Don’t you just love this! This article is in the February/March 2013 issue of Traditional Home Magazine. The furniture featured is a line I sell called Somerset Bay. I just ordered three new pieces for stock. Everytime I place the new pieces in my studio/home, they go right out the door.
One piece I ordered is the Augusta Box on stand. It’s a wonder piece for next to a chair or sofa if you don’t have a lot of room. The other piece I ordered was the Sarasota Nightstand (see picture below). I’m going to put it next to my sofa in the den. I’ve had an antique table that originally started out being red with turned legs there and I painted it a rich cream color from Benjamin Moore called Cloud Nine. Time to change!! This piece will look fantastic there. I ordered it in the finish it’s featured in – Vanilla Bean. That’s one of the wonderful things this company offers is they have a lot of different finishes to choose from.
I originally became familiar with the line when my husband and I journeyed to The Traditional Home Ocean 3 Showhouse: Beauty on the Beach in Montauk, New York. One of the Showhouse sponsors was Somerset Bay.
View one of the Showhouses here: http://www.traditionalhome.com/design_decorating/showhouses/oceans-showhouse-beauty-on-the-beach_ss1.html or visit Somerset Bay’s site you will love it; www.somersetbayhome.com
“Mate-Lesse” – that’s what my husband said the other day. When does the “mate-lesse summer spread come out?” “It’s February,” I said. He thinks that’s a cool word and he uses it whenever he can. I myself find it an interesting word as well. For those of you not quite sure what it means, it’s a jacquard loom and used esp. for clothing, upholstery, and bedspreads and marked by raised floral or geometric designs with a puckered or quilted appearance achieved by the interlacing of threads in the weaving or the contracting of threads in the finishing (see picture above).
I love using words in the “designer world” when speaking with my husband, Rick, about my various projects I’m working on. “Oh the draperies were unbelievably beautiful on my clients window,” I said. “They had grommets and they undulated in and out.” “Undulated in and out!” “What the heck is un..ju…lates…..?” My husband elongates the word to emphasize it. Ah another word in the designer world.
Stay tuned for more “designer words” I use on my husband.
I recently had a gathering of friends for a dinner party. The best part of planning a party is decorating the table. I used a paper tablecloth from Caspari that you would never know was paper. I love my Tattersall dinner plates from MacKenzie-Childs. I bought them after using them for my tabletop setting for the Designer Showcase/Tabletop Tour De Force I did for MacKenzie-Childs (see my website for pictures of the tabletop). I stuck in thistle that I dried from my niece’s wedding flower arrangements into my flower centerpiece. I love thistle – Being purple is a perk as it’s one of my favorite colors!
Having friends over for the superbowl. What are you doing for the superbowl?