Posts Tagged ‘Elle Decor’

Zig Zag onto Elle Decor’s A-List

September 12, 2011

As seen in Elle Decor, June 2011.  Mark Cunningham’s New York living room … masculine, well-tailored, and timeless.

Gerrit Rietveld’s cherry wood Zig Zag chair (1934) … reproduced by license, only from Cassina.

The Real Deal … available at SR Hughes.  Through March 20th, 2012 enjoy 20% off Zig Zag and other A-list designs from Cassina and Poltrona Frau.

Design First: LC2

September 2, 2011

I admit.  I’m a furniture geek.  But, I love this ad published in a recent issue of Elle Decor.

It promotes thinking about design before you finish the space.


Because good, authentic pieces can go anywhere.  When you make the right choice initially, the rest just falls more easily into place.

How does one “makes the right choice?”

Let history do a little of your homework for you.  The entire Corbusier collection is made under license by Cassina.  The licensed pieces are proven design icons … 80 years and counting.

How about this lesser known fact?  There has always been variety in colors, finishes, and materials across the collection … so, you have all the tools you need to design your piece of history.

Choose authentic, quality pieces that you love.  Don’t be afraid to commit!  These pieces will go from home to home, before the architecture, the surfaces, the paint are ever even considered.  And so it should be!

Dutch Colonial-Modern Mix

August 22, 2011

Contemporary Meets Colonial in the May 2011 issue of Elle Decor.  The right touches from the Modern Masters work effortlessly into this Cape Dutch style farmstead in Sonoma County California.

Take, for example, the MR Lounge Chair reproduced by license from Knoll:

I often hear people struggling with the idea of using chrome in a traditional space or going on about the scale of the chair being low when they have high ceilings … they’re worried about making some sort of mistake.  Take a look at Patrick Printy’s use of the chair in his master bedroom:

See how beautifully it works into this setting!  The chair floats up and plays off of the traditional upholstery and flatweave tribal carpet perfectly.  The use of a classic Modern piece adds to the overall design.  The context for the chair is imaginative, so it also adds an energy of a quiet surprise.

Investing in the true classic Modern pieces reproduced by license is part of our core philosophy at SR Hughes.  These are pieces destined to become heirlooms.  They traverse all manner of decorating landscape.  You can add the right element of surprise by introducing them into an unexpected context — they’ll hold their own ground.  Or, you can customize their materials and finishes in a manner consistent with the designer’s original intent to create an unexpected riff on modern style.

Keep your eyes peeled, you’ll see it being done in all of the big name shelter magazines.  You’ll get the hang of it!  Or, come down to the showroom and we’ll help you dream up the perfect modern mix.

Take 2: I love modern, but my house is traditional

August 5, 2011

Elle Decor’s article Reviving a Historic House beautifully illustrates how traditional and modern design compliment each other.

It doesn’t get much more traditional than the house that Ted Tuttle bought.  It was designed by Elizabeth Ayer, the first woman to graduate from architecture school at the University of Washington in 1935.

Could you ever imagine this piece in this house?

Well, hello darling……..

Or what about the Kalos chair from B&B Italia’s Maxalto collection?

Hmmm, Kalos looks right at home ….

In fact, Elizabeth Ayer could have relaxed in this chair while studying the work of her contemporary Mies van der Rohe.  And, that Barcelona couch rests just as easily in the living room as it could have when Ms. Ayer lived there.

Whether contemporary, traditional, or Modern, classic style spans time effortlessly.  Go ahead, work out your traditional bones with a bit of modern living!

As seen in Elle Decor: What Pros Know: Outdoor Rooms

May 21, 2011

Reclaimed Barn Wood

Francis D’Haene, architect: “I covered a poolhouse, including the walls, roof, and doors, in old barn wood from Kansas City, Missouri. It’s already weathered from its previous life as barn siding. I left the wood as is, with bits of old paint showing.”

Elmwood Reclaimed Timber,

I love the use of reclaimed materials with modern design.  This pool house feels like a natural part of the beautiful lanscape surrounding it.

SR Hughes is the natural fit to help you realize the dream of how you want to live … outdoors.

Elle Decor: Mod Meets Tradition

May 6, 2011

Hickory chair is a favorite because of their classic, well-made pieces and it’s exciting to discover their young talent to keep their look fresh!  Enjoy this article in Elle Decor debuting the mix.

Mod Meets Tradition

The Hable sisters’ witty prints translate to stylish furnishings

Written by Mireille Hyde


Katharine and Susan Hable launched Hable Construction, their Brooklyn-based textile company, in 1999, and the sisters quickly became known for their retro sensibility and vibrant color schemes. They began by selling a line of playful accessories, including throw pillows, wall hangings, and storage bins. So it may have seemed like a leap—albeit an inspired one—when they approached Hickory Chair, a traditional furniture company in North Carolina, about a potential collaboration. “It was exciting, because we were looking for a way to incorporate a more contemporary voice,” says Hickory creative director Ron Fiore. The two teams set out to develop Hickory’s first fabric collection. “We were excited to be doing something completely new,” says Susan.

The sisters adapted their patterns to Hickory’s existing palette of champagne, gray, teal, and other understated hues. The result is a union of surprising motifs and classic silhouettes. Because the Hables’ designs are entirely hand painted—not digitally manipulated to create a clean repeat—they initially posed a challenge in the translation to upholstery. “Our lines aren’t straight, and there’s no perfect match-up,” Susan explains. “But the loosened-up look and the imperfections make it more artful. I like that you can still see my hand.”

The success of the partnership may be due in part to the Hables’ comfort working with traditional furniture— they’ve revived many a flea-market find for their store by reupholstering it with their own textiles. Several of Susan’s inspirations are historic; she cites endpapers from Victorian books, geranium leaves, and the tiled floor of an old Italian hotel.

“Hickory is like the navy-blue blazer of the furniture world,” says Fiore. “You can accessorize it with anything and it will work. That’s what the Hables have done for us. The pieces are fun and cool, and they’re like nothing you see anywhere else.”


Balfour chair covered in Hematite Geranium.

Photographer: Joshua Mchugh

Knoll Classic Platner Armchair

February 19, 2011

Platner armchair in left foreground of photo

The classics never go out of style.  Knoll is known for its superior quality production of classic furniture icons.  Warren Platner’s armchair fits beautifully into this recent shoot for Elle Decor (Jan 2011).  Now SR Hughes is pleased to announce the Knoll Classics Sale from Feb 28 – Mar 3, 2012.

Platner chair and table grace this airy space

The Platner series includes dining and coffee tables in addition to dining and lounge chairs.  Let us help you choose the finish and fabrics to help you take it up a notch in your own home.  Browse online or better yet stop into the showroom and we’ll help you catch a classic during the sale.

The Knoll Classics Sale includes products designed by Harry Bertoia, Marcel Breuer, Florence Knoll, Warren Platner, Jens Risom, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Eero Saarinen.

Tom Dixon Wings Top Ten

February 17, 2011

Nanjoo Joung stands with Tom Dixon Wing Chair

Published in Elle Decor Jan 2011 issue.  “Consider this the brassy, outspoken, attention-demanding element in a space,” says Tanksley of this 50″-tall piece.  “It has the formality of an upright chair, but irreverently so.”  The craftsmanship is top-notch, he notes, particularly on a complex frame.  It deserves a stage of its own:  “This is a living room’s exclamation point.”

It’s always nice to be called out in the top!  You can familiarize yourself with many of Tom Dixon’s exciting lighting and furniture designs right here in the SR Hughes Showroom.  Come visit us to learn more!

How do I love you? Let me count the ways…..

February 14, 2011

Saarinen, how do I love you let me count the ways……..

1. Crisp, Clean and Classic– white laminate top, white base…60″diameter and ready to seat six?

2.  Rich and warm with a wood top?  Pearwood, Rosewood, Ebonized many choices, so much to love.

3.  As a chameleon with elegant beauty able to mix into any home with any chair anytime?

4.  Small, smart and hip– great as a breakfast, game or occasional table?


5.  Oval?  Ohhhhhhh yes an Oval that is 78″ or 96″ and can easily solve the problem of wanting to sit eight.

6.  On sale?   Knoll Classics Sale February 28th – March 3rd at SR Hughes

It’s definitely love this Valentine’s Day.

Clever and Bright Tom Dixon Lighting As Seen In Elle Decor

January 26, 2011

Tom Dixon Lighting as seen in Elle Decor is available right here in Tulsa at SR Hughes.

Clever and

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