The Show Must Go On
Despite the onslaught of sports fans for the Super Bowl in nearby Meadowlands and the snow that fell Wednesday on the region, NY Now (what used to be called the New York International Gift Fair) is running in New York City this week. Regrettably, both had an impact on the turnout of exhibitors and visitors. If only I had foresight: I would have gone to Las Vegas for KBIS (the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show)! It's running consecutively.
The takeaway from this season's NY Now is the way metals continue to be "precious" (get it?) in home furnishings. Metals in every finish and texture abounded at the show, from gilded finishes, to hammered textures to reticulated patterns.
Oly showed these demi-lune tables with a satin veneer finish in stainless steel and natural brass. They'd add a fabulous dose of sparkle and glamour to an entryway or to nooks beside a fireplace.
Oly Studio Jett Half-Round small table
Also by Oly, this Walt Chandelier, a new addition to their line, mixes the perfect combination of color, texture and glitter, perfectly packaged in a contemporary form.
This credenza/buffet/sideboard/cabinet debuted by Mr. Brown (one of my fave furniture lines) is simply divine! The aged brass doors and walnut cabinet are such a luxurious combination. And the concentric circle motif adds pattern and texture. Such a great statement piece and sure focal point in a space.
The hammered texture and colorful array of these stools and occasional tables shown by Gold Leaf Design Group complement multiple spaces in the home, indoors and out.
In addition to their style impact, the metal furnishings exhibited at the show demonstrate this material's versatility and functionality in home decor.
In second place -- for their prominence in my eyes at NY Now -- were all things chinoiserie. How adorable is this ensemble from Dana Gibson:
Hard to see, but in the rear, are matching painted tole accessories. There is also a table lamp similarly painted.
For outdoors, Made Goods showed the Winona Stool and Coffee Table. Constructed of fiberglass, the stool and table are handpainted with a classic floral chinoiserie motif.
Finally, new from Bungalow 5, this Julian Tall 4-Drawer Chest echoes the lines of antique Asian stacked cabinets. In its white finish with gold hardware, it's so Palm Beach-y!