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Friday Finds :: New from McGuire Furniture

For over sixty years, McGuire Furniture has been synonymous with classic style, natural materials and quality craftsmanship. Their timeless furnishings hold their value and are cherished for generations.

Recently, McGuire released a new collection featuring two statement pieces by renowned designer Steven Volpe and 18 new designs from McGuire’s in-house designers. These introductions thoughtfully balance classic McGuire style with contemporary design sensibilities. My favorite aspect of the collection is the various materials incorporated including rattan, rawhide, weaving and blackened steel. The mix creates a soft yet contemporary feel that is as inviting as it is functional. I’ve selected a sampling from the collection to share with you today, but to see the whole collection visit McGuire.

McGuire Furniture // Latest Collection 2016

product links: 1 // 2 // 3 // 6 // 5 // 6

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Read full story By on January 15, 2016 in bookshelves, chairs, contemporary decor, Features, friday find, Friday Finds, furniture

Friday Finds :: Vintage Safari Chairs

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vintage safari chairs // living room

Vintage safari chairs seem to be popping up in more and more interiors. I’m personally drawn to the clean and yet rustic style. The chair which sprung from campaign furniture in the 19th century was designed to easily break down for travel.  Mid-century Scandinavian designers such as Kaare Klint and Arne Norell created versions of the safari chair that are in high demand today. If you are considering purchasing a vintage safari chair or two for yourself and the price tag has you shying away, you may consider CB2’s expat lounge chair or Bed Bath and Beyond’s Safavieh Dilan Safari Chair.

On my search for the perfect safari chair, I’ve rounded up a few both vintage and contemporary that caught my eye…

leather safari chairs // via @simplifiedbee

product links:

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

Which one is your favorite?

*first image via

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Read full story By on January 8, 2016 in chairs, etsy, Features, friday find, Friday Finds, furniture, vintage

Earthy Modern Interior Design :: Dining Room

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dining room // studio oink

It’s clean, airy and comfortable. Earthy modern interior design is a little blend of mid-century, Scandinavian and natural elements. This dining space by Studio Oink (above) is a great example of the casual chic style. Like it? Get the look!

earthy modern // dining roomproduct links:

1 // pendant light

2 // tulip table

3 // mid-century buffet

4 // sheepskin rug

5 // wooden chair

6 // Gray Malin photography

 

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Read full story By on July 28, 2015 in chairs, dining rooms, Features, furniture, Get The Look, interior design, Interiors

San Francisco Decorator Showcase :: Dining Room

The striking formal dining room in this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase was created by Cecile Starin. In addition to being trained as a fine art painter, graphic illustrator and interior designer, Cecile was a fashion designer for over twenty years. Her extensive experience is most evident in her design projects and most recently in the creation of the showcase’s formal dining space. For the room’s design, Cecile brings a raw, modern twist to the controlled, classical architectural details by incorporating street art into the setting. The noted San Francisco street muralist, Ian Ross was commissioned to create the bold black and white abstract murals to mimic ocean wave patterns and wild flora found off the Northern California coast. The colorful, recycled aerosol “Spray Can” sculptures flanking the fireplace are also by Ian.  The furnishings are too a mixture of modern and classical. For example, a large circular table with a galvanized top and earthy root base are paired with timeless Loius XVI black patent leather chairs. The eye-catching Italian LED chandelier for NIDO Living SF features a set of four concentric burnished brass rings. It’s stunning.

San Francisco Decorator Showcase // Dining Room // Cecilie StarinTable Setting // Formal Dining Room // San Francisco Decorator Showcase"Spray Can" Street Art // Ian Ross // San Francisco Decorator ShowcaseStreet Art // Ian Ross // San Francisco Decorator ShowcaseSan Francisco Decorator Showcase // Formal Dining Room // Fireplace DetailSan Francisco Decorator Showcase // Formal Dining Room // Cecile Starin Design

I love the design’s juxtaposition of contemporary street art with classical, glamorous luxury. What a feat Cecile has pulled off here! Hope you have a chance to see this room and showcase for yourself.

happy decorating,

cristin

*photo credit Margot Hartford (first three photos)

** photo credit Cristin Bisbee Priest (last three photos)

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Read full story By on April 27, 2015 in brass, chairs, color, contemporary decor, dining rooms, interior design, Interiors, lighting, pattern, tabletop, wallpaper