Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Add Graphic Appeal to Furnishings

Add graphic appeal to furnishings with gorgeous linen accent pillows in home. Pillows with bird print, flower print and also pleated pillow, all linen covered. Dry cleaning recommended for these pillows. Bird, flower and pleated pillows at Horchow are remarkable with their modern design.

Create Antique Corner in Home

Antique and vintage furniture are much better when used in large houses or large apartments, but it is better to use simple formed modern furniture in small homes. Because the space is limited and there are no extra place for such type of furniture. Antique and vintage can also be exhausting in small living spaces. Modern furniture will be enough for small square meter apartments. For the ones who like antique and vintage pieces in their homes, and who have extra place for antique and vintage, this antique wooden chair is really a good piece. Create an antique corner in one of your rooms and bring antique style to your home with antique wooden chair. Stocky antique chair features both an ornate carved design and an intricate cut-out design on its straight back. Designs may vary slightly. Handcrafted of elm and oak. Hand painted. From the Shanxi region of China; circa 1861-1891. Antique wooden chair at Horchow is hand painted.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Striped Cotton Rug

Striped rugs are preferred more than before in the recent years... Broad bands of black and warm white stretch horizontally across this modern and sophisticated cotton rug hand-loomed by artisans skilled in flat-weave construction. Stripes scale up with the rug size. Olin rug at Crate&Barrel is 100% cotton.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Design with Kilim Recycled Yarn Pillows

Design your home with kilim recycled yarn pillows... Turkish kilim pillows replicate the rich, variegated colour of antique wool kilims, but these kilim recycled yarn pillows are actually woven from recycled yarns, made of polyester yarns. Yarn dyed for vibrant, lasting colour. Reverses to solid. Kilim pillows have hidden zipper closure, insert included. Dry-cleaning recommended for kilim recycled yarn pillows at Pottery Barn.

Crystal Clear Bench Design

Nautical rope handles are the only giveaway as to the location of this sleek box of crystal-clear lucite. Illusion bench is designed to create illusion in homes, home offices, or offices. The style of illusion bench is definitely different and really between reality and illusion! Materials used in the structure of illusion bench at Anthropologie are lucite, rope, metal.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Alpaca Wool Throw for Cold Days

Indulge in the warmth and luxury of premium baby alpaca wool. Handwoven by skilled Peruvian artisans, baby alpaca (named for the first shearing) is known for being softer and warmer than the finest lambswool. The fiber also absorbs color beautifully and is less likely to pill than wool. Finished with finely spun fringe. Lima alpaca charcoal throw at Crate&Barrel is 100% baby alpaca wool, machine washable in cold degrees but it gives better result when dry cleaned.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Modern and Classic Blend Chandelier

In todays design world, it is not difficult to find the best type of lighting with the mixture of modern and classic lines. The modern and the classic blend effortlessly in this chandelier of wood on a metal frame, with a single raw crystal accent. This chandelier has a very natural look with its natural wood structure and style. Manning wood chandelier at Horchow is for modern homes.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Floral and Geometric Design Pillows

Handcrafted of a linen blend with yarn embroidery, these pillows are so remarkable with their patterns. Plump pillows in bright colours and floral and geometric designs make fun accents for any room. Each pillow is hand embroidered, so no two will be exactly alike. Embroidered pillows from Jamie Young Company at Horchow are perfect to add colour to especially light colour sofas.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Unique Chair Design

This piece recalls the intersecting lines that flow from one source of energy to another. It models the building blocks of the world around us and is perfect for incorporating textures and a natural element to a space. The bucket-style seat is made of interlocking wood, and it is filled with plush pillows to make it the most comfortable chair in the house! Unique grid design. Solid furniture piece. Contemporary swivel chair at Wisteria is constructed of wood and nickel.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Recycled Heart Shape Ornament

Simple and cute... Heart shape ornament for christmas tree looks so creative... Funky, colourful ornament is handcrafted of eco-friendly recycled tin, each with its own unique character. Recycled tin heart ornament at Crate&Barrel can be a nice alternative ornament for your pine tree this year.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Authentic Turkish Kilim Cube

There are a broad range of Turkish kilim designs which remind us the very old times. Now they are all a part of authentic home design and decor in some Turkish homes. Kilim motifs are geometrical, diamond shaped, unique and very original. Conventionally seen on rugs, wool kilim is given a clever interpretation on a tapered, cube-shaped footstool with brass nailhead trim. 18" (46 cm) square. Imported Turkish kilim cube at Horchow reflects the style and beauty of traditional Anatolian kilim to home interiors.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Lovely Room Design with Petite Wreaths

Understated and beautiful, naturally preserved boxwood wreaths make lovely room designs and decorations for hanging on chair backs around the holiday table. The petite wreaths also are ideal for placing in windows throughout the home. Each one has a red ribbon for hanging. Protect from weather. Preserved boxwood wreaths are a Williams-Sonoma exclusive and are sold as set of two.

Natural Looking Kitchen Design

Natural looking kitchen design has natural materials, colours and shapes. Salvaged wood kitchen island can be the basic element of such a kitchen design which includes natural pieces. Solid pine timbers shape substantial kitchen island, perfect for cooking or other non-culinary endeavors. Handcrafted of unfinished, solid reclaimed pine timbers from 100-year-old buildings in Great Britain. Each plank hand-selected, planed and sanded. Each unfinished plank bears the marks and imperfections earned over years. Bottom shelf offers ample storage. By their nature, unsealed salvaged wood planks may be somewhat uneven, and may cup or bow slightly over time, further enhancing their rustic one-of-a-kind character; cracks may be present. Salvaged wood kitchen island at Restoration Hardware is a quality product for natural looking kitchen design.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Zen Inspiration with Centerpiece

A Zen inspiration in indoor and outdoor decoration with reflection centerpiece. This simple, watertight tray is the foundation for a reflecting pool with or without rocks, floating candles or blossoms. Metal with matte black finish, hand-assembled, drainage part for water, pads on base for surface protection. Reflection centerpiece at Crate&Barrel is for indoor or outdoor use.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Red Round Bamboo Serving Tray

French product designer Bruno Louis describes his company Ekobo’s mission as "100% ecological, 200% design". From Montpellier, France, he and his American wife, Boo, design beautiful table accessories that are handcrafted by their partners in several northern Vietnamese communities. They adhere to strict fair-trade standards and use only biodegradable and recyclable materials. Currently, Ekobo employs more than 300 bamboo artisans at a salary well above the local market level, which in turn helps to protect the future of this craft. The pieces are handcrafted in the traditional spun technique: First a bamboo pole is uniformly cut into thin strips with a machete, and then artisans wind the strips into spirals. After the forms have been strengthened with a resin made from cashew tree pulp, each piece is meticulously sanded, polished and lacquered in a process that can take 30 to 60 days. The Ekobo Collection (2006) has a food-safe varnish, is suitable for hot and cold foods, and is stain and odor resistant. Hand wash and dry thoroughly; not dishwasher safe. Materials used in in the tray are bamboo, natural resin, natural lacquer, paint. Ekobo serving tray at Design Within Reach is made in Vietnam.