A Year Review for Home Design and Furniture – Part 2

Koroseal Wallcoverings and Home Furnishings

Koroseal[R] Wallcoverings introduce Streamline[C]. The luminous quality of this product features a hand- carved wood grain texture applied in quarter turned squares. This sleek and sophisticated design is certain to turn heads. For more information on this and other Koroseal[R] products call 800-828-4556.

Tucker Robbins

recliner chairs for office
recliner chairs for office

Tucker Robbins, inspired by Brancusi and Tribal Forms, designs and fabricates “TUKURO” furniture from 19th century tropical hardwoods in his Manhattan based showroom/ workshop. Serving international interior designers, private and commercial. Pictured are 19th century satinwood mortars, used as side tables or stools (16-18″H x 12-15″D / $900-retail). 366 West 15th St. & 9th Ave., 212-366-4427, fax 212-366-6697. For more info check out the website at http://www.tuckerrobbins. com

Cherry Tree Design

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furniture review

Shoji Maker of choice among the trade.

New 28-page shoji catalog! The latest in custom Shoji Design ideas. Beautiful hardwoods and durable facings. Perfect for window coverings, room dividers & pocket doors. 800-634-3268 www.cherrytreedesign. com

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Chemetal[R]

 

Chemetal[R] specializes in decorative metallic laminates, offering more than 100 finishes on metals such as aluminum, brass and copper. Chemetal’s laminates include unique designs and abstract handcrafted finishes, which provide a wide range of distinctive appearances. Applications include wall and ceiling panels, furniture, pedestals, door fronts, and columns. Phone: 800-807-7341, Fax: 413-529-9898, Website: www.chmetal. com

Euro Linens West

Classical wood doors are favorite products for villas
Classical wood doors are favorite products for villas

Lure Linens West offers high quality, in-stock fabrics by the yard. Specializing in 100 % Belgian linen and blends, its NEWPORT COLLECTION features selections for any home furnishings application. Included are sheers, herringbones, solids, stripes, upholstery, extra-wide bedding fabric and much more. Sample books available. For more information, call (888) 892-1238; fax: (323) 469-0940; www.eurolinenswest.com

Evanson

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Classically inspired contemporary furniture, renowned for its exquisite materials and flawless craftsmanship, is now displayed on-line. The website features beautiful images and complete descriptions of Evanson’s chairs, tables, cabinets and custom designs. Visit the Evanson showroom at the D&D building in NYC.(212)317-2030. www.evansonstudios. com

Top Brass Lighting and Home Products

Since 1985, the name lop Brass has stood for quality and class, and their exceptional lighting products are favored by designers for Hospitality and Residential projects. The Columbus Avenue Sconce (left) and the Park Avenue Sconce (right) are available as incandescent or as fluorescent fixtures. Both are ADA-compliant. They measure 22″ and 19″ tall respectively, and are shown in Polished Brass and Hand-rubbed Antique Brass finishes. The Cornucopia Three-Light Sconce (center) is also offered in one-light and two-light versions. It is shown here in a Brushed Nickel finish, and stands 16″ tall. Phone 800-359-4135, or fax 410-523-5590.

Triarch

Evan Furniture Studios
Evan Furniture Studios

Spatula Stuhhi[TM], fine Venetian wall plaster, imported from Milan, Italy by Triarch of Houston. Stocked domestically in the complete color range, Spatula Stuhhi is primarily made of ground marble and limestone. Applied in layers by a steel trowel, with an optional wax coat, Spatula Stuhhi delivers a sophisticated elegant look. Literature and product video: Triarch: 800-537-6111 or www.triarchinc.com

 

Arte de Mexico

Only Arte de Mexico offers such a complete line of premier products. Our hand-forged wrought iron collections feature over 500 lighting fixtures, over 200 designs of furniture and thousands of accessories and appointments. Our line of lighting and furniture created from naturally shed antlers is the largest in the world. We have complete contract and custom manufacturing capabilities. For more information, visit our web site, or call our customer service department. Arte de Mexico 1000 Chestnut Street, Burbank, CA 91506 (818) 753-4559 Fax: (818) 563-1015 www.artedemexico.com

high stool chair collection
high stool chair collection

Vetrano Furniture Designs

ALUMINUM CLASSICS–You already know all about Emeco aluminum seating … there’s nothing better! What you don’t know is that Vetrano Designs offers the most competitive pricing in the country on the complete line of aluminum furniture. Call us and find out just how low we can go! Vetrano Designs, 332 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10014 Tel/Fax: 212-929-0081

Top Brass Lighting for your warm house
Top Brass Lighting for your warm house

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Bisley

 

BONUS, a winner of the “Best of NeoCon” Award, is on display in our new showroom. This new modular system of personal storage is suitable for a wide range of applications and environments. BONUS is designed with a very economical footprint making it ideal for locations where space is at a premium. Bisley U.S.A. showroom at The New York Design Ctr, 200 Lexington Ave., 16th fl. (800) 627-0075, (718) 627-5905, www.bisleyusa. com

Desk chair and computer desk
Desk chair and computer desk

BordoFino[TM]

Bordofino transforms the natural beauty of stone into distinctive accents for floors, interior and exterior surfaces and walls. Made of natural stone, Bordofino’s decorative borders, tiles, medallions and tabletops enhance any project. Shown is Aladdin–36″ Saturnia Cross-Cut medallion with a Noce trim surrounding it’s design. Custom sizes and stone selection are available. Miami, 305/471-0213; 877-Bordofi; E-mail: Bordofino@aol.com

Donovan Lighting

The Metro 1800 Series Pendant. A circular ceiling pendant of spun aluminum or brass, available in 12″, 15″& 24″ diameter and any height. The bottom dish holds a diffuser or perforated metal or prismatic polycarbonate which is available in 3 tints or clear. Everyone looks great in lavender light! Lamping in incandescent or compact fluorescent. (607) 256-3640 fax (607) 273-1153. www.donovanlighting.com

 

Atelier Collection

 

Six Distinctive patterns ranging in scale and texture. This collection, in 2 editions, represents a new technology which utilizes multiple pile height construction. They range from soft undulating layered pattern to dramatic harder edged motif. Produced in tonal barberpole yarns, color in subtle, and enhances the textile quality of the carpet. Please contact Atlas Carpet Mills, Inc. at 800-367-8188 for more information.

 

European Galleries Ltd.

Introduces an exquisite reproduction of a Circa 1755 Chippendale-Gothic Arm Chair, Complemented by a matching side chair. European Galleries offers fine reproductions to the trade. European Galleries Ltd., 160 E. Third Street, Mount Vernon, NY 10550. (914) 665-5410.

Wall lighting a famous product of the company
Wall lighting a famous product of the company

Lencore Acoustics Corp.

Sound masking and the proper acoustic environment is essential for a productive and effective workplace. Lencore Acoustics’ Spectra[R] Sound Masking creates spaces that are acoustically comfortable and that afford a much higher degree of speech privacy. Spectra can also provide music and page with the smoothest sound coverage you’ll find. 516-223-4747.

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great nursery glider for pregnant women

Aged Wood Furniture

Since 1985 Aged Woods, Inc. has supplied reclaimed wood for commercial and residential installations. Whether remilled into plank flooring or sold as beams and siding, their quality, consistency and service has gained them clients such as Nordstrom, Hilton, Marriott, Hard Rock Hotel and Polo Ralph Lauren. (800) 233-9307 (U.S. & Canada) or on the web at www.agedwoods.com

Woody flooring
Woody flooring

For information on advertising in this section contact Jonathan Kessler 212.519.7256 jkessler@cahner.com

My Organised Home; Everything has its place in this clean-lined and uncluttered terrace, resulting in a calm and relaxing home

A PASSION FOR beautiful and inspirational design – and the influence of his colleagues at England stationery and giftware store Kikki.K – has certainly helped shape the simple, uncluttered two-bedroom London terrace that Neil Kenna shares with his partner Ash McMaster. “My style and philosophy is one shared by the business I work in,” Neil says. “We follow the mantra ‘an uncluttered space means an uncluttered mind’.”

Two bedroom House Design
Two bedroom House Design

The couple bought the house two years ago. Fortunately it was structurally in great condition and also featured a neutral design and colour palette, so no renovations were required. The predominant use of white and beige in the home made it feel both light and spacious – and also the perfect blank canvas, just waiting for the duo’s personal touch. It also satisfied their penchant for a Scandinavian design aesthetic. “I love the combination of warm wooden tones with high-gloss white,” Neil says. “This contrast captures my love of simplicity and clean lines, but with a warm, rather than a cold feeling.”

There was only one aspect of the home that was less than favourable – the purple laminate kitchen cupboards. Unfortunately purple is not one of Neil’s favourite hues. However, to make this colour work for him he cleverly provided interest and contrast in the way of furnishings, fixtures and bold yellow wall art, which complements the purple doors, and also emphasises the wood finishes. “I don’t like colour on its own; I like the pairing of colour and tone, to create a complementary colour palette,” he explains. It is also the clever styling of this home that has given it an edge, with the skilful combination of objects, colours and fixtures and fittings providing real visual appeal. The home’s northern European design flavour has been further enhanced by the use of maple and Victorian ash timbers in furniture such as the dining table, leather recliner and living room sofa.

purple laminate style for kitchen
purple laminate style for kitchen

Neil freely admits to being very passionate about homewares, with exquisite examples found throughout his home. “I just love things,” he says. “I don’t understand saving the ‘good stuff’ for special occasions. What’s the point of buying nice glassware if you’re not going to enjoy it every day?” Just as he and Ash enjoy their glassware daily, they also revel in their beautiful home!

Handy Woman; Add some greenery to your space and create your own terrarium of succulent plants

What do you get? A low-maintenance miniature indoor garden putting on tables, chairs or mounted on the wall of your living room…

PROJECT A: Layered garden

Such indoor plant can be put on the table at home or in your offices
Such indoor plant can be put on the table at home or in your offices

Step1 Place 3 cups of pebbles in the bottom of the bowl or vase for drainage purposes.

Step2 Break charcoal into pieces and scatter on top of the pebbles. This is important – it helps keep the terrarium free of mould and mildew.

Step3 Place a layer of potting mix over the pebbles and plant your small succulents. Make sure you don’t overcrowd the space You need to leave enough room for the plants to grow.

Step4 Place another thin layer of pebbles on top of the plants. The layers should fill over a third of the vessel.

Step5 Water plants immediately, with a small amount of water. Use a spray bottle set to the trigger setting.

Step6 Place the terrarium in a light-filled space indoors. Moisten it once every two weeks with a small amount of water, and be sure to keep an eye out for any sick plants. If you spot one, remove it straightaway. It’s important that your terrarium stays disease-free as it is such a confined space.

This green space creates a comfortable space when you sit on a chair for relaxing
This green space creates a comfortable space when you sit on a chair for relaxing

PROJECT B: Floating garden

Step1 If you want to try and fl oat a succulent in water (pictured below), submerge clean roots in shallow water. The succulent will survive for up to two months.

Be creative with crockery and jazz up plain pieces with your own designs. Here’s how

PROJECT: Painted crockery Transform a plate, mug or a complete dinner service with your own decorative designs. We used a special black pen that’s non-toxic, but it’s recommended not to be used on any surfaces that come into contact with food.

Step 1 Make sure your crockery item is clean and dry. Shake pen and press the nib down firmly to start the flow of ink.

Step 2 We decorated our pieces with freehand designs, using quick, free-flowing markings (straight lines are harder to control). You might like to practise your patterns on paper first.

Step 3 Allow 24 hours for the ink to dry, then place your “artworks” in a cold oven. Turn oven on, heating to 150C. Gradual heating will prevent the crockery from cracking. Bake for about 35 mins.

Step 4 Before removing the crockery from oven, allow oven to return to room temperature. Voila! Decorative crockery that’s eye-catching and unique.

Dishwasher safe, too.

Floating garden on green wall makes your house so beautiful
Floating garden on green wall makes your house so beautiful

Tip: When washing your DIY painted crockery, avoid abrasive cleaners and scouring pads to help maintain the colour and texture of the paint

If you are looking for outdoor furniture to decorate for green space, this furniture buying guide is very helpful.