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I am embarrassed to say, I had to look up the meaning of FAUX BOIS…false wood. According to Elle Decor…it is suddenly hip and showing up in glamourous new guises and in a range of unlikely colors…like this indigo FAUX BOIS from Duralee. Take this link for more faux inspiration…Elle Decor Trend Alert.

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Fridays are always a good day for whimsy…we have survived the week and it is time to kick back and relax. The featured sofa from Sicis is the perfect item to bring a smile to your face. Sicis was featured in a post last year…‘Not Your Everyday Gecko’ and is world renown for beautiful mosaics and an new category…furniture…very interesting furniture.

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MacKenzie-Childs is a ‘made in America’ success story. The production studio is located in a former dairy farm overlooking Lake Cayuga in upstate New York. “Since 1983, MacKenzie-Childs has made handcrafted ceramics, each piece a one-of-a-kind collectible. The company also designs and hand-decorates furniture and other home furnishings. We invite you to learn about the HANDCRAFTED ELEMENTS that are the art and craft of MacKenzie-Childs ceramics, furniture and other treasures.” 

The ‘Delightful Details’ found on the MacKenzie Childs site will provide you with hours of ‘caning & color’ inspiration.

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I was not familiar with the ancient textile pattern, Ikat, until I started working with polymer. (We will not discuss my first attempt at an Ikat cane.)

In the last few years Ikat has become a strong motif for interior design and the spring and summer 2010 runway fashions from Gucci have moved it to clothing.

The May Elle Decor has a colorful trend alert entitled…IKAT…how original!!! The slideshow features fourteen beautiful Ikat designs and links.  The multicolor Ikat designs are striking, but I think I prefer the white and bright combination best.

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One of the tricks of the design trade is to create conversation seating. (Sectional sofas are a good example.) The Peacock chair by Dror Benshetrit for Cappellini would either start conversation or leave your speechless. Since the price tag is $6406 for one, I think a sectional is closer to my budget.

I love the idea that Dror Benshetrit designed a line for Target.

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duneI recently received a postcard from an outdoor furniture company…BarlowTyrie. The compostion, color combinations and the classic design of the chair combine to make a very strong visual image.
The home page scrolls through a series of additional strong visual images that make the impression…LESS IS MORE.

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The Cocofeather Hassock from Palecek is a great item to bring the week to an end with a smile. It reminds me of one of the Muppets!!!

The Palecek site isn’t open to the public but you can scroll through several pages by clicking on the next option in each category.

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