Monday, April 4, 2011

about Design on a Dime... Flexible Pieces: Jayson Home & Garden.

There aren't many places where you can log on and furnish an entire suite of rooms without having it look like it all pulled up in one truck, but Jayson Home & Garden is one of them.

Even though I can't quite remember how I found them, I fell for the Jayson Home & Garden website at first, well, site. They also produce a gorgeous little catalog, offer a great selection of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams upholstery, and their seasonal "Petite Flea" events are droolworthy (WHO is the lucky person doing their shopping??). They feature a beautifully cohesive, yet highly eclectic collection... traits to which I generally aspire in my own design work, but which certainly ain't as easy as the folks at Jayson would lead us all to believe.They also have a smoky, masculine vibe, but not in a cliché way, and with a healthy dose of curve and refinement that keep their appeal broad. No pun intended.

Jayson's Painted Wood and Black Velvet Napoleon Armchair, paired with the iconic Saarinen Tulip Table from Knoll

I recently pitched some pieces from Jayson to a bachelor client... their Napoleon Armchairs, which I had hoped to pair up with a Saarinen Tulip Table for a dark tone-on-tone story in the corner of a his open plan living room. That never went anywhere, but I filed away the chairs, the idea and the link to Jayson for some other room... hopefully, perhaps, some day, my own! I am also a big BIG fan of their Tyler Armchair (apologies to PETA), a staple in their collection which I've dog-eared in more than one of their catalogs...

So when I was rounding up my list of dream sources from which to pull a piece or two for Design on a Dime, Jayson was high on the list. But like my lust for Wisteria, I didn't think desire alone was enough to convince them to ship some pieces, free of charge, to be included in my in my room vignette.
Clarke Upholstered Bench, in "Mineral" Velvet

Once again, I underestimated the generosity of a company I now have even more reason to admire. Not one, not two, not three, but FOUR pieces are heading my way... their brand new Clarke Bench (in a gorgeous Mineral blue), the super-versatile and ideally-scaled Wentworth painted wood cabinet, and two deep anchors of color... a pair of Embellished Turquoise Jars.

The Wentworth cabinet will be the perfect anchor for a little "Tidbit," and destined to be styled as a compact and civilized bar (stay tuned for lamp info!). The Clarke Bench, with it's timeless Parsons styling, the perfect companion to the Wisteria Stacked Stainless Steel coffee table, just as angular but softened up with full upholstery. They play very nice together.

Okay, so with more pieces in place, what's your guess for frontrunner in the rug race?

1 comment:

  1. Agreed. Jayson Home and Garden is a great resource. Would love to have that blue bench in my home.