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November 08, 2012

High Point: The Best of...

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Barbara Barry Realized for Henredon

It's been a few weeks now since market. I've had time to write other posts and peer at my photos again. Time and time again I have been oohing and ahhing over the same key pieces, so I've decided to share them with you.

DSC_0672Versatile Console/Dining table from Henredon

First up, this magnificent trestle table from Henredon. What is initially interesting about this table is its multilayered finish. But take a closer look at this lovely console and you'll discover that is is actually a generously sized dining table that folds in half lengthwise. Genius.

I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with Chris Bergelin, the design force behind many of Henredon's magnificent pieces. It is always a treat to hear how the creative process works for others. Chris and his son run Bergelin Design and produce a significant number of pieces for Henredon each season. Innovative ideas like this are sure to keep high-end buyers coming back again and again.
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Stairstep silhouette chest from Henredon

Like most luxury brands, you won't find suites of furniture. Henredon offers special pieces in every conceivable option. Did you know that each piece of hardware is designed specifically for each piece of Henredon furniture? There are no shared hardware options. The sheer variety that produces across the product line is astonishing. I loved the attention to detail on the individual pieces in this showroom, but what really wowed me was that Chris and his team produce items that fall on every range of the design spectrum. There are modernist upholstered pieces alongside large scale traditional bookcases. It's masterfully done and beautiful to see.

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Magnificent stone trestle under a dining table at Henredon

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Perfectly placed nailhead detail and embroidered fabric on a modified wingback chair at Henredon

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I die over this perfectly proportioned lamp table. Just look at that intricate inlay on the top and those pretty little ferruled feet. J'adore!DSC_0677
Pearson offers what is quite possibly the world's most perfect Bergere. I'm looking to add one of these to my living room in a linen stripe fabric with ultra-plush down fill. I think every home could use one of these! DSC_0642
I LOVE this chest. It offers understated French style with a petite size, tapered legs and a serpentine shape (which you can't appreciate from this front view. I really love this Pearson chest. Imagine using these as bedside chests. So pretty. 

Pearson never disappoints when it comes to French-inspired pieces.I've shown a few of mine above just to give you a sense. There's a "newness" to each of these pieces that I can appreciate. I especially pine for this magical three drawer chest you see above. I can't quite explain it but I'm obsessed with this piece. It comes in any finish you can imagine... I'm curious to see one in the new white finish they just introduced. Magnifique!

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Drexel Heritage offers this pitch perfect Cloe table from the Et Cetera collection. Brass, eglomise and glamour coalesce to create a lamp table I've drooled over for way too long. Lucky me? She was even prettier in person!

I'll continue this roundup in a second post.. but before I go, stop to appreciate this incredible eglomise table from Drexel Heritage. I have coveted this table for about two years now. Notice the hooved feet, the rings on the top of the legs and the secondary shelf. This pretty little table from their Et Cetera collection in many ways sums up my style. I think it is perfect in every imaginable way. Might need to own one sooner rather than later.

What the beautiful people are saying...

Love. Love, love, love. The first console and the feather chair, especially. Thanks for sharing.

Kristine, that console is to die for. Barbara Barry. Doesnt get much more sophisticated than that. Shes amazing!

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