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Rose Quartz {Romancing the Stone}

You’ve likely seen plenty on the topic of this year’s Pantone-proclaimed design duo for 2016. And with a day dedicated to romance coming soon, we’ve narrowed our focus to Rose Quartz, a color that suggests in some circles, the look of love.

As a color, Rose Quartz is light, airy and uplifting. Pantone attributes the hue to the relief of stress and anxiety. Perhaps an ideal palette for your next office update?

According to the Gemological Institute of America, people in the earliest recorded times believed Rose Quartz to possess magical powers related to healing and the prevention of aging, later becoming known as the “love stone” for its ability to provoke feelings of love energy.

Those practiced in Feng Shui consider Rose Quartz a prized crystal for love and marriage, believing that it not only promotes love of others and oneself, it cleanses one of pain and negative energy.

As Pantone colors go, we’re smitten, and ready for a little (or a lot) of it at home. Paired with chic gold accents, we’ve found linens and leathers, wallcoverings and trimmings that are irresistibly pretty in pink.

Bonus points if you caught our references to awesome 80’s movies.

Rose Quartz Pantone Color of the Year

1. Halcyon Rectangle Sconce in Antique-Burnished Brass and Quartz by Visual Comfort & Co.  2. Arbor Wallcovering by Romo3. Diamond Constellation Border by Roger Thomas for Samuel & Sons Passementerie4. Launay Pure Linen by Romo 5. Edelman Leathers from top to bottom: Cavallini hair-on-hide in Dusty Rose, Jumbo Crocodile in Dusty Pink, All Grain in Rose, Cashmere Calf in Dusty Pink.  6. Xander Wallcoverings by Villa Nova.  7. Lamont textured weave in Rose Quartz by Romo. 8. Rose Quartz Hearts, Etsy.

 

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Dining Room Revival

Perhaps it’s the fast-paced world we live in, one that keeps us connected to others digitally throughout the day, that’s cause for the renewed interest in the home’s traditional gathering spot. The dining room table commands attention to detail, an opportunity to express ourselves with creative presentation, and when all is said and done, we share a meal, and more importantly, conversation.

Once a more frequented space, homeowners in recent years have opted instead for breakfast rooms and barstools, with some new construction homes leaving out the dining room entirely. But according to Houzz, the formal dining room is poised for a comeback in 2016 and homeowners are dedicating more time and money toward furnishing these formal spaces.

We realize of course, that these rooms need not be done Downton-style—think tapered modern legs, banquettes and sleek sideboards. We’ve gathered a varied collection of dining room pieces by designers you love, from Thomas O’Brien for Century Furniture, Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin and Lillian August to name but a few.

 

Lillian August Dining Room

Noir Dining Table, Server, Arm and Armless Chairs by Lillian August.

Hickory White Double Pedestal TablePaxton Double Pedestal Dining Room Table by Hickory White.

Monceau Dining Table by Thomas O'Brien for Century Furniture

Monceau Dining Table by Thomas O’Brien for Century Furniture.

 

Thayer Coggin Classic Dining ChairsDesign Classic Dining Chair by Milo Baughman from Thayer Coggin.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard for Sherrill

Arles Dining Table and Greek Key Armless Chairs by Mr. and Mrs. Howard for Sherrill Furniture.

 

Century Dining Room BanquetteVentura Banquette by Century Furniture.

 

Lillian August Fine Furniture

 Armand Banquette, Sutton Oval Table and Beckmore Sidechair by Lillian August.

 

For price and ordering information, contact your local showroom.
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PJ Boutique Unveiled

In partnership with Phillip Jeffries, the industry leader in natural, textured and specialty wallcoverings, we have created unique design destinations within our St. Louis and Kansas City showrooms. Each PJ Boutique was designed to embody Phillip Jeffries’ signature aesthetic—like stepping into a small-scale extension of their New York or Chicago showroom.

PJ Boutique at the KDR Kansas City Showroom

Within the Boutique walls, a luxurious experience awaits. Inside the thoughtfully planned workspace you’ll find over 1,600 wallcoverings within reach. Large display boards, work tables and carefully placed lighting make for a simplified selection process. Inspirational images rotate on the PJ Display, showcasing designer installations, new collections and the craftsmanship behind the the line’s grasscloths, paper weaves, hemp, silk and linen papers.

Serving as a focal point, each Boutique contains a “Mondrian Board” designed to display the latest collections, rotating with each season.

We hope you can join us as we celebrate the official opening of our PJ Boutiques with private cocktail receptions in St. Louis and Kansas City. Guests will enjoy live music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a chance to win the grand prize of a $500 Phillip Jeffries gift card. Don’t miss as we unveil the new spaces and welcome special guests from Phillip Jeffries.

PJ Boutique Vignette

Phillip Jeffries Boutique KDR StLouis-KDR-2015 Alise OBrien Photography image

Special thanks goes to the evening’s media sponsors: St. Louis At Home and Kansas City Spaces.

Photos: Alise O’Brien Photography and Chad Jackson Photography

 

View editorial press about the Phillip Jeffries boutiques in our Press Room.

Kansas City Spaces February 2016 Issue Cover

Kansas City Spaces February 2016 Phillip Jeffries Editoral Press KDR Designer Showrooms Clipping

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KDR Welcomes Edelman Leather

Edelman Leather crafts the best leather in the world.

That’s quite a statement. One that’s music to our ears, as we’re fans of “the best.”

Now available in all three KDR showrooms, the iconic leather line was designed to cater to architects and designers, recognizing your standards and appreciation for impeccable quality. Most importantly, Edelman only uses FULL GRAIN leather, a time intensive process that involves hand selecting hides from European sources that do not require correcting.

Leather aficionados, we’re speaking your language. And for those of you, who could use a little brushing up on your leather lingo, we’ve put together a quick explanation of terms, ordering info and a lesson in what sets these hides apart from the rest.

Edelman Leather Ready to Ship

 

“Quality leather doesn’t wear out; it wears in.”

 

Edelman Leather

 

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • It’s an instant heirloom, one that will develop a rich patina over the years.
  • The line includes 800 colorways and 80 types of leather.
  • Edelman worked with Crypton to develop the first collection of cleanable, stain-resistant leather.
  • In addition to hides, Edelman offers leather wall and floor tiles.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Edelman Leather is sold by the full or half hide.
  • Pricing is calculated by the square foot.
  • Edelman offers only full grain, aniline dyed hides that are European in origin and NEVER corrected.
  • Choosing a higher quality hide means more usable materials, resulting in less waste.
  • Hides vary in shape and size. For a better understanding, we suggest you download their helpful Guide to the Hide.

FULL GRAIN VERSUS TOP GRAIN

  • Edelman offers only full grain leather hides—which are rare and require a discerning eye to select.
  • Full grain hides will patina with age and are loved for their natural wrinkles and grains.
  • Top grain leathers are corrected by means of sanding away the natural grain. Pigments are applied and the hides are embossed, removing all natural characteristics.
  • Top grain leathers will crack and the finish will wear out.
  • Learn more: Why Full Grain?

Edelman Leather Hides

 

A behind the scenes look at a day in the life of a hide…

Samples are available now through your local textile department. Contact the showroom for ordering information.

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