We're back at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York to scout out the best new products and see what's happening in the world of furniture and home design. This year is proving to be very innovative, creative, and quirky! We've found some amazing new products from old favorites as well as some fantastic new companies that are just entering the design arena. Click through to see our candid shots of things that caught our eye, and be sure to let us know which ones you've fallen in love with, too!
Prince may have monopolized purple in the '80s, but we're happy to report its comeback for this millenium. Think of it as the exotic lovechild of classic red and blue — a warm-meets-cool tone that plays well on both sides of the color spectrum. Be it bold jewel tones or ladylike lavenders that tickle your fancy, these pieces make a convincing case for purple accents.
- Overdyed Terai Chair ($198): Folding chairs get a style upgrade with fabric that looks like it could have been cut from vintage kantha quilts.
- Sloop Dec Pillow ($125): The block-printed fabric on this pillow creates a slightly faded pattern that just gets better with time.
- Button-Tufted Ottoman ($330): We'd pair this feminine ottoman with a charcoal-gray palette for a surprisingly sophisticated take on lavender.
- Lamp Finial ($55): Give lamps a bespoke edge by adding this jewel-like finial.
- Plum Herringbone Throw ($250): This graphic pattern catches the eye but can easily be mixed with other patterns, thanks to its perfect scale.
- Hobnail Pitcher ($155): You'll look forward to dishwashing duties just to touch the bubble-like surface on this amethyst pitcher.
- Purple Pouf Ottoman ($200): This Moroccan staple works equally well as a footrest, seating, or a small table (with a tray).
- Suzani and Diamond Ikat Napkins ($12 each): Set these on your table, and you'll never go back to paper again.
- Goblets ($82 for six): Whether you're sipping sangria or water, these glasses might tempt you to put your pinky up.
- Balboa Rug ($31-$207): There's nothing lowbrow about this colorful rag rug.
British designer Sir Terence Conran is bringing his talent across the pond for a new home collection at JCP (yes, JCPenney), and we couldn't be more excited. The collection reimagines English classics for a contemporary crowd — think electric-blue club chairs and painted farm tables. Plus, having the collection at JCP takes the headache out of converting euros and paying pricey shipping fees. Keep reading for the 10 pieces we're making room for!
Whether you're planning a major renovation or just want to introduce a bit of luxury to your kitchen and bathroom design, we can help. After checking out the latest at the 2013 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in New Orleans, it seems the hottest doodads are a hybrid of futuristic technology, smart sustainability, and gallery-worthy design. Keep reading to see the seven new items for kitchens and bathrooms we want now!
Warning: our latest obsession might put some extra pep in your step — Jonathan Adler's happy, chic collection for JCP delivers the designer's signature look at a price point we can applaud. While the pieces (which range from small accessories to statement furniture) are currently available online only, we're anticipating the boutique-like in-store shops for the collection will launch soon. In the meantime, see the pieces we're eager to scoop!
This year, consider a new approach to Spring cleaning by swapping some of your home decor with chic, sustainable options. If you're worried that "eco-friendly" means rustic and neutral, think again: we're highlighting a variety of styles in rich colors and unique, on-trend designs. For decor that falls in line with your green values, take a look at these eye-catching, eco-friendly pieces!
What we know today as the iconic shift dress was originally designed by the late Lilly Pulitzer as a way to keep cool while working her Palm Beach juice stand. Pulitzer, who passed away on April 7, proved that bold patterns and classic silhouettes were a successful fashion formula. Inspired by famous fans like First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, we're channeling her Palm Beach aesthetic — home style. Shop the Pulitzer-inspired decor pieces below to add a punch of tropical prep to your pad!
- Calliope Lantern ($1,850): though it's offered in a range of colors, we think the dainty scalloped frame is well-suited for baby blue.
- Darlington Chairs ($475 for a set of two): a coat of water-based, eco-friendly paint in Pepto-pink gives these rattan stunners modern appeal.
- D. Porthault's Demoiselles Bedding (price upon request): enjoy perennial Spring (in the form of printed cotton percale!).
- Blue and White Painted Porcelain Vase ($42): perfectly stunning with or without flowers, this offers a spin on the traditional ginger jar.
- 3 Piece Cake Plate Set ($98, originally $140): spread these across a table or stack to preserve room for more sweets!
- Dream Nest Sham ($50): its quilted texture and vibrant palette are enough to perk up any bed or sofa.
- Foo Dogs ($58 for a set of two): these chinoiserie staples aren't the least bit stuffy, thanks to their bold tangerine hue.
- X Bench in Venice Peacock ($645): this versatile piece can be used as a side table or extra seating in a pinch.
- Indoor Outdoor Mirrored Planter ($748): ferns have never looked so glamorous!
For fans of minimalist Swedish design, we're highlighting cool, contemporary pieces to help you copy the look of this striking Stockholm property. With its streamlined pieces in neutral shades, polished black accents, and rustic wood furnishings, this site's modern, eclectic vibe is worth stealing for your own space. Take a tour of the gorgeous property, then check out similar pieces to get the look!
Jayson Home and Garden just shared a selection from its Fall line, and we're giddily awaiting the entire collection. Full of vintage leathers in cognacs and charcoals, rich velvets in jewel tones, and detailing including nailhead trim and turned legs, it's a refined collection that hearkens back to a quieter era. It's safe to say that we're in love with it — see why when you take a look at 11 of our favorite finds from the collection.
Touring the International Contemporary Furniture Fair: Sculptural Seating, Abstract Wallpaper, and More Unbelievable Finds
This year, we're back at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York to scout out the best new products for our readers. We've found some amazing new finds from old favorites (think Jonathan Adler and Blu Dot) as well as some incredible new companies you might have never heard of before. Keep clicking to see our candid snaps of some of our favorite pieces, and be sure to let us know which ones you've fallen in love with, too!