Angela Heck -- Home Accents Today, October 1, 2009
Home Accents Today is offering an inside look at the most recent product designs to hit the High Point Market.
All prices are suggested retail. For more information, see Editorial Sources on page 66.
New from Alphaville Designs is an ottoman/storage bench, upholstered in brown by-cast leather with contrast seaming ($558).
Several new table lamps are added to the Hunter Collection, including Felipe, made of turned solid yellow poplar ($110).
A patchwork of six striped, paisley and floral prints creates the Maria quilt and gives it down-home appeal ($100 and up).
New designs debut in the Rain or Shine Collection of indoor-outdoor rugs, including Coral Seaglass, a reversible design made with copper chenille polypropylene and acrylic ($399, 5×8).
Andrea by Sadek
Grape clusters and leaves wind around the top of this nickel-plated wine cooler, part of a new tabletop collection that includes napkin rings, a candlestick and more ($70).
Antiques by Zaar
An elegant chinoiserie antique armoire features intricate hand-painting, ca. 1900 ($2,425).
Architects & Heroes
From the St. Germain Collection, a box light fixture is crafted of detailed brass work with Moroccan influence ($1,850).
Rotation is a dramatic, oversize metal sculpture debuting this season, made of ground stainless steel ($1,100).
The Italian-made Uva Colorata Collection debuts, featuring an elaborate grapevine motif and hand-carved handles made to look like a vine branch ($158 to $550).
Artistry in Silk
New from the Stimulus Collection, the Traditional Bouquet includes orchids and rosebuds surrounded by peonies, roses, ranunculus, branches and Salal leaves in a red and gold container ($200).
A contemporary four-door cabinet and coordinating wall mirror debut, each using combinations of brushed, smooth and light gold finishes that add complexity and depth ($559, mirror; $1,699, cabinet).
These three spiky-textured, polished aluminum free-form vases are inspired by the exotic jackfruit found in the open-air markets throughout Asia ($525, set of three).
The Manhattan chair debuts, a squared-off design with a swivel base and flush arm, shown in Pista Cream leather ($5,298).
Belle Meade Signature
New accent furniture designs include Bijou, a mid-century modern bar made of maple and finished in espresso with Vanilla Crème lacquer and silver leaf detailing ($4,299).
Bentley Designer Services
The Cowboy Collage is a gallery-wrapped canvas giclee with nine Western-inspired panels measuring 30 inches square ($274).
This console boasts an ornately scrolled and carved base with an ebonized finish and, in striking contrast, a light colored and clean-lined stone top.
The Bramble Company
A small kitchen island, part of the Mary Tudor Collection, is made of light walnut with turned post legs and rustic hardware detailing ($685).
Flowering medallion motifs add an unexpected twist to the hand-painted Louis XIV-style chest from Butler Specialty, featuring dovetail construction ($1,499).
The Lucca table serves up all the charm of Tuscany with its solid maple construction in sage green finish and wrought iron accents ($3,900).
The Byron rug is the latest addition to the licensed Biltmore For Your Home Collection. Shown in Green Tea, the rug is woven of olefin on Wilton looms ($499, 5×8).
The new Kathy Ireland Collection includes a series of three-dimensional circular wooden elements, finished in stone ($109 each).
The Krater lamp uses a classic Greek urn shape in crystal with solid brass, silver-plated fittings.
The Legacy round glass-top cocktail table is made of heavy hand-forged steel and measures 36 inches across.
A scene from the Orient plays out in tones of red, gold and green on the hand-painted Maldon hinged box ($90).
Debuting this season is the Tansu nightstand, made of solid FSC-certified maple and finished in antique walnut ($1,450).
Classy Art Wholesalers
Fashion Statement is a gallery-wrapped stretched giclee canvas, one of 220 new canvas designs debuting this season. The piece is available in 36×24, 45×30 and 60×40 inches ($139 to $249).
With its natural blond color and free-formed shape, this bar stool is crafted from a slice of tamarind wood to create a rustic, eco-friendly design ($655).
The pattern on the Beacon Hill rug is inspired by antique wrought iron gates, but is made modern by using an overscale, overspaced technique and fresh color combinations ($1,160, 6×9).
Several pillow designs debut in the Turan Couture Collection, a contemporary line using heavy Belgian woven textiles with raised oversize floral, paisley and flora patterns. The pillows are available in rose-plum, green and blue and in several sizes ($88 to $108).
Couleur by Mathews & Co.
From the Ana Romo Signature Collection, the hand-painted, free-from art glass bowl is a limited edition, signed and numbered ($375).
Currey & Company
The slender nine-light Christina chandelier is made of wrought iron, finished in smokewood, and accented with wood drops ($1,390).
Cypress Point Home
The Mansfield lamp is made of powder-coated cast metal and finished in bronze, topped with a double-lined fabric shade ($279).
The Petals pillow boasts colorful bunches of hand-applied organza which come together to mimic a cheerful flower bouquet ($250).
David Lee Furniture
An antique gold finish makes the Hartford Desk stand out. The lower drawer is sized to hold file folders.
Designer Wicker by Tribor
The hand-woven rattan over the Terrace Collection console table's rattan and wood frame sports a weathered gray finish ($195).
A purple-lined floral shade tops the saucy Cressona table lamp with its subtle blackberry finish ($117).
All-weather resin wicker clothes a powder-coated aluminum frame in sumptuous curves. The Corentine armchair makes a statement indoors or out ($850).
Zinnias, crocuses, alstroemeria, hydrangeas, ivy and honeysuckle trail gracefully over the sides of a heavy avocado-glazed stone tray ($299).
Doug Frates Glass
Part of Frates' one-of-a-kind signature Translation Platters Collection each pieces is at least 24 inches wide and 3 inches deep ($1,450 and up).
The no-nonsense Barnard bench is shown here with dotty Carlin fabric, but the customer can choose the upholstery ($1,205).
Novels from the last century have been reconstructed with raised bands and handmade parchment spine and cover paper. The parchment is lightly burnished for an antique look ($39 per book).
The Cyrano open bookcase from the Contessa Collection features opulent detailing as well as solid and veneered ash wood construction ($9,420).
The new ceramic Big Sur ripple gourds feature an irregular glaze pattern in blue and taupe ($72 to $116).
From the Gentleman's Pursuit Collection, part of Biltmore for Your Home, the North Tower demilune table features rosewood banding, ebony rubbed legs, brass hardware and wood inlay.
The light cherry dining table from the Hampstead Collection is highlighted by a racetrack top with a black-etched band, as well as a curved leg and double-pedestal base ($10,000).
The Saphir Collection achieves a textural look with differing pile lengths of power-loomed art silk ($278, 5×8).
Firefly Home Collection
This metal mirror is encircled by radiating leaf-like spines in tones of crimson, sage and harvest gold ($218).
A new rug in the Festival Collection features a ¾-inch pile of modified acrylic with hand-tufting and carving for added interest ($398, 5×8).
Forever Green Art
A perky rooster made of all-natural materials perches atop a cascade of autumnal-hued botanicals in a copper tin.
The handsome Luca three-drawer chest employs reclaimed pine and bleached pine for extra charm ($1,390).
Fragrant Passage Candle
Replace cooking, pet and other household odors with the aroma of Pure Air candles, featuring odor control technology that does not simply mask undesirable smells ($8 to $25).
The highly ornamented Da Vinci coffee table is shown in a gold finish, but the piece also is available in several other finishes and a choice of glass tops ($7,800).
The Old Elm Trunk can be used as a coffee table, storage trunk or bench with its reclaimed lumber construction and warm brown finish ($899).
Tuck your flat screen away in this reclaimed European pine cabinet with French Louis XV detailing. The double doors fold, then slide inside for an unobstructed view ($7,792).
Grace Li Designs
A slab of clear acrylic bent into an attractive shape makes the G end table both ultra sleek and functional ($990).
The 12-drawer Soho Loft table boasts a black finish and brushed nickel pulls.
Gus Design Group
Simple and linear, the Truss accent chair stands out with its oak construction and choice of two fabric options ($1,150).
H. Hal Kramer
Part of the French Estate Gates series, this 19th century reproduction of a print is hand-framed and glazed ($150, each).
Inspired by 17th century Italian architecture, the Bellini bookcase has five shelves and extra storage space.
The ceramic Cottage lamp's glossy white finish draws subtle attention to its classic shape ($130).
Universe, a reinterpretation of the orbital dance of the planets, is made of cast fiberwood coated in silver leaf lacquer ($450).
High Country Rugs
Ndebele, a rug from the new African Series, displays a traditional African pattern in hand-knotted wool with a cotton foundation ($935, 4×6).
A rooster stands in a field of flowers on this hand-stitched, 100% vegetable-dyed wool needlepoint pillow ($72 to $118).
A textured lacquer finish in red, gold and black tones highlights the simple modern design of the Erin mirror ($290).
A set of three travel trunks debuts this season, made of woven rattan with leather strap accents ($800, set).
The Grevy's tray table, designed by Carolyn Kinder, features a removable two-handled tray with a zebra patterned textured glass top ($140).
The Budapest floor lamp debuts in the Low Country Collection. The lamp's base is made of turned wood in a natural finish, and the shade sports a zebra print in a neutral palette ($665).
New this season is the Ebonized bombe commode, with gold painted accents, white marble top and brass detailing ($2,880).
Expressions Collection rugs feature 100% hard-twist wool construction and are hand-tufted in India ($499, 5×8).
The 48×60-inch Tagliato mirror features a carved wood frame with an antiqued center mirror ($2,500).
John Strauss Furniture Design
From High Point first-timer John Strauss, the cube table is introduced. The contemporary European zebrawood design is topped with thick inset glass.
Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture
An elegant poker table debuts, made of crotch mahogany with an antiqued green leather top. Handcrafted brass cup holders and chip racks are built in for each player ($6,000).
From the Shredded Collection, the Eco-Golden Angel wall decor design is made using shredded magazine pages ($195).
Signature is a new line of contemporary rugs, including Lavender Bubbly, a hand-tufted and hand-carved design in 100% wool ($599, 6×9).
Kevin O'Brien Studio
Various animals, including deer, moose, camels and birds, are screen-printed in a variety of colors onto 100% linen pillows in the Animal Friends Collection ($104 to $130).
A collection of zesty decorative pillows debuts, with a rayon batik front on a 100% cotton back in vivid color combinations to inject a tropical twist on a casual contemporary style ($40 each).
Made from all-natural driftwood, the Absinthe Fish makes for a playful, eco-friendly home accent ($74).
The Chic Mushroom top-of-bed ensemble uses a classic floral motif, simply styled in warm fall colors on a linen background ($3,158, queen).
Printed and appliquéd champagne and silver velvet and pale blue silk are embellished with artisan handwork on the Louie bedding ensemble debuting this month ($2,400 to $6,800).
Linon Home Decor
Virginia Berber rugs debut this season, mimicking a traditional Greek rug style. The 100% New Zealand wool designs are reversible and available in 10 colors and four sizes ($189, 5×8).
A stylized silver circle forms the body of the new Modiale lamp, with a black metal base and neck and topped with an off-white elliptical fabric shade ($147).
A distinct ethnic influence pervades the Souzanie Ogee rugs debuting this season. The 100% acrylic-dyed fiber rugs are available in green, adobe and neutral palettes in custom sizes.
Lorna Dewey of London
Exotic Dancer is one of a new line of marble sculptures debuting this season. The handmade Canara dry-cast marble design stands almost 18 inches tall ($549).
A series of Chinese Imari lamps use classic Asian porcelain forms to form the bodies, but are given a transitional twist with the addition of Lucite and nickel accents and simple drum shades ($850 each).
A flock of mother of pearl and capiz shell butterflies flutter beneath strings of coco beads on this statement-making chandelier, finished in antique gold and available in two sizes ($1,700 to $2,700).
Clusters of fruit and flowers adorn the hand-painted ceramic table lamp with wood base, bronze-finished brass accents and a linen shade.
Clear and black swirled Baroque art glass hexagons are pieced together to create the Honeycomb Lantern light fixture making its High Point debut.
Mathews & Co.
New in the Legend Collection, the Sunrise bowl is made of clay and hand-painted to resemble the morning sky ($230).
Matusuoka's Chigiri Step Tansu can be used as a room divider or under-step storage. The 52-inch-high piece uses Celebes ebony, zebrano and walnut veneers ($14,000).
The Loquat lidded porcelain urn, from the Red Chamber Collection, uses a classic form, but updates the style with matte yellow, apple green and robin's egg blue finishes ($230 each).
Miles Talbott Furniture
The Gable ottoman by designer Joe Ruggiero is available in leather or fabric upholstery and with or without nailhead detailing ($599).
Moderna by Roberta Schilling
The Banco nightstand uses a classic swirling vine motif, while the shiny black finish gives a touch of the modern.
New Growth Designs
New Growth Designs plants blooming Helleborus in mini terra cotta pots to charming, natural effect ($23 each).
A dramatic dark wood finish sets off a white linen shade in Nova's Steccia lamp, accented with touches of brushed nickel.
NDI's lushly spectacular bouquet mixes vividly hued lilacs, tulips, lilies and hydrangea in a clear, footed vase ($996).
Featuring a chevron veneer pattern and delicately fluted legs, the Tiger Moon chest offers ample storage space for papers or books.
From the Kathy Ireland Home Collection, the Orbit floor lamp showcases a contemporary design in bronze and gold-finished metal with a champagne glass shade ($499).
Slices of plantation-grown hardwood stack up to organic style in Palecek's neutral lamp, finished with a raffia drum shade ($398).
The Candice Olson-designed Silver Green Branches showcases shadowy flourishes in an exclusive textured giclee ($299).
Peel & Company
Golden medallions radiate against a deep, rich background in the hand-woven Tibetan rug, crafted in 100% Tibetan wool ($2,450, 6×9).
The Phillips Collection
The Phillips Collection modernizes the farm theme with lifelike sculptures of sheep, cows, pigs and geese in white, black, gold or silver leaf ($99 to $2,500).
Woolrich by Picture Source debuts Sharing a Moment, flanked by a double matting treatment and slender walnut-finished molding.
The Lucca box premieres this market, embellishing a hexagonal form with reverse hand-painted glass.
The Portfolio Collection
A limited edition print is from an original abstract by Bella Pieroni and is numbered and signed ($240).
The Sunfire vase debuts this season, casting a brilliant glow through translucent layers of fiery glass ($50).
Regina-Andrew Design re-creates coral to ring a candle in a decorative shade of blue, also available in white.
Part of the Candice Olson Collection, the Morris Dining table spotlights a classic pedestal shape in solid mango wood. Shown in a new walnut finish, the table is available in three additional finish options ($1,400).
The Rug Market
The Rug Market sets off a dense undergrowth of blossoms with a deep, dark ground to create maximum visual pop.
Crafted in pure cotton, the Tribal Thread Sunset pillow embraces a classic Suzani pattern of flowering vines and stylized florals ($112).
Framed in contemporary fashion, the limited edition giclee on canvas is hand-signed by artist Deanna Nastic ($699).
A modern take on the tree of life motif, Temple Garden by Jamie Drake for Safavieh Couture is inspired by Drake's Far Eastern travels ($3,000, 6×9).
Samuelson translates traditional nesting tables with a contemporary viewpoint, featuring satin-finished stainless steel bases and hand-rubbed, espresso finish tops ($5,000).
Dramatic starbust motifs make a stylish statement on Saro's napkin rings, available in gold, bronze, silver, lime, red and black ($9 each).
Made of French walnut, the slant-top Provincial bureau combines elegant antique styling and modern functionality with a pull-out slide for laptop use ($3,975).
Elements of nature unite to create a clean-lined clock of cherry wood, copper and natural beach stone, featuring quartz movement ($58).
The Garden & Ocean Serenity table lamp debuts in the Jane Seymour Collection, spotlighting a scrolling iron base, ceramic gourd design and vine-patterned shade.
Cast stone, abaca and iron lend an earthy-industrial edge to Shawna Stoney's petite-sized desk.
The Liffey bed's platform hides four large storage drawers while the headboard, made from a single slab of walnut, holds two curly maple boxes for jewelry or other small items ($6,200).
This large chalkboard is handmade in North Carolina from 2×4-inch rectangular steel tubing ($600).
A warm two-tone finish complements the accent chest's overall scalloped edge and oversize base ($349).
Whimsy goes for a ride on the Bicycle Box with its bicycle-handled lid and textural hand-painted metal container ($49).
This stacked sideboard from new-comer Steven Shell boasts a Union Jack in distressed paint and chromed-brass royal crown pulls ($1,152).
A painted glass lamp features wood-tone accents and a fleur de lis finial ($99).
The Newport armchair's solid wood frame features a matte black finish, while the bonded leather cover comes in four colors — cream, green, brown and oxblood ($700).
A new introduction from the Fallon Collection, this rug's delicate lattice pattern is hand-woven in flat weave from 100% wool ($264, 5×8).
Neutral only in color, the stylish Bree sofa employs long clean lines, several different yarns and contrasting patterns for understated drama ($3,495).
Tart lime and deep black create a study in contrast in this arresting throw ($245 to $310).
Ceramic tiles create a star mosaic on the top of this iron table ($97).
Thomas & Gray
Ropy cherry veneers and Soto solids with an antique cherry finish and classic Italian detailing draw the eye to the Bella fluted dresser ($3,100).
Timothy's Fine Art
Lost in Place, from the Copious Collection, is a gallery-wrapped giclee on canvas available in custom sizes.
A classic architectural structure is reproduced in this wooden box with inlaid eggshell and a lacquer finish ($550).
Trade Winds Furniture
The handmade Bordeaux server can also be used as a kitchen island. It includes two leaves that extend the work top and cabinet that can convert to wine storage ($875).
The retro tropical leaf motif of the Ravella Collection graces a hand-tufted rug suitable for indoor or outdoor use due to its 100% polyacrylic construction ($300, 5×8).
Tritter Feefer Home Collection
Graceful curves, a choice of two heights and 25 finishes define the Keyhole side table and make it appropriate for a variety of uses ($775 to $795).
The Bordeaux wine bar has two independent temperature zones, an inlaid granite top and a full extension drawer ($800).
The Ronson chair's modern and clean-lined curves contrast with an antique tobacco-stained leather cover ($1,437).
W. King Ambler
Redoute Leafy Plants, a collection of four reproduction botanicals, are enclosed in an antique silver frame and double-thick matting ($380 to $400).
Sizzling with exotic appeal, the Moroccan bench has vintage hand-painted patterns over its Tuareg leather cover and added fringe for an extra dose of sultry ($995).
A simple contemporary design adorns a new rug from the Festival Collection, made of signature Favriel yarn, which is hand-tufted and hand-carved.
Hand-tufted in India of 100% wool, the Eternity rug recreates a multi-textured landscape with boucle, shear and hi/lo detailing for an extra edge ($399, 5×8).