Frank Ponterio joins Arteriors’ guest collaboration program

Arteriors is growing its guest collaboration program, with Frank Ponterio as its latest designer, following partnerships with Laura Kirar, Barry Dixon, Windsor Smith and Jay Jeffers. This April at High Point Market, the brand will launch a line of lighting, accessories and accent items developed with Ponterio.

Chicago-based guest designer Frank Ponterio

“When we created our guest collaboration program, we were inspired by the creative energy of the interior design community and sought to work together with the people who we admired to bring their creativity and product ideas to our broader customer base,” stated Mark Moussa, Arteriors founder and creative director. “Each of our guest designer partners brings a unique perspective to our product assortment and we cherish the relationships that we have developed and the collaborative process of working together to bring these original ideas to life.”

Each collaboration involves a two-and-a-half-year-long development process, including, the brand explains, “multiple rounds of review of inspiration drawings, samples, materials and prototypes between Arteriors and each guest designer, until a fully realized collection that merges the collaborators’ design ethos and Arteriors aesthetic, is ready for market.” They debut at High Point with product already in stock.

Chicago-based designer Frank Ponterio approaches each project with impeccable restraint and intention, employing exquisite craftsmanship to deliver awe-inducing interiors that encourage conversation. In his debut collection for Arteriors, Frank travels between old world and new, seamlessly blending architectural influences drawn from his family’s rich Italian history with an astute precision that could only be attributed to a 25-year career. A delicate dichotomy unfolds – metal and hand-woven rope, embossed leather and hammered brass, polished bronze, vellum and hand etching – all designed for a life well-lived and shared with others.

Arteriors is our go-to showroom at the High Point market due to their impactful visual merchandising and ability to incorporate a variety of diverse style and trends into cohesive displays that are sophisticated, yet approachable. Merchandising at Arteriors is about creating a space that allows product to not only be seen in an engaging setting but also conveys a vision of style and design. Can’t wait to once again take in Arteriors’ unique blend of craftsmanship, beauty and arresting design at the upcoming High Point market APRIL 3-10 in the C&D Building.

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 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 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, 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 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’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.

Shop the Laura Kirar Collection

What is Muslin?

Spring 2017 saw Bronson Design Studio introduce even more upholstered seating options, a collection of designs in all shapes and sizes, from luxurious curves to sharp angles and everywhere in between. Many are available in a carefully curated fabric or a muslin option for those who want a truly bespoke piece.

What is Muslin anyway? Muslin is an inexpensive, medium weight, plain weave, low count (less than 160 threads per square inch) cotton sheeting fabric. It is not meant to be the outer fabric, it is merely an undercover for an upholstery fabric of your choosing. The open weave and lightweight fabric of muslin evokes a stretchiness with a “natural give”, allowing a muslin to conform to complex curves without being overly restrictive.

Watson Lounge Chair

Studio A Watson Lounge Chair – The Watson Collection reinvigorates classic mid-century modern design with its updated look. The lounge chair has button-tufted backs and walnut-finished rubberwood legs and trim. Margo Pewter fabric (58% cotton/42% polyester) is standard. Muslin is also available.

Zephyr Counter Stool

Arteriors Home Zephyr Counter Stool – Modeled after mid-century Italian antiques, our version of a modernist barstool floats an ergonomic upholstered seat and back rest on a thin, semicircular frame divided into two equal parts and finished in polished brass. Only available in muslin so you can recover in the fabric of your choice.

Raise the Bar this Superbowl Sunday

Whether you are rooting for the Denver Broncos or Carolina Panthers on Superbowl Sunday, the following barware and bar carts are party-perfect and will help you serve drinks with style on game day.

Thurman Short Decanter

Thurman Short Decanter – $120

Arteriors Home 2744 – Create an elegant bar with several of these functional and decorative clear glass bottle decanters. Each bottle features a leather collar bound by brass brads. Food safe

Web DOF Glasses, Set/4

Web DOF Glasses, Set/4 – $149

Studio A 7.60113 – Studio A Home’s exclusive Web barware design is hand blown by Polish glass artisans. After the base shape of each piece is created, thin streams of molten glass are randomly swirled over them in a web-like pattern. The Web Collection offers a sophisticated way to stock a beautiful bar. It includes Double Old Fashion and Highball glasses, a decanter, martini pitcher, ice bucket, bar bowl and hurricane/vase.

Avalon White Cart/Tray

Avalon White Cart/Tray – $539

Port 68 AFDS-191-02 – The Avalon bar cart keeps cocktail necessities at the ready in slick style. Crisp in a clean shade of white accented with silver hardware, this piece rolls with contemporary charisma in dining rooms and living rooms alike. Available in white, black, or turquoise.

Nicoline Serving Cart

Nicoline Serving Cart – $602.80

Uttermost 24307 – Forged iron with brass patina and clear, tempered glass. Features stemware hanger and rolling casters.

Lisbon Vintage Brass/Glass Bar Cart

Lisbon Vintage Brass/Glass Bar Cart – $1,200

Arteriors Home 6525 – Form meets function on the Lisbon bar cart by Arteriors, a classy example of vintage glamour  This 2-tiered storage unit with mirrored shelves sits on casters for mobility.

Expand serving and storage space without spending major cash. Bar carts are the ultimate multi-taskers; they morph from party buffet to cocktail station in a living room, a den, a dining room … really anywhere you would like to serve a drink. A new bar cart may be your best bet this football season. Browse our entire collection of bar carts and barware for other options.

Let’s Talk Sconces


Sconces are the decorating equivalent of a great pair of earrings. You don’t really need them, but what a difference they can make in pulling a look together.

Take for instance, the new Tilda Wall Sconce from Arteriors home.

Arteriors 49559 - Tilda Wall Sconce

Arteriors 49559 – Tilda Wall Sconce

This 3-light wall sconce features four tiers of natural wooden rods that slip over the flexible curved iron arms, all in a whitewash finish. Whimsical and eclectic for your lodge or rustic space. Matching Tilda 5-Light Chandelier is also available from Arteriors Home.


Wall sconces might be one of the smallest light fixtures you add to your home, but it can pay off some of the largest dividends.

In general, sconces work best as accents or to light specific tasks or objects. Perhaps not coincidentally, we find that the spots in the house where they are most handy – next to a bed as reading lights, for example – are also where they tend to look best. In these contexts, sconces are both accessories and problem solvers, freeing up space on a bedroom nightstand or shedding light on artwork over a mantel.

Similarly, in a small, windowless bathroom, a pair of sconces with mirrored backs can provide extra light where it’s useful, while giving the room a brighter, more open feel.

Arteriors DS49001 - Hera Mirror Sconce

Arteriors Home DS49001 – This vintage silver sconce starts with the beauty of a sophisticated antiqued wall mirror and combines it with the perfect lighting element giving the piece an old-world elegance. This sconce would work in a dining room, bathroom, powder room, entry, or living room.

No matter what room you’d like the sconces to go, they should be hung roughly 60 inches from the floor.