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New in Bernhardt Interiors: A Classic English Mashup
Classic English style that mixes tradition with a bit of unexpected Carnaby panache enters the American vernacular today in Bernhardt Interiors—a permanent, eclectic collection totaling some 300 pieces of high design furniture.
Among 75 new case goods and occasional pieces, wood and metal forms and surfaces are dressed out in a razzle dazzle mashup of golds—shiny 70s brasses, scumbled gold-leafed woods, satiny jewel box cabinetry. The reflective golden metals appear both serious and playful — and will offer more visual interest to the rest of a homeowner’s decor.
Some 25 new upholstery pieces are shown in classic English types of covers. There are velvets, flaxes and linens, layered patterned cut cloths, and fabrics with a soft metal glow to them. A new color palette is composed of pomegranate, teal, spruce, greige, and... gold, basic black’s shiny cousin.
“London has always been recognized as a hotbed of really great style,” says Ron Fiore, Bernhardt creative director. “From the punk culture of the 70s to the 80s and even today, London is where we like to think eclecticism originated. We’re bringing that energetic, classic English suavity into our whole-world approach at Bernhardt.”
353-113C Kent Chest. Power dressing. Clad in buffed golden brass. Profiles and drawers are outlined in tiny rivets. Solid brass bail pulls, wood foot with a dark espresso finish. W38 D19-7/8 H31 in.
353-HFR59 Kensington Upholstered Poster Bed. Shiny 70s chic. Highly polished plated brass in tightly-machined frame, posts, and canopy. Padded upholstered headboard with crisp buttonless tufting. Shown in a rich chocolate velvet. W85-7/8 D89-7/8 H90-1/4 in. king. Available in other fabrics and COM.
N3801 Jacob Ottoman. A way of being not too serious. A classic, tightly tailored. drum ottoman. Diamond pattern and form outlines in tightly-spaced, shiny gold micro nails. Paired with a mod pop vinyl cover, embossed in a soft moire pattern. Dia41-1/2 H18 in. Available in other fabrics and COM.
Bernhardt Interiors styles introduced this week will be available to consumers Fall 2014.