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Companies like Pantone create standardized colors that help extend our color vocabulary across a variety of artistic industries. Two of those industries are fashion and interior design, and they’re interconnected.

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Emerald fits another over-riding trend for 2013: A longing for luxury.

The Wizard of Oz would be green with envy. That icon of the Emerald City undoubtedly would agree it’s the perfect shade. So would the residents of “Downton Abbey.”

That may explain our American infatuation with “Downton Abbey,” the opulent British costume drama set in an immense Victorian mansion. Coincidentally, the Earl of Grantham’s drawing room wall covering is a rich almost-emerald green.

But the 2013 Color of the Year?  How much Emerald can one real-life home hold?

Trend forecaster Pantone Color Institute picked Emerald – a rich bluish green – as its must-have, go-to hue for fashion and home decor. It’s a color-wheel 180 from Pantone’s 2012 Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango, and has drawn strong reaction from interior designers and home experts.

Designers comment on Emerald, the Pantone color of the year

“I love the idea of emerald in our interiors,” said Sacramento interior designer Kerrie Kelly, noting that her name does give her an inclination toward green. “When using green, you can go bold with a wall or drapery treatment or keep it quiet by using it to simply accent a space through pillows and accessories. Any lacquered piece in emerald green is sure to be a showstopper.”

“What were they thinking?” said Mary Lawlor, manager of color marketing for San Carlos-based Kelly-Moore Paints. “That pick is causing quite a stir. Pantone is the industry leader, but … it’s somewhat bizarre.

“It’s kind of difficult to put it back into the home,” Lawlor added. “For many people, it’s a flashback to your parents’ living room and big green couch.”

Emerald immediately brings to mind brilliant precious gems, said Pantone’s color predictors and fashion industry experts. It’s sophisticated and luxurious. But it’s a color invested with so much added meaning including growth, renewal, prosperity, healing and unity.

“Green is the most abundant hue in nature,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone’s executive director. “The human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum.

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“As it has throughout history, multifaceted emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate,” Eiseman said. “Symbolically, emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world. This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.”

Emerald already has popped up on runway shows for major fashion designers such as Zac Posen. Makers of home fabrics and furnishings also have jewel-hued greens, ready for consumers.

“There’s been a reserved excitement around green recently,” said Gina Shaw, York Wallcovering’s vice president of product development. “We see this very usable and sophisticated emerald green – as well as lighter shades of it – trending in both apparel and home fashions this year.”

Said Jennifer McConnell, Pearson Textiles vice president of design, “The look and feel of home décor is trending toward comfort and relaxation. Deep green has long symbolized prosperity and good fortune, and this elegant emerald feels particularly serene.”

A COLOR FOR EVERY YEAR

Trend forecaster Pantone Color Institute annually sets a palette for fashion and home decor, pulling from current trends, tastes and national mood. From those color swatches, Pantone names one tone as its Color of the Year.

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Since picking sky-blue Cerulean in 2000 as its “Color of the Millennium,” Pantone has stuck with blue tones, choosing five different blues in 14 years (including two shades of turquoise). A lot of trend watchers thought another blue – deep ocean Monaco Blue – would be the choice for 2013, but Pantone went for deep green Emerald instead.

Over the years, some colors – such as red-hot Chili Pepper – have had more staying power than others, sticking around from several seasons. But others – such as dusky Sand Dollar – seem like a ripple on the beach, quickly fading from memory.

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Razor Blade Mirror

“All your dreams are made when you are chained to the mirror and the razor blade”. We think this is what Noel Gallagher was talking about. Classic imagery for your wall. Beautiful in itself, it’s also the perfect shaving mirror.”

Description:
-Razor Blade shape
-Size:700*400mm
-Pictures on the Razor Blade Mirror can be according to your design; Your pictures; logos are welcome
-Great promotion gift

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It’s a bulb… but not as you know it. This clever lamp is shaped like a giant light bulb and houses a… light bulb. Designed by Suck UK friend Barend Hemmes, it’s made from laser cut wood, which leaves a crisp burned edge and creates a satisfying, waffle-like glow.

Either hung from the ceiling or laid on its side, the Wooden Bulb will add a little tongue-in-cheek humor – as well as light – to any room….Designed by Barend Hemmes.

Features:

  • Wooden lamp shaped as a giant light bulb

  • Light bulb sits within the plywood structure

  • Only use with the transformer provided

  • Suitable for 100-240V input

  • Includes mains power cable  with one EU and one USA adapter

  • Supplied with ES/E27 60W light bulb

  • Life expectancy of the bulb is 2,000 hours

  • 623 Lumens/42W

Unique and one off variations on this design can be produced by the designer in a variety of materials. Contact us to discuss your requirements from one off projects to corporate contracts as seen below!

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Probably the biggest difference between luxury in today’s world and luxury in the past is the relative disappearance of custom or bespoke products. In the 18th and 19th centuries much of what was considered luxury was custom made.  The wealthy class purchased custom clothing, had jewelry made to their specifications and even had custom fragrances created for themselves. Today most luxury goods are produced and sold.

There are still custom clothiers, shirt makers and boot makers but the common notion of custom made has essentially vanished.  This has meant the disappearance for the vast majority of local watchmakers and jewelers, custom dress and shirt makers and other custom made products.   Not with this Italian maker of Art Inlay Clocks and Furniture.

To follow, enhance and renew the great Italian tradition, harmonize the styles into aesthetic and exclusive results which are totally world famous for the mastery of its workmanship, the inspiration with which it fulfills every project and the sensitivity in treating and arranging the most precious materials.

Dimensions: Clock: 18.3″ X 9.8″ X 37.1″ h Mobile Base: 31.2″ X 14″ X 43.7″ h.

Ashanti Interiors is proud to introduce the Wood Boulle chest finely inlaid with black pearwood and red tortoiseshell with an elegant clock in Louis XIV style with decorations in 24 Kt gold plated cast brass: a splendid example of the magnificence with which the Imperials salons were decorated.

This is why these wonderful creations embellishes the most beautiful buildings and houses in the world, environments intended for high-level meetings and private rooms where everything refers to the artistic sensitivity and taste of the owner. One in which every work, starting from the extremely famous clocks, establishes a favored dialogue between those who experience it and those who merely observe.

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Heritage tiles with fancy designs came from Marco Costa, the exclusive design of the heritage tiles of exceptional design furniture brand combines old techniques and art of wood working and give them a futurist and twisted re-interpretation.   highly coveted ensemble of hand painted tiles like that of an expertly curate art collection, bring together master artisans and craftsmen for Boca do Lobo’s newest Limited Edition Piece rich heritage, each tile has a tale to tell, what lies behind the doors – only time can tell.

w: 92 cm | 36.2″ d: 50cm | 19.7″ h: 182 cm | 71.7″

Boca do Lobo | Exclusive Design is a design furniture Brand that amazingly combines the old techniques and arts of working wood and gives them a futurist and twisted re-interpretation.  Their Designers and Artisans work together and that is one of the reasons that make Boca do Lobo products true pieces of art.   A large team of designers and craftsmen work together is what makes Boca do Lobo products authentic pieces of art.

If you wish to speak with a customer service representative to order by phone or receive additional information please call toll free 866.382.4907 x101.  Ashanti Interiors is a Luxury e-retailer who goal is to provide products with Extraordinary Creativity in Design with Exceptional Materials and Quality that are rare and extremely unique to the world’s most discerning Clientele.

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After a huge success with Heritage Cabinet and its honor to the hand painted tiles Portuguese  history,  Boca do Lobo, presents an Heritage Sideboard Limited Edition now.  This Heritage sideboard version present you a different number layers, were each one tell you different story. You will have an Heritage going through different times and centuries, together in a final panel.

In the different layers you will find different tiles paintings inspired in different periods of Portuguese history taken from different historic buildings like convents or old colleges. Inside this sideboard you will find a gold leaf interior, that will make you remember the historical buildings referred before, which normally presented interiors with a lot of ornaments and gold. With Heritage Sideboard tales still coming with tiles.

W. 162 cm | 62.9”   H. 90 cm | 35.4”   D. 50 cm | 16.7”

Boca do Lobo | Exclusive Design is a design furniture Brand that amazingly combines the old techniques and arts of working wood and gives them a futurist and twisted re-interpretation.  Their Designers and Artisans work together and that is one of the reasons that make Boca do Lobo products true pieces of art.   A large team of designers and craftsmen work together is what makes Boca do Lobo products authentic pieces of art.

If you wish to speak with a customer service representative to order by phone or receive additional information on the Heritage Sideboard please feel free to contact customer service 866.382.4907 x102 or email inquiries to inquiries@ashantinteriors.com.

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Boca Do Lobo newest Limited Edition piece a safe-box that promptly takes us to scenes strongly increased in our memory, deeply enriched by today’s visual culture.  This piece reputes a long life!  Born in the beginning of the 19th century,  followed the increase of bank robberies after the Gold Rush of 1849 and kept itself sacred to successive break-in attempts,  remaining deformed forever.

Lockable drawers and a whole structure in mahogany, coated in highly polished brass and dipped in gold, this piece is one of indisputable value.  As safe and secure as it’s owner,  holds secrets to be unveiled only by time itself a limited edition masterpiece.

No detail or element is overlooked as Boca do Lobo offer the best at the frontier between design and art.  Each piece will bring you on a journey to sources of pleasure you may have forgotten, and take you to places you have never been before; a journey to Boca do Lobo’s world – a world of emotions.

W. 80.5 cm | 31,7”    H. 152 cm | 59.9”    D. 62.5 cm | 24,6”

If you would like further information on the Millionaire Safe,  please feel free to contact customer service 866.382.4907 x102 or email inquiries to sales@ashantinteriors.com.

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