BRIGHT, BOLD AND LIVELY LACQUER

by Marisa Marcantonio

Adding a pop of color can transform a room. Brightly hued lacquer is being done right lately, from accessories to tables, there is no shortage of personality pieces that add a bit of colorful pop. After spotting life-sized obelisks from Worlds Away at High Point, I started to think about other great lacquer moments. Here are a few finds to get you on your way to living a more colorful life.

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Adler

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Adler

A vintage mottled finish on Jonathan Adler's new quatrefoil shaped Toulouse Tray gives it a great faux tortoise look.

Photo courtesy of Worlds Away

Photo courtesy of Worlds Away

A show stopper at High Point Market, Worlds Away launched a gigantic standing obelisk, the Apollo, available in glossy red, gold white or black lacquer. Standing 72 inches high, I see it framing an entrance for total drama.

Photo courtesy of Bungalow 5

Photo courtesy of Bungalow 5

Putting a fresh spin on a classic campaign style, Bungalow 5's Tansu Side Table with brass corner details in a vivid emerald green is zingy fun. Cause girls just want to have fun.

Photo courtesy of Dunes and Duchess

Photo courtesy of Dunes and Duchess

Old school bobbin detailing add a throwback element to this Chappy Etagere from Dunes and Duchess. Five shelves and a tapered top provide the ultimate open storage and custom colors provide a match any scheme versatility.

Photo courtesy of Oomph

Photo courtesy of Oomph

Influenced by a pagoda and traditional lantern forms, Oomph's Palo Alto Lantern made of copper and brass is spare, giving of a lot of light from its minimalistic structure. Available in a wide range of custom hues. 

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EFFORTLESS CHIC DECORATIVE ELEMENTS FROM AERIN

by Marisa Marcantonio

When I saw the new fall accessories from Aerin Lauder's now expanded AERIN home collection, I was taken with the rich, textural and subdued chic elements. Her follow-up assortment, inspired by the decorative arts of the famed early 20th Century Viennese master of the Wiener Werkstatte movement, Josef Hoffmann, comes on the heels of a gold-centric collection, and shines with its subtle brand of sophistication. By adding large scale vases, a variety of smaller glazed ceramic dishes, tabletop accessories and decorative accents in chocolate colored faux Shagreen, as well as a marble pattern and textural glazes, she has rounded out her elegant collection. Warmer tones and beautiful exacting detailing provide a thoughtful, luxurious feel, while being diverse enough to stand out from the rest. May this inspire cozy entertaining at home as the air gets brisk. 

Capturing the Raku glaze craze of the 1970's with refinement, the varied strie glaze finish provides visual and textural interest and an air of simplicity

A stately presence, the Maurice Geo Vase in Raku glaze in eggplant and cream looks beautiful as a standalone piece or with branches in it

Photos courtesy of AERIN

Photos courtesy of AERIN

 The same glaze on this gilt-edged low oval vase, the Maurice, has Japanese - inflected serenity

A swirled marble pattern in shades of brown, grey and cream covers the surface of this large clay charger. Made in Italy, it has a thin gold edge that elevates the artisan element.

This is luxury at its best. AERIN's backgammon board pairs burl wood, embossed shagreen with gold edge and cream interior for the ultimate game board. Sitting on a game table or coffee table, it begs to be played alongside cocktails

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The Deco simplicity of the rectangular shagreen tray with round brass-edged handles provides a textural surface to use as a bar tray or coffee table catchall

 Sophisticated and subdued, chocolate-colored embossed shagreen offers a rich alternative to the expected green. With gold metal edges and substantial heft, her shagreen coasters, four to a set, come in a beautiful round-cornered box 

Having matches lying at the ready beside a scented candle, you want something that looks as elegant as the candle itself. I love this brass and shagreen embossed match striker box, it elevates everything around it with a bit of polish.

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