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Whether an item is “dipped” in chocolate, paint or gold – there is just something fabulous about the juxtaposition between finish and materiality. This image, from the late great Domino Magazine, is one of the first times I realized my fascination with the “dipped look”.  The photo features the white/natural Czech side chair looking clean and modern yet warm and reminiscent…GORGEOUS! Here are a few of my favorite dipped looks: 1.  White Dipped Spoons 2.  Superior Servers 3.  3 Chefs Kitchen Utensils 4.  Chocolate Dipped Pear 5.  Dip Dyed Baskets 6.  Dipped Coiled Necklace 7.  Jack Spade Dipped Coal Bag 8.  Miix Spoon Set 9.  Midas Collection

Round Dining Table Search

We fell in love with this table for a client recently…but unfortunately we would have to arrange shipping from England in order to get it.  The very clean and classic design is perfect for the Modern Natural look we are going for but as so often happens in the design world (based on price, lead time, or source) we are forced to look for a plan B. Here are a few other options… • • 1.  Sunfish Table 2.  018 Atlantico Round Table 3.  Prouvé Guéridon Table 4.  Teepee Table 5.  Cherner Round Table

Trend – Round Mirrors

If there is one thing I have a design weakness for it is hardware.  For me it is all in the details!  You’ll see a wide range of hardware especially in things inspired by equestrian and nautical design. There seems to be a current interest in playing up hardware on the mirror.  I’m not complaining…I love it! This is a new product from Restoration Hardware and it is a fairly common form…but they’ve introduced the rope hanger.  The rope lends a somewhat casual air to the design but the large scale (about 3 ft diameter) packs a punch. • • I hope you’ll enjoy these various interpretations as much as I do. 1. Arteriors • 2. Jamie Young • 3. BDDW • 4. BDDW detail   • 5.  Casa Midy • 6. Conde House ←I dont know if this is the original inspiration for all of these mirrors but it must at least be…