A NEW YEAR BRINGS SALES INTO HIGH GEAR

by Marisa Marcantonio

I love a sale as much as the next person, perhaps more. So I was pleased to find so many great furniture pieces on sale across the Internet. With a little digging, I uncovered some classic and streamlined pieces that are worth the small investment.  
Have you found some deals you couldn't resist?

Photo courtesy of Anthropologie
This amazing metal canopy bed is on sale at Anthropologie. They have had this bed in their line for some time and have always thought it was wonderful.  It oozes with romantic Italian countryside escapism.

 Photo courtesy of Jayson Home and Garden
A tufted back, curved arm and single cushion along with a tapered turned leg put the Shoreditch Jayson Home and Garden sofa in the buy it now category. What are you waiting for? It is upholstered in velvet! Total keeper.

 Photo courtesy of World Market Cost Plus
If you need a piece that is affordable and have an area to fill, this is your jackpot. World Market Cost Plus does it again with the linen-covered Hayden Dining Banquette high back and curved arm. A steal of a deal.

 Photo courtesy of Wisteria
Preppy and chic, Wisteria's curved and colorful British Colonial Cabinet with Greek Key panels is a stunner. If you have a small entryway, this piece will fit the bill nicely.

Photo courtesy of Crate and Barrel
Metal nesting tables in a white powder-coated finish from Crate and Barrel are useful chair-side pieces.

Photo courtesy of Crate and Barrel
It's cheery red finish and modern lines makes the Walker Table at Crate and Barrel a great choice for a work table or dining room.

Photo courtesy of West Elm
People ask me where they can find a bar cart/tray table all the time. Well, here it is- West Elm's foldable tray table is good for areas short on space, and it's clean design works with every style.

Photo courtesy of Jayson Home and Garden
Rough-hewn wood make Jayson Home and Garden's drum table with lattice detail a great side table. It strongly resembles another far more pricey version, but it is a great deal for a similar look.

Photo courtesy of Horchow
Grand gestures make the focal point in a room sing. A statement mirror,  placed in an entryway, over a fireplace and in a bedroom can be just the thing that can make it work. Horchow's lacquered Chippendale version looks to it's scrolled-gilt framed predecessors but has a freshness that is very now.

Photo courtesy of Restoration Hardware
How can you say no to a classic nickel swing arm sconce that is a favorite of interior designers  everywhere? It's a deal at Restoration Hardware.

Photo courtesy of Ballard Designs
With geometric appeal and great shape, Ballard Designs Turin Pendant has a sophisticated look. And guess what? It is marked down!



ILLUMINATING DETAILS: ILLUME COMES TO 58th STREET

by Marisa Marcantonio

Partners Ronald Scinto and Mark Candido created a booming antique business in Stamford, Connecticut with The Antique and Artisan Center at 69 Jefferson Street that includes their Accessory Store that carries handmade lampshades and accessories for home. Now on the New York scene, they bring their super stylish Illume shade shop and workshop to the design district on 58th Street. Hand created, in - stock shades of every style and shape grace the walls. If you don't see what you need, they will create it for you. Bring your lamps in to find the perfect match or they will work with you from afar. Stop in at 223 East 58th Street for a visit.

Ron Scinto and Laura Gelfand with a chartreuse pleated shade

An exotic painting, mango wall and turquoise suede lacquer bench at the entry beckon. Love it.

A vibrant mango colored wall is the perfect backdrop for a console vignette and pieces from The Antique Center

Walk down the runway to the back of the store where etageres and consoles are overflowing with cheery shades

The hall o' shades with a leopard rug

A speckled antique mirror wall displays sconces with every imaginable shade option

Chic in a lipstick red paper shade

From coolie shades to drums...

Large and small, a shade for it all

Mirrored niches display a colorful lamps

Turquoise, raspberry and orange shades

Pick from a huge assortment of finials that are artfully displayed on silver trays

THE WORKSHOP

 With the closing of Pell Artifex, it is nice to know there is a new place to take your lamps for repair or to create something from scratch. Take a vase to make it into a lamp, get a piece rewired or completely overhauled. The old timey workshop next door to Illume will become your go to.

A repair in the works by Luca Allegra, an Italian import who worked at Louis Vuitton

Wires, bulbs and more

Electrical parts for creating just what you want

Love the pegboard with bases and parts

The worktable placed in a rare quiet moment

GET YOURSELF A PAIR: SPITZMILLER LAMP SALE TIME

by Marisa Marcantonio

Get in on the savings at Christopher Spitzmiller, as he offers his lustrous handmade ceramic lamps for a discount this summer. Beginning Tuesday July 17th, and running till Friday July 20th, at 248 West 35th Street, you can save from 45-55% on pairs of Gourds, Auroras, Lindsay's, Harry's, etc. The best part is, they will email you a list of what they have available if you cannot get there in person or send a proxy. Now THAT IS service!

Photo courtesy of Christopher Spitzmiller