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DEVON&DEVON DEBUTS AT LUXEHOME Suite 115 Italian luxury bathroom design and furniture company Devon&Devon will debut its U.S. flagship showroom at LuxeHome later this year. Founded in Florence in 1989, Devon&Devon is known for attention to detail
and the use of high-quality raw materials. Inspired by classic European design and the 1900s American aesthetic, the company offers a complete range of timeless products. “The fact that the first Devon&Devon store is located in Chicago, one of the most important commercial
hubs of the North American market, is our first step towards establishing a strong, structured presence in this crucial market,” said Gianni Tanini, CEO of Devon&Devon.
LUXEHOME WELCOMES LEFROY BROOKS AND COOPER & GRAHAM Suite 117 For more than 25 years, Lefroy Brooks has established itself as a well-respected and revered luxury brand. In September, Lefroy Brooks USA made its debut in LuxeHome, unveiling a 2,000 sq. ft. showroom housing two brands under one roof – Lefroy Brooks and Cooper & Graham, a new luxury bath brand launched in November 2014 by the owner of Lefroy Brooks USA, Warren Pearl. The
Grand Opening Celebration welcomed more than 150 members of Chicago’s design scene, including Brynn Olson and Stelios Logarakis.
PELLA JOINS THE MART AT LUXEHOME Suite 100 Pella® Corporation, a leading manufacturer and designer of windows, doors, blinds, and shades for homes and commercial buildings, will join the LuxeHome family of recognized and respected luxury brands in December 2015. Pella adds a major new product category to the roster of premier kitchen, bath and building products boutiques that make up LuxeHome. “The addition of Pella further establishes LuxeHome as
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APURE SOON TO SHED LIGHT AT THE MART Suite 629A apure, the first architectural lighting brand designed by Porsche Design Studio, will soon open a showroom on the 6th floor of the Merchandise Mart. apure is a progressive product line setting new standards in the architectural and interior design world. Engineered and manufactured in Germany, this innovative line brings a new approach to illumination, creating a new design standard for the ceiling space.
(TOP IMAGE) LEFROY BROOKS / COOPER & GRAHAM SHOWROOM IN LUXEHOME AT THE MERCHANDISE MART (SECOND ROW, LEFT IMAGE) FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: LOLA STAMATOUKOS; HELEN & STELIOS LOGARAKIS, PREMIER CUSTOM HOMES; SUZIE DAJANI; AND MARK DAJANI TUB IMAGE COURTESY OF DEVON&DEVON CEILING LIGHT IMAGE COURTESY OF APURE (BOTTOM RIGHT IMAGE) FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: PATRICIA MACE LEGRAND; KATE FLAHERTY,VICE PRESIDENT, VORNADO | MERCHANDISE MART; DIANNE MORIARTY, LUXEHOME CONCIERGE
DESIGN CHICAGO 2016 THE MIDWEST’S LARGEST RESIDENTIAL DESIGN CONFERENCE DREW RECORD CROWDS
OPPOSITE PAGE: EVENT AT MONOGRAM DESIGN CENTER; LEFT (TOP): BARBARA STEVENSON, RICHARD CHILCOTT; LEFT (BELOW): TED CHAPPELL, PRESIDENT OF ANN SACKS, AT THE CHICAGO VIP LUXURY GALA WITH CARRIE FARNHAM, AREA MANAGER-CENTRAL, ANN SACKS, AND SOME OF THE ANN SACKS CHICAGO TEAM AND CLIENTS; BELOW: PAMELA JACCARINO, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN WITH CELEBRATED INTERIOR DESIGNER ANTHONY BARATTA THAT EXPLORED HOW TO DESIGN WITH CONFIDENCE. ANTHONY SHARED HOW HIS PERSONAL DESIGN DECISIONS INFORM AND INFLUENCE HIS WORK.
he Design Center at the Merchandise Mart™ and LuxeHome® hosted Design Chicago, the Midwest’s largest residential design conference and inspirational trade fair, on Oct. 6 and 7. Downtown Chicago’s Merchandise Mart accommodated more than 2,000 attendees from across the Midwest in its 100 showrooms spanning more than 550,000 square feet of meeting space. The show featured a variety of educational and innovative programming including: • More than 35 educational presentations and CEU seminars. • More than three dozen showroom open houses. • A bevy of new products debuting from more than 65 showrooms throughout the Merchandise Mart. • Two major evening industry events.
“We’re thrilled with the overwhelming response from our Design Center and LuxeHome showrooms, presenters and attendees at this year’s expanded Design Chicago conference,” said Katherine Flaherty, vice president, Vornado | Merchandise Mart. “The high caliber of CEUs, presenters and industry leaders really raised the bar and drew top trade professionals looking for the latest products and insider knowledge.” Jam-packed CEUs and presentations buzzed with energy throughout the two days of Design Chicago.
HOME FURNISHINGS HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDED: • A live and virtual panel discussion led by Krista Nye Schwartz and Tami Ramsay of CLOTH & KIND, with Amy Mills of Paper Mills and several other notable textile and wallpaper designers in BRADLEY.
• A presentation by Bunny Williams, founder and creator of Bunny Williams Home, on her new collection for Lee Jofa. • A CEU-accredited seminar by Lori Weitzner on the artist’s never-ending quest for new sources of inspiration, hosted in Donghia. • A visual tour by Trim Queen, Jana Plantina Phipps and Robert Allen on the evolution of passementerie.
BUILDING PRODUCTS HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDED: • A lively discussion between Pamela Jaccarino, editorin-chief of Luxe Interiors + Design, and celebrated interior designer Anthony Baratta. • A presentation by The Shade Store co-founder and creative director, Ian Gibbs, and Cortney Novogratz on the brand’s latest designer collaborations. • Conversations with Christopher Peacock on the benefits and challenges of
participating in prestigious showhouses. • A book signing by interior designer Barbara Westbrook in Paris Ceramics. • A CEU seminar on tile installation featuring Romana Pejic, Porcelanosa USA Architecture and Design product specialist, and Steve Lindgren, Porcelanosa USA Architecture and Design product specialist. • A presentation on the parallels between interior design and the food industry by Franck Nataf, owner of Exquisite Surfaces, alongside Hugo Matheson, co-founder, The Kitchen; Michael Wollaeger, noted design editor and publisher; and Stephanie Smith, author of 300 Sandwiches and editor of Yahoo Food. • Discussions on the history of art deco featuring designers and architects from the Chicago Art Deco Society in the ROHL showroom.
CHICAGO VIP LUXURY GALA INDUCTEES The sold-out Chicago VIP Luxury Gala welcomed the who’s who in the design industry to celebrate the inaugural inductees into the Merchandise Mart Hall of Fame. 2015 inductees included: • Lifetime Achievement award: Holly Hunt, CEO, HOLLY HUNT. • Architect award: Margaret McCurry, principal, Tigerman McCurry Architects. • Interior Designer award: Tom Stringer, Tom Stringer Design Partners. • Custom Home Builder award: Rodger Owen, president, BGD&C.
Olson, Jillian Richey and Stephen Young. “Design Chicago has become the must-attend residential design conference in the Midwest and brings together the best of the best in the industry for education and inspiration,” added Julia Chappell, managing director of marketing, Vornado | Merchandise Mart. “We look forward to growing Design Chicago and attracting attendees from the east and west coasts.”
ONES TO WATCH The two-day conference culminated with the Ones To Watch reception, which celebrated three rising stars in the design industry: Brynn
(TOP) SOURCING QUALITY INGREDIENTS HAS BECOME AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE OVERALL COOKING EXPERIENCE. FRANCK NATAF, HUGO MATHESON, MICHAEL WOLLAEGER AND STEPHANIE SMITH OF EXQUISITE SURFACES DISCUSS THE PARALLELS THAT CAN BE DRAWN WITH INTERIOR DESIGN AND THE FOOD INDUSTRY. (MIDDLE, TOP LEFT) LEFT TO RIGHT: MARSHALL ERB; LESLEY STUMP; DAVID KAUFMAN; BROOKE HUBBUCH. (MIDDLE, BOTTOM LEFT) ONES TO WATCH WINNERS AND OTHERS. LEFT TO RIGHT: GERARDO ALVARADO, CEO OF APURE; JILLIAM RICHEY; STEPHEN YOUNG; BRYNN OLSON; ANDREA MILLS, MODERN LUXURY INTERIORS CHICAGO EDITOR-IN-CHIEF. (MIDDLE, RIGHT): JOYCE ROMANOFF (BOTTOM) 2015 MERCHANDISE MART HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES WITH VORNADO | MERCHANDISE MART EXECUTIVES. LEFT TO RIGHT: KATE FLAHERTY, VICE PRESIDENT, VORNADO | MERCHANDISE MART; RODGER OWEN, PRESIDENT, BGD&C, CUSTOM HOME BUILDER AWARD WINNER; HOLLY HUNT, CEO HOLLY HUNT, LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER; MARGARET MCCURRY, PRINCIPAL, TIGERMAN MCCURRY ARCHITECTS, ARCHITECT AWARD WINNER; MYRON MAURER, COO, VORNADO | MERCHANDISE MART.
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IT’S BACK, BABY by Janeane Thompson
TRENDS IN FASHION HAVE LONG BEEN CONSIDERED TO BE CYCLICAL. WE JOKE ABOUT KEEPING SOMETHING TUCKED IN THE BACK OF OUR CLOSETS JUST LONG ENOUGH THAT IT COMES BACK IN VOGUE. THE SAME CAN BE SAID OF INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS, AND THIS YEAR’S “BELLE OF THE BALL” IS BRASS. 10
hat’s right, brass is back. We’re drifting away from the chilly clutches of silvery finishes and allowing the warmth of nostalgia to creep into designs. Michelle Bradley, principal at BRADLEY, considers the
resurgence of brass to be both a nod to the past and a trend that’s focused on the future. “As designers, we’re always looking for the next big thing to help express ourselves in a space,” says Bradley. “Everything in design is getting a little lighter, a little more pastel, which I think is a direct reflection of the
economy recovering and the new hope that comes with an election year.”
IT’S HERE TO STAY Brass has been considered “out” for so long that many manufacturers within the U.S. no longer have the capability or the skill set to braze brass. For
companies that prefer to do the majority of their manufacturing on home soil, like BRADLEY, this means they are often limited in size and scale regarding the pieces they can create. “We try to get most of our work manufactured in the U.S.,” says Bradley. “Because the art of brass brazing is a rare skill,
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we’re implementing this trend on smaller scales, such as brass legs on a glass coffee table or the feet of a sofa.” High desirability and low availability means brass is still at the very beginning of its trend cycle and is mostly available in furniture accents and tabletop accessories. However, Bradley suspects it won’t be too long until U.S. manufacturers add brass brazing to their list of services, and when that happens, she predicts “we’ll see some different variations in the color treatments, such as rose gold, and new textures.”
NOT YOUR GRANDMOTHER’S BRASS Unlike the perpetually shiny lacquered brass that was last popular two to three decades ago, designers are actually looking for the metal to be unfinished or raw. Pieces may require occasional polishing, but the goal is no longer blinding glossiness. In fact, the more patina the better, which Bradley calls “perfectly imperfect.” Left on its own without any intervention, unlacquered brass will begin to darken in about a month and will continue to take on a deeper patina with age and use. Be warned, Bradley notes, that not all consumers are
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prepared for the aging affects of brass. “The mass market isn’t quite ready for the brass revival to the extent that the designers are. Some clients call and complain that their new brass finishes and fixtures are changing color or look dirty.”
MIX AND MATCH YOUR METALS A solid option for incorporating brass into a design without overwhelming clients with the trend is to mix metals and textures. “Nothing in design should really match anyway,” says Bradley.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT BRASS
B K&B GALLERIES
rass is mostly comprised of copper and zinc with copper making up a higher percentage, which is why brass is actually classified as a copper alloy. Colors of brass can vary from a dark, reddish brown to a light, silvery yellow, depending
“If everything matches, you’ve simply designed a movie set. Spaces should reflect the perfectly imperfect nature of our lives and our personal expression.” To achieve this, Bradley suggests avoiding sticking to one stylistic time period in your design. “Brass is traditionally an antique metal, but if you fill your space with antiques, it will look very old-fashioned. Instead, consider mixing a traditionalstyled sofa with a brass coffee table that has clean, modern lines for a curated and high-end look.” The new versatility of the brass trend also means designers
are no longer restricted to one design style or another. Bradley stresses that designers shouldn’t shy away from blurring the lines between traditional style categories and suggests something as simple as using a forged iron shelf accented with brass accessories. “If you layer brass upon brass upon brass, your space will look very monotonous and stodgy, but if you add a little bit of that nostalgia with the brass to things that are new and fresh, it will add interest to the room and become somewhere people want to be.”
on how much zinc the compound contains. Essentially, the more zinc, the lighter the color. Stronger and harder than copper, but not as strong or hard as steel, brass is easy to form into various shapes. It’s also decent conductor of heat and generally resistant to corrosion from salt water.
The manufacturing process of brass usually depends on the desired shape and chemical compounds of the brass you’re using, but, generally, the end result is achieved by turning the raw materials into molten metal and allowing the various properties to solidify as desired.
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COLOR COMMENTARY UNEXPECTED COLOR STORIES WILL CAPTURE ATTENTION AND DIRECT DESIGNS IN SPRING ’16.
by Cindy Ratcliff
hrow out your rulebook on color. Everything you thought you knew about it will be challenged in 2016, as forecasters take color to another dimension—one where there are no hard and fast rules, where there are many color contradictions and where you are invited to not only see color, but to experience and feel it, as well. The Pantone Color Institute®, a provider of professional color standards, and Benjamin Moore Paints, an authority on color in its own right, have each unveiled a color forecast for 2016 that highlights trends for the home interiors marketplace.
MADE IN THE SHADE “As media continue to move toward more evocative, imaginative and innovative uses of color to woo consumers, unexpected color stories are emerging,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “To capture attention and keep product lines relevant in the consumer’s eye, it’s important to understand the impact that this always-morphing innovation will have on color and design trends for 2016.” Pantone View home + interiors 2016 – Innovation and Impact, is a trend forecast highlighting color trends for the home and interiors marketplace in 2016. Containing nine key trend palettes, plus individual color and material direction, Pantone View home + interiors provides home furnishings and interior designers with the color information they need to make those critical color decisions. “These color trends are influenced by anything and everything,” says Laurie
Pressman, vice president of Pantone Color Institute, “including lifestyles, playstyles, new technologies, traveling art exhibitions, street art, upcoming movies and sporting events, new travel destinations, social values and the economy.” The nine palettes for 2016 are: Natural Forms, Dichotomy, Ephemera, Lineage, Soft Focus, Bijoux, Merriment, Footloose and Mixed Bag. • Unambiguous colors, including shades that are plumbed from natural sources such as warm rosy clay and sheepskin beige, give us Natural Forms. • Dichotomy reinforces the concept that opposites do and can attract as silver metallic, sunny yellow and bright cobalt blue combine with calmer versions of the hues.
• Pastel-focused Ephemera blends delicate shades of wan blue, pale peach and tender yellow. • Lineage is a palette where shades of navy, black, tan and regimental green co-mingle with touches of brighter colors. • Soft Focus reveals subtle and/ or muted colors, sometimes being described as “smoky” and always versatile. • In the French language, Bijoux means “jewelry” – a fitting title for this palette that gleams with drama and intensity across many jewel tones. • Merriment is full of joyful shades including vibrant greens and yellows contrasted with pinks and oranges. • Capricious color combinations with vacation-destination blues and blue-greens create Footloose – a palette that
supports the idea of throwing off the constricting scheduling of everyday life and simply enjoying the freedom of the outdoors. • Mixed Bag is an assortment of eclectic patterns and prints, with exciting and unique colors like pirate black and mandarin red as well as violet and florid orange.
FASHION FORWARD A separate, yet similar, color palette was chosen by Pantone for the fashion industry. Look for these colors to overlap into home furnishings as well, says Pressman. “While the top 10 shades we called out for Spring 2016 NY Fashion Week were not the exact hues as those featured in our Pantone View home + interiors
2016 color forecast, each of the top 10 colors is very close in appearance to the colors we are forecasting for home 2016 and the color feeling is the same,” she says. “With home furnishings following closely on the heels of fashion, yes, the top 10 colors from the catwalk for Spring 2016 absolutely do have a place in home.” Those color include Rose Quartz, Peach Echo, Serenity, Snorkel Blue, Buttercup, Limpet Shell, Lilac Gray, Fiesta, Iced Coffee and Green Flash.
GREAT WHITE In a colorful way, Benjamin Moore is calling for your surrender; for you to raise the white flag in honor of its Color of the Year for 2016: Simply White. After months of studying
trends, the paint mogul decided to feature white in 2016 because white is elegant, refined and deliberate. White accepts and embraces anything you put next to it. “It may be controversial (as Color of the Year), but it’s timeless, transcendent and there is not a more versatile color to use,” says Steve Baumann, designer showroom representative for Benjamin Moore. “It goes with everything.” Benjamin Moore, which has 250 whites in its catalog, specifically chose Simply White because it is the most neutral and constant in various light sources. Even though it stands out as this year’s featured color, Benjamin Moore’s 2016 color palette also includes six other whites, proving just how important white will be in 2016.
White doesn’t go in and out of style. In fact, designers have always relied on white in some of its most classic forms via subway tile and wainscoting, but this year, white will take the forefront as designers layer it, use it with black to create contrast and combine it with other on-trend colors to develop innovative looks for their clients.
THE LOOK OF LAYERS If you really want to do white right, layering is going to be the look that elevates this silent hero to its greatest potential. “Layering the whites adds texture and interest,” says Baumann. “Simply White has some warmth to it, so when you add a crisp white, they really look beautiful together. Our Ballet White is even warmer— truly the color of a ballet slipper,
with almost a tan undertone. Layered together these colors really make a beautiful presence.” An all-white color palette with layers of different whites instantly adds ambience and a subtle beauty to any room. It promotes mental clarity and encourages us to clear clutter. It represents wholeness.
WITH BLACK, IT’S MAGIC The contrast of a white and black palette has almost universal appeal. Angles and 16
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hat doesn’t go with white? While your choices are limitless, there is a complete color palette recommended by Benjamin Moore to keep you on trend and to add variety and depth to any room. Their 2016 Color Palette includes: • Paper White • Ice Mist • Simply White • Mascarpone • Ballet White • White Heaven • Morning Sky Blue • Gray Owl • Lemonade • Cream Puff • Enchanted • White Satin • Kittery Point Green • Banana Yellow • Ravishing Red • Gentle Violet • Luxe • Blue Echo • Weimaraner • Royal Flush • Patriot Blue • Black Ink • French Press
edges become sharply defined when white is cut with black. It’s an invitation for a room to take shape. A celebration of form. “Black will always be a great companion to white. Black Ink is one of our 2016 trend colors, as well,” says Baumann. “Blending the two is a perfect way to define a space.” Black’s softer side, gray, will continue to be popular in 2016 and can be used in much the same way with white. “Gray is a great complement to white,” says Baumann.
“Layer our white Mascarpone with soft grays, like Gray Owl, one of our trend colors, to create a stylish room that has a soothing harmony.”
COLORING UP Just because white is hot this year doesn’t mean you have to give up color. Baumann says white actually invites the use of other colors because it’s such a blank canvas. Working in some saturated hues, like Benjamin Moore’s Ravishing Red and Banana Yellow, are really going
wto make that white pop. Think of white as the guide that directs the eye to multiple color encounters. Use it to accentuate shapes, he says. Just don’t overuse it. “White is a crisp backdrop for darker furnishings and, of course, artwork,” Baumann says. “Use color as trim or as accent on doors and behind bookshelves. Just a dose of color to add some fun, to highlight architecture.” Furniture is, of course, another great way to add color. Painted and lacquered furniture
will continue to be a trend. “With a coat of paint, furniture can be transformed, be it vintage or new,” says Baumann. “So painted furniture is an innovative way to introduce another finish besides wood tone and it is a great way to carry over a color palette—especially our 2016 accent colors. It makes the overall design more cohesive. “A good mix of metal, wood and painted pieces will add variety and make an interior more interesting,” says Baumann.
CabanaCoast, Suite 1585 Elegant and modern, the new Lakeview Cabana Daybed by CabanaCoast® offers shade and seclusion from a busy world. Available in different finishes, with both aluminum and SolWeave® wicker daybed options or as a stand-alone cabana, it is sure to be the jewel of your outdoor setting.
Anacara Company, Suite 16-130 The Anacara Company is pleased to introduce Bolton, one of five new collections for 2015-2016. Our Black Mist finish and sleek lines, combined with its unique design, offer something truly exceptional for outdoor living. Visit our showroom to see Bolton in person. and Morocco. JANUS et Cie, Suite 1420 Kyoto is made using Manau Rattan, the highest quality plant of the rattan palm family. Kyoto is designed for interior use and is of substantial scale without being overbearing. The beauty of the black, curved frames is dramatic but softens with accent bespoke cushions and back toss pillows.
Treasure Garden, Suite 1655 Treasure Garden announces the addition of its latest design, the Veranda, a unique shade solution that mounts directly to a wall without the need for a pole or base. Being introduced in a 5 ft. x 10 ft. rectangle model, the Veranda is easy to use with a “push up and lock into place” opening. NorthCape International, Suite 16-112 NorthCape International is pleased to introduce a new outdoor beverage cooler, available in three resin finishes to coordinate with outdoor seating and dining collections. The new cooler keep drinks cold without sacrificing style. Please visit our showroom to see all of our new 2015-2016 introductions.
OUTDOOR LIVING HOT PRODUCTS Pride Family Brands, Suite 1576 With an attractive, angular frame design and floating seat, the Eclipse Collection from Pride Family Brands is a definite showstopper. Expertly engineered with multiple banding layers and sleigh legs, the Eclipse captures a luxury contemporary look. Sling dining as well as traditional and sectional deep seating are available in this collection.
RATANA, Suite 1516 Kingston features the natural appeal of the look of seagrass with premium-quality resin braided to resemble the natural touch of wicker weave, durable to withstand the harsh outdoor weather. Statement pieces include generously deep seats, paired with highly polished hand-brush finishing on aluminum armrests, a sturdy chassis base frame and tapered legs.
Mallin Casual Furniture, Suite 1525 Modern, yet timeless, Mallin introduces the Dakoda Collection featuring fully welded aluminum frames with wide aluminum arms, available in deep seating and dining as well as modular pieces. Sink yourself into the comfort of the plush cushions that surround you; it’s time to dive into the season with our new urban group.
TUUCI, Suite 1507 The Plantation MAX Classic combines the strength of aluminum and stainless steel with the warm look of wood with TUUCI’s exclusive AlumaTEAK™ materials. It’s a giant leap in parasol innovation, and if you’re looking for durability and low-maintenance serviceability with warm hardwood aesthetics, the Plantation MAX Classic parasol is an elegant choice.
Homecrest Outdoor Living, Suite 1518 Homecrest is pleased to introduce the Elements Sling and Woven collection. Subtle curves and simple angles combine to create a collection that can be artfully classic or freshly modern, depending on your design sensibilities and your outdoor space. Available in low-back, high-back and balcony seating, Elements can complement a wide range of deepseating styles. homecrest.com OW Lee, Suite 1598 Bellini by OW Lee was inspired by Vincenzo Bellini, a renowned 19th century Italian opera composer famous for long, flowing melodies. The Bellini collection strives to re-create this with the flowing lines of a whimsical Italian style wrought-iron collection that is substantial and sturdy, yet comforting and beautiful with sweeping curves and hand-forged scrolls.
Artistic Tile, Suite xxx Fresh but with a classic feel, Blue Note Circles is another fabulous pattern in Artistic Tile’s Jazz Glass collection. With elements of classic tesserae mosaic, this beautifully detailed glass pattern is serene and sophisticated, sure to set a soothing, cool mood in your pad.
Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, Suite 131 Carlisle Wide Plank Floors has introduced Carlisle Collections, 11 new collections that represent the best of the brand’s 48 years of innovation, tradition and leadership in luxury flooring design. Carlisle Collections feature an extensive array of wood types, vibrant hues and handcrafted textures, with each collection telling a unique story.
Rug Import, Suite 1485 The design is interpreted in highaltitude wool and cultivated silk, according to time-treasured Persian hand-knotting techniques. Meticulous dyeing of the yarns produces complexity and enriches the depth of color in the carpet. The blending of wool and silk creates a shimmery mix that is an expansion of Rug Import’s repertoire of beautifully handcrafted carpets.
ANN SACKS, Suite 100B ANN SACKS announces the unearthing of Lava Calda, a glazed basalt that exhibits remarkable strength and durability with a slightly etched surface and shade variances to create textural depth for statement-making wall applications. The Lava Calda patterns and colors are exclusive to ANN SACKS. Visit annsacks.com for more information.
Paris Ceramics, Suite 146 Paris Ceramics introduces a new line of beautifully textured stone. Texture not only adds visual beauty; it’s a sensual element that adds soul. Visit Suite 146 to see Paris Ceramic’s new collection of textured stone and its exceptional selection of antique and newly quarried stone.
KITCHEN+BATH HOT PRODUCTS The Chopping Block, Suite 107 Give the gift of cooking this holiday season. The Chopping Block is Chicago’s largest recreational cooking school with state-of-the-art kitchens in LuxeHome. Gift cards are available in any denomination and may be used toward cooking classes, private cooking events, gourmet retail or food-friendly wines and spirits. thechoppingblock.com
Waterworks, Suite 136 Waterworks introduces new bath furniture and fixtures in November 2015, including Belden vanities. The Belden range of cabinets is classical with a twist; the simple cove molding combined with a wide, flat band references both American Federal detailing and 20th century French neoclassicism.
ROHL, Suite 163 The new Perrin & Rowe® Filtered Hot Water Faucets from ROHL offer steaming, filtered hot water (190-210°F) with a touch of the handle. Each faucet comes with an 84 oz. stainless steel tank and inline filter, providing up to 100 cups of near-boiling water. Available finishes include: Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, English Bronze, Satin Nickel and Inca Brass. Miele, Inc., Suite 133 Miele’s latest generation of induction cooktops features PowerFlex Cooking Zones. Whether cooking with one pot, two pots or a casserole dish, the flexibility of this unique feature allows for even, powerful heat throughout the cooking process.
SMEG USA, Inc., Suite 163-C SMEG small domestic appliances ensure excellent performance in all stages of food preparation, with powerful personalities to match. The BLF01 ‘50s-style blender comes in five colors and features a die-cast aluminum powder-coated body. It is capable of four speeds and three programs and includes a 1.5-liter Tritan BPA-free jug. Christopher Peacock, Suite 148 Christopher Peacock’s new Motra Collection, available in oak, walnut and painted finishes, displays his take on modern living.The over-scaled, flush-mounted hardware is also available in several metals, including brass, bronze and polished nickel.The clean lines and inset hardware make this collection a stand-out choice in contemporary cabinetry.
Designers Linen Source, Suite 1487 Designers Linen Source is proud to offer Sferra Fine Linens exclusively to the Interior Design Trade. Sferra is known for its luxury brand of bed, bath and table linens. Stop by to see the full 2015 collection.
Paul Ferrante, Suite 1459 The #4068 Baxley Bracketed Lantern by Paul Ferrante is a combination of understated elegance and simplicity. It is an updated, contemporary take on the classic traditional lantern, showcasing clean lines with simple and timeless detail. Shown in our old-iron finish with clear glass. Custom sizes available. Beautiful for indoor and outdoor applications. paulferrante.com
Holland & Sherry, Suite 6-118 A new line of tropical themed textiles and cushions from Chelsea Editions features whimsical hand embroidered botanicals. Shown in a natural palette, the embroidery may be specified in custom colors.
HOT PRODUCTS Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman, Suite 1483 Phillip Jeffries designed this stunning new side table for the Atelier Mittman Collection. It features book-matched Macassar with a polished stainless steel base.
Rodolph, Inc, Suite 6-117A For 2015, VANO, exclusive textiles by RODOLPH, introduces VO-Primavera, a fresh, floral watercolor that is printed on linen. This fabric is light and airy at the window or dreamy for the top of the bed.
FURNITURE BRADLEY, Suite 6-157 BRADLEY is pleased to premiere their Vincent sofa, which features elegant curved arms and a scooped back to bring a glamorous but contemporary vibe to any space. Vincent can be specified in any BRADLEY Elements fabric and the sleek tapered legs, shown in black resine with brass caps, can be finished in any BRADLEY wood finish.
Michael Taylor Designs, Suite 1416 Cameron leads the industry in upholstery quality and detail with an extensive collection ranging from traditional to contemporary designs. Exclusively at Michael Taylor Designs, the Park Avenue Sofa has classic lines and precision tailoring; skilled craftsmanship and artisan details are what make it one of a kind.
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