Friday Favorites 9/7/2012

September 7, 2012

Kaitlin Madden, Managing Editor
In honor of New York Fashion Week, which officially kicked off yesterday, my Friday favorite today comes courtesy of one of the designers I adore most, Diane von Furstenberg. Like her iconic wrap dresses and her popular contemporary line, much of her home collection is a study in the fusion of bold, unique prints, luxury fabrications and timeless silhouettes. Case in point? This ikat dinnerware, from the DVF Home fall 2012 collection. The combination of the graphic grey ikat print and polished silver accents take traditional bone china dinnerware into high-fashion territory.

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Stacy Kunstel, Homes Editor
I dropped by the interior design office and showroom for Charlotte Barnes in Greenwich, Connecticut last week to find it nearly empty save for this amazing Deco table. Typically there are some of the chicest antiques to be found there, but Charlotte’s design assistant Gail Kennedy explained that they were in the process of a major installation in which the homeowners took almost every piece from the showroom. This gorgeous end table with its swiveling tiers was also destined to a new home–not mine.

Photo by Stacy Kunstel

Jared Ainscough, Assistant Art Director
I’ve always shied away from wood with a cerused finish, but like most of my favorite things, I need to dislike them for a while before I really warm up to them. This six-drawer dresser from Irwin Feld takes the cerused finish to the next level by applying it to a dark, deep base. It mimics light rippling on the surface of dark black water. The nickel hardware accentuates the silvery appearance of the finish. There is absolutely nothing to dislike here.

Photos courtesy of Irwin Feld

For more design picks from our editors, check out our Friday Favorite archives, here.

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