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the balloon chair

Posted on: October 24th, 2012 by Taryn
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A Victorian era staple experiencing a recent revival in today’s home decor, the Balloon Chair is here to stay. As versatile as they are attractive, these pieces work in almost any setting. Depending on the fabric, they can also be as classic or modern as you’d like.

An excellent statement piece, these function perfectly in living rooms, bedrooms, even entryways. Whether it’s sleek and stylish like the Balloon Chair in Charcoal Velvet (above right), or a bit Parisian glam, seen in the French Twist option (below right), there’s a perfect balloon chair for every style.

A balloon chair made for two takes the design to the next level. The Balloon Chair Loveseat will surely be a striking conversation piece, or just a cozy spot for conversation.

A lively print spices up the traditional domed chair. Classic meets modern with the Zig Zag Pattern (below).

Lastly, one of our favorite settings for a pair of these hooded chairs is at the dining table. Drama and glamour all the way. We suggest two balloon chairs, maximum, and have fun with the other seating. The Louis Style Chairs add a nice dose of mod into the mix.

 

 

 

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you were born an original

Posted on: October 22nd, 2012 by Taryn
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You were born an original – why should your furniture be any less? Our Riviera Wing Chair in the Zig Zag Fabric sets the scene for decor that stands alone. The graphic black and white chevron print pairs nicely with a pop of yellow accents.

Be daring with our Chesterfield Headboard in Faux Black Leather. A little rock and roll always looks better when glammed up with bold patterns and a bright accent color.

Edgy glamour transcends the boudoir – make being bold a lifestyle.

1. Marilyn Monroe Photograph, 2. White Arrows Yellow Stripes Fabric at Spoonflower, 3. Born an Original by Five Words, 4. Riviera Wing Chair Zig Zag Fabric, 5. Chesterfield Headboard in Faux Black Leather, 6. New York City Labrynth Poster by Alessio Avventuroso, 7. Tokyomilk Femme Fatale Lotions, 8. Saint Laurent Spring 2012

 

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The New Products

Posted on: October 15th, 2012 by Taryn
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Once again a very busy month has seen our warehouse buzzing with activity and the production of many new and exciting pieces from sofas and sectionals to mid-century modern hand painted chairs.  Enjoy!

The Hollywood Sectional in Brussels Aqua Velvet
The New Deep Inside Out Sofa in Ford White Faux Leather
Our Elephant Chair
Mirrored Santorini Side Table
Custom Mirrored Mondrian Tall Boy Credenza in Grey Oak and Smoked Glass
Deep Sectional in Cream Linen
A&A Side Table in Gloss White and Grey Oak with 7″ Lucite Legs
MId-Century Solid Machiche Side Table
The Beautiful White Leather Madison Chair
Custom Cowhide Metal Base Bench
The striking Purple and White Leather Mademoiselle Chair and Sofa
Our Classic Mid-Century Pod Chair with hand painted, custom color Union Jack Graphics
The Lola Sofa in Mesa White Faux Leather
The Custom Black Gloss Mirrored Credenza
Our Rocker Dresser in high gloss white and black glass with our chrome skull drawer pulls
The Bel-Air Long Bench in Black Patent Leather Croc
The standard Bel-Air Bench in cream faux croc leather
The Hollywood sofa in Plum Linen

Solid Machiche Credenza
New Deep Chairs in Cambria Platinum Fabric
The Pink Framed Riviera Wing Chair in Zebra Print Fabric
The Chesterfield Curved Sectional in Turquoise Textured Velvet
The St. Tropez Credenza in Solid Walnut and Antique Glass
Our Circle Sectional in Red Faux Leather
The New Deep Sofa in Mystere Sapphire Velvet Fabric

 

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American Diner Chico’s Restaurant, Finland

Posted on: October 11th, 2012 by ModShop
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Helsinki-based architectural practice Amerikka Design Office have renovated the interior design of a North American diner. The contemporary restaurant named Chico’s can be found in Espoo, Finland.

According to the designers: “The Chico’s restaurant chain has been serving North American food to Finns since 1991. In spring 2012, the chain’s time-honoured Iso Omena (‘Big Apple’) restaurant was reopened with a bold new interior. Amerikka Design Office Ltd had created a new space concept for the restaurant, designed to support its new food, drink and service concept. Visually, the restaurant underwent a complete transformation.

“Diners and staff alike have felt at home in the restaurant: there has been positive feedback on its atmosphere, its spicy details and its solutions which make it easier to serve customers. The positivity is reflected in business figures, too.

“The visual standpoint for the restaurant’s look is modern-day USA, manifested through a wild mix of urban pulse and human warmth. Thecontemporary Finland restaurant’s interior is marked by bold expression, beautifully fading surfaces, genuine materials and murals by painters Juha Lahtinen and Samuli Suonperä.

“The restaurant premises are designed to function seamlessly through all seasons and to serve a wide range of requirements. Chico’s invites customers to enjoy lunch, a drink or dinner on their own or with friends. To support the staff in their work, the restaurant facilities also comply with the chain’s service model. The change has been a success and a delight for customers and staff alike.”

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Luxury Pearl Valley Property, Cape Town

Posted on: October 11th, 2012 by ModShop
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Cape Town-based design studio Antoni Associates have designed the Pearl Valley 334 project.  Completed in 2011, the stunning luxury property can be found in Paarl, Cape Town.

A young family re-locating to the Western Cape was looking to change from city living to a more relaxed country lifestyle in which to bring up their young family. They settled for the exclusive Pearl Valley Golf Estate near Paarl, just 30 minutes away from bustling Cape Town.

According to the architects: “The initial architectural footprint for the contemporary South African house was designed by Gauteng based architect, Gardiol Bergenthuin. The owners approached the Antoni Associates to create an interior that was modern but with an emphasis on ‘barefoot luxury’ and the use of natural materials.

“The luxury Cape Town property has been designed around a central landscaped courtyard with a reflective pond. On entering the house, one crosses a foyer bridge which is flanked by wet-walls cascading down ribbon-stone clad feature walls. The formal lounge is a large double-volume cathedral-like space with a trussed ceiling which is overlooked by the mezzanine study situated above the formal dining room. The dining area features a horizontal strip-fireplace which has been placed level with the dining table. A feature hooped-glass chandelier cascades over the waney-edge French oak table.

“Linking the formal areas to the entertainment rooms, the kitchen looks out onto the central courtyard. Custom designed soft leather and steel barstools from OKHA Interiors provide seating around the central island. A floating stair leads up to the four en-suite bedrooms.”

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