Wednesday, August 26, 2009

This Week's Top 5 Favorite 1stdibs Items: Autumn Hues!

Here in Texas, it's been blistering hot this summer. Over 100 degrees, fry-eggs-on-the-sidewalk hot. But these past few days, though the temperature has remained high, there's been the slightest hint of the Fall season coming. Just a faint smell, a bit of a breeze and a slight change in the leaf color---but it's enough to give us hope! In honor of our favorite season (and perhaps even to hurry it along) we've chosen among 1stdibs' newest listings today some gorgeous Autumn-colored items. When combined, they'd be sure to create a Fall wonderland in your home!

1) Pair of Sculptural Lounge Chairs
Oh we love these two lounge chairs by Carlo di Carli. Not only a great Mid-Century shape, the beautiful natural tone of the wood is complimented perfectly by the gorgeous, textured brown fabric of the upholstery. If we were creating an Autumn-colored room, we'd start with this pair. Price: contact dealer
Lobel Modern, Inc.

2) Brazilian "Cercadinho" credenza
This credenza also comes in a great streamlined, modern shape just like the chairs, but its finish offers a gorgeous array of wood colors, making it a beautiful and natural decorative piece. The striped woods evoke the feeling of a gorgeous, Autumn-hued forest. Just beautiful.
Price: $14,000
R Gallery

3) 19th Century Coxcomb Quilt
With Autumn colors comes a bit of a chill in the air, and what better way to create the feeling of warm comfort in your home than with a lovely Fall-colored quilt? We love this antique quilt with its great vintage pattern and gorgeous Autumn colors. And what a price!
Price: $975
Steven Sclaroff

4) Industry and Agriculture, WPA carved oak panels
From the 1930s, this carved oak wall panel is great example of evoking Autumn by using a symbol most associated with the season: the harvest. It doesn't hurt that this panel's wood is a rich, golden Autumn hue perfect for complimenting other Fall-colored home decor items.
Price: $15,000
Renaissance Man Antiques

5) Pair Venini Sconces
These lights are bit luxurious for a room centered around such a natural season, but we couldn't resist including these gorgeous, Amber-colored glass sconces from 1935. Not only would their unlighted color be a perfect match for an Autumn-colored room, when lit, they would give the space around them an awesome warm glow.
Price: $21,295
Lorin Marsh

Don't forget to check out the rest of this week's listings from 1stdibs, where you can find more fabulous, one-of-a-kind show-stopping pieces, as well as a number of other great pieces!

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