May 31, 2010

Dessin Fournir: New Designer Products For Spring!

Dessin Fournir is a trade company with 14 showrooms nationwide. They represent Gerard, Classic Cloth, Palmer Hargrave, Kerry Joyce, Rose Cumming and of course Dessin Fournir. Below is a sampling of some of their new products for Spring 2010. We have chosen some of our favorites for your viewing. Contact us for more information or your interior designer.

Essen Armchair by Dessin Fournir - This beautiful chair comes as an armchair or side chair. It has tight seat and back and is shown in Classic Cloth's Silk Stripe in Seafoam. The finish on the chair is Antiqued Paint. Other finishes and sizes available. Size: 36" high x 21" wide x 27" deep. COM is 3 yards.

Atwood Cabinet by Dessin Fournir - This beautiful mahogany cabinet has antiqued restoration glass with antiqued 22k moon gold leaf details. The eight shelves are adjustable and the finish shown is M-1. Other sizes and finishes available. Size: 82" high x 39" wide x 15" deep.

Pierre Shelf by Dessin Fournir - This unique shelf is all hand forged iron and is shown in the Antiqued Iron finish. It has five shelves that are 48" long. The overall size is 95" high x 89" wide x 11" deep. This unit could be modern or traditional! Custom sizes and finishes available.

Anson Folding Garden Chair from Gerard - This unique outdoor chair is hand forged iron with brass finials and folds for ease of storing. Loose cushion included and available with COM. Size: 41" high x 19" w x 23" deep. Other finishes and custom sizes available.

LeClere Sconce by Dessin Fournir - This unique sconce is hand forged iron with wood details. Shown in Antiqued Paint. Holds one 25w bulb and is 28" high x 10" wide x 5" deep. Available in custom sizes and finishes.

Diaz Bookcase by Kerry Joyce - This beautiful modern bookcase is made of rosewood veneer and mahogany. The rosewood is finished in M3 and the mahogany is finished in M4. Other finishes and sizes available. The bookcase has seven shelves and the overall size is 84" high x 42" wide x 13" deep.
Photos courtesy of Dessin Fournir. To the Trade.

May 28, 2010

Design 101: Decorative Accent Pillows!

The collection of pillows below are all found in the Travis and Company showroom in Atlanta. For more on this great company, see our preceding article on all the great fabrics they sell.  The pillows are all from companies in their showroom and hopefully you can get an idea or two!

This set of coordinating pillows are perched on an antique French sofa. The fabrics are textured linen weaves with beautiful trim. The floral is trimmed in a wide braid and the plaid pillows are trimmed in a ball fringe.

Both of these pillows are in a beautiful flocked pattern, trimmed in tiny fabric trim that outlines the pillows.

This floral print is surrounded by a raised velvet pattern in cream in a modern boxed style. All trimmed in small brown velvet braid.

One pillow in a beautiful tone on tone green velvet with fringed trim and the other pillow is silk striped fabric sewn in a unique pattern, trimmed in green glass beads.

I love this pillow! The unique modern print is trimmed in a small coral braid. There is just a hint of coral in the pillow. Designer secret: Choose the smallest amount of color in the fabric and play off of that color, for instance the coral.

Two pillows in a charcoal modern pattern and mixed with a silk stripe with fringed trim. Notice the modern pattern on the sofa. Who says modern has to be dull!

This beautiful linen fabric is trimmed in the same tone in a wide braid.

A beautiful color mixture of pillows on a neutral sofa!

May 25, 2010

Kitchen Remodeling: Annie Selke's Design From House Beautiful!

This is a great kitchen redo shown at House Beautiful by Annie Selke. This was a long room that also needed the left wall removed to open up the space.

The wood used on the cabinets was cherry and were from Kraftmaid which helped her utilize the storage with a clean look. All of the appliances were Electrolux including an induction cooktop that visually disappears in the kitchen.

The dining area at the end of the long room was also a great place for matching storage cabinets. The dining table is a Florence Knoll base found in an antique shop with an added granite top. See more of these photos at House Beautiful! Dog not for sale!

May 24, 2010

Designer Fabrics: Brimar's Silk Damask and Trim

Brimar is a family owned company that is a leader in the interior design industry renowned for exceptional quality. They are well known for their beautiful and unique window hardware as well as trim and fabrics. We are featuring one of their best selling fabrics below that is a hand printed silk damask that is made in South Africa. Leopoldt is 100% silk and made in 10 colorways:  Damask Rose, Gilded, Willow, Harvest, Afternoon Tea, Antique Porcelain, Croquet, Tapestry, Thistle and Winterberry.  See a few of these below with samples of beautiful trims to match. How easy is that!

 Leopoldt in Damask Rose. Trim:  Pendant 6 3/4" in Damask Rose;  4 1/2" bead trim in Damask Rose.

Leopoldt in Gilded.  Trim:  Three tiered rosette 3 1/2" in Gilded;  2" scalloped bell fringe in Gilded.

Leopoldt in Croquet.  Trim:  5 1/2" scalloped tassel fringe;  2" open gimp in Croquet.

All photos and information courtesy of Brimar Inc.

May 19, 2010

The New Kelly Wearstler Rug Collection - Preview!

This new rug collection from Kelly Wearstler has been created from personal travel journals, sketches and photographs. The thirty-plus designs were adapted by Patterson, Flynn & Martin and woven by skilled artisans. The rugs are hand knotted in 100% wool and hand sheared to a rich and velvety low pile for sumptuous texture and appearance. See below some of Kelly's new rug designs in our rug "samplets" that shows how creative and innovative she is!

 Rugs from top to bottom:  Medallion Waltz Lilac; Tangiers Tile Small Scale Toast; Tangiers Tile Steel Blue; Geometric Blossom Dusty Peach; Refined Hide Navy.

Rugs from top to bottom: Tangiers Tile Dusty Peach; Emerald Cut Aquamarine; Imperial Trellis Minor Scale Kahlua; Grand Ziggurat Dark Green; Imperial Trellis Small Scale Grey.
All photos courtesy of F. Schumacher & Co. Contact your designer for more information.

May 18, 2010

Elle Decor: Sneak Peek of Meg Ryan's Home

Shelterpop is featuring a sneak peek of Meg Ryan's vacation home on Martha's Vineyard. See a peek of the great kitchen above that is featured in Elle Decor this month. A bright and airy look with a comfortable feel. Perfect for the lazy days of summer! Designer: Marsha Russell of New York's Satinwood. Link to this great interview by Meg Ryan.
Info and photos courtesy of Shelterpop and Elle Decor.

May 17, 2010

Designer Rooms: Spotlight on Travis & Company

I visited the Travis and Company to see what's new! This "to the trade' company carries a vast selection of fabric and trim lines that are known to be some of the best available. Some of the fabric companies are: Camilla David Textiles, Bassett McNab, Boussac, Colefax and Fowler, Cowtan and Tout, Elizabeth Benefield, Fonthill, Jane Churchill, Manuel Canovas and many many more. They are a superior driving force in the Atlanta market for all of these brands. See below some of the more unique settings I found in their showroom this past week!

Now that's a mirror!!!!

Notice the unique wall paper scene!

Do you see that chair?  If you don't, its because it is clear acrylic. Notice the black, gray and orange colors.

More gray and black with orange!

Another beautiful scene with wallpaper.

These unique bamboo iron chairs are antiques and belong to a set of eight. Upholstered in a gorgeous embroidered linen fabric.

Another disappearing chair! This acrylic chair is in the style of the art deco period.

Stay tuned for more from this fabulous showroom!

May 12, 2010

Favorite Designer Fabrics! Robert Allen's "Tex Weave"

One of our favorite new fabrics!  Tex Weave from Robert Allen Designs. This great fabric has a mixture of threads that gives a slight distressed appearance of a worn linen in a more durable fabric. The fabric is really a blend of polyester/cotton/viscose for a high fabric performance. A great furniture grade fabric that withstands up to 87,000 double rubs. Tex Weave does not have a repeat and comes 54" wide. Perfect for furniture you live on! See the color palette below.

Colorways from left to right:
Row 1 - Flax; Pomegranate; Driftwood
Row 2 - Chestnut; Gold; Coral
Row 3 - Sand; Spice; Snow
Row 4 - Seafoam; Baltic; Caribbean
Not pictured: Lemongrass & Straw

Contact us for more information or to purchase. You can also seek out your designer for more information. To the trade. Photos courtesy of Robert Allen.

May 11, 2010

Decorating 101: Using Stripes!

Stripes are not just for curtains or for pillows. You can use stripes in inventive ways in decorating. See our example below! This pair of ottomans used the striped fabric in a very unique way and took full advantage of the pattern. Photo and fabric courtesy of Ernest Gaspard, to the trade.

May 10, 2010

My TOP TEN Embellished Fabrics From Kravet!

26903.5 - Sweet Serenade Aqua - This bright fabric is made of 100% silk and can be used for upholstery. Gorgeous colors mixed for a unique floral. It comes in three colorways and is part of the Kravet Couture collection.

9724.1 - This rayon/linen/silk blend is a contemporary pattern with a small embroidered pattern. This fabric is to be used for draperies and only comes in this colorway, part of the Kravet Couture collection.

9567.612 - This fabric is 100% linen and features a medium floral print that comes in just one colorway. A beautiful fabric that can be used for drapery and is part of the Kravet Couture collection.

9524.697 - This beautiful embroidery is on a linen/silk blend and made for draperies. This is a Windsor Smith exclusive and comes in seven colorways.

27436.1613 - Marine Coral Shrimp - A beautiful embroidery on a blend of viscose/cotton/linen. Also comes in off white with turquoise embroidery. This fabric can be used for upholstery and is part of the Kravet Couture collection.

26255.311 - This beautiful embroidery is on 100% polyester and is a multipurpose fabric. Geometric modern pattern that comes in four colorways and is part of the Kravet Basics collection.

30351.640 - This beautiful embroidery fabric is 100% linen and can be used for upholstery. It comes in three colorways and is an exclusive from Barclay Butera.

28738.416 - Au Courant Sage - This beautiful geometric embroidery comes in 3 colorways. Made of linen/viscose blend and can be used for heavy duty upholstery and is part of the Kravet Couture collection.

28648.31 - Bamboo Linen Natural - A beautiful pattern of bamboo on a linen/rayon blend for upholstery use. Also comes in the color: Stone. This fabric is part of the Kravet Couture collection.

9203.612 - Wheels Burnished - This contemporary embroidery is on 100% silk and is for drapery use. Very unique pattern only in one colorway that is part of the Kravet Design collection.
All products can be purchased through Kravet, to the trade. Photos courtesy of Kravet.

May 7, 2010

French Mansion Distressed Chandelier Goes Rogue!

One of our most popular chandeliers, French Mansion, is now recreated into a smaller size! This group of chandeliers now has four different sizes instead of three. Clients have spoken and this gorgeous hand carved wood chandelier is now in a smaller dining size, 24" round. All hand carved wood column with wrought iron arms displays wood candle cups and wood beads. The finish is a multiple layered distressed gold to achieve an unsurpassed French "old world" look. Even the wood has been distressed to give the antique feel. See below all of this group including our electric wall sconce.

NEW! French Mansion Distressed Chandelier - 24" round. Item #C09971.

French Mansion Distressed Chandelier - 60" round. Item #C09314.

French Mansion Distressed Chandelier - 48" round. Item #C09324.

French Mansion Distressed Chandelier - 41" round. Item #C09334.

French Mansion Distressed Wall Sconce - 22" wide x 29" high. Item #C05325.

Click on the links above to see more information on the chandeliers and sconce. All items are on The Designer Insider site.