Amazing Glass Pieces at the 2014 ICFF!

This year at the 2014 International Contemporary Furniture Fair, I saw a plethora of glass exhibitors. It was amazing for me to see the new and innovative techniques used to create artistic glass pieces, such as sculptures, paneling, and lighting fixtures for your interior design. The colors that glowed in these pieces were fascinating! Here are some of the few pretty pieces seen at the ICFF.   These Green Wall Panels by Tsunami Glassworks are so unique and customizable, but my favorite part is that they are also eco-friendly! Each square piece, is made of reclaimed window glass, recycled glass shards, and reclaimed wine bottles. With added color, they are renewed to be wonderful works of art. Each sculpture is mounted on a clear sheet of glass, and they can be mounted in a cluster, or by themselves; how pretty!   This had to have been one of my favorite pieces at the show because the colors were outrageous! This piece called “Ice Rainbow 2” is made of different colored hand blown glass pieces and Swarovski crystals mounted onto a mirror. This is part of Abby’s Galaxy Mirror collection. These pieces are one of a kind, and would look fabulous in an Entryway or Bedroom to replace your basic mirror. This is a great example of an innovative piece – taking a standard functional mirror and transforming it to a work of art.   If you do not have the wall space for artwork, then maybe consider hanging pieces instead! These glass pieces, by Yorgos Papadopoulos, are inspired by the Turkish Evil Eye. These are created with pigmented resins morphing the pieces into unique shapes of color. I would love to hang these in clusters, as they look beautiful together!   What you do not see every day is a colorful glass sink like this one by Shakuff. What better way to make your own bathroom feel like a spa! Shakuff makes their sinks by layering several sheets of glass on top of one another to create a unique movement of color, as well as increased durability. What is great about these sinks, is that they are stain and scratch resistant, so there is no need to worry! I would love to use one of these sinks in a Powder Room where guests can get a glimpse of its beauty! Do you believe all of the possibilities that we...
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Artistic Light Fixtures at the 2014 ICFF!

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair is a great place to view all of the new lighting fixtures that are on the market today. It is amazing to see what companies are coming up with these days and how lighting pieces are being transformed into sculptural pieces of art. Here are some examples of what I got a glimpse of at this year’s ICFF. This White Shell Magnolia Hanging Lamp by Catalina is exquisite! Catalina is a lighting company that uses only natural materials, such as shell, coco, abaca, and rattan in order to achieve a sustainable product. These fixtures are also certified by TUV for UL, CUL, and CE standards. I would love to see this fixture in a beach home or little girl’s room! Apparatus Studio is known for their modern lighting fixtures. This one in particular, called Triad 15, is a study in repeating triangular and conical shapes. This is a large fixture that would look fabulous as a statement piece in a Foyer. This fixture is also available in smaller configurations that can be worked into the design of any room. If you are looking for glamour, look no further than this stunning chandelier by Koket. This chandelier is made of crystals that are applied by hand. Talk about attention to detail! This fixture is also available in a variety of finishes and is sure to glisten in any environment! These are just a few of the many fixtures that were on display at this year’s ICFF. As you can see, light fixtures are transforming from a product of function to a product of function AND beauty. These forms are being created as sculptural pieces of work that contribute to a home’s overall design. Standard Light fixtures are a thing of the past! If you would like further inspiration, please feel free to view my interior design work here. If you have comments or questions, please contact us, and remember, “It’s All in The Details”! Relates Sites: Catalina Apparatus Studio...
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Fab Finds at the 2014 ICFF!

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair is an excellent opportunity to explore the new innovative products on the market. There were so many amazing things to look at this year! It has inspired me to think big for future projects. Here are just a few of the many things I enjoyed viewing at this year’s show. This unique door hardware by Philip Watts Design adds character to a home in an unexpected way.  I have never seen such creative hardware! From angel wings to roses, to even more masculine pieces, these pieces are sure to “wow” any guest that first enters your home, creating a great first impression!   Another great piece I came across at the ICFF is the Claire Chandelier by Buoyant Lighting. This piece is elegant and modern and can be incorporated into any room. All of Buoyant’s light fixtures are handmade in Brooklyn, NY, and consists of dimmable lighting elements as well as LED lighting. I would love to see this in a Foyer!   A fantastic resource for LED wallpaper is Meystyle LED Wallpaper & Fabric. This wallpaper is illuminated with tiny LED lights that are integrated throughout the wallpaper pattern. This type of wallpaper would be perfect for a Powder Room or as an accent wall to create a focal point in a space.   Why have one standard flower vase, when you can have a sculptural vase with multiple flower tubes? This vase by Aprilli, called the Spiral Vase, is artistic and unique in the fact that it creates movement not only in the vase, but in the flowers you put into it. Look at how stunning this piece looks with greens in it. This would be a great feature for a prominent space where people can admire it like art! I hope you have enjoyed these items that I found interesting and one of a kind. If you were unable to attend the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, this gives you a glimpse at the innovative and daring pieces that companies are putting on the market today. If you would like further inspiration, please feel free to view my interior design work here. If you have comments or questions, please contact us, and remember, “It’s All in The Details”! Related Sites: Philip Watts Design Buoyant Lighting Meystyle LED Wallpaper & Fabric...
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Fabulous Lighting From the International Contemporary Furniture Fair

As a continuation from last week’s blog where I revealed to you some of my favorite textures from the International Contemporary Furniture Fair at the JAVITS Convention Center,  this week I am going to do the same, however changing the focusing to fabulous lighting! These marvelous glass crystals bring a warm elegance to any setting! Made from Quartz crystal, they offer the perfect element of interest. They can also be customized and can individually hang at any level to offer just the right look that you are trying to create for you space. As shown in some of the images above, I would love to see these staggered above a kitchen table. If you want a more modern approach to lighting, these light fixtures by Shakuff are fun and energetic with a side of elegance. They have just the perfect amount of subtle glow and they even offer a sweet sense of mystery. Now for an intergalactic look is this marvelous light from Moooi, is designed “Based on pure mathematics, the beauty of light has been re-defined; staring into the universe is now possible, also during cloudy nights. The intricate spheres of Raimond transport the electrical current”. The dynamic design approach that the artist took to create this light fixture it simply magnificent. This King Edison pendant lamp is exquisitely designed by Young and Battaglia. It is the perfect combination of rustic exposed elements, alongside a refined and sweet look. It is inspired from the iconic Edison Lamp and has been re-created with pure simplicity, also exuding the “romance and glamour of a king’s chandelier”. This would be perfect staggered in a grouping over a kitchen table as well, “small is beautiful meets a moment of genius”. If you are looking for further inspiration on how to incorporate fabulous lighting into your space, feel free to view my work here. With any comments or suggestions please contact me! and remember as always,  It’s all in the Details. Related Sites: Shakuff Moooi...
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International Contemporary Furniture Fair at the JAVITS Convention Center – TEXTURES!

As a continuation from last week’s blog where I revealed to you some of my favorite artisans from the International Contemporary Furniture Fair at the JAVITS Convention Center,  this week I am going to do the same, however changing the focusing to amazing textures! Textures are a wonderful way to bring life and depth into a space, not only do they offer a visually stimulating harmonious element, they also bring a physical element as they allow you  to truly engage with the space! This rug from Nanimarquina is called Dolce, and just as its name suggests, it is decadently smooth and plush.  Just this image captures how effortlessly smooth it would feel to run your fingers through it. I would love to have this placed beneath my feet as I would imagine myself walking through a bed of velvet flowers. High chairs can often times be uncomfortable and harsh when seated in, however this one from moooi looks extravagantly welcoming. Its plush upholstery offers a moment of warmth thus creating a more enjoyable experience while seated up high. This Eos light from Vita is absolutely breathtaking. It captures an incredibly elegant and romantic movement as it appears to be a gift from heaven above caught in a moment of pure bliss. It is made from authentic bird feathers, each which are carefully fastened to a paper core by hand. It radiates the perfect amount of light to create a pleasantly cozy glow while also capturing a sense of mystery. I hope now when selecting fabrics, materials and finishes, you will view them in a much more dimensional way. If you are looking for further inspiration on how to incorporate amazing textures into your space, feel free to view my work here. With any comments or suggestions please contact me! and remember as always,  It’s all in the Details. Sites Used: Nanimarquina Moooi Vita Store...
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Wolf Range Details Spark Catherine Cleare Interiors’ Tabletop Design

For the upcoming American Red Cross Red & White Ball 2013, we have partnered up with Clarke’s, the Ultimate Kitchen Resource Center. The write-up below was from them and wanted to share it with you! Hope to see you at the event! On Saturday, May 11th, Clarke is participating in the American Red Cross Metro New York North Chapter’s Red & White Ball at NetJets Hangar at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, NY. Supported by scores of designers and homeowners in Fairfield County, CT, this annual event is the chapter’s most successful fundraiser.   Every year, the organization does something to bring new life and excitement to the event and this year it’s more creative than ever. Dozens of area designers have worked to create extraordinary table top designs. We’re not talking just lovely linens and unique tableware, these creations are inspired by everything from a trip to France to the Spring following Hurricane Sandy to a uniquely Americana look. Designer Catherine Cleare of Catherine Cleare Interiors, LLC, has partnered with Clarke, New England’s Official Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom and Test Kitchen, to create a dramatic table design for the 2013 Red & White Ball. The design revolves around the excitement of “Cooking is believing!,” a Clarke signature statement, exemplifying the “appliance test drives” that homeowners can experience at Clarke. Catherine Cleare’s Designer Sketch of the Clarke Table Concept by John Waski Design, LLC The table’s centerpiece is a dramatic red “Lipstick” ventilation hood by Best, one of Clarke’s exclusive lines. When mounted on the ceiling above a range or cooktop, this Best hood (part of the Sorpresa line, meaning “surprise” in Italian) appears to be more art object than ventilation system. The same is true of its red center column presence on Cleare’s table design at the Red & White Ball. Cleare is adorning the red column with various kitchen tools from Clarke’s kitchen boutique Savoir Fare (and savoirfare.com), while each place setting is set atop a Wolf gas range grate, with dramatic red Staub cocettes serving as “chargers” for the evening’s meal. Staub’s cast-iron cookware is a key component of Savoir Fare’s cookware/bakeware offering. With all this iron, shine and appliance appeal, the look is softened with table linens from Le Jaquard Francais, also available at Savoir Fare. This timeless and sophisticated French linen compay prides itself in designing eclectic creations with opulent and dazzling colors.   The whole design should be spectacular...
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