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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

While Cruzin' the home section of the Philadelphia Inquirer......

I found this article and thought I might share it with you.
I am off to work, on my day off......
(can't you hear the violins?) 
I have to finish up some work on a design proposal.

But do read on......
EDISON LIGHT BULBS an additional $15.00

English poet Percy Shelley wrote, "There is a harmony in autumn, a luster to its sky." This fall, that's especially true in home decor. Rich, interesting hues, textiles, and materials work in concert to welcome the season when we all move back indoors.
As Gary Friedman, CEO of Restoration Hardware, says, "We're coming out of a very modern, minimalist moment in design into a period where people are responding to a mix of historic periods and classical references."
Designers and retailers are offering furnishings inspired by late 19th- and early 20th-century Europe and America. You'll find warm colors such as plum, mustard, persimmon, teal, and charcoal. The newest wood finishes are often hand-rubbed to a lustrous glow. There are details such as tufts, nail heads, and evidence of artisanal handiwork.
Linens are woven in patterns that reflect tapestry and embroidery.
And in tabletop, we're seeing lots of painted ceramics, vintage industrial objets d'art, and basketry.
New wall art includes reproduction antique merchant signage, folk art, and bracketed shelves for collectibles. This trend is all about feathering the autumnal nest with more traditional things, which evoke the past and spark conversation.
Restoration Hardware's collection draws from elegant salons, old factories, and the rustic countryside. From Belgian brick palettes to architectural elements to distillery floor boards, the pieces have an authentic look.
Along with wood corbels and reproduction archival city maps, there's a copy of a 19th-century Italian gas streetlight, and a glass orb pendant inspired by one found in a Victorian hotel.
Look, too, for tables and mirrors crafted of salvaged wood from 100-year-old British mills and distilleries; pieces such as the muscular Balustrade coffee table and the ornate Entablature mirror make strong statements. Bow-and-arrow shelf brackets resemble ironwork in the grand old European train stations.
A French Empire bed is a regal piece; with toned-down accoutrements in the rest of the room - perhaps some simple linen drapery, softly hued bedding, and a few well-loved mementos - this would be a most inviting sanctuary.
Rowe Furniture's new Robin Bruce sofa group features several tufted, voluptuous pieces that suggest a luxe Paris apartment, circa 1920s.
Crate & Barrel's Scarlet chaise is a show-stopping swoop of luxe velvet comfort, and the Dylan wing chair in buttery, pewter-toned leather just needs a book and a blanket to be the perfect curl-up spot.
If the notion of a farmhouse in Tuscany or the Loire appeals to your inner decorator, you'll find lots to work with this season. At Pottery Barn, painted linen pillowcases look like plump Van Goghs. Wrought iron candelabra, lamps, and horse-head hooks have a rustic charm, as does a rough-hewn dining table and bench. Hammered copper vessels have great texture. And a collection of heirloom quilts from the crafters at Gee's Bend, Ala., among other artisans, brings America into this relaxed, rural style mix. Crewelwork lampshades and pillows have a nice folk-art look; find more at Homegoods, too.
Boston-based Nikki Dalrymple's Acquire design studio and store has a great industrial lamp made of shesham, glass, and nickel that holds a vintage-style Edison bulb. It hits the antiquarian-chic trend square-on, and would complement any of fall's new decor.
The old days never looked so fresh and new.

go here to see the shop ACQUIRE  

Go ahead 

and have a look.

You are sure to enjoy the

industrial design objects. 


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  1. Gosh I love that portrait in your opening pic!! I need it.

  2. Thanks Renee for this link. My son Marc & I were just discussing trends last night (he just signed on his first apt.). I'm a strong believer that the economy is a huge force on our design trends. It like an homage to objects/furnishings with more value, will not be trendy (last the test of time) and are in a strange way, comforting. All in all makes much sense.
    Hope your proposal goes well & worth the extra hours in on a much loved day off. You'll knock it out of the park hands-down.

    Luvs xx

  3. deb

    you are right on....
    i see this at work all the time.
    people are building NESTS




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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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