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Hot furniture for warm days ahead

souk sectional anthroHello Sunshine! Our work has been very busy, with exciting new design projects popping up everywhere. I will post pictures soon, but for now I wanted to share some of the beautiful new furnishings that I am using in my client’s homes. Hopefully they will inspire you as you refresh your space for the sunny days ahead!

Souk Sectional – Anthropologie

As you can see in the picture above, these low sectional pieces have gorgeous colors and a texture that makes them look like vintage finds. I’m using them to create a Moroccan-themed sunporch in a client’s Hampton’s home.

 

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Lotus Chandelier – Currey & Co.

I adore this beautiful brass fixture, which will be mounted in the center of a music room, above a baby grand piano.

ikat tile DIkat Cement Tile – Villa Lagoon Tile

This tile will add so much excitement to my client’s sunny breakfast room. I will post pics of the final space.

cb 2 supraSupra bed – CB2

This is a fantastic bed for a beach house.  The rattan headboard wraps around the corners, and creates a feeling of lightness and coziness at the same time. Love it.

casamidy shelving blue

Shelving – Casamidy

Fantastically versatile and airy storage in the perfect summer color.

 

swing lamp circa

Swing Table Lamp – Circa lighting

Simple and elegant, this lamp can work in almost any space.

serena lily wide swingDouble Hanging Rattan Chair – Serena and Lily

The larger size is extra comfy for long summer afternoons.

union jack dresser hooker furnUnion Jack Dresser – Hooker Furniture

My client’s son is going to love this…

poof bench grace and blake skinnyPoof bench – Grace and Blake

Fun, useful and easy to move. It’s ideal for a kid’s play area.

 

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Rockstar Pendant – Corbett

I love the mix of glamourous gold with earthy agate. Perfect over a dining table.

Thanks for visiting – more updates coming soon!

May 1, 2015   No Comments

7 Colorful Pieces for a Bright New Year

Jim Thompson No. 9 fabricAlthough it is cold and snowy here in New York, my wish for you is a very bright 2014! So here are some colorful items to inject energy and joy into your home this year:

Who doesn’t love a swivel chair? Company C makes them in every possible hue:

company c collection charleston swivel chairs

The ultimate boho chic ottoman, by Ronna Griest for Massoud Furniture:

Ronna Griest Ottoman 7038 Massoud Furniture

 The Zoia cabinet from Horchow could work as a media console, a buffet table or beside a bed:

horchow zoia console

Check out the incredible color and pattern on this Stacy Garcia carpet. It is meant for hotels, but I’d use it as a staircase runner:

stacy garcia Mod Market carpet for Durkan

This headboard by John Robshaw is divine, in your choice of one of his beautiful Indian fabrics:

john robshaw headboard

Gorgeous dishes from Anna’s Palette, from Anna Weatherley, are made to mix-and match:

annas palette anna weatherleys porcelain

The No. 9 fabric collection from Jim Thompson (on the chair below, and on the furniture at the top of the post) is full of Asian-influenced patterns in bold color combinations:

No_9 Thompson ABRACADABRA

May the year ahead be full of joy, happiness, and lots of color!

 

January 2, 2014   No Comments

7 Gorgeous Pieces of Furniture: My Wish List for Santa

Dear Santa,

Just in case you didn’t get my previous letters, I am posting my list here. No need to fit them down the chimney, I will leave the front door open:

1. Le Chek Oval Dining Table

I like oval tables. Feng Shui believes that a round table is inviting and comfortable. The mix of frosted glass and mixed metals on the Le Chek table really caught my eye. The Tempo Luxury Home Collection is designed and fabricated by Joe Ginsberg. A painter and sculptor as well as designer, Ginsberg maximizes his expertise with materials to create new textures, sculpted lines, luminous acid-etched surfaces, and striking lighting effects.

2. Rogue Wave Light Fixture

(Picture at top of the post)

I love the sculptural quality of this fixture  by dwellings ltd. and the way it mimics water.  I would place this in a dining room that could use the Water element to enhance abundance and creativity. In Feng Shui, you do not always need to place the actual element in the room (such as fire, earth, etc.). Each element has a corresponding shape which can be used instead. For water, it is the curved shape of this light fixture.

3. Organic Canopy Bed

The raw quality of this canopy bed is a knock out. Bedroom Feng Shui is all about creating a cocoon environment that protects, nurtures, and encourages love. This canopy bed by Trace Furniture does this with natural elegance, and organic materials.

4. Cube End Table

 This looks like a piece of ancient rock crystal. I love the mix of textures and elements. It would be fantastic in a Feng Shui Design. Andrianna Shamaris Inc. sources outstanding natural forms of aged and reclaimed teak, tamarin, sono and iron wood from around the world.

5. Rajasthan Wallpaper

This paper reminds me of my time in India, and the colorful homes in small villages that I had the pleasure of visiting. The Elitis wall paper texture replicates raw cloth…I would love to do a guest room or library in this!

6. Cheverny Sofa

Santa, I would be happy with anything from Jiun Ho’s collection. This sofa really sums up his exquisite style: Balance and Harmony. Textures against clean lines, rich dark woods against simple fabrics. A bridge between cultures, ages past and those let to come. Simply stunning.

7. A kitchen counter made of Concetto by Caesar Stone

Gorgeous and environmentally sound. CaesarStone’s Concetto range is a collection of extraordinary surfaces hand-made from individually cut and bound semi-precious stones.

It is a wonderful example of the Earth element, which is good Feng Shui for creating a grounding,  nurturing space.  A bar made of this material could be backlit for a sparkling effect.

8. A trip to The Four Seasons Seychelles

Ok, so this is not a piece of furniture…but it is a beautifully designed resort in one of the most gorgeous spots in the world. HBA’s award winning Four Season’s Seychelles’s resort is simply as good as it gets.

HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates consistently sets new creative trends, pushes boundaries and injects fresh visual ideas into some of the world’s best-known addresses. They do beautiful work, and in this instance, created a space in which the five elements of Feng Shui are represented. The result is a space in harmony with its environment. Ahh, luxury, harmony, tropics…these are a few of my favorite things. 

 

Well, thank you for the goodies, Santa. I promise to be extra sweet in the New Year ~ and to renovate your North Pole digs anytime.

Love,

Reiko

December 22, 2010   10 Comments