Feb 28, 2011

Coordinate Your Rugs!

Coordinating rugs in your home is easy if you have a great designer that can choose from rugs like these! This collection is exclusive to Designer Carpets in Atlanta which offers a range of sizes and patterns. They sell "to the trade", so send your designer to their shop for great selections!


This is a sample size wool rug with a very large geometric design. Perfect for a large carpet in a great room.
Shown in chocolate and pale aqua blue. See two more sample size rugs below that coordinate beautifully with this rug. All in the same colors in 100% wool. Exclusive to Designer Carpets, Atlanta.


Chocolate, pale aqua blue and gold.


Chocolate, gold and pale aqua blue.

Feb 24, 2011

Finding a Great Rug!

Where do the designers find such great rugs? Places like these! Designer Carpets in Atlanta sells "to the trade" and is a great source for that special rug for your home. To the trade.


Beautiful new color combination in all wool.


Ikat designs are not just for fabrics!


This rug has a charcoal gray background.


Subtle  in cream, gold and brown.


This rug actually has a tan background.


Just a small sampling of carpets available.

Feb 23, 2011

Great Architecture in the US

Great new architecture from the US!  Photos courtesy of Wallpaper Magazine.



Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida. By HOK.




Sperone Westwater Gallery, NY., by Foster and Partners.






Lincoln Center, NY. A great place to relax for local workers and visitors. By Diller Scofidio and Renfro.




Museum of the Moving Image, NY. By Leeser Architecture.




Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Brown University in Providence, RI. By Diller Scofidio and Renfro.

Feb 22, 2011

Kravet Showroom - The New Red!

New colors for Spring! I visited the Kravet showroom in Atlanta and found these beautiful colorways displayed on Kravet furniture. Enjoy!


A beautiful coral red that is paired with a pale blue rug and a gorgeous paisley pattern with a dark taupe sofa.  MMM good!



This group is shows darker brown on the sofa paired with the coral red and a lighter taupe seen on the geometric pillows. See this same fabric on the chair below. Notice the seagrass rug too! The trim on the lower edge of the sofa are nailheads, not just for leather anymore!


This geometric fabric looks great on this chair and notice the coral red ottomans in the background.

All fabric and furniture are from Kravet. Photos courtesy of The Designer Insider.

Feb 18, 2011

Kravet Showroom Features Gray

I visited the Kravet showroom this week and this is what I found! Gray is the new "in color" for fabrics and decor. Notice the beautiful gray furniture with brighter pillows that are used for extra enhancement.







Need a great gray color for your walls?


Web Gray, SW7072, is a Sherwin Williams color that will make a definite graphic statement. This cool neutral pairs well with Snow Fall, SW6000, for the trim.

Need a coordinating chandelier?


This Distressed Gray and Gold Iron Chandelier is the epitome of elegance without using crystals! The embellishments on this chandelier sets it apart from most others and lends just the right amount of detail to the form. This chandelier is all wrought iron with beautiful curves above the candles and an open basket feel below the candles. Very pleasing to the eye! The framework of this chandelier is finished in a distressed gray and then is highlighted with gold leaf for the extra punch.  Size: 29" across x 34" high. Purchase this chandelier at The Designer Insider.

All photos courtesy of me! Click on the links for more information.

Feb 17, 2011

Quadrille Fabrics


This beautiful room is from the March issue of Elle Decor. It features Palampore Stripe fabric as the draperies from one of my favorite companies, Quadrille.  This fabric is 100% linen and comes in the colorway you see here, Multi Blues on Cream but also comes in Multi Pinks on Cream too.



Quadrille does damask so well and here is a new favorite! Seville Damask is a 100% linen fabric with a faded look. shown here in the foreground in Turquoise on Tint and Camel on Tint. Also available in Apple on Tint and Orange on Tint. Love it!

The other fabric shown here is Volpi, also a 100% linen print. This fabric to the left is Orange on Tint and also comes in Turquoise, Apple, Camel, Navy, New Navy and Brown. A great companion fabric to the damask and other larger prints.

All photos courtesy of Quadrille Fabrics. To the trade.

Feb 16, 2011

New Colors from Farrow and Ball Paints 2011


Wall: Calluna #270 - NEW COLOR!
Ceiling: Churlish Green #251
Door: Folly Green #76
Architrave: Cooking Apple Green #32
Left Bed: Parma Gray #27
Right Bed: Red Earth #64

Calluna was named after Scottish heather. It has a contemporary look with an inclusion of black for a vintage feel. Teams well with Great White in a bedroom or use with Strong White. Accent this new color with Pelt, Brassica or Wimborne White.



Ceiling and Chair: Stone Blue #86
Wall: Brassica #271 - NEW COLOR!
Far Door: Manor House Gray #265 - NEW COLOR!
Chair and Table: Cornforth White #228

Brassica is an aged and darker version of Calluna, another new color. Combine it with Pelt or Calluna for a striking combination. Teams well with Great White, Teresa's Green or Pitch Black. A great front door color too!


Ceiling: Arsenic #214
Wall: Plummett #272 - NEW COLOR!
Table: Down Pipe #26
Chairs: Blackened #2011

This new color, Plummett, was named after the lead weight on a fishing line. This mid tone grey can be used for interiors or exteriors with its smart and sophisticated feel. Works well with Blackened on ceilings and woodwork.

All photos courtesy of Farrow and Ball Paints. New colors will be showcased in the new March edition of Homes and Gardens.

Feb 15, 2011

Camengo Collections from Casamance

These beautiful collections are from Camengo, a division of Casamance. They are bright, spicy and very contemporary but with an air of sophistication. Below is a preview of three gorgeous collections. Which one makes you smile?


The Trinidad Collection.



The Bastide Collection.



The Camargue Collection.

All of the above photos and collections are courtesy of Camengo and Casamance . To the Trade.

Feb 10, 2011

Caribbean Architecture

Sharing beautiful Caribbean architecture from Wallpaper Magazine! Got to go soon!!



Home by Architect Mark Raymond located in Port of Spain.


Home by Architect Jack Edgley on the island of Bequia, near St. Vincent.



View from home in Bequia. Oh my gosh!



Jade Mountain Hotel by Architect Nick Troubetzkoy located in St. Lucia. You can actually stay here!!


Jade Mountain Hotel.

All photos courtesy of Wallpaper Mag.

Feb 9, 2011

Lillian August Mirrored Wall Sconces

GET THIS LOOK!


The beautiful Lillian August wall sconces can be found at The Designer Insider. These exquisite sconces are graced with arrow and acorn accents in gold leaf and vintage silver in the classic Empire design. The antiqued mirror backs just adds more beauty to these wall sconces. Perfect for a larger space such as you see here! One of our best sellers! Just add a beautiful ornate gold mirror and mission accomplished.


Lillian August Mirrored Wall Sconce - Large size of 24" high x 16" wide x 7" deep from wall.

New from Kravet Furniture!

Do you like the modern or loft style? Then check out "What's New" from Kravet Furniture!


Kravet Sofa - Delta FS4670-1.

Kravet Table - Slim Mozambique OT601.

All photos courtesy of Kravet Furniture. To the trade.

Feb 8, 2011

Schumacher's Contest Winners!

Schumacher held a contest for interior designers where they would use and showcase a fabric from the Schumacher Collections. Here are the winners!



Top Winner
Jackie Higgins of Beach Glass Designs.
Draperies - Schumacher's Cambourne in Porcelain Blue.
Cambourne is a linen/cotton blend that comes in a large repeat. Three colorways: Porcelain Blue, Honey and Coral.
Tip: Choose a fantastic fabric to build your room around!


Honorable Mention
Andrea Monath Schumacher (no relation!) of O Interior Design.
Draperies - Celerie Kemble's Hot House Flowers in Spark.
Hot House Flowers is a 100% linen fabric in an extra large repeat. Three colorways in Spark, Mineral and Verdance.



Honorable Mention
Janet Gridley of Gridley Vaughan.
Draperies: Zimba in Soft Chartreuse (a linen/cotton blend). Colorways: Soft Chartreuse, Orange, and Natural.
Chair Fabric: Betwixt in Grass/Ivory, a woven cotton. Colorways: Grass/Linen, Charcoal/Ecru, Bear/Ivory, Spark/Ivory, Peacock/Seaglass, Water/Ivory and Biscuit/Ivory.
Other Fabrics: Gweneth Linen (a solid linen) that comes in many colorways.



More from Janet Gridley.
Wallcovering:  Kublai Khan. Colorways are Jade or Tea.



Honorable Mention
James Frederick of Frederick Woods Design.
Draperies - Let's Dance in Chartreuse and Sky.
This beautiful fabric is appliqued and embroidered on a cotton/rayon blend. Three colorways: Chartreuse/Sky, Black/White and Spice.

All photos courtesy of F Schumacher. To the Trade.

Feb 7, 2011

Timeless New Paint Colors from Farrow and Ball



Doors: Dove Tale #267 - NEW COLOR!
Wall: Arsenic #214
Ceiling: Churlish Green #251

This new color, Dove Tale, can be used as a warmer gray and is equally at home in a modern interior or a country house. Pairs well with Skimming Stone or Strong White.



Wall: Charlotte's Locks #268 - NEW COLOR!
Ceiling and Trim: All White #2005
Chairs: Blazer #212
Chairs: Off Black #57
Door: Babouche #223

This new color, Charlotte's Locks, is dramatic and contemporary and pairs well with Tanner's Brown, Arsenic or Drawing Room Blue. Use Strong White or All White as the trim with this color.



Wardrobe on right: Cabbage White #269 - NEW COLOR!
Wall: Saxon Green #80
Ceiling: Blue Ground #210
Bed: Dimity #2008
Floor Covering: Blue Gray #91
Chair: Churlish Green #251
Lamp Shade and Left Door: Pigeon #25

Cabbage White is a beautiful new color which gets its name from the wings of the Cabbage White butterfly. Perfect when teamed with Wimborne White in a bedroom. Team it with All White, Pelt, Down Pipe or London Clay for a contemporary feel.

All photos courtesy of Farrow and Ball Paints. New colors will be showcased in the new March edition of Homes and Gardens.