CJ Online Creatures of the Sea Octopus End Table with Glass Top
24” wide x 21.5” high
A few years ago octopus images started showing up at the furniture markets. Both Las Vegas and High Point, N.C. had octopi on fabric, furniture, tableware and pillows.
This trend shows no sign of going away. Here are some ways to add this look to your home. Continue reading
Looking down into the living room at Indian Cave Lodge
We recently went to an Auction Preview at Indian Cave Lodge, a mountain hotel near Hendersonville, NC, built in 1892 that is now a private home. Continue reading
Rose gold finish is used on furniture and lighting. Softer than copper, with a warm pinkish cast, rose gold coordinates beautifully with any style from Hollywood Regency to Farmhouse, from Mid Century Modern to Industrial.
Modern and Mid Century Modern Rose Gold
ELK Group International 3138-266 Jette Chairs
ELK Group International 3138-266 Jette Chair
17” wide x 19” front to back, 38” high back
Finish: Rose Gold
The energetic, upward-directed vectors of our retro-futurist Jette collection Chair relaunch the nuclear and celestial-inspired “Googie” aesthetic made popular by Mid Century Space Age design stories. Beautiful, on-trend Rose Gold-finished metal openwork. Perfect for that hip urban address.
Design Toscano OA946 Stacked Books Side Table
Have you seen furniture that looks like books? There are all kinds. Some are wood, some are resin and all are really fun and functional furniture
The Furniture for Bibliophiles from Design Toscano is made to look like worn leather bound books with faux gold gilding. They are wood or MDF (a strong kind of particle board).
Carved wood furniture is hand-painted to look like stacked books.
Our Toscano-exclusive trompe l’oeil side table “fools the eye” with its intricately hand-painted volumes that create a wooden work of furniture art. Faux books with authentic metal pulls slide out to reveal a single drawer, while others open as double doors for convenient storage near a favorite chair or in an entryway. This clever addition to any room is truly part fun and part function that’s perfect for the most avid bibliophile!
Pewter Grey Marilyn Acrylic Arm Chairs
This week someone pinned a chair that looks like it’s made of glass. There was no link and no name, so I had to look for it. Continue reading
Fifteen years ago, maybe more, I saw a little Blue Willow table made out of ceramic at TJ Maxx. By the time I thought about it and decided I couldn’t live without it, it was gone. And I have repented ever since.
Every time I see one in a picture on someone’s porch, I wish I had bought that when I saw it.
Well DUH! There is nothing you cannot find now. I went on Amazon. It’s just a matter of choosing the one I want.
Ethan Allen Pierced Garden Seat
You can spend a lot if you want. This Pierced Garden Seat from Ethan Allen is beautiful! Continue reading
Work in Progress: Houston designer Meg Lonergan’s dining room with what looks like Louis Ghost Chairs by Philippe Starck for Kartell.
This month, April 2018, Southern Living has an article Work in Progress about the home of Houston designer Meg Lonergan. She “turned her humble Craftman home into a colorful testing ground for her latest decorating ideas.”
Gothic furniture marked a change from the Victorian style. The popularity of Archeology led to a fascination with Classical Greek and Roman designs. Classical Revival drew on these influences.
Then, by the mid to late 1800s Gothic Revival, also called Victorian Gothic or Neo-Gothic, drew on the Gothic style of the 12th century.
The movement began in England as an architectural style. Gothic Revival houses were built of to look like castles or cathedrals, first of brick and stone, then of wood with decorative gingerbread trim.
Furnishings were designed to complement these very different homes.
Side Chair with Gothic Splat made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US between 1765 and 1780
In the Los Angeles County Museum of Art