Archive for the ‘Furniture’ Category

Stephen Antonson – Sculptor of Plaster

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Stepehen Antonson is an amazing sculptor.  His material of choice?  Plaster.  Chalky, white powdered gypsum, mixed with water, “is the stuff of dreams” to the artist.  Antonson was inspired when a friend came back from Paris raving about plaster furniture and lamps made from plaster, circa 1930.  He began making creations for he and his wife, and the rest is history.  Now, Antonson is a one-man-show, working for interior designers on commissioned pieces.  We think his things are very artful and fun. 


For more, visit .

Clearly Good Interior Design…

Friday, April 1st, 2011


Lucite, or acrylic, is a beautiful material that furniture makers translate into good design.  It adds glamour and sophistication to any room.  Check out some rooms below that have Lucite furniture.  There is a certain amount of class that has been added by the transparent pieces in them.  Another great thing about Lucite is that it can go with any style…


OCHRE Furniture…

Monday, March 21st, 2011


“The embodiment of contemporary, understated glamour, this is the hallmark of OCHRE.”  We have recently become acquainted with a furniture company out of New York and London called OCHRE.  Every piece from lighting to accessories is both beautiful and thoughtful…an interior designer’s dream line.  Check out some of our picks below.  For more from OCHRE, visit, or contact us…we would be glad to help!

“To the Trade…”

Inspired Ways to Add Seating…

Friday, March 18th, 2011


Ottomans are a great way to add some fun and additional seating to your living spaces.  They come in all shapes and sizes and can even be used in lieu of a coffee table.  They can be tucked under consoles when they are not in use or simply used to “anchor” a piece of furniture.  Check out some of our great finds below.

Laser Cut Wool Ottomans

Cloud Table…

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011


The Cloud Table by artist/sculptor Guy de Rougemont (circa 1971) is a modern classic piece that is both versatile and glamorous.  It comes in an array of colored plexiglass and can have an aluminum or gold finish, and is certainly interior design that could be considered ahead of its time, especially in the ’70s…although we could see this piece in a contemporary home in Austin, today.  Originals are being auctioned off for six-figure sums of money, so we choose to be inspired and enjoy them from afar!

Guy de Rougemont, Cloud table

When One is Really Six…

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

The TriWing chair by Marco Hemmerling Studio is six chairs in one.  Below, you can see the main chair.  Nestled inside, though, is another smaller version.  Once removed, you have two chairs that can be flipped and used for different purposes, such as reading, lounging or dining.  So, each chair allows for three different ergonomically conscious ways of sitting…certainly an innovation in interior furnishings.


An Updated Tuft…

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011


Check out this tufted chair in gorgeous steel blue velvet.  It is American made and is constructed from 100% stustainable materials (which we, as interior designers love).  The cushions can either be feather wrapped, or feather filled and it comes in a variety of colors in both linen and velvet, but COM is also an option.  What we love about it is its versatility.  For more on this chair, contact Colby Design…this chair wants to live in your Austin home! 

Mercer Tufted Club Chair

“To the Trade”


Friday, February 18th, 2011


Petrified wood is really quite cool.  It occurs when the organic materials of the wood are replaced with minerals through a process known as permineralization.  Science aside, though, we think petrified wood is beautiful.  Every piece is unique and raw in some way.  It comes in an array of colors and patterns, depending on the minerals it is composed of.  It can be masculine, or it be just the right surprise in a very feminine space.  It also transcends style, which makes it a great addition to almost any interior space.


Spring is Almost Here…

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011


As the temperatures begin to rise outside in Austin, it is time to start thinking about outdoor furnishings, especially if you hope to be enjoying your outdoor room in the next month or two.  With so many styles to choose from, Sutherland is on of the leading lines of teak outdoor furniture.  Teak is a sought after wood for outdoor applications because it is a dense hardwood and is not vulnerable to weather or insects.  Sutherland prides themselves on quality and they only use teak that has been harvested from farmers, rather than cut “wild” wood, as they want to maintain sustainability.  For more from Sutherland, visit:




Pull Up a Chair for Valentine’s Day!

Monday, February 14th, 2011


As interior designers, we appreciate unique interpretations of everyday objects.  In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ve decided to applaud designers who have created some heart-inspired chairs.  Enjoy your day, Austin!