Jan 31, 2011

Kravet and Echo Design Fabrics!

These beautiful Ikat patterns are from Echo Design! Perfect fabrics to pair with other prints or to make as your focal point in the room.
Top to bottom:
Bansuri in 1635
Vari in 35
Bansuri in 319
Vari in 3
Bansuri in 1611
Vari in 16
Bansuri in 515

These two Ikat patterns are 100% linen with a heavy durability due to a soil and stain finish. The large repeat makes this fabric the focal point of the room.

Use Pop Flower as a great coordinating fabric! This fabric is 100% cotton with a repeat of 7 3/4" x 4 1/2". Notice the embroidered center too!

See more of these fabrics at Kravet, to the trade.

Jan 28, 2011

Cool Blue Paint Choices from Benjamin Moore

Need a cool blue paint scheme? Try one of these designer color combinations from Benjamin Moore!

More color selections at Benjamin Moore Paints!

Jan 27, 2011

Trina Turk and Schumacher Fabrics!

Looking forward to Spring and the outdoors? Then you will enjoy this new collection from Trina Turk! Beautiful yet durable prints that reflect the designer's love of pattern and color. These bright woven fabrics can be used indoors or outdoors because they are made of acrylic yarns using the Sunbrella brand. Modern and sophisticated patterns in unique colors that just scream summer! Enjoy!

These fabrics from Trina Turk are through Schumacher, to the trade.

Jan 25, 2011

Opulent Silk Embroidery from Sanderson

This beautiful embroidery from Sanderson is called Maia Embroidery. It is inspired by documents within the Sanderson archive and by oriental art forms. The design features intricate embroidery in four different colorways that will inject luxury into any bedroom. So pretty!!

Maia Embroidery in Cream/Red. This is a straight match on a 67% silk/ 33% viscose blend. Perfect design for draperies. Other colorways below.

 Maia Embroidery in Duck Egg/Neutral.

Maia Embroidery in Gold/Red.

Maia Embroidery in Cream/Lilac.

All Sanderson fabrics are to the trade. Photos courtesy of Sanderson UK.

Jan 24, 2011

Silver, Gold or Bronze? Featuring Metallic Faux Leathers

These beautiful faux leathers are from Robert Allen and will add a sparkle to your room! Perfect for an ottoman or for a unique piece of furniture.

Checkered Tile in Gold Dust.

Checkered Tile in Silver.

Checkered Tile in Chestnut.

Checkered Tile in Sterling.

Faux Leather Specs:
Pattern: Checkered Tile
Width: 54"
Repeat: 2" x 2.25"
Contents Back: 100% Polyester
Contents Face: 100% Poly Vinyl
Machine Washable
Double Rubs: 100,000
Retail: $55.00 yard
Colorways: Twelve

All photos courtesy of Robert Allen Design. To the Trade.

Jan 21, 2011

Rich and Luxurious Fabrics from Robert Allen

Would you like a rich and luxurious color palette for your home? Then this may be a great choice! These luxurious fabrics are part of the Robert Allen Traditional Tapestry Collection that have been coordinated with rich paint colors from Sherwin Williams.

Fabrics from the top left:
Quilted Dots in Caramel
April Love in Berry
Velvet Sheen in Berry
Campobello in Pompeii
Main Tapestry Fabric: Vera Paisley in Pomegranate
Stripe: Athena Road in Berry
Beaded Trim: Classic Bead Fringe in Sangria
Rope Trim: Library Rope in Cayenne

Sherwin Williams Paint:

All photos courtesy of Robert Allen and Sherwin Williams.

Benjamin Moore's Red Paint: Choosing The Right Combinations

Want to build your room palette around a great red? Then try one of these five combinations and get started! These selections of designer colors are from Benjamin Moore and Kravet. Designer combinations that will work for your own home!

Color Palette 1:

Color Palette 2:

Color Palette 3:

Color Palette 4:

Color Palette 5:

Easy as pie!!

All paints and photos courtesy of Benjamin Moore and Kravet!

Jan 20, 2011

Lee Jofa's Groundworks Fabric: Kasa

This is a favorite new fabric from Groundworks through Lee Jofa. Kasa is a graphic three color print that features stylized parasol motifs that are adapted from a Japanese Kimono pattern It comes in five colorways and is printed on 100% fine linen.

In this room, Kasa is used for the window treatment and for the larger sham.
Euro Sham and Window: Kasa in Blue.
Standard Sham: Soemba Shadow in Cloud.
Bedskirt: Gazebo in Blue.
Window Drape Trim: Wood Drop in Ivory.
Sham Trim: Stuart Braid in Delft.

Colorways available: Lavender, Bronze, Magenta, Berry and Blue. See the Magenta and Bronze colorways below.



All photos courtesy of Lee Jofa Fabrics. To the Trade.

Farrow and Ball's NEW Colors for 2011!

Here is the sneak preview we have been waiting for!  Farrow and Ball has unveiled its nine new colors for 2011. These colors mix seamlessly with the current color families with each new color having a distinctive name and inspiration story. Available beginning in February 2011! Stay tuned for exciting photos of these new colors.

We will be showing examples of these new colors in rooms once they are launched! Thanks to Farrow and Ball for the sneak preview!

Jan 19, 2011

Nautical Fabrics from Robert Allen

Do you love the Nautical Style? Do you long for the beach or a summer cabin? Then maybe this is the design that is perfect for you! Robert Allen has put together this collection of fabrics that portrays blue and white in a beautiful and soothing way. Below are also paint colors that you could use with this collection. Okay, how easy is that!

Fabrics on the top row from left:
Sea Glass in Skipper
Diamas Dot in Skipper
Pleated Row in Wicker
Langley Stripe in Skipper

Trim: Classic Scroll in Cornflower
Sheer: Kent Hill in Snow

Main fabric: Rock Creek in Hydrangea (see a better view below).

This fabric has a 14" repeat and is made of 100% cotton from India. The perfect fabric to build a room around! Only comes in the one colorway, Hydrangea. The background is white like in the first photo.

Sherwin Williams Paint:

All photos courtesy of Robert Allen and Sherwin Williams.

Jan 18, 2011

Special Event - Winter Antiques Show 2011

The spectacular Winter Antiques Show is about to start! This show provides financial support for the East Side House Settlement in the South Bronx as it has for more than fifty years. Two new schools have been founded in this area, one of the poorest in America. The support from this show helps to establish college readiness and other programs for students striving toward a college education.
So see this spectacular show and help others at the same time! Dates: January 21 - January 30, 2011.
The 57th Annual Winter Antiques Show
Park Avenue Armory
Park Avenue at 67th Street
New York City
Daily 12- 8pm
Admission: $20.00

A great example of a piece that you may see at the show!

Pennsylvania Dower Chest “Centre County” - http://www.oldehope.com
Dimensions: H 25 3/4", W 49", D 21"
Date / Circa: c. 1810-1820
Maker / Origin: Centre County, Pennsylvania
Medium: Pine with the original polychrome decorated finish.
Miscellaneous: Provenance; A private Midwest collection. References: For related examples, Sotheby's, November 14, 1981, "The Howard and Jean Lipman Collection of Important Folk Art & Painted Furniture, The Property of the Museum of American Folk Art", Lot #388; Pook & Pook, Inc., April 20-21, 2007, "The Pioneer Americana Collection of Dr. & Mrs. Donald A. Shelly", Lot #744

Jan 17, 2011

Brass Lamps Updated!

Four distinctive new brass lamps all with a new Vintage Brass finish! One of these lamps would be perfect in your home either on an end table or on a console. These traditional and transitional styles work well in many interiors. The shades on each lamp are bone linen which crowns these with glory! Which is your favorite?

C06538 - Brass Console Lamp with Rectangular Shade - 33" high.

 C06533 - Traditional Brass Console Lamp - 34" high.

C06585 - Transitional Brass Console Lamp - 34" high.

C06591 - Brass Urn Table Lamp - 29" high.

All of these brand new lamps can be pruchased at The Designer Insider.

Kravet's Designer Colors

Benjamin Moore Paints has combined a palette of colors that are recommended for designers in conjunction with Kravet. These new palettes of three colors works well together and can easily help you with your choices of colors in your home. Kravet has introduced these colors as their "Designer Colors" to combine with their large array of fabrics. Choose one of these color palettes for your next home project!

 Color Palette 1.

 Color Palette 2.

 Color Palette 3.

 Color Palette 4.

All color palettes courtesy of Benjamin Moore Paint and Kravet.

Jan 14, 2011

Robert Allen's Ikat Pattern, Country Cabin

This beautiful Ikat pattern is perfect to build a room around! The Ikat pattern is now one of the most popular modern designs and goes well with many other styles of fabrics. Below is a collection that Robert Allen Fabrics has coordinated for your new room that has this Ikat pattern as the main focus. Already done for you!

Main fabric - Country Cabin in Terrain.

Top to bottom:
Brown Tweed in Cocoa.
Trim - Rustica Rope in Java
Cabin Weave in Terrain (left)
Lawrenceburg in Terrain (right)
Beach Buddy in Terrain
Border Park in Natural (Linen sheer) (left side)
Arlington Cove in Twine (bottom left)
Ikat - Country Cabin in Terrain

Mix these fabrics with paint choices from Sherwin Williams. How easy is that!!

All photos courtesy of Robert Allen and Sherwin Williams.