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When it comes to modern and contemporary furnishings, one local store rises far above the rest – Home Resource (homeresource.com). In our search for what’s trending in contemporary furniture, I stopped in to chat with our local experts, owners Michael and Kathy Bush. Not only do they know the latest trends, they are widely known as the Gulf Coast’s premier purveyors of modern and contemporary furniture designs offering a large selection of the finest collections. In the Home Resource showroom, I immediately gravitated to what Michael told me was the “Hug” chair by Giorgetti, an Italian company that got its start in wood working more than 100 years ago. It is their superior craftsmanship in the use of wood in their furniture, as well as their use of unusual organic shapes in their designs, that uniquely identifies the Giorgetti style as original and luxurious. Giorgetti is exclusively at Home Resource. Like stones trapped between the roots of a tree, the soft back and seat cushion of the Hug chair are held in place to provide the maximum comfort to anyone that decides to sit down or nestle in it for a carefree nap. Its low profile and back height of 28 inches makes the Hug chair the perfect choice for a living environment where spaces are small, where sight lines are important, or where a room needs impact from the sculptural shape. The chair can be covered in either fabric or leather and the wood can be walnut or a painted walnut. Prices start at $7900.

Award-winning interior designer and IDS member Kristin Pantone established her design services company in Sarasota and Manatee in 2012 (kristinpantonedesign. com). Since that time, she has not only brought her artistic skills to her projects, but also her technical skills from her 15-year background in engineering. One of her latest projects was the interior design of a beautiful home in The Oaks Country Club. As you can see from this dining room photo, Kristin used the green and gray colors as well as gold tone metals trending in 2017. From Kristin: “I used the Mason chandelier from Hudson Valley Lighting in this Oaks Bayside dining room. Gold is back in a big way with lighting and accessories, and this chandelier is brushed brass, which is a much more modern take on polished brass. I love this chandelier because it has elements of modern, bold, and glam, but it’s also a nod to a very classic design and it works in both traditional and contemporary spaces. Every room deserves a bit of glam, and this chandelier delivers in a very classy way.”

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