The holidays are here and thanks to this week's OFF THE DOCK we have more than enough cheer. It's no secret that we are suckers for the finer things in life, especially when they're coming out of our artisan studio. So, when a designer came to us with a request to make an ultra chic cabinet we knew this holiday season was really getting off to a great start.
Starting from the inside out, this cabinet has adjustable interior shelves for the owner's convenienc and is built of solid maple with a winter white high lacquered finish. Whoever said you should stay away from white after Labor Day has their priorities seriously mixed up.
Four cerused white oak doors adorn the front of the cabinet along with touch-latch hardware, creating the chic and sleek look we all love. Last, but certainly not least, are the block feet. By keeping the shape and lines of this piece simple, we were able to really highlight the detail in the white oak doors.
Now, check it out for yourself and let us know what you think.
Thanks for stopping by. We hope you have a wonderful holiday and enjoy your weekend!
Who doesn't want a bathroom fit for a queen? Definitely not the fabulous client one of our designers is working with to give her home a little more posh. This week's OFF THE DOCK is one vanity that could make you little more vain after just one use.
Constructed of solid maple with a black painted poly finish, the vanity is built to last and look good while doing it. Once installed, the piece will be wall mounted to insure it won't take up too much space--we all know how critical each square inch of bathroom space can get. Personally, my favorite aspect of this stunning vanity is the Absolute Black marble top. However, that's not the only wow factor the piece has to offer.
Just when you think we're doing all black everything, the carefully crafted and beautifully shaped legs are finished in silver leaf to match the bottom lining detail. Did we mention the marble has hints of silver to really tie the black and silver theme together?
Last but not least are the sleek drawers that are almost completely hidden. We've said it once and we'll say it again--practicality is a key component to great furniture. Not only are the drawers constructed to keep the "chic" in the piece, but they are also roomy enough to store a number of items and close by a push-latch, of course.
Now, take a look for yourself and let us know if you're just as excited about it as we are. Just try not to get so vain in the process.
Thanks for checking out this week's OFF THE DOCK! Have a wonderful weekend and we'll see you next time!
We are extremely jealous of our latest installation and this week's OFF THE DOCK, a three piece project to complete one fabulous entertainment room. From lighting (and shades) to a credenza and a wet bar, each piece of this project was tailored exactly to the designer and homeowner's needs.
First, we started with lighting. In any entertainment room it's crucial to have just the right kind of soft lighting. Knowing this, the designer decided three small lights with a metal frame and handmade white, opaque shades would be our best option to complement the Kelly Green wall covering by Philip Geoffries LTD.
As any homeowner knows, storage is key. When collaborating with this designer we decided a contemporary credenza with a simple design would be the best fit for the entertainment room. The credenza is solid wood with a black espresso paint finish and a contrasting dove white parchment finish. Each of the four drawers are accesorized by bronze hardware for the pulls and is the perfect place to store your Xbox and DVDs.
With every great entertainment room comes great responsibilities and these responsibilities usually involve an array of tasty snacks. What better way to store these snacks than in a custom, built-to-match wet bar? Residing just outside of the entertainment room, this wet bar consists of bronze metal outlines and a kick plate to match the credenza--but that's not all. Tying in the Kelly Green theme of the room, the inside of the wet bar is green painted, tempered glass and green stone counter top. Also, because practicality is crucial, the wet bar has hidden drawers for a microwave and a mini refrigerator.
If you're green with envy now that you've seen the pics, don't worry we're right there with you.
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!
Once upon a time, there was a custom manufacturing company that loved making beautiful furniture. One day a very creative designer came to their studio with an idea that would start them on one fairytale adventure together and this is what happened next.
It's no secret that purple is the color of royalty, but what do you get you when put purple, with dove white and hand crafted detail? A piece of furniture that is fit for one chic queen, of course.
Between the pop of color, simple yet elegant design, and a soft latch drawer, it's hard to not fall in love with this piece. Made of wood, this inside out night stand has a high lacquered finish, creating the shine we all know and love. When it comes to the beauty of the piece, it's all in the details. Clean and soft lines give the night stand a feminine and artistic look that is so eye catching not even Sleeping Beauty could snooze next to it.
But, that's not all... Stay tuned for the next couple of weeks. There is more than just a nightstand to this happily ever after.
Have a wonderful weekend and we'll see you next time!
Okay, okay, so we know Halloween was last night but we can't help but to keep celebrating--especially with the arrival of the weekend. With that being said, we bring you a few bewitching tables that are sure to work their magic on your home.
First up, we have two iron console tables with sheet metal tops. The sheet metal tops match the legs but are crafted to look like two seperate pieces, base and top. Both tables have a tombstone grey finish and spell-binding bases with geometric design.
Next, sticking with our metal theme, we have a bar table with a metal frame and stone top and bottom. The metal frame consists of stainless steel and is completed with a smoke finish. While the frame is beautifully done, it's the base of the table that will really haunt you (in a good way). Both the top of the table and the bottom shelf are made of volcano granite with a mixture of colors ranging from black cat black and jack-o-lantern orange. With gorgeous fall colors and a great design, this table could have you celebrating Halloween year round.
If your night was full of too many tricks we hope these tables bring you a little bit of treat. Have a wonderful--and spooky--weekend!
We'll see you next time.
When one of our designers walked through our door with a sample of textured, striped fabric, we knew she had a great project in mind. We also knew that if we were talking seating, a cadet blue leather would compliment her choice of fabric perfectly. And that's how we got started with this week's OFF THE DOCK.
Black and white, sands and blues, all that's missing from these bar stools is a little bit of booze. With a custom stainless steel foot rest and a rich espresso color stain, this project is the type of project that really reminds people why custom furniture is the best kind of furniture.
By spending time with the designer and a little process of elimination, we were able to pair different materials to make a completely unique set of bar stools with the client's vision in mind. However, it's not just the look of something that makes going custom worth while. Practicality and feel is just as important to us as creating the designer's dream. It is also the reason why these chairs have a swivel attached, eliminating the restricted feeling you so often get when sitting in a bar stool.
Thanks for checking out this week's blog. We hope you have a wonderful weekend. Cheers!
Everyone knows that rainy days are the sleepiest days and after a week full of them we thought we'd offer you an OFF THE DOCK that is sure to leave you with only the sweetest of dreams. What is it? A pair of bedside tables that anyone with an eye for all things contemporary would love to wake up to.
Rather than employing heavy and intricate designs, the designer wanted the elements of the table to be simple and light. However, simple and light doesn't mean that this table is anywhere near boring.
Contemporary furniture design is all about creating new looks and experiences from modern classic furniture. While the tables may have a modern shape and feel at first glance, the hardware spices things up. The gold pulls on the drawers are made of clean and sleek lines but in a unique way, creating the contemporary look that is so popular today.
This style is all about doing something different and unexpected with basic lines to create a piece of sophistication. When you pair this concept with a smokey black matte finish and gold accents, there is no going wrong.
Thanks for stopping by and we hope you get to make up for all your rainy days over the weekend!
I think we can all agree on the fact that Friday is the best day of the week and Monday is, of course, the worst. Starting a new work week is never an easy thing to do but this week's OFF THE DOCK is sure to help ease some of the Monday pain.
A desk made completely of maple, this crescent shaped stunner will do more than just get the job done. The top surface has gorgeous birdseye maple inlayed, creating subtle detail for the working (wo)man. Applied molding on the front privacy panel, soft close drawers and a standard stain finish complete the look of the desk.
And because a picture is worth a thousand words we're going to stop here.
Have a wonderful weekend and we'll see you next time!
If you can't tell by the title, this week's OFF THE DOCK is a simply designed cocktail table with quite a bit of flare. Made completely of solid brass, this table is a piece I personally would love to have in any sitting room of mine.
The Starphire tempered glass top and shelf are inset and provide stunning clarity. What's the difference between Starphire glass and regular old glass? Starphire provides the highest level of transparency due to it's iron content being an amazingly low 10 percent. This super low iron content allows the glass to transmit a whopping 91 percent of light as opposed to the 83 percent transmitted by regular glass. Also, this half inch thick glass is free of that greening effect you see in thick glass panels.
Now, if you're wondering where the sass is coming from, well, that's all in the details. The Starphire glass is cut with a straight polished edge detail while the brass has a gold leaf mirror polish.
Do you love it or do you love it?
Thanks for stopping by and, as always, have a fabulous weekend.
This week we decided to feature not one, not two, not three, but FOUR table tops for our OFF THE DOCK. From maple, to rosewood to metal, these tables each have distinguishingly unique details while sharing a similar circular shape and beautiful shine.
What's so different about them? For starters, everything.
The first table is made completely of excalibur grey maple with a poly finish and matching base. The poly finish gives the table that glossy look we all know and love and really makes the grey color pop.
Secondly, we have a black lacquer table (also with a poly finish). What makes this table so great is the classic ebony. While it's not pictured below, the base of the table is completely metal and has some interesting birdcage-like detailing.
Next, we have a stunning rosewood table top. The starburst pattern you see is a man-made veneer that is laid across the entire 72inch diameter. Gorgeous, right?
Last, but certainly not least, is a maple table with a walnut stain and poly satin finish. The table top consists of very light distressing and pretty detailing on the top and band edge.
If you're wondering how we're going to top these pieces in the future, so are we. BUT we promise we'll try. Have a great weekend!