Aug 29, 2014

Lamp of the Week! Modern Crystal Table Lamp!

Optic Crystal and Nickel Modern Lamp
This crystal and nickel column table lamp is perfect for any transitional setting. The fine optic crystal column in a graduated style adds sparkle to any room. The more slender size makes it perfect for narrow hall tables at only 14" wide for the off white shantung shade. The look will be perfect for your modern styled interior! Size: 30" high. Item C06153 at The Designer Insider shop.

 Showroom view:

Aug 28, 2014

Modern Mirrored Drawer Chest

Modern Mirrored Drawer Chest
This beautiful chest is a showstopper with its clean and geometric design. The geometric design is made from smaller strips and mirrored squares that are enhanced with silver distressed metal edges. The mirrors have a distressed look that is called "salt antiqued". The mirrors are then attached to an all wood chest that is 32" high x 31" wide x 18" deep. There are mirrors on all sides except the back. Mirrored hardware on the three drawers completes the picture. Item C03093 at The Designer Insider shop.

Front View:

Aug 27, 2014

Modern Blue Ottomans and Fabrics by Kravet

Ocean blues, cool greys and seaside colors are the inspiration behind this group of colors from Kravet and Panetone.

Modern blue patterned fabrics:
Left ottoman: 33202-11; 33192-1611; 33244-11
Front left ottoman: 33165-511; 33181-516; 33204-50
Top ottoman: 32826-5; 30814-15; 25739-5
Bottom ottoman: 33201-1611; 33159-1611; 33186-1611
Front right ottoman: 33167-516; 33201-5; 33191-516

All fabrics sold through Kravet, to the Trade.

Aug 26, 2014

Roger Thomas Designer Lighting and Mirrors

Beautiful exclusive products by the famous designer, Roger Thomas. Click here to see more selections from this great designer:  The Roger Thomas Collection.

Modern Bronze Abstract Table Lamp
The lamp shown is item RT790357 at The Designer Insider shop. A dark bronze finish along with the Giacometti abstract design gives this modern lamp a rustic feel. Two bulbs for plenty of light on this 43" high lamp. Also comes in a floor lamp, RT790356.

Aug 25, 2014

Ralph Lauren Home Fabrics in Indigo Blue

We love this blue fabric collection from Ralph Lauren sold through Kravet. Beautiful cottons, linens and wovens in shades of blue for mixing. To the trade by Kravet.

Bed cover: Rice Field Patchwork in Indigo

Red and Blue stripe pillows: Spice Island in Tamarind

Stripe pillows with red trim: Bali Coast Stripe in Sea

Small stripe pillow: Bungalow Stripe in Indigo

Woven pillow: Maleo Weave in Indigo

Screen in back: Bungalow Stripe in Indigo

Aug 22, 2014

Lamp of the Week! Industrial Iron Desk Lamp

Industrial Iron and Concrete Desk Lamp

With a stout concrete base and a dark gray finish, this shorter desk lamp brings to mind refinement and industry at the same time. The frame is all wrought iron with a metal shade and a cord switch for convenience. The base is polished concrete with natural tones and patterns. Uses one bulb and looks best with a decorative bulb like you see here. Size: 20" high. Item C06234 at The Designer Insider shop.

Aug 20, 2014

New fabrics from Nate Berkus and Fabricut!

More great fabrics from Nate Berkus and Fabricut! This new collection has a modern palette with a mix of textures and small patterns. All through Fabricut.

Drapery: Clark Ikat in Azure - This ethnic pattern is printed on a linen/rayon and comes in four colorways. Azure; Dove Grey; Maize; Slate.

Chairs: Harrison in Seaside - This is a polyester/rayon woven texture that is perfect for upholstery. Comes in seven modern shades: Seaside; Black; Bluff; Fawn; Fog; Opal; Storm.

Left pillow: Lupa in Birch - This is an embroidered stripe with a modern design and feel. Comes in three colorways: Birch; Clove; Sapphire.

Right pillow: Ciro in Aqua - This is a 100% cotton woven chevron with a minimal repeat. Comes in five colorways: Aqua; Chestnut; Ginger; Navy; Rattan.

Bench: Mercat in Birch - This fabric is a 100% cotton print with an ethnic petite pattern. A great multipurpose fabric with a stain repellent finish. Comes in five colorways: Birch; Black; Cobalt; Pebble; Seastone.

Aug 18, 2014

Black Furniture - Black Lighting - Black Accessories

Build a casual room using black as a main color. Pair with any other bright colors to make a beautiful room. See our selections below!

Black Bamboo Custom Upholstered Chair
This is a gorgeous black chair that goes beautifully with bright colored modern fabrics like you see here. Build a room around the fabric while using black accessories and lighting. This is a custom chair, just contact us for more information. Email:

Black and Natural Striped Rug
This is a precision machine loomed rug out of 100% olefin with a flat construction that is reversible. This versatile rug can be used indoors or outdoors as it is fade resistant. A great rug for high traffic areas in this black striped pattern. Also comes in Barley (taupe and white) and in Capri Blue. Contact us for purchasing, this rug is not on our shop website. This is a "best value priced" rug. Three sizes: 3'11" x 5'6"; 5'3" x 7'6"; 7'10" x 11'.


Black Tiered Chandelier for Great Room
A black iron tiered chandelier with plenty of lights is perfect for the center of a room. The iron is a slightly distressed black with twelve lights for plenty of illumination. This simple shape lends to a sophisticated look with the orb trim and tapered points. Hand finished for the distinctive home. Item C09157 at The Designer Insider shop.

Black Porcelain Vase Lamp
Use this classically styled lamp in a black crackled porcelain accented with gold leaf trim. An off white linen shade compliments the lamp and room. Size: 31" high. Item C06463 at The Designer Insider shop.

Aug 15, 2014

Lamp of the Week! Optic Crystal Modern Lamp!

Clear Crystal Modern Table Lamp
This is an optic crystal lamp but with a more modern approach. The clear crystal panels are trimmed with a darker brass including the finial. The glass is beveled and includes four panels that connect in the middle to form the base. Then it is topped with a wider off white shantung shade that hides the two lights. A beautiful table lamp for any room! Part of the Lillian August lamp collection. Size: 30" high with an 18" wide shade. Item C06557 at The Designer Insider shop. Showroom view below. BEST SELLING CRYSTAL LAMP!

Aug 14, 2014

Stainless Steel Upholstered Round Ottoman

Stainless Steel Upholstered Round Ottoman
A round modern ottoman with a beautifully tufted top and stainless steel legs for a more contemporary space. The cocktail ottoman is a large size of 36" across. Make this ottoman something special by adding a colorful fabric that matches your room. This ottoman comes in a muslin off white unless you send your own COM fabric like seen here.  We also will be glad to help you with a designer fabric for this ottoman. This item is delivered to you by a furniture carrier to your door. Item C07038 at The Designer Insider shop.

Top of tufted ottoman, shown here in the muslin fabric.

Aug 13, 2014

Coral is the New Orange!

Take fiery orange and mix the softest pink you can find. The result? A cocktail of coral color with femininity and versatility. Looks great with dove gray, cerulean blue, buttery yellow and linen white.

The squares of fabric are from Robert Allen Design.
Top square: Tiny Trinket in Coral Reef.
Left square: Ring Stitch in Coral Reef.
Right square: Figure Eight in Coral Reef.
Photo courtesy of Robert Allen.

Aug 12, 2014

The Perfect European Upholstered Bed

Sensuous European styling gives this upholstered bed design true romantic appeal. An exposed wood frame and curvy cabriole legs makes this bed versatile with a mix of modern or traditional furniture. Choose your wood finish, your nail trim color and whether you want plain or tufted like you see here. This bed is the "Emily" and is available for COM fabric. Or we can help you with the designer fabric you want for your room!

Tufted or Plain headboard.
Eight nail finishes available.
Twelve wood finishes available.
Includes: headboard, foot rail, side rail and wood slats. Available in Twin, Full, Queen, King and California King. You can purchase just the headboard as it attaches to a standard metal frame or wall bracket that you may also purchase. Call or email us for your quote!
Email us: Other styles available, just ask us!

Side view.

Aug 11, 2014

Painting a Child's Room!

How to make a child's room special using just paint! Here are three great examples using Farrow and Ball paint.

This room becomes bright and cheerful with a mix of colors on slanted walls that are usually not attractive but are beautiful now!
Colors: Lulworth Blue; Red Earth; Mouse's Back.

Outline simple furniture with paint to highlight areas to make plainer furnishings special. Then add more tones for a bright and fun design.
Colors: Cook's Blue; Stiffkey Blue; Lulworth Blue; St. Giles Blue.

Use a stripe design to add color and sophistication to a plain room.
Colors: Wimborne White; Babouche; Calke Green; Cook's Blue.

All paints and rooms courtesy of Farrow and Ball paints. Start painting!

Aug 9, 2014

Martyn Lawrence Bullard Fabrics

This collection is from Martyn Lawrence Bullard and is sold through Schumacher. Gorgeous!

Ottoman: Maharajah Silk Velvet in Verde. The is a cotton/silk blended velvet with a slight strie of color. An exquisite silk woven velvet! Colorways: Verde (shown); Bittersweet (spice orange); Sky (clear blue); Chanterelle (silvery taupe).
Top pillow: Sikar Embroidery in Jewel. A linen/cotton blend with a small repeat and a multi-hued layering. Colorways: Jewel; Citrus; Sky; Pomegranate; Flax.
Bottom pillow: Adras Ikat Print in Jewel. A 100% cotton print with a bold chevron pattern. Colorways: Jewel; Caravan; Sky.
Back drop: Sinhala Linen Print in Jewel. A 100% linen print with a large repeat. Colorways: Jewel; Bittersweet; Pomegranate; Stone; Sky.

All of these fabrics comes in coordinating colorways for easy mixing. Use this collection on traditional or modern upholstery pieces. See more at Schumacher! To the Trade.

Aug 8, 2014

Lamp of the Week! Green Glass Vase Lamp

Modern Green Glass Vase Lamp
This clear green vase lamp has a beautiful seductive design all crafted in glass. The green glass curves beautifully up to the off white shantung shade. A slightly taller lamp for buffets, consoles and tables. The clear acrylic base and finial finishes the look! Size: 34" total height. Best Seller! Item C06674 at The Designer Insider shop.

Aug 7, 2014

Traditional French Writing Desk! BEST SELLER!

French Gray Painted Writing Desk
This is our best selling desk! A traditional three drawer desk in a soft French gray painted finish with a creamy off white edge that outlines the finish down to the unique curved feet. Iron handles adds a dark contrast to the light finish. A clear coat is added for a smooth finish. Size: 51" wide across front x 28" deep front to back x 30" high. See our showroom view below! Item C03049 at The Designer Insider shop. BEST SELLER!

Aug 6, 2014

Samuel and Sons Greek Fret Border Trim

A modern space with a classic Greek trim border detail!

Greek Fret Embroidered Border in Teal.
This border trim comes from a Grecian Key Design with a very classic antiquity appearance. This Samuel and Son's trim makes a graphic and bold statement in 12 contemporary colors. Also available in size 2.75" width and also a 5" width (seen here on the ottoman). Colorway shown: Teal. A wool/linen/poly blended embroidered border tape.

Greek Fret Border in Porcelain.
Use a modern tape or braid trim to outline a wall as seen here. Classic and sophisticated!
This is the 2.75" width border in Porcelain.

Colorways available in both sizes: Camel, Dove, Crimson, Tandoori, Lemon, Leaf, Teal, Greige, Slate, Porcelain, Alabaster and Walnut. Sold by Samuel and Sons, to the Trade.

Aug 5, 2014

Bronze Iron Dining Pendant with Linen Shade

Iron and Linen Shaded Large Dining Pendant
This beautiful new dining pendant has an industrial chic design but with a softer side with the addition of the off white linen shade. The iron curved cage is finished in a dark bronze with slight gold brushing for some distressing. Hangs with rods instead of the normal chain. Three lights at 60w maximum each. See our showroom view below! Size: 25" across the round pendant x 16" high up to the first rod. Item C09363 at The Designer Insider shop.

Showroom view of large pendant.

Aug 4, 2014

Modern Striped Ottoman and Upholstery!

How to use a striped fabric on an ottoman!

This is a wonderful example of how to use a stripe fabric on a larger ottoman. The ottoman and fabric are from Kravet and this example is in the Atlanta Kravet showroom. See the details below!

Ottoman: Kravet Holyoke Ottoman - 40" round.
Notice how the stripe is cut for the top and sides!

Fabric: Kravet - Utila Stripe in Black Opal - 32517.11 - This is an upholstery stripe in a rayon/poly blend and is part of the Jonathan Adler collection.

Aug 1, 2014

Lamp of the Week! Turquoise Blue Glass Lamp!

Turquoise Blue Slim Vase Lamp
This is a slimmer vase lamp with a beautiful turquoise blue color. The glass vase sits on a darker brass bottom and then is mounted on a clear lucite acrylic base. The finial repeats the clear acrylic on top of the off white shantung shade. A beautiful blue lamp for smaller tables and hallways due to the medium sized shade. Height: 29" high. Item C06054 at The Designer Insider shop.