Mod Eastern 2013

As the summer season fades, our more carefree unstructured schedules vanish into a season of back to school, getting organized and taking on our fall projects. Part of this process for me, includes critiquing my home interiors for updates and improvements that will enhance how we live. I will try to repurpose or replace worn, faded or outdated pieces with fresh color and up to date style to carry us into the new season. Our catalog cover, Mod Eastern, features a welcoming sitting area with inspiring style that combines chic Eastern motifs with clean contemporary lines. Classic prep meets zesty modern in rich indigo blue energized by electric lime. Bamboo, trellis patterns and a peacock pillow infuse an appealing exotic garden theme for a fresh new look. Take inspiration for your fall facelift from the timeless themes made modern and relevant in Mod Eastern style.

Oversized Moroccan Tile Hand Tufted Rug

Oversized Moroccan Tile Hand Tufted Rug

Curved Arm Upholstered Lounge Chair

Curved Arm Upholstered Lounge Chair

Lacquered Wood Stool or Side Table

Lacquered Wood Stool or Side Table

Grounding the room in bold graphic style is our Oversized Moroccan Tile Hand Tufted Rug in Navy and Cream. The large geometric pattern on a deep sea of navy blue provides a crisp contrast to the cream cotton-linen blend upholstery on our Curved Arm Upholstered Lounge Chair. Beckoning you to come, sit and enjoy the view, this comfortable chair is made in the USA and features streamlined sleek arms and antique brass nail head trim. Nestled beside the chair is our Simple and Classy Lacquered Wood Side Table in spring Green. Available in 7 color options, this versatile table is sturdy enough to use as a stool when company comes, and adds a pop of color with sculptural style.

Any comfortable seating area requires good lighting for reading and conversation. The designer lamp selected, Modern Glamour Mary McDonald table lamp in Navy, provides good light and glamorous details. Rich gold natural brass trim on the base is repeated inside the glossy custom color drum shade.

Modern Glamour Mary McDonald Table Lamp

Modern Glamour Mary McDonald Table Lamp

Bamboo Tower Chandelier

Bamboo Tower Chandelier

Bamboo Stick Sconce

Bamboo Stick Sconce

 

Overall illumination and ambiance is provided by our exclusive Bamboo Tower Chandelier and coordinating Bamboo Stick Sconce in White. Available in several hot fashion colors, the traditional exotic bamboo theme becomes modern again with the infusion of bold color. We selected electric lime Drum Chandelier Shades LS13071, for this shot but the Seagrass Chandelier Shades LS08026A are equally stunning for a more coastal flair. You can totally customize your look with all the color options available.

Accessories and accent pieces provide the jewelry that completes the look in any room. A Chinese Chippendale Mirror in an updated glossy blue finish becomes a focal point statement piece with chinoiserie detailing and its garden pagoda design. The intricate detailing of the mirror is balanced by a simple open weave drum shaped demilune table below. The Demilune Drum Studded Console Table adds a patina gold finish with unique stud detailing but does not become too heavy with its beveled glass top. A posh Peacock Accent Pillow pulls all the colors together with a nod to the exotic Eastern theme completing the fashionable space.

Chinese Chippendale Mirror

Chinese Chippendale Mirror

Demilune Drum Studded Console

Demilune Drum Studded Console

Peacock Pillow

Peacock Pillow

 

An inviting haven can be created in your home this season by establishing an up to date color palette that you will enjoy living in and removing or upgrading items that don’t add to that vision.  I am reminded of an advertising campaign from the early eighties featuring a woman, with too much on her plate, that was stressed out by the obligations of her job and family as she would utter the words  “Calgon take me away!”. In the next scene we find her enjoying a relaxing Calgon bubble bath ­– a quiet oasis removed from the chaotic scenario. Create your own “Calgon escape” before your schedule becomes any more packed this season. Plan now, to create a room that whisks you away from chaos and rejuvenates your senses like the luxurious exotic mood of our Mod Eastern 2013 cover.

 

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