Apr 29, 2011

Schumacher's Wallpaper Makes a Difference!

Make a difference in your home using wallpaper! You don't have to do a whole room only a feature wall. A dramatic entrance in your foyer will set the tone for more to come and will bring excitement to your decor. See some great traditional choices from Schumacher below. Traditional does not have to be boring anymore!














Get this look! Traditional wallpapers mixed with transitional and traditional furniture shows you ideas for your own home. All wallpapers and photos courtesy of Schumacher. Check out the website for great fabrics, wallpapers, trim and furniture. To the trade.

Apr 27, 2011

Romo Trimmings

Romo Trimmings has this new unique and elegant trim for traditional to modern homes. We are featuring the Luccini Collection and showing some of our favorites.



This Luccini Double Tie Back is modern and sophisticated in color and style. Several great colors and combinations for the modern home are seen below.



More favorites:



This beaded trim is one of our favorites! The Ottieri Beaded Fringe is perfect for pillows or for drapery edges. This fringe comes in 4 colorways: Turquoise (seen here), Rosehip (neutral/berry), Wasabi (green/brown) and Hemp (neutral).



Another favorite is the Caprola Pom Fringe. Shown here in the turquoise, but also comes in Ebony, Nori, Wasabi, Elderberry and Calico.
This great collection also features single tie backs, key tassels, rouched ribbon, lipcords, long furniture fringe, pleated fringe and flat braid. What's not to love! See more at the Romo website.

Apr 25, 2011

Galbraith and Paul's Handmade Rugs!


Galbraith and Paul have developed a line of elegant and modern rugs that pay homage to tribal traditions in Nepal. These handmade rugs are made to order in fourteen different patterns and can be done in any size and shape. Standard colors are available for each pattern with an expanded colorway chart of more than 150 colors. Above: Denim Fern - Hand knotted silk and wool.


Above: Dark Chocolate Trellis - Hand tufted wool.


Above: Ruby Red Birds - hand knotted silk and wool.


Above: Grass Trellis - Hand knotted wool.

All of these rugs are available through Galbraith and Paul. To the trade.

Apr 21, 2011

Wallpaper Can Be Modern! Schumacher's Designs Never Disappoint!

Make a dramatic entrance to your home that they will never forget! These modern wallpapers from Schumacher will do just that. Make note of the furnishings and accessories that are used with these wallpapers and use these ideas to achieve a show stopping entrance for your home!















All of these great wallpaper designs are from Schumacher. To the trade.

Apr 20, 2011

Design 101: Do the Unexpected!

Modern homes of today look the best when they have items that are "unexpected". See four room examples of this below from the Brice showroom in Atlanta.


This beautiful spool chair is stained in a dark finish and then covered with an ikat fabric in browns, grays and blacks. The unexpected part is the ivory fabric as a coordinate, this anchors the chair and makes the ikat fabric come to the forefront without being too busy. If the ivory was left out, the chair would not have the extra punch shown here. Brice Showroom, Atlanta. To the trade.


This large ottoman is a traditional style with its turned legs and traditional wheels. Then covered in a modern "flour sack" fabric in blue and ivory. Mix the old and new to create something special for your room!


Add that extra special piece to your room for a focal point! This new table is a rendition of an antique cart in iron with natural wood shelves. A unique piece for any decor!


This beautiful chest has all the style and flair of the elegant and dressy chests that have been a part of traditional homes for years. But the old style has been updated to a new style by using distressed wood and adding a dark stain in a more clear finish. This highlights the true patina of the wood and shows all the flaws. We love distressing and flaws!
All photos courtesy of me, from the Brice Showroom in Atlanta. To the trade. The perfect place for your designer to pick up something special for instant love!

Apr 18, 2011

What's New at Kravet!

I visited the Kravet showroom this week and guess what's new! This modern chair from Kravet is called the Athens Chair and is shown here covered in a brand new woven stripe of green, brown and red with chenille textures. Notice the back in a coordinating red fabric. Beautiful and modern!


Is yellow back? These new yellow tones are soft yet bold for the more modern home. Notice the yellow faux bois fabric on the off white chair and the unique yellow leather ottomans. All furniture and fabrics from Kravet.


All fabrics and furniture from Kravet, photos courtesy of me!

Apr 16, 2011

Driftwood Mirror! All New!

Our newest driftwood mirror at The Designer Insider!


Driftwood Small Square Mirror
This unique mirror is brand new and already a best seller! Small enough to use in a set of two or to stand alone. This mirror is made of all natural and hand picked driftwood. The pieces are selected then placed by hand to form this unique frame. Each frame may vary in color due to the natural color of the woods chosen. This mirror is small at 21" square x 3" deep from wall. Use this as an accent mirror over a smaller table or chest or use with other objects such as a wall sconce. The perfect mirror for a beach house or rustic cabin. Size: 21" square. Finish: All natural driftwood. Item C01030 at The Designer Insider.

Apr 14, 2011

Wallpaper Does Make A Difference! Feature on Schumacher!

No matter how you slice it, you will never achieve the same dramatic look with paint as you can with wallpaper! Cover any feature wall, hallway or foyer to give your guests the dramatic entrance that they deserve. Always remember that the foyer sets the tone for your home, so stimulate their senses and keep them wanting more!


All of these papers are from Shumacher and are more subtle color choices. Notice the mix of distressed furniture and accessories that complements the new wallpaper from Schumacher. Get this look!






Stay tuned for more choices from Schumacher. We will be showing modern, traditional and dramatic papers for your home coming soon! To the trade.

Apr 13, 2011

Kravet's Bimini Outdoor Mahogany Furniture

The Bimini Collection from Kravet is one of my favorite outdoor groups! This collection features solid mahogany frames, loose welted cushions with water resistant cores and protective shield finishing. Custom finishing and fabrics are also available on the frames for limitless options. Customize your pieces to fit your lifestyle! Bimini Collection below.

Bimini Lounge Chair
Size: 35" wide x 35" deep x 35" high.

Bimini Loveseat
Size: 64" wide x 35" deep x 35" high.

Bimini Double Chaise
Size: 64" wide x 70" deep x 35" high.

Bimini Cocktail Table with slate top. Also available in glass top.
Size: 30" square x 13.5" high.

Bimini Armless Chair
Size: 30" wide x 35" deep x 35" high.

Bimini Sectional with a seat depth of 21". You can mix the pieces anyway you like!


All photos courtesy of Kravet. To the trade.

Apr 12, 2011

In Stock Carpets from Lee Jofa

Do you need instant love? These beautiful carpets are part of the "in stock" program from Lee Jofa. That means instant love for your project or home! Below we have chosen a few of the more unique pieces that can be ordered from Lee Jofa. Enjoy!

Melite in Jewel - This beautiful carpet is 100% wool that has been hand knotted from India. Four sizes available.



Rodin in Sand - This carpet is a mix of wool and silk. All hand knotted from India. Eight sizes available and also comes in gold.



Neora in Multi - A beautiful hand knotted 100% wool carpet from Pakistan with a more modern feel. Eight sizes available.



Shree in Ivory - This beautiful turquoise and ivory rug has a true traditional feel. Hand knotted of wool from India. Six sizes available.



Sattika in Jewel - A beautiful flat woven wool rug that has been hand woven from China. Four sizes available. This same pattern also comes in softer tones melon, corals and pale blue.

All of these carpets are from Lee Jofa's In Stock Program. Instant love! They have 82 different rugs to choose from including natural weaves made of Abaca. To the trade.

Apr 11, 2011

Traditional Leather Chairs with a Modern Edge!

Traditional chairs in leather for the modern home! These beautiful hardwood chairs are offered in three different ways : Limed oak with orange leather, limed oak with ivory leather or charcoal gray with ivory leather. Choose arm chairs or side chairs or a combination of both!


This beautiful arm and side chair sports a modern finish on a traditional chair that is so popular today. The chairs are a lime washed oak with a natural distressed look that is covered in a high grade orange soft leather! The leather is then lined with beautiful nickel nail heads for an extra design element. Perfect for today's more modern interiors. Use these chairs with modern furniture for a great eclectic look for dining or living room or use in any traditional setting.  Each chair: 23.5" wide x 36" high x 19.75" deep. See the same chair below in ivory leather.


Limed oak side and arm chair in soft ivory leather. See description above.

Apr 7, 2011

Wingback Chairs Can Be Modern Too!

This updated classic chair takes its inspiration from wing back chairs from the eighteenth century. This leather and iron wing chair displays clean lines that will allow this chair to equally fit into a modern or traditional setting. See our closeup photos below!


Leather and Iron Wing Chair - The chair frame is all hand forged iron with an antique nickel finish. The dark brown leather back and seat completes this great look. Nylon pads are added to the feet for ease of movement. Size: 23.75" wide x 46" high x 25.5" deep. The seat height is 18 inches.


How to order: Click here for the link to our shop, The Designer Insider.