Oct 30, 2014

Lamp of the Week! Faux Bois Branch Lamp!



Faux Bois Concrete Branch Table Lamp
This is our newest faux bois item! The lamp features a single branch with a profile that looks all natural and with just the right curves and texture for a great look. The finial is the same so it makes the branch look like a continuous design on through the lamp shade. The branch is concrete with a natural gray color with some brown for an aged and natural appearance. The base is an aged dark steel color over iron. The shade is an off white linen in a smaller drum size. Total lamp height: 30" high. Indoor lamp only. Item C06359 at The Designer Insider shop.

Rustic Repurposed Wood Furniture! All New!

Two great rustic wood furniture pieces for storage or serving. Use these pieces for any room in the house to make a statement when mixing old with the new!


Repurposed Natural Wood Sideboard
This is a very rustic styled cabinet that features iron hardware with a profile of natural repurposed wood. The cabinet is made of strips of natural wood from several species to obtain the coloration you see here. The strips are adhered together then made into this rustic and weathered design. Size: 72" long x 22" deep x 36" high. Item C03993 at The Designer Insider shop.




Repurposed Natural Wood Drawer Chest
A very rustic styled chest with three drawers and no hardware. Strips of wood have been used in this unique design for a more rustic and natural wood look for modern homes. Size: 31" wide x 18" deep x 32" high. Item C03221 at The Designer Insider shop.

Oct 29, 2014

Bright Modern Fabrics by S.Harris

Bold, Daring and Funky! These colorful fabrics are all some of the best sellers from S.Harris. This company has been around since the early 1900's and has built the reputation of being a leading supplier for high end contemporary textiles and innovative colors. A designer favorite!
Below the photo is the list of fabrics in a mixed array. If the challenge is too much for you to figure out, just email us with questions about any fabric.

bright woven modern fabrics
Bold, Daring and Funky Modern Fabrics from S.Harris

S.Harris Fabrics by Fabricut.
Left upper corner: Brushstroke Velvet in Maldive
Below left corner: Francium in Black                                
Below Francium: Synapse in Avenue
Middle upper: Oya in Orange Crush
Right upper corner: Repeller in Charm
Below Repeller: Synapse in Rouge
Below Synapse on right: Rooibos in Zebra
Blue fabric on right: Indulge in Cerulean
Left of blue fabric: Indulge in Rame
Under blue fabric: Pebble Road in Chromeo
Left of Pebble Road: Shake Boucle in Pepper
Stripe fabric at bottom: Dylan Stripe in Circus
Left of stripe: Vivier in Lapis
Quilted fabric in middle: Shout Quilt in Punch
Sheer on top of Shout Quilt: Liner in Zebra

Oct 28, 2014

Antiqued Iron Can Pendants for Kitchens, Islands or Hallways

Rustic kitchen and island pendants, all new!!  These iron can pendants have been kicked up a notch!

Pendant has an antiqued tin finish.

Antique Tin and Glass Pendant
This beautiful pendant is a round can shape that illuminates due to added glass. The round can is all iron with large and small holes placed in the iron can. A clear glass liner added to the inside of the pendant has glass dots that protrude through the holes and allows extra illumination including from the open bottom. The iron is finished in a distressed antique tin including the 6 foot chain and canopy. Clear glass makes this light brighten your space. Use this in multiples over islands or down hallways. Size: 9" wide x 11" high. Item C09698 at The Designer Insider shop.


Iron Can Pendant with Glass Liner

Tall Antique Tin and Glass Pendant
Larger size: 8" wide x 18" high for taller ceilings. Item C09697 at The Designer Insider shop.

Oct 27, 2014

Orange Decor for Fall!

Go Orange for Fall! Decorate with orange for an impact in your room!



Modern Orange Seashell Pendant Chandelier
This beautiful coral seashell chandelier is something special! Great for dining or for a foyer. Item C09408 at The Designer Insider shop. There is a wall sconce to match, C05143.



We love this 100% polyester fabric from Candice Olson! This fabric is perfect for draperies and pillows with its spiral embroidered design. This geometric design will make an impact in your room.
Pattern: Exhilaration
Colorway: Autumn
Fabric by Candice Olson sold through Kravet.



Three orange lamps that fits into your modern decor.
Left to right:
C06351 - Modern Orange Table Lamp - 31" high.
This lamp has an upbeat and funky shape all in a rustic terracotta with a glazed orange finish.
C06695 - Pumpkin Terracotta Lamp - 35" high.
A sleek column of natural terracotta finished in a glazed pumpkin finish.
C06077 - Modern Antiqued Rustic Orange Lamp - 33" high.
Distressed finish but with a modern shape for today's interiors.



This is one of the most popular fabrics sold by Kravet for Echo Design. A more modern paisley print that is perfect for draperies, pillows and light furniture use. The fabric is a 55% linen/45% cotton medium repeat print that has been softened for a beautiful finish. One of our faves!
Pattern: Madira
Colorway: Papaya
Fabric by Echo Design sold through Kravet.



A sandblasted oak chair with lime wash and soft orange leather seating can be the spotlight in your dining room! Item  GV2376 and GV2377 at The Designer Insider shop.



This popular fabric from Thom Filicia features a linen/cotton print that works well for a lot of uses. It has been sanforized for easy care and has a multipurpose use. The floral print has a modern feel with a smaller repeat that is perfect for pillows and ottomans. It comes in six soft colorways, so there is a shade for everyone!
Pattern: Sandy Pond
Colorway: Roseberry
Fabric by Thom Filicia sold through Kravet.
Modern Steel Airline Bench with Orange Leather
Modern and sophisticated, this steel bench has soft leather seating in a bright orange for your great room or hallway. Item GV991555 at The Designer Insider shop.

Oct 24, 2014

Lamp of the Week! Industrial Bronze Iron Floor Lamp

aged bronze iron floor lamp
Industrial Iron Floor Lamp

Industrial Iron Floor Lamp in Bronze Gold
This floor lamp has a very industrial look with its iron turned body with intermittent squares of iron all along the shaft. This gives this lamp a bolt and screw look. The base is square to complete the design along with the round finial on top. The iron is finished in an aged bronze with some gold as distressing. The shade is a light beige linen in a larger round drum shape. Add a touch of industrial to your room! This item is new, you may preorder if not yet in stock. Item C08071 at The Designer Insider shop.

Oct 23, 2014

Decorating with Sanderson Wallpaper for Kids

Scribbler Wallpaper from Sanderson

We love this wallpaper for kid's rooms. This is a fun and versatile wallpaper pattern of pencils all in a row. Use this pattern on just one wall for an impact. A great new pattern from Sanderson.
Collection: Little Sanderson - Abracazoo Wallpapers
Pattern: Scribbler
Three Colorways: Vintage (seen here); Blue or Red.

Oct 22, 2014

Rustic Woven Braid Trim from Kravet Couture

Kravet Burnished Metal Trim Braids
Rustic Trim Braid in Eight Colors

We love this rustic trim braid for its metal buttons and mix of colors that makes it so unique. This is a 2" braid that can be used on pillows, furniture and draperies. The woven look is formed by rayon, metal and metallic threads woven together to create this exclusive braid. You can only find it at Kravet! See more luscious colors below.
Pattern: Starry Night
Color above: Copper

Pattern: Starry Night
Color: Aged Ore

Pattern: Starry Night
Color: Bronze

Pattern: Starry Night
Color: Miner's Gold

Pattern: Starry Night
Color: Nickel

Pattern: Starry Night
Color: Platinum

Pattern: Starry Night
Color: Rustic Iron

Pattern: Starry Night
Color: Titanium

There you have it! A colorway for everyone. This trim will fit into traditional or modern homes. Sold to the trade by Kravet.



Oct 21, 2014

Decorating Best Seller - Round Gold Antiqued Mirror

Our best selling mirror now comes in two sizes! Small or large, you choose the size!

gold iron antiqued round mirror
Antiqued Gold Iron Round Mirror


Hammered Iron Round Gold Leaf Mirror
Small or large, this mirror now comes in two sizes! The perfect mirror for modern or traditional homes. This mirror is simple and sleek in design with an understated luxury feel. The round mirror glass is antiqued with just enough distressing to give the mirror some character. The frame is narrow iron so it is not obtrusive and is lightly hammered. It is then finished in a beautifully hand applied distressed gold leaf.
Click below to see each mirror for more information.
Large Round Gold Mirror - C01088 - 42" across.
Small Round Gold Mirror - C01096 - 21" across.

See all or our round mirrors at The Designer Insider, click here!

Oct 20, 2014

Modern Steel Airline Bench - Six Choices!

cowhide leather on stainless steel bench

Modern Steel Bench with Leather Seating - Click here for information!
Choose this modern steel airline bench with a leather that fits your lifestyle. A perfect bench for living rooms, foyers and back hallways. Polished steel mixes with a top grain cowhide leather to give you the look you deserve.
Available: Holstein Cowhide of black and white; Black Hair Cowhide; Orange Grain Leather; Citron Grain Leather; Aqua Grain Leather or Ivory Grain Leather.

Oct 17, 2014

Lamp of the Week! Rustic White Washed Wood Lamp

rustic white rectangular lamp
White Washed Wood Lamp

Rustic White Washed Wood Lamp
This rustic wood lamp is hand carved into this vase shape and then white washed for a soft look. The lamp is wider than deep so it fits nicely on a narrow table. The shade is a rectangular bone linen that complements the overall design. Use this lamp in a modern or traditional setting for a great look! Size: 30" high x 17.5" wide across front x 10" deep front to back. One light at 150w maximum. Item C06767 at The Designer Insider shop.

Showroom view:


Oct 16, 2014

Modern Patterned Velvet! "Arts and Crafts" by Vervain

floral velvet fabrics
Arts and Crafts in Gemstone.

Modern Art Deco Patterned Velvet
This unique and beautiful fabric is a patterned velvet made in Italy. What a mix of color and pattern! All of the fabric you see in the photo is from the same fabric piece. This fabric has many colors and patterns that can be incorporated into your room in a number of ways. The repeat is extra large at 54" horizontal x 77" vertical. You can use this larger pattern as drapes and use smaller pieces like you see here. Gorgeous! This is a velvet with a mix of floral patterns, leaves and novelty patterns that are all rolled into one magnificent picture, just like stained glass. Fabric pattern: Arts and Crafts. Colorway: Gemstone. Content: 55% Viscose/45% Cotton. A "high end" Vervain fabric only sold through Fabricut.

Closeup view below:

velvet fabrics with patterns
Closeup view of repeat on fabric.

Oct 13, 2014

Modern Stripe on Linen! How to Use Modern Stripes in Decorating

Blithfield Fabrics

The Langham Collection from Blithfield
Blithfield designs and manufactures fabrics with contemporary inspirations to archival documents. The Langham Collection features printed fabrics and woven fabrics. We are featuring our favorite, Saybrook. This is a more contemporary fabric in a printed horizontal stripe on 100% linen that also works well in traditional homes. Below are more photos of this unique print. All fabrics from Blithfield, sold through Lee Jofa.

Pillows left to right:
Saybrook in Brown/Taupe
Hadleigh in Pink
Hadleigh in Blue/Aqua/Lime
Saybrook in Pumpkin/Orange
Saybrook in Blue/Aqua/Lime
Bench: Launceton Stripe in Olive/Aqua



Using A Stripe Fabric on a Modern Chair

Striped Fabrics on Chairs
This modern chair works well with the Saybrook fabric for a contemporary addition to your room.
Modern chair: Saybrook in Blue/Aqua/Lime
Drapery: Albemarle in Green

Stripes for Draperies

Striped Fabrics for Draperies
Go horizontal with stripes for a modern look.
Drapery: Saybrook in Pumpkin/Orange
Chair: Lowell in Silver

























Oct 10, 2014

Lamp of the Week! Amber Glass Lamp

amber glass lamp
Amber Glass Table Lamp

Classic Amber Glass Table Lamp
This lamp has a classic silhouette that has been crafted with romantic dark amber glass. It is then topped with an eggshell shantung shade and trimmed in a darker brass. Perfect for traditional or modern rooms. Size: 32" high. Item C06089 at The Designer Insider shop. BEST SELLER!

 Showroom view:






Oct 9, 2014

Decorating 101: The Perfect Round Mirror!


round gold mirror
The Perfect Round Mirror 

Sleek and sophisticated with a simple design makes this mirror effortlessly chic! A light antiqued mirror is surrounded by a slender gold frame that will add allure to any space. Use this mirror over a fireplace, in a foyer, as a bedroom mirror or even in a bath. A mirror that everyone can use in a modern or traditional setting!
Size: 42" across.
Finish: Slightly distressed gold leaf on an iron frame.
Weight: 44 pounds.
Item: C01088 at The Designer Insider shop.

Oct 8, 2014

Modern Faux Leather Fabrics

modern vinyl fabrics
Modern Faux Leathers

Modern Faux Leather Fabrics
These faux leathers feature a more modern look with brighter colors and unique textures. Use this high durability faux leather on furniture, walls and indoor/outdoor porches.

Top to bottom:
Nifty - Neon - An indoor/outdoor vinyl that comes in 20 different colors.
Corbin - Pearl  (second and third fabric)- A faux striped grain vinyl that comes in 7 different colors.
Belvedere - Pewter - This faux leather has an animal skin texture in 8 colors that are shades of brown or gray.
Linus - Epoxy - A faux leather in a modern textured pattern. Comes in 8 soft colors.
Corky - Parchment - A vinyl that has the look of cork in shades of brown and this unique parchment color seen here.

All faux leathers by S Harris, through Fabricut.
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Oct 6, 2014

Candle Wall Sconces!



wall sconces for candles
Decorative Candle Wall Sconces

Wall Sconces for Candles
Beautiful sconces for all style of rooms from traditional to modern. Choose your favorite! Click here to go to our website to see all the in stock candle wall sconces: The Designer Insider shop!

Oct 1, 2014

Decorating with Ethnic Fabrics. The Big Sky Collection from Pindler.

southwestern fabrics
Big Sky Fabric Collection

Big Sky Collection from Pindler. Featuring Ethnic and Southwestern Fabrics!

This is an authentic Southwestern fabric collection that gets its inspiration from classic Americana and Indian culture. You will find vintage stripes, blanket patterns and hand woven textiles. Subtle accent colors and updated desert tones are exclusive to this collection from Pindler. Seven designs that all have a high durability rating.

Fabrics top to bottom:
Brooks in Adobe. Comes in eleven fabulous colors.
Walker in Navajo. Also comes in Mesa and Sandstone.
Sequoia in Mesa. Also comes in Navajo, Thunder and Sandstone.
Colton in Adobe. Also comes in Mesa, Navajo and Thunder.
Clint in Adobe. Also comes in Mesa, Navajo and Thunder.

Sep 30, 2014

Charleston Antiqued Gray Media and Storage Cabinet

larger gray brown distressed cabinet with mirrored doors
Antiqued Gray Brown Media Armoire
Antiqued Mirrored Gray Media Storage Cabinet
This larger antiqued storage cabinet is perfect for media storage and to be the focal point in your room! This cabinet is versatile for just about any room in the house.  This Charleston styled cabinet comes in two pieces with the bottom serving as a buffet and the top for storage. Two drawers and two separate cabinets with large doors and adjustable shelves provides plenty of storage. The cabinet doors are beautifully accented with wooden x's and with antiqued mirrors. Crafted from a hardwood with a grain like oak that gives this gray/brown stain a texture with variations in tones that are common. Shades of antique gray and browns with a sandblasted finish and natural wax coating for protection and a beautiful smooth sheen. Notice also the ball feet that completes the look. Hardware and hinges are a distressed nickel. Size: 88" high x 64" wide x 25" deep. Item weight is a heavy 364 pounds. Large and roomy! Item C03162 at The Designer Insider shop. Showroom view below!

Inside view of cabinet showing openings for media.


Showroom view of antiqued gray/brown finish.

Showroom view shows true finish and illuminating mirrors!

Sep 29, 2014

Modern Upholstery Fabrics from Kravet.

modern green fabrics
Modern Green and Ivory Upholstery Fabric from Kravet

Modern Upholstery Fabrics in Green
These softer greens offers a verdant and lush oasis that matches perfectly with ivory hues inspired by a sand dollar. Offered through Kravet.

Fabric rolls from top:
33171-1623
33204-30
33232-316
33404-416
32821-3
33165-416

Sep 26, 2014

Tall White Urn Lamp! Lamp of the Week!

best seller white lamp
White Modern Urn Lamp

Transitional Timeless White Urn Lamp
This lamp is just as it says, it is timeless! The tall vase is glazed in all white with small crackles and with clear acrylic accents for the base and finial. The shade is a parchment white to complete the pleasing design. Size: 35" total height. Item C06478 at The Designer Insider shop. BEST SELLER!


  Showroom view:


Sep 25, 2014

Bar and Serving Carts!

Great serving bar carts for serving! Four great choices for modern or traditional homes.


wood tray bar cart
Wood Folding Tray Serving Cart

Wood Bar Cart with Removable Tray!
This is a beautiful wood bar cart with a medium stain and a removable tray top. The legs are a folding style that are cleverly disguised underneath the removable top tray. Both tiers are wood including the tray top. The tray can also double as a bed or serving tray. Size: 34" long x 19" wide side to side x 29" total height. Item GV720075 at The Designer Insider shop.


white bar cart
White Modern Serving Cart

Modern White Lacquered Bar Cart
This is a design that is reminiscent of the entertainment period of the mid-century. The all metal cart is finished in a matte white lacquer for a sophisticated elegance on this modern design. The handles are integrated into the design completing the rectangular shape with a modern geometric motif. Size: 36" long x 16" wide side to side x 42" total height at the top of the handles on each end. Item GV2478 at The Designer Insider shop.


oval bar cart
Nickel Oval Serving Cart

Oval Nickel Bar Cart with Arbor Motif
This is a beautiful bar cart made of brass that has been plated with a modern shiny nickel finish. The cart is oval in shape with three shelves for plenty of storage space. The two top shelves are glass and the bottom shelf is a solid black granite piece encased within the nickel metal. The leg supports and the handles on each end are twig textured with superb detailing to resemble branches in an arbor and to bring a natural motif to the cart. Size: 41" long x 20" wide side to side x 37.5" total height. Item GV882048 at The Designer Insider shop.


oval brass serving cart
Brass Oval Serving Cart

Oval Brass Bar Cart with Arbor Motif
This is a beautiful bar cart made of brass with a modern softer brass finish. The cart is oval in shape with three shelves for plenty of storage space. The two top shelves are glass and the bottom shelf is a solid white marble piece encased within the brass metal. The leg supports and the handles on each end are twig textured with superb detailing to resemble branches in an arbor and to bring a natural motif to the cart. Size: 41" long x 20" wide side to side x 37.5" total height. Item GV882047 at The Designer Insider shop.