Saturday, February 20, 2010

Teacups...Teddy Bears...and Textbooks - Display It!


In the 12 years that we've been producing custom painted furniture we've had some unusual requests from our customers. This is how our Contessa jewelry armoire was born and how many of our furniture pieces were developed. But I'm surprised that up until this past year, we have never received any inquires for display cases such as a bookcase or hutch. Maybe it's because people associate our designs with our infamous knobs and drawerless cabinets do not come to mind.

But where there's a will there's a way as they say. Although open shelving doesn't provide a spot for a cabinet knob, you can be sure I would find a way to introduce a signature piece to the design. In both the bookcase and the hutch,  the architecture incorporates a platform in each corner to house our grandest finials. Standing 12 inches high, these bejeweled sculptures remind me of little sentries, proudly guarding the contents of the shelves. bookcase.jpgIt's a 180 degree views for architectural embellishments--Isabellla finials can be viewed from the front or the side on the Mirage bookcase.

But what I especially like about these 2 new furniture pieces is their versatility. Designed to sit atop our Jitterbug desk, the hutch can be adapted to rest on our Bolero dresser and you can move it from the home office to the dining room. The bookcase can easily be customized in height and width to feel comfortable in any room. And most important, you don't have to feel compelled to fill up the shelves. This bookcase is pretty spectacular. Let the beautiful colorful finishes create an aura around your treasures. Make it special!

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