I had the pleasure of listening to Windsor Smith talk about her Icon Collection for Century Furniture at 200 Lex last week. I always admired her aesthetic. Windsor's unconventional approach to design lies in her layering of the classic and the unexpected. "Color, texture, style and purpose" is her goal in life and in her designs. Century Furniture's goal with their Icon Collection is to bring the soul of a designer's work together with their craftsmen in Hickory, NC to harmoniously "bring to life" a unique vision.
The Yvette upholstered bed is as comfortable as it is elegant.
The Ondine cocktail table is a stand out piece, especially in the octagon shape and lavender hue.
I love the Paloma Wing Chair with its feminine take on a classic, more masculine version of a typical wing chair with its scaled down arms and curved body.
The Clara Tete-a-Tete is a signature piece for Windsor, famously featuring it in her own foyer. Also called a borne, this classic 18th century design looks as modern today as it did during the Napoleonic period, and makes a perfect centerpiece, dressed up or down, for a room that calls for a little pizzaz!
While the line is shown in mostly tones of grey, it can be customized. Her most colorful piece in the collection is the Aurora cocktail table. It is an example of the magic that happens when mirror, metal, and glass mate, in a Mondrian like pattern. It can be ordered with a plain marble top if you prefer.
With jewelry for the home in mind, Windsor created the Giselle leather ottoman; with it's shiny hardware, nail heads, and storage it's as practical as it is beautiful.
An extremely au courant chain pedestal table is playful and pretty with a wood or marble top. The perfect accent!
Windsor also can be credited with creating the Room in a Box. The virtual design studio that has been widely copied, and now Room in a Flash, which gives you fully designed rooms with all the beautiful accoutrements for you to purchase thru Windsor. She did it for Gwyneth, she can do it for you ~ It's kind of design genius!
She is rolling out a collection of lighting and accessories thru Arteriors and has a collection of fabric and trim thru Kravet.
You're one smart Cookie, Windsor