Monday, January 31, 2011

NYIGF 2011: A Few of My Favorite Things

While there was no new vendor at the NYIGF that knocked me off my feet, there were a lot of great new products and a lot fun colors.  The new backgammon table from oomph, above, is already a hot ticket item.  It doesn't come with a top but interior designer Elizabeth Bauer suggested covering it with a glass or clear plexi top so it can serve double duty as a dining table.  Don't forget that while all the vendors are wholesale, they will also sell to designers.  Just make sure to ask if there is a minimum.  You can usually find a list of retails stockists on their websites if you can't purchase directly.

Jonathan Adler colorful dresser.

This console from Lamshop comes in 16 colors and a few different sizes. 

Colorful tables at Bungalow 5.

Chelsea Textiles started with the Gustavian furniture and has branched out into mid-century and lacquered tables that I absolutely love!   

More colorful tables at Worlds Away.

Spring green at Bungalow 5.

Love this chair and pillows from Jonathan Adler.

Loved this seating arrangement at Festoni.

Fun pillows from Room Service.

Middle Kingdom is one of my all time favorite vendors!

The packaging is just as fabulous as the soaps from Claus Porto

Love the leather and ostrich mirrors at Made Goods.

It was winter outside but spring inside the Two's Company booth.

Chic designs at Waylande Gregory.

Always pretty pillows at Judy Ross.

Graphic print chairs from Seletti.

Patterned pillows from Dransfield & Ross.

Loved this artistic pillow from Dransfield & Ross.

More colorful vases from Middle Kingdom.

Liberty print and patterned pillows from Julian Mejia.

Natural Curiosities is my new favorite art booth. 

Love these Liberty print tissue holders from Julian Mejia.

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

NYIGF 2011: Jonathan Adler

Since the Jonathan Adler booth is the first one I visit at the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF), I always like to start with the creative, colorful, and cheeky designer. Each year, I wonder what he will come up with next and of course he never disappoints.  I especially love table and pillow designs but the cutest piece has to be the mustache topped cork screw.  Very cheeky indeed!

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Chic Catroux

It's interesting how you see some designers all over the place and some nowhere at all.  I wish we could see more work of the interior designer François Catroux.  Maybe staying under the radar and a lack of self promotion is a French thing or a European thing.  It's certainly, as we all know, not an American thing.  I think it's even more interesting since François Catroux's wife Betty was a model and muse of Yves Saint Laurent who was has more than her fair share of publicity.  The scarcity of published projects makes it that much more exciting when you do come across one and especially when it's their own home.  Enjoy!

Betty and Francois Catroux, 1970

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Gift Show Guide

I'm getting ready to visit the New York International Gift Fair on Sunday and thought I'd share some of my favorite booths at Pier 94.  Bungalow 5, above, is booth #45000 and their colorful furniture and accessories are always a hit.  If you can't make it, you can also check out their new showroom in New York at 215 West 30th Street.

Oomph # 41005 continues to add new products to their colorful collection including a backgammon table. 

I love seeing all the color combinations and monogram styles available on the linens at Julia B #45077.

You'll think you've stepped into a garden in the Diane James Home booth #42059. 

Lamshop is exhibiting for the first time so make sure you stop by booth #48086 and say hello to Lindsey and Maggie!  
I can't wait to see all the new furniture and accessories that will be on display at Made Goods in booth #45020.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Mystery Solved!

A big thanks to my readers who recognized that the room I posted last night was featured in Nuevo Estilo.  A little sleuthing unearthed the entire Barcelona apartment.  It doesn't say who owns it or the designer but you can read the entire article here. I do like color in my home but I also love this type of neutral decor.  The patina of the antiques and artwork softens the feel of the modern Mies van der Rohe chairs and coffee table.  The kitchen and dining room are a little too contemporary for me but when I kick the owner out and move in, they can easily be changed. Bon Weekend!

The article was written in Spanish but I've used Google translate for the photo descriptions.  They may be off here and there. 

In one corner of the room, Carlos IV table and a French table clock that dates from 1800.

 In the lobby is a pedestal with a bust of Antinous in Carrara marble from the 18th-century.

 The Dodge dining table was designed by architect Carlo Scarpa.

The choice of black in the kitchen contrasts with white walls and porcelain tiled floor.

The steel table and Bosch fridge built into the wall multiply natural light. Los The iron stools are vintage. 

The rustic table, whip Toca and Ikea chairs painted in black, contrasting with the fabulous antique chandelier, acquired in Mavi Lizan. In the background, architrave and columns century polychrome XVIII. XVIII. Among the pots, anthropomorphic wooden sculptures, objects of desire.

Above the bed without a headboard is a Spanish painting. The cabinet is from the French Napoleon III era.  The tree-shaped sculpture comes from Object of Desire and, behind, outline of the work Camí tow, Josep Rigol.

The bedroom has happened to the gallery through glass paneled doors. The Louis XVI chair frames becomes a sculpture in the room.

The small-century Chinese cabinet holds a Tizio lamp from Artemide.  Next to the library is a workspace with a LC6 table used as a desk designed by Le Corbusier, 1928, edited by Cassina.  The chair Maui, Magistretti for Kartell, was purchased in Pilma.

The French table clock dates from 1800 and the giant shell was acquired in Luzio. On the shelves, an extensive collection of over 300 volumes of books from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Photos from Neuvo Estilo