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Fall Market was HOT!!

market bed 5Fall Market was HOT! And it wasn’t just the temperature.

Blush pink was all the rage, as were textured velvets and landscape patterns with metallic accents. And…. sheen, sheen and more sheen.

A new traditional is being introduced.  Nothing like Grandma’s parlor. Sophisticated and sexy.

Curved case goods were everywhere.  Both concave and convex fronts and many pieces exhibited multiple materials and textures married to produce a feast for the eyes.

As far as metals….. gold, gold, gold!

Stay tuned as we continue to share our finds with you in our weekly posts.

Tufting

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Tufting is back and it’s more popular than ever. There are several different styles of tufting which make this design aesthetic very versatile.

Diamond tufting is the most commonly used and the most traditional. This signature arrangement creates a soft, romantic look, harkening back to the Victorian era. The use of velvets, silks and satin lend an air of formality, while linens and nubby fabrics foster a more casual vibe. And, there is nothing more masculine than that great diamond leather tufted Chesterfield.

Biscuit tufting is cleaner and flatter in appearance and is recognized by its square shape. This technique is often accompanied by the use of baseball stitching, which adds yet another level of dimension to this wonderful styling very often used on large cocktail ottomans.

Button tufting is somewhere in between. It provides a chic, more tailored appearance than the original diamond variety, however, the small hollows created by the buttons being pulling tightly against the fabric are the “star” of this technique. A multitude of patterns can be created. This style of tufting is equally at home in both traditional and contemporary settings. Beware of dogs and children…..the buttons can become dislodged.

Be creative. Use this wonderful design element not only on upholstery, but on casegoods and even walls. Happy tufting!

Ronald McDonald Project Design 2014

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Contents For The Home is honored to have been asked to participate in a designer showhouse for the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island’s, “Project Design 2014”.

The mission of The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island is to act as a “home away from home” for families of seriously ill children. The house provides parents and siblings of these children with a temporary haven in a secure and comfortable environment making their stay as pleasant as possible.

Content’s will be responsible for the complete redesign of a bedroom/bathroom suite. We are off to a great start and would welcome any positive input from the design community.

Please take a look at our Inspiration Board and feel free to comment below as well as on Facebook or Twitter! We’d love to hear from you.

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Drexel Heritage Desk: From Elle Decor to Your Home

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Isn’t this desk great! This is the non-studded version by Drexel Heritage. It appeared in the October 2013 edition of Elle Decor magazine in an article about the 10 best vanities. This exact one! And now lives in the showroom. Clients would love this. From the pages of Elle Decor to their homes. Change the fabric…change the look. It fits almost anywhere.

Architectural Digest

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June’s Architectural Digest featured some fabulous lines in their “discoveries” section. Mr. Brown is especially new and notable. Quasi-retro and cutting edge all rolled into one. And horn is so hot right now! Kind of like the weather in New York.