February 14, 2017
This bed is very similar to another we made a year and a half ago, that one had attached nightstands and was dark walnut. This is another example of the beauty of custom furniture! The wide footboard will hide a television system that can be raised with a remote control.
This model is fabricated in white oak and finished with a light stain, which highlights the natural beauty of the wood grain. The headboard is padded and covered with a light fabric, which is mirrored on the front of the footboard as well (something that was not done on the previous model). The result is a light and airy aesthetic for a large, and heavy, piece of furniture which is sure to be a focal point in the room.
The area of the footboard that raises the television system is difficult to see, and we don't have photos of the unit in action as it is assembled on site.
February 10, 2017
It's always fun to make smaller pieces, like this leather ottoman, because the details are so striking and noticeable, and as you probably know, we are all about the details.
We did a double top stitch on the vertical side panels, and single top stitch along the top and they come together beautifully with tone-on-tone thread on this rich, supple leather.
Just the piece to put your feet up on after a long day, or week, right? Netflix & chill all weekend - enjoy yours! Bon weekend!
February 06, 2017
Sometimes we finish a piece, and it's so beautiful that we don't want it to leave! That was almost the case with this JMF sofa, upholstered in a gorgeous ivory silk velvet. So plush and so soft, you just want to fall into it and never get up!
If you have followed our blog for a while, you have surely seen a few JMF style sofas, they are one of our most popular and requested styles. And as is the case with all custom furniture, our clients can make changes that suit their taste, style or comfort level. In this case, we fabricated the sofa with wider arms than a classic JMF sofa.
The increased arm width adds to the heft of the sofa, but still remains in the style and comfort of Jean Michel Frank. It's difficult to see, but the walnut feet are finished with a dark stain - the sofa almost hovers! Gorgeous! What do you think?
February 01, 2017
Up today is a set of classic skirted armchairs with rolled arms. The fabric is a gorgeous subtle stripe, and we picked up one of the muted colors in the welt, which really makes it stand out.
One of our signature details is making sure the pattern is always running through; you'll never see mismatched lines or design in the transition from the back to the seat to the skirt - including the side view of the arms. This takes a little more time, fabric and know-how, but we feel it's worth it ;)
January 30, 2017
This set of white oak nightstands are so on point! Two drawers with beautiful chrome & lucite hardware are above a recessed bottom portion that is perfect for storing a good nighttime novel.
The top has been recessed and features a beautiful inset leather panel, just the right detail to elevate the design without overdoing it. To give it an extra oomph, we also added a single stitch along the border (click on the image to view larger).
The drawer detail also has a mitered edge so the drawer appears flat when closed.
January 26, 2017
We aren't sure how it's possible that it's the end of January already! The month went by crazy-fast and we hit the ground running when we returned to the workroom a few short weeks ago. This ivory JMF sofa was one of the last pieces to leave the shop before the holidays.
Built in our signature style, with comfort and function in the forefront of the design. The piece sits on naked white oak feet, and it is upholstered in a low brushed ivory mohair, which gives it such a natural, casual aesthetic. Gorgeous!
More Jean Michel Frank sofas can be seen here.
December 22, 2016
We are taking a well-deserved break until January 3, 2017, but we wanted to pop in and thank you for following our blog and journey through the year. 2016 was a very busy year and we are looking forward to new challenges and making more beautiful furniture for people to enjoy.
We use most of our space here to share the finished pieces, but the mosaic above shows that it takes a village to plan, design & build the pieces you see. We are forever grateful to our team of artisans for their exceptional work.
Happy Holidays from all of us!