Mar 30, 2012

Colorful Embroidery from Grey Watkins


We love this beautiful embroidered fabric from Grey Watkins, one of our favorite companies. La Mamounia is a flamboyant embroidery in a color combination typically found in Moroccan ceramics. The bold palette is a gorgeous choice for headboards, tablecloths, pillows, ottomans, etc. It also fits in nicely in a room for a younger child or for a teenage girl too. The tight embroidery stitches on on a sturdy base of linen/cotton makes it appropriate for a light upholstery use.
Colorway: White/Multi only.
Content: 60% linen/40% cotton base;  80% viscose/20% cotton embroidery.
Horizontal repeat: 25 inches.

Grey Watkins is distributed through Stark Carpet.

Mar 29, 2012

Rose Cumming Fabrics


This is one of our favorite new fabrics from Rose Cumming. Thistle is a rustic print on 100% linen with slubs and knots that are part of the charm. This beautiful fabric comes in six colorways including Brown (seen here). The pattern has a medium repeat of 17" x 21", perfect for larger pillows and drapes.



Colorways from the top: Beige; Yellow; Sand; Red; Light Blue; Brown.  Rose Cumming is to the trade through Dessin Fournir.

Mar 27, 2012

New Trims from Samuel and Sons!

Broderie is a new collection of trims from Lori Weitzner that is available through Samuel and Sons. See a few of our favorites below!


This is the new 2" embroidered Ella Border. Shown clockwise from top: Lichen, Mint, Ash, Seagull and Calla Lily. Also comes in Ginger, Molasses and Carnelian.



We love this modern stripe! This is the Natasha Striped Embroidered Border that comes in Blush, Silver and Moonstone.

See more of this beautiful collection at Samuel and Sons. To the trade.

Mar 22, 2012

Modern Crystal Table Lamps

Crystal lamps are not for your Mother anymore! Go modern with either of these heavy clear crystal lamps and make a statement!

Modern Crystal Column Lamp
This beautiful clear crystal lamp is a heavy modern style with a unique shaped column and a silk covered round drum shade. Size: 30.25" high x 18" diameter shade. Click here to see this lamp and more at The Designer Insider, item GV881562.




Modern Crystal Rectangular Lamp
Another heavy crystal lamp takes the stage in a modern rectangular style but with a slimmer depth profile for hall tables. The silk covered shade is rectangular in a wider 26" style. Size: 31" high x 26" wide x 8" deep from front to back. Click here to see this lamp and more at The Designer Insider, item GV881563.

Duralee's Modern Prints and Woven Fabrics


This bright new group of fabrics is from the Modern Collection from Duralee. The collection features bright colors, fun prints including many geometrics and stripes. Brighten your room with a modern palette from Duralee!  You won't find any beiges or tans in this collection!

Fabrics from left:

36140-57 - This pattern in Teal is a beautiful cotton/polyester woven that is available in five colors: Teal (seen here) Black Tie; Lemon Ice; Tangerine; Steel.

36139-9 - This is another great woven pattern in cotton/polyester that can be used for pillows, bedding, etc. Comes in seven delicious colors. Red (seen here); Royal; Teal; Orange; Blue; Grey; Black.

42174-589 - This fun 100% cotton print brings out the dog lover in you! This more modern dog print comes in four bright colorways: Carnival (seen here); Bubblegum; Black Tie; Blue Teal.

Duralee is sold through designers.

Mar 15, 2012

Ann Sacks Tile Features The Stoneware Collection

Something new at Ann Sacks! New sizes have been added in the Stoneware Collection so there are more possibilities when combining the different sizes or when used alone. You will find 9" x 9" tiles as well as 8" x 8" tiles. Smaller sizes such as the 3" x 9" combine with the new larger 9" x 9" for more combinations. Each design in this collection features uneven glazes that are natural depending on the heat of the kiln. This gives this tile a beautiful rustic quality that fits into the designer rooms of today.


This stoneware tile is the New Spiced Ginger. Here they have used the 6" x 9" tiles.



This combination is from the Barbara Barry Collection for Ann Sacks. Featured here are the new grooved tiles in Lagoon. They are showing the 4" x 4" mixed with the 4" x 6" base trim. Yummy!

See more of these beautiful collections at your Ann Sacks showroom.

Mar 13, 2012

Best Selling Over The Counter Pendants!

Our THREE top selling mini pendants! Use these pendants over counters, in narrow hallways or in groups.


Bronze Woven Metal Shaded Pendant
This unique shade is woven with metal sheet bands and then finished in a distressed bronze. It even includes a swivel option for mounting on a slanted ceiling. This pendant is a little larger at 11" across. See this pendant at The Designer Insider, item C09054.





Recycled Glass Industrial Pendant
This pendant is all recycled blown glass with wrought iron trim all in a satin black. Perfect for over counters or a kitchen sink. Use an antique reproduction bulb to get this look! Size: 6" across x 13" high shade. See this pendant at The Designer Insider, item C09060.



Capiz Shell Pendant
This unique styled pendant is mixed with distressed gold iron to create this transitional design. Natural capiz shell with a pleasing pattern that emits a warm glow. Size: 6" across. See this pendant at The Designer Insider, Item C09055.

Mar 12, 2012

Geometric Natural Abaca Rugs

LAGUNA PARQUET: Natural sustainable fibers mixed with a cutting edge design. A new rug collection by Patterson, Flynn and Martin.


This new collection consists of six natural fiber rug designs all in abaca and environmentally sustainable. Custom made in the size you need in fantastic geometric patterns! Notice the details and the mix of light and dark fibers to create this unique cutting edge design.


This is a close-up of the MPS Preston pattern in a natural colorway in Abaca fibers. All custom made and environmentally sustainable.
All of these rugs are through Patterson, Flynn and Martin.

Mar 9, 2012

Best Selling Crystal Lights!

Our top three selling crystal lights!




Distressed Gold Crystal Orb
This beautiful orb is one of our best sellers due to its versatility. Use in a hallway or over a vanity. The crystal buds accent the trailing vine finished in a dark distressed gold. Size: 13" across x 18" high. See this pendant at The Designer Insider, item C09652. Also has other matching crystal bud lights available!



Distressed Gold and Silver Glass Crystal Pendant
This is part of one of our popular series from the Winterthur Collection. This flush mount pendant features seeded glass panels, crystal drops and a heavily distressed dark gold finish with silver highlights. Also has other matching lights available too! See this pendant at The Designer Insider, item C09979. Size: 15" across x 16" high.


Small Gold Crystal Chandelier
Why is this chandelier so popular? Because you get a boat load of crystals for a great price! This iron chandelier is finished in a bright distressed gold and then loaded with crystal beads and different sizes of crystal drops. A smaller size for a smaller space like a dressing room or petite dining. Size: 19" across x 18" high with five lights. See this chandelier at The Designer Insider, item C09008.

Mar 8, 2012

Christian Lacroix for Designers Guild

This stunning new collection from Christian Lacroix includes designs with a French motif and feel. Using the latest digital techniques, this collection features cut velvets, photographic prints, jacquard weaves and silk satin stripes. Yummy!


Sofa fabric: Incarnation - A cotton fabric in three colorways: Fuschia (sofa); Marine and Tourtelle.

Drapery fabric: Ps'ikat - An ikat feel with flowers. Digitally printed on fine cotton. Only this colorway, Multicolor.

Striped fabrics: Soly Sombra - A beautiful silk satin wider stripe in 5 colorways: Marine; Rose; Glycine; Grenat and Tourtelle.

Geometric fabric on stool and pillow: Nimes - A small cut velvet in two colorways: Pastis and Pastis Bleu Nuit.

Pillow right foreground: Velvet Dreams - A cut velvet with a digital overprint of floral blooms. Colorways: Jais (on pillow) and Bleuet.



This unique pattern is an interpretation of a ruffled trompe l'oeil print on a fine satin cotton. Pattern: French Frou Frou (use as a stripe) Colorways left to right: Rose; Mastic; Ciel.



This stunning printed linen panel depicts monuments in France. Pattern: Paris in Ciel.
All of these beautiful fabrics and panels from Christian Lacroix are through Designers Guild which is sold through Osborne and Little. Stay tuned for more from this great collection!

Mar 6, 2012

Unique Designer Rooms

What is this unique display? Can you guess? Look below for the answer!



This is the provocative interior of the restaurant Sketch in London. British artist, Martin Creed, is known for his sculptures of stacked furniture. Sketch chose him to redesign their restaurant into something fabulous!

The design: Creed has brought together more than 96 types of marble in a geometric formation on the floor. Every piece of furniture and even the cutlery is different than all the others. New items are brought together with antiques to create this menagerie. Bursts of color shows the energy and wit of the designer. The entire room resembles a sculpture which is what Creed is known for in the world of art. Do you love it or hate it?

You can find more on this artist and design at Wallpaper Magazine.