Apr 30, 2012

NEW! Iron Linear Chandelier

The chandelier everyone wants! This popular iron linear chandelier is perfect for an island, rectangular dining table or narrow foyer. The all hand forged iron is hammered and then finished in a satin black. Size: 40" long x 22" deep x 32" high. Click here for more info from The Designer Insider, item C09816!

Apr 25, 2012

Schumacher's New Stripes!

Beautiful woven stripes blends the textures of natural yarns into gorgeous colors inspired by the earth, sea and sky. This collection includes classic ticking stripes, awning stripes and bold jazzy stripes. These fabrics are for indoor only. See more of the Sea Island Collection at Schumacher!


Sea Island - Blue


Sea Island - Green


Sea Island - Red

Apr 23, 2012

Schumacher Outdoor Fabrics

Beautiful outdoor geometric fabrics are here! This line of fabrics from Schumacher features an array of patterns and colors that are inspired by the French Riviera. Woven in acrylic, these fabrics are mildew resistant, stain repellent and lightfast. Perfect for indoor heavy use and for outdoors too.

This graphic chevron pattern is Antibes Chevron shown here in Oxford Grey. This pattern is a large scale in a tightly woven acrylic. Available in sophisticated shades of Navy, Driftwood, Oxford Grey and Jet.
The umbrella fabric is the Cannes Awning Stripe that is available in Denim, Oxford Grey, Jet and Driftwood. This stripe is a perfect companion for the chevron pattern.



This unique geometric weave is Tortola shown here in Oxford Grey. This beautiful pattern was inspired by intricate designs found in basketweaving and adds a wonderful texture to your furniture. Comes in five colorways: Oxford Grey, Kiwi, Marine, Rattan and Driftwood.


Go to F Schumacher to see all 14 patterns in an array of shades perfect for your outdoor space!

Apr 20, 2012

White Marble Lamps - Two Styles

What goes with everything in the new traditional or modern home? White marble lamps! We are offering two styles: a square or round base all in beautiful white marble that will make any room special. Both lamps have a hand carved marble base in a honed white. A clear crystal base and finial has been added to "kick it up a notch"!


Round White Marble Lamp
This lamp is shorter than the square at 31.5" high. Click here for more information on the GV991906 lamp at The Designer Insider.



Square White Marble Lamp
This is the taller of the two at 35" high. Click here for more information on the GV991907 lamp at The Designer Insider.

Apr 19, 2012

Kravet Modern Fabrics

Kravet does it again! Their new Modern Novelty Drapery Collection features unique sheers, embroideries and many more novelty type fabrics. Pictured is pattern 3521-16, a linen/poly weave with circle cut-outs that are in a row up the bolt. The embroidered details around the circles just makes this fabric more beautiful. See more of this collection at Kravet.

Apr 18, 2012

Fabrics for Children

This wonderful collection from Lulu DK is perfect for the sophisticated child! This collection features eight prints and six embroideries on cotton grounds. The colorways are a beautiful mix of pastels and bright colors which is well suited to the theme of the designs.

Fabrics for Children:

Parade (elephant print) - A colorful parade of elephants printed on crisp white cotton. Shown here in Multi, also comes in Punch/Pink Lemonade and Blueberry/Ocean. Large repeat of 20"v x 26"h.

Star - Large bright star print on 100% cotton. Large repeat of 36"v x 27"h. Colorways: Sunshine (seen here), Coral or Sky.

Skittles (monkey fabric) - This fabric has a spattered paint embroidered design. Two coordinating colors are mixed in a random dot pattern on 100% cotton. Comes in Punch/Coral or Blueberry/Sky.

Butterfly - This bright print is 100% cotton with a large repeat of 32"v x 27"h. This is the only colorway: Multi.


Fabrics left to right:

Lolllipop - A multicolored embroidered design from Lulu's own hand painted art!  Large repeat of 30"v x 25"h on crisp white cotton. Colorways: Turquoise/Leaf (shown here) or Punch/Turquoise.

Sailboat - A regatta of sailboats against a blue sea in a large repeat design. Printed on soft cotton at 36"v x 27"h. Colorways: Sky (seen here) or Turquoise.

Twix Tape - This decorative tape is the perfect border for the prints and embroideries in this collection. The crosshatched design is embroidered on a white cotton ground. Width is 3.5" for the border. Colorways: Turquoise/Leaf (seen here); Punch/Turquoise; Blueberry/Sky; Pink Lemonade/Punch.

Jungle Jubilee - This charming embroidery features whimsical animals and birds. A large repeat of 30.5"v x 25.25"h on a cotton/viscose blend. Colorways: Leaf (shown here); Punch; Sky; Blueberry.

All of these beautiful fabrics are by Lulu and can be found at F Schumacher. To the trade.

Apr 16, 2012

Lighting Collections

We now have "COLLECTIONS" of lighting for you in our The Designer Insider Store! Groupings of lights are now available to help you match your lighting for chandeliers, sconces, pendants and lanterns. How easy!  One of our examples below is our RUSTIC BRONZE IRON COLLECTION. See more at The Designer Insider.


Apr 13, 2012

Beautiful Turquoise Beaded Lighting

Turquoise Beaded Empire Chandelier
This gorgeous chandelier is the perfect color for adding a touch of turquoise to your space. This beautiful new chandelier features an Empire style and design all made of captivating turquoise and jade polished glass. The fixture is all iron finished in bronze with gold accents. The hand finishing process used on this chandelier brings an air of depth and richness to the overall design. This chandelier has four lights and the width is 22" across at the widest point x 33" high up to the bottom of the single chain. Beautiful! Matches the unique sconce seen below, C05087.
See this chandelier and more at The Designer Insider, item #C09770.




Turquoise Beaded Wall Sconce
This beautiful matching wall sconce can captivate a room with its vivid colors and design. Two lights at 60w each. Size: 16" high x 10" wide x 5" deep from wall. Matches the unique chandelier above, C09770. See this sconce and more at The Designer Insider, item #C05087.

Apr 11, 2012

Perfect Linen Fabrics from Suzanne Tucker Home


Tres Chic!  This beautiful linen texture was taken from the archives of the legendary atelier of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel.

This timeless pattern is Gabrielle and it is available in five colorways. The intricate color arrangement in this double spun linen along with the special finish adds to the durability and the diversity of uses in a unique linen fabric. This colorway is Lily Pad, see below for the other colors available.
The floral fabric pattern is Monique which also comes in four colorways. Shown here is Lettuce but available in Cranberry, Squash and Denim too. This is a large linen print derived from an 18th century block print.




We love these bright luscious colors! Five colorways: Toffee, Tomato, Lily Pad, Wedgewood and Honeysuckle. The pattern is Gabrielle.

These beautiful linen fabrics are all from Suzanne Tucker Home, one of our favorite fabric designers!

Apr 9, 2012

Flush Ceiling Lights - Gold or Nickel!



One beautiful light available in gold or nickel! This flush ceiling light is perfect for foyers and lower ceiling dining. All iron finished in a gorgeous dark gold or nickel. This light is much larger than it appears at 62" across. The frosted glass shade holds two 40w light bulbs for plenty of light in your space. Click below to see more details on these lights!

Gold Flame Flush Ceiling Light, item GV991413 at The Designer Insider.

Nickel Flame Flush Ceiling Light, item GV991414 at The Designer Insider (see below photo).



Nickel Flame Flush Light above.



Closeup of the Gold Flame Ceiling Light!

See these and more lights at The Designer Insider.

Apr 6, 2012

A Fresh Look at Velvet by Schumacher


Shock Wave Velvet
This luxurious silk velvet adds glamour with a bold chevron design. The mix of five silk pile colors creates this unique shading of dark to light. Two neutral colorways available: Platinum/Jet (seen here) or Sand/Sable. This is a silk/cotton blend in a larger repeat due to the shading.






Palermo Mohair Velvet
This mohair velvet has a silky look with a smooth appearance created by a directional pile. The glamorous appearance is enhanced by a heavy duty performance in 43 colorways. Use this mohair/cotton velvet for contract or residential projects. Fantastic!
The fabrics above are all from Schumacher, to the trade.

Apr 5, 2012

Modern Coiled Wire Slim Pendants

Have it your way! Modern coiled wire pendants that can be purchased in a beautiful bronze or shiny nickel. Perfect for over a counter or for a hallway. The tall drum shade keeps this pendant slim at 7" across. Holds two bulbs for plenty of light and uses a perforated diffuser for softness. Notice the unique square canopy cover too!


Modern Bronze Wire Pendant
See this item at The Designer Insider, item GV991812. Also comes in a elongated style that holds three of these pendants, item #GV991811.




Modern Shiny Nickel Wire Pendant
See this item at The Designer Insider, item GV991810. Also comes in a elongated style that holds three of these pendants, item #GV991809.


All of these pendants and more can be found at The Designer Insider shop.

Apr 4, 2012

Designers Guild - A New Collection of Fabrics


The Kimono Blossom Collection features elegant yet modern designs with an oriental feel, printed on fine linens and cottons. Seven beautiful fabrics are available in an array of unique colorways that work well in today's homes. We love this collection that also mixes bright colors with graphite and grays.

This large print is Madame Butterfly, shown here in Peony which is the only colorway in this print.



The pillow fabric is Amala shown here in Azure. Other colorways are Peony; Heather and Pewter.


All of these prints are available from Designers Guild through Osborne and Little. To the trade.

Apr 2, 2012

Nailhead Applications in Flooring


Nailheads can be versatile! These flooring photos from Prism Carpets shows unique ways of adding nailheads to carpets and rugs. Thanks to Prism Carpets for pictures of some of their installations. Prism Carpets is located in Timonium, Md.



Nailheads can make a great rug border too.


D'Kei has 250 choices of nailheads and tacks that can be used in a multitude of applications. Below is just one of their sample boards showing some of the nails available. D'Kei sells to the trade.