October 25, 2014

Design Trends

Bedroom Beauty

Forget silver. Gold is the comeback color this year, evident by Hooker Furniture’s new Cache chest, part of the company’s perennial and eclectic Mélange Accents collection. Inspired by Japanese artwork, the gilded piece (gold metallic and gold leafing) is an elegant and romantic addition to the boudoir. Available through Agostino’s, Bonita Springs.

Patriotic Pride

Cultures combine effortlessly in the Fontenay Betsy Ross commode, a piece whose classic French styling is juxtaposed by the painted Revolutionary War-era flag. Fun and patriotic, this versatile chest from French Heritage works in a number of scenarios—perhaps the powder room or a game room—and placed properly will add a touch of shimmer, thanks to the gilded ornamental hardware. Available through interior designers.

Instant Alfresco Oasis

White isn’t so plain-Jane when paired with Fendi Casa’s brilliant design sense a la its Nikki Beach semi-circular outdoor sofa and pouf. Plus, the ivory hue keeps its cool in the Florida sun. The ensemble is also available in black and light or heavy rain finishes. Lovely add-ons like a sunshade parasol, mosquito netting and extra cushions make this one nest you’re not likely to leave. Price available upon request at Fendi Casa, Miromar Designer Center, Estero.

Gorgeous for the Great Room

We love the brothers Keno, whose newest collection includes their Swirl II, a pedestal table with six veneered woods: louro preto, rosewood, Santo Domingo, cherry, movingue and fiddle-back sycamore. Fantastic for the family room or great room, it works best with a simple lamp that won’t hide the beautiful woods. Priced at $3,900 and available at Traditions Classic Home Furnishings, Naples.

Colorize the Kitchen

Sure, this aqua Oscar de la Renta tiered table from Century Furniture begs to be paired with a quiet reading chair. But who’s going to see it? We say put it in the kitchen, where it can hold cookbooks and keys and add a fun pop of high-gloss color. The table, $6,465, is available at Baer’s Furniture, Naples.

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