Jul 23, 2014

Embroidered Braid Trim by Barry Dixon


Embroidered Braid Trim: English Fret Braid in Coral.
Five luscious colorways:
Coral - Coral on brown. (shown)
Platinum - Gray on linen.
Robin's Egg - Aqua on brown. (shown)
Sage - Light green on linen.
Velvet Walnut - Metallic on brown.

Ottoman: Panda Candy in Carnelian. A beautiful chenille in a small scaled pattern made of bamboo/cotton. Seven soft colorways: Carnelian (shown); Amethyst; Chartruese; Cloud; Moss; Mustard; Walnut. By Barry Dixon.

Trim and fabric by Barry Dixon, sold through Vervain.

Jul 22, 2014

The Modern Leather Wing Chair


Modern iron and leather wing chair:
Go modern with a new style of wing chair for your great room or office. This all iron framed chair has substantial weighted iron finished in an antiqued nickel color. Then brown grain cowhide belt leather is added for the seating. The leather is suspended by the iron frame and does not have a cushion. Soft and supple but with a more modern profile! Size: 46" high x 24" wide x 25" deep. Arm height is 22" high. Item GV270054 at The Designer Insider shop.

Jul 21, 2014

Modern Coral Prints by Tilton Fenwick through Duralee!


Go coral! These wonderful modern print fabrics all use a common color, Coral!  We love these cotton and linen prints by Tilton Fenwick of NY. All of these wonderful prints comes in other colorways and with equal beauty no matter which color you choose. All sold through Duralee.

First Row:
Gibbie in Coral. This is a large repeat in a cotton print with a modern motif. We love this coral background. Also comes in Lemon and Aqua/Green.

Cecilia in Coral. A medium sized print in cotton/linen for all uses. Also comes in Blue/Green; Sea Green; Lemon: Currant.

Sissy in Coral. A 100% linen print with a large repeat. Perfect floral for centering like you see on this chair. Also comes in Jonquil; Cactus; Lapis.


Second Row:
Chilvers in Mint/Red. This cotton print has a large repeat in a unique modern floral design. Also comes in Aqua and Sapphire.

Olsen in Mint/Red. A great cotton/linen fabric for upholstery, draperies or pillows. Also comes in Rose; Sapphire; Currant; Aqua/Green.

Paboreal in Coral. A unique cotton print with a peacock motif. Also comes in Sapphire; Cactus; Pink/Green.


Jul 18, 2014

Lamp of the Week! Black Marble Desk Lamp!


Modern Black Granite Desk Lamp
This is a shorter black stone lamp with a brass base finished in an antiqued look. This smaller lamp can be used for desks, bookcases or higher chests and is narrow enough for smaller spaces. The shade is an off white shantung and the lamp holds one 75w bulb. A best seller! Size: 20" high x 7" deep x 14" wide across the front. Item C06187 at The Designer Insider shop.

See all of our shorter lamps at The Designer Insider!

Jul 17, 2014

Braid Trim with Metallic Button from Fabricut! All New!


We love this new tape trim from Fabricut! This smaller tape is a cotton/metallic blend and only 3/4" wide. The addition of the button in a metallic finish gives this braid an extra punch. Use this braid on pillows, furniture, etc.

Pattern: Disquette
Size: 3/4" wide
Cotton braid trim with metallic button.

Colors, left to right:
Silhouette; Gold; Stone; Silver; Wheat
Exclusively sold through Fabricut.

Jul 16, 2014

Five Best Selling Cocktail Tables!

These are our top selling cocktail tables!


Nickel Round Modern Cocktail Table - Item GV992250 - This unique table is inspired by your favorite basic cuff bracelet. The all metal base is round but with an opening just like the bracelet. The texture is a scratched look on the metal with a nickel plated finish. Size: 36" across the round table x 16.5" high.



Gold Leaf Iron with Stone Top Cocktail Table - Item C04126 - This table is part of a larger collection of iron tables and shelving all in a soft gold leaf over heavy iron. The cocktail table is beautifully accompanied by a crystal stone top in a neutral tone. The solid bar frame is accentuated with a square detail on the foot. Size: 42" long x 25" wide x 22" high.




Modern Geometric Iron Cocktail Table - Item C04166 - This geometrically inspired and functional art piece is made of antiqued mirror on a sturdy base of iron. The iron is finished in a contemporary silver leaf with tones of gold. Size: 36" long x 26" wide x 20" high.



Distressed Gold Leaf Iron and Glass Cocktail Table - Item C04056 - This design was inspired by Poillerat and Jansen from 1940. The heavy iron has a distressed gold leaf finish with an inset clear glass top. A perfect smaller sized coffee table. Size: 37" long x 18" wide x 17" high.



Antiqued Mirrored Coffee Table - Item C04210 - This all mirrored coffee table will bring added beauty to any room. The corners are squared and the legs are tapered for finish the look. Size: 40" long x 24" wide x 20" high.

There it is! Our best selling coffee tables. See more at The Designer Insider shop!

Jul 15, 2014

Blue and White Decorating Fabrics



Top Row:
Sonriza Print in Marine/Pool
Antibes Chevron in Navy
Louis Nui Print in Ocean

Second Row:
Sinhala Linen Print in Sky
Samarkand Ikat in Porcelain
Nurata Embroidery in Lapis

Bottom Row:
Abaza Resist in Indigo
Rosegate Embroidered Print in Aquamarine
Nanjing in Porcelain

These fabrics are part of the Schumacher "Quick Ship" program that includes offerings from different designers and collections. This program features in stock fabrics so you can get it fast! The collection includes patterns and colors from every facet. Check it out!

Schumacher "Quick Ship" Collection

Jul 14, 2014

Top Ten Bedside Chests and Night Stands!

Our favorite bedside chests!


Gray Weathered Side Chest - Item GV490078 - A matte gray finish over a beautifully carved chest simulates weathered wood on this inspired 18th century design. One door with adjustable shelf behind. Matches a larger sideboard cabinet too. Size: 30" high x 26" wide across front x 16" deep.


Antiqued Mirrored Drawer Chest - Item C04211 - A three drawer chest goes glamorous with antiqued mirrors and silver wood trim that resembles bamboo. Size: 25" high x 20" wide across front x 15" deep. Other matching mirrored pieces available.



Distressed Steel Gray Night Stand - Item C03102 - Hand finished gray distressed finish with a black top. Notice the slightly curved front and the open shelves for storage. Size: 32" high x 15" deep x 17" wide across front. Matching large drawer chest available too.



Rustic Hickory Bark Chest - Item C03190 - This rustic chest has natural finishing for texture and authenticity. Two doors cover a generous storage area for your rustic setting. Size: 29" high x 31.5" wide across front x 19" deep. Matching round side table too.



Antiqued Mirrored Night Stand - Item C04214 - A practical night stand but with beautiful antiqued mirrors and silver bamboo styled trim. Generous drawer sits over open shelving for storage. Size: 30" high x 21" wide across front x 17" deep. This chest has several matching mirrored pieces available.



Modern Wood Block Small Chest - Item GV2260 - A hand rubbed finish over Zebra wood veneer makes this chest special. Finger pulls and hidden hinges helps hide the one door on this chest. Size: 28" high x 24" wide across front x 15" deep. It has a larger chest and media cabinet to match too.



Southern Distressed White Cabinet - Item C03209 - A plantation style cabinet with a casual distressed white finish. Bronze pulls and airy woven door panels finishes the design. Size: 27" high x 26" wide across front x 18" deep.



Silver Washed Slim Night Stand - Item C03216 - This is a slimmer night stand with tapered legs and a silver antique wash over solid wood. Two drawers for storage. Size: 28" high x 16" wide across front x 14" deep.


Modern Mirrored Geometric Designer Chest - Item C03093 - This mirrored chest is modern in design and is made of smaller geometric squares of mirror. Silver distressed metal is the frame for this chest and it has a slightly distressed look. Size: 32" high x 31" wide across front x 18" deep.



Carved Gray Traditional Side Cabinet - Item C03208 - This cabinet is richly detailed with carving and a soft cloudy sky finish. One drawer over double doors for plenty of storage. Size: 26" high x 18" wide across front x 14" deep.

See more furniture, cabinets and chests at The Designer Insider!

Jul 11, 2014

Lamp of the Week! Dwell Studios Desk Lamp


Dwell Studios Bronze Cone Desk Lamp
This is a mid-century modern lamp all in a mix of brass and bronze. Strong spun metal forms this lamp that leaves no seams, welds or rivets for a stronger and sleek designed lamp. The shade is metal in a beautiful cone shape with satin bronze on the outside and brass on the inside. A great desk top lamp at 25" high that holds one 60w bulb. It has a clear cord with a cord switch for convenience. Item GVD990039 at The Designer Insider shop. Also has a matching floor lamp, GVD990038.

Jul 10, 2014

Fabrics in Red, White and Blue!


American Fabrics in Red, White and Blue!
This beautiful woven fabric sports red, white and blue in a rayon/cotton/poly blend suitable for heavy duty. The pattern is a medium repeat making it also useful for ottomans and pillows. The pattern: SOPHIA RANGE in NAVY BLAZER. This unique pattern also comes in eight other colorways. Pair it with a multitude of solids and with the three patterns below. All from Robert Allen Designs.


Jul 9, 2014

Williamsburg Chinoiserie Traditional Silver Mirror


This beautiful traditional silver mirror was patterned after the door surround in the Supper Room of the Governor's Palace in Williamsburg, Va. The chinoiserie design is sophisticated enough for any decor in a more traditional home and works well over furniture or a mantel. The frame is made of solid hardwood to form the unique design including the curved topper. Then it is covered in antiqued silver metal leaf and finished with an antiqued lacquer for a beautiful patina. Size: 50" high x 26" wide. Click here for more information on this mirror, item GV420025 at The Designer Insider shop. Also comes in a floor mirror size of 96" high, item GV420024.

Jul 8, 2014

A Very Modern Upholstery Velvet!

Have you ever seen a fabric like this?


Brushstroke Velvet in Pink Sky.
This is a velvet gros point fabric with a unique color range for modern rooms and upholstery.  This fabric from Germany, would make any room sing with color, sparkle and genuine interest! It is 100% viscose with a polyester base. The pink colorway shown has a range of colors in lavender, purple, aqua and teal mixed in a strie type design. This fabric has a large repeat with a heavy duty reliability. Gros point means that the fabric is looped so it is longer wearing. But this fabric is not for the faint of heart: The retail price point is "very high end".

Also available:


Brushstroke Velvet in Maldive - Shades of green, aqua, teal and lt. green.


Brushstroke Velvet in Coralstone - Shades of blue and lt green.

This unique modern velvet fabric is from S. Harris, sold through Fabricut. To the trade.

Jul 7, 2014

Beach House Wall Sconce!


This beautiful light is reminiscent of spindly roots of the Mangrove tree to make this sconce so unique. The sconce is all wrought iron that has been covered with a textured white finish that resembles coral. What a great beach house sconce! The one light is shorter in stature than most sconces and also has a distressed ivory sleeve. Use this sconce in hallways, dining rooms or great rooms for a unique decorative look! Item C05158 at The Designer Insider shop. Matching chandeliers C09441 and C09501. Click on the underlined links to learn more!

Jul 4, 2014

Happy 4th! Modern Red, White and Blue Fabrics!

Go modern with Red, White and Blue Fabrics!


Red, White and Blue is not just for country or traditional interiors. This room shows more modern updated patterns on the fabrics and the wallcovering. The blue and red designs are also updated with brighter and more vibrant color tones.  Go decorate with red, white and blue!

Wallcovering: Canton in Persimmon Blue.
Sofa: Madagascar in Cobalt.
Pillow: Lester Lanin in Persimmon Blue.
Pillow Trim: Mian in White.

All from Stroheim sold through Fabricut. Happy 4th of July!

Jul 3, 2014

Mini Ikat Cotton Print Fabric by Schumacher

We love this mini print fabric in an Ikat pattern with bright tones! You can use this pattern for draperies, pillows and light upholstery as it is 100% cotton. The two colorways below gives you plenty of choices for mixing. A new Spring 2014 fabric from Schumacher!


Sunara Ikat in Spice
Perfect for modern, traditional or any decor style!



Sunara Ikat in Confetti
Small straight repeat of 6.75" H x 10.125" V.

Fabric by Schumacher from the new Chroma Collection. To the trade.

Jul 2, 2014

Best Selling Seashell Light!

Our best selling seashell light!


This beautiful seashell ceiling light is a best seller! The iron is covered in an off white including the canopy. Then natural seashells hangs in rows from the outer ring down to the center forming a dome shape. A tassel of shells hangs in the center to hold the design together. There are three candelabra sized lights behind the shells which allows the illumination to peek through. Comes with a chain for hanging as a seashell pendant too. Size: 18" wide across the round light x 13" total height. Item C09898 at The Designer Insider shop.  Also see our showroom view at the website, click on links above.

Jul 1, 2014

Decorating with Orange, Gray and Brown

A beautiful room decorated by Gretchen Edwards and Trente Ashton! This room can be found at the Atlanta ADAC center that features designer products from around the world. Gilstrap Edwards Interior Design decorated the below room vignette in beautiful tones of gray, brown and orange. Interview below with Gretchen Edwards!







WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION FOR YOUR VIGNETTE?
Carrie Penley’s horse painting was my starting point for the design of this room. I loved the colors and pulled fabrics that have the same textural feel and color.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE ROOM?
The simplicity and textures of the solid fabrics give them a presence that complements the comfortable, casual overall feeling of the room.

NAME ONE MUST-HAVE ITEM SHOWCASED IN YOUR DISPLAY?
The antique hook rug “MAKES” this space. It is a fantastic and functional form of folk art which dates back to about 1880-1890.

WHAT IS THE ONE IDEA YOU WANT VISITORS TO TAKE AWAY FROM THE ROOM?
Do not be afraid to use contrast and bold color in both paint and accents. I chose several different sized pillows with geometric patterns and shapes to add interest to the solid upholstery pieces.

HOW DOES THIS ILLUSTRATE YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE?
The combination of textures used, that range from leather to nubby linen, exemplifies my design style. I also love the contrast of colors from the dark family room paint to the brick red study color. The eclectic feel of the artwork also exemplifies my design style. I love the combination of the textured collage revolver and horse paintings mixed with the contemporary black and white photograph prints, the antique intaglios and bird prints.

Courtesy of Gilstrap Edwards Interior Design. See more at:
http://www.gilstrapedwards.com

Jun 30, 2014

Red Wood Chandelier

A hand turned red wood chandelier with iron arms!



This traditional red chandelier has a center wood spindle all hand turned and made in the USA. The wood turning is finished in a distressed medium red with aged details and with light pine undertones. Mustard trim is added in just a few places for a great contrast. This gives this chandelier a rich look for a bedroom, hallway or smaller dining. The iron is finished in a distressed dark natural iron with slight distressing in a brown and black mix. Each of the candles have an aged ivory sleeve and are 60w maximum each. Size: 19" across the round chandelier x 12.5" high up to the top of the wood spindle. This is a great chandelier for lower ceilings and smaller spaces. Item LT50734 at The Designer Insider shop. Price: $399.00, includes shipping. Click underlined links above to go to chandelier.

Jun 27, 2014

Lamp of the Week! Black Glass Urn Lamp


Black Glass Modern Urn Lamp
This beautiful black glossy lamp is crafted with superior blown glass in a faceted design all in black. The metal trim is antiqued brass and the shade is a square beige shantung. A beautiful and unique glossy black that is voluptuous and angled for irresistible appeal! Size: 28" high. Item C06028 at The Designer Insider shop.

Jun 26, 2014

Top Ten Decorating Picks!

These are our top ten picks in furniture, mirrors and lighting! See why below!

Gold Round Chic Mirror - A modern mirror with antiqued glass in a slimmer gold iron frame. Perfect for baths, vanities, chests and mantels. Versatility makes this a top ten pick! Item C01088 at The Designer Insider shop.



Rustic Iron and Wood Console Table - This table continues to be a fan favorite due to the rustic wood top matched with an iron base. Slimmer than most console tables, this pick fits into foyers, hallways or behind sofas. The rustic design makes this a top ten pick! Item C03022  at The Designer Insider shop.



Modern Gold Sconce with Black Shade - A mid-twentieth century styled sconce in a softer gold with a black fabric shade makes this a favorite for modern settings! This sconce is a medium size for hallways, dining rooms and great rooms. Also comes with an ivory shade. Item C05021 at The Designer Insider shop.



Rustic Wood Buffet with Mirrored Doors - A beautiful buffet with a rustic natural wood color with added black distressing. Mix this look with the antiqued mirrored doors and you have a winner! A best selling buffet to use as a sideboard in a dining room, foyer or even for media. Also comes in a smaller size. Item C03092 at The Designer Insider shop.




Gray Reed Ceramic Lamp - This new lamp has a distressed appearance with a reed design all in terracotta with a gray glaze. Mix this with a beautiful shade and a square base design for a pleasing and versatile lamp. All in an aged light gray. Item C06023 at The Designer Insider shop.




Gold and Silver Iron Foyer Lantern - This new iron lantern is perfect for over islands, foyer settings, smaller dining or just about anywhere! The design fits into modern or traditional homes with its popular look all in an aged and distressed gold and silver finish. Item C09360 at The Designer Insider shop.



Black and Metallic Wire Iron Ceiling Light - We love this round pendant fixture in a larger size for just about any room in the house. Use this light as a ceiling mount or even as a pendant. A mix of distressed black and metallic bronze and silver wires makes this a winner! Item C09902 at The Designer Insider shop.




Bubbled Clear Glass Bottle Lamp - This is a refined lamp with a clear glass bottle design with added soft gold for the details. A modern or traditional lamp for any room. Seeded glass and a silk shade adds to the beauty. Item C06510 at The Designer Insider shop.




Geometric Rectangular Island Chandelier - Ultra-modern in form and fashion, this gold rectangular chandelier is a real head turner. Multiple rectangles in varying sizes are layered and set at different angles giving a geometric and sleek appeal. Candles line up on the center rectangle. A great light for over islands, long tables and counters. Also has sconces to match. Item C09542 at The Designer Insider shop.





English Lantern Wall Sconce - This lantern styled wall sconce is slim in size for narrow hallways and smaller spaces. An English styled dark bronze iron sconce with seeded glass and gold distressing. Item C05030 at The Designer Insider shop.


Here they are! All of our top picks for summer 2014! All are different and unique but with the same hand finishing and meticulous details! See more at The Designer Insider shop!

Jun 25, 2014

Bright Modern Fabrics by Gaston Y Daniela!

Mixing Modern Prints in a Room!
Using modern prints in your room can really make your decor come alive. Below is a great example. Gastón y Daniela is one of the most important fabric houses in the Spanish high-end textile industry offered exclusively through Kravet and Brunschwig & Fils in the US. You will find modern prints, embroidered fabrics, stripes, solids, geometrics and solids. See just a sampling of this collection below!




Ottoman and Center Pillow - Ramon in Ocre/Gris. A 100% cotton modern print with a medium repeat. Also comes in Rosa/Gris (pink and gray); Verde/Azul (green); Teja/Azul (red).

Chair and Floral Pillow - Laidi in Ocre. A linen/viscose blended fabric with an extra large repeat. Comes in five other bright colorways: Rosa/Gris; Fresa (bright pink); Azul/Frambue (Turquoise and Brown); Azul (Turquoise); Verde (Green).

Pillows next to Laidi (floral pillows) - Lolo Ocre/Gris. A 100% cotton print with a small repeat that you can mix with modern or traditional fabrics. Also comes in Rosa/Gris; Teja/Azul; Verde/Azul.

Pillows on ends of sofa - Saint Yago Chocolate. This is a heavy duty fabric for upolstery in a viscose/cotton/poly blend. Great fabric with a medium repeat for any style room. Also comes in amarillo (yellow); Azul (blue); Verde (green); Rojo (red).



You can always add a pop of color by using a geometric modern fabric on just one chair. Chair - Donana Gris. A cotton/viscose/poly blend with embroidery. Also comes in Denim; Blanco; Tostado; Rojo; Chocolate. Modern prints like this one can really make your room come alive!

All Gaston Y Daniela fabrics sold through Kravet.