Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Would I put this in MY home?

I saw lots of goodies at Market, but the question I always ask myself is...
WOULD I PUT THIS IN MY HOME?
This is the litmus test for whether a product makes it into my resource library.
So today I'm sharing my top picks and why they "passed the test"

Alexa Hampton for Hickory Chair
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This vignette designed by Alexa Hampton using her signature pieces
is the epitome of updated luxury.
I love it because it's traditional but definitely not expected.
It has a clean aesthetic that speaks to the way we live now - uncluttered, comfortable and elegant.


Currey
www.curreyandcompany.com
This petite chandelier has so much going for it.
The overscaled frosted glass beads create a luminous glow that would be killer in a powder room!
It made my list because it's a fresh new take on a classic design.

Pearson 9845 Cabinet
http://www.pearsoncompany.com/
My third pick is a Deco-Inspired chest from Pearson that's wrapped in faux Shagreen.  Why?
Just look at the attention to detail.
Beautiful lines and impeccable craftsmanship add up to an heirloom-in-the-making!
And I have to admit I'm a big fan of Deco...



Van Thiel Map Room
http://www.vanthielantiques.com/our-collections/
I've always been drawn to the art of printmaking and having a source like this is
my equivalent to being a "kid in a candy store"! 
Not only are there thousands of antique maps in here, 
but the other engraved images are equally unique and engaging.
I selected this because I believe that what's on your walls should be as fabulous as the
furniture you place in a room.  And antiques add a layer of patina that you can't get any other way.


Hooker Chic Coterie Home Organizer
http://www.hookerfurniture.com/
I'm the mother of two grown children 
so there's always a practical side to my design.
This Hooker piece gets my vote for successfully blending function with beauty. 
And oh how I wish it had been available when my kids were young!
It is actually part of the first furniture collection inspired by
PINTEREST
http://pinterest.com/joanwaddell/
Who better to guide functional design than the online pinboard that is dominated by women?
Enough said.


"EMBRACE THE JOYS OF GOOD DESIGN!"





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