In the last month I’ve been away traveling to fascinating places like The Fine Arts Building in Manhattan, the Washington, DC Design Center, and LA’s West Week market at the Pacific Design Center. All three markets gave me hope for our industry. I saw interior designers and architects busily specifying product for current jobs, received a number of orders for my company, and enjoyed the uniformly upbeat bustle. We in the interior design industry have suffered through long, hard months of a poor economy, which I now hope is giving way to more prosperous days. Cross your fingers!
As ever, the Nancy Corzine showroom at the Pacific Design Center presents itself and Niermann Weeks not only beautifully but also effectively. Fortunately they have kept their sales up in the last several years, so, a great big red apple to Nancy and her LA team: David, Jerry, Malynnda, and Valerie!
The view from the lobby into Nancy’s showroom presents a satisfying line of Niermann Weeks chandeliers, which have sold really well in Los Angeles. For this spring market, Nancy’s daughter Victoria Montana slaved for hours to make the showroom sparkle.
Look how well she showed our Crillon Chandelier, so well that designers ordered two during market. That was really gratifying. The Crillon is festooned with rock crystals that fracture the light, diffusing it in unpredictable patterns.
Victoria designed two vignettes that were my favorites: the outdoor room and the bedroom. At Niermann Weeks we make our outdoor furniture to provide comfort and good firm support. We aim to show you off while letting you enjoy your lifestyle. You may be dressed in beauteous silks, sweaty tennis outfits, wet bathing suits, or may invite a muddy pawed animal to come sit with you. My own poolside furniture is usually decorated in extra cat hair.
All of that is a given for me, but the outdoor vignette pulled my eye to its colorful fabrics from a line new to the showroom, Off-White Castle, by the designer Nancy A. Kintisch. Nancy K’s fabric propels the fun into the outdoor party with her almost-clashing blue-greens and yellow-greens.
The fabrics and colorways you see here include:
My other favorite vignette is the sumptuous, glowing bedroom that Victoria composed of all Niermann Weeks’ products except her mother’s famous Tassel Lamps in Venetian silver.
Designers and consumers find this room so warmly attractive that they are ordering it its entirety. They like that the bed is sturdy enough for use, but its strong bones look delicate in their finish of silverleaf and antiqued mirror. Repeating the finish are the nightstands, with our Carlotta Bombe Commode on the left and Milano Cabinet on the right. Our antiqued mirror on the Sevigne Panel Screen frames the background securely, while our Annecy Settee gives you a comfy place to put your shoes on in the morning. By night it also holds your carefully draped clothing. And our Russian Chandelier illuminates overhead. This room sings of lush comfort in a golden glow, and my great thanks go to Victoria Montana for composing this space.
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