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What's new and divine in design

Fleur Allure Diane

James debuts Blooms, a new collection of "ready-to-wear" bouquets that bear the floral designer's signature fresh-picked-from-the-garden style. Priced around 30% less than the "madeto- order couture" collection, the artfully arranged offerings include pretty pink peonies and roses, lush hydrangea and magnolia, and stately, elegant moth orchids with echeveria. dianejames.com

Fleur Allure Diane
Timeless DesignTimeless Design
Designed by Matthew Frederick for Chelsea House, decorative shell motifs ornament the antique silverfinished mirror bestowing a classically gracious appearance. The Scallop mirror comes in two sizes and is also available in a gold finish ($550, small). chelseahouseinc.com
Modern Art
Thomas O’Brien’s newest designs for Safavieh include Naga, inspired by a rare Ming Dynasty Tibetan carpet he acquired at auction. O’Brien translates a bold dragon motif with a soft hand in pale tone-on-tone shades for an airy, almost delicate effect that is both traditional and modern at once ($4,050, 6x9). safavieh.com
Modern Art
Heavy-Weight ChicHeavy-Weight Chic
Parisian leather workshop Lacontrie covers vintage cast iron weights in leather for beguiling paper weights guaranteed to dress up any desk. Available in kidskin, barenia calfskin or crocodile, the octagonal design features a hand-stitched ring and comes in an array of new spring-fresh hues. lacontrie.com
Tracy BullaTracy Bulla | Product Editor
tbulla@homeaccentstoday.com

Native North Carolinian Tracy Bulla has been Home Accents Today's product editor since 2002. As a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Journalism, Tracy's first foray into reporting involved covering the financial markets. This short-lived enterprise resulted in no great loss to the world of finance when it became apparent that the reporter could not balance her own checkbook. Tracy then followed her lifelong passion for fashion into the glamorous world of design where she is continuously in thrall to the lure of beautiful, well-designed objects of desire. Lo, Tracy's pampered Pekingese, shares her appreciation for exquisite style by choosing to only chew up the most expensively embellished Italian shoes.

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