Friday, July 29, 2011


When I started representing BARREVELD
13 years ago they were mostly garden and
glassware, now they have taken
over the entire house.  I liked the
teaming of the Moroccan kilim with
the linen sofa.  The warm earth tones
in the different patterns on the pillows
ottomans and rug do not fight with each other.

The leather union jack trunk doubles
as an end table. 

Kilim and leather chest of drawers or
side table might be just the piece to
add some pattern to a room.

This tufted linen headboard is now available
in a king size along with the twin and queen.
I am particularly fond of this collection since
it pairs so well with AIDAN GRAY HOME
furniture and lighting and POM POM AT HOME

I can see this lovely rocker sitting next
to a crib.

and a cute little pouf for your feet

a more ornate style of headboard in
the natural  linen available in king and queen.
Do note the Giltwood architectural
mirrors in the background, the one
on the left is 45" x 55".  The one
on the right is an impressive 75" x 46".

Here is a close up of the third style
measuring 62" x 30".  The distressing
on these mirrors makes them look
authentic and not manufactured.

Here we have a wood and faux leather
french armchair sitting under a hanging
of mirrored circles from DK LIVING
This is the contemporary division and
I like combining the two looks here.

A wood Trompe L'oeil console is
long and narrow.

Gilded iron and resin mirrors
and ornamental fireplace screen

There is always a nice selection of
distressed white wall mirrors and
this is just a sample of the many that
are available.

This iron and glass clock coffee
table is functional, I could see
this indoors or out on a covered
deck or porch.
A couple of large wall clocks that
are also functional have a deco look.
One in a aged white finish and the
other in aged brass.

Iron, wood , and glass console table
has a beautiful floral design.

These are some of the many home
decor pieces in the line.  Next I will
do some accessories and garden.
contact me for more information
regarding these items and other items

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Casual elegance helps define the new
table linens from POM POM AT HOME.
The OLIVIER is a nice mix of basic
items that would make a nice addition
to any table.  Not too fancy for everyday use
but sophisticated enough for company.

Hilde has stayed with her signature white
and added the natural that is called bark.
It is a little different from the flax used in
the bedding collection.  The flax is actually
a mix of white and bark.
There is a table runner that measures
19" x 68" and packaged as a pair.
This can be used on each end of a table
instead of 4 place mats.

On all of the items in this collection there
is a small frayed edge with a stitching about
an inch in from the edge.  The napkins are
the very generous size of 20", which
covers the lap nicely and looks very ample
next to any size plate.

The tablecloths come in 3 sizes,
69" x 69" besides the obvious square
table this looks great on a small
round table.  Also two rectangular sizes,
69" x 108" and 69" x 128".  These should
fit most needs.  Each of the items in
the tabletop collection will be tied
with the natural bark thread and
shrunk wrapped in plastic.

Cocktail napkins are the finishing touch
to the OLIVIER collection.

The other new tabletop collection is
the JULES shown on the right side of this picture.

Jules is offered in a table runner 19" x 68",
packaged in pairs like the Olivier.
The colors are white and a slate grey, each
with 3 stitches of the contracting color with
the frayed edge only on the two ends.

Napkins to match also 20 inches square.

Lastly in the tabletop category we have
the BON APPETIT napkins.  What a
great wedding gift these would make.
These are done in the flax, which I
said before is the combination of
white and bark.

The POM POM throw that came out
last season was such a hit more
colors have been added.
Here it is in the original white shown
beautifully at the end of this bed.

Now we have fog, that pairs very well with
the flax bedding or makes a nice
contrast on white bedding.

cream pink and barely blue

I thought a fitting end to this post is
the lovely eye pillows, so named
by my friend and customer Billie who
has Imagine in Santa Barbara.
These are done in the flax organic fabric
on one side, with a little pouch to store them

with a very soft beautiful white satin on the other side.

I think we will be seeing other traveling
accessories in future introductions.
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Sunday, July 17, 2011


AIDAN GRAY HOME has become
a major supplier of lighting to the
home furnishing retailer.  Great
style at affordable prices make for
a winning combination.  This
post I will high light the
chandelier introductions for fall.
These three new pendants are
a different look, thinking outside 
the box, for
but I think they mix well with the rest
of the line.  The distressed gold
gives it an aged look elegant,
without being gaudy.

This smaller drum shape would 
would work well in a guest bath, or
over a small accent table.

The Danielle

I love the name of this one,
Italian Wedding.  It is very
large but not over bearing.
It has a real lightness about it.

This candlelier is part of the
Pink Campaign I told you about
in another post.  A portion of the
profits go to cancer research.
This has a very romantic touch to it
and truly fits its name.
Graceful Elegance

This is the same design but electrified

This is a prototype of what will be
The Atlas.  When it is shipped to
the stores it will have a brown cord
inside the rim. 

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Friday, July 15, 2011


There is much to love in the new
introductions from
Not to over whelm you and to
get these to you in a timely manner
I am going to break them up in
Benches and ottomans is where
I will start.  These are pieces
of furniture that can be placed
in a multitude of places.  They
can be a major focal point, or an
accent piece.  I think sometimes
it is hard to find that interesting
something for an entry or master bedroom,
or a small corner that needs something.
I think this is what Randal had in mind
when he designed the ETAN
bench with a hemp fabric on
the cushion and a burlap lattice
underneath.  I think this could
fit into all of those places.

I like when furniture has a dual purpose
and this storage bench is just that

This was designed to be a ottoman,
bench and coffee table.  Yes the cushion
is hard enough to use as a coffee table.
The fabric is a very rich chocolate brown
that is soft and wonderful to the touch.

Nice detail on the trim and the finish
you will recognize from some of the candlesticks.

The Davin Bench is medium size
with a nice high rattan end that is nice for leaning. 
The cushion and side pillows are
in the hemp fabric in a natural color.

When you need something a little
larger, the Eames bench could be
the right piece. 

I like the slated sides which keeps
it from looking heavy.  Like
all the furniture introductions this
season it is in the same hemp fabric.
Like everything else with
Aidan Gray there is the attention to
detail and this has a distressed finish
that mixes well with antiques.

If you have any questions regarding
any of these items are anything
else in the AIDAN GRAY HOME
line contact me at