I was thrilled when Terry's Blinds, a UK supplier of fabulous made-to-measure window treatments, invited me to share my Top 5 Picks for the season as part of their "Designer Insights" feature. "Designer Insights" is unique in that it includes interviews and product picks from a broad spectrum of the interiors industry, including design bloggers, retailers, organizers and crafts enthusiasts, in addition to some of today's top interior designers.
My Top Picks
#1 - NIck Davis' furnishings follow in the tradition of Noguchi in that they bring the sculptor's wok into the realm of functional furniture. But you don't have to appreciate the back story to see why his stunning etched bronze tables, available through DesignLush, are my top pick.
#2 -When it comes to tufted upholstery Nathan Anthony is a master at taking this traditional look into a fresh, contemporary millieu. Their Liberte sofa will work just as well updating a traditional interior or adding that all important luxury feel to more contemporary rooms. The bench cushion and gently curved arms keep the look clean and draw your eye to the tufted detail. The company is also committed to sustainable furnishings, which is always a plus.
#3 - The understated opulence of Brenda Houston's Strati side table is the epitome of statement style with its polished Uruguay agate surfaces beautifully balanced on the stainless steel base. It is available through Bespoke Global.
#4 - I've been a fan of artist Sheila Smith since I saw her Shreds series in 2009. She has returned to photography, which she imbues with color in a way that approaches the abstract, with stunning results. "Alley" is from her new series "Rainy Nights in NYC."
#5 - Bunny Williams Home is the iconic designer's classically influenced line of home furnishings that always delivers the unexpected. Her Sapphire mirror for Mirror Image Home is a celebration of her unique approach to design that will work equally well in neutral and colorful rooms.
Click on the graphic below to see larger photos of my picks and the full interview.