Last month we dined with my client Lady E in her moody dining room. Now we shall visit a more private space in her newly rejuvenated abode, the BEDROOM. She had a fairly new bedroom suite that she wanted to keep. … Continue reading
Horchow’s new ads for the warmer season are popping up in media depicting what it calls “the new kind of elegance”. I have always held this brand in high regard because it critically chooses only the best and then places it all together in one centralized catalog. If you are not familiar, The Horchow Collection is the oldest luxury catalog around and just for an idea of the level of luxuriousness, it falls under the silken corporate umbrella of Neiman Marcus. Although overall pretty pricey at first glance, it is a great place to get ideas of what is new and haute. The collection is very lux yet still inviting due to the warm, textured fabrics and the mixture of modern lines with traditional details. They even brought mod sexy back with good ole wood paneling. Here are some of my favorites in the new arrivals:
*All photos courtesy of Horchow Collection
Who knew knotty pine was still where its at?
If you have an infatuation with vivid colors, pattern and vivacious fervor of more opulent days gone by, you must be familiar with Miles Redd. He is a Manhattan based designer with uptown stylings but his southern Atlanta-born roots show through his design charm. In the February issue of House Beautiful, Redd’s work on a Brooklyn Townhouse was exhibited in perfect East meets West meets South fashion. The article started with the ideal phrase “no stone unturned and no wall uncovered”… PERFECTION! This narrow abode was adorned in rich grassclothes, intricate Chinese papers and even feathers. The bold color choices, sultry texture stories and the layered artwork trick the mind into not caring about the tightness of the 2-room-per-floor townhouse and instead concentrate more on the individual moments. That is why, for a change, Redd exclaimed the importance of smart room planning and pushing the furniture closer to the walls in small rooms. Not to mention the idea that more furniture in a small space not only adds seating but a bigger feeling. Check it out, it is brilliant.
*All photos provided by House Beautiful