Simple Luxuries 2013

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”… it is the season of summer; it is a time of fun and frolic followed by a need for respite. It is the season for Shades of Light. Sorry, Mr. Dickens (and literature lovers everywhere) but that’s how I feel about the summer. An absolute love of the outdoor recreational opportunities somehow makes me relish the comforts of home all the more.

Our newest catalog cover, Simply Luxuries offers you relief from the summer heat and a host of home comforts.  Enjoy a moment of relaxation as you view our latest catalog cover of tranquil gray tones against clean whites. The inviting look is crisp, uncluttered and modern, with luxurious details providing interest and comfort. When the weather outside is steamy, your oasis can be found in these muted hues and simple modern silhouettes with a touch of luxe. We have set the scene for an intimate dinner party to share some quality time in the theme of our Simple Luxuries cover.

The dining room featured is awash in neutral tones of gray to create a nice backdrop for the crisp contrast of white.  Our Wood Dining Table, crafted from oak, is finished in white paint with just enough transparency to allow the beauty of the wood grain to come through. This sleek table design is well sized with the option of removing an 18” leaf when you only need to seat four. Tufted back Dining Chairs invite you to linger at the table a bit longer and enjoy the comfort of the upholstery. The tufting detail and large silver ring on the chair back give a luxurious touch that makes these chairs special.

Wood Dining Table

Wood Dining Table

Tufted back Dining Chair w/Silver Ring

Tufted back Dining Chair w/Silver Ring

Great lighting in a room can make a big difference in the way we look and feel.  A pair of simple Glass Jug Lanterns gives overall illumination and creates a focal point over the table, while Swag Sconces flanking the fireplace provide accent mood lighting. It is important to surround yourself with pieces that put you and your guests in your best light.

Glass Jug Lantern

Glass Jug Lantern

Swag Sconce

Swag Sconce

Also key to a room’s success is the flooring that grounds the space.  Our Zen Ripples Hand Tufted Rug is an example of art underfoot, with its organic pattern resembling reflections in water.  The soft tufted wool is highlighted with shiny viscose threads that catch the light for added elegance.

Zen Ripples Hand Tufted Rug

Zen Ripples Hand Tufted Rug

A Decorative Ceramic Deer Head wall hanging makes a suitable conversation piece as a modern twist on a traditional classic motif.  The open holes allow you to add antlers comprised of twigs, flowers or lighted branches to reflect your own personality.  To complete the harmonious blend, a Lacquered Modern Petal Mirror hangs over the fireplace with a stylized flower design frame in a contemporary finish.

Decorative Ceramic Wall Deer Head

Decorative Ceramic Wall Deer Head

Lacquer Modern Petal Mirror

Lacquer Modern Petal Mirror

Take a break from the intensity of summer heat, vibrant colors and noisy patterns, to envelope yourself in Simple Luxuries. This tranquil retreat will pamper you in clean modern style with elegant textures and details to delight your senses. Perhaps, enough to have you say,” “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.”

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