My personal favorite find at the Home Show this year was a collection of vintage circus posters created during Poland's communist era. The bold, colorful, seemingly-fun designs incorporate subversive themes if you take a closer look.
I have a special love for silk rugs — their softness is unmatched! The pale watercolor-like colors of the new silk rugs from the Tempo collection are some of the most interesting and modern I've seen. A spin-off of Joe Ginsberg's custom line of furnishings, Tempo includes artwork, rugs, pendant lighting and some decorative furniture. Check it out:
London-based Fromental specializes in completely custom handmade wallpaper using a combination of luxurious fabrics like silk and velvet and hand-craft such as painting, embroidery and screen-printing. The results are amazingly over-the-top and definitely high-end. Check it out:
Nakashima Woodworker unites the collections of the celebrated mid-century furniture designer George Nakashima and his daughter Mira Nakashima. The thoughtful pieces combine the classic Nakashima designs of chairs, benches and tables with the Keisho Collection — Mira's own line that continues the tradition of all the pieces manufactured by the expert craftsmen at Nakashima Studios. Check it out:
The collection in Stephen Mitchell's Designlush showroom has an undeniable luxuriousness — without being over the top. From hand-carved cherry and walnut 'Swallowtail' dining chairs by Brian Fireman and metallic twig pendant lighting to the graphic textural rugs and 'Media Group' upholstered seating of Rick Lee the collection is edgy and urban, but completely livable. Check it out:
Name: 'Essential Home' Location: Architectural Digest Home Design Show
Today's House Call is more fantasy than reality. Whereas we often have the chance to imagine another person's home as our own, this tour takes us through a designer's fabricated version of a very curated home.
Apartment Therapy has featured the amazing patterns of Eskayel before — the wallpapers of Shanan Campanaro are made from digitally altered scans of Shanan's paintings that are manipulated to create modern patterns and marble-esque designs. This year, she is expanding her patterns to adorn pillows and handmade ceramics (plates, mugs and bowls). Check it out: