Dec 19, 2014

Festive Inspiration from Farrow and Ball

Freshen up your home for the holidays with new paint schemes. Be sure to use contrasting paint and decorations for a great impact. Ideas from Farrow and Ball paint.


Christmas Inspiration Using Farrow and Ball Paint
Wall: Calke Green
Trim: Great White (not shown)


contrasting paint colors for rooms
Contrasting Paint Ideas from Farrow and Ball
Wall: Great White
Trim: Churlish Green
Table: Brassica

Dec 18, 2014

Rustic Room with Traditional and Modern Accents


A rustic room setting with modern and traditional touches! Get this look!

Oyster Shell Wall Mirrors: This is a best selling natural shell square mirror made from natural oyster shells all placed by hand. The square mirrors look great in a group or alone. Lovely and versatile in shades of whites, grays and natural tones. Size: 20" square. Item C01348 at The Designer Insider shop.

Table Lamp: A pale celadon modern mosaic glass lamp that will mix well with other styles. A best seller! A slender lamp with a 27" height and a smaller width shade for narrow tables like above. Item C06296 at The Designer Insider shop.

Console Table: This table is discontinued. Click here to see all or our antiqued mirrored furniture that is available.

Chandelier: Frosted crystal beads and distressed silver trim forms this classical shaped chandelier in a more modern look. Use this white Empire chandelier for dining or in a foyer. Size: 25" wide across x 32" high. Item C09202 at The Designer Insider shop. Also comes in a petit sized Empire chandelier C09203.

Ottoman: A round custom ottoman with smooth steel legs and a traditional designed tufted top. This item is for COM fabric only and is custom made upon ordering. Part of our Custom Furniture Collection. Item C07038 at The Designer Insider shop.

Chairs: Traditional French styled chairs with hand carved details and an upholstered back and seat. This chair is a custom finished chair and uses COM fabric. This item is part of our custom program, you may contact us for more information on this chair or other designs that may be available.

Settee: This is a traditional wood settee with carved details that changes dramatically with the addition of the modern fabric shown. This settee is a custom finished item and uses COM fabric. This sofa is part of our custom program, you may contact us for more information on this item or other designs that may be available.

Dec 17, 2014

Chinoiserie Toile Fabric by Robert Allen

French Twist on an Old Classic

This chinoiserie toile fabric has an Asian motif in four beautiful colorways. A bold and modern take on a French classic merges with a whimsical design mixed with traditional. Pastoral vistas of pagodas and flowering trees are energized with new and unexpected hues of color. This fabric can create a vivid panorama on everything from a headboard to an entire room!

Fabric info:
Pattern: Neo Toile
Four colorways: Indigo, Red Lacquer, Coral or Cove.
Repeat: 13.5" horizontal x 25" vertical.
Fabric: A 100% cotton fabric with a medium duty rating.
Pricing: A great medium price point at $44.00 yd. retail.

Sold at Robert Allen Design, to the Trade.


Asian toile fabric
Chinoiserie Toile Fabric in Red Lacquer



Neo Toile in Indigo


Neo Toile in Coral


Neo Toile in Cove


Closeup of Neo Toile in Cove

Dec 16, 2014

Hickory Wood Rustic Chair with Cushions

upholstered cushions on log chair
Hickory Wood Lounge Chair

Rustic Wood Log Chair
This beautiful upholstered log chair is rustic yet refined enough for many spaces. The real hickory logs are hand picked for each chair and left natural except for an added clear coating for protection. The chair comes with muslin cushions for using right away or you can send fabric for a COM order. The cushions are thick for comfort seating and are dacron wrapped foam. This chair is for indoor use only. Use on covered area at your own discretion. Size: 32" wide x 34" deep x 39" high. Item C07057 at The Designer Insider shop. Email us for any special quotes.
Custom Hickory Log Chair

This is the same chair but with a "special order" fabric which we provide for a quoted price. The chair comes with muslin cushions or COM cushions. Contact us for pricing.

Dec 15, 2014

Kravet Features a New Collection from Jeffrey Alan Marks

A new collection for Kravet by Jeffrey Alan Marks! This collection features a variety of prints where some are even accented with embroidery. Relaxed yet tailored for a variety of interiors. A sampling below!


jeffrey alan marks fabrics
Fabrics by Jeffrey Alan Marks - JAM approved!


Left to right:
Spiro in Poppy - This is a 100% linen fabric with a contemporary print that has a heavy durability rating. It has been sanforized with a soil and stain finish for multipurpose uses. A 14" height repeat with a 27" width repeat. Also comes in Mineral, Grass, Beach, River and Wet Rock. Each colorway has a mixture of colors for a wide variety of choices.

Entrada in Poppy - This is a cotton/poly blend in a heavy duty fabric that is great to mix with other patterns. The repeat is 13.5" for width and height. Works well with modern or traditional interiors. Also comes in Cloud, Sand and Sunray.

Tamplin in Pewter - This is a geometric pattern in a linen with embroidery that has some metallic touches. A medium sized repeat of 13" for multipurpose uses like draperies and pillows. Also comes in Java and Ocean.

Dec 12, 2014

Red Ceramic Kitchen Pendant! BEST SELLER!

ceramic glazed red pendants
Red Ceramic Kitchen Pendant

Red Glazed Terracotta Pendant
This pendant is a best seller! Perfect for kitchens, hallways and rustic entryways. The all ceramic round pendant has a red glazed finish on a flared shade design. The inside of the pendant is a distressed cream. The trim is black including the canopy and the cording which can be adjusted. Holds one light at 100w maximum. Size: 10" across the bottom of the shade x 13" high up to where the cord meets. Item C09786 at The Designer Insider shop. Also comes in ivory, C09787.  BEST SELLER!


Off White Glazed Pendant

Ivory Glazed Kitchen Pendant, C09787.

Dec 11, 2014

Traditional Room with Modern Accents

Modern Touches in a Traditional Room

Get This Look! Go modern with bright colors, modern fabrics and mix with your traditional touches!

Floor lamps: C08357, a Winterthur torchiere floor lamp with a mixed finish of gold and silver and smokey crystals. A best seller! This lamp has chandeliers and ceiling lights to match. Four candelabra bulbs behind seeded glass. Height is 71" high.  Item C08357 at The Designer Insider shop. Click to see more Winterthur Lighting here.

Cocktail Table: C04155, a round iron cocktail table with a metallic bronze finish. The iron round base has a clear glass 42" wide top. Item C04155 at The Designer Insider shop.

Sofa: C07064, a beautiful French styled settee with carved wood and gorgeous curves. Comes in a custom finish and COM fabrics. This chair is available through our Custom Program. Contact us for more information.

Chairs: C07025, a French style carved wood chair. Comes in a custom finish and COM fabrics. This chair is available through our Custom Program. Contact us for more information.


Dec 10, 2014

Bird Wallpaper and Fabrics from Schumacher

Birds of a Feather Flock Together!


Beautiful bird fabrics and wallpapers from Schumacher.

Chenonceau: One of the most popular patterns from Schumacher. Comes in fabric or wallpaper. Eight colorways available.

Caumsett: A textured wallpaper using natural feathers. Arranged by hand in a layered pattern. Comes only in wallpaper. Only one colorway as seen here.

Chinois Palace: A full repeat design featuring exotic birds and flowering trees. Comes in fabric or wallpaper in four beautiful colorways.

Walden: Crafted entirely by hand using natural feathers. Only comes in wallpaper in this one colorway.

A-Twitter: One of the most popular wallpapers depicting a graphic tree as the backdrop for songbirds. Only comes in wallpaper in two colorways, Winter or Summer.

Everglades: Another feather wallpaper all crafted by hand. Only comes in wallpaper in this one colorway.

Other bird patterns not shown:
Wired: Comes in fabric in five colorways.
Katmandu: A wallcovering of birds in four colorways in subtle tones.
Biscayne: A wallcovering of natural feathers that only comes in one colorway.

Dec 9, 2014

Mid-Century Modern Lighting and Furniture

Some of our best Mid-Century modern styles!

These items are riding a wave of popularity with bold and angular lines that incorporates the quirky fashions of the 50's and 60's. Mid-Century modern has been influencing tv and movies and now falls over to fashion and home furnishings too. The proportions and finishes are all new and are based on what consumers are asking for today. See some of our faves below!


wood slatted oval pendant
Oval Shaped Wood Pendant with Oatmeal Shade


Modern Wood and Burlap Large Pendant
This mid-century modern paradigm has softly rounded vertical slats in a polished fruitwood. It envelopes a putty burlap shade for a play on texture. Item C09096 at The Designer Insider shop. Matches pendant C09099 too.


rustic white modern lamps
Modern Rustic White Glazed Lamp

Antique White Rustic Modern Lamp
Clean symmetry and with a nod to mid-century design, this lamp is ideal in a range of settings. Antique white over terracotta with an off white shade. Item C06198 at The Designer Insider shop. This same design is available in gray, plum, orange, yellow and teal.


coffee tables in wood and glass
Round Wood and Glass Modern Coffee Table


Modern Round Walnut Coffee Table
A simple glass top is fitted above unfurled legs in a modern wood design. The weathered walnut finish makes this table a charming accent. Item C03230 at The Designer Insider shop. Also comes larger, item C03231.


gold and white globed chandelier
Modern Washed Gold Round Pendant Chandelier

Globed Gold Mid-Century Modern Chandelier
This chandelier is chic and contemporary with an airy frame that has a refined look. Six globes provide ample lighting and are enhanced by the washed distressed gold finish. Item C09515 at The Designer Insider shop.


ebony rubbed wood table lamp
Wood Conical Modern Table Lamp

Rubbed Ebony Wood Table Lamp
This lamp has rustic ebony finish over wood in an alluring conical shape that has been rubbed off leaving the residue. Detailed with antique brass and a square poplin shade. Item C06163 at The Designer Insider shop.


upholstered settee with selected finishes
Custom Finished Settee with Com Fabric


Modern Curved Wood Settee
A beautiful curved settee with a feel for Hollywood glamour. Available in several finishes and is part of our Custom Com furniture. Item C07014 at The Designer Insider shop. Matches our chair C07015.


rustic gold textured modern wall sconce
Textured Gold Modern Wall Sconce with Matching Chandelier

Textured Gold Modern Wall Sconce
This modern design gets a millenial renovation with this sconce. Precise lines sparkle with a new glimmering textured gold and then is topped with an oatmeal square shade. Part of the Winterthur Collection. Item C05190 at The Designer Insider shop. Matches chandelier C09585.


natural rustic wood sideboard and media cabinets
Repurposed Wood Modern Sideboard

Rustic Repurposed Wood Sideboard
This mid-century modern design has been updated with a variation of reclaimed natural wood in a geometric design. Old iron hardware reinforces the streamlined feel of this cabinet. Item C03993 at The Designer Insider shop.

See more modern designs in furniture and lighting at The Designer Insider!

Dec 8, 2014

Bright Modern Woven Fabrics by Robert Allen

woven bright modern fabrics
Robert Allen Woven Fabrics

Go bright and capture the light with these modern fabric colors for an inspiring and rich interior. These fabrics are part of the Sunrise Color Collection from Robert Allen.

Top to Bottom:
Electron in Sunrise - This fabric is a beautiful embroidered modern palette with gorgeous shades of turquoise, gold and yellow. This fabric has a medium duty rating with a medium repeat size. Also comes in Violet Sky, shades of purple, turquoise and green on a neutral ground.

Boxed Squares in Sunrise - The perfect fabric to pair with all your printed fabrics. This modern patterned fabric is a solid color in a new modern golden shade. Comes in eleven wonderful colorways. High duty rating for upholstery.

Road Bump in Sunrise - This unique woven pattern has a small repeat and a heavy duty rating for upholstery. It repeats the colors found in the above fabric, Electron. The bright colors will light up any room. Also comes in two other bright modern colorways: Saffron and Pool.

All of these fabrics are part of the Sunrise color library which features 52 beautiful fabrics in an array of colors. See all of this collection at Robert Allen Design.

Dec 5, 2014

Bar Stools and Counter Stools!

iron and leather bar stool
Black Iron Ring Stools with Black Leather

hammered iron bar stool
Hammered Iron Stools with Muslin Cushion

all iron stools
Bronze and Brass Iron Moon Shaped Stools

Iron Bar Stools and Counter Stools
Three different styles! These stools are all iron with different seating options as seen above. Choose your favorite! Three heights; Bar stool height, counter stool height and table height. Click here to read more about these great stools!

Dec 4, 2014

Colonial Primitive Sideboard and Sconces

GET THIS LOOK!
country furniture and sconces
Primitive Room Decor

Primitive Dark Distressed Sideboard: A southern primitive design first made in the 1850's. This sideboard features turned wood legs and a carved back board that mixes primitive with modern elements. Drawers are dovetailed and felt lined for storage. Dark mahogany stain over solid wood (looks black). Size:  67" long x 59" high x 21" deep from wall. Item C03139 at The Designer Insider shop.

Rustic Black Iron Wall Sconce - This sconce works with modern or primitive interiors like the room above. The iron is finished in a rustic black and the shade is an antiqued glazed parchment. Size: 21" high x 6" wide. Item C05111 at The Designer Insider shop.

Dec 3, 2014

Faux Wallpaper from F Schumacher!

Fabulous Faux Wallpaper!


Faux Wallpaper from Schumacher!


From the top:
Shagreen in Cloud - Comes in eight colorways.
Komodo in Prussian - Comes in five colorways.
Sueded Leather in Ash - Comes in two colorways
Shagreen in Cordovan - Comes in eight colorways.
Morgan Leather in Saddle - Comes in two colorways.

Schumacher's newest wall covering collection is the Fabulous Faux Collection. The selections goes from ribbed metal to crocodile skin to suede to wood. They are all so gorgeous, no one will guess they are not real. Ideal for a range of spaces for walls or ceilings where you need a spark of luxury.

Dec 2, 2014

Modern Laundry Room Lighting

clear glass pendants
Silver Pendant with Glass Balls

Modern Silver and Glass Pendant
A modern laundry room lighting option! This glass pendant has a look that is light as air with its clear glass balls and shimmering contemporary silver leaf. This ceiling light will make a bold statement to any room. Kick up your laundry room a notch using this modern pendant and brilliant colors.

Item C09205 at The Designer Insider shop. Size: 15" wide across x 22" high. One light at 100w maximum for plenty of illumination. Comes with a 6 foot chain.
Photo courtesy of the Ronald McDonald Showhouse in Long Island.

Dec 1, 2014

Decorating with Modern Print Fabrics by Schumacher

modern bright prints
Zanzibar Linen Print by Schumacher
Zanzibar Linen Print
Colorway: Cerulean
This more modern print on 100% linen has brilliant colors with a floral palette that is a mixture of foliage, flowers and modern symbols. A true work of art in a full repeat. Comes in Sandalwood, Melon and Cerulean.


modern pink prints
Astana Weave Fabric by F Schumacher

Astana Weave
Colorway: Mulberry
This is a stylized fabric design of flowers, leaves and pomegranates originating from a traditional damask design of the late 17th century. They have increased the scale and simplified the motifs to create this large repeat fabric. Only comes in this one colorway, Mulberry.

All fabrics from F Schumacher. To the trade.

Nov 26, 2014

Lamp of the Week! Gold Iron Seahorse Lamp

Our new favorite lamp!


Gold Iron Seahorse Lamp
This beautiful lamp was inspired by early seahorse illustrations that appeared inside book covers for Roycroft. The all iron seahorse is a perfect addition to a beach house decor or modern setting. The iron seahorse is perched on a white marble base with gold feet and finished in a rustic rough gold with a distressed look. The shade is a hardback in an antiqued white satin in a popular rectangular shape. Use this table height lamp to make a statement in a modern or beach setting. It has one light at 100w maximum and a 3 way switch with a clear silver cord. Total lamp height is 28.75" high. Item GV882131 at The Designer Insider shop.

Nov 24, 2014

Decorating with Winter Floral Prints!

Winter floral fabrics that will make your room beautiful!

peony tapestry floral fabric
Peony Tapestry by F Schumacher
Peony Tapestry
Colorway: Chestnut
A beautiful cotton and rayon floral tapestry fabric in a deep chestnut. The peonies are light tones and show beautifully with shots of blue and pink. A large repeat on this woven fabric.


winter floral fabrics
Sandoway Vine by F Schumacher
Sandoway Vine
Colorway: Seaglass
This beautiful fabric combines tropical flowers and foliage on linen all in cool colors of blues, greens, purple and white. This print was adapted from a French block print in the late nineteenth century. A large repeat on this woven linen fabric.


Tea stained floral fabrics
Indian Arbre by F Schumacher
Indian Arbre
Colorway: Tea
This is a tree of life fabric pattern based on hand painted panels in the 17th century. The floral mix and background are subtle shades of color with a tea stained look. A full repeat that works well with drapes on 100% linen.

All fabrics sold through F Schumacher. To the trade.

Nov 21, 2014

Lamp of the Week! Traditional Wood Table Lamp: Available in Two Finishes

A classic traditional wood lamp in a choice of two finishes!
distressed black wood living room lamps
Antiqued Black Wood Classic Lamp
Antique Black Wood Lamp
Item C06536 at The Designer Insider shop.
Finish: Antique black over wood with some distressing. Gold leaf accents on the base adds a punch. The shade is a beige poplin with a medium drum size of 15" width. Lamp height: 29" high.
washed wood classic vase lamps
Washed Wood Classic Lamp
Washed Ivory Wood Lamp 
Item C06529 at The Designer Insider shop.
Finish: Washed ivory over wood with distressing. Gold leaf accents on the base adds a punch. The shade is a flax linen with a medium drum size of 15" width. Lamp height: 29" high.

Nov 20, 2014

Long Island Showhouse - Ronald McDonald House for Charity

See two of our light fixtures as part of the Ronald McDonald showhouse for October 2014!


This room was displayed in the Ronald McDonald Showhouse in October 2014.

Gold Modern Chandelier Pendant C09414
Size: 25" across x 18" high. Hangs with gold rods.
A brilliant gold chandelier with a contemporary frame and a modern gold leaf. Hangs with extension rods in the same finish.

Black and Gold Modern Desk Lamp C06865
Size: 29" high with adjustable swing arm.
A transitional lamp with a classic metallic antique brass shade with a dark iron wheel base.

Nov 19, 2014

All White Lamps with White Shades

All White Lamps with White Shades
Most white lamps have cream or off white shades, but these lamps are white with all white shades for adding that true splash of white for a pop in your room. Crisp white can be timeless!


White Transitional Urn Lamp with White Shade

White Transitional Urn Lamp
White ceramic urn with acrylic accents and a white parchment paper shade. Size: 35" high. Item C06478 at The Designer Insider shop.


white coral lamp
Glossy White Coral Motif Lamp with White Shade

White Coral Table Lamp
Glossy white lacquered stylized coral motif lamp with a white silk shade. Size: 32" high. Item C06763 at The Designer Insider shop.


white roman column lamp
Glossy White Roman Column Lamp with White Shade

White Roman Column Lamp
Our newest! Glossy white traditional column lamp with a white parchment paper shade. Size: 37" high, an oversized taller lamp. Item C06506 at The Designer Insider shop.


modern white lamp
Modern White Vase Lamp with White Shade

White Modern Vase Table Lamp
Superb opal white vase with nickel accents and a white parchment paper shade. A medium size for smaller tables. Size: 30" high. Item C06484 at The Designer Insider shop.

There you are! Four true white lamps with white shades. No cream, off white or black shades. See more lamps at The Designer Insider!

Nov 18, 2014

Beveled Glass and Brass Foyer Pendant

Beveled Glass and Antique Brass makes a lighting statement! NEW!


Beveled Glass and Antique Brass Foyer Lantern
This beautiful foyer styled lantern is all glass and antique brass for a brilliant illumination. Each pane of glass in this pendant has been hand beveled to enhance the reflection and refraction of light. The frame is all solid brass finished in an antiqued brass including the candle holder in the middle. Three lights are suspended on a rod just below the middle portion of the lantern. Perfect for taller foyers or great rooms. Matches our large wider glass pendant SA790483. Size: 14" wide across the middle shade x 29" high up to where the large chain connects. Item SA790484 at The Designer Insider shop.

Nov 17, 2014

Imperial Trellis Fabric or Wallpaper

Trellis Wallpaper and Fabric in 33 choices! Go bold or go neutral! From F Schumacher!



Get your TRELLIS PATTERN fix with one of these patterned choices:

Wallpaper: Imperial Trellis on wallpaper.
Colorways: Alabaster; Sable Gloss; Cinnabar Gloss; Blush; Mineral; Jet; Citrine; Treillage; Soft Aqua; Silver; Charcoal; Onyx Gloss!

Fabric: Imperial Trellis on Linen.
Colorways: Parchment/Midnight; Natural/Coffee; Citrine/Ivory; Treillage/Ivory.

Fabric: Imperial Trellis Velvet.
Colorways: Peacock; Chartreuse; Byzantine; Noir; Fawn.

Fabric: Imperial Trellis Sheer.
Colorway: Meringue.

Wallpaper: Imperial Trellis II on wallpaper.
Colorways: Ivory/Mandarin; Ivory/Navy; Sand/Ivory; Java/Cream; Jet; Mineral; Blush.

Fabric: Imperial Trellis II on Linen.
Colorways: Ivory/Mandarin; Ivory/Navy; Sand/Ivory; Java/Cream; Jet; Mineral; Blush.



Our favorite is this neutral choice:
Imperial Trellis II on 100% linen. Colorway: Sand/Ivory.
Repeat: H 6" x V 12".

Nov 14, 2014

Lamp of the Week! Antiqued Brass Meets Black

black shaded brass modern lamps
Best Seller Brass and Black Loop Lamp


Antique Brass and Black Table Lamp
This table lamp showcases the appeal of simple symmetry with a shapely metal frame that merges at the black marble base. The metal is all finished in a softer antique brass with an oval shade all in black shantung. The smaller shade allows this lamp to fit on narrower tables. This lamp is brand new and already a BEST SELLER! Height: 31" high. Item C06572 at The Designer Insider shop.

Nov 13, 2014

Modern Braid Trim by Brimar

How to trim with braid!


braid trim on draperies
Trimming with Braid Trim

Trim a shade in flat braid to make it stand out!



Trim sofa cushions with braid to make unique patterns.



Make a unique pattern on a valance!

All braid trim and photos by Brimar, to the trade.