Apr 26, 2010

Hancock & Moore: The Best In Leather Upholstery

Hancock & Moore is one of the premier leather furniture companies on the market today. They build furniture with the highest quality that endures with techniques that are labor intensive but that gives them a distinct niche in the industry. As many as 17 craftsmen will work on one piece! Their incredible array of leather choices mixed with over 50 finishes, creates a custom piece just for you. See below some of their newest products that are now showing at High Point. Visit the Hancock & Moore website for more of the details that makes them so special and to view more of their great products.

Ascari Bench - 56" long x 22" wide x 18" high, has a matching desk chair.

Yosef Chair - 31" high x 33" wide x 35" deep.



Provident Sofa - A slightly curved sofa in fabric or leather. 83" long x 44" deep x 36" high.

All photos courtesy of Hancock & Moore. See their wonderful array of photos on their site under Photo Gallery.

Apr 23, 2010

Outdoor Fabrics: B. Berger

We have paired the following outdoor fabrics for you from B. Berger Fabrics. These fabrics are made of 100% Sunbrella acrylic in beautiful modern colorways. The next time you look for outdoor fabrics, try B. Berger! Remember that outdoor fabrics work great indoors too in high traffic areas. Contact us or your designer for more information. To the Trade.

1692-17 - Color: Firethorn - An upholstery with ethnic style from the Marisol collection. Colorways: Firethorn, Peppercorn, Rattan and Celadon.




1691-17 - Color: Ebony/Lipstick - an upholstery stripe from Marisol collection. Colorways: Parchment/Stone, Mocha/Espresso, Key Lime/Cornflower and Ebony/Lipstick.

1685-22 - Color: Sunshine - An upholstery fabric in the new geometric style from the Marisol collection. Colorways: Onyx, Scarlet, Meadow, Delft or Sunshine.



1690-11 - Color: Nutmeg - An upholstery stripe from the Marisol collection. Colorways: Nutmeg or Coral.



1683-16 - Color: Cedar - An upholstery fabric with large repeat. Three Colorways - Russet/Indian Teal, Pine/Cedar or Cedar.



1684-16 - Color: Cedar/Amber/Cocoa with large repeat.  Two Colorways - Cedar/Amber/Cocoa or Cedar/Amber/Pine.

Apr 21, 2010

Ralph Lauren Teams With Kravet!

New! A partnership has formed between Ralph Lauren Home and Kravet. Great fabrics from Ralph Lauren will now be available to Kravet customers and their clients in two distinct collections.  The La Plage-Riviera collection will offer elegant linens and silks in a casual maritime palette. The Trading Post collection will offer authentic Navajo textiles in geometric patterns and stripes. See a few samples of these two great collections below. You can see more of these fabrics at the Ralph Lauren Home site.

Cote D'Azure Floral - Color: Poppy - 90% linen/10% nylon. La Plage-Riviera collection.

 Maritime Ticking - Color: Riviera - 100% linen.  La Plage-Riviera collection.




Santa Clara Blanket - Color: Raveled Red - 100% wool.  Trading Post collection.



Dinetah Stripe - Color: Raveled Bed - Wool/cotton blend.  Trading Post collection.



Information courtesy of Kravet and Ralph Lauren Home. Contact us or your designer for more information.

Apr 19, 2010

William Stubbs Decorates With Robert Allen Fabrics!


Renowned interior designer, William Stubbs, was named to Architectural Digest's Top 100 designers and architects in the world. He is host of the TV series, Moment of Luxury. He is currently taping his third season and it airs on public television, check your local station. See below why he is so darn good!!

His own master bedroom with a unique French bed found in Paris. The headboard was upholstered where a mirror once stood. All fabrics by Robert Allen. This is how you mix the textures for an all neutral bedroom! Photo by Bruce Bennett.




This is a luscious bedroom designed for his daughter. There are 28 different fabulous fabrics and trims in the bed coverings, bed hangings, canopy, pillows, upholstery and draperies. All from Robert Allen and Beacon Hill. Photo by Bruce Bennett.

Read more about Bill at Robert Allen's new blog. You can also check out Bill Stubb's website for more inspiration.

Apr 16, 2010

Beautiful Natural Fabrics From Classic Cloth!

We love this new fabric in 8 luscious colorways just released by Classic Cloth. This fabric, Shibui, is hand woven 100% silk and is 52" wide. Colors as shown: Ivory, Oatcake, Primrose, Husk, Celery, Cornflower, Flax and Chestnut. Such "yummy" colors with natural slubs and variations.

This is a beautifully woven fabric that is hand dyed, hand woven and contains natural fibers with slubs and variations. Resembles vintage antique fabrics. This pattern is Gunny Stripe and comes in 5 colorways: Blue Potatoe, Celeriac, Beet, Sweet Potatoe and Parsnip. The width is 55" and has a 3 1/2" horizontal repeat.

This beautiful fabric has a washed finish and natural characteristics of knots, slubs and variations. This open weave is perfect for window sheers. Made of linen and viscose in 3 colorways: Cream, Flax and Cork. This fabric is Yohji and is 45" wide.

This is a beautiful 100% linen with a toile print in charcoal. Mingei pattern in 5 colorways: Caraway, Curry, Sangrai, Azure and Juniper. The width is 54" and the repeat is 27" h x 16" v.




This beautiful open weave fabric would be perfect as a window sheer. This pattern is Ipanema from Classic Cloth and is 56" wide. Made of rayon/viscose/linen blend with a natural fiber look and mixed with tone on tone metallic fibers (notice the sheen). Comes in 4 colorways: Bleach, Ivory, Natural and Bark.

Classic Cloth is sold through the Dessin Fournir showrooms. Contact your designer or email us for more information.

Apr 15, 2010

The 2010 Atlanta Decorator's Show House!

Well, it is that time of year again!  Time to visit one of the best show houses in the country. The Atlanta Show House for 2010 as always, benefits the Atlanta Symphony. This tour celebrates their 40th year and features the former prestigious home of Arthur Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons. The interior of this Colonial Revival mansion has been transformed into a more modern and updated home and features some of the best interior designers from the South. Stan Topol, Carole Weaks, Bill Peace, Patricia McLean, Raymond Goins, just to name a few. Visiting days: April 17th - May 9th. Call 404-733-5000 for more information. Address: 3639 Tuxedo Road, Atlanta, Ga. 30305.  http://www.decoratorsshowhouse.org

Apr 14, 2010

Book Review: Metropolitan Home: Glamour, Making It Modern

Can you have glamour in a modern room? Yes, you can! I just finished reading Metropolitan Home's book, "Glamour, Making It Modern", by Michael Lassell. The colorful photographs depict modern styled rooms with added glamour that doesn't necessarily mean lots of glitz. Glamour in these rooms means they have a wow factor that will be noticed when you visit. This is a beautiful book full of photos from designers that know how to add glamour to a room. Take a look at this wonderful book, especially if you are a modern fan! You can find it in the column on the left or check with your local library. See a few of our favorite dining rooms below shown in this wonderful book.


Designer Barbara Westbrook created modern glamour in this new Atlanta home. The high sheen on the Venetian plaster walls is accompanied by sisal carpeting, modern art and a formal custom table. The silk damask dining chairs are enhanced by the modern chandelier from Donghia and a metal chinoiserie chair not in the photo.

This room was designed by Shamir Shah in the Hamptons and features a custom dining room chandelier by New York sculptor, Susan Etkin. The chandelier is made of colored glass including mercury glass for a spectacular glamorous feel that coordinates with the rug colors.


This townhouse was designed by Nestor Santa-Cruz from Washington D.C.  He prefers to design rooms in black, gold and white or in combinations of the same. The table is designed of copper and walnut with an overscaled chandelier in bronze by designer Herve Van der Straeten.

All photos courtesy of Metropolitan Home.

Apr 13, 2010

Duralee's Fine Furniture

Duralee has added new furniture pieces to its collection and now offers wonderful pieces in any style for your client. Above is the Sophia chair from the Owner's Select collection. Notice the trimmed skirt detail!

This is one of our favorite sofas, New Verona, with a beautifully tufted back and curved arms. A great match to the chair above.

The ottoman above is the Seville and it coordinates with our other two pieces above. All of these furniture pieces comes in many different ways and with any fabric. Just contact your designer for more information.

Apr 12, 2010

Robert Allen's New Collection: Lifestyles Fireside

Robert Allen is introducing a new collection: Lifestyles Fireside. This is a great collection of fabrics that can deliver performance and durability in 21 new patterns. Perfect for a vacation home or rental property and ideal for adding style to the year round home, these lively designs add fun to any living space. Rich traditional colors and mountain home motifs distinguish the Fireside collection, which ranges from rustic southwest looks to sophisticated casual designs. See four of the new patterns below.

Moose On Loose - An acrylic/polester blend in three colorways: Saddle (above), Lake & Dusk.

 Diamond Way - A cotton/polyester/rayon blend in three colorways. Saddle (above), Black & Bone.

Canoe - A rayon/polyester blend in two colors. Saddle (above) & Earth.

Horblit Ranch - A cotton/rayon/polyester blend in three colorways. Saddle (above), Black & Pebble.

Apr 9, 2010

Robert Allen's New Collection: Lifestyles Dockside

Robert Allen is introducing a new collection: Lifestyles Dockside. This is a great collection of fabrics that can deliver performance and durability in 29 new patterns. Perfect for a vacation home or rental property and ideal for adding style to the year round home, these lively designs add fun to any living space. Coastal-themed patterns in casual linen-looks, matelass├ęs and chenille textures are offered in soft natural neutrals as well as nautical red, white and blue. See four of the new patterns below.

Neptunes Net - A rayon/ polyester blend that comes in three colorways: Surf (above), Sunset & Sand.

Sallys Shells - A rayon/polyester blend that comes in four colorways. Surf (above), Sand, Coral & Seaglass.

Sea Urchins - A cotton/rayon blend that comes in four colorways: Sand (above), Sea, Teak & Seaglass.

Swim Suits - Our favorite! A cotton/polyester/rayon blend that only comes in one colorway, Sand.

Apr 8, 2010

Damask Rugs: Best Selling Designs!

Damask! Yes it is still in style and shown in more beautiful prints and colors than ever. Above is a new damask rug in 100% wool shown in aqua and cocoa. These rugs are mill spun wool for a soft and silky feel. Item #CP3384AQ.
Below are two more rugs in the same print but in different colorways. The top rug is shown in latte with sage green, item #CP3384L. The bottom rug is shown in seafoam, a tone on tone colorway, item #CP3384SF.



Another new pattern shown below is a soumak weave in a herringbone pattern rug in 100% wool. This is a flat weave in a rougher yarn and is reversible for long wearing. Crafted totally by hand. The top rug is mocha, item #CP1638M. The bottom rug is coffee and blue, item #CP1638COF.



Our newest damask pattern is shown below in a unique outdoor rug of 100% olefin in a black and white print. Perfect for the outdoors or indoors too! Great durability for just about anywhere. Item #CP5206.



All rugs can be purchased on our site, The Designer Insider. Just search under the item number listed. If you need to match to a certain color, then send us the swatch and we will be glad to check for you!

Apr 7, 2010

The New Hooked Rugs!

These beautiful rugs are a take on the New England American hooked rugs that are a favorite among design clientele. The rugs below are hand woven in Guatemala using naturally dyed cotton on a jute foundation. Notice the charm and beautiful bright colors! A great solution for anyone looking to add rustic charm to their home. Robinson Rugs in Atlanta offers these beautiful rugs as an alternative to the New England rugs that are so hard to find. Custom sizes and colors can be made to order in sizes up to 15 feet in width. What a bright alternative!

The center rack above are the hooked rugs. The racks on the sides are wool rugs that are also offered by this great rug company, Robinson Rugs.

What a unique pattern with bright colors! Featuring the new turquoise blues with a little slice of gold.


Featuring a geometric design with bright colors in a small 2 x 3 rug.

An old fashioned quilt design pattern in darker colors. This rug has the New England feel.

Robinson Rugs is located at ADAC in Atlanta and sells To the Trade only. Contact us or your designer.

Apr 5, 2010

Designer Fabrics Can Be Fun!

Dogwood Fabrics is now showing a beautiful line of fabrics with unique looks and colors. Tessuti Uno is a line of fabrics from Canada and is known for their silks, faux silks and faux furs. I visited the Dogwood Showroom the other day and see what I found from this beautiful collection!

This faux silk is made from polyester and is shown in a copper color and flocked in deep brown. Pattern: Esmeralda.

This faux silk is a flocked polyester with a unique rose pattern. As seen in the photo, there are four colorways. Pattern: Tango.

This is a fun fake fur in ivory. Pattern: Puma.

Love mink? This faux fur pattern is called Mink, shown here in Fawn. Feels like the real thing!

This drape of faux fur is the pattern, Cherokee. Looks real and so soft too!

Tessuti Uno is sold To the Trade or through Dogwood Fabrics. Contact your designer or The Designer Insider for more information.