Calm, Cool & Perfected 2014

Take a break from your spring cleaning to enjoy a few moments in the uncluttered, light and airy respite of our latest catalog cover design.  These pieces were selected for their sculptural form and exquisite finishes which create this ethereal mood. Serene circles, spheres and rounded shapes combine with warm painted gold finishes for a high style sophistication that makes a statement. Escape from the ordinary, and step into our inviting scene that is Calm, Cool & Perfected.

 

The walls remain neutral to create a gallery type back drop for each the furnishings selected. The furniture featured has classic lines in new finishes for a transitional appeal that will never go out of style.  Light reflects nicely from the mirrored front of the Silver Mirror Circle Chest (XU14009) featured for its subtle metallic finish.  Our Tufted Linen Arm Chair (XU14010) would go anywhere with its warm neutral fabric and light tapered legs. The diamond button tufting on the back gives that extra boost of timeless styling.

 

Silver Mirror Circle Chest

Silver Mirror Circle Chest

Tufted Linen Arm Chair

Tufted Linen Arm Chair 

The furniture seems to float on a cloud of fluffy natural sheepskin for further layering of neutral texture. The Natural Sheepskin Rug (XN8007) underfoot warms the room and grounds the furniture grouping to invite you in. These rugs look great layered over carpeting or sisal rugs too, adding a focal point with a luxurious touch.  The Zebra Metallic Stenciled Cowhide (XN1116) selected for the back cover has the unexpected addition of soft gold metallic finishing on the stripes for high fashion appeal.

Natural Sheepskin Rug

Natural Sheepskin Rug

Zebra Metallic Stenciled Cowhide Rug

Zebra Metallic Stenciled Cowhide Rug

Selected lighting is both timeless and out of the ordinary, featuring special finishes and grand scale. The single Spa Hues Ceramic Table Lamp (TL12022) can stand alone at 34”H and 19” in diameter, with its graceful curves and quality ceramic base finished in a cool spa blue. Adding heritage and interest to the lamp are the aged gold leaf finial and tapered wood base.  The look of an aged metallic finish carries through to the Rustic Celestial Chandelier (CH13051) overhead. The orbiting shapes of half-moons and stars surrounded by 4 candelabra arms, creates the perfect marriage of classic grace and modern flair.

Spa Hues Ceramic Table Lamp

Spa Hues Ceramic Table Lamp

Rustic Celestial Chandelier

Rustic Celestial Chandelier

The only interruption in the neutral color palette is the Moonlit Lake Watercolor Polyptych (XA14025) canvas panels with saturated hues of blues and greens simulating water and sky. This pop of color punctuates the space, but stays within the ethereal theme, like a memory of a treasured coastal destination.  Accessories such as throw pillows and vases can also be used to add a colorful touch to a predominantly neutral scheme, like the Aqua and Cream Wavy Lattice (XA13067) or the Kaleidoscope in Turquoise and Spa on Beige Linen (XA13059) shown on page 3.

 

Moonlit Lake Watercolor

Moonlit Lake Watercolor

Kaleidoscope in Turquoise and Spa on Beige Linen

Kaleidoscope in Turquoise and Spa on Beige Linen

Simple neutral spaces can be elevated from ordinary to extraordinary through the edited selection of special furnishings with high style points.  Showcasing a particular design element, like the spheres on our front cover or the golden finishes and geometric shapes on our back cover, will keep the design cohesive and uncluttered.  Try your hand this spring, at creating a garden of refined selections that are Calm, Cool and Perfected.

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