Monday, December 12, 2011

My Christmas List

We have been receiving packages daily here at the store. It is like Christmas morning, as I open up the boxes of items I ordered months before. At this fall's furniture market, I was a bit preoccupied with lighting, primarily due to the fact that my own home needed a lighting updo, but also because our clients had expressed a variety of lighting needs. I tend to purchase things for the store that I would like in my own home or I can envision in the homes of my friends. That said, with every delivery to the showroom floor, I am giddier than before.  These delights may just be better than what I remembered.  Perhaps, I should make a new Christmas list of my own.

Dear Santa, 
Should any of the following treats end up under my tree or in any needy corner of my home, I promise to be a very good girl all next year...

Mary Mcdonald's red lamp with glossy red shade

Apparently someone else had these on their list too, as they were out the door within hours of being put on the showroom floor. But never fear, I can order more and in other colors as well.  (They come in black, navy and blush.  I will let you know when they arrive, or contact me if you would like to place a special order.)

Also on my wish list is this Jonathan Adler Meurice Sconce, which just arrived.   It is shown below as a sconce.  However, if Santa comes through for me, I will use it as a ceiling flush mount in my guest room.

Another Jonathan Adler creation that I'd like to call my own are the Parker sconces. These would work beautifully in a hallway, bath, or even above fireplace.  I am thinking about using these in one of my client's master closets.

This art deco flush mount looks like it is already wrapped up for Christmas.  What a sophisticated piece!  And it also provides excellent light for any room.  A wonderful price point, as well -- $385.

I must confess, I could not wait.  This Lawrence flush mount by Visual Comfort is already hanging in my home, but I did get one for the store too.  It comes in two sizes, so it can work in any size room.

I love this Saarinean side table with marble top we just received.  At 20" wide, it is small enough to be placed beside a club chair and large enough to sit beside a sofa.

The tulip chair below is standard with a round black cushion, but I would cover it in either a hide or a bright colored fabric - as I have shown roughly below. Santa should know that I bought this one for the store and one for myself.  (Positive thinking never hurt any girl inspired.) This will make the perfect desk chair in my daughter's new room.

This floor lamp below is one of my best finds, and you may just need to add it to your own wish list. It is a simple, yet stylish and hits the perfect price point of only $250.

But I saved the best for last.  The Alder Bond Desk below with burl top and lucite legs is by far my favorite thing in the store at the moment. I love a writing desk that looks sleek and sophisticated, yet is still functional with self closing front drawers.  In one powerful, bold and sleek stroke, it adds a punch of modern to a traditional setting.  And, it affords the perfectly stylish (and functional) place to sit with pen and paper to list your resolutions for 2012.
"You have not, because you ask not."  So, my dear friends and cohorts in all things inspired, please feel free to contact me with your dream list and I will see to it that your very own Santa is aware of your heart's desire.

Merry!  Merry!