As though October doesn’t shower us enough with its wonderful weather and wickedly fab holiday spirit, this month has brought a whirlwind of excitement!
From style spotting at High Point Market [link to recap blog] to new, favorite finds, I’m sad to see it go, but I love the new pieces that my team and I have discovered. We can’t wait to start incorporating them into future projects!
Read on to see the top obsessions we couldn’t help but fall in love with this month:
High Point Market Unveil: Bernhardt Chair
“I LOVE this chair! I started the October 2016 Market with some rules: must be light, bright, bold, and/or “contrasty”. This fabulous chair from Bernhardt absolutely met my “bold and contrasty” requirements by a landslide! Structured and unique, this chair would make an amazing statement in any space.” –Laura Umansky, President and Creative Director
India Mahdavi Table Collection
“I’m currently obsessing over the India Mahdavi table collection. Each piece is a work of art in and of itself. The variety of shapes and materials provides such visual and tactile interest. Can’t wait to find a home for one of these tables!” –Blair Foster, Associate Designer
Currey and Company Arden Chest
“A new introduction from Currey & Company, Laura spotted this lovely piece at High Point Fall Market. The reverse-painted glass chest is in Laura U’s signature color (blush) and the brass hardware, trim and legs highlight this piece perfectly. This chest is the perfect complement in a glamorous bedroom.” –Letecia Ellis Haywood, Principal Designer
“No matter how formal the room is, it probably needs a velvet sofa. While they always look luxurious, they are a guaranteed seat soft to the touch at the very least! I also love the fact that designers aren’t afraid to play with color when it comes to velvet sofas! They have turned blue and green into a new set of neutrals.” –Lexi Fink, Design Assistant
Cross-Stitch Street Art by Raquel Rodrigo
“Recently, I stumbled upon a post on Instagram featuring Raquel Rodrigo’s cross-stitch street art and fell head over heels! These are far from your maw-maw’s cross-stitch patterns; this artist is adding her own colorful touch to Spain’s streets by turning them into beautiful eye-catching installations. Her large scale art pieces are created by hand with brightly colored ropes on wire mesh, which can take upwards of 250 hours each to create and then installed on the façade of local buildings. The intricate, pixelated patterns provide a juxtaposition of feminine softness against the gritty urban landscapes. She calls her work “arquicostura,” which translates to sewing-architecture, merging the two in a way I have never imagined before.” –Shenay Keyes, Associate Designer
Alexandra Von Furstenberg
“I am currently crushing on Alexandra Von Furstenberg’s furnishings and accessories. These fabulous acrylic items are sleek, contemporary, unique, and add a pop of color to any space. My favorites are all things pink: the Axle Acrylic Desk, the Radiant Acrylic Coffee Table, named after my favorite diamond cut and the Fearless Tray and Bloomin’ Vase Set.” –Shannon Smith, Interior Designer
From colorful cross-stitch to dynamic tables, October has everyone’s creative minds in overdrive. Until next month’s obsessions, head over to my Pinterest and Instagram for some more design inspiration!