Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘Luxury Decor’

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.

pantone-color-of-the-year-2013-emerald

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.

emerald_home_decor

“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.

PreviousPantoneColors

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.

Interact with Ashanti Interiors:

Read Full Post »

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.

Interact with Ashanti Interiors:

Read Full Post »

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.

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.

Interact with Ashanti Interiors:

Read Full Post »

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.

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.

Interact with Ashanti Interiors:

Read Full Post »

When art becomes a sideboard your room acquires an evermore inspiring a atmosphere. A grid of vertical and horizontal lines, reminiscent of Piel Mondrian,  forms square and rectangular drawers in varying sizes.

limited edition large emotion mondrian sideboard by boca do lobo large3 Limited Edition Mondrian Sideboard, Furniture Or Art?

This stunning sideboard is composed of a collection of styles and typologies of drawers that consist of different finishes from black glass to white leather and white lacquer to miniature BL logo’s all encased in a clear glass box and supported by a high gloss white lacquer solid wood base.  Many of the drawers are accented with fabric lined bottoms, and handcrafted brass pulls in a natural finish and coated in chrome.

limited edition large emotion mondrian sideboard by boca do lobo large5 Limited Edition Mondrian Sideboard, Furniture Or Art?

The Mondrian Sideboard captures attention due to its diversity, artsy feel and glamorous looks.   The carvings and models on the sideboards reunite a variety of artistic styles and the materials used are also diverse.  A large part of the products  is  handcrafted, which gives it even more originality. This is perhaps the reason for the limited edition items.  The designers stated that this furniture “is an exclusive emotional experience, a sense of belonging and a state of mind.”

limited edition large emotion mondrian sideboard by boca do lobo large Limited Edition Mondrian Sideboard, Furniture Or Art?

Available in black or white and optional mirror.  If you would like further information on the Limited Edition Mondrian Sideboard  please feel free to contact customer service 866.382.4907 x102 or email inquiries to sales@ashantinteriors.com.

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.

Interact with Ashanti Interiors:

Read Full Post »

Boca do Lobo’s furniture is an exclusive emotional experience, a sense of e longing and a state of mind. Boca do Lobo strive to encourage sensational experiences by creating beautiful pieces which are passionately inspired and handcrafted in Portugal by a staff that loves what they do; experiences which pass on the feeling of exclusivity.  Boca do Lobo’s  designers posses an undeniable talent for composing pieces which stir emotion in their admirers.  Boca do Lobo artison’s wisdom, accumulated from years of experience, in instilled with love and dedication in the art that they perform.

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.

Ashanti Interiors is proud to introduce the SOHO Sideboard dresser by Boca Do Lobo. The Sideboard is designed to compliment a variety of spaces this dramatic sideboard is composed of a series of styles and typologies of drawers that consist of different finishes from glass to wood veneer and lacquer color to mirror.

Dimensions   W. 140 cm | 52,12”     H. 90 cm | 35,43”     D. 48 cm | 18,90”

PRODUCT FEATURES:
A collection of wood drawers finished in mirror and black glass with etched detailing, gold leaf, diamond matched rosewood veneer, high gloss blue lacquer, and white lacquer with hand carved relief patterning. The drawers are accented with handmade brass pulls, some of which are plated in chrome, and cut glass knobs; they are encased in a bronze glass box supported by a high gloss.

If you wish to speak with a customer service representative to order by phone please call toll free 866.382.4907 x102 to speak with a customer service representative.

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.

Connect with Ashanti Interiors:

Read Full Post »

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.

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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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.  Dimensions:

If you wish to speak with a customer service representative to order by phone or want additional information please call toll free 866.382.4907 x101.
Connect with Ashanti Interiors:

Read Full Post »

%d bloggers like this: