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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Some Things I Saw At The DCOTA Market / July & August 2009

I wanted to get your feelings on a few things I saw.
I think the skirts on these pieces feels fresh as a slipcover. I think it is a step above ordinary outdoor cushions. Imagine how much you could do with fabrics and this style of cushion.

This is Italian, made of Venetian Crystal/Glass. (17" x 41"H) The frame is made by hand of iron, and then is antiqued gilded.
This chandelier is part of the 2009 Summer Lighting Collection and should be available now. Decorative Crafts is located in Dania Beach Florida (to the trade).
I personally love this style. I don't is simple and elegant. What is better than that?

Magni – Colette

The "Colette" table, is a limited edition series of (50) and signed by James Magni. Each table is hand-crafted in Southern California, is made of solid hand-cast bronze with a natural finish.

The table is petite. The glass top is 12", so you get the idea. And the price is less than small...I promise you.
This table would be FABOO between 2 chairs in an sophisticated /eclectic setting. To me, this tiny table is art.
I was drawn to the piece because if you glance at it has an Art Nouveau-ish feel.
I think this table could be an incredible finishing touch to a room. It is art, and you use it.
It Functions.
(BTW - That's why I love watches...they are jewelry, yet you use them, they have a function)

Canasta by Patricia Urquiola

The (my) jury is out on this collection. I love the 'caning' effect, but it is just soooo big.
One thing I have learned is this; I may not love a certain piece, but you can never judge 'a chair' or 'a table,' or anything by itself. The room must be complete and tweaked. That means with the area rugs , art, window treatments, lighting, the paint, and all other accessories.
I mean these lounges are wild. Aren't they? In the right setting....they could be just perfect.
I have seen many products from this company. They really look like glass. Or shall I say 'lead crystal.' The pedestals are really, really beautiful. And if you are trying to achieve 'The Hollywood Regency Glamour' look. This is a winner!

La Fete Commode ( A Louis XV-style two-drawer chest covered in our iconic La Fete Taupe/Noir toile. Constructed from solid mahogany with a hand-rubbed, antiqued finish. The fabric is polyurethane-coated for lasting beauty. Undulating carved apron and graceful cabriole legs.

41''W x 191/4''D x 35''H

I know all my traditional bloggy pals will like this. It was the color that grabbed me.
I have started my new job, and all seems to be going smoothly. Just have patience with me while I find my way with my schedule and getting my post up.
I adore all my bloggy friends. And here is something that will blow your mind...I can not access any blogs from work. They have some crazy filter on the internet. Aparently they had a disaster with a bug that shut the company down for 7 days.
Needless to say, I am 'jonesing' to comment and visit with my favorite Design Blogs.

jonesing (definition) the act of needing something badly.and associated with an addiction or craving. Not affiliated with 'keeping up with the jones'.

Renee Finberg 'TELLS ALL' in her BLOG.....
Interior Design, Palm Beach, Boca Raton,Design Sources, Window Treatments, Custom Design, Paint, Color Coordination, Online Interior Design, Floor Plans, All Custom, DCOTA Market/July & August


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Wanna' Feel 'Waspy' ?

I do.
When people come over to your you want to look well traveled?
Like a woman or man who has been on a safari?
Would you at least like to pretend ?

Remember OUT OF AFRICA ?
The following rooms are not like the home in OUT OF AFRICA, but if you want a taste...
I have found a source for you.
Additionally, I have selected what I feel is the best of their line.
The company is called Bauer International.
There are some incredible finds. Some of my favorites are below.

I adore this safari chair. Fold it up and on to your next location.
These are chic... for sure.

It may just be me, but I need these! How great would they be for those pesky kids and all their stuff in a mud room ? Or in a bathroom for your guest's towels, robe, and other personal items. I am thinking....brilliant!
They are just stunning, and practical. How often does that happen?? Hmmm??

This is a bed.

They have NAUTICAL too!
I love anything that is Nautically inspired, and far removed from Gilligan Island. I am NOT A TIKI HUT kinda gal. Nope. No Tiki Huts for me.
You can keep Margarita Ville decor far, far away from me. Please!

But for a coastal home or a condo on a marina these are just fun, and tasteful at the same time.

I think this an adorable bar for a small space. I get requests for bars, and when you need one you can never find it.

Their home page. The web address is right above on the bottom.
They sell hardware as well. So, if you are thinking of doing a room or bath, and already have a chest or are working with existing cabinetry just change the hardware. It is truly amazing. Great hardware is worth every penny that you spend. Trust me!!

More Love.
Here is something they carry that I am, well, completely nutty for...
Bamboo, Brighton or Pavillion style accent pieces, They are finished (it looks like in) tortoise.
Just dreamy.

This piece, to me is better than.......ok, we are PG rated... fudge cake with loads of icing.
(and let's not forget the ice cold milk)

Is this not FABOO ?
Their art work themes are hard to find. I give them 2 thumbs up on art work.

How is this for accessorizing? Just sooooooo La Di Da. I Love it !
Sign me up !!
I am a life long Wasp In Training anyway !!!

Renee Finberg 'TELLS ALL' in her BLOG.....
Interior Design, Palm Beach, Boca Raton,Design Sources, Window Treatments, Custom Design, Paint, Color Coordination, Online Interior Design, Floor Plans, All Custom,Safari Look, Nautically Inspired


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.

Private Paradise



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