Room separators

drapes as room separatorsUsing drapes as room separators is a great way to incorporate warmth and elegance to a space.  Something to be considered when incorporating fabric in your space is the type of material and the look that needs to be achieved in the design. Often times a client incorporates a room divider that doesn’t accentuate the overall design of the room without exploring the endless range of options to be considered when choosing fabric. The biggest advantage of using fabric for room separators is that it’s possible to design a custom, perfectly matching fabric that integrates seamlessly in the space. Often room separators feel bulky or, while beautiful, seem “in the way”. Here the linen fabrics illustrate a casual component of the design and are displayed as an essential and integral element in the overall design.

By |2010-09-15T15:48:46-04:00September 15th, 2010|COLLECTION, Fabric|

Selecting the perfect pulls for furniture

selecting the perfect pullsThere are endless key elements in effectively designing an interior and one in particular is finding those perfect cabinet or drawer pulls.  The wrong pulls can be that one subtle element that makes a piece of furniture feel out of place, or a kitchen that feels disconnected. If the wrong pulls are chosen for those beautiful custom cabinets you had designed, then the mistake will most likely be repeated numerous times since there tend to be so many pulls in a kitchen.
Pulls are also an accessory which can completely transform an ordinary piece of furniture, often modern/ clean cabinets are “made” by the pulls installed on them.
Some important elements to consider when deciding which pulls are:

1) what materials will match or accent the space best (there are endless materials for pulls including stainless steel, stain chrome, polished brass, pewter, satin nickel and hand polished)
2) how do the pulls match with the color palette of the room
3) how durable do they need to be, can you opt for more delicate ones perhaps in a dining room hutch?
4) how they match with other appliances if they are in a kitchen
5) how does the size of the pulls match with the size of the furniture (scale)

By |2010-09-21T18:22:54-04:00September 12th, 2010|Accessories, Brass, DESIGN ADVICE|