Shop til you Drop

by Breeze Giannasio in ,


This weekend I was able to help three sets of clients score some amazing deals at Baker Furniture where they're hosting a 75-90% sale on floor samples.  One score was a $17.000 dining room table for $1700.  Yes!


Deal of the Day: Marrakech Side Table

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Today's deal of the day is quite a find at Baker Furniture - for a limited time they're selling their Marrakech Side Table for $100 each.  One of the lovely details is the contrasting soft blue painted interior, contrasting with the ivory exterior.  Channel a bit of exotic Marrakech into your interior!  I think it would be great side table in a children's room or sun room.

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Deal of the Day: Artichoke Pendant

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This has always been a favorite: the PH Artichoke pendant, designed by the inimitable Poul Henningsen in 1958. Unfortunately, an original will cost you upwards of $20,000.  Hmmm - not in this lifetime perhaps?  Happily, there are an abundance of great "artichoke-style" pendants on the market, available in white, stainless steel and copper.  I especially love them juxtaposed in traditional spaces.   Today's deal of the day is one such product -- examples here, here and here.

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Heavyweights of the Year: Coffee Table Books

by Breeze Giannasio in ,


At a holiday party I attended last night, "book elves" presented every designer with a design-related book to build their studio resource library.  It's such a charming tradition and one for which I'm perennially fond.  I'm a total sucker especially for heavy and inconvenient coffee table books -- I love them except when I actually need to pack and move.  Well, for those looking for holiday recommendations, here are some stunning books put together by a range of architects, designers and decorators that came out in 2012.  It's beautiful eye candy for those interested in design and captivating residential interiors.  One of my favorites is Lars Bolander's Interior Design & Inspiration, which deftly offers a close look at the Swedish antiquarian’s fresh take on Gustavian style. Links to purchase are below.  Enjoy!

The Big Book of Chic (Assouline, $75)  | Timeless Interiors (Gibbs Smith, $40) | Cohler on Design (Monacelli Press, $50) | The Great American House (Rizzoli, $55) | American Decoration: A Sense of Place (Monacelli Press, $50) | Ann Getty: Interior Style (Rizzoli, $55) | American Beauty (Clarkson Potter, $45) | The Collected Home (Clarkson Potter, $45) | Roman and Williams Buildings & Interiors (Rizzoli, $75) | Bill Willis (Éditions Jardin Majorelle, $95) | Lars Bolander: Interior Design & Inspiration (teNeues, $95) | A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of a Misspent Life ($34) | American Fashion Designers at Home (Assouine, $50)


Deal(s) of the Day: Arteriors

by Breeze Giannasio in


One King's Lane does it again.  There's a fantastic array of Arteriors items on sale currently.  In addition to their expected lighting inventory (wonderful chandeliers, sconses, table lamps etc), see some of their other excellent (dramatically reduced) product below.