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The Suita sofa by Vitra.
The Collins Bar by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.
The Delaney chair by Ethan Allen.
A secretary by Hardwood Artisans.
The Flying Buttress by Leigh and Leslie Keno.
The Hess sofa by Room & Board.
A custom game table by Art Woodstone Studio.
The BeautifulX2 Curio Tables by Paula Grace Halewski.
Poltrona Frau's Hydra Enif armchair.
A reproduction by Statton Furniture.
 
 

BAZAAR

The latest furniture finds range from contemporary to traditional

By Julie Sanders
MARCH/APRIL 2011

Multiple Choices
A collaborative creation of Swiss furniture manufacturer Vitra and Italian designer Antonio Citterio, the Suita Sofa system comes with a component to extend the back rest for greater head support, shelves that can be mounted onto the back and a platform that can double as a table or ottoman. Available with firm or soft cushions at Contemporaria in DC. contemporaria.com 

Cocktail Hour
The Collins Bar from DC’s Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams features doors with a distinctive walnut veneer in a sunburst pattern, a polished stainless-steel base and back panel, and trim that runs the length of the doors. Inside, two adjustable glass shelves, a removable wood riser and a pull-out shelf provide space for storage. mgbwhome.com

Marvelously Minimal
The clean-lined, minimalist Delaney chair from Ethan Allen offers a modern take on the slipper chair, with updates that include crisp, curved lines and a generous seat. Available in leather, fabric or a combination of the two, with optional nailhead trim, at Ethan Allen showrooms in Maryland and Virginia. ethanallen.com

A Simple Secretary
Designed and built by Hardwood Artisans, this secretary has a pull-down cover that conceals a sturdy desktop. Small drawers for pens or notepads and paper holders help keep things organized; the cover can be closed to hide clutter. Available in seven hardwoods and multiple stain options at Hardwood Artisans in Rockville and Alexandria. hardwoodartisans.com

The Brothers Keno
Twin brothers Leigh and Leslie Keno, who have been appraising furniture for PBS’s “Antiques Roadshow” since 1997, now have their own furniture line. Pictured here, The Flying Buttress, a console topped with waterfall bubinga (a blond wood with a swirling grain) above a hammered aluminum base. At Sheffield Furniture & Interiors in Rockville and Dulles. sheffieldfurniture.com

Cushioned Comfort
The Hess sofa from DC’s Room & Board combines contemporary lines with deep cushions for comfort. Pictured here as a two-piece round sectional, the sofa is available in three styles and in eight hues of top-grain Fifth Avenue leather. roomandboard.com

 One of a Kind
An original design by custom furniture maker Art Woodstone Studio, this one-of-a-kind quarter-sawn oak and Bolivian rosewood game table includes two velvet-lined, solid heart-pine wood drawer boxes and solid oak pullouts for drinks. Available at Art Woodstone Studio, LLC, in Herndon. artwoodstonestudio.com

In the Neighborhood
Local interior designer Paula Grace Halewski of Paula Grace Designs, Inc.,
has designed her BeautifulX2 Curio Tables in three sizes, pictured here. Made out of maple from sustainable forests, the tables are finished in low-VOC paint or stain. Finishes include black, white, off-white, gray and red; custom colors and stains are also available. paulagracedesigns.com

Trés Elegant
Modularity and elegance are the key concepts of the Hydra Enif armchair. Designed by Luca Scacchetti and made in Italy by Poltrona Frau, it’s available with a choice of two backrest and arm configurations and in 97 vibrant colors. At Poltrona Frau in DC. frauwashington.com

Historically Accurate
Craftsmen at Statton Furniture reproduced this bonnet-top highboy in the Queen Anne style from a 1765 original attributed to prominent Massachusetts cabinetmaker Major Benjamin Frothingham. At Statton Furniture in Hagerstown, MD. statton.com

**Out of the array of interior design magazines, Home and Design magazine stands out as a primary idea source for luxury home designs.  Wonderful visuals of inspired décor and lush landscapes are combined with expert advice to provide a fundamental reference point for bringing amazing home interior design ideas to life.


 



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