Tuesday I did a round up of my favorite “dining rooms” in the Dining by Design section of the Home Design Show. Today, I am giving a proper mention to the designers that left an impression on me.
I am a sucker for one of a kind, handcrafted wooden pieces. Any man that can create someting beautiful out of raw wood has instant sex appeal. If Mr. Rogers was a craftsman, sweater vest and all, I would look at him much differently. Obviously, I am bias and think Steve is the best craftmans out there, and the sexiest, but I always appreciate good craftsmanship when I see it. Make sure to check out the designer’s websites!
Victor Dinovi from Brooklyn NY, had a beautiful floating shelf paired with a matching mirror that caught my eye. How great would that look at the end of a hallway?
Geoffrey Keating had a desk that I kept passing and couldn’t stop looking at. It has such an authentic vintage look and the variations in the walnut are beautiful.
Earl Nesbit had a Mesquite dining table where two wooden slabs were book matched to create an image of a bird.
Palo Samko had these really cool wooden clocks (that really work). Definitely a conversation piece.
Michael McHale Designs was showcasing their industrial chandeliers made from steel pipe and european crystals. The combination of solid steel and glamorous crystals is unexpected, but works like apples and peanut butter.They do custom orders, as well.
Koket, a company that produces it’s goods in Portugal, makes elegant pieces that would make any room feel upscale. Their collection mainly combines gold and black. I love the organic flow to this mirrow.
Boca Do Lobo Their limited edition piece with cascading draws made from wood, lucite, mirror and metallic caught my attention. It’s pretty much a functional piece of art.
I came across this bedroom setup from The New Traditionalists and was smitten. A Canopy bed with a Zebrah hide upholstered headboard, sandwiched between two plum nightstands. Each piece is customizable by choosing your finish and fabric, with amazing options.
Kenneth Cobonpue Uses a lot of natural materials such as ratan, abaca,fabric, and twine to make unique modern pieces of furniture. This is a chair with fabric tubes over a steel frame.
I thought these stamp rugs….from Stamp Rugs…were really interesting. This is the main stamp used in the United Kingdom and Stamp Rugs have a license to manufacture this collection. It comes in different bright colors and sizes. It would be cool hung on a wall as well.