Design Limelight

The shining stars of fine furniture from the High Point Market, local sources and beyond

Lady Day Chaise from Stark

The Fall 2007 High Point Market was all about dreams, aspirations and flirting with glamour and escape. Taste was evident, reflecting a lifestyle filled with beauty and style—but not frivolity. Furnishings took cues from vintage Hollywood, with shining silver, sexy shapes and classic black-and-white. Whether or not the Oscars take place this year, we can still have a bit of glamour at home.

Slinky Lines… Seating tailored to perfection

Designer Geoffrey Bradfield took his inspiration from old Hollywood in his collection of sophisticated upholstered pieces for Stark. The siren of the collection is the Lady Day Chaise, named for Billie Holiday. From its curved back and nail-head trim to pleats and button detailing, it is truly done up to the nines. www.starkfinefurniture.com

Palecek’s Bonaparte Lounge Chair recreates classic design in an unexpected, eco-friendly medium. The barrel back is rendered in rolled rattan matting and surrounded by a carved wood frame. A clever kidney-shaped nesting ottoman is available. www.palecek.com.

Timeless chic defines the Viceroy Collection by Brownstone Furniture. Made of environmentally friendly woods and velvety micro-fiber, the Viceroy sofa comes in a refreshing pool blue. www.brownstonefurniture.com.

The curvaceous Hillary Circular Sectional from Rockville-based DesI Living Innovations, shown in sturdy micro fiber, can form an intimate conversation space, or be separated out for several seating options. Choose from a wide range of upholstery options in fabric and leather. www.desisofas.com.

Shining Eyes…Silver trim, mirrored accents and a touch of sparkle

The Sunset Boulevard Sofa, designed by Robert Ebel for Weiman/Preview, is full of glam, upholstered in satin with silvered flared legs. Accented by stacks of bolsters and pillows, it glows like an awards-night ingénue. www.weiman-preview.com.

An antique-glazed mirror lends this commode from C.R. Currin subdued shine. Part of a custom line, this jewel box adds elegant storage to any room. Visit www.crcurrin.com.

Crystals take the shape of buds in delicate painted iron vines and blossoms on the Cheshire from Arteriors Home. This 27-inch-long chandelier sparkles with whimsy and is the perfect touch for a nursery, sunroom or funky modern sitting room. Call (877) 488-8866 or visit www.arteriorshome.com.

A. Sanoma, Inc.’s crystal lantern foyer fixtures are etched with graceful florals to make quite an entrance. www.asanoma.com.

Martha Stewart Lighting has created a line of silvered glass lamps for Murray Feiss that shimmer with style. This 22-inch piece features hand-blown glass and a dark wood base. www.feiss.com.

White Tie Optional… Tailored white—and elegant black—make a strong design statement

Metropolitan Home’s white Love Me Lucy Chair, part of a new collection by Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, is a transitional piece that makes a contemporary statement. As a host or occasional chair, in the dining room or living room, it offers flexible, elegant seating. www.methomecollection.com.

The unusual Lattice Bedside Table from Baker’s Studio Collection features airy lattice side details and a sparkling jewel pull. Also available in black lacquer with a deep red surface. www.bakerfurniture.com.

Small, dark and handsome is Lexington’s Hampton Bay Martini Table. It’s a handy size for wherever you need to serve drinks. This piece in the Long Cove grouping features a dark finish and a spool-turned column. www.lexington.com.

Vintage femininity is given modern flair in this curvy club chair from Century. Flowers and vines recall classic damask—but sharp black-on-white contrast gives the piece edge despite its soft seat and lady-like dressmaker pleats. Truly not the girl next door. www.centuryfurniture.com

Maria Yee, an eco-friendly manufacturer, has introduced the contemporary waif-like Laguna Swoop Chair. A silhouette that is an art form, it echoes a type of contemporary from yesteryear, but is very today. Part of a new collection featuring all vegetable-tanned leather. www.mariayee.com.

For those multi-taskers who work wherever, whenever, Riverside toasts you with the Cobble Hill Laptop Cocktail Table. A pull-out work surface, cubbies for electronics—even hidden power and a USB dock—make this unique design work for you. www.riverside-furniture.com.


Palecek’s Bonaparte Lounge Chair


Viceroy Collection from Brownstone Furniture

 


DesI Living’s Hillary Circular Sectional

Sunset Boulevard Sofa for Weiman/Preview

C.R. Currin mirrored commode

Arteriors Home’s Cheshire

Metropolitan Home’s Love Me Lucy Chair

Lattice Bedside Table from Baker

Lexington’s Hampton Bay Martini Table

Century club chair

Laguna Swoop Chair from Maria Yee

Cobble Hill Laptop Cocktail Table from Riverside