Hotel Style in our Homes

It seems that bringing the hotel to home is a trend that has finally reached mass market and for good reason. Nesting at home has never been more popular especially given the economic climate, so if you can’t make it to a hotel for luxurious comfort than you might as well enjoy it at home. This amazing damask setee in chocolate brown has an extra¬†tall back, nicely proportioned seat and elegant modern lines. Would look great in a dining room (drop the 2 chairs) or in kitchen nook. Too bad I haven’t seen more of these at Home Goods (maybe a shipment is on its way). Spotted this at the Home Goods in Cedar Knolls, NJ.

Home Goods Hotel Settee

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Color Infusion at ABC Carpet & Home

I was bowled over by the richly color saturated Turkish rugs at ABC Carpet & Home. These over dyed rugs are called “Color Reform” at Abc Carpet. They are vintage Turkish rugs that have been bleached with lemon juice, laid out in the sun and then redyed w/all natural vegetable dyes. Absolutely gorgeous and not that expensive (for ABC Carpet and Home). Prices range from $2400-$7400 depending on size.abc carpet color reform

Bamboozled by Bamboo

Bamboo, the symbol of integrity won’t let any of us down. It’s natural grace and strength has enabled it to emerge again in the design market in all new shapes and forms that are elegant and mod. Certainly not your grandmother’s 1950’s bamboo, or Barbra Streisand’s 1970’s rattan aka bamboo malibu home. The face of today’s bamboo showcases the material’s agility and timelessness as it is gilded, lacquered, and reinterpretted. Here are some of my favorite examples:

hickory bamboo table

pearson bamboo chair

two's co. 3 tier gilded bamboo etagereJonathan Adler Bamboo Mirror

For more on Bamboo and it’s history in home furnishings this is a great article from the NYTimes
http://www.nytimes.com/1998/04/10/arts/antiques-bamboo-real-or-fake.html?pagewanted=all