20 March 2013

"Smoke and Mirrors"

I love furniture with personality. This storage console, which may be used as a dining room sideboard, buffet or as additional storage in a den or has quite a strong personality. I refer to a piece of furniture such as this as a "jewel piece". Used minimally, a "jewel piece" brings that special dash of spice to a room. It is a piece of furniture that punctuates the design of a room rather than defines it. This lovely "Smoke and Mirrors" console has four mirrored door fronts from Italy and bronze finished metal on the base and door grille. Drawers and adjustable shelves are located inside the cabinet. Caracole Furniture manufactures this closed storage console in a dry walnut Amaretto finish. Delicious!


05 March 2013

Picture perfect in the City.

Sometimes a picture is worth one thousand words. This picture of this stunning terrace in New York City is worth two thousand words. The bright white, pale blue and electric green furniture and accessories by Dedon "Pop" with excitement as set with the New York City skyline behind. Having an outdoor space in any city, especially Manhattan, is almost essential. I like to think of a space like this as a sanctuary. Free from the hustle and bustle, noise, crowds and distractions. I was immediately drawn to this photo because I would love to use this space as a place to lounge, relax, entertain, read the morning newspaper or just be.