Monday, January 31, 2011

NYIGF 2011: A Few of My Favorite Things

While there was no new vendor at the NYIGF that knocked me off my feet, there were a lot of great new products and a lot fun colors.  The new backgammon table from oomph, above, is already a hot ticket item.  It doesn't come with a top but interior designer Elizabeth Bauer suggested covering it with a glass or clear plexi top so it can serve double duty as a dining table.  Don't forget that while all the vendors are wholesale, they will also sell to designers.  Just make sure to ask if there is a minimum.  You can usually find a list of retails stockists on their websites if you can't purchase directly.

Jonathan Adler colorful dresser.

This console from Lamshop comes in 16 colors and a few different sizes. 

Colorful tables at Bungalow 5.

Chelsea Textiles started with the Gustavian furniture and has branched out into mid-century and lacquered tables that I absolutely love!   

More colorful tables at Worlds Away.

Spring green at Bungalow 5.

Love this chair and pillows from Jonathan Adler.

Loved this seating arrangement at Festoni.

Fun pillows from Room Service.

Middle Kingdom is one of my all time favorite vendors!

The packaging is just as fabulous as the soaps from Claus Porto

Love the leather and ostrich mirrors at Made Goods.

It was winter outside but spring inside the Two's Company booth.

Chic designs at Waylande Gregory.

Always pretty pillows at Judy Ross.

Graphic print chairs from Seletti.

Patterned pillows from Dransfield & Ross.

Loved this artistic pillow from Dransfield & Ross.

More colorful vases from Middle Kingdom.

Liberty print and patterned pillows from Julian Mejia.

Natural Curiosities is my new favorite art booth. 

Love these Liberty print tissue holders from Julian Mejia.

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic


The enchanted home said...

Great pictures...was there also and agree wtih your sentiments about nothing major knocking your socks off...same here but of course its still loads of fun and I did naturally see some beautiful things, started snapping away and then my camera died..figures! Anyway was able to capture some nice things nevertheless. Hope you enjoyed!

Ali Rockwell said...

Oh gosh, these pictures are just so fun to look at... I wish we had places like this around here to wander around in.

Hilary Dow-Ward said...

The Worlds Away warehouse is literally down the street from my house in Memphis...OH MAN is that ever COOL! Love seeing their booth. thanks for sharing.

Gorete Sousa said...

Great Post!!!

Sheri @ Design Pop Interiors said...

Thanks so much and keep the pictures coming! For those of us who can't get that far, we truly appreciate the virtual visit!

Ali@ said...

Some great lines-I love that bright bold color is the trend now! Thanks for posting!

pve design said...

I do hope you consider creating or having a booth of your own gifts...with your eyes, surely you must have something up your sleeve to share.
Looks like color continues to be the curious George.

Megan said...

Thank you so much for the lovely pictures! The bright colors are excactly what is needed for this time of year. I'm completely head-over-heels for the Jonathan Adler dresser - how perfect would that be in a little boy's room? Playful, but not too childish: every parent's dream.

Heidiopia said...

Love the variety you showcased here, Heather! Incredible occasional tables, pillows, vases...did you come away inspired?

jones said...

Hi Heather, I couldn't help but notice that there was a lot of lacquered furniture. I had thought lacquer was waning, but from what your eye was drawn to, it looks like it is still going strong? Thoughts? Thanks, Mary

The Buzz said...

Love Julian Mejia's use of colors and patterns and remember the pillows he did last year for Barney's. So bright and fun! Thanks for stopping by - it was wonderful to see you!

Emily Amy Gallery said...

Love love love all of the color!! Maybe I am just ready for spring...

Style Maniac said...

A nice breath of spring air. Those Seletti chairs are adorable.

Sherri Blum, CID said...

I was dying to go but couldn't take the time this year. So happy to see it through your camera! Keep 'em coming!

Luciane at said...

Yes, the rainbow was born!

I'm so ready to add so many colors in my home. I'm going to start with pillows and throws, but I'm thinking about a bright colored side table too. You've got me inspired!


Luciane at

Post of the day: An Elegant House by Canadian Interior Designer Scott Yetman.

Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} said...

All those pillows are fabulous!! And all the pretty colourful accessories are to die for!! Great post!!

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