Archive for ‘Trends’

April 21st, 2014

Our Top Picks: Painted Credenzas


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With the design community’s recent obsession with all things mid-century, it’s easy to find yourself drinking a morning coffee in a room completely outfitted in walnut and teak. If you’re looking for a slight departure that won’t drag your living room into the Dark Ages, check out our top painted credenzas that nod to the mid-century aesthetic in the most versatile of palettes.

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1. Mafia Italia Sideboard – Stylepark / 2. Spencer Entertainment Console – Redford House / 3. Dang 2 Door 2 Drawer Console – Blu Dot / 4. Dansk Sideboard – Mezzanine




April 16th, 2014

Our Top Picks: Indigo Wallpaper


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This week we’re not only giving you our top picks, but also letting you in on a little secret. We have a stunning master bedroom in the works featuring a beautiful indigo wallpaper that is sure to stop our clients in their tracks. We took our above room inspiration and decided to pull a few watercolor-esque wallpapers that showcase the various mesmerizing shades of indigo for a dramatic master suite of your own:


Our Top Picks: Indigo Wallpaper - Rethink Design Studio


1. Dynasty Indigo – Eskayel / 2. Tidal Wallpaper – Emma Hayes / 3. Polka Dots in Smoke – Kreme / 4. Stirring Seas – Anthropologie / 5. Bali Stripe – Eskayel





April 10th, 2014

High Point Market Finds: Lighting


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The team travelled to High Point, NC this week to see the latest industry offerings in furnishings, lighting, and decor. While one of the best reasons to go to market is to wine and dine with design representatives from around the globe, we also managed to snap a few photos of products we look forward to use in projects to come.  Today we’re shedding light on our favorite finds at market with the top table lamps, hanging fixtures, and wall sconces:


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Clockwise from top left:

1. Arteriors / 2. Gabby Home / 3. Regina Andrew / 4. Currey and Company / 5. Julia Chichester / 6. Mr. Brown / 7. Ro Shambeaux

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Clockwise from top left:

1. Mr. Brown / 2. Julia Chichester / 3. Dunes and Duchess / 4. Dunes and Duchess / 5. Currey and Company / 6. Arteriors / 7. Julia Chichester


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Clockwise from top left:

1. Barbara Cosgrove / 2. Pacific Coast Lighting / 3. Light and Living / 4. Arteriors / 5. Emporium Home / 6. United Strangers / 7. Arteriors

Please note that most companies featured here are only available to the trade. To inquire about a product you may be interested in, please contact us here.

May 31st, 2013

ICFF 2013: Lighting Recap

It was such a blast to be able to attend the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) this year. Among the endless aisles of furniture, fixtures, and textiles, the team got to encounter the latest and greatest from the design industry with an international perspective. Since lighting is something we tend to stress when designing for our clients, we thought we’d kick off this week’s ICFF update with our favorite pendants, chandeliers, and sconces.


Who can deny the simple, modern lines of this wire frame fixture from Iacoli & McAllister?

We love  how Grain Design “dipped” the porcelain sockets of these string lights into a colored glaze

Long tubular bulbs complete this sleek articulating light from Studio Dunn.

An innovative nod to ombre keeps these Marianne Anderson lights on trend.

We’re long time fans of Pelle and couldn’t be more excited to see her new refined bubble chandeliers.

Roll and Hill uses reflection to create the illusion of more light.

Innovative design studio 100xbtr release these fun pendant lights made of Corian.

One of our favorite booths this year, Apparatus took our breath away with these frosted bubble chandeliers. (Notice the change in finish going half way up the chain).

Patrick Townsend premieres his Superstring Series with a classic yet modern brass table lamp.

Among their collection of live edge tables and casegoods, dbO specializes in ceramic and wood table lamps.

May 24th, 2013

Roaring Revival

With the recent release of this summer’s biggest box office ticket “The Great Gatsby”, there’s no question that the roaring 1920′s have begun to inspire every facet of the creative arts. From feathered fringe to bright metallics, the art deco look is a sophisticated tribute to both past and present, mixing earthy tones with geometric shapes that mirror the growing city skyline. In honor of this growing trend, we’ve put together a few living room essentials that will capture the essence of contemporary art deco design in your home:

Roaring Revival


1. We love the subtle nod to art deco design in this organic Shell wallpaper available in several color ways. This blush tone with earthy accents can easily act as a neutral backdrop to glam decor used throughout the space.

2. Combing french details with a streamlined frame, the Astor sofa from DwellStudio offers versatility for your living room like no other. Available in five different fabrics, we chose a dark finish (Banks – Toffee) to ground the space and create the illusion of a smaller scale.

3. Carry pops of shimmer onto your walls with this set of brass sea urchins. Fresh out of wall space? These little guys work just as well resting on a fireplace mantle or bookshelf.

4. Shed some light on your period tribute with the Slated Accent Lamp. Its gilded iron base draws inspiration from 1920s and 30s architecture without being too literal.

5. The clean silhouette of Crate and Barrel’s Toko Accent Table remind us of the cafe tables in 1920s restaurants and bars. The round top has a small lip allowing it to double as a tray – perfect for parties.

6. It’s often hard to go wrong with graphic patterns from Jonathan Adler, and this geometric Triangle Pillow is no exception. The embroidered shapes add the perfect amount of detail and keep this deco design from going flat.

7. The tone on tone grays of this embroidered Schumacher fabric give this vintage pattern a modern facelift and can be used in both masculine and feminine spaces. We recommend using as floor-to-ceiling drapes or as accent pillows.

8. The Turner Leather Chair offers comfort and durability in one stylish package. Place two of these opposite a large sofa or keep one tucked away in a cozy reading nook. Either way, both you and guests will be inclined to curl up and spend the day absorbing the words of F. Scott Fitzgerald himself.

9. Anchor your living room with the deco yet modern lines of this Black Bridgit Kilim Rug. Need to cover a large space? Don’t be afraid to have two (or more!) of these professionally bound together – the geometric pattern should match up beautifully.

10. Let this golden peacock weigh down your extensive collection of Charleston and Foxtrot dance manuals on the coffee table or bookshelf. The organic lines of this feathered friend lend themselves to an abstract work of art even the most astute aviary connoisseurs will appreciate.

11. Get the large surface area without adding a bulky piece of furniture to your space with the thin lines of this Othello Coffee Table. Its thin brass frame and antique mirror top blends the old word with the new.


Paint color (seen above): Benjamin Moore – Cumulus Cloud 1550




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