Monday, January 31, 2011

Market Recap

Brace yourself for a long post but there was so much to take in at last weeks show I didn't want to leave anything out - or there! Over the course of the next few weeks many of these pieces will be arriving in the shop. Inspired by the showroom vignettes, I'm already merchandising in my sleep. (2e calls it OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Decorator).


We've carried the above showroom's line for years but much of it is too contemporary for the store. Some of their upholstery and case goods however can mingle nicely with our vintage pieces and everything meets our quality standards. Highlights from their current catalog include a few gorgeous chairs.

Cream Leather Bonnet Chair - $2295

Caned Ebony Accent Chair - $1795

Button Tufted 3 Leg Lounger - $1465

We also liked these nickel plated, oval ring base tables and some decorative smalls.

Small - $560
Large - $785




Below is another line we already carry but exciting to see their new goodies in person. It was packed to the gills with repro treasures. Not as great as the real deal but useful props for our industry clients.


The real reason we attend the shows is to find new vendors, fresh product, and exciting trends. We both fell for the dining table below;

Picture 194

It was so much prettier in person! We also picked up this wood line of Portuguese style tables, lamps, and beds in a dark ebony finish.

ferret desk

Can't go wrong with a pair of comfortable, worn leather club chairs with nail head trim. They are the perfect scale and great lines.

leather club chair

And can't get enough library shelves, especially one with built in book stands to display coffee table favorites or framed art.

library bookcase

The highlight of this showroom for me was the Ladderback dining chairs.

ladder back chair

They have beautiful high slate backs that bow out with a somewhat delicate frame. They reminded me a bit of a fish bone. The white cotton seats were a tad plain so I will most likely reupholster them for display at the store. Possibly in a new favorite fabric by Dwell Studio for Robert Allen.


My favorite is the Vintage Plumes/Camel, above, but the whole collection is fabulousity! Once everything starts rolling in expect to be inundated with more favorites from the show.

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