Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Summer Design Trends: Organic Shapes

Rounded and flowing organic shapes are a hit this summer. Furniture, frames, and lighting fixtures with rolling curves and smooth lines will be perfect for this style. Showcase pieces that evoke organic shapes and stay trendy!

Make the trend:

Posted by Jean-Marc Fray French Antiques at 08:13:00 PM
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Thursday, August 25, 2011

French Antiques in Fashion

When we ran across this new Lanvin ad today, we noticed something familiar… Do you see it peeking out from the background?

Spanish Sunburst Gold-Leafed Mirror

A gorgeous sunburst mirror, shining as brightly the fabulous dresses in the foreground. And it doesn’t end there…

Have you noticed where these models would sit after a long day? In a pair of Italian antique baroque bergéres perhaps?

Italian Antique Baroque Bergeres

Once you start looking for luxurious pieces in the background, it’s hard to look away.

If you gaze past these stunning models in the upcoming Lanvin collection, you will notice a pair of beautiful polished brass floor lamps. They’re rather similar to these, don’t you think?

Pair of Floor Lamps by Casella Lighting

It was a fun game of hide-and-seek finding our pieces in these ads! I wonder where we’ll see our elegant furnishings next…

Posted by Jean-Marc Fray French Antiques at 08:08:00 PM
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Saturday, August 06, 2011

Design Trend: Sunburst Mirrors

We have been seeing sunburst mirrors popping up across the design world lately, and I must say I love them! They come in a plethora of shapes, sizes, and styles. Choose your favorite and add a pop to any room in your home.

Living room design by Tobi Fairley

A large sunburst mirror makes a beautiful centerpiece in this stylish living room. Mirrors always make a room seem lighter and larger, and the gold adds even more shine. Make a statement in your living room with this bold and beautiful Spanish sunburst mirror:

Spanish Gold Leafed Sunburst Mirror

The convex glass and the layered shoots really add dimension to a room. Or choose a petite mirror with clean lines for a smaller space, like a powder room or kitchen. Go retro with this beautifully vintage gilded metal sunburst mirror:

Gilded Metal Sunburst Mirror

Have a larger room? Hang a pair of gorgeous sunburst mirrors to add balance and symmetry to your space. This unique pair really shines, with both gold and silver leaf on a beautiful shape:

Pair of Spanish Sunburst Gold-Leafed Mirrors

No matter which you choose, you’re sure to create a glamorous look with the addition of a sunburst mirror or two. You could hang one in a bedroom, a stairwell, an entryway…the possibilities are endless. Where would you put yours?

Posted by Jean-Marc Fray French Antiques at 05:01:00 PM
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