The Chain Gang

Speaking of jewelry for your room, as I mentioned in the Windsor Smith furniture collection post below, the chain link trend is not going anywhere.  Besides the gorgeous link detail, the mix of materials, or the metallic component, I love the masculine/feminine aspect of the design, especially when it curves to embrace other materials.

Kelly Wearstler has had this in her coveted collection for years.  It's a classic.

Cuff Home makes this jaw dropping fixture that would make a statement dressing any room.

The popularity of Givenchy's Shark tooth  link bracelet/necklace has not waned.

Can you walk in Tom Ford's chain gladiator pump?  Who cares!

Many chain inspired designs were featured at High Point Market this past Spring as new introductions, which means you will be seeing them in the stores right about now.

Curry and Company side and console tables stand on their own as a design statement:  Loud and Proud.  I like that in a table.

Zodax makes a tray that is equally elegant on a vanity, bar, or anywhere you need a little extra sparkle.

Never gets old….

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Antique woven rattan chairs at 1st Dibs, which just goes to show it's a timeless design

 Arteriors offers their version of an iron chain link fixture in table and floor height.

It's not all hard metal  ~ there's a softer side that is equally as alluring

And what's more alluring than classic blue and white and Hermes, I ask you??

Serena and Lily offer the Savoy Links embroidered sheet sets in multiple color ways for that best dressed bed!

I LOVE these Terry Rosen decorative chain link pillows in silk.  These would look great with the purple Savoy sheets, no?
Terry, a fine artist and illustrator, came up with those colorful conversational prints that started the whole craze that made Nicole Miller famous when she put Terry's designs on everything from ties to scarves.

Phillip Jeffries, the first name in textured wall coverings  has a link pattern you'd love to be locked up within.

I think I just found the inspiration for my next decorating project!

Windsor Smith for Century

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!

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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

Hand Blown Beauty

With his East meets West sensibility, John Pomp is creating heirlooms of tomorrow.  The clean lines and organic feel to his beautiful hand blown fixtures convey a warm, sensual feel that strikes just the right balance.

After being a painter for many years, a teacher and mentor of John's urged him to try his hand at glassblowing.  John fell in love.  He studied with Venetian glassblowers and began working in New York making vases.  The light fixtures were a natural progression.  John then set up shop here in our city of brotherly love:  Philadelphia.

Master craftsman, painter, and world traveler, John finds fascination and inspiration in flaws.  That's also where the beauty lies.  There is an organized randomness you see in nature.  A wabi-sabi aesthetic or the humble beauty of imperfection that John aspires to convey with each design.  There is a natural fluidity to glass, a gracefulness as the light plays off of it, a zen like quality that John strives for.  "Beauty is not in the function, it's in the ancient technique done in a modern way."  That's what John spoke passionately about.

Shelves of inspiration

With his handmade equipment and tools (literally), an almost intimate relationship with each piece is created.

Everything is handmade, including the steel canopies

and the crates ~

 John has a very definite point of view and it is obviously serving him well!  He was about to roll out a furniture and accessory collection when I interviewed him for this story.  It is doing VERY well.

Love this Rondelle credenza

the materials and workmanship are impeccable

In seven short years, John is garnering fans and accolades worldwide.  His collection is in 12 showrooms from New York to Paris to Dubai.  He is presently #770 on Inc Magazine's list of the 5,000 fastest growing privately owned companies of 2014.

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I was so wowed, it wasn't long before I knew I must make one mine.  I fell in love with the hand blown globes, the lightness of being, the combination of the rolled steel and glass.  I placed an order before I left and I couldn't be happier!  Of course, now I need new chairs.

And to think, it all started with his infinity fixture

 he's on a roll….

phs: John Pomp Studio, CLI, unless otherwise noted.