Tracy Bulla -- Home Accents Today, September 1, 2006
Brocade Home, a fashion home brand launching this month under the Restoration Hardware umbrella, fuses the past with a modern day sensibility by seamlessly integrating clean lines with decoration. The romantic lineup of crystal chandeliers, Baroque mirrors, upholstered furniture and luxe bedding and window panels (think burnout velvets and sheer silk jacquards) was created by Lisa Versacio, who previously developed and launched West Elm. Catalogs can be ordered at www.brocadehome.com.
Bridget Dobson Studios, a new tabletop and accessory collection, offers an elegant assortment of shapes, styles and colors designed to mix and match in eclectic harmony. Dobson, a former writer and television producer, switched to a career in painting in the mid '90s. When creating her new home in Atlanta, Dobson couldn't find designs that were both unique and spirit-lifting so she created her own line of artistically inspired products. Dobson's signature symbol is the cockatoo, which appears in her tabletop collection, and the company's motto is Joyful Living, reflected in the celebratory, chic designs. eLink 533
Momeni has launched the Nouveau Collection, a lushly opulent assortment inspired by the designs of William Morris and the Arts & Crafts movement. Power-loomed of 100% New Zealand wool, the hand-carved rugs are finished with hand-serged edges for added depth and texture. Rich, yet subtle colorations complement the extravagant organic forms at the heart of the designs. Each rug retails for $439 for a 5×8. eLink 532
Canadian manufacturer Envi Designer Concepts made its U.S. debut last month at the New York International Gift Fair. A trend-forward mix of home accents, Envi offers everything from serveware and pillows to candles and bamboo stools in snappy color-coordinated groupings. Richly patterned tablecloths, runners and placemats, plus jeweled napkin rings put the table party-perfect in one quick stop. Retail prices range from $3 to $80. eLink 536
Robert Abbey has introduced a new Jonathan Adler licensed collection of lighting, accented by side table and mirrors. Expanding on Adler's existing ceramic lighting collection, the launch incorporates new materials like cast and punched metals, wood, brass and crystal. Additionally, the collection extends into new categories for Adler such as chandeliers and sconces, all turned out in Adler's signature glamorous style. Prices range from $125 for a sconce to $595 for a chandelier. eLink 534
Plush Living has expanded its line of edgy graphic pillows, shower curtains and canvas wall art with the introduction of a bedding collection last month. "Modern bedding is a natural progression," said Kenneth Wong of Plush Living. "Instead of being too traditional or too modern, our bedding blends design elements from classic art forms and modern geometric styles to give consumers an alternate choice." Fashioned of 250 thread count Egyptian cotton sateen, urban-inspired collections include the star-patterned Stockholm (reminiscent of starry skies in Scandinavia) and the clematis-embellished London (the plant originated in the United Kingdom). Prices range from $168 for a queen set to $208 for a king set. eLink 535
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