Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Old Favorite

Last week at MKID we met with a wonderful representative from Kindel Furniture. As one of the oldest furniture manufacturers in America specializing in 18th Century reproductions as well as the very "fresh" Dorthy Draper Collection designed in collaboration with Carlton Varney- we see this beautiful line staying at the top of our list for many years to come.
Kindel Furniture: "Double Bureau" from the Dorthy Draper Collection

Kindel Furniture: "Draper Cafe Side Chair"
(Dorthy Draper designed the original of this chair in 1945)

Kindel Furniture: "Espana Bunching Chest" in Robins Egg Blue

18th Century Collection

Kindel Furniture: "Breakfront Display Cabinet"
This is perhaps one of Kindel's most stunning pieces.

Kindel Furniture: "Breakfront Display Cabinet"
Here shown in a more traditional wood stain. Isn't it wonderful how the simple change of a finish can transform a piece into something entirely different?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Blue & White

Above is a photograph by Emily Minton Redfield of a beautiful entry hall from this year's Southern Accents Showhouse featuring the wonderfully classic combination of blue & white.

It reminds us of some foyer accessories we've been working on for a very special client. Above is a beautiful arrangement we recently selected from Natural Decorations, Inc (NDI).

Blue & white porcelain is a timeless accent with great versatility. With classic patterns ranging from European to Chinese we see why it has been a marker of elegance and sophistication for centuries.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Trend Alert: Lucite Furniture

This week at MKID we met with a great representative from William Switzer and Associates. We got to discussing how exciting it can be to take the traditional lines of a piece of furniture and refresh the look with an unexpected and intriguing material. What we seem to be seeing a lot of is the use of Lucite furniture. Seen above in this Cosmopolitan Occasional Table from the Circa Collection by Phyllis Morris.

Or this Chambord Queen Bed by Allan Knight. The traditional cabriole leg done in Lucite adds an awe-inspiring element to this already beautiful bed.

Greek Key Side Table by Allan Knight. We see this decorative element translate wonderfully into furniture and textiles in many ways. Here we see a more modern interpretation in this side table constructed entirely of acrylic.

This Starlet Banquette by Allan Knight is a great way add a touch of glamor to a space with it's crystal buttons in the tufts and cabriole Lucite front legs.