Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Painted Furniture Trends
International Influences: Design inspiration has gone global with pieces drawing on looks from Asia and Australia to France and Cuba. Asian styling, with its emphasis on simplicity, natural materials and clean lines, has made its way into the major furniture collections of Thomasville, Bassett and Broyhill among others. Country is turning more sophisticated by borrowing inspiration from England and France. Toile is being used to accent everything for the home from bed linens to upholstered furniture, and English and Irish influences could be seen in lines from Pennsylvania House, Marge Carson, Hooker and Stanley. Tropical looks evoking steamy safaris and sultry luxury were spotted throughout the market. Furnishings in this vein incorporate exotic materials such as bamboo, wicker, rattan, banana bark and motifs of monkeys, elephants, camels and palm leaves. Animal Prints: Animal skin looks have been hot for a while, and they aren't going away anytime soon. Skins turned up on everything from upholstery to accessories……….
From: Furniture Trends
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About Renée Finberg
I have been in this business since the age of 22.
I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.
Design Challenges are great.
And because of those challenges
I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,
Designed and Manufactured Furniture,
Created Fantastic Window Treatments,
And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues
With my unique style.
If I can't find it, I create it.
My rooms would make excellent movie sets.
I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.
Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.
Just Great Design.
Just imagine how it would be if each of us,
If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be
Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,
The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.
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