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Heated Outdoor Furniture

Not even kidding.   Heated outdoor furniture.  When I first saw this product come across my desk I couldn’t help but go where I always go . . . . what wannabe princess stomped her feet and held her breath until someone found a heated chair to cuddle her delicate royal ass?!?!

So, yeah, sitting on your deck in cold metal chairs is a rich person problem, but heated furniture really is a genius idea for hotels and restaurants that want guests to enjoy and spend their rich people money at outdoor bars and cafes.  And if you’ve ever lived in the south or close to a body of water, you know that people love dining, drinking and visiting outside.   We spend way too many hours in our day locked up in offices so an open air space is almost a must for attracting patrons.

But frankly I think this is a great splurge for homeowners as well.  We live in Northern California so the mornings and evenings get chilly year round.  The wind on both the mountain and by the ocean can take the fun out of spending time on an outdoor deck or grabbing dinner waterside. Even when we were in Atlanta we loved our outdoor living areas and heated furniture would have extended our outdoor season.

So take a look at this line by Galanter and Jones and prepare to be wowed.  The line is still relatively small but the pieces are really sharp.  The body is available in 5 colors and the base comes in 4 finishes that really have a modern edge.   The heating element is under the seat and all wiring is run through the legs and out the bottom.  Just plug in and turn it on with the push of a button.   You can actually set your heat level……..and the chair will remember it for next time!!!

 

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Evia Chair

 

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Evia Lounge

 

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Helios Love Chair

 

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Helios Lounge

 

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Aubergine and Navy Home Design Inspiration Board

If I could just unsee burgundy and hunter green …..

Everyone I knew in the early 1990’s painted one room burgundy and another room hunter green. Some tried their hands at contrast:   burgundy above the chair rail and hunter green below it in a single room.   The worst offenders mixed wall coverings.  At least with paint you can erase your mistake fairly simply and inexpensively but those wallpaper hoodlums lived with their bad choices through the passing of three more color trends, pretending all the way that they were ahead of the next burgundy/hunter green fad.

I say all that because I’ve created this Aubergine and Navy Home Design Inspiration Board and I don’t want anyone confusing Aubergine with burgundy.  Aubergine has a more blue than 1990’s burgundy.  It is a more sophisticated hue and it’s sophistication is heightened when paired with a deep navy blue.  And it’s just damn sexy!

What I like about this color palette is that it looks equally gorgeous with either gold/tan neutrals or palette or silver/gray neutrals.   I wouldn’t be averse to adding some very tiny hints of emerald green to add some depth, but listen closely, we aren’t talking carnival here.   Tiny hints of Emerald Green can be in the form of a pillow or accessory, but elegance jumps headfirst out the window if you overdue the green in this palette.

For pricing and availability, contact Jamie Kern with Design Theory Interiors of California, Inc. at jkern@designtheoryinteriors.com

Aubergine and Navy Home Decor Inspiration board

Aubergine and navy blue home design inspiration board

aubergine and navy home design inspiration board

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Yellow Interiors

The power of yellow interiors can be a little daunting to some.   But if you can throw in some taupes or grays you can tame the intensity and the result is stunning and sophisticated!

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1.  Oomph

2.  Nathan Anthony Furniture

3.  Surya Pillows

4.  Nathan Anthony Furniture

5.  Global Views

6.  Bungalow 5

7.  Surya

8.  Oomph

9.  Interlude

10.  Dunes and Dutchess

11.  Rejuvenation

12.  West Elm

13.  Crate and Barrell

14.  Crate and Barrell

15.  Emissary

16.  West Elm

17.  Graham and Brown

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Great Seating by MyFace

For current pricing and lead times, contact Jamie Kern, President of DTIC at jkern@designtheoryinteriors.com  

Sometimes a person or company comes along who reinterprets the norm and introduces us to something extraordinary in furniture & seating design, building products, lighting, technology.    As one with a passion for architectural and interior design, these people and products inspire me to break down the barriers of my imagination, encouraging me to grow as a designer so that my clients always receive the most value for their money.   I believe these are the people we celebrate and try to emulate.

So today it’s “Bottoms Up” to MyFace, a furniture and seating design & manufacturing firm based in Portugal.  MyFace has created a line of exceptional seating and tables that are modern and simply elegant at every angle.  The attention to detail is unrivaled and I find it hard not to stare!!

 

Nodo Lounge Chair by My Face

Nodo Lounge Chair by My Face

Nodo Lounge Chair by My Face

Nodo Lounge Chair by My Face

Nodo Lounge Chair by My Face

Nodo Lounge Chair by My Face

 

Mo Modular Sofa by My Face

Mo Modular Sofa by My Face

Mo Modular Sofa by My Face

Mo Modular Sofa by My Face

 

Fable Swing by My FAce

Fable Swing by My FAce

Fable Swing by MyFace

Fable Swing by MyFace

Fable Swing by MyFace

Fable Swing by MyFace

 

Houdini Sofa by My Face

Houdini Sofa by My Face

Houdini Sofa by My Face

Houdini Sofa by My Face

Houdini Sofa by My Face

Houdini Sofa by My Face

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The Wing Chair

If ever there was a  furniture style that not only survives but transcends the ages, it would have to be the wing chair.  Once a very traditional and functional style, the iconic shape has become a much desired design element that has been reinterpreted in contemporary, traditional, glam and farmhouse genres.  The wing chair stands on its own in any space and is made available in every price range.

Here are a very few examples of the diversity of style in the modern wing chair.

1, 3 – Sigla Furniture

2, 4, 5 – Alinea

6 – Zentique

7, 12, 13 – Hickory White

9, 10, 11 – Christopher Guy

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