Archive for January, 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

bathtastic! italian style with branchetti

This bath van­ity makes me want to move to Italy and design noth­ing but bath­rooms. The joy of mod­ern bath design, with a tra­di­tional twist. From Branchetti's Tan­teante Décor collection.

Seri­ous. Love. Ital­ian style.

bath­tas­tic, Ital­ian style

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Friday, January 28, 2011

fabric friday — echo designs from kravet

The new Echo Designs sam­ple book arrived last week from Kravet. This group­ing is a lit­tle casual, a lit­tle tra­di­tional, a lit­tle global — in a really fan­tas­tic assort­ment of col­ors. Here are some of the coör­di­nat­ing blues, in linen and cotton:

Latika is a large scale pais­ley that might anchor a room:


Bansuri proves that ikat is still going strong:


Dotkat plays well with others:


A mod touch, 31210 is even more fun on the reverse:


Pop Flower is perky and joy­ous, and the red/pink col­or­way is fabulous:

Pop Flower

Am I right?

Pop Flower in poppy

See the entire col­lec­tion at Kravet online, or con­tact me if you'd like to see these in person!

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

lovely things…spotted at winter antiques show 2011

A sunny, cold Sun­day seemed like a great time to visit the Win­ter Antiques Show in NYC, a ben­e­fit event for East Side House Set­tle­ment now in its 57th year. Upscale ven­dors from around the world dis­play pre­mium pieces from their col­lec­tions — and if you need to ask the price, you can't afford it! As I browsed and sur­rep­ti­tiously took pho­tos with my iphone, I pre­tended the prices were not in the stratos­phere and searched for liv­able pieces I would love to bring home for myself or a lucky client.

I can't decide if I love these heads, or if they would scare me if I walked down the stairs in the mid­dle of the night.

dealer: Robert Young

This turn­pike sign is incredible.

dealer: Robert Young

There appar­ently was a time when chil­dren stood still long enough to have por­traits painted:

dealer: Old Hope Antiques

Love the shape of this octag­o­nal table, which I'm sure has a fancier name than "table":

dealer: Alfred Bullard

When I am gone, please store my ashes in this 1st cen­tury AD Roman cinerary urn:

dealer: Rupert Wace Ancient Art

A nearly life-size, stone Khmer god­dess torso, for that empty cor­ner in your liv­ing room. So beautiful!

  • dealer: Carl­ton Rochell
  • For the first time at this show, a new fea­ture called "Design­ing with Antiques". Three design­ers pre­sented rooms incor­po­rat­ing antiques into "real life" rooms. Apolo­gies for the poor qual­ity of these pictures:

    A salon by Philip Gor­rivan, fea­tur­ing his new col­lec­tion of fab­rics for High­land Court:

    room by Philip Gorrivan

    A bed­room by Harry Heiss­mann:

    bed­room by Harry Heissmann

    A din­ing room by Eileen Kathryn Boyd; love the Elkins chairs:

    Design­ing with Antiques vignette by Eileen Kathryn Boyd

    Price aside, how do you feel about incor­po­rat­ing antiques into your home?

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    Tuesday, January 25, 2011

    cynthia mason interiors — in the news — winter 2011

    Many thanks to New Eng­land Home CONNECTICUT Mag­a­zine, Paula Bodah and Stacy Kun­stel for includ­ing my "Designer Spaces & Mar­ket Places" room in the Win­ter 2011 issue. A spe­cial thank you to pho­tog­ra­pher Michael Parte­nio for his beau­ti­ful photo.

    And by the way, those fab­u­lous draperies in Wind­sor Smith's pat­tern 'Riad' for Kravet are still avail­able for sale. No extra charge now that they are famous and all!

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