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Updated: 2018-03-06T13:17:53.679-05:00


Modern Bathroom Basics



Add a modern flair to any bathroom with Laufen’s collection of complete bathroom solutions. A Swiss company that has been manufacturing ceramic products for more than a century, Laufen can provide the products you need to complete your modern bathroom, whether you prefer smooth, rounded forms or more angular designs.


Laufen introduces the Tuna washbasin from the ILBAGNOALESSI Collection. Inspired by the graceful curves of its namesake, the Tuna washbasin is an imaginative and timeless piece that holds just the right touch of femininity and eccentricity. This washbasin is available with or without a tap hole, allowing the faucet to be positioned on the adjacent wall.


The Countertop Tam Tam is so named be cause of its resemblanceto the drum. Cast in one single piece, it features a vast and remarkably smooth surface and a warm grey finish.


Laufen’s newly redesigned Lb3 vanity provides functionality to the designer washbasins within the Lb3 Collection. New pullout drawers add functionality and space-saving design in color choices that include white, wenge and oak.

Baroque Brilliance


Farrow & Ball's latest collection of traditional wallpapers proves that traditional can be colorful and exciting. The Baroque Papers is comprised of three designs, each in 21 colorways from the Farrow & Ball palette. The collection embodies the large-scale, dramatic designs reminiscent of the Baroque period. Available this September, The Baroque Papers are made using Farrow & Ball zero VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints.

Ora(image) ngerie, "bursting with extravagant detail," according to Farrow & Ball, is an exotic leaf pattern interspersed with floral motifs.

(image) Versailles is a grand damask style pattern featuring floral vines that sweep the design in elegant waves.

Acanthus featur(image) es a softly curved fluid stripe along the length of the wallpaper.

I Want Candy!



Brentano celebrates 20 years of color and innovation with its Platinum Collection. Hard Candy, part of the Platinum Collection, is an innovative new textiles that combines linen and polyurethane to create the first first upholstery and wall covering fabric of its kind. Created by coating a linen and rayon ground with a thin layer of vibrant polyurethane, Hard Candy is available in 12 vibrant colors with whimsical names, including Cream Soda, Root Beer and Bubblegum, that will surely sweeten up any room.

Christopher Guy


Highly styled, beautifully executed, lushly designed! Having designed for some of the finest hotels, cruise ships, and luxury retailers in the world, as well as movie sets, Christopher Guy Harrison embodies refinement and sophistication, fusing classicism with modernism.

(image) The signature end table; the lyrical ampersand form connects the legs with a seamless flourish.

(image) Art Deco inspired, the figure-of-eight dining chair.

Quite the tete-a-tete, with signature Chris-x legs and rattan detailing.

(image) The double door cabinet with mirrored frontage.

(image) Hand-carved mahogany in ribbon form frames the tufted headboard.

(image) Micro-bevelled mirror panes are surrounded by a gilded edge.

"The finest and most enduring designs tend to be simple in their execution." ~ Christopher Guy

Let there be light


Lampshades have the practical purpose of muting the direct glare of a bulb, a seemingly simple task, but one that can be accomplished with great style. Lampshades can be custom fabricated or ready-made, fabric, paper or mica. The style of a lamp can be changed from traditional to contemporary by changing to a different shade style. And finally, scaling the shade to the base is extremely important, and some general rules apply. On a standing or floor lamp, a slightly bigger shade is appropriate, one that just covers the very top of the lamp base. When choosing a shade for a table lamp, the shade should stop an inch or less above the body, so that the neck of the lamp is just visible. Lampshades have three measurements - the diameter of the top opening, the length of the slanted side between the top and bottom, and the diameter of the bottom. The measurements are usually given in that order, for example, a 9" x 12" x 17" lampshade is a fairly standard size. Shades styles are limited by imagination, but there are several styles that are generally familiar to most. Empire - A round shade with a straight sloped side, the most popular shade style. Bell - A distinctive flared shape, like a bell, narrower at the top than at the bottom, a very traditional choice. Drum - A round or oval shape with straight sides, the top and bottom diameter are generally the same, or very close in size. A classic shape, can be used in a traditional or contemporary setting. Coolie - A round shade, much like the Empire, but with an exaggerated pitch to the sloped side. The Shade Shop* specializes in custom crafted shades with an extraordinary selection of styles, sizes and fabrics. Also offering a vast array of chandeliers, table lamps and floor lamps, as well.Alluminare lets you custom design a fabric - motif, scale, colors - and then applies your creation to a pendant or lamp shade form.Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware carry a large assortment of fabric and mica shades for the retail market. A beautiful lamp shade can set the style of a room, and truly make a lamp shine brightly! *The Shade Shop is a Social Media client of Gibson Design Management.[...]

Dressing up


The perfect spot for prepping and primping for your day - be it in front of cameras, behind a desk, or wrangling children. The dressing or vanity table - also known as a poudreuse, from the French word for powder - became popular in the late 1600's during the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King. And with style choices ranging from traditional curves and cabrioles to clean-lined contemporary, your close-up is at hand.Christopher Guy's stunning vanity table with gilded decorative screen and pull-out fabric lined drawer.The Vinstra by IKEA - small scale, small price tag!In a rainbow of colors or wood stains, Grange's Louis-Philipe Dressing Table with Swivel Mirror.1930's French Art Deco walnut and black lacquer dressing table with original nickel plated hardware from Antiquities through 1st dibs.Southwood Furniture offers a dressing table with hand-painting on maple for all of your lotions and potions.Smooth styling from West Elm in a choice of 3 finishes.The Directoire Mirrored Vanity from Julia Gray with antiqued mirror and gold leaf detail.[...]

Rose Cumming Wallcoverings


Rose Cumming defined glamour in the Golden Age with a passion for bold colors and striking designs. Operating out of her famous New York shop, which she ran for 45 years, she was one of the founders of today's interior design industry. The Dessin Fournir Companies have reintroduced Cumming's original designs, as well as creating new woven textiles, printed fabrics and wallpapers in the spirit of the originals, building on the flair and élan for which Rose Cumming was known.

Dessin Fournir recently added all of the wallcoverings to their website, a literal feast for the eyes!
(image) Zebrine in 5 colorways.

(image) Josephine in 5 colorways.

(image) Nairobi in 3 colorways.

(image) Gothenburg in 7 colorways.

(image) Galaxie in 4 colorways.

Sweet tweets


The friendly little bird "tweeting" from a branch is a familiar site, but it bursts into song from these beautiful perches.Dwell Studio has captured branches, birds and flowers in the simple Chinoiserie Duvet.Sweetly delicate, the Birdwatcher's Dessert Plates from Anthropologie.Printed in Italy, Cavallini's Birds is ephemera at its finest. Available through Kate's Paperie.John Derian has captured the Bluebird in a 13" x 18" Oval Decoupage Platter.Hand embroidered in satin stitch to resemble paint strokes, Pottery Barn's Bird & Nest Pillow Covers.A chirpy addition to any table, the Cloisonne Bird Napkin Ring by Dransfield & Ross.A garden delight from Stray Dog Designs, the Bird Stool/Accent Table, shown in Vienna Green, and available in 14 additional low-VOC colors.[...]

......the light fantastic!


The primary function of providing illumination has been elevated to an art form and pure fantasy with these extraordinary and delightful creations.Archeo Venice Design has captured the ethereal beauty of Mariano Fortuny's original works in art glass. Stunning as shown in Neutral, also available in Amber, Aqua, Green, Ruby and Salmon.The Cascade Luminaire Grand is available in custom sizes by Boyd Lighting - Kentfield Collection. Imagine a 10' long cascade over a staircase!Created in 1956 by Tony Duquette for the opening gala of his Robertson Blvd. studios, the Splashing Water Chandelier, in the form of a fountain with drops suspended in mid-air, has been lovingly recreated by Remains Lighting. Shown in Ecru/Tea, and also available in his signature color combinations of Teal/Coral and Forest Green/Red.Harco Loor Design twists lighting into the magical Diamond Flower Double/Red.A gift from the sea - Ironies serves up the shell-encrusted, 12-Light Pallas Chandelier.The Abalone Chandelier was originally unveiled as part of Duquette's one-man exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The original hangs in his own home, Dawnridge. The circa 1952 chandelier has been reproduced in exacting detail by Baker Furniture.[...]

Triple threat


"Three-legged" and immediately recognizable, the tripod comes in a variety of forms - camera stands, easels, stools, tables - but none more varied than when inspiring lighting.Grand in scale and size, the Royal Marine Tripod Floor Lamp from Restoration Hardware, shown in brown with antique brass hardware. Also available in black with polished aluminum hardware.With an old-world, European aesthetic, the Middleton designed by Michael Amato through Urban Electric Company.Porta Romana tops the sinuous Twig Floor Lamp with a sensuous silk shade.The brilliant Alison Berger Glassworks' Surveyor's Floor Lamp for Holly Hunt.In bronze, polished nickel, or hand-rubbed antique brass, Circa Lighting's Pimlico Tripod Boom Arm Pharmacy Floor Lamp.A capiz shell drum shade and antique gold base are a perfect marriage in the Serena Floor Lamp by Oly Studio.An iconic shape for an iconic era, this all original floor lamp with brass legs, solid walnut detailing and original linen shade. Designed in 1950 by Gerald Thurston for Lightolier. Offered by Modern Living Supplies through 1st dibs.[...]

Painterly pieces


From the dreamy to the quirky to the sophisticated, painted furniture adds just the right stroke to a room.With as much charm as a treasured family heirloom, a scene of colonial life in America, from Hamptons Antique Galleries through 1stdibs.The surprise of brilliant blue makes the Armoire from David Michael Furniture striking indeed.Imagine a pair of Patina's Loire Tables as nightstands; simply sweet.The Harlequin Hall Cabinet from Grange, also available in pink and black!Beautiful posies ring the Floral Mirror from Julia Gray, Ltd.Witty to a fault and extraordinarily detailed, the Piccadilly Table by MacKenzie-Childs.No sunnier way to start the day than breakfast at this happy Pedestal Table by Brighton Pavilion/Jane Keltner Collection.[...]

Meandering through time


The Greek Key was the most important motif of ancient Greece, and the most common decorative element in Greek and Roman art. It is common in present day architecture as a neoclassical element. It symbolizes infinity and unity, and provides the geometric basis for fretwork. Rather suprisingly, it is also known as the Meander, recalling the twisting and turning path of the Maeander River of southwestern Turkey. The path leads us to these striking accents ~Hand painted floral details, three drawers and intricate fretwork make for the perfect Mirrored Desk, through Pieces, Inc.Michael Berman's Midtown Lounge Chair is looking decidedly uptown!With the classicism and formality that typifies Wedgewood, the gold-rimmed Dynasty.Inlaid mother of pearl and silver leaf accent the Cicero Occasional Table from Belle Meade Signature.Exclusive for Kravet Couture, Grand Key/Taupe #9307.16, is 118" wide, made from CS Trevira.The Galon Athenee Tape (1-1/2" and 3" widths, 25 colors) from Clarence House and the Aristotle Greek Key Border (5/8", 1-3/8", 2-3/4" widths, 17 colors) from Samuel & Sons Passementerie provide the perfect finishing touch.Leontine Linens contrasts terra-cotta linen with tan poplin trim in their Pamela bedding.Borrowing from the past for a fresh look for today.[...]

All is Merry and Bright


The season of light, shining hopefully at the end of a long year, cutting through the darkness with a brilliant shine. A time to gather with family and friends, reflecting on the past, and looking forward to a brighter tomorrow.Let it snow with the Aspen Mirror from Bungalow 5.The stunning Grand Tour Mirrored Bed by Century Furniture. Silver leaf and inlaid antique mirror.Mercury Glass Vases from Pottery Barn. Recreating a process from the 19th c., with silver sealed between double layers of glass.The sweetest of vintage ornaments, circa 1900-1960. At Flessas Design, available through 1stdibs.The Emerson 8-Leg Console Table with antique mirror, double-bead stretcher, by Belle Meade Signature.The Cloisonne Christmas Tree Topiary Napkin Holder from Dransfield & Ross.Hitting a mid-mod homerun, the Orbit Wreath, created using retro-look ornaments from CB2.May the glow of this holiday season surround you, and those who are dear to you, with great joy, abundance, peace and prosperity.[...]

Hip + Elegant = Michael Berman


The cool, classic stylings of Michael Berman are evident in everything he touches; from his textile and rug collection designed for Kravet, tiles for Walker Zanger, luxurious bath fixtures for Rohl, his "Trans-Modern" furniture line, to the interiors he designs for a world-class clientele. His unique blend of style, glamour and livability never fails to intrigue, and captures the imagination, recalling decades past, while still firmly ensconced in a modern lifestyle.Delineate/Malt in a cotton and viscose blend for Kravet. Also available in 2 other colorways.Walker Zanger puts it all together with the Studio Moderne collection. Shown: Marquis Octagon/Rectangle in Mica Gloss and Plaza Deco in Calacata/Grey.The Elgin Bed available in a host of finishes.Instantly recognizable - the Tangier Hassock, 3 versions. Available COM or COL.Mid-century sleekness re-imagined and wood-wrapped, the London Sofa, 1-Arm. Also available in 2-Arm version.Reflective luxury, the Dresden Mirror. Perfect for that spot above a console.The Mason 3-Light Pendant in a dark oil-rubbed bronze finish on chiseled metal.Beautify your home with the help of Michael Berman.[...]

Dakota Jackson's Maverick


Maybe it's the writer in me or maybe it's just Dakota Jackson's incomparable design sense, but the draw to the sleek and stunning Maverick Writing Table (shown above) is unmistakable. Measuring 90"w x 40"d x 30"h, the gorgeous desk is comprised of walnut and English sycamore veneers, flawless leather and polished stainless steel truss work. Designed with the corporate executive in mind, this desk provides a stamp of luxury in any office setting.
For those who need a little more room for storage, there is also a Maverick CEO Desk (shown above). With dimensions equivalent to those of the writing table, this desk also contains six drawers with stainless steel pedestal legs and accents.

fluid from Sustainable Solutions International


Comprised of eight bathroom collections and two stainless steel kitchen sink collections, fluid provides the discerning consumer with an attractive and environmentally responsible option for the bathroom. All of the collections featured below are equipped with a flow-regulated aerator to dispense water at 1.5 gallons-per-minute, a rate which has garnered these products a WaterSense certification.
(image) The Sublime Collection (above) is a study in form and functionality. The faucet is designed in the shape of a semi-arc rainbow, with a high pointing spout and smooth curves. The gently curved spout makes it a perfect feature for vessel sinks of different heights and shapes, as well as architectural basins. This is the thinking mans faucet.

(image) The Penguin Collection (above) is described by the manufacturer as a "clean, contemporary line of bathroom fixtures, which feature a true fusiform shape and take their design cues directly from nature. The design features a single lever faucet with a streamlined silhouette, upright form and horizontal spout." The Penguin is yet another example of how SSI has rethought and retooled the basic principals of the common bathroom appliance.

(image) The Emperor faucet line (above) takes its cue from the art and designs of the ancient Qin Dynasty. The modern faucet features nods to traditional Asian design, and provides consumers with am agile and attractive option. The facuet was awarded the CIDF Gold Award and the iF Product Design Award for its excellence. The faucet is described by the manufacture as possessing "formal and austere lines that recall the tenants of Asian style and grace."

Al Fresco Décor from Chella Textiles


(image) As winter sweeps across the country, many are clamoring for ways to bring the more pleasant outdoor elements back. Chella Textiles is encouraging everyone – regardless of geography – to embrace a warmer climate with textiles that embody the spirit of a warm summer day. Chella's solution-dyed acrylic fabrics, sheers and trimmings for upholstery and drapery are perfect for creating a warm and inviting environment. The chairs shown above are featured in Chella's Topographie, available in Sandstone (shown), Sand Dune, Carnelian, Desert Sage and Ink. The throw pillows feature Palazzio Stripe, available in Winter Wheat (shown), Holly Berry, Bullion, Sunrise, White Sage, Chapparal, Sand Dune, Mulberry and Plum.

(image) The chair cushion above feature Chella's Click Track, available in Kiwi (shown), Sandstone, Winter Wheat, Garibaldi, Rose Quartz, Lichen, Papaia, Persimmon, Passione, Ash Bark, Mulberry and Plum.

The seat cushion above features Classic Epingle, available in Moss (shown), Alabaster, Raffia, Sage, Coco and Smoke. The orange throw pillow features Montecatini and is available in 22 colors including Persimmon (shown). The green throw pillow features Meander, available in Moss (shown), Alabaster, Raffia, Sage and Coco.

Turquoise shines!


In celebration of Pantone announcing that Turquoise is the Color of the Year for 2010, maybe it can come out to play a bit with some of the wonderfully fresh pieces from Shine by SHO!Marbella Buffet, lacquer with resin details, other lacquer colors available.Lola Sofa, also available in other fabrics, leathers and COM.Sofia Stool, available in a multitude of other finishes.Boro Print Pillows. Photographic linen with teal velvet backs and turquoise beaded trim.Butterfly I, Archival Ink on Paper, limited edition of 125.Catalonia Small ChandelierCary Buffet, lacquer with resin details, other lacquer colors available.[...]

New Fabrics from Lisa Miller for Cloth


Cloth introduces a unique collection of whimsical linen prints perfect for childrens' rooms and available as indoor or outdoor fabrics. Michal Silver, director of Cloth, flew in from London to introduce the new fabrics at the Thomas Lavin showroom, creating a buzz for designers and showroom personnel alike. The fabrics were designed exclusively for Cloth by famed textile wizard Lisa Miller, currently head of her own design firm and known for being a strong creative force in the industry.

(image) The collection will begin with three of Miller's creations: Constellation, Quadrant and Pods (shown here from top t0 bottom). All of the designs are meticulously hand-drawn and feature the one-of-a-kind quality treasured by textile enthusiasts. The designs are single-color motifs with a strong graphic quality and are available in linen, silk or an outdoor fabric. "Compared to other Cloth designs, Miller’s motifs are small and with a distinctive repeat," says Cloth designer Christopher Farr. “Lisa's strengths as a designer come from a subtle and deep absorption in the primal graphic expression found in the unspoilt native cultures of the world, combined with an experiential knowledge of fashion and contemporary art.”


Crewel intentions


Thought to be a technique that is at least a thousand years old, there is no end to the use of crewel in today's interiors. It can be used for bedding, upholstery and drapery, with traditional florals reigning, the contemporary and the whimsical are evident as well. Crewel is wool embroidery, generally on linen or cotton ground, and as it is a natural product, one will occasionally find bits of grass, seed pods or sticks in the textile, a stamp of authenticity, if you will. The sounds of the jungle pulse within Jembala (Small Scale)/Original from Clarence House, also available in the larger scale version. The flowing floral and vibrant color contrasts of Rosehill Crewel in Crimson by Lee Jofa. Old World Weavers tips the colorings a bit for Lalita in Antique. Pacche/01 - Solid crewel is a patchwork of beauty by S. Harris. Robert Allen brings it up to speed with their Unity Rings in Confetti. A scenic wonder by Lee Jofa, Summerhouse Crewel in Meadow. Donghia’s Seedpod in Marigold, another solid crewel, but with a mod vibe. Ahhhh, the changing of the seasons, what a perfect time to cozy up to crewel. [...]

Small Designs Make Huge Impact


It's no surprise that the mimo collection was awarded the Red Dot 2009 award. This innovative new bathroom collection from Laufen, the Swiss company known for incomparable bathroom designs since 1892, offers modestly sized bathroom fixtures in eco-friendly designs.The collection of sinks, toilets, vanities and bathtubs are available in pink, white and black with various color combinations as well as the exclusive mimo circular pattern. The collection is ideal for small spaces with the bathtub measuring a mere 4.5'l x 2.5'w x 2'd. While the designs may be small, the brilliant color combinations, curved silhouettes and bold designs combine to create a huge impact in any bathroom space.Pink mimo suite.Washbasin with concealed overflow.Double basin vanity unit.Vanity and tall cabinet.Vanity unit.Vanity drawer detail.Mirror with shelf.[...]

Serving up Thanksgiving


Bone china, pottery, stoneware, porcelain - traditional, modern, antique. Beautiful, themed tableware abounds for the holiday season, most particularly for Christmas, but the softness of the autumnal harvest palette beckons from the Thanksgiving table.Mottahedeh's Sacred Bird & Butterfly, the original Chinese export sets the dining room of the famed Nathaniel Russel House in Charleston.Audun Ferme by Villeroy & Boch, is a vintage inspired, modern toile taken from their original design of 200 years ago.The earthenware Pumpkin Platter by Crate & Barrel.A little kitsch and lovely colors in the Turkey Serving Platter and matching Salad Plates from Pottery Barn.Dating back to 1828, the harvest and the hunt feature prominently in Spode's classic Woodland pattern.Classic Italian elegance, the botanical Affresco by Vietri.Wishing everyone a very happy and bountiful Thanksgiving.[...]

Mod, vintage, retro


Words of the moment to describe fabrics and wallcoverings with a decidedly mid-century vibe. With pops of color and space-age cool, your pad can be uber-hip and shagadelic, baby!Amy Lau's delicious new collection for S. Harris. Shown: Waterblocks in Aqua and Supergrafil in EarthworkNobody does vintage papers like Bradbury & Bradbury, and their Atomic Collection is no exception. Shown: Atomic Doodle in Pink and GeeGee in SageThe Modern British Collection by England's St. Jude and available through Lucy Rose Design. Shown: Dandelion in Sage/Yellow and Treehouse in Grey/GreyAlso from across the pond, the UK's Clarke & Clarke offers vibrant collections. Shown: Into the Groove[...]

The Latest from Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman


With his latest introductions for Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman (EF+LM), Vice President of Design Skip Rumley has proven once again his innate ability to combine luxury and comfort with a superior design aesthetic. In addition to the uniqueness in the designs, it is also interesting to note that these pieces were named after people that have been working for EF+LM for a long time. Rumley is committed to creating pieces that are about the people that work for the company. So, ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the folks at EF+LM... well sort of :)Jarrett SofaWilson SetteeKenny Cocktail OttomanJoseph Cocktail OttomanAtkins SofaFlynn SofaDeron Sofa[...]

Manutti Manhattan Lounger from Walters Wicker


Walters Wicker already has a substantial share of the outdoor furniture market, but they have added another weapon to their arsenal by becoming the exclusive United States distributor of Manutti, a Belgian company known for an elegant line of indoor/outdoor furniture inspired by contemporary architecture. The Manhattan Lounger shown above is a prime example of the fluid lines and graceful presence of Manutti products. The frame is powder-coated aluminum, covered with a high quality woven synthetic thermoplastic fiber and is completely toxin-free and recyclable. It is available in five colors: Tropical Desert, Tropical Forest, Tropical White, Tropical Brown and Tropical Black. The lounger is perfect for any setting needing a touch of refinement and potent style. To get more information on Manutti availability, please contact Walters Wicker at