Monday, August 23, 2010

New Inventory at disegno Karina Gentinetta

Summer is over and my Roma and Liam are back to school. Seems like this summer just flew by for me. It was a summer filled with inspiration and slow, hot days. I decided to close the store during the hottest months of the year and not only renew much needed inventory but also think about the direction I want to take with my life and shop. What resulted was a wonderful sense of beauty and confidence in myself. I took the time to hand pick some gorgeous inventory which we restored to its original beauty and in some cases, did an extreme makeover. The shop is now full and I'm excited to share with you some photos of some of the things that will be posted on 1st dibs in the next week or so. From Italian chandeliers, to Italian Baroque tables and even a 24k gold leaf dining table, this season's inventory is bursting with originality and a fresh look. Feel free to visit my 1stdibs shop or email me at if you have any questions on anything. Of course, feel free to just drop me a note for any reason whatsoever. I love to get some feedback on the new pieces.

An 18th c. Baroque Italian table with harp legs and hand forged iron stretchers (c. 1780s) atop a natural black and white cowhide. And can anyone pick out the french bergeres that recently arrived from Clignencourt Flea Market in Paris?

One of my favorite pieces ever -- a full length (83") antique french tufted sofa, upholstered in white belgian linen and the thickest, plushest down cushion.

A swedish drop leaf secretarie adorns a cozy corner of my shop. And that french bergere chair with original blue satin taffeta is hot off the boat from Paris.

A close up of the swedish desk with pale blue and oyster white detailing.

The dining table was a custom piece made by the late New Orleans furniture designer, Chris Maier, who was known for his one of a kind gold leaf gilded pieces. This table would look stunning in a loft in Tribeca or some other eclectic apartment in New York. Behind it is a beautiful Italian settee upholstered in muslin.

Details of a magnificent Italian mirror.

Painted Italian mirror (6ft., 3" tall). Original sconces on each side for candles. Painted in hues of pale blue, grey, cream with gold leaf details. Above, one of my Italian chandeliers with murano glass crystals.

The perfect deep pink commode.

The armoire has found a wonderful home in PA with a very special artist. The little round french gueridon table (one of a pair) is off to CT.

Love this vintage industrial draftsman desk. I think it would look stunning in a kitchen or office.

Last, but not least, my collection of urns. New Orleans' courtyards are a welcomed refuge for these beautiful pieces of art.
More to come in the next few weeks!


  1. Hello,dear Karina!-)*

    Your boutique treasures are absolutely exquisite...
    This Baroque Italian table steal my heart,realy!
    All things here are so sophisticated,elegant, graceful!!!
    Wish you pretty august days,


  2. Who could expect anything less from someone who has the unique eye, styled for class and elegance in those one of a kind pieces of artistic furnishings? Typical Karina style. I love it!!


  3. Karina. I beg of you. Take pictures of that grey-cream Italian mirror with a chandelier above and your curtains and a bergere. I need it for my book.

    I'm serious - I have to get down there and shoot everything, the armoire and that tiny table are dispersed already!

    When are you decorating for the holidays?

    Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

  4. Lovely blog..If I should ever get down your way Im stopping in to buy everything! Beautiful treasures!

  5. My Dear Violetta, I adore you! You are so kind and sweet and supportive. Thank you!

    Dorothy, I would not be this far along in my work without your constant support. I cannot tell everyone about the Italian Desk that you now own from me.

    Sandy, I'll await you. I have my guest room ready for you!!!

    The worldinherhead -- so nice to have you aboard!!! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  6. your boutique is full of treasures


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