I’ve long admired interior designer Kara Mann. I was able to work on a story or two with her back when she was based in Chicago. She’s since moved to New York City, and no surprise, has become an interior superstar.
The Kara Mann x CB2 collection just dropped. Kara Mann was inspired by her 1980s childhood in designing the 74-piece collection of furniture and accessories. The high contrast collection is simultaneously edgy and feminine, with the tiniest touch of boho. Silhouettes have some Art Deco influences and even a hint of Shabby Chic.
Here are Kara Mann x CB2 curated rooms, along with some products picks for your viewing and shopping pleasure.
One of my favorite Boston furniture stores and StyleCarrot partner is Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, and not just because I’m friendly with Andrew Terrat, the company’s talented regional visual director. The pieces are simultaneously tailored and feminine, classic and glam.
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams fall collection is replete with the season’s most sumptuous home decor trends. Luscious velvets in blues and autumnal hues, burnished brass, matte blacks, and cool marble all make pointed appearances. And of course, they all work perfectly when layered with its sleek case goods and shaggy rugs.
Fall always makes me want to redecorate, and of course that’s best done well before the holidays, given ordering times and such. I’m contemplating a new living room sofa, though that will have to wait until after our master bath renovation, which is finally happening early next year.
However, there is a very tempting sale. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams extended its Fall Sale Event. The entire collection is 20 percent off through October 23. It includes pretty much everything not on clearance, even special order upholstery.
They’ve also debuted a drapery collection with three styles in seven different fabric options including Belgian linen, velvet, and semi-sheer linen. Hardware comes in three finishes (polished chrome, brass, and black nickel) and there are five finial styles.
While you’re contemplating which room needs sprucing up, have a look at my favorite on trend pieces from theMitchell Gold + Bob Williams fall collection
Husband and wife design duo Bob and Cortney Novogratz are at it again. There latest effort is the 9 by Novogratz bedding and bath collection at Walmart. The line includes bedding, beds, and bath accessories in their signature bright, geometric pops of color. The pieces are great for kids—the couple have seven of their own—and extra vibrant grownups.
Bob and Cortney Novogratz masterfully layer pattern and color, but of course the throw pillows, shams, duvets, towels, and shower curtains work perfectly as accents . The collection also includes furniture—painted metal beds, upholstered beds and headboards in stripes and solids, tufted storage ottomans, solid color sofas, and chevron armchairs.
LuxDeco, dubbed the “Net-a-Porter of design” by The Daily Telegraph, is a recently re-launched, luxury, member shopping site that offers an elevated, curated collection of high-end furniture and accessories from over 200 home brands. Pieces include lush rugs, colorful throws and pillows, sparkly tabletop, contemporary lighting, luxury chairs and bedroom furniture, mirrors, and framed prints, from brands that include Nanimarquina, Gaia & Gino, Missoni Home, Calvin Klein, Designers Guild, Yves Delorme, Thomas O’Brien and Suzanne Kasler for Safavieh, and Zoeppritz.
LuxDeco’s magazine offers design editorial, and there’s also expert advice from tastemakers, who include interior designer Abigail Ahearn, former Wallpaper* interiors editor Suzy Hoodless, Erin Kleinberg of The Coveteur, and famed product designer Marcel Wanders.There’s even a concierge, not just to make shopping easy, but to offer advice, help track down specific items, and arrange for custom pieces. LuxDeco is based in Britain, but shops internationally, including to the U.S.
Here’s a sampling of a dozen items that caught my eye, all available here.
Following on the heels of the successful launch of their first collection with CB2, (I still LOVE that multicolor Family rug) The Novogratz duo has designed a second batch of furnishings for CB2, dubbed the Brasil Collection. Its inspired by Bob and Cortney’s tree house vacation home in Trancoso, Brasil (above). Accordingly, the pieces have a colorful, playful vibe. The collection launches at CB2 in May.