Janet Ramin - Whenever I visit the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, I make a beeline for the furniture displays. The AD show has everything a home design addict would love: artwork, furniture, lighting, tabletop displays, kitchen, and bath – so much so that it can be overwhelming. But furniture is the heart of every room, so I love to check out the latest furniture lines from the big, established firms to the new work from the smaller furniture studios.
Just as bold bright colors were the top trends in fashion, brilliant colors were also seen in many furniture designs. The cabinet on a stand – seen above - from Bart Niswonger is a perfect example with its red-hot and yellow colors and floating yellow-green flowers. Made of ash, cherry, and cast urethane, the cabinet provides that pop of color and touch of unexpectedness to any interior. Another whimsical piece is the ball side table. Floating orange urethane tops the table as red balls pop out from its sides.
ThinkFabricate introduced their Not Your Mother’s furniture line - fun, trendy pieces for your home. Below is the Skyline chest of drawers with a pink silhouette of Manhattan’s skyline decorating its front. You can choose other colors and other silhouettes for further customization.
For those who prefer their wood furniture to look like wood, the AD Show also offered incredibly crafted wood pieces. BDDW introduced their Lake bookcase and Lake credenza made from a creamy-looking holly. Tyler Hays designed these pieces in quality hardwoods with hand-rubbed finishes. Their designs would complement any contemporary home.
Patrick Weder also designs with quality woods and a very artistic flair. His credenza is a combination of walnut body and concrete top and highlights the natural grain flow of specially selected woods. The concrete top (sometimes it’s built with Corian) provides a very practical touch – easier to clean up spills!
For more beautiful furniture, check out the Architectural Digest Home Design Show next year.
This article courtesy of Sheffield School. Interested in learning more about furniture? Take a look at Sheffield School's Complete Course in Interior Design. At Sheffield, you will learn how to transform a space, create color schemes, and select furniture, lighting, and accessories.