Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Available | Adrian Pearsall 2291-C Lounge Chair, Hans Wegner for Andreas Tuck Danish Teak Sewing Table, Mid-Century Modern Drexel Dining Chairs, Friedle Copper Starburst

Well, I am back at it.  Keep posted this week as I will be adding several pieces to  Here are a few of the special and unique mid-century and Danish Modern pieces that just arrived.

Adrian Pearsall Mid-Century Modern 2291-C Lounge Chair
A rare, Adrian Pearsall  2291-C lounge chair.  This is one of the more desirable Pearsall chairs.  I will be taking it in for new webbing, but I am making it available now.

Hans Wegner Andreas Tuck AT-33 Danish Modern Teak Sewing Table

 A Hans Wegner for Andreas Tuck model AT-33 Danish Modern teak sewing table.  A shame that this piece is missing the wicker basket.  This piece will make a great addition as a side table or a sewing station.

Mid-Century Modern Drexel Dowel Slat Back Dining Chairs Profile John Van Koert
A set of 8, Mid-Century Modern dining chairs by Drexel.  I am not too familiar with the Drexel dining set designs.  I know a little about Kipp Stewart.  When I purchased these chairs, I thought they were the Profile line by John Van Koert.  They share the same dowel slat back design, but the similarity ends there.  These chairs have a remarkable, curved, sculptural back rest that set the design apart.    Not that the designer of these chairs really matters, but I am now curious so I can share the design with you.

Friedle Mid Century Modern Brutalist Copper Starburst Wall Art
A monumental, 42" diameter, Friedle copper starburst.  Intricate welds and the copper set this apart from the more common C. Jere starburts out there. 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Changing it up | Chinoiserie, French Provincial, Hollywood Regency - Chinese Chippendale Chairs, Heritage Morganton Club Chairs and more

By decorators' request, I will be offering a wider selection of furniture at One & Home.  Simple. Beautiful. Unique. Architectural. Decor.  I have been asked to source additional industrial furniture, antique advertising, French provincial, Hollywood Regency, Chinoiserie, and much more.   Below is a sample of items that will soon be available at One & Home.

Hollywood Regency-Style Gilt Black Armchairs lacquer ebony
 Pair of ebonized and gilt armchairs with floral upholstery. Available Soon.  SOLD

Chartreuse Heritage Morganton (Drexel) Slipper loung club Chairs
A Pair of 1950s,  chartreuse, Heritage Morganton (Drexel) slipper chairs in their original upholstery featuring refined detail stitching on both cushions and additional detailing on the back of the chair. SOLD

vintage chinese chippendale faux-bamboo black gilt ebonay lacquer armchairs chair
A lovely pair of black and gilded faux-bamboo, Chinese chippendale, armchairs in their original upholstery, with matching pillows. SOLD

Italian Marble Gold Rope Plant Stand
A painted and gilt rope & tassels-motif Italian-stamped white marble plant stand. SOLD

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Design Trends | Interior Designers Requesting Risky, Bold, Authentic AND a mixture of Modern, French, Asian and Industrial Antique Furniture

Risky, Bold, Authentic and all unique design styles of furniture.  These criteria are what my design clients are requesting.  I am receiving more requests for chinoiserie, French, and industrial antiques than I am for Danish Modern or pieces from our American Modern greats.

Rooms that inspire, are warm, and inviting, using a mixture of complimenting design forms and colors is where I see the new design trend moving.  These rooms can easily become visually chaotic without the right placement of the pieces.

Rooms are turning into works of art, with the Interior Designer being the artist. The artists pallet becomes a Knoll Barcelona chair, a Louis XVI French Provincial side table, an English Chesterfield sofa, a chinoiserie dresser chest, a Harry Bertoia dandelion sculpture, a Chinese Chippendale armchair, a rusted industrial advertising cabinet, and so on and so on.  The mixture is limitless. Wow!!  I love it.

Where is Modern?  Well, in today's design trend, there is no longer a need to place styles in a fixed category like "Modern", "French", "country", "traditional", "rustic", or "traditional".  Similar to how the Modern movement uses and exposes various materials, you might say, the celebration of each piece of furniture, as it is, reflected and complimented by other forms or styles of furniture, is Modern.

Found on-line, here are a couple of rooms that support this new design trend. 

Found on-line at an article by Carla Schwartz
This room celebrates natural elements, yet does not have a distinct "style".  If this photo was not available, you might disagree that a Baughman influenced chrome and cowhide bench/coffee table and a black leather English Chesterfield Sofa compliment one another.  In this room, I beg to differ.  Modern, Mid-Century, chinoiserie, English....all lead to visually appealing and comfortable.

Found on-line at May, 9 2014 Favorite Rooms
An Arne Jacobsen Swan chair, a "traditional" white desk, a chrome mirror, all surrounded by contemporary cabinetry make up a corner of this bedroom.  Daring?  I think so, but it works, and works well.
This room speaks for for itself.  Risky, bold, authentic and a complimenting mixture of all forms/styles of furniture.  Pick up and move to my house, please!!