I recently attended the Architectural Digest Design Show in NYC.
It was chock full of the latest and greatest items in furniture, home décor, lighting, art, kitchen and bath, and really everything my eyes and heart could ever desire! In fact this blog post will be part one of two because there was just too much to share. Here is the list of my top thirteen favorite booths. I tried to make it "Top Ten" but it was way too hard to leave some of them out.
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Yes please, I'll take one of each! These pieces by Kino Guerin would work in almost any home. Who even knew it was possible to manipulate wood this way? The curves and fluidity in a material so strong and solid is amazing and beautiful.
Luke Lamp Co
Again I'm drawn to the twists and curves in this lighting by Luke Lamp Co. These sculptural lamps and chandeliers are made of woven nylon over LED lights.
I might as well stick to the twists and curves theme. This 3D sculptural wall art by Joseph Dermody could be the statement piece your walls are aching for.
I love the patterns, colors and textures of the woodgrain in each of these custom made pieces by dbO Home. The shapes created are natural and artistic.
Don Howell Joinery
I am in love with the basket weave design on this beautiful wood dresser!
Erich Ginder Studio
These geometric chandeliers are custom made to create any shape you want and can be linked any way you please. They are made from linen, laser cut plywood and brass.
Alex Drew & No One
Geometric everything (furniture, art, lighting, etc.) is definitely in style and on trend. I love the shapes and straight lines on these pieces. The colors are cool too.
Coral & Tusk
These fabrics make me want to learn to sew pillows and upholster chairs... love them!
AVO represents all things leather for the home. This brand has graphic prints and bold patterns in leather hide rugs, pillow covers, upholstery, and wall tiles.
Speaking of leather, Palo Samko mixes leather with materials like wood and brass. Below you can see the chandelier, chair and tables all incorporate leather. Even the wall art and sofa has strips of leather.
Chris Ahalt (Artist)
I think a little whimsical is always fun to incorporate into a space if possible. You can find the glass sculptures below by artist Chris Ahalt at the Chesterfield Gallery. This play on animals as balloons could be the perfect bit of whimsy on any shelf.
This design studio creates original hand made wallpaper and fabrics. Their latest wall paper design is like having a coloring book on your walls. Makes for a fun wall in the kid's room.
Harlem Candle Co.
This beautifully decorated booth by Harlem Candle Co. definitely got everyones attention. Its Harlem Renaissance theme was the perfect way to make me stop and look. However, it was the amazing scents from the candles that made me stay. The candles are made in Harlem and each has a name connected to the area such as Sugar Hill, Ellington and Renaissance. My favorites were Savoy and Lenox.
My next post (Part Two of the Architectural Digest Design Show) will feature Dining by Design which showcased completely decorated dining rooms designed by companies such as Ralph Lauren, Crate & Barrel, Herman Miller and Knoll just to name a few. Each company designed an entire dining room to showcase and auction off for the charity DIFFA which stands for Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. They were all pretty spectacular!
Until then, I'll be enjoying the goodies I brought home from the design show and organizing all of the new contacts I made. I'm looking forward to working with these companies in the future and incorporating their furniture, art and home décor items in my own room designs someday soon. Now I just need to find the perfect clients for them all ; ) Which are your favorites?