Some Unique Decorative Items From the New York Gift Show January 2011

So Many Beautiful Things to Look at…Too Little Time:  I always try to make it to the New York Gift Show in January and August at the Javits Center and the Piers.  I missed the show last August because I was in the throes of creating a room for the Designer Showhouse at Caumsett State Park – and so…I couldn’t make it.

But I made it this January – despite the frigid temperatures and snow.  I have to say that the show was pretty good – a few of my favorite companies were noticeably absent.  But, there were a few new ones that made up for it.  Here are some of my finds.

Jonathan Adler had some beautiful products – beautiful porcelain boxes and, of course, some bug pillows – which were everywhere.  First image: Elle Decor
Wholesale heaven! These velvet bunny banks were so much fun – I bought 3 @ $14.50 a piece. The multicolor votive holders came as a set of 18 – for $69!  From Barreveld DK Living
 Same company had these gorgeous iridescent bunnies also.  Was I attracted to all the signs of spring?  You better believe it!
Barbara Cosgrove was there of course.  I love all of her lamps.
More bugs!  From Two’s Company. Image: Elle Decor
And butterflies. From La Maisonette.  Image: Elle Decor
This was my favorite find – a new company from Highland Park, IL that makes these beautiful storage ottomans called Couefs (and that’s the name of the company). It stands for Chair Ottoman  Upholstered End Table Furniture because you can use them as seats, end tables etc. They had am array of fabrics – even tile and wallpapered ones and you can customize your own with COM.
You can even have a pull out surface for a drink!

Here’s a view of one of their tiled coeufs – with a shiny metallic fabric top.  Beautiful!
Vintage Print Gallery made me think of spring also! Image: Elle Decor
Images above, of course, from perennial Gift Show favorite – Luna Bella.  I have several of their lamps and pendants and I always get so many compliments on them

Modern lighting was also represented, as in this felt (yes, felt) pendant 
Of course, some beautiful distressed items like these columns from JM Piers
Antiqued urns from Go Home

And beautiful Tuscan vases, urns and planters from Abigail’s

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7 Responses to Some Unique Decorative Items From the New York Gift Show January 2011

  1. Mary says:

    Loved this post. Linda. I,too, found some vintage accessories, lamps, and clocks at America's Mart in Atlanta last month. Going to these shows really gives one a good snapshot of what to expect in home furnishings for the year.I know your stagings and redesigns for this year will be full of these current design trends.

    Mary Habres

  2. Linda Leyble says:

    Hey my Florida staging whiz! Thanks for commenting. The show was pretty interesting – I loved the Couefs perhaps the best out of everything that I saw. But the colorful bunny banks were just too cute as well. Something for everyone!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Great blog! I love those rabbits! Keep up the terrific work – looking forward to your next blog.

    RL, Great River

  4. Hi Linda! Thanks for introducing yourself to me yesterday. I love the connectedness of this blog community. I'll tell Karen you stopped by my corner.

    I love all the things that caught your eye at the NY Gift Show. If I ever make it out east in time, you can be my tour guide! And I'm loving those couefs too!


  5. Linda Leyble says:

    Hi Nia – yes, if you are out this way east I'd love ot be your tour guide. I too love the connectedness that blogging brings. I've met such wonderful artists and designers through it! Looking forward to most of your posts as well! And – you never know, I may be out your way sometime to visit my cousin!

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