Jun 30, 2014

Red Wood Chandelier

A hand turned red wood chandelier with iron arms!

This traditional red chandelier has a center wood spindle all hand turned and made in the USA. The wood turning is finished in a distressed medium red with aged details and with light pine undertones. Mustard trim is added in just a few places for a great contrast. This gives this chandelier a rich look for a bedroom, hallway or smaller dining. The iron is finished in a distressed dark natural iron with slight distressing in a brown and black mix. Each of the candles have an aged ivory sleeve and are 60w maximum each. Size: 19" across the round chandelier x 12.5" high up to the top of the wood spindle. This is a great chandelier for lower ceilings and smaller spaces. Item LT50734 at The Designer Insider shop.

Jun 27, 2014

Lamp of the Week! Black Glass Urn Lamp

Black Glass Modern Urn Lamp
This beautiful black glossy lamp is crafted with superior blown glass in a faceted design all in black. The metal trim is antiqued brass and the shade is a square beige shantung. A beautiful and unique glossy black that is voluptuous and angled for irresistible appeal! Size: 28" high. Item C06028 at The Designer Insider shop.

Jun 26, 2014

Top Ten Decorating Picks!

These are our top ten picks in furniture, mirrors and lighting! See why below!

Gold Round Chic Mirror - A modern mirror with antiqued glass in a slimmer gold iron frame. Perfect for baths, vanities, chests and mantels. Versatility makes this a top ten pick! Item C01088 at The Designer Insider shop.

Rustic Iron and Wood Console Table - This table continues to be a fan favorite due to the rustic wood top matched with an iron base. Slimmer than most console tables, this pick fits into foyers, hallways or behind sofas. The rustic design makes this a top ten pick! Item C03022  at The Designer Insider shop.

Modern Gold Sconce with Black Shade - A mid-twentieth century styled sconce in a softer gold with a black fabric shade makes this a favorite for modern settings! This sconce is a medium size for hallways, dining rooms and great rooms. Also comes with an ivory shade. Item C05021 at The Designer Insider shop.

Rustic Wood Buffet with Mirrored Doors - A beautiful buffet with a rustic natural wood color with added black distressing. Mix this look with the antiqued mirrored doors and you have a winner! A best selling buffet to use as a sideboard in a dining room, foyer or even for media. Also comes in a smaller size. Item C03092 at The Designer Insider shop.

Gray Reed Ceramic Lamp - This new lamp has a distressed appearance with a reed design all in terracotta with a gray glaze. Mix this with a beautiful shade and a square base design for a pleasing and versatile lamp. All in an aged light gray. Item C06023 at The Designer Insider shop.

Gold and Silver Iron Foyer Lantern - This new iron lantern is perfect for over islands, foyer settings, smaller dining or just about anywhere! The design fits into modern or traditional homes with its popular look all in an aged and distressed gold and silver finish. Item C09360 at The Designer Insider shop.

Black and Metallic Wire Iron Ceiling Light - We love this round pendant fixture in a larger size for just about any room in the house. Use this light as a ceiling mount or even as a pendant. A mix of distressed black and metallic bronze and silver wires makes this a winner! Item C09902 at The Designer Insider shop.

Bubbled Clear Glass Bottle Lamp - This is a refined lamp with a clear glass bottle design with added soft gold for the details. A modern or traditional lamp for any room. Seeded glass and a silk shade adds to the beauty. Item C06510 at The Designer Insider shop.

Geometric Rectangular Island Chandelier - Ultra-modern in form and fashion, this gold rectangular chandelier is a real head turner. Multiple rectangles in varying sizes are layered and set at different angles giving a geometric and sleek appeal. Candles line up on the center rectangle. A great light for over islands, long tables and counters. Also has sconces to match. Item C09542 at The Designer Insider shop.

English Lantern Wall Sconce - This lantern styled wall sconce is slim in size for narrow hallways and smaller spaces. An English styled dark bronze iron sconce with seeded glass and gold distressing. Item C05030 at The Designer Insider shop.

Here they are! All of our top picks for summer 2014! All are different and unique but with the same hand finishing and meticulous details! See more at The Designer Insider shop!

Jun 25, 2014

Bright Modern Fabrics by Gaston Y Daniela!

Mixing Modern Prints in a Room!
Using modern prints in your room can really make your decor come alive. Below is a great example. Gastón y Daniela is one of the most important fabric houses in the Spanish high-end textile industry offered exclusively through Kravet and Brunschwig & Fils in the US. You will find modern prints, embroidered fabrics, stripes, solids, geometrics and solids. See just a sampling of this collection below!

Ottoman and Center Pillow - Ramon in Ocre/Gris. A 100% cotton modern print with a medium repeat. Also comes in Rosa/Gris (pink and gray); Verde/Azul (green); Teja/Azul (red).

Chair and Floral Pillow - Laidi in Ocre. A linen/viscose blended fabric with an extra large repeat. Comes in five other bright colorways: Rosa/Gris; Fresa (bright pink); Azul/Frambue (Turquoise and Brown); Azul (Turquoise); Verde (Green).

Pillows next to Laidi (floral pillows) - Lolo Ocre/Gris. A 100% cotton print with a small repeat that you can mix with modern or traditional fabrics. Also comes in Rosa/Gris; Teja/Azul; Verde/Azul.

Pillows on ends of sofa - Saint Yago Chocolate. This is a heavy duty fabric for upolstery in a viscose/cotton/poly blend. Great fabric with a medium repeat for any style room. Also comes in amarillo (yellow); Azul (blue); Verde (green); Rojo (red).

You can always add a pop of color by using a geometric modern fabric on just one chair. Chair - Donana Gris. A cotton/viscose/poly blend with embroidery. Also comes in Denim; Blanco; Tostado; Rojo; Chocolate. Modern prints like this one can really make your room come alive!

All Gaston Y Daniela fabrics sold through Kravet.

Jun 24, 2014

New! Traditional Wood Painted Chandeliers

All new! We have added turned wood painted chandeliers to our shop! Check it out! All handmade wood chandeliers in the USA.

Black and Gray Wood Chandelier
Call it Colonial or traditional, but call it beautiful! This unique chandelier has a center wood spindle all hand turned and made in the USA. The wood turning is finished in a distressed black with pewter gray details and with gray undertones. The iron is finished in a distressed dark natural iron with slight distressing with a mix of brown and black. Size: 30" across the round chandelier x 25" high up to the top of the spindle. Item LT50854 at The Designer Insider shop. Made in the USA.

Blue and Walnut Distressed Chandelier
Another beauty! The wood spindle on this chandelier is an aged painted blue with walnut undertones. Size: 36" across the round chandelier x 17" high up to the top of the iron spindle. This is a great chandelier for lower ceilings but with a wider profile of 3 feet. Item LT50855 at The Designer Insider shop. Made in the USA.

Jun 23, 2014

Go Geometric with Fabric and Trim!

Using Appliques!

Go geometric using fabric and trim ppliques from Mary McDonald, sold through Schumacher. The large fabric appliques are additions that you add to pillows, draperies and furniture. These examples are just a few of the endless possibilities.

Ottoman fabric: Vanderbilt Velvet in Dove. This fabric has a bold linear design on a luxurious Italian cut velvet fabric. The colorways are neutral with the above shown in Dove. Other colors: Noir or Greige.
Appliques Top row:
Madame Wu in Swan on left pillow and right pillow. Also comes in Bleu Marine and Greige. Size: 8" square.
Shanghai in Swan on middle pillow. Also comes in Bittersweet and Noir. A 6.625" square applique.
Bottom row:
Brighton in Bittersweet on both pillows. Also comes in Swan. A 9.25" x 6.25" applique. See how different the same applique looks on two different shades of fabric.

Geometric Trim:
You can also use the applique on furniture, such as you see here!
Shown: Madame Wu in Greige. Also comes in Bleu Marine and Swan. Size: 8" square.

Jun 20, 2014

Lamp of the Week! Tarnished Silver Tall Lamp

Tarnished Silver Industrial Buffet Lamp!

From The Lillian August Collection, this taller table lamp broadcasts strength and industrial style. This lamp's upper body has a striking antique silver finish, while the base is a stacked brass design. A warm beige poplin shade accompanies a regal brass finial making this unique lamp an impeccable and gallant choice. The finish makes this lamp more rustic with its tarnished and aged look. Two lights behind the square beige shade gives off plenty of light. A great industrial buffet lamp!
Size: 37" high.
Shade size: 13" square x 9" high.
Item C06375 at The Designer Insider shop.

Jun 18, 2014

Framed Map of Paris!

Plan De Paris - Map of Paris (Medium Size) - Silver Framed
This collection is a beautiful set of maps that you hang together to make an instant impact in your room. This is an eight part fine art giclee print divided into separate prints that was taken from the original hand colored map of the City of Paris by De L'Isle and published in Amsterdam, circa 1760. It is an exclusive publishing that shows each of the eight pieces in beautiful muted tones of gray, beige, pale gold, pale green and pale pink. The prints are self matted and are framed in a small 3/4" block profile moulding with a scratched silver finish. Hang each print close to each other for the maximum impact.
Approximate hanging size: 46" high x 68" wide. (See a larger version in gold below).
Price includes shipping: $1590.00.
Contact us for purchasing. Item KA05102. Email us: TheDesignerInsider@gmail.com.

Print closeup:

Plan de Paris - Map of Paris  (Large Size) - Gold Framed:

This is the larger version of the above and with the added addition of a 1" scoop dark gold frame. The prints is the same as above but each print is a little larger. Hang each print close to each other for the maximum impact.
Approximate hanging size: 63" high x 92" wide.
Price includes shipping: $2090.00.
Contact us for purchasing. Item KA04630. Email us: TheDesignerInsider@gmail.com.

We have other cities available in maps, just contact us! We will be glad to provide closeups of the maps and frames.

Jun 17, 2014

The Transitional Gold Lotus Pendant


Antiqued Gold Lotus Chandelier
Call it a pendant or call it a chandelier, no matter, it's beautiful! Stunning workmanship is highlighted in the formation of this lotus chandelier with a stunning distressed antiqued gold finish. It is all made from wrought iron and sheet metal to form this layered blossom look. Then the metal is all finished in an antiqued gold leaf that is hand applied. This is a gorgeous interpretation of the classic lotus blossom. There are six lights that sit horizontally in the blossom at 60w per arm for plenty of illumination. This chandelier hangs as a pendant on rods that comes in 12" increments. A beautiful gold dining room light! Size: 30" across the round fixture x 16" high to the top of the light. Item C09494 at The Designer Insider shop.

Jun 16, 2014

Beacon Hill Embroidered Fabrics

Designer Diana Guariglia of Dyfari Interiors has left a lasting impression with her garden room for "The Home is Where the Heart Is" Designer Showhouse. She incorporated  Beacon Hill fabrics adorned with embroidery and appliqué, bringing extra layers of verve, texture and a hand-crafted look to her brilliant coral and gray transformation. This house was for a benefit in Glen Cove, New York. Photography: Rikki Snyder.

Fabrics shown:
Sofa - Linseed Solid in Coral. This is a linen fabric from Belgium with a slight polyamide added for extra performance. Comes in more than 40 colors!

Pillows - Carlyle Gate in Lavender, an embroidered fabric. A linen/cotton blend with embroidery. Comes in one other colorway, Linen.

Chair on left - Rue Royale in Coral. You can only barely see this fabric but it is a lovely cotton/linen/poly blend with embroidery. Comes in White or Pool.

These are "high end" fabrics from Beacon Hill sold through Robert Allen Design. To the Trade.

Jun 13, 2014

Lamp of the Week!

A New Best Selling Floor Lamp!

Metallic Bronze Iron Floor Lamp with a Concrete Base
This statuesque floor lamp features delicate wrought iron, finished in a metallic bronze, set atop a weighty polished concrete base. Modern, yet sophisticated for all interiors. The metal shade is finished the same as the iron and holds one bulb. Weight on this lamp is 22 pounds. Height: 65" high. Item C08062 at The Designer Insider shop.

Jun 12, 2014

Modern Pendant Chandelier in House Beautiful!

This beautiful modern beach house was featured in the July House Beautiful magazine. The focus on this room is the pendant chandelier that you can purchase from The Designer Insider shop. A great addition to this unique room!
Interior design: Rob Southern
Photograph: Jonny Valiant
Article: Modern is Relaxing

Modern Silk Shaded Pendant Chandelier:
This beautiful clover shaped pendant is a distressed black iron with a beige silk shade. Eight candelabra lights sit beneath the beautiful shade for plenty of illumination in the space. A Lillian August lighting exclusive. Item C09050 at The Designer Insider. Size: 30" wide in a cloverleaf shape x 13" high.

Jun 11, 2014

Framed Map of London!

Map of London - Exclusive Printing
This is a 9 piece sectional map of London that will make a major impact in any decor. This fine art giclee print set was taken from the original antique map of London by H.G. Collins, circa 1899. The original map was in 18 pieces and was mounted to linen and then folded for safe keeping. This exclusive publishing shows each of these nine pieces in beautiful sepia tones of browns and grays with a fold showing in the middle of each print just like the original. Each map is framed in a 7/8" flat profile with a dark stained wood grain finish with distressed antiqued silver edges. Each piece is self matted. Hang each print close to each other for the maximum impact.
Approximate hanging size: 62" high x 82" wide.
Price includes shipping: $2160.00.
Contact us for purchasing. TheDesignerInsider@gmail.com.

Single map section shown above.

We have other city maps available too, just contact us!

Jun 10, 2014

DwellStudio's Newest Modern Fabrics!

This newest collection from DwellStudio captures enduring patterns and motifs from long ago and brings new life into them with trending color combinations in a more modern style. This creates a fresh look for the new urban home and decor. See some of the exciting combinations below that we have chosen for you! DwellStudio is sold through Robert Allen.

Draperies: Winter Crane in Linen. Also available in Golden Rod or Admiral. A medium repeat pattern on a cotton/linen ground.
Chair: Painted Check in Ink. Also comes in Poppy or Citrine. A small repeat on a 100% cotton ground.

Other selections you can mix:

Modern fabrics in trending colors! All from DwellStudio through Robert Allen.

Jun 9, 2014

Medusa Nickel Pendant - Best Seller!

Three nickel pendants, all unique with beading and a shiny nickel coating. Need a high ceiling for these pendants! BEST SELLERS!

Three sizes: Small, Medium or Large
These unique pendants are already a lighting BEST SELLER! Each  pendant echoes the deep sea and ethereal creatures that call it home. The Medusa pendant brings modern whimsy and a unique quality to your space. The pendant is made of brass with a shiny nickel finish and perforated holes for the Medusa look. The light shines from underneath as well as through the holes all over. Notice how the pendant gets a little smaller at the bottom with smooth nickel details. The inside of the pendant houses a nickel wire frame that holds the beads and distributes them nicely all around the circle. The beads are long and beautifully made of glass in different sizes and shapes.

This pendant is available in three sizes, C09558 (large), C09552 (small) or C09551 (medium).
C09551 - 12" across x 70" high.
C09552 - 8" across x 66" high.
C09558 - 15" across x 72" high.

Jun 6, 2014

Lamp of the Week! Blue Ikat Lamp

Blue and White Ikat Lamp
This stylish designed lamp reflects American Modernism with its ikat pattern in a lovely blue, white and gray. The terracotta has been hand painted then glazed with this modern pattern and enhanced with gold leaf details. A great addition to any living room or bedroom!
Size: 31" high. with an off white linen shade. Item C06043 at The Designer Insider shop.

Jun 5, 2014

Colorful Modern Chairs

Is this chair bright enough for you? This colorful and fun fabric is a contemporary linen print from Vervain. This large repeat looks great on furniture or for draperies. This is a "high end" fabric in three bright colorways.
Pattern: Pago Pago
Colorways: Tropical; Tahiti (shown); Papaya.

Fabric by Vervain sold through Fabricut.

Jun 4, 2014

Water Glass Orb Medium Pendant

This pendant would be a beautiful addition to any kitchen or hallway!

Recycled Water Glass Pendant
This is a medium sized pendant with its 10" wide glass globe. The orb globe is thick recycled glass with a water-like quality for beauty and a sparkling illumination. The globe holds one bulb and looks best with a decorative bulb. The trim is iron finished in a natural dark iron finish. A rod is used to connect the pendant to the canopy and comes in adjustable lengths. This beautiful pendant will bring a rustic quality to any room with a beautiful vintage authenticity. Size: 10" across. Item C09514 at The Designer Insider shop.

Jun 3, 2014

Diane Von Furstenberg's New Fabric Collection

Diane Von Furstenberg brings her bold sense of color to Kravet with a new home fabric collection. This is the perfect way to brighten up your decor with bold colors  and with unexpected patterns and scales. The collection is eclectic, exotic and stays true to Furstenberg and her renowned style. To the trade through Kravet.
Draperies: Cumulus in Sunset.
Wall Art: Iznik Oasis in Passion.
Sofa: Deck Band in Sunset.
Striped Pillows: Deck Band in Sunset.
Solid Pillows: Microsuede in Fuschia and in Beet.

Neutral Exotic Fabrics
Screen: Night Vine in Cinder.
Left Chair: Night Vine in Silver.
Middle Chair: Animal Ikat in Coconut.
Right Chair: Spotted Cat in Kohl.

All fabrics part of the Diane Von Furstenberg Collection through Kravet.