Monday, October 25, 2010

More Market Treasures

One of the most exciting things for every designer (and retail buyer) during market time is finding those high-end look-a-like pieces for LESS. It can be agony to flip through the glossy pages of magazines and design books only to be cut off at the price tag.  So, it is with great joy when I find "the look" for less, but without compromising quality.  My mother has been a great teacher in this for me.  Before buying anything, she insists we see it in person and have the chance to study the quality, artistry and workmanship in every piece.  Lucky for us all, these gems passed muster and will be arriving shortly into the showroom.  I can hardly wait!

My favorite find were these upholstered pieces with lucite legs.  They are very reminiscent of Jan Showers' pieces that are simply to-die-for.  I have been looking for something similar for our clients who are interested in adding a bit of elegance in their bathroom, at the foot of their bed or in a little nook.  And here it is...

Sophisticated bench with lucite legs.  Very Jan Showers.

Wonderful dining chairs with lucite legs.
They are even comfortable!

The day before we found the above beauties, we ran across an affordable collection of custom pillows. These are also very design-book worthy.  Geometric patterns with strong trim always make a powerful statement.  These reminded me of an earlier blog where we suggested bringing in your existing fabrics and that we could make into similar designs shown below. Although this works for many of our clients, sometimes finding the fabric itself is the battle.  Well, problem solved.  We found this pillow line with similar design options- Greek key, chevron, stripes, and solids with decadent trims.  The icing on the cake being that we have the fabric rings from which to to create your own custom designs.  These are all very affordable at about half the cost of a real Jan Showers pillow and you can choose your own colors!

Greek Key Fretwork (choose your colors)

Below are more of the styles we ordered at market and should be arriving in the next few weeks. I will let you know when they arrive!

Greek Key Trim Pillow

Slubby Linen Fretwork (choose your colors)


Giorgio Linen Velvet Stripe Pillow

My sincere appreciation to you all for following this blog. I am so enjoying sharing all my little inspirations with you.  Have a wonderful week!