The nautical look of rope furniture definitely has the spirit of summer.
With the dog days of summer nearing an end, I am still hanging on to the spirit of the season. The nautical look of rope furniture definitely has this same spirit!
These examples of rope furniture are so beautifully made and well crafted. Each piece is a work of art. I love how rope, a simple fiber, is translated into something sculptural for the home.
I also like how this type of furniture is open to interpretation. It can be whimsical and quirky, a indication you don’t take things too seriously. You can use one or two pieces of rope furniture to soften a space, or go full force and use them throughout a room. It would be fun to combine rope elements with something more formal, playing with that juxtaposition. So many possibilities!
I loved every minute I spent browsing through the Gift Fair!
Twice a year, the Javits Center and Piers 92 and 94 are home to the New York International Gift Fair. This incredible Home Show is always really exciting for me. There are so many neat products to discover from so many different designers and companies. Last August, I had a great time at the Gift Fair and wrote about my favorite finds. Once again, I loved every minute I spent browsing through the Gift Fair!
At this Fair, it seemed like every time I turned around, I saw another fantastic mirror. So many styles and sizes to fall in love with!
I also saw plenty of gorgeous pillows! These are perfect accents for a quick change and a good example of how not every aspect of design has to be custom.
One of the coolest things I saw at the Fair this year were these beautiful accents. They appear to be real plants, but if you take a closer look, you can see they are made of hand-painted shells. They look amazing in person!
NYIGF definitely has a little bit of everything. I found inspiration everywhere I looked, so much that I was able to find design ideas for an entire living room project I’ve been working on!
When the Gift Fair returns in August, it will have a new name: NY Now. I’m already looking forward to it!