Helping you DESIGN the Life of Your Dreams DeAnnaRadaj...Helping You Design the Life of Your Dreams From the Outside In
Sorry it's been so long! Got way too caught up in a work situation, the holidays, a family emergency & the death of my beloved dog-Libby. It's been a tough few months, however, we're now up & ready to get this party...er, year, started!!
So....let's talk High Point Spring Market!! First off, here's the audio from the 1st in a series on the market from my DeAnna On Design podcast.
MAT Basics-gorgeous hand-loomed rugs, cushions & poufs!! Incredible designs & colors that will add that perfect setting and/or pop of color to any design & decor stylings.
Polart-outrageous cool new line of color & furniture!!! Imagine classic & barouque furniture reworked w/a BLAST of color. It reminded me of an Andy Warhol painting come to life. LOVED it!!
Scents & Feel-think cool, crisp linens in washed colors...towels that double as table runners, wash cloths that act as napkins...I know...who'd a thought. I first loved the feel & texture & quality of the linens, & really enjoyed the new perspective & double duty of how to use the product.
VITA-1 of my fave finds! While I'm including this in the NEW category...it's one I've used in a past project of a home I rehabbed. I used a lower end version of the lamp pictured at the top of this post. Their new styles include the CLAVE (metal) & a gorgeous feather pendant that comes in 3 sizes...think ultra luxe. Definite worth a look-see.
Sugarboo Designs- Down home, handcrafted art decor, calendars & accessories. From word art & block print, to pillows, driftwood hearts (!) & quotations. Perfect for almost any room (especially office, kitchen, hallways & laundry rooms), affordable & almost any design decor.
Trowbridge Gallery- Not only did I get to have brunch w/designer & former Queer Eye for the Straight Guy star, Thom Fillicia, I also got introduced to his line of art as well as a wonderful new vendor of high end art & accessories. From black & white to vintage, landscape to nature photography...almost anything can be found here. VERY impressed with offerings!
Couef- Despite the name making me giggle a bit (those of you who know French might get where I'm coming from), the name of this out-of-the-box thinking furniture company is an acronym for Chair, Ottoman, Upholstered, End Table & Function.....not a bodily function! This line has 3 price points to fit almost any budget AND, this is my favorite, offers "secret" tables that you can slide out for added room and/or place to put your drink, book or laptop! Seriously cool design on display here!
Joybird Furniture- So you want a truly custom piece of furniture? LOVE mid-century modern? Then this is your furniture line! Good price point for a custom piece of furniture, great color & fabric selections. Wonderful option to create it if you can't find just what you want!
Phillips Collection- This 30yr old company derives its designs from global travel, mixing media & organic form. Each piece is truly a work of art & sure to be a conversation starter in whatever room you place it in. My fave is the tables that are in the shape of stones. Cool
Oggetti- This line may not be for everyone, but if you love metal, math, love design & unique shapes...THIS is the line for you! It looks like you're sitting on a piece of geometry...seriously, the engineer or math geek in your family will love this line.
UMA Enterprises- It would not be complete w/out some outdoor furniture! From umbrellas &simple chaise loungers, to curved sectionals complete w/their own shade...this furniture will have you not wanting to go back inside!
Sustainable Vendors & Furniture Designers...
One of my favorite take-aways from Market is the influx of eco-friendly & sustainable & reclaimed offerings!! FINALLY!
WISH Designs- Not only do I share a name w/the designer/owner (deanna), but a love of re-using everyday or scarded items & creating something new & beautiful. From reclaimed leather made into rugs being made into custom sizes using velcro (!) to lights & chandiliers made from twig, branches & cleared brush.
Kristin Drohan Collection- This is a higher-end line of sustainable furniture from designer Kristin Drohan. Nice lines, made in Hickory NC
Malouf- It doesn't get better than Malouf!!! Spectacular bedding in bamboo, tencel & flannel....fabulous selection of pillows...ahhhhhhhh....Malouf will literally help create the bed of your dreams!!
Sugarbone Goods- Straight from the swamps of Louisiana!! Reclaimed Pecky Cyprus is made into gorgeous furniture, despite the fungus caused pores, using a unique process of permanently filling the holes to add stability & reinforce the wood to create chairs, stools, desks & tables. Very cool, funky & unique!! And made here in the US.
Rustbelt Reclamation- Yes, I've said the best for last....This out-of-the-box company based in Cleveland OH takes reclaimed materials from factories & foundries & creates spectacular accent pieces & furniture w/a specialty in bars. According to 1 of the designers I spoke with, they started designing/installing for hospitality/bars & now are moving into scalable products for residential. I guarantee you'll never look at a pipe or casing in the same way again once you view what creative bunch can do.
What DeAnna's Up To....
After the craziness of the past few months & a stint at KBIS in Vegas, baby, Vegas...I'm getting back in the swing. While I won't be offering hourly consultations anymore, rather, project pricing dependent on square footage,contact us for more details....I will will still be posting here, on Facebook, twitter, the DeAnna On Design podcast & even expanding the DeAnna On Design PINTEREST page & creating video content for our video channel. I look forward to the creativity bug to unleash itself again!!
I'd also like to end with a brief tribute to my dog, Libby. This little, grubby, naughty dog was above all else a fighter. Surviving being paralyzed 2x & a cancer surgery which ended w/the removal of an orange-sized tumor & 1/3 of her liver, she stayed strong & a fighter. Her tail always wagged, she was stealth whenever CHEESE was mentioned appearing out of nowhere & loved going for walks w/her brother Ossie, even if it was only to be carried to & from a grassy area at the park to the car. Her little body finally gave out on 1/17 & it was time to take her on 1 last car ride after a visit to her beloved park. Our vet, Dr Susan...a true angel...made sure she was comfortable & even made sure that the treat Libby refused was tucked in next to her "just in case she got hungry on her trip to heaven". Ossie & I miss Libby every day...especially when a furry woodland creature wanders into the yard...but know that she is now pain-free & chasing squirrels w/abandon. RIP Libby.