Meet Arteriors Home Guest Designers

Arteriors, one of our favorite brands and a leading provider of luxury lighting, occasional furniture and decorative accessories, has licensing partnerships with celebrated interior designers. We thought you’d like to get to know them and see their designs.

CELERIE KEMBLE
Celerie Kemble has been creating gracious interiors for nearly twenty years. Her unique ability to weave together the worn and refined with a quiet irreverence has placed this design darling in a league of her own. From an Upper East Side townhouse to a Caribbean retreat, Celerie creates multi-faceted homes that capture the sentimentality of their inhabitants. It’s this nuanced approach that has earned Celerie countless accolades including a coveted spot on Architectural Digest’s AD100.

In her debut collection for Arteriors, Celerie blends material, texture and finish to forge beautifully dynamic pieces that are playful yet polished. Natural materials like wicker, rattan and bamboo are paired with antique brass, perforated metal and stitched leather to deliver a striking balance of the senses. The resulting collection is complex and layered, marrying an ethereal aesthetic drawn from Celerie’s Palm Beach roots with contemporary flair derived from her city life in Manhattan.

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BARRY DIXON
Barry Dixon is known as one of the most prolific names in design. A master of drama, he creates spaces that are classic yet curious, an approach that’s infused in his latest collection for Arteriors.

While a childhood spent abroad introduced Barry to eastern mysticism, a visit to China: Through the Looking Glass at The Metropolitan Museum of Art reignited his sense of wonder. Barry devoured old films and revisited his travels to recapture the essence of the Orient. He then paired these themes with his natural world to explore how opulence and adornment interact with forms in nature. From antique brass foliage to gold-leafed thorns, each detail unfolds to reveal a world of gothic glamour that provokes the senses.

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WINDSOR SMITH
Windsor Smith, Founder of Windsor Smith Home, is known as an innovative force in the design industry, rethinking conventions of home design to meet today’s demanding lifestyles. A favorite of shelter editors and design bloggers alike, Windsor’s clients include influential leaders in the entertainment and business worlds who appreciate her fresh approach to design. As Windsor Smith Home grows in scope and influence, the impact of the brand is greater than ever.

In her second collection for Arteriors, Windsor has infused a worldly, artisanal sensibility in the new designs. Modern materials and finishes like white porcelain and gray lacquer are mixed with hammered and hand-forged metals to create pieces that feel contemporary and yet, in some ways, ancient.

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JAY JEFFERS
Jay Jeffers is recognized as one of his generation’s most dynamic interior designers. A natural curator, Jay brings his signature cool, collected style to every project.

Since founding his eponymous firm in 1999, Jay has built a lifestyle brand that reflects his thoughtfully layered aesthetic. By approaching each project through a modern lens, Jay creates compelling spaces that marry traditional and contemporary design. With a keen eye and an inherent sense of style, it’s no surprise that Jay landed a book deal and coveted spot on ELLE DÉCOR’s A-List.

On the heels of his celebrated capsule collection, Jay has collaborated with Arteriors once again to create a more expansive assortment that brilliantly mixes genres, textures and patterns. In his design work, Jay culls together effortless groupings that offer just the right amount of restraint. This same aesthetic drives this collection, redefining luxury for the modern age.

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LAURA KIRAR
Laura Kirar’s collections for Arteriors highlight the beauty of raw materials, natural elements and the originality and creativity of the designer herself. “I have always been inspired by art, architecture, fashion and nature.”

Starting with a fragment, sketch or even just a memory, Laura takes an idea and commits it to paper or sometime even to clay – celebrating fine craftsmanship with her thoughtful attention to detail.

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Decoratively Challenged?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECORATIVELY CHALLENGED?

Grab your No. 2 pencil. Here are a few questions from Mark McCauley’s “In-Depth Personality Quiz To Determine Whether A Person Is Decoratively Challenged Or Simply Male” from his 1995 Paperback called “Interior Design for Idiots A Self Help Guide to Interior Design”

1. Your family room is located:
a) at the back of your home
b) at the front of your home
c) off the kitchen
d) at your neighbor’s home because you can’t stand yours

2. Does your dining area resemble:
a) a quaint 18th Century English country dining room
b) a formal Victorian dining room
c) a contemporary California-style eatery
d) the chuck wagon on “Rawhide”

3. Your favorite chair style is:
a) Chippendale
b) Queen Anne
c) Regency
d) folding

4. When choosing a personal style for yourself you:
a) research the topic
b) phone a friend
c) visit the library
d) call the Psychic Connection

5. When was the last time you redecorated?
a) within the past 6 months
b) 2015
c) 2000
d) did what?

Here’s a hint at how you’d score on the complete quiz:

If you answered “c” or “d” to any of the questions, you’re in trouble, says McCauley. If you did not, there is “some hope.”

Best, says McCauley, is if you had simply thought about the questions, but refused to answer: “You are a person of character who wouldn’t stoop to attempting to understand their personality by answering a bunch of goofy questions.”

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“Interior Design for Idiots” is available on Amazon.

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Say NO to the Internet Sales Tax

We at BronsonDesign.com strongly encourage you to oppose efforts to include H.R. 2193, the Remote Transaction Parity Act (RTPA), in the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus spending legislation. This unfair and damaging proposal would require Internet marketplaces to charge sales tax on out-of-state purchases, which have always been sales tax free.

Under this proposal, items sold to buyers from small, out-of-state companies, artisans, and even average consumers over the Internet will be taxed. This harmful legislation lacks any exemption for small businesses that use marketplace tools – forcing these small businesses to meet costly and resource constraining compliance and audit requirements in states where they do not even have a presence.

Opposing the internet sales tax is easy – just click here, complete the simple form, and a letter will be sent to your members of Congress on your behalf. It takes less than 60 seconds.

Thank you in advance for your support!

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Go for the GOLD

Congratulations to teen snowboarder Chloe Kim – who delivered on the biggest stage, earning her first Olympic gold medal in women’s snowboard halfpipe on Tuesday morning in South Korea. She become the youngest woman in history to win an Olympic gold medal on snow for Team USA.

The 17-year-old from California dominated the field of a dozen riders. She posted a score of 93.75 during the first of her three runs in the finals and a 98.25 in the last run.

You too can bring home the gold – from Grecian gold leaf bands, to antique gold rustic frames, to warm oxidized gold finishes, the inviting jewel toned metal accents would elevate any space.

Currey & Company 4000-0043 - Sabine Console

Currey & Company 4000-0043 – Sabine Console

Our Sabine console table has ample band-width, the flat straps of looping wrought iron that arc from the bottom to the top frames are elegant in a Grecian gold leaf finish. The glamorous black glass top makes this a stunning example of tonal juxtapositions at which our talented design team is so adept. The Sabine, which measures 56″ wide by 16″ deep by 31″ tall in this iteration, is also offered as a side table.

Howard Elliott 56007 - Edwin Gold Mirror

Howard Elliott 56007 – Edwin Gold Mirror

Our Edwin Mirror features a bold rectangular frame accented in each corner with a scrolling flourish. The entire piece is finished in a bright antique gold. On its own or in multiples, the Edwin Mirror is a perfect focal point for an entryway, bathroom, bedroom or any room in your home. D-rings are affixed to the back of the mirror so it is ready to hang right out of the box in either a horizontal or vertical orientation! The mirrored glass on this piece has a bevel adding to its beauty and style.

Uttermost 24448 - Couper Tray Table

Uttermost 24448 – Couper Tray Table

Our Couper Tray Table was designed by Grace Feyock for Uttermost. Wooden tray-styled top covered in oxidized copper sheeting, with iron handles and frame finished in burnished gold leaf.

 

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Poinsettia Pointers

The red flowering poinsettia is by far the most popular flowering potted plant for the Christmas season. White, pink, and variegated white and pink are also available. If properly cared for, you can avoid the drudgery of cleaning up their dropped leaves.

To prolong the beauty and health of poinsettias, proper care is essential. Although poinsettias do not become acclimated to interior settings as well as most foliage plants, it is easy to be successful. First, select a location that receives some sunlight — interior hallways are a poor location. It is also very important to avoid exposing the plant to sudden temperature changes — this would be a problem if the poinsettia was placed near a ventilation system or in a drafty spot near a doorway. Temperatures found in most homes are acceptable. Ideally, provide 70 to 75 degree F. days and 62 to 65 degree F. nights.

Watering is the key to success. NEVER allow the soil-less medium in which the plant is being grown to dry out thoroughly causing the plant to wilt. To avoid this, water DAILY by adding ice cubes to poinsettias. Ice cubes should be evenly distributed DAILY around the surface of the pot in which the plant is growing. The ice cubes melt slowly providing uniform wetting of the planting medium. Since ice cubes are added DAILY, the medium never dries and the plant never experiences a fatal wilt and loss of leaves. Watering with ice cubes also avoids water or mist on the colored bracts and or foliage. Also, adding the small amount of water contained in the ice cube avoids soaking the root system. Letting the poinsettia stand in water for more than 30 minutes to an hour can cause root damage resulting in defoliation and/or plant death.

  • Put 4 ice cubes (64 ml of water) per day per quart-size or 6 1/2-inch pot which is the most common size sold;
  • Put 8 ice cubes (128 ml of water) per day per 8-inch pot;
  • Put 12 ice cubes (192 ml of water) per day per larger, 10-inch pot.

Remember that this watering technique provides supplemental watering only. If the plant wilts or the potting mix in which it is growing feels dry, rehydrate the mix by soaking (floating) the pot in water (kitchen sink, clean toilet, bucket) until the roots are completely saturated – then begin the daily ice cube watering schedule again. Poinsettias are closely related to many desert plants. Their first response to dry conditions is to drop their leaves in order to cut down water loss. Plants should be checked weekly for moisture content of the potting medium, i.e., if moist, then continue the ice cube regiment; if not, water (soak) the roots.

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