We Spied at the AD Home Design Show…

By heba


The 2012 Architectural Digest Home Design Show was a whirlwind of design creativity, and we’ve only just recovered! Take a look at our top picks from the show.

ALEXANDRA spied the Not Your Mother’s Chest of Drawers with Skyline Motif by Think Fabricate

While pink is not my favorite color, seeing the industrial NYC skyline interpreted in the girly hue really caught my eye and I loved the contrasting black elements. This would really liven up my bedroom at home!

DANIELLE spied the Surf Hammock by Royal Botania

It’s 10′ footprint and sail-like top got my attention right away. Makes me dream of summertime fun! While they call it a 2-person hammock, I think these three kids look pretty comfy.

CHERIE spied a sofa and ottoman by Patrick Weder Design

This sofa and ottoman from Brooklyn-based Patrick Weder Design first caught my eye for its sleek, yet relaxed masculine look. I loved that Patrick not only designed, but hand made every element of these pieces. They are constructed from reclaimed teak wood and hand-dyed leather, which comes from a farm that practices humane treatment of animals….truly one-of-a-kind!

HEBA spied the Cocoon Pendant Light by MacMaster

I was really fascinated by the elegance of this piece – the contrast between the natural wood leaves that make up the structure and the dazzling light within it is really remarkable. I’m sure the ambient yet expressive form of the light would be a comforting, not to mention sustainable, addition to any room!

KRISTIN spied the SHY Light by Bec Brittain

I loved Brooklyn designer Bec Brittain’s SHY Light chandelier. Her booth felt like stepping into an art gallery with sparse walls and these sculptural, modern, and elegant lights commanding all of the attention. She’s definitely an up-and-coming force to be dealt with.

LUCY spied the Marimekko Dining by Design DIFFA Tablescape

I was raised on Marimekko (but really, my childhood bedroom was all Marimekko’s Bo Boo fabric), so I was inevitably drawn to the oversized brightness that was their tablescape, which featured classics like Unikko and Kivet. All the prints were patch-worked on the ceiling, wall, and tablecloth, and no same fabric was used more than once, creating a delightful cacophony of print.

MARTEL spied the Miles Dining Table by Miles and May

I loved the industrial quality of the blackened steel and turned white oak table. I was drawn to this piece because of the table’s legs, which angle inward to allow for chair space. The positive and negative space created by the strong legs and natural wood top generated a feeling of artistic composition. I want to have a large dinner around this table in my future dining room.

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