by Marisa Marcantonio

When it comes to finding special designer pieces or antiques, there is nothing like the thrill of the hunt. Part of what makes this industry so exciting for both designers and their clients is finding unique designs that add panache to a project. If you are looking for a well-edited collection of designer pieces both vintage and new, available right away, this resource will be a tremendous help to you. Viyet, the online marketplace for curated high style home decor will wow you with cherry-picked furniture, lighting, decorative accessories and more. They add new additions constantly, from well known designers around the country, so part of the fun is dropping in to see what has been added. I fell down the rabbit hole the other day, and came up with some pretty great pieces that satisfy my criteria of being unique, well-designed, statement making designs in interesting materials of good construction with brand provenance or trend awareness. I think you will agree, the prices are appealing, and so is the search process, since you can search and discover by product category, brand, type of piece and new additions. Everything I've uncovered I want!  Classic Hinson and Company, Bunny Williams Home and Plexi Craft are just a few of the biggies you will find. Have a client who wants to sell what they own before you design their new apartment? Turn to Viyet to sell designer pieces through  a vetted process, which is explained here.  If you are a designer interested in consigning items, you can do that too. They offer designers a trade program, worth checking out here. Because I know you are always on the lookout for great things, Stylebeat readers get 15% off their order up until Halloween. Use the code STYLEBEAT15 at checkout, and enjoy the hunt.

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Curvy and petite, this custom upholstered armchair from designer Michelle Nussbaumer is upholstered in a zingy red and white zigzag print and has red painted cabriole legs. How is this piece still available? So good. 

You know I like diminutive furniture- it has character and charm. This antique slipper chair has a turned wood leg on casters, making it easy to move around a room.

Since neutral color palettes are very popular, this double tufted Duralee Side Chair covered in an easy neutral textile with Maple base and legs is appealing. 

Black and white emerges as a dominant color trend every few years or so. It's back. Valentino used a lot of mod geo references, and you can too. Classical styles are also making a big return, and the elegant Louis XVI chair ushers in historical style like few other shapes can. This pair of black lacquered side chairs from Megan Winters is playfully upholstered with a central black racing stripe against white.

Feeling like you need some exotic pieces in the mix? Check out this small blue upholstered stool with cut out detailing resembling a Moorish arch.

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I sat in this very sofa while interviewing Brian Patrick Flynn about his Hampton Designer Showhouse room this past summer when I hosted Editor TV for Editor at Large.  Brian worked with Duralee and designed a bold room with Lipstick Jungle pink everywhere. If you prefer a touch of pink, here you go-- Duralee's stylish Uptown Biscuit Sofa has subtle tufting on a mid-century shape.  The tailored arm and legs on casters add some traditional details.

Sophisticated and streamlined, the Battersea Tufted Daybed designed by Studio Tim Campbell is for the luxe minimalist. Upholstered in deep blue linen and horsehair upholstery. 

Inspired by a classic Dorothy Draper piece, this display shelving designed by Bunny Williams Home brings together gold, ebony and red for big impact.  I would use the stepped shelf etagere, The Olympia for books and displaying collected objects.

If I had room for this at home, this would be in my checkout cart right now. I saw this brass and walnut Frazier Etagere make its debut at Baker Furniture when Laura Kirar launched her collection a few years back. This was the darling of the bunch, with its classic lines and Billy Baldwin essence. 

 Photos courtesy of Viyet

Photos courtesy of Viyet

This substantial custom lucite coffee table with pared-down Chinoiserie detail has such style. 

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I remember when Bunny Williams launched her furniture collection. This glam high gloss red Pagoda coffee table was an instant hit.

Campaign furniture has enduring style, and I love the way the brass details on this pair of vintage Baker end tables add a subtle gleam against the mahogany.

Furniture from the French firm Maison Jansen is highly covetable. I was amazed to discover this pretty ebonized fruitwood Louis XIV desk on the site, it is the perfect size for a dainty ladylike space or a living room that needs a desk.

With enough surface area for a drink and a good read, this Plexi-Craft Lago side table in sapphire blue acrylic is like a work of modern art.

A pop of color goes a long way, especially when used sparingly. Incorporate objects that look good while functioning, like this set of orange lacquer stackable cube side tables from Jonathan Adler. 

We are experiencing a wave of great marbleized designs recently, from wallpapers to ceramics. This knockout pair of urn-shaped ceramic lamps from Michelle Nussbaumer's Ceylon et Cie are worth it.

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Provide personality in a space by adding whimsical, playful elements. These adorable vintage ceramic artichoke candlestick lamps add a touch 

Niermann Weeks designed their Mizner Lantern to reflect the Spanish style the famed Palm Beach architect Addison Mizner was known for. With an antique finish and detailed metalwork, the lantern has glass panes for maximum light distribution.

Well, what do you know, I just talked about these pillows in the trend talk I presented to the Boston Design Center! Designed by Turkish fashion designer Rifat Ozbek, Yastik is a collection of  well pillows made out of suzanis and other vibrant woven ikats.