Oct 27, 2016

Simple Silver Iron Room Chandelier

Silver Iron Room Size Chandelier

Our best selling black chandelier C09267 now comes in SILVER, item C09000-0055!

The appeal in this chandelier can be found in its spare beauty. The slender slightly curved arms sprawl across this six candle light fixture with a new distressed silver finish. All wrought iron with 6 lights at 60w each for plenty of light. Size: 63" wide across x 29" high, comes with a 6 foot matching chain. Perfect chandelier for the center of your great room! Click this link to see this chandelier at The Designer Insider.

Oct 21, 2016


Gold Iron Custom Bench

This best selling bench is all iron with a distressed aged gold and a COM muslin cushioned top. It features a Greek key design under the cushion and X designed legs with a stretcher bar. You can easily cover this bench with your own fabric or we will cover it for you. Use this bench in pairs or as a single design element. Overall size: 23" wide x 23" deep x 21" high. Modern or traditional! Contact us about using your COM fabric or order with a choice of available fabrics. Also comes with upholstered off white muslin fabric. Approx. 6 to 8 weeks delivery. You will find it here, at The Designer Insider!

Sep 9, 2016

New Fabric Color for Fall! MOSS!

Pattern: Olive Branch in Moss
Also comes in Twilight, Blush and Blue Pine.

A modern new green for the upcoming season! We call it MOSS! A richer complex green that has a classic appeal. Many fabrics in this collection are mixed with cocoa brown and slate gray for a moody tonal vibe. Fabrics by Robert Allen.

Pattern: Everton Row in Moss
Also comes in Twilight, Blush and Blue Pine.

Sep 1, 2016

Design 101: Adding a Feature Wall!

Wallpaper Only One Wall!

How do you make a room unique? ADD A PATTERNED WALL!
Farrow and Ball has introduced more new patterns to their wallpaper line and here is one of our new favorites! The scallop design dances across the length of the paper for a sophisticated feel on the classic curved motif. This pattern, Arcade, can be traditional or modern depending on the room. NEW from Farrow and Ball!

Pattern: Arcade
Colorways: Seven in all. Shown is paper and colorway BP 5307.

Aug 29, 2016



Architectural and polished, this adjustable floor lamp is so appealing it is just as brilliant in an office as a living room. An antique brass finish and a beige shantung shade complements each other and the delicate framework of this piece. Move the arm of the lamp up and down to get the amount of light you need. One bulb behind the shade at 100w maximum. Size: 66" high. See it at The Designer Insider!

Aug 25, 2016

Antiqued Mirrored Bar Cart

Mirrored Bar Cart

This sleek bar cart is modern with a traditional covering of antiqued mirrors. The wood framed cart has been covered from top to bottom with antiqued mirrors including the sides, top and legs. The mirrors are bordered with trim that has been painted an antiqued silver to blend in with the cart. The top and bottom shelf sits below the side rails for ease in serving with the addition of heavy casters with a brake. Use this cart in any dining situation as it will be the talk of the town. Size: 30" long x 17.5" wide x 31" high. See more mirrored items at The Designer Insider!

Jul 15, 2016



 Trends come and go but this classic motif has staying power. Here are a few fun facts:

1- Ikat patterns have been around for approximately 1100 years!

2- In the 19th century, these exotic textiles spread to the West via the Silk Road.

3- Blue Ikat fabrics are the top sellers.

4- If none of these patterns work for you, Schumacher has 110 more!


Half pillow on right side: Kashgar Ikat in Indigo/Slate. Also comes in Carbon/Teak and Ruby/Plum.

Top pillow right side: Bukhara Ikat in Indigo. Also comes in Linen, Citrine/Smoke, Emerald/Peacock and Fuchsia.

Top pillow left side: Samarkand Ikat II in Porcelain. Also comes in Ruby, Watermelon and Charcoal.

Middle pillow: Asaka Ikat in Indigo. Also comes in Red, Violet, Espresso, Charcoal and Raisin.

Left of middle pillow: Kiva Embroidered Ikat in Lapis. Also comes in Sky, Raven and Grass.

Right bottom roll pillow: Asaka Ikat in Indigo. Also comes in Red, Violet, Espresso, Charcoal and Raisin.

Three pillows shown along edges: Izmir Stripe in Indigo. No other colors.

All information and photo courtesy of F Schumacher!

Jul 8, 2016

Lattice Inspired Embroidered Fabrics

This summer, lattice-inspired designs are showing up everywhere. Highlighted below are great patterns from Robert Allen Designs. All of these modern patterns are embroidered for an extra punch on these fabrics. Great for drapes, pillows and bedding.

Embroidered Fabrics by Robert Allen

Lyford - A viscose and linen blend embroidery that has a traditional criss-cross motif. Comes in Navy or Hyacinth.

Big Stream - A breezy linen and cotton textile with embroidery in a curvy riff on a classic pattern. Comes in Fountain or Zinc.

Trellis Twist - A beautiful intertwined design on a cotton ground. Comes in Ink, Dandelion, Midnight or Peacock.

Anasco - A cotton poly blend embroidered pattern with a softer curvy design. Comes in Sandstone, Sterling or Glacier.

Vangali - A modern unique design with petite embroidered squares that makes up the pattern. Comes in Calypso Blue or Driftwood.

Corbuckle - A simple criss-cross design that is made of petite embroidered circles for the lines. Comes in Sterling, Smoke, Pale Cream, Zinc or Chambray.

Jun 20, 2016

Animal Motif Modern Fabric

Animal Motif - "High Run"

This statement making pattern is timeless and versatile. You can layer this woven fabric with other modern or traditional styles. Use it as a frisky accent for throw pillows or cushions. From Robert Allen Design.

Pattern: High Run - Shown above in Water
Contents: Rayon/Polyester Blend
Repeat: H 6.75" x V 10"
Comes in 10 luscious colors: Lacquer Red; Billiard Green; Classic Crimson; Calypso Blue; Sunray; Batik Blue; Water; Beet; Henna; Mussel Shell

May 11, 2016

A Modern Animal Print!

Beacon Hill Equus Fabric
This is an updated animal print from Beacon Hill! The fabric features a pattern in silver/gold on a neutral ground. The mix of silk and linen gives this beautiful new fabric a gorgeous patina with a larger repeat print. Perfect pattern for upholstery or drapes.

Beacon Hill
Pattern: Equus
Colorway: Silver Gold
Repeat: 28" h x 29" v
Performance: 9,000 double rubs

Apr 14, 2016

Brass Convex Mirror! Bestseller!

Slim Brass Convex Mirror
This beautiful mirror is already a bestseller! The double convex design is a return to nostalgia with the use of vintage materials and imagery. The frame of the double mirrors is all a softer antique brass including the ball detail on top. The inner trim is black for a beautiful contrast with the brass. The two mirrors are convex glass which means they protrude outward. Size: 42" high x 18" wide x 4.5" deep from wall. Item C01104 at The Designer Insider.

Side view of convex brass mirror

Apr 12, 2016

New Yellow Fabrics for Spring!

Fabrics: Sofa in Northview; Wall in Greek Stripe; Drapes in Tiny Trinket.

The "new" yellow for Spring is Sunray! Mix white and this newest yellow collection for a sunny and modern room! See the eight newest patterns below all from Robert Allen Design. To the trade.

Top left: Northview in Sunray.
Top right: Greek Stripe in Sunray.
Lower left: High Run in Sunray.
Lower right: Belle Bloom in Sunray.

Top left: Nesting Zigzag in Sunray.
Top right: Happy Beauty in Sunray.
Lower left: Endless Paths in Sunray.
Lower right: Tiny Trinket in Lemon.

Apr 11, 2016

Seashell Pendant Lighting

Shell Ceramic Pendant Light

This unique pendant features a shell like motif for the shade all in ceramic. The shell pieces are made of terracotta and attached together to form a floral like designed shade. It is fired and finished in a rustic white with rust distressing for an aged feel and design. The rust finish is continued on the chain and canopy to complete the look. This pendant has one light and uses a regular sized bulb at 60w maximum. Use this light in multiples in a kitchen or down a hallway. Size: 10" wide across the round shade x 16" high up to where the chain meets.  Beautiful!