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Adrienne Warner : Take an (Italian) Seat!

Ciao Tutti! (Hi Everyone),

Chairs are a real passion of mine. Far more than just a ‘seat and four legs,’ the design options for chairs truly are endless. Recent travels abroad have allowed me to see many chairs that are not typically found in the states and I have discovered some truly incredible pieces.

On a trip to Italy last month, I saw some particularly amazing chairs. I hope you find them to be as inspiring as I did!

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A Cecotti Collezioni chair in Milano

These chairs are one of my favorites. They remind me of Beetlejuice.

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Chairs at Reverso Interiors, Firenze

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Reverso Interiors, Firenze

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Reverso Interiors, Firenze

My current favorite, I love the scale and beautiful wood back and arms of these chairs.

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Reverso Interiors, Firenze

“Designer Heaven,” these chairs are so chic and comfy.

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The Hermes Pippa Chair in the Master Bedroom of our project in Tuscany, Campo al Doccio

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Flexform Thomas Chair in the Living Room of Campo al Doccio

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Another view of the Flexform Thomas Chair, affectionally known as our short, fat (and fabulous) friend!

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Poliform Ventura Chair and Pouf in the Guest Bedroom of Campo al Doccio

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Great market finds in Arezzo. This small town in Tuscany has a monthly antique market where we seek out well priced, special pieces for Castello di Casole.

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More chairs at the Arezzo Market

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This picture is from several years ago but I had to share it in this post about Italian chairs. The chair is made entirely out of Bisazza mosaic tile and was designed by Alessandro Mendini. You can see Joni’s daughter, Sarah, in the bottom right.

If you see a fabulous chair, please send us a photo and tell us why you love it!

Felice Venerdi (Happy Friday)!

Baci (A Kiss),

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Market Update : January 2012 Americasmart, Atlanta, GA

Several members of our team attended the Americasmart in Atlanta, GA last week.  Anna Ruby, Kelly Caron and Hannah Fulton took the time to share some of their favorite finds at market:

Anna:  Repurposing at its best! These throw pillows made of vintage Hermes scarves add the instant chic factor to any decor.

Kelly: I fell in love with the Greek key serveware by The Mane Lion.  This beautiful colorful collection of Italian ceramic tabletop gets me really excited about Spring and Summer coming up!  And I LOVE  LOVE LOVE the chips and dip platter.

Anna: A fresh approach from Pulvermacher Designs. I love the global influence, patterns and vibrant colors in these decoupage accessories.

Hannah: I love Waylande Gregory’s newest additions – mirrored everything!

Kelly: Ame & Lulu is one of my favorite “go to’s” for fun bags and accessories for all different activities including the beach, tennis, golf, etc. They are offering great refreshing colors for Spring and Summer!

Anna: This Stray Dog paper mache demi lune is the coolest. I think a pair of these would be glamourous yet playful  nightstands.

Kelly: Peter Alan Designs had great new table top items for interior/exterior use.  They are casual chic and always in style for entertaining.

Anna: This is statement artwork that doesn’t cost a fortune.  I love the simplicity of the silhouette on the reclaimed wooden backdrop.

Hannah: These Sugarboo enclosure cards have witty sayings for any occasion.

Anna: Joni and I loved these canvas and leather totes (so much that we purchased them for ourselves and the store). They are nautically inspired yet have fashion detailing that make them a Spring must have!

Hannah: Vietri’s new Italian Stoneware collection Lastra has great organic lines and is very durable. The pitcher is particularly stunning.

Kelly: Nancy Price has introduced her collection through Design Legacy.  I love the whole color palette with soft blue-grays, taupe, brighter blues and some metallics as accents. It is a beautiful twist on ordinary furniture pieces.

Anna:  This quirky ottoman also by Design Legacy just delights me! I imagine it in a funky yet hip beachside retreat.

Hannah: I could think of a MILLION fabulous arrangements to do in Camilla House’s oversized woven urns.

Anna: I am addicted to color so this lacquered turquoise dining table from Roberta Schilling made me swoon.

From Left to Right: Hannah Fulton, Retail Designer, Kelly Caron, Retail Associate and Registry Coordinator, Anna Ruby, VP Creative and Kathleen Mayers of KPM flooring enjoy a much needed break after a long day at market.

If you see any items you would like to order or want more information about them, come see us at 35 Main Street, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 or call us at 843.682.1745.
JB

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