For those of you who can manage to keep a bottle of spirits around the house for longer than a week, I have two things to say:I’m jealous and you HAVE to own a bar!Joking aside; there are some incredibly awesome bar carts and chests out there for the taking, or should I say buying?Here are a few that will make any time you have a cocktail, the happiest of hours.
Seriously, it's named after me!
Bloomingdales Marty Serving Cart
Arteriors Connaught Bar Cart in Antique Brass or Polished Nickel
Design challenges aren't nearly as challenging these days. The longer I am in the business, the easier it seems to get. That being said, I came across one of the biggest challenges of my career this last year.My wonderful boyfriend moved in and brought one piece of furniture . . . a brightly red painted, distressed, children’s dresser.Even worse, there was only one place that it would fit, the living room. I was instructed that I could not paint it and it being his childhood dresser, that he had an attachment to, I couldn’t chuck it.After a long review of our relationship I decided not to dump him.As I sat and stared at his little setup with his dresser and some of his daughters things displayed on top, I knew there wasn’t much I could do but I had to do something.
A quick change to some diverse accessories and my “bright” idea of getting great, big Chinese hardware to give a more grown-up, eclectic vibe and Wa-la!
You can find some great hardware, including this, at the link below.
Crystal has an air of elegance, a crisp appearance and its beauty has lasted the test of time.The intricate cuts that have been so familiar to crystal in the past have taken a back seat to a more simplistic modern form.It is crystal clear, to add a bit of glam to your space these pieces will do the trick.
Currey and Co Maharani Chandelier
Regina Andrew Large Crystal Obelisk
Currey and Co Moonglow table Lamp
Global Views Brilliant Pillar
Regina Andrew Crystal Mini Oval Lamp
Marquis by Waterford - 10' Sheridan Vase
Global Views Fortune Teller Sconce
Lauren Home Glen Plaid Barware
Horchow Rock Crystal Lamp
Visual Comfort Large George II Chandelier in Crystal with Polished Silver
Function AND beauty; that’s right!My new obsession is the ever useful lamp.As a designer I know the necessity of ambient lighting in setting the tone of a room.These lamps don’t just set the tone, they set the bar!
Gold is back and beautiful.We have seen our ups and downs with “good ole” gold.Jewelry went platinum, light fixtures went chrome and hardware went nickel.As we all know, gold can infer old traditional, and brassy hues can look dated.But it is back and better than ever.You would think you’ve struck gold with some of these pieces. . .
Arteriors Forest Park Distressed Gold Iron Floor Lamp
Regina Andrew Metal Patterned Pendent Fixture
Arteriors Dorchester Iron/Marble/Glass Bar Table
Ricci Silversmiths Flatware
Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams VANDYKE 3 DRAWER CHEST
Arteriors Cinchwaist Gold Iron/Mirror Tray
Cyan Bamboo Tray Table
Global Views Twig Electrified Wall Sconce-Brass on Brass w/Bronze Shade
Unfortunately, I am not talking about the queried beauty of the red head.I say "unfortunately" because I come from a long line of them.No, I am talking about Ginger Jars!Their exquisite proportions have long been loved.In this age where old is new again, take a look at these spectacular pieces that give gingers a bright future!