HD Boutique in A Samba Mood

By saxon

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Tall and tailored and classically lovely, the standouts at the HD Boutique Show in Miami Beach this year would have made even the girl from Ipanema go “ah.” Not only were chairs, chaises and loveseats statuesque, beds, lamps and even hampers were lofty and lean. A few of my favorites were “The Quilted” bed by Global Views, Currey & Company’s Glacier floor lamp, Charter Furniture’s kingly wing back chair in a spunky orange and gold fabric, and Stacy Garcia’s new line of floor lamps for Pacific Coast Lighting. Janus et Cie’s Forest bar stool has a classically cut profile with sky-high style and Neoteric was showing a sexy bar set that could make a stodgy cocktail like a Pimm’s cup seem chic.

It was the pert patterns that drew me to Garcia’s giclee lampshades. She described the color combination as fresh Mediterranean and, though the hues are lively, the patterns themselves have a timeless flawlessness about them. “By combining colors like mango and turquoise offset against white, I’ve used trendsetting complementary colors for this year,” said the New York-based designer, who is among the forecasters for the Color Marketing Group. “We meet twice a year to identify what we feel will be the hottest new colors, and we often draw our inspiration from the fashion industry, the color choices for which always trickle down into interior design.”

You might not see the lanky and lithe offerings in your favorite spa, restaurant, resort or boutique hotel this fall, but they will likely be showing up by next spring when it’s time for a brand new vacation season to get underway.

A few other trends I noticed at the show were fun a flirty light fixtures (see my Examiner page), glimmering wallcoverings (see my Design Commotion blog post) and whimsical furniture (see Birdie on Chair Chick).

The Quilted” bed by Global Views

The Quilted” bed by Global Views

Janus et Cie’s Forest bar stool

Janus et Cie’s Forest bar stool

Currey & Company’s Glacier floor lamp

Currey & Company’s Glacier floor lamp

CCharter Furniture’s kingly wing back chair in a spunky orange and gold fabric

Charter Furniture’s kingly wing back chair in a spunky orange and gold fabric

Stacy Garcia’s new line of floor lamps for Pacific Coast Lighting

Stacy Garcia’s new line of floor lamps for Pacific Coast Lighting

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