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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Who doesn't love a sale?

A couple of great high-end furniture showrooms in the New York Design Center are selling some fantastic showroom samples at great prices and I wanted to share the news with you.

Henredon (my former work alma mater), carries the very popular Barbara Barry Realized by Henredon line and several of her fantastic upholstery pieces are currently for sale off of it's beautiful showroom floor.  Additionally, other items including Henredon's own brand of upholstery, case good items, accent furniture and decor are also available for sale at great deals. 

The Hickory Chair/Pearson showroom in the New York Design Building is having a moving sale as they are relocating to another space within the same building. And I just heard that they are taking an additional 50% off of already reduced floor sample items.

These are to-the-trade only showrooms, so you need to go through an architect or designer in order to purchase any of their products. These floor sample sales offer a great opportunity to own something that might normally be above your current budget and such fine quality crafted pieces will upgrade your space significantly and will last for many years to come.  I call them cherished possessions.

 If you are interested in purchasing any of these fantastic deals or are looking for help with shopping for or designing your home, I can help you do that for a reasonable hourly rate. Please feel free to contact me about for any information regarding these items.

Here is a sampling (pun intended) of items that are on sale:

Starlet Settee by Barbara Barry Realized by Henredon

Starlet Chaise by Barbara Barry Realized by Henredon

Graceful Bed by Barbara Barry Realized by Henredon

  Shield back dining chairs by Henredon: 2 armchairs and 6 side chairs

Taracea coffee table by Henredon

Sofa by Hickory Chair

Upholstered armchair by Hickory Chair

Sofa by Hickory Chair/Pearson

Chest by Hickory Chair

Side table by Hickory Chair

Additional Sample sales:

Brunschwig & Fill is having a sample sale in their NY showroom located in the Decoration & Design Building at significant savings.  Here are a few examples:  Again, you will want to contact your Interior Designer or architect for additional information.  If you don't have an interior designer, please feel to send me any inquiries and I would be happy to help.
 Westchester Sectional

Westchester Ottoman

 Piedmont Sofa - 72"

Mrs Wing Chair

Check out the sample sale at Ted Boerner Inc. Showrooms are located across the country: LA, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Denver,  here at the New York Design Center as well as in Canada. 

Holly Hunt is having a huge sample sale: 30% off.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Life's a Beach..

My life is like a stroll upon the beach, as near the ocean's edge as I can go. - Henry David Thoreau, The Fisher's Boy

Summer has finally found it's way to us and though most of us continue to work just as hard as we do the rest of the year, it is a season never ceasing as a perpetual reminder to finally wind down and relax.  A lot of us like to do that at the seashore, and beach houses, summer cottages and hotels by the sea exist as such extensions of that state of mind. It is my philosophy that with the right design, the delineation between outside and inside should gently dissipate into a continuum of movement between both the natural elements in nature and their organically inspired counterparts in design and decor.

I have pulled together some inspirations in the form of textiles, accents and home decor gathered from visits to interior design showrooms and some research on the internet:

Crushed glass mirror from Edward Ferrill/Lewis Mittman. Duralee Pavilion Indoor/outdoor upholstery fabric and sheer drapery fabric. To the trade only. Sea glass collected from the beaches of Maine and Argentina.
Palacek glass pebblestone lamp made with recycled glass.



Upholstery fabric from Duralee. Window fabric from Zimmer + Rohde.

Teak outdoor wing chair from Restoration Hardware.

Votive holder from

Coral inspired side table from Summer Hill Ltd.  To the trade only.


Upholstery fabric from Innovation Textile.

Silk stripe from the Christopher Norman Collection. Drapery sheers from Duralee Fabrics.  To the trade only.

Sea grass colored vase from

Sun mirror from

Upholstery fabrics and sheers from Duralee and Zimmer + Rohde.

"Medusa" chandelier from La Murrina Murano.

Outdoor umbrellas from