Jul 31, 2014

Make Your Bedroom Beautiful! Using Soft Pastels in Gray, Aqua and Yellow

Mount Vernon Collection from Fabricut
Inspired by George Washington's treasured home, this collection is designed for today's interiors. This bed featuring Mount Vernon fabrics and trimmings is gorgeous! Soft pastels in a yummy yellow, soft gray and new blue tones. What's not to love?

Fabrics and trim in Gray, Aqua and Yellow:
Bed Canopy: Nature's Song in Verdigris - A beautiful embroidered fabric  in a large scale print. Notice the songbirds in soft shades of yellow and aqua that are placed among the gray trees. colorways: Verdigris (shown); Cardinal; Amber; Federal; Garden. Part of the Mount Vernon Collection from Fabricut.
Braid trim on side panels: Gillyflower in Pewter. A 2" wide tape with a floral pattern. Comes in seven colorways.
Canopy trim: Genteel in Pewter. A simple tassel fringe for trimming anything. Comes in 21 colorways.

Inside drapery: Grenade in Seaspray. This is a multipurpose 100% cotton fabric with a soil and stain repellent finish. There are 29 luscious colorways!

Headboard: Fatigue in Marigold. A 100% cotton fabric that comes in 16 colorways.

Square Pillows: Lush in Teal. A poly/cotton blended velvet that is great for upholstery and pillows. Comes in 39 great colorways.
Trim: Maderia in Hemp. A 2" wide tape with a traditional pattern. Part of the Mount Vernon Trimmings Collection. Comes in 10 colorways.

Small Pillow: Prosperity in Pear. An embroidered fabric with a more modern medallion pattern in a medium repeat. Comes in Pear (shown); Cinnamon; Porcelain; Stream. Part of the Mount Vernon Collection from Fabricut.
Trim: Oleander in Pewter. A great tassel and onion ball fringe that comes in 21 unique colorways. Part of the Mount Vernon Trimmings Collection.

The Mount Vernon Collection from Fabricut!

Jul 30, 2014

Traditional Trim, Fabric and Wallpaper from Charles Faudree!

Traditional Room Setting:
This traditional setting features distressed furniture, light and airy draperies and soft neutral fabrics and wallcovering. Traditional and easy to live with colors makes this setting beautiful!

Wallcovering: Monique in Peastone - A 100% paper with a medium repeat. A softer color palette in four colors: Peastone; Boxwood; Red; Teal. A historic reproduction print.

Drapery: Monique in Peastone - This is a linen/cotton blend with a soft traditional print with a medium repeat. A softer toile in four colors: Peastone; Boxwood; Red; Teal.
Trim: Pampille in Greystone - An exclusive tassel fringe that comes in seven colorways.

Chair: Biron Strie Check in Dove - This is a wonderful 100% cotton fabric check with a soft strie pattern and a small repeat. This is the perfect "go to" fabric for just about any room as it comes in 21 colors!

All of these products are part of the Charles Faudree Collection sold by Stroheim through Fabricut.

Jul 29, 2014

Bronze Rustic Iron Forged Table and Matching Bench!

Rustic Bronze Console and Bench to Match!

Iron Console with Cement Top

This rustic bronze iron console table has uneven hand forged iron topped with a smooth cement top. Notice the semi-oval design on the base and the long wearing cement top . The iron is finished in rustic bronze and the top is a natural sealed concrete with a smooth and polished appearance.
Size: 49" long x 17" deep x 31" high. Item C04142 at The Designer Insider shop.

Bronze Iron Upholstered Bench

This unique bench has the same design and finish as the above console table. Use a couple of these benches at a dining table while pairing them with the above console table. A great combination. Muslin fabric covers the soft cushion, you may recover and add your own fabric design. Size: 23" long x 17" deep x 21" high. See this bench covered below in a COM fabric! Item C07099 at The Designer Insider.

COM fabric on bench.
All at The Designer Insider!

Jul 28, 2014

Decorating with Red and Brown! New Ikat Fabric!

A room in red and brown!
New fabrics and wallpaper with updated motifs and colors! We love this new collection from Thibaut! The Enchantment Collection is now also being offered through Duralee for all designers or through Thibaut. This collection features beautiful bright fabrics and wallpapers for modern and traditional homes. Stay tuned for more on this beautiful collection!

Shown above:
Wallpaper: Myanmar Trellis in Brown. Also comes in Green, Black, Navy, Aqua and Pearl.

Chair: Salem Wing Chair from Thibaut featuring Myanmar Ikat in Brown. The fabric also comes in Green, Aqua, Navy and Black, all with a light background. This fabric is a large repeat perfect for upholstery and draperies.

Jul 25, 2014

Lamp of the Week! Glass Lamp with Gray Shade!

Blown Glass Modern Lamp with Gray Shade
This lamp has a fabulous water-like finish on blown clear glass with a modern look. The cone shaped glass gives this lamp a more modern feel along with the polished nickel trim. All topped with a unique gray linen shade! A beautiful lamp! Size: 34" total height. Item C06093 at The Designer Insider shop.

Jul 24, 2014

Colorful Beaded Chandeliers

 Beautiful beaded chandeliers in an array of color and sizes.

 Item C09763 - Turquoise Marble Orb Chandelier - Natural turquoise marble intertwines around this round iron frame that is further enhanced with antiqued mirrored discs in the middle. Modern or traditional depending on the room. Size: 33" high x 28" wide across.

Item C09502 - Carved Wood Beaded Chandelier - A large chandelier in an old bronze finish with hand carved wood beads that adorn the iron frame. A weighty piece yet with a subdued color for larger spaces. Size: 44" high x 32" across.

Item C09999 - Pink Beaded Empire Chandelier - Captivating pink beads are applied by hand to create this beautiful effect. All glass beading with a distressed wrought iron frame. Size: 33" high x 22" wide across.

Item C09166 - Aqua Glass Beaded Empire Chandelier - Glass balls of aqua glass is enhanced further with a distressed silver finish. This is the larger chandelier, a smaller one is available, C09194. Large size: 49" high x 30" wide across.

Item C09970 - Cream Beaded Empire Chandelier - All glass beads in a subtle cream with gray discs for a subtle contrast. All on a distressed iron frame. Size: 33" high x 22" wide. Has a wall sconce to match.

Item C09764 - Turquoise Marble Basket Chandelier - Natural turquoise marble drapes down in a basket shape from a main iron ring. The iron is all finished in a distressed dark gold. Great size for large hallways and smaller foyers. Size: 38" high x 18" wide across.

Click the above links for more information on each chandelier at The Designer Insider shop.

Jul 23, 2014

Embroidered Braid Trim by Barry Dixon

Embroidered Braid Trim: English Fret Braid in Coral.
Five luscious colorways:
Coral - Coral on brown. (shown)
Platinum - Gray on linen.
Robin's Egg - Aqua on brown. (shown)
Sage - Light green on linen.
Velvet Walnut - Metallic on brown.

Ottoman: Panda Candy in Carnelian. A beautiful chenille in a small scaled pattern made of bamboo/cotton. Seven soft colorways: Carnelian (shown); Amethyst; Chartruese; Cloud; Moss; Mustard; Walnut. By Barry Dixon.

Trim and fabric by Barry Dixon, sold through Vervain.

Jul 22, 2014

The Modern Leather Wing Chair

Modern iron and leather wing chair:
Go modern with a new style of wing chair for your great room or office. This all iron framed chair has substantial weighted iron finished in an antiqued nickel color. Then brown grain cowhide belt leather is added for the seating. The leather is suspended by the iron frame and does not have a cushion. Soft and supple but with a more modern profile! Size: 46" high x 24" wide x 25" deep. Arm height is 22" high. Item GV270054 at The Designer Insider shop.

Jul 21, 2014

Modern Coral Prints by Tilton Fenwick through Duralee!

Go coral! These wonderful modern print fabrics all use a common color, Coral!  We love these cotton and linen prints by Tilton Fenwick of NY. All of these wonderful prints comes in other colorways and with equal beauty no matter which color you choose. All sold through Duralee.

First Row:
Gibbie in Coral. This is a large repeat in a cotton print with a modern motif. We love this coral background. Also comes in Lemon and Aqua/Green.

Cecilia in Coral. A medium sized print in cotton/linen for all uses. Also comes in Blue/Green; Sea Green; Lemon: Currant.

Sissy in Coral. A 100% linen print with a large repeat. Perfect floral for centering like you see on this chair. Also comes in Jonquil; Cactus; Lapis.

Second Row:
Chilvers in Mint/Red. This cotton print has a large repeat in a unique modern floral design. Also comes in Aqua and Sapphire.

Olsen in Mint/Red. A great cotton/linen fabric for upholstery, draperies or pillows. Also comes in Rose; Sapphire; Currant; Aqua/Green.

Paboreal in Coral. A unique cotton print with a peacock motif. Also comes in Sapphire; Cactus; Pink/Green.

Jul 18, 2014

Lamp of the Week! Black Marble Desk Lamp!

Modern Black Granite Desk Lamp
This is a shorter black stone lamp with a brass base finished in an antiqued look. This smaller lamp can be used for desks, bookcases or higher chests and is narrow enough for smaller spaces. The shade is an off white shantung and the lamp holds one 75w bulb. A best seller! Size: 20" high x 7" deep x 14" wide across the front. Item C06187 at The Designer Insider shop.

See all of our shorter lamps at The Designer Insider!

Jul 17, 2014

Braid Trim with Metallic Button from Fabricut! All New!

We love this new tape trim from Fabricut! This smaller tape is a cotton/metallic blend and only 3/4" wide. The addition of the button in a metallic finish gives this braid an extra punch. Use this braid on pillows, furniture, etc.

Pattern: Disquette
Size: 3/4" wide
Cotton braid trim with metallic button.

Colors, left to right:
Silhouette; Gold; Stone; Silver; Wheat
Exclusively sold through Fabricut.

Jul 16, 2014

Five Best Selling Cocktail Tables!

These are our top selling cocktail tables!

Nickel Round Modern Cocktail Table - Item GV992250 - This unique table is inspired by your favorite basic cuff bracelet. The all metal base is round but with an opening just like the bracelet. The texture is a scratched look on the metal with a nickel plated finish. Size: 36" across the round table x 16.5" high.

Gold Leaf Iron with Stone Top Cocktail Table - Item C04126 - This table is part of a larger collection of iron tables and shelving all in a soft gold leaf over heavy iron. The cocktail table is beautifully accompanied by a crystal stone top in a neutral tone. The solid bar frame is accentuated with a square detail on the foot. Size: 42" long x 25" wide x 22" high.

Modern Geometric Iron Cocktail Table - Item C04166 - This geometrically inspired and functional art piece is made of antiqued mirror on a sturdy base of iron. The iron is finished in a contemporary silver leaf with tones of gold. Size: 36" long x 26" wide x 20" high.

Distressed Gold Leaf Iron and Glass Cocktail Table - Item C04056 - This design was inspired by Poillerat and Jansen from 1940. The heavy iron has a distressed gold leaf finish with an inset clear glass top. A perfect smaller sized coffee table. Size: 37" long x 18" wide x 17" high.

Antiqued Mirrored Coffee Table - Item C04210 - This all mirrored coffee table will bring added beauty to any room. The corners are squared and the legs are tapered for finish the look. Size: 40" long x 24" wide x 20" high.

There it is! Our best selling coffee tables. See more at The Designer Insider shop!

Jul 15, 2014

Blue and White Decorating Fabrics

Top Row:
Sonriza Print in Marine/Pool
Antibes Chevron in Navy
Louis Nui Print in Ocean

Second Row:
Sinhala Linen Print in Sky
Samarkand Ikat in Porcelain
Nurata Embroidery in Lapis

Bottom Row:
Abaza Resist in Indigo
Rosegate Embroidered Print in Aquamarine
Nanjing in Porcelain

These fabrics are part of the Schumacher "Quick Ship" program that includes offerings from different designers and collections. This program features in stock fabrics so you can get it fast! The collection includes patterns and colors from every facet. Check it out!

Schumacher "Quick Ship" Collection

Jul 14, 2014

Top Bedside Chests and Night Stands!

Our favorite bedside chests!

Antiqued Mirrored Drawer Chest - Item C04211 - A three drawer chest goes glamorous with antiqued mirrors and silver wood trim that resembles bamboo. Size: 25" high x 20" wide across front x 15" deep. Other matching mirrored pieces available.

Distressed Steel Gray Night Stand - Item C03102 - Hand finished gray distressed finish with a black top. Notice the slightly curved front and the open shelves for storage. Size: 32" high x 15" deep x 17" wide across front. Matching large drawer chest available too.

Antiqued Mirrored Night Stand - Item C04214 - A practical night stand but with beautiful antiqued mirrors and silver bamboo styled trim. Generous drawer sits over open shelving for storage. Size: 30" high x 21" wide across front x 17" deep. This chest has several matching mirrored pieces available.

Modern Wood Block Small Chest - Item GV2260 - A hand rubbed finish over Zebra wood veneer makes this chest special. Finger pulls and hidden hinges helps hide the one door on this chest. Size: 28" high x 24" wide across front x 15" deep. It has a larger chest and media cabinet to match too.

Silver Washed Slim Night Stand - Item C03216 - This is a slimmer night stand with tapered legs and a silver antique wash over solid wood. Two drawers for storage. Size: 28" high x 16" wide across front x 14" deep.

Modern Mirrored Geometric Designer Chest - Item C03093 - This mirrored chest is modern in design and is made of smaller geometric squares of mirror. Silver distressed metal is the frame for this chest and it has a slightly distressed look. Size: 32" high x 31" wide across front x 18" deep.

Carved Gray Traditional Side Cabinet - Item C03208 - This cabinet is richly detailed with carving and a soft cloudy sky finish. One drawer over double doors for plenty of storage. Size: 26" high x 18" wide across front x 14" deep.

See more furniture, cabinets and chests at The Designer Insider!

Jul 11, 2014

Lamp of the Week! Dwell Studios Desk Lamp

Dwell Studios Bronze Cone Desk Lamp
This is a mid-century modern lamp all in a mix of brass and bronze. Strong spun metal forms this lamp that leaves no seams, welds or rivets for a stronger and sleek designed lamp. The shade is metal in a beautiful cone shape with satin bronze on the outside and brass on the inside. A great desk top lamp at 25" high that holds one 60w bulb. It has a clear cord with a cord switch for convenience. Item GVD990039 at The Designer Insider shop. Also has a matching floor lamp, GVD990038.

Jul 10, 2014

Fabrics in Red, White and Blue!

American Fabrics in Red, White and Blue!
This beautiful woven fabric sports red, white and blue in a rayon/cotton/poly blend suitable for heavy duty. The pattern is a medium repeat making it also useful for ottomans and pillows. The pattern: SOPHIA RANGE in NAVY BLAZER. This unique pattern also comes in eight other colorways. Pair it with a multitude of solids and with the three patterns below. All from Robert Allen Designs.

Jul 9, 2014

Williamsburg Chinoiserie Traditional Silver Mirror

This beautiful traditional silver mirror was patterned after the door surround in the Supper Room of the Governor's Palace in Williamsburg, Va. The chinoiserie design is sophisticated enough for any decor in a more traditional home and works well over furniture or a mantel. The frame is made of solid hardwood to form the unique design including the curved topper. Then it is covered in antiqued silver metal leaf and finished with an antiqued lacquer for a beautiful patina. Size: 50" high x 26" wide. Click here for more information on this mirror, item GV420025 at The Designer Insider shop. Also comes in a floor mirror size of 96" high, item GV420024.

Jul 8, 2014

A Very Modern Upholstery Velvet!

Have you ever seen a fabric like this?

Brushstroke Velvet in Pink Sky.
This is a velvet gros point fabric with a unique color range for modern rooms and upholstery.  This fabric from Germany, would make any room sing with color, sparkle and genuine interest! It is 100% viscose with a polyester base. The pink colorway shown has a range of colors in lavender, purple, aqua and teal mixed in a strie type design. This fabric has a large repeat with a heavy duty reliability. Gros point means that the fabric is looped so it is longer wearing. But this fabric is not for the faint of heart: The retail price point is "very high end".

Also available:

Brushstroke Velvet in Maldive - Shades of green, aqua, teal and lt. green.

Brushstroke Velvet in Coralstone - Shades of blue and lt green.

This unique modern velvet fabric is from S. Harris, sold through Fabricut. To the trade.

Jul 7, 2014

Beach House Wall Sconce!

This beautiful light is reminiscent of spindly roots of the Mangrove tree to make this sconce so unique. The sconce is all wrought iron that has been covered with a textured white finish that resembles coral. What a great beach house sconce! The one light is shorter in stature than most sconces and also has a distressed ivory sleeve. Use this sconce in hallways, dining rooms or great rooms for a unique decorative look! Item C05158 at The Designer Insider shop. Matching chandeliers C09441 and C09501. Click on the underlined links to learn more!

Jul 4, 2014

Happy 4th! Modern Red, White and Blue Fabrics!

Go modern with Red, White and Blue Fabrics!

Red, White and Blue is not just for country or traditional interiors. This room shows more modern updated patterns on the fabrics and the wallcovering. The blue and red designs are also updated with brighter and more vibrant color tones.  Go decorate with red, white and blue!

Wallcovering: Canton in Persimmon Blue.
Sofa: Madagascar in Cobalt.
Pillow: Lester Lanin in Persimmon Blue.
Pillow Trim: Mian in White.

All from Stroheim sold through Fabricut. Happy 4th of July!

Jul 3, 2014

Mini Ikat Cotton Print Fabric by Schumacher

We love this mini print fabric in an Ikat pattern with bright tones! You can use this pattern for draperies, pillows and light upholstery as it is 100% cotton. The two colorways below gives you plenty of choices for mixing. A new Spring 2014 fabric from Schumacher!

Sunara Ikat in Spice
Perfect for modern, traditional or any decor style!

Sunara Ikat in Confetti
Small straight repeat of 6.75" H x 10.125" V.

Fabric by Schumacher from the new Chroma Collection. To the trade.

Jul 2, 2014

Best Selling Seashell Light!

Our best selling seashell light!

This beautiful seashell ceiling light is a best seller! The iron is covered in an off white including the canopy. Then natural seashells hangs in rows from the outer ring down to the center forming a dome shape. A tassel of shells hangs in the center to hold the design together. There are three candelabra sized lights behind the shells which allows the illumination to peek through. Comes with a chain for hanging as a seashell pendant too. Size: 18" wide across the round light x 13" total height. Item C09898 at The Designer Insider shop.  Also see our showroom view at the website, click on links above.

Jul 1, 2014

Decorating with Orange, Gray and Brown

A beautiful room decorated by Gretchen Edwards and Trente Ashton! This room can be found at the Atlanta ADAC center that features designer products from around the world. Gilstrap Edwards Interior Design decorated the below room vignette in beautiful tones of gray, brown and orange. Interview below with Gretchen Edwards!

Carrie Penley’s horse painting was my starting point for the design of this room. I loved the colors and pulled fabrics that have the same textural feel and color.

The simplicity and textures of the solid fabrics give them a presence that complements the comfortable, casual overall feeling of the room.

The antique hook rug “MAKES” this space. It is a fantastic and functional form of folk art which dates back to about 1880-1890.

Do not be afraid to use contrast and bold color in both paint and accents. I chose several different sized pillows with geometric patterns and shapes to add interest to the solid upholstery pieces.

The combination of textures used, that range from leather to nubby linen, exemplifies my design style. I also love the contrast of colors from the dark family room paint to the brick red study color. The eclectic feel of the artwork also exemplifies my design style. I love the combination of the textured collage revolver and horse paintings mixed with the contemporary black and white photograph prints, the antique intaglios and bird prints.

Courtesy of Gilstrap Edwards Interior Design. See more at: