Saturday, November 5, 2011

Tastefully Tacky

While there has been a collective sigh of relief to hear that excessive tasseling, fringing, and gobs of “frou-frou” were not the focus of design details, at the recent High Point Furniture Market, there was definitely one accent item still making for a good run.  Nailheads, furniture tacks, and the like, provided a little more oomph to the classically current, simple lines of furniture design. 


Linen Love from C.R. Laine – Nailheads coming and going!



Tapping tacks into twill tape.  Can you say that really fast?  C.R. Laine High Point showroom. 


A perfect pairing for a more relaxed look – tacks and texture.


It’s all about the fabric combination, too.  Loved this wrap wing sofa from Sam Moore.


You need some serious skills and patience to do this.  (And for an amateur, probably some tough finger tips and a First Aid kit on hand!)


A comfy settee from Parker Southern showcased jet black nailhead accents.  This little gem will be going to a client’s home to create a cozy breakfast table setting, personalized in one of my fabric selections, of course!


A little closer look-see.

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My friend, Elaine Williamson, captured another friend’s, (Julie Browning Bova), fantastic ottoman detail at the Stanford Showroom.  Elevates equine “tack talk” to a whole new level!

Of course, this detail was not lost on casegoods, screens, headboards, and other interior treasures.  I’ve used nailheads on doors and under crown molding for an architectural embellishment.

It’s all in good taste, don’t you think?

All My Best

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