Handmade-ness. Tonal Whites, Linen Wraps
Introducing: Chateau Chic
October 18, 2013
Luxury estate sale looks in layered, chiseled, rubbed, and enwrapped soft whites drives one new direction in Bernhardt’s home furnishings introduced today. The shapes, surfaces, and finishes create a soft, chic, modern aesthetic that looks upon tradition with love.
Central to the look is the new Auberge collection—44 skus presented in either a distressed Vintage White paint and lacquer finish, completely enwrapped in linen, or in a Weathered Oak finish. Delicate quatrefoil rosette or drop pendant hardwares and antiqued mirror complete the look.
“This is tonal luxury,” says Ron Fiore, Bernhardt creative director. “There’s a softness, an artisanal handmade-ness. Even on a runway you couldn’t completely see the desire this style conveys—you have to touch it.”
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351-333 Auberge Round Mirror. A bit playful with Gothic reference. Wood frame, resin moldings, antiqued mirror. W50 D15/8 H50 in., suggested retail $875.
351-860 Auberge Entertainment Console. Completely linen-wrapped, with micro-nail trim and delicate quatrefoil hardware in cast iron. Softened edges on case corners, shaped apron. Lay-on tempered glass on the top and open shelf. Interior is outfitted to accommodate electronics ventilation and wiring. W667/16 D201/4 H381/2 in., suggested retail $2485.
B8912 Mandy Chair. An easy chair with a bit of difference. Micro-nail trim directs attention to the modern wing, knuckle grip, and knee cut shaping. Shown in a soft white-on-white woven cover. W281/2 D37 H421/2 in., suggested retail $1125.
351-341 Auberge Triptych Mirror. A simple idea, well executed. In a chiseled, rubbed, paint and lacquer finish called Vintage White. Arched center panel and hinged side panels with patterned wood grilles and antiqued mirror glazing. W643/8 D13/4 H557/8 in., suggested retail $1375.
351-132 Auberge Buffet. Soft, curvy, and straightforward. Vintage White finish, drop pendant hardware. Two center drawers – one with a silverware insert, the other padded. Four doors opening to shelved interiors. W78 D24 H36 in., suggested retail $2488.
348-226 Esme Nightstand. Enwrapped in natural-colored linen. Oval top, pedestal base. Wood finished round feet, lay-on tempered glass for the top. W38 D20 H30 in., suggested retail $1375.
Bernhardt’s Fall introductions will be available to consumers Spring 2014.