Pie-cut side table

Thu 03 2007

table.jpgNecessity prompted designer Joe Ruggiero to create this item. “I like to have a table for my coffee or book,” he says. “But end tables are too far behind me and cocktail tables are too far in front.” The pie cut in the surface lets the track arm of a sofa or chair tuck right into the side table, while its tripod base keeps its footprint compact.

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Crackle rug

Wed 02 2007

rug.jpgGold doesn’t have to be flashy, as this carpet proves. Woven on state-of-the-art looms, the Crackle rug , part of the New Patina collection, appears handmade, partially due to its irregular grid pattern. This floor covering is stylistically flexible, able to fit in both casual and formal settings. The rug’s graduated tones, darker at the edges than in the middle, recall the look of a beloved leather chair whose luster only increases with wear.

Baroque arm chair

Tue 02 2007

baroque-arm-chair.jpgMixing design from disparate periods, places, and traditions is all the rage these days, especially at the Austin, Texas, company that makes this arm chair. The seat epitomizes the eclectic aesthetic by juxtaposing a Baroque-style wooden frame with an oversized damask print given a modern twist with electrifyingly contrasting colors. All these unique characteristics in this beautiful   baroque arm chair .

meurice chandelier

Mon 02 2007

meurice-chandelier.jpgMarrying Sputnik style with Palm Beach chic, this 30-light chandelier by Jonathan Adler redefines the concept of burning the candle at both ends

Drawer console

Fri 02 2007

drawer-console.jpgWith its rounded corners and graduated drawer heights, this petite dresser looks at home just about anywhere. Slip it into a dining room corner or a narrow hall for extra linen or silver storage, or use it more traditionally as a clothes chest in a guest bedroom. The curved Porringer top and centered, classic Sheraton-style hardware add a touch of formality. All this joined together in one of the   2006 American Furniture Awards: Design Stars : Drawer console by Stanley Furniture.

Toscano dining table

Thu 02 2007

toscano-dining-table.jpgGive dinnertime a boost with this richly finished walnut dining table that can be transformed into a taller bistro version. In contrast to the table’s very modern adaptability, its uneven hand-planed surface gives it a time-worn look, as does the boxwood veneer inlay, which evokes Old World craftsmanship.

wave-bed-from-the-omni-collection.jpgTo create the undulating surfaces on this bed’s headboard and footboard designed by Century furniture, wood workers start with thick maple planks, they carve away sections using an innovative planing technique and then they covere it with veneers made of Avoidoire, a sustainably harvested exotic hardwood. The alternating dips and swells of the finished product create a sense of motion that evokes the rhythm of the sea.