Monthly Archives: July 2014

Dining Tables

These great dining tables range from casual to gorgeous!  Choosing a dining table for your dining room can set the tone for your entire design.  Begin with an elegant aesthetic, a classic shape, or an artistic statement and watch as your room takes shape.

Round Tables

 Round tables are ideal for a flowing conversation.  The Saarinen Round Dining Table created by Eero Saarinen for Knoll is a classic essential.  In fact, it doesn’t get more iconic than this table!  Saarinen’s design goal was to create a sleek table without the tangle of table legs; goal accomplished, Eero.

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The iconic Saarinen Round Dining Table

Take classic design to next-level functionality with this lazy Susan design from Baker Furniture!  The lazy Susan is so practical! This dining table is made of mahogany solids with Pau Ferro and satinwood veneers.  If you are not in love with the lazy Susan feature, Baker Furniture can assemble this item without it!

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Baker Furniture’s brilliant lazy Susan dining room table

A more rustic round table may be the missing link to your dining room design.  Restoration Hardware’s 20th Century Reclaimed Pine & Zinc Trestle is romantic, while Nancy Corzine’s Peyton Dining Table is the perfect meld of traditional and modern.

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Restoration Hardware’s 20th Century Reclaimed Pine & Zinc Trestle

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Nancy Corzine’s Peyton Dining Table

Last but definitely not least is Crate and Barrel’s Como 60″ Round Marble Top Dining Table.  Sleek and chic takes a step on the wild side with an unexpected aluminum base!

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Crate and Barrel’s eye-catching table

Oval Tables

Traditionally favored for hosting, oval dining tables ensure there is enough space for your guests as well as your entrees and fixings!  This elegant Ebonized Maison Jansen Louis XVI Style Dining Table from Ancient Point was originally made in France.  The lustrous finish is reminiscent of opulence; to put it simply, I want it.

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Ancient Point’s Ebonized Maison Jansen Louis XVI Style Dining Table

Hosting a party may require a luxurious buffet-style table, such as this stately Jansen Royal Dining Table at David Duncan.  The castors give you the ability to push the table to one side of the dining room for a buffet!

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Jansen Royal Dining Table

Rectangle Table

Change the shape of your room and focal point with a rectangular dining table!  Gregorious Pineo’s 3032 Constanza Dining Table is made of oak and has a fabulous pedestal-shaped base.  This table would work wonders for a large kitchen!

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Gregorious Pineo’s 3032 Constanza Dining Table

Hexagonal Table

Edgy yet rustic, Gregorious Pineo steals the show with this 3009 Boldini Pedestal Table!  This piece is so versatile, I wouldn’t be surprised if it ended up in a variety of different rooms!

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Gregorious Pineo’s 3009 Boldini Pedestal Table

Next week dining tables are meeting their match with the perfect dining room chairs! 

Hardware

On my recent trip to Barcelona, Spain, I was inspired by Antoni Gaudi’s beautiful, organic hardware.  Hardware can take a great piece of furniture to the next level.  Whether you are restoring an antique hutch or chest, or adding a new element to a modern piece, hardware makes all the difference.  These additions are some of my favorite picks!

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Door Handle, Antoni Gaudi

1. Waterworks Martini Round Knob, Waterworks

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These round knobs come in two different sizes, and are made of brass.  The Waterworks Collection is based on modern elements, for a sleek and polished design.  Waterworks’ Martini Round Knobs are ideal for refreshing a modern piece of furniture, they are classic and still luxurious.

2.  No. 8808, The Nanz Company

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A fabulous geodesic inspired cabinet knob from the Nanz Company.

Located in New York, New York, The Nanz Company crafts hardware that will catch your eye.  Each hardware design is available in an array of plated and patinated finishes to perfectly suit your project.  Seemingly simple, this piece is based on the cubist movement, perfect for tying in an artistic vibe.

3.  No. 6084, The Nanz Company

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Perfectly sleek and chic.

Minimalist and rectilinear, The Nanz Company’s No. 6084 drawer pull is sleek and chic.  Emphasize your less-is-more decor with this barely-there addition, perfect for modern and transitional interior themes.

4.  Agate Cabinet Set in Light Gray, West Elm

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Though West Elm’s Agate Cabinet Set in Light Gray is no longer in stock, the organic glamour inspiration lives on!  Each sliced and polished set is unique and can really personalize your piece of cabinetry. These organic structures show how varied and interesting hardware can be!

5.  No. 1022, The Nanz Company

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This knob from the Nanz Company would glamorize and perfectly update cabinetry or furniture!  Designed in Soho, this knob works as both a functional and decorative addition.

6.  No. 6561, The Nanz Company

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Simply elegant and with timeless appeal.  This keyhole cutout piece is perfect to give your sliding doors an updgrade. Also available as a thumbtum or keyhole cutout, The Nanz Company ensures that their piece is easy to work into your decor.

Occasional Chairs: Part One

From modern and graphic to sleek and classic, these occasional chairs give your room welcoming appeal!  Use a unique occasional chair as an accent, or pair two occasional chairs with an elegant console table; the possibilities are endless.  Currently, these occasional chairs are my favorite pieces:

1.  William Haines “Slipper” Chair Circa 1950, 1st Dibs

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I love these rare William Haines “Slipper” Chairs!  Inspired by the Greek “klismos”, Haines created three versions of this chair, each featuring varied backrest designs.  These chairs feature new upholstery covered in vintage 100% raw silk.

2.  WH Seniah Chair # 13, New York Design Center

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This buttery WH Seniah Chair from New York Design Center is perfect for a family room!  The wide frame of this occasional chair welcomes you to lounge and curl up with a book.

3. DW Square Chair, New York Design Center

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Modern and graphic, New York Design Center’s DW Square Chair is ideal for a sleek design.  These chairs would also work wonderfully in a Don Draper circa Mad Men-style office!

4.  The Meridian Chair, Profiles

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Tie your crisp interior design together with The Meridian Chairs from Profiles.  Both sleek and elegant, these chairs add a refined touch.

5.  Lounge chair by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son, 1st Dibs

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This lounge chair by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Sons is made of oak and cane, and is in nice vintage condition with patina.  Great for a lake house, these chairs add a natural element!

Modernisme

I encountered vast displays of Modernisme, or Catalan modernism in the architecture and art of Barcelona, Spain.  A movement which took place at the turn of the 20th century, Modernisme was the culmination of a variety of components.  Through the revival of Catalan culture, both organic and industrial inspiration, modernisme breathed new life into the art and architecture of Spain.

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The exterior of the Casa Batllo; this residence is renowned for it’s extraordinary shapes taken from nature. Examples include bones, bats, reptiles, and the sea; a truly organic vision.

While in Barcelona, Spain, I toured the Casa Batllo.  The Casa Batllo is located in the center of Barcelona, and known as one of Antoni Gaudi’s masterpieces.

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Me on the rooftop of the Casa Batllo

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This planter located in the Casa Batllo has a great tile design!

Thriving on the modernisme movement, artist and architect, Antoni Gaudi expanded on basic concepts of the culture and expanded, creating distinct, three-dimensional, organic artworks.  While vacationing in Barcelona, Spain, I noticed a great deal of nature’s shapes worked into the architectural artistry.  Brass pieces hand-crafted by  Gaudi were among my favorite elements encountered.

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Today companies such as Northern Icon pay homage to Modernisme and Gaudi with replications, such as this brass peephole.

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A replica of Antoni Gaudi’s peephole design, crafted by Northern Icon.

Stay tuned for more of the wonderful and inspiring things I encountered on my trip to Barcelona, Spain!  To view all of the photos from my Barcelona, Spain 2014, click here.