Oct 29, 2010

New Size! Washed Wood Orb Chandelier

This great new wood orb chandelier C09133 is in our washed wood with chestnut finish. This orb matches our larger size C09015. This smaller version is perfect for foyers and dining areas and is now available. The size of this chandelier is 24" diameter x 32" high and it has three lights. Matching wall sconce C05095 too.

Robert Allen's Natural Glamour

Okay, we are going to make it real easy for you! We are showcasing this new collection from Robert Allen, Natural Glamour. The fabrics shown all coordinate along with the Sherwin Williams paint shown below. Now, how easy is that!! Stay tuned for more!



Fabrics from the top:
Vintage Blossom in Dove
Etched Aviary in Jet
Pyramid in Dove
Gate in Brindle
Plush Dotscape in Dove

Sherwin Williams paint to coordinate:


All photos courtesy of Robert Allen.

Oct 27, 2010

One Great Chandelier: Three Different Sizes!

This great new chandelier comes in three different sizes! The hand carved wood chandelier is enhanced by a distressed creamy white wash that lets the beauty of the wood shine through. The wrought iron arms curve beautifully and hold more wood tassels on each tier.



C09117 - This larger size has 12 lights and is 53" across x 62" high up to where the chain meets. Made for large great rooms!



C09119 - This small size has 6 lights and is 33" across x 41" high up to where the chain meets. Perfect dining room size.



C09118 - This petite size has 4 lights and is 22" across x 25" high up to where the chain meets.


Fabricut's Decorative Drapery Hardware

Fabricut has a distinctive line of drapery hardware that encompasses over 350 pieces. There are six distinctive collections that showcases classic designs and innovative styling. Below is a peek at each one of these collections.

Classic Minimalism - This collection is sleek and sophisticated that is jewelry inspired. Four different styles in three different finishes: Black Nickel, Chrome and Gold Brass. Materials are in acrylic, crystal and metal and have 3/4" poles.  Pictured below: H1525F in Black Nickel.



Decorative Sash - This collection comes in three different styles and five finishes all on metal and uses 1/2" poles. Finishes: Black, Brass, Bronze, Satin Nickel and White. Pictured here: H1501F in Black.



European Grandeur - This collection is sophisticated and elegant in three different styles and five finishes all on resin. Uses a 2 1/4" pole. Finishes: Espresso, Fruitwood, 18th Century Gold, Water Gilded Gold and Walter Gilded Silver. Pictured here: H1509F in Water Gilded Silver.


Modern Fusion - This contemporary styled collection is all metal and wood in two main finishes: Steel or Coffee. These two finishes can mix with wood or all metal. Uses a 1 3/8" pole. Finishes: Coffee/Ebony, Coffee/Toffee, Steel/Ebony, Steel/Toffee, Coffee or Steel. Pictured here: H1519F Coffee/Toffee.


Stately Traditions - This more traditional collection has six great finishes and three styles all on resin and uses a 1 3/8" pole. Finishes: Walnut, Aged White, Antique Pewter, Mahogany, Royal Bronze and Noir. Pictured here: H1504F in Walnut.


Wood Classics - This all wood collection comes in four finishes on four different styles and uses a 2" pole. Finishes: Honey Maple, Java, Pecan and Cherry. Pictured here: H1516F in Honey Maple.


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

Oct 26, 2010

Schumacher's Custom Furniture

Schumacher is introducing new furniture for its Fall 2010 collection. Here are a few of our favorites. Contact your designer for more information.



Serpentine Commode
Solid oak frame in Cerused Oak finish
Bun feet
Antique bronze hardware and keys
Dovetailed drawers and wallpaper lined drawers
37" wide x 23" deep x 34.5" high
Custom finishes and sizes available.



Hayward Sofa
Beautiful tight seat with self welt and buttons
Wood legs with casters
78.75" wide x 36" deep x 36" high
Upholstery shown: Gainsborough Velvet in Cement
Wood finish shown: Antique walnut
Casters shown: Satin nickel
Custom finishes



Soho Cocktail Table
Oak wood top in Cerused Oak finish
Iron base in glazed and waxed black iron
Drawers available
50" wide x 36" deep x 17" high
Console table to match
Custom sizes and finishes available.

All information and photos courtesy of F Schumacher. See more of their beautiful custom furniture on their website.

Oct 25, 2010

Modern Architecture: Courtesy of Wallpaper Mag!

A new home in Charrat, Valais, Switzerland has been modernized from an old barn and home on the property into a single family home.


Now that's a view!


This is a dual photo of the sleek kitchen and photo of the back stairway made of the same flooring.

The first floor hosts the communal spaces and the top floor hosts the bedrooms with a wonderful view of the Swiss mountains.

Architects: Clavien Rossier
Photography: Roger Frei

Oct 22, 2010

Places To See Our Chandeliers!

One of my all time favorite chandeliers is seen here in this beautiful bedroom. Published in Traditional Home Magazine, November 2010.


Chandelier C09547:


This all wrought iron chandelier has been hand forged into a crown shape with small iron balls to decorate the peaks. The iron arms of the candles are mounted on the outside of the crown shape. The medium proportions of this chandelier makes it fit just about any dining area or table of medium to smaller size. This chandelier has 6 lights at 60w maximum each and is a round shape. The chandelier is 24" across x 29" high. Finish: Bright distressed gold with grays, blacks and teal green accents on some areas to give an oxidized look.

Oct 21, 2010

Children's Fabrics from Casamance!

This beautiful collection of embroidered fabrics from Casamance is one of the best collections available for children's rooms. Perfect patterns in unique colorways in themes that children will love. What is your favorite?


This trio of fabrics complements well with the showstopper being the center fabric, Safari. All embroidered! Pair it with this beautiful stripe and plaid all from Casamance. Only one colorway as shown for Safari.


Such beauty! This beautiful pattern, Pitchoune, comes in two colorways.


This cute floral comes in two colorways and the pattern is Boutchou.


This simple tree pattern reminds me of a child's drawing. The pattern, Clochette, comes in two colorways.



This colorful boat pattern is called Clapotis and comes in two colorways.



Great pattern for any boy's room! This pattern, Toboggan, only comes in this one colorway.

Casamance Fabrics sold only to the trade. Photos courtesy of me!

Oct 20, 2010

Modern Glamor from F.Schumacher Fabrics

Sophisticated patterns create a glamorous look when paired with shimmering and dimensional fabrics. Modern glamor at its best from Schumacher!



Fabric from top to bottom:
Wavelength in Pebble - Also in Sandstone and Aqua.
Ripple Effect in Mineral - Also in Chartreuse and Champagne.
Monceau Chenille Dot in Pearl - Also in Spice and Aqua.
Silk Fret in Oyster - Also in Chartreuse, Mineral and Dove.



South Beach chair with fabric pattern Ripple Effect in Chartreuse. Pillow fabric is Silk Fret in Chartreuse.



Up close view of the pillow fabric Silk Fret in Chartreuse.



Scallop Embroidery in Mineral - Also available in Sesame, Espresso and Platinum.




Waterfall in Stardust - No other colorways.

All fabrics and photos courtesy of F Schumacher. To the Trade.

Oct 19, 2010

Poppy Red: The New Color For Fall!

Is "Poppy" the new color for Fall?  When I visited the designer showrooms this week, red was everywhere. The red is a brighter red with an undertone toward orange that coordinates well with blacks, browns and creams. See what we found in the Ernest Gaspard showroom from Casamance Fabrics!













All fabrics are brand new from Casamance of France. Photos courtesy of me!

Oct 18, 2010

Striped Fabrics




This chair from Edward Ferrell and Lewis Mittman is a great example of how you can use striped fabrics on upholstery. Notice the detailed edges and how the striped fabric is applied on the front of the seat and around the edges of the back. This makes this chair interesting and unique using a simple fabric especially with the applied nailheads. Be creative when using stripes, this fabric can be used for more than just drapes!

Photo courtesy of Ainsworth Noah, Atlanta. To the Trade.

Houles Trim from France

More from Houles of France!  One of my favorite trim collections is Twiggy!  Wonderful colors mixed with unique modern styled trims that will WOW your room. This collection comes in fifteen beautiful colorways with a few featured here.






This orange and brown colorway is 9300. See two more colorways below!

Colorway 9280:






Colorway 9920 in black and white:



Notice the unique tiebacks, the large circle which is also a tieback and the smaller coordinating trims to match. The circle tieback is large enough that the fabric threads through the circle just like a hair accessory.

All photos courtesy of Houles of France. To the trade.

Oct 15, 2010

Damask Fabrics from Groves Bros.

Groves Bros. from Fort Worth, Texas is still one of my favorite designer fabric companies. Because I love Damask! Beautiful patterns with beautiful colors all done by hand from documented patterns. You can go to their website and search by pattern or color. They make it easy for you in your color search by providing coordinates in the same colorway, already done for you! These beautiful cotton prints display colors that are perfect for draperies, pillows and upholstery. See some of my favorites below!



Bianca - 18th century documented pattern on 100% cotton.


Nancy - 17th century Spanish document on 100% cotton.






Nicki - 16th century English document on 100% cotton.

This set of fabrics below can all be coordinated together as they are all the same colorway.






Go to their website, Grove Bros. and see all of the selections available. To the Trade.