Category: Home Furnishings

It's Shark Week and Shagreen is IN!
Home Furnishings, Trade Shows and Trends | August 8, 2013
It’s Shark Week and Shagreen is IN!

This week is Discovery Channel’s much anticipated SHARK WEEK, and to commemorate the occasion, I am bringing you SHAGREEN, shark and stingray leather, which has a rough and granular texture.  As reported in my recent recap of High Point Market, shagreen has been trending in the home furnishings market and judging by what I have been seeing, it has yet to…

Home Furnishings | July 26, 2013
Current Color: Bright and Saturated Cobalt, Orange, and Yellow

About a year and a half before each season, the trend forecasters come out with their color predictions so that those in the fashion and home industries can get a jump on their lines.  Cobalt, orange, and yellow were a few of the colors that were predicted to be a color trend  this season, and judging by what I recently…

Home Furnishings | July 25, 2013
Trend Alert! Woven Chairs Inspired by Hans Wegner

Hans Wegner (1914-2007) was a Danish furniture designer whose style is often described as “Organic Functionality” – a modernist approach with emphasis on functionality.  Along with Finn Juhl, Arne Jacobsen, among others, Wegner was considered a master of 20th century Danish Modernism.  During his prolific career, he designed over 200 chairs and even had Danish King Frederick IX wait two…

Behind the Scenes at Natural Curiosities, a Los Angeles Art House
Home Furnishings | July 8, 2013
Behind the Scenes at Natural Curiosities, a Los Angeles Art House

Today I’m taking you behind the scenes at Natural Curiosities, a Los Angeles art house bustling with energy and creativity, located in the colorful and culturally rich area of Echo Park, just northwest of Downtown LA.  The building, which was originally built as a bowling alley, has also housed various Los Angeles area artists and musicians.  Remnants of the building’s…

Home Furnishings, Trade Shows and Trends | June 13, 2013
Bone Inlay – Now and Then

On my recent trip to High Point for Spring Market, I noticed that bone inlay was present in many showrooms, but none as prominently as in the Bernhardt Interiors showroom.  Bone inlay was interpreted in a variety of ways and fit into every setting from Moroccan inspired to Parisian city chic. Bernhardt has taken the centuries old technique of inlay,…

My 10 Fabulous Finds from ICFF-International Contemporary Furniture Fair, NY
Home Furnishings, New Products, Trade Shows and Trends | May 31, 2013
My 10 Fabulous Finds from ICFF-International Contemporary Furniture Fair, NY

I was planning on making today’s post on Kips Bay, but as I was going over my pictures, I kept on coming back to ICFF (the International Contemporary Furniture Fair) and I couldn’t stop thinking about all the wonderful things I came across in my short time there.  I wish I could have stayed in New York longer and attended…

Home Furnishings | May 17, 2013
Chinois on Main

Crisp black and white is a big trend, but as you may know, I never follow the rules and like to mix things up – create some controversy, if you will.  So add in a little bit of ruby red for some accent, throw in some brass to glam it up a little, (because y’all know by now that brass…

My Top 10 Chair Picks from High Point Market
Home Furnishings | May 2, 2013
My Top 10 Chair Picks from High Point Market

TOP 10 CHAIR PICKS I always love a chair that makes a statement. There were so many chairs to be seen at High Point, but just a few that stood out in my mind as exceptional. Given where I grew up, I have always been a fan of classic and timeless – with a little twist of course, but with…

Zebra and Shagreen - Not your average animal skins, but hotter than ever at High Point Market
Home Furnishings, Trade Shows and Trends | April 30, 2013
Zebra and Shagreen – Not your average animal skins, but hotter than ever at High Point Market

Zebra and Shagreen were seen all throughout market.  If the actual hide/skin wasn’t used, it was printed, embossed, manipulated so that it looked like the real thing.  Forget about leopard or cheetah skins – zebra and shagreen were the two skins that dominated the market! ZEBRA Scalamandré’s return of the iconic zebra print and wallpaper in addition to their recent…

Key Shapes Trending at High Point, April 2013: Quatrefoil and Honeycombs/Hexagons
Home Furnishings, Trade Shows and Trends | April 29, 2013
Key Shapes Trending at High Point, April 2013: Quatrefoil and Honeycombs/Hexagons

Quatrefoil and Honeycomb – The Key Shapes Seen at High Point Spring 2013 There were a lot of shapes to see at High Point this market, but there were two definite standouts – quatrefoil and honeycomb. While both quatrefoil  was seen in both traditional and contemporary showrooms,  honeycomb was seen predominantly in more contemporary lines.  Both quatrefoil and honeycomb were…

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