April 10th, 2014
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:
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
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
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.
April 1st, 2014
We can’t think of anyone better to showcase for the latest Artist Spotlight than the super talented team behind Sweet & Vicious. Written and styled by Libbie Summers with stunning photography by Chia Chong, Sweet & Vicious is all about whipping up wicked-sweet creations in your kitchen that feature daring culinary combinations to delight your taste buds. The hundreds of recipes, elixirs, and extracts throughout the book aren’t even the best part; just try and keep a straight face as Libbie shares the conception of each and every bite along her journey from fierce foodie to culinary producer.
For our Sweet & Vicious interior, we took inspiration from the bright and poppy photo behind Libbie’s Good and Plenty Cupcakes. The playful contrast between the bubblegum pink icing and daring black and white patterned blouse had us envisioning a young but fierce coming-of-age girl who’s not afraid to style her bedroom with a little punch. Following Libbie’s daring attitude, evident throughout the book (think Habanero Carrot Cake and Meatball Muffins), we curated interior elements that aren’t afraid to express a little personality.
1. Wireframe Coat Rack – Land of Nod / 2. Bone and Wood Inlay Frame – Zinc Home / 3. Cinque Brass Pendant – Iacoli & McAllister / 4. Kiara Rug – Anthropologie / 5. Amour Pillows – Anthropologie / 6. Douglas Bed – Noir / 7. Coconut Chine – Walnut Wallpaper
Grab a copy of Sweet & Vicious here.
March 26th, 2014
When it came time for the Mercers to finish out their home’s full renovation, Caroline knew she wanted a dedicated space for both her and her youngest daughter Louise to spend time together. The last round of design work gave the oldest daughter, Margaret, a hip bedroom of her own with an adjacent playroom for hanging out after school with friends. As round two came to fruition, it was time for the youngest to have a perfect place for crafts, homework, and an after school escape. The mother and daughter team envisioned a feminine, creative space where they could bond over glitter and popcorn, with the one requirement to infuse the color pink. The result is a Lady Library; a girly yet sophisticated study for both work and play.
Apart from a place to lounge and hang, we designed a streamlined desk surface that seamlessly extends from one of the flanking, open etageres. This allows for a craft-worthy table surface with enough room leftover to house a computer and hidden drawers below for when homework time strikes. Opposite, a fully custom cabinetry system with minimal leather pulls to house bulky storage bins along with narrow pull-out drawers; perfect for large sheets of colored paper.
Check out our creative process below as well as the sources you need to get the look:
1. Nailhead Sofa – Bunny Williams / 2. Varese Fabric – Designers Guild / 3. Chenonceau Wallpaper – Schumacher / 4. Harlow Nesting Tables – Madegoods / 5. Fineas Table Lamp – Robert Abbey / 6. Calvin Chair – Arteriors Homes / 7. Jacques Cocktail Table – Jonathan Adler
March 7th, 2014
When it comes to showcasing certain parts of your home, turning to a great wall sconce can both finish out a vignette as well as provide secondary lighting for reading or late night conversation. Whether it’s near an occasional chair or above shelving for downlight, a sconce is able to provide illumination without eating up any floor space – an added bonus for those with children who like to romp and play throughout the house. Here are some of our favorite lights from companies, both large and small, and independent artisans that can go with virtually any interior style:
1. Half Dome Wall Lamp - Allied Maker / 2. Contour Double Sconce – West Elm / 3. Hardwired Swing Arm Lamp – Onefortythree / 4. Isaac Sconce Steel Short Arm – Schoolhouse Electric / 5. Bare Bulb Ring Sconce – Horne / 6. Triad Wall Sconce – Apparatus / 7. Brass Shaded Wall Sconce – Onefortythree
July 26th, 2013
When a New York-native family moved into an 1850s row house right in the heart of historic downtown Savannah, they imagined a space that reflected both the relaxed atmosphere of Southern spaces and the high-style interiors found throughout “the big apple.” The result is a sophisticated, contemporary home that places an emphasis on functionality while pushing the limits of design.
1. A custom brass light fixture sits above the island to center the room and bring a warmer feel to an otherwise utilitarian space.
2. Use every inch of vertical space by placing back-lit storage above existing cabinetry. We recommend using push-touch cabinet fasteners to avoid having to use typical knob hardware for a streamlined facade.
3. Having built-in adjustable shelves at counter height allow for easy access of kitchen items used most often such as spices and coffee. This kitchen features a motorized backsplash that conceals shelf clutter with a push of a button.
4. Gain access to uncharted kitchen territory with the help of a sliding ladder. This custom design allows for the ladder to be removed from the current track and placed elsewhere through the kitchen and dining room as you see fit.
5. A prep sink on an adjacent surface is a great way to free up the space for entertaining. Place items nearby that are also used in cooking prep like cutting boards, knives, and basic ingredients.
Floor: Marble Systems – Skyline Polished Marble (Honed locally and waterjet into a custom herringbone pattern).
Counter: Richlite Paper Surface – Northwest Collection (Chocolate Glacier)
Faucet: Waterstone 3900 Parche Prep Faucet
Spice Jars: IKEA DOPPAR Jar with Lid (Various sizes. Labels were made locally).
Hardware: Lewis Dolin 5″ Bar Series – Oil Rubbed Bronze
Cabinet Veneer: Tree Frog Veneer – Grey Oak Lati Groove.