New Pieces in the Showroom

New Pieces in the Showroom

Given this blog’s recent attention to neo classical design it will come as no surprise that the new pieces in the Hazelton showroom feature fluted carvings, shades of stoney white and Swedish inspirations.

A settee with two chairs in a casual dining area is a welcome trend.  Perfect for those combined kitchen and family rooms.  My armchair and side chair of the same set face a comfy banquette.  A simple column table completes the easy-going setting.  This settee design pairs a clean upholstered top with a detailed base. The top has the lines of the Swedish wooden daybed  rendered in softer padded velvet.  When the carved bench frame was extended to settee depth and width, central panels appeared – perfect for embellishment.


The finish was inspired by a swedish style of two tone  fluted columns. The gold highlights are also an outflow of the swedish research.

Because it was meant as an eating banquette I used 100% polyester velvet fabric, surprisingly soft, from Paris.  Seat cushion stuffed with half feather half down.



The neo classical daybed has also settled into place with the Swedish chandelier overhead.  The factory in Sweden is making this version of the chandelier for me with a frosted white glass bottom plate instead of their traditional cobalt blue.  The daybed’s curved backrest recalls the Swedish chair and the base’s row of tapered legs owe their shape to the Swedish daybed – images below. The soft spongey mattress on a firm base is ideal for sleeping day or night.

A daybed, like a sofa, is a platform for pillows.  Dramatic black damask fits the surroundings.
Swedish chair and daybed combine and simplify in the new neoclassical daybed above.  The  period daybed’s back and arms inform the shape of the dining banquette that opened the post.
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When a pair of commodes came my way I was eager to rework their dated greenish finish.  They resemble Nierman Weeks commode   Can you see the potential to put a little Suedois into the fine styling?  They are so similar to a carving from the Swedish Design post, below.

Screen shot 2015-09-22 at 12.49.50 AMRather than greys, I chose Farrow&Ball Skimming Stone/ Strong White/ Wimborne White for their lightening up.  The handles were brightened with a champaign gilder’s wash.

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They are flanking the sofa until someone claims them as accent pieces to warm the sleek modern furnishings in a bedroom or  living room or upstairs landing …


The soft effect below comes from a mauve taupe velvet panther pillow – one of my favourites.

The sofa is currently a platform for cheerful  flower pillows as fresh as a 1964  Jane Fonda movie.  (This is the influence coming in on the diagonal to cut through the classical flow.  I will share it in the near future) In the mix are 24 inch stone-tone silk velvet squares and fat oblongs of gold sateen.IMG_3912

There is more to cover – the conservatory’s new pieces –  the new kitchen drapes  – in the next post.

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