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One of our favorite accomplishments of 2013 is our on-line shops, Resale Treasures and Treasures from the Trade. Our shops are re-formatted, more user friendly and looking a great deal more “smart”! We hope you’ll have a moment over to look and play around.
Silver Bells……. silver trays, silverware, mirrors, chairs, rugs, it all leads you back home!
Photography: Steven Mays Photography Tray: The Silk Road Chain Vases:Spruce Home & Garden
Gracious Gifts for any Host
Trader Joe’s: Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream Collection $8 Olive Oil, Argan Oil & KuKui Nut Oil Trader Joe’s, Scarsdale Trader Joe’s 914.472.2988 traderjoes.com 727 Post Rd., Scarsdale, NY 10583 * TJ’s does not ship Trader Joe’s: Flavored Olive Oil Collection $10 Basil, Lemon & Hot Pepper Trader Joe’s, Scarsdale * TJ’s does not ship
Trader Joe’s: Yellow & Purple Orchids, Various sizes $6 – $18 Trader Joe’s, Scarsdale * TJ’s does not ship Dominos & Jacks $12 – $19 West Elm, Scarsdale West Elm 914.725.3861 westelm.com 678 Post Rd., Scarsdale, NY 10709 Gold Sheers & Cheese Knives $14 – $29 West Elm, Scarsdale Shanna Murray Recipe Pie Dish (Pumpkin) $29 West Elm, Scarsdale Metallic Silver Lacquer Trays $19 – $44 Mercury Tealight Votives $5 – $8 West Elm, Scarsdale Cake Kitchen Papers: Pad of 50 Kitchen Notes $12 Spruce Home & Garden, Bronxville Spruce Home & Garden 914.337.1428 sprucehomeandgarden.com 48 Pondfield Rd., Bronxville, NY 10708 Cake Kitchen Papers: “Gold Laurel Wreath” Pad of 50 Placemats $23
Spruce Home & Garden, Bronxville Lavender Sachets, Various sizes $45 – $65 Spruce Home & Garden, Bronxville Tortoise Shell Glasses $16 Faux Snake Skin Tray $30 The Silk Road, Bronxville The Silk Road 914.337.2177 thesilkroadny.com 101 Pondfield Rd., Bronxville, NY 10708 Placemat South African Handmade Servewear $18 – $45 The Silk Road, Bronxville Tunkables: Silverplate Service & Tablewear with Whimsical Words $Varies The Silk Road, Bronxville Shiraleah Venezia Double Old-Fashioned Glass, Various Colors $8 ea. The Silk Road, Bronxville
#WNWN What’s New What’s Next & #DDBfallmarket Decoration and Design Building Fall Market and SOOO Much More!
You can see the highlights of the industry Fall market events, What’s New, What’s Next, hosted by 200 Lex, (9/19) and Market Week at the D&D (10/1 & 10/2). #WNWN or #DDBfallmarket. This year #WNWN featured over 30 “blogger ambassadors” and they invited attendees to spread tweets, pins and instagrams of their favorite hot topics! Although there was no formal BLOGGER LOUNGE at the D&D event, attendees were photographing, tweeting and recording; the event rocked the social media outlets. Pictures speak a thousand words and videos a million, so take a look!
Here’s our take on the two markets. The ubiquitous new ” look”, is unassuming, undecorated with a core neutral palette. The decoration is simple, natural elements provide inspiration, and accessories provide pattern, color, interest. Rooms can easily change seasonally, with splashes of color provided by the accessories.
Hmmm, wouldn’t we all love to have a strong sculptural shape, look great in neutrals and have lots of fabulous silk scarves and leather bags to help us look seasonal and stylish? It’s the way French way, couture cut, neutral color, great accessories! It’s an excellent strategy in good times and bad, start with a great figure, (good architecture) add a good basic cut (great furnishings), accessorize! A great look but not inexpensive.
This formula is a reflection of the economy and a reflection of the times. The economy may be slow, but our ability to communicate and share is happening at lightning speed.
Newell Turner, Editor of House Beautiful led a panel at 200 Lex. “We want intense rich colors in our lives but the average client won’t be as bold, trending now is a neutral ground with accessories and accents for color! Not to say that a daring individual won’t come to you and say ‘You know, Prada Purple I want my bedroom dripping in that color!’”
At the Fall market at the D&D, Crans Baldwin, of Edward Ferrell+Lewis Mittman said, “People want to spend money but not look like it.” Clearly a response to the last few years. Those who can afford to decorate don’t want to flaunt it. They are after a look that transitions and transforms with each season while the neutral foundation remains.
It’s also about starting over, a blank slate! The “color of the year” unveiled at the new Ben Moore showroom at the D&D, is a very pale, clear, ethereal, blue, Breath of Fresh Air, #806. They said the new palette is a palette you can live with for a long, long time.
Our read on their new palette; grey is the new beige, blue is the new green and coral is the new pink! The earth tones seem suddenly heavy and slow. The clear colors seem lighter, brighter, more capable of change, dexterous, hopeful, of the moment, like our new iphone capabilities! When translating these trends visually in home design, “The Medium is the Message”, think spare, high tech, with every possible accessory, around the world within reach!
Design and the business of Design is going viral. It’s a visual industry and therefore perfectly suited to the newest technologies. It’s empowering because you can contribute.
Our new website, with shops and posts is our way to share with clients and friends what’s happening, locally and in the big picture! We’re in the market, observing and commenting (what a surprise!). If you’ve got a question, comment, or picture, send it. It might just be the subject of our next post.
Coming soon, a new format for Resale Treasures and Treasures from the Trade.