Jul 30, 2010

Damask Wallpaper and Fabric: Jane Churchill Patterns

I love Jane Churchill! The fabric and wallpaper patterns always feel so fresh and new! I often visited the small Jane Churchill shop when I was staying in London. Wonderful pillows and great gifts were always calling me! If you are in London, stop by this wonderful shop and enjoy the beautiful fabrics and patterns that can be bought on the spot!



One of my favorite patterns is Milcroft. It is luscious!! This fabric is shown above on the chair in the Beige colorway. This fabric is Belgium made and is a viscose/polyester/linen blend that works for upholstery or draperies. See the other three colorways below! Aqua, Red and Green.







The damask wallpaper above is Leonara shown in the colorway Cream.  Leonara comes in 6 colorways and is printed in the United Kingdom. Colors:  Cream, Aqua, Red, Taupe, Siver and Gold/Black. See the Red colorway below.


If you are in London, visit the Jane Churchill shop. A chance to buy something wonderful and beautiful without going through a designer, otherwise this company only sells "to the trade".

Jane Churchill Interiors
81 Pimlico Road
SW1W 8PH
Subway: Sloane Square

Shells and More Shells!! Seashell Furniture Gone Wild!

Shells and more shells! This beautiful furniture will bring an air of something special to any room in your home. Check out these gorgeous pieces below!  All furniture can be purchased through The Designer Insider, just contact us.


Seaside Console Table - This stunning creation of natural shells and metal coral brings the sea to life on this unique console. The mixture and colors of the all natural shells makes this table fascinating and a signature piece for a special room. Gorgeous!! Size: 63" wide x 22" deep x 35" high.



Whimsical Seashell Sideboard - This is a great piece with the whimsy of natural shells that are placed over and over to form this unique chest. A glamorous chest for a special place. Size: 32" wide x 21" deep x 33" high.


Elegant Seashell Console - This table is a stunning creation of natural shells, metal coral and a stone top.  A glamorous table that is a great signature piece for a special room. Size: 59" long x 19" deep x 34" high.



Beachcomber Shell Table - This small yet unique table is perfect as a great accent in a special room. The all natural shells are combined to provide details along with the scallop shells that add more details to the legs. Size: 20" round x 28" high.




Seashell Chest of Drawers - Beautiful shells are multiplied over and over to give this piece its magic. The addition of unique drawer handles finishes the design of this chest. Size: 32" wide x 20" deep x 33" high.

Contact us for more information:  thesource@numail.org.




Jul 29, 2010

Contemporary Fabrics: Featuring Romo


Want to transform your room to a more contemporary style? Do it with fabric! Shake up your rooms by using more contemporary fabrics on traditional furniture. Recover some of those old pieces and feel new again with great fabrics! We are showcasing Romo Fabrics, a great company known for their beauty and style in more contemporary designs. All of these fabrics are cotton and rayon blended weaves for great durability.

Sofa pattern:  Peruzzi, comes in seven colorways.
Drapery pattern:  Fiora, comes in nine colorways.
Roll pillows:  Rivo, comes in twelve colorways.


Headboard pattern:  Arioso, comes in eight colorways.
Duvet pattern:  Rosette, comes in eight colorways.
Duvet reverse:  Mila, comes in eight colorways.
Bed pillows:  Rivo, comes in twelve colorways.
Stripe pillows:  Anciana, comes in seven colorways.


Chair pattern:  Anciana, comes in seven colorways.
Pillow pattern:  Mila, comes in eight colorways.

All fabrics are from Romo and sold to the trade. contact us or your designer. All of these fabrics are part of the Fiora Collection.

Jul 28, 2010

Our Top Favorite Small Wall Sconces!

Need a smaller wall sconce? Electric wall sconces not only come in many different styles but sizes too. Use these smaller sconces for down a hallway, around the wall in a large room or combine two next to a mirror. See our favorite smaller sconces below!

C05528 - These simple iron sconces are one of our few that are sold in pairs. The pleasing curves of all wrought iron is hand finished in our "old iron" finish. Matching chandeliers C09279 and C09620, and larger sconce C05519. Size: 11" high x 6" wide.



C05544 - Crystal sconces can come smaller too! This beautiful sconce is adorned with crystals on an iron frame finished in our distressed gold. Matches our chandelier C09544. Size: 11" high x 9" wide.



C05061 - This industrial styled sconce is part of our new industrial collection. The washed wood is mixed with our iron trim and rivets for that loft look. This smaller sconce is only 9" high x 4" wide. It matches our larger two light sconce C05062 and our new industrial chandeliers C09083 and C09084.



C05071 - This bronze glass shaded sconce is new to our collection and is small but sits a little higher due to the beautiful seeded glass shade. The finish is a bronze verdigris on a traditional styled sconce. Matches our larger two light sconce C05072 and our new chandelier C09298. Size: 15" high x 5" wide.



C05027 - We love this mirrored sconce because it can be contemporary or traditional! This iron sconce is covered in antiqued mirrors and distressed silver leaf on the edges. Perfect to use with shades or without. Size: 11" high x 6" wide.




C05104 - This beautiful silver smaller sconce is all hand applied silver leaf on iron with crystal trimming. Perfect to use with any shade that matches your decor, this shade is not included. Perfect smaller size at 9" high x 5" wide.

Click on any link for more information on these sconces. Combine our sconces with a chandelier and get a discount!  Contact: The Designer Insider.

Jul 27, 2010

Designer Bedding: Featuring Pine Cone Hill!

Need new bedding? Then see my favorite company below, Pine Cone Hill. This fabulous bedding company mixes the best fabrics, colors and styles to give your bedroom a completed look without having each part made by a workroom. They do all the work for you! Here are some of the new ensembles just shown at the July market in Atlanta. All new selections added with some of their current pieces. Pine Cone Hill is sold through select showrooms or to the trade.

This beautiful ensemble would brighten any room! Featuring the following groups: Long Point Red and Citrus; Colored Cutwork Red and Citrus; Lenox Ticking Citrus, Spinnaker Stripe and Winthrop Sheeting Claret.


This is one of my new favorites! Featuring the following groups: Long Point Denim; Uma Resist Tobacco; Colored Cutwork Denim; Lenox Ticking Denim and Classic Ruffle Ivory.


This is a rich combination of more muted tones. Featuring the following groups: Bryson; Bandana Blue; Bandana Red and Crochet Edge Ecru.


This is a more modern combination! Featuring the following groups: Tropical Bridge; Long Point Citrus; Lenox Ticking Citrus and Winthrop Sheeting Chocolate.

Use these photos as a guide to designing your own room! All photos courtesy of Pine Cone Hill. Contact us for more information or contact your designer.

Jul 26, 2010

Michael S Smith Designs For Ann Sacks Tile


Michael S Smith has developed a wonderful collection that is a hand crafted stone mosaic program that is sold through Ann Sacks tile. The collection offers a breathtaking range of designs that draws inspiration from various elements of Greek, Moroccan and Parisian antiquities. Meticulously cut by water-jet and then painstakingly assembled by hand with many colorways and mixture of styles available.



These patterns are shown above:

Emilio Grid

Alexandria Border

All photos courtesy of Ann Sacks. Contact your designer, to the trade.

Jul 23, 2010

Designer Tiebacks and Window Hardware

The Van Gregory and Norton studio is located in a 19th century artist's loft in Brooklyn. They are well known among designers for producing hand finished custom window hardware along with a few other unique accessories. Below is a very unusual collection of finials from this great company and an example of an installation for a more modern interior. This company sells to the trade only, contact us or your designer.



These four tiebacks are part of their window collection. The Daisy, Starfish, Star and Evaristo are all shown here in white. See the photo below for an installation using the Evaristo design.

Jul 22, 2010

Ironware International Lighting


Ironware International  is featuring this unique hand made iron chandelier that fits with just about any decor! This beautiful chandelier, Cassiopeia, has 6 lights and is made of all wrought iron with custom finishing  available. This fixture is 36" diameter and 38" high. This will turn heads over your dining table!! Sold through designers, to the trade.

Jul 21, 2010

Industrial styled Pendants! New Styles From Visual Comfort


Burnt orange is still all the rage! See this new industrial styled light designed by Suzanne Kasler. This iron basket style is an open cage design with a linen shade lining. The rope just adds to the industrial look even more. The height of this lantern is 34" to the canopy and its is 20" round. Also available in the finish, aged iron.

This industrial styled pendant is made of metal that has been shaped in a free from design. The metal has been layered in three different sizes for a great design effect. Designed by John Rosselli with a finish in rust on antiqued zinc. The pendant is 20" high to the canopy and 26" wide at the widest point.

The two pendants above are new selections from Visual Comfort. You may purchase through The Designer Insider or through your own designer, to the trade.

Jul 20, 2010

Quick Ship Program for Designer Furnishings!


Dessin Fournir and Company has a quick ship program for their clients that makes ordering easier for those quick projects. Whether it be lighting, furniture or accessories, the items in this program are just as beautiful as their other products and can be shipped as soon as payment is received. Let's look below for some of these quick ship items!

Yellin Chandelier from Dessin Fournir - This gorgeous large chandelier is 36" round x 26" high and comes with a hook, canopy and three foot chain. The finish shown is antiqued painted iron and the fixture is all hand forged. A real beauty for the center of a room!



Bentley Chair from Gerard - This beautiful chair is in a hand dyed antiqued leather with nail trim. The seat cushion is loose and the back is a tufted tight back. The legs are shown in walnut and the size is 27" wide x 33" deep x 33" high. Perfect chair in twos for a den or man's office.



Canterbury Side Table from Kerry Joyce - This beautiful end table is all mahogany and is shown in the Sutcliffe finish. It has one drawer and is 26" high x 24" deep x 15" wide, perfect for the end of your sofa. Mirrored shelves complete the picture.




Chauvin Lantern from Dessin Fournir - This beautiful lantern style light is all hand forged iron. The package includes a hook, canopy, triple hook hand forged links and a three foot chain. Shown here in antiqued silver leaf with antiqued painted iron details. Size: 30" diameter and 36" high.



Ellington Wing Chair from Dessin Fournir - This elegant wing chair has a loose seat and tight back with a beautifully skirted bottom. It is 43" high x 32" deep x 26" wide, perfect for an elegant dining room. COM is 11 yards.

Andover Sconce from Palmer Hargrave - This beautiful modern styled sconce is hand crafted of solid brass and is shown here in the finish "weathered brass". This sconce would be perfect for the beach house or a loft apartment. Size: 9" wide x 10" high x 17" deep from wall.

All photos courtesy of Dessin Fournir. Contact us or your designer for more information.

Jul 19, 2010

Martha Stewart Rugs!

This beautiful new rug from Martha Stewart's Safavieh Collection, is a rendition of tiger stripes in a lush modern abstract pattern. This pattern, Journey, comes in seven sizes and five beautiful colors: Cloud, River, Stone, Desert and Sand. This hand knotted rug is made of silk and wool that has been hand carved and hand woven in the plains of Tibet to create this stylish look. Color shown here: Cloud. Check a retailer near you or purchase through your designer. As always, purchases can be made from The Designer Insider.


Photo courtesy of Safavieh and Martha Stewart.

Jul 16, 2010

Modern Rugs: Using Colorful Carpets!

This very modern carpet brings a multitude of beautiful colors into this neutral setting. This kitchen is the perfect space when using a carpet with a large range of colors. The bright colors of red, blue, soft greens and golds mixes with other colors to create a collage that becomes a work of art! See more views below!
Purchase this rug and others at The Designer Insider.

Close up view below:

Jul 15, 2010

Zoffany: Designer Wallpaper and Paint

Zoffany Interiors has their own paint palette consisting of 120 colors that were selected to complement its fabrics and wallpapers. How easy is that!!  See some of the examples below:


Wallpaper: Medevi GUV05004. Paint: Sage.



Cushion fabric: Fir Trees, has wallpaper to match. Paint: Blue Clay and Harbour Grey.



Wallpaper: Cheverney TOR01001. Paint: Paris Grey.

Contact your designer or us for more information on Zoffany paints, wallpapers, fabrics and trimmings. All photos courtesy of Zoffany. Click here for their paint chart.

Jul 14, 2010

Decorative Crafts Represents: Moissonnier of France!

In 1885, a wonderful French cabinet maker began a shop that would produce some of the finest wood furniture in the world. This dream is still alive today and flourishes in the town of Bourg-En-Bresse, France. The company still carries the family name, Moissonnier. The beautiful pieces you see below are sold all over the world and can now be acquired through your designer by the agent, Decorative Crafts. The beauty and finishing of these pieces is unsurpassed and you can still smell the varnish and wax through the photographs. Thanks to Decorative Crafts for these beautiful photos and to give them the exposure they deserve. Sold to the trade through Decorative Crafts.












Jul 13, 2010

Designing a TV Wall!

Here is an example of a client's home with a traditional setting. The tv wall needed to enhance the room as this is the only main wall in a very open floor plan that includes the kitchen, living area and dining area. See what was added to this wall below.


New items purchased:
Reproduction French oak buffet with carved accents.
Two brown leather chairs with carved accents.
Two original oil paintings: Artist - Kanayo Ede
Two matching convex mirrors.
Floral ceramic wall plaques in goldenrod.
Iron branch wall decor above tv.
Two reproduction iron sconces with silk shades.
All items furnished through The Designer Insider.

See a closeup of the sconces below:



All items purchased through The Designer Insider. See more paintings from Kanayo Ede tomorrow!