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Castellan Parquet Porcelain Tile from Classic Tile and Mosaic
This new porcelain tile design follows the wood-look trend, but the addition of the oversized parquet look makes this product stand out from the others I’ve seen. The tiles are available in Brun, Creme, and Gris and, as you can see from the photos above, they are suitable for the interior or the exterior.
New Color Availability from Miele
Miele appliances shown in Brilliant White.
Miele appliances shown in Havana Brown.
You may already be familiar with Miele’s Brilliant White glass front option, introduced in 2012 and the winner of Interior Design Magazine’s Best of 2013, which is a pretty fabulous choice when planning a sleek kitchen. Due to the popularity of that, they are now adding two new glass colors to the line, Havana Brown and Obsidian Black. As if the glass colors weren’t cool enough, the operating panel works as a touch screen – similar to an Apple product. Not too shabby, Miele.
Shimal’e-Light in Art
Shabbat Candles in White
Drops in White
This was the first time I’ve seen product by Shimal’e – Light in Art in person and I was impressed. The designer, Shimon Peleg, creates one-of-a-kind light fixtures, windows, art and sinks. My favorite designs from the show utilized rectangular panels of stained glass to create a truly unique chandelier. All of Peleg’s creations may be customized to create the right look for your project.
Smith & Fong Plyboo Carved and Textured Panels
These textured architectural panels, newly introduced by already-popular “green” manufacturer Smith & Fong, were pretty exciting. Available as prefinished or unfinished sheets in three different styles, Reveal Collection, Plyboo Sound and Linear Line, my mind soared with all the possible applications – cabinetry, furniture, backsplash, or simply a highlighted panel on a statement wall!
These are merely a few of the exciting new products and finishes that I discovered at Dwell on Design. Stay tuned to my blog where I will unveil even more cool new products and designs from the show!
The Per Se Collection by Kallista is another extremely streamlined and linear vanity fixture that caught my attention at the show. Available in three finishes, this faucet’s thin design gives it a sleek, classy look.
Hope you enjoyed seeing these new products as much as I enjoyed finding them!
We’re so excited about our newest guest blogger! Fashionista-turned-interior designer Meridith Hamilton will be offering up a monthly dose of style in her new guest blog column. Take it away, Meridith!
I don’t know if it was the fabulous pair of Tom Ford Cat Eye sunglasses I purchased on my recent trip to NYC…
Â ….or the fact that I am catching up on past seasons of Mad Men (thank you, Netflix)…
…but I am all of a sudden inspired by anything Mid-Century Modern. Â Whether it be fashion or interior design, I am loving this particular era as well as the clean lines, classic appeal and simplistic form that goes along with it.
One of my favorite things about the 1960’s era in which Mad Men is set is that the design was simple and the colors were bold. Â This was a time when “Modern” was still fresh and new, but a little more progressed than its early years. Â Therefore, some of my recent fashion and furnishing finds have obviously been influenced by the Mad Men era.
First, the interiors:
Just in case you don’t know – the star of the show is the dashing Don Draper. Â While Draper’s home (this is a photo of the space before his wife, Betty, hired a designer in a later season) was a mix of styles, the angular sectional and throw pillows are quintessential of the era. Â Draper’s office from Sterling Cooper, however, is a beautiful example of early Mid-Century Modern.
Check out some current installations that pay homage to this era…
Now, for the fashion:
The above collage shows Joan Harris (nÃ©e Holloway), the curvy, Monroe-esque vixen of the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce offices, Don Draper, the mysterious yet charming leading man, and Elizabeth “Betty” Draper, the archetypal frustrated housewife of the 60’s.
The fashion of the era was stunning and extremely similar to the interiors – simple designs that hinted at the structure beneath and bold color. Â Women were seen with bold patterned accessories and modest hemlines. Â Men donned sleek tailored jackets and narrow lapels with skinny ties thanks to the Italian influence.
Here are a few of today’s inspired pieces…Â Â
John Galliano, Fall 2012
Oscar de la Renta, Resort 2013Â Â
Â J Crew
Oscar de la Renta, Resort 2013
Â Dolce & Gabbana, Fall 2012Â
Â Banana Republic
I took this inspiration and translated it into a few key purchases for my own wardrobe. Â These three items haveÂ successfully satisfiedÂ my craving for this trend!
Vera Wang | Burberry Prorsum | Michael Kors All from the designers’ Spring 2013 Collections. I need all of these. Period. Ok…I’m off to…um, fill my home and my closet with Emerald! Until next time blog readers!
Since the fashion weeks of New York, London and Milan just finished and with Paris in full force this week, I have been absolutely up to my eyeballs in runway shows! I am loving what I am seeing for Fall 2013 so far and I want to give you a rundown of my favorite trends from New York’s Fashion Week…
Gloves! Long or short, a bare-handed model was well within the minority.
. Whew! Got all that? Happy Shopping!
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