturdy Brown, Tiger Eye, Nervy Hue & Whole Wheat. 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.