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.

Sep 24, 2014

Decorating with Modern Prints

Go modern with bold prints on your solid upholstery! All fabrics from Fabricut.


modern pillows
Bright Modern Prints for Pillows from Fabricut

Modern Printed Fabrics:
No need to redo upholstery, change your pillows and accessories as trends come and go. Choose modern bold prints for pillows and drapes to match with your solid upholstery. Notice the nailheads in nickel that mix with the nickel lamp and nickel cocktail table to keep this room modern.

Chairs: Cypress Hill in Navy; Alpine in Blue (back); Silverchair in Ivory (pillow).

Drapery: Sheryl Interlock in Ivory.

Sofa: Cypress Hill in Taupe.

Pillows left to right:
No Doubt in Citron
Mumford in Charcoal
The Clash in Teal

Sep 23, 2014

Our Top Ten "Best Selling" Wall Sconces!

white beach sconces
White Coral Wall Sconce
C05158- White Coral Wall Sconce - A white textured finish covers the wrought iron frame to create a sconce with oceanic beauty. Other light fixtures to match!


modern silver wall sconce
Silver Slim Modern Wall Sconce
C05908 - Silver Wall Sconce with Silk Shade - This sconce is slimmer in depth than most with its 4" depth. The silk shade curves back to the wall hiding the modern GU24 socket. Distressed silver over iron completes the look.


star wall sconce
Antiqued Mirror Star Wall Sconce
C05007 - Antiqued Mirrored Star Wall Sconce - Antiqued mirror panels are arranged over a distressed silver iron frame to create this beautiful starburst wall sconce. Our top seller!


Boxed Iron and Glass Wall Sconce
C05119 - Industrial Chic Boxed Iron Wall Sconce - This sconce blends industrial with metropolitan chic with its all iron boxed design and seeded glass disc that sits in front of the bulb. A mirrored back further illuminates the light with its old iron finish.


modern brass sconce
Modern Brass Shaded Wall Sconce
C05121 - Brass and Cream Silk Shaded Wall Sconce - This sconce has a mid-twentieth century design with a softer antique brass finish and a cream silk oval shade. Modern and sophisticated for transitional interiors.


modern brass sconce
Brass and Black Shaded Wall Sconce
C05021 - Brass and Black Silk Shaded Wall Sconce - This sconce has a mid-twentieth century design with a softer antique brass finish and a black silk oval shade. A modern and sophisticated choice for transitional interiors.

mirrored silver wall sconce
Antiqued Mirrored Wall Sconce
C05027 - Antiqued Mirror and Silver Wall Sconce - Traditional or modern, this sconce features a distressed silver finish with facets of antique mirror. Great with a shade or without for any interior.


clear glass shaded sconce
Bronze Gold Sconce with Glass Shade
C05127 - Bronze Gold Modern Glass Shaded Sconce - Bronze with gold highlights over iron makes this sconce distinctive especially with its clear glass shade. Also available is the same sconce with a frosted shade. A smaller sconce for traditional or modern interiors.


mirrored ornate sconce
Gold and Silver Traditional Mirrored Sconce
C05028 - Gold and Silver Empire Wall Sconce - This wall sconce is adorned with arrow and acorn accents in gold and silver leaf finishing with antiqued mirror to complete the look. A very traditional wall sconce with an Empire design.


Coach lantern wall sconce in bronze
Distressed Bronze Lantern Wall Sconce
C05030 - Distressed Bronze Wall Lantern Sconce - This beautiful lantern styled sconce features a bronze verdigris finish over iron and antiqued seeded glass panels. Tall and narrow for traditional or transitional interiors.

Click here for all of our sconces!  The Designer Insider Sconces

Sep 22, 2014

Kravet Gray, Green and Sea Blue Fabrics for Upholstery

kravet
Kravet Upholstery Fabrics

Modern upholstery fabrics in seaside blues and grays. All from Kravet.

Soft blues and greens with a dusty taste of gravel is offered in this new surf collection from Kravet and Panetone.
Fabrics from left:
33175-1635
33153-115
33169-1611
29569-560
28886-1615

Sep 19, 2014

The French General Collection: Fabric, Trim and Wallpaper

    Designer Fabrics: The French General Collection


French fabric
French General Fabrics
The French General Collection comes in three colorways: Bisque, French Blue and Rouge. This collection features fabric, trim and wallpaper and was founded by Kaari Meng. She traveled to France every summer and collected inspirational elements found throughout the countryside. She developed this collection in an old barn in upstate NY to reflect a simplistic lifestyle. This traditional collection focuses on linen and cotton fibers and conveys a luxurious French appeal. All sold to designers through Fabricut.

Click here to visit the French General Blog!


French style trim
French General Trim



First row: Bernadette in La Mer; Vanesque in La Mer; Colette in Rose; Charente in Bisque; Lautrec in Rouge.
Second row: Auvillar in La Mer; Charente in Rose; Cartier in Bisque; Cartier in Indigo; Dauphine in Bleu.
Third row: Bernadette in Rouge; Josette Linen in Linen; Lautrec in Bleu; Mirmande in Hemp; Charente in Bleu.
Fourth row: Vanesque in Bisque; Mirmande in Bleu; Josette Cotton in Bisque; Manon in Bleu; Manon in Rouge; Auvillar in Rose.


French wallpaper patterns
French General Wallcovering


Wallcovering: Clemence in Indigo.
Back pillow: Tournesal in Indigo; Trim is Cartier in Bisque.
Front pillow: Emile in Bleu; Trim is Auvillar in Bleu.
Bottom cushion: Albi Linen in Parchment.

All fabric, trim and wallcovering sold through Fabricut.


Sep 18, 2014

Designer Mirror: Soft Gold Iron Accessories and Table to Match

mirror and matching sconces
Gold Mirror and Sconces to Match

Soft gold hand forged iron in a spike design makes this mirror and matching sconces special!

Gold Sunburst Mirror:
The mirror frame is made of hand forged iron with an uneven quality to the iron to continue the hand forged look. The iron sunburst resembles spikes that are stacked at different widths to form this beautiful frame. The iron is then finished in a softer gold that surrounds a round beveled mirror. All hand crafted. Item SA790227 at The Designer Insider shop.

Gold Spiked Candle Wall Sconce:
This is a unique candle wall sconce that includes a clear glass shade. The iron resembles spikes that are stacked at different heights to form this beautiful sconce holder and continues onto the wall. Holds a 4" pillar candle. Item SA790228 at The Designer Insider shop.


Gold Iron Bench with Muslin Top:
This is a small and unique bench for just about any room in the home. Use it by a sofa or chair as a foot stool or seating. The top has an attached muslin cushion, not the fabric seen here. You can easily cover the cushion and make it your own. Item SA790374 at The Designer Insider shop.



Gold Side Table with White Marble Top:
This is a small and unique side table for just about any room in the home. Use it by a sofa or chair for a drink or display. This table is made of hand forged iron with an uneven quality to the iron to continue the hand forged look. The iron legs resemble spikes that are stacked to form the base, then finished in a soft gold. A metal band surrounds the top that holds a natural white marble slab. Item SA790373 at The Designer Insider shop.

Sep 17, 2014

Designer Fabrics: Deer Motif Fabric from Pindler and Pindler

rustic cabin fabrics
Deer Motif and Rustic Fabrics

The Gentlemen's Retreat Collection
This new collection from Pindler and Pindler is part of the Gentlemen's Retreat Collection featuring classic sophisticated patterns in suitable palettes of color. Weaves and textures are paired with stripes and patterns to make your room interesting and casual.

Fabrics from top:

Sanderson - A small repeat design in a Greek Key patterned woven with texture and interest. Color: Graphite. Comes in 19 colorways.

Becall - A classic houndstooth design in a woven texture that is suitable for upholstery. Color: Charcoal. Comes in 2 colorways.

Sanderson - A small repeat design in a Greek Key patterned woven with texture and interest. Color: Spice. Comes in 19 colorways.

Allendale - An exclusive stripe texture that is perfect for upholstery. Color: Yellowstone. Comes in 4 colorways.

Uncle Buck - An exclusive ethnic upholstery design featuring a stylized deer motif. Comes in a textural construction that is durable for upholstery. Color: Charcoal. Comes in 3 colorways. A repeat of 28" high x 27" wide.

All fabrics are from Pindler and Pindler, to the Trade.

Sep 16, 2014

Designer Furniture: Small Side Tables: Modern or Traditional

iron side tables with stone top
Small Side Tables in Iron


Need a great side table? We have lots of selections to choose from for all decor styles. The two above are just a sampling of the tables available. Click here:  Side Tables and then choose your favorite!

See all of our furniture: https://TheDesignerInsider.com.

Sep 15, 2014

Designer Fabrics: Outdoor Fabrics from DwellStudio in Turquoise and Lime

dwellstudio
Designer Fabrics from DwellStudio

DwellStudio's Outdoor Fabric Collection
This is a sampling of the Modern Bungalow Collection from DwellStudio for Robert Allen. These indoor/outdoor fabrics are a new assortment of exciting palettes and designs all crafted using Sunbrella. Very chic and durable for your decor. This is the turquoise and green palette, but other colorways are available with plenty of coordinating fabrics. Thank you DwellStudio!
Fabric from top:
Jungalow in Lime
Palmwood in Turquoise
Finmark in Turquoise
Nordic Stripe in Turquoise
Lazy Cabana in Turquoise

All fabrics sold through Robert Allen for DwellStudio.

Sep 12, 2014

Lamp of the Week! Black Lamp with Silver Skull Motif


Antique Nickel and Black Skull Lamp with Black Shade
This striking lamp is a very surreal antique nickel and black lamp with an unusual but popular motif. The skull is an antique nickel and it is affixed to a black base. The black parchment shade adds more drama to the overall design. Size: 29" high. Item C06007 at The Designer Insider shop.

Sep 11, 2014

Modern Silver Tall Pendant with Glass Balls

modern foyer pendants
Silver Iron and Glass Modern Pendant

Showroom view of Modern Glass Ball Pendant
This wonderful pendant is a tight spiral design shape finished with hand applied silver on the iron. Hand blown glass balls in graduated sizes twirl down the frame. The delicate clear glass and iron creates a sophisticated pendant all in a contemporary silver leaf. This is a larger pendant at 43" total height and is a slim 20" wide at the widest point. Comes with four lights for plenty of illumination and a six foot chain. Item C09001 at The Designer Insider shop.