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Linda J. Barkman
May, 2014, Page 25
Drawn first to the grand height of this 41-inch-tall lamp, I was soon enchanted with the pretty colors of the flowing embellishments on its shapely stem and simple shade. Then I discovered that these designs were hand-painted on leather finished with an aging technique and bold stitching. Other attributes of the Italian-influenced beauty are hand-painted gold accents on the interior of the shade and a brass finial on top. I can just picture a pair of these lamps anchoring the ends of a buffet or sofa-back table. Bellissimo! Find the fixture as shown, as well as in other colorways, at Fiesta Furnishings in Scottsdale, (480) 951-3239. —LJB
A curved open-work back and a sense of understated elegance distinguish this statement settee from Massoud. Measuring 31"H by 53"W by 26"D, it has a Claridge finish with gold accents that set off the warm yellow and cream tones found in the seat fabric. Available through Rustic Stuff, (480) 596-0345.
Multiple strands of glass balls and circular bands with a Silver Granello finish give the Serena Chandelier its jewelry-like sensibility. Sure to turn heads, the lovely light measures 48"H by 30"W and is available through Premier Lighting, (480) 699-3534.
Finely detailed and offering strong visual appeal, the Chinoiserie Tray from Jonathan Charles features a scalloped edge, cast brass handles and a decorative red finish. Crafted of walnut, the practical accessory measures 18" in diameter and is available through DS the Studio, (480) 348-1776.
With its star-shaped top and gaily painted base, this colorful Moroccan end table makes a versatile accent piece. Use it alone—beside a chair or a bathtub, perhaps—or pair it with another to form a cocktail table. It measures 21"H by 21"W and is available at Tierra Del Lagarto, (480) 609-1289.
This sensational bed is part of Bernhardt’s Vestige Collection, which takes its design cues from the European decorative arts. Constructed of plantation mahogany, it boasts turned-wood posts and an upholstered headboard with nailhead trim. Find retailers at
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