Friday, February 24, 2012

New Releases on 1stdibs

Finding, designing and restoring gorgeous pieces is my passion.  I've been busy adding unique pieces to my showroom in New York on the 1stdibs floor in the New York Design Center (at 200 Lexington Avenue in Murray Hill).  If you have not stopped by, put that on your list the next time you are in Manhattan.  The 1stdibs floor has a collection of gorgeous and unique pieces all in one large floor.  It is so much fun looking at all that stuff!  An exclusive elevator takes you there and it is open to both the public and the trade alike (and even on Saturdays!).  

Here is a sneak peak at some of my new pieces there.  Of course, you don't have to go to NY to see them . As you know, 1stdibs is available worldwide and from the comfort of your home.  As they say, "The Most Beautiful Things on Earth."  Don't you just wish you would have come up with that slogan????  

Individually sculpted clear and white hand blown murano glass petals or feathers make up this elegant chandelier. Each hand made glass piece is partly covered by an opaque white color over transparent glass. The opacity of the color, allows the finesse, delicacy of the glass . The scattered light is soft and indirect. The white color is very pure when it is lit.

Impressive pair of Empire or Neoclassical armchairs with carved dolphins at the forefront of the arms and acanthus leaves on back rest. Newly upholstered in an elegant imported hand printed Italian silk (Fortuny style)in hues of gold over a pale green sage. Hand painted gustavian grey frame with gorgeous aged patina.

Timeless and elegant vintage pair of gold/amber colored hand blown murano glass and brass sconces by Italian artists, Barovier & Toso. Superb classic Murano wall lighting with a modern twist.

This Brazilian hair on hide rug is naturally white (not dyed) and hence, one of the rarest available. Beautiful on its own or layered with another rug. 

20th c. French Maison Bagues vintage brass coffee or cocktail table with original smoky grey mirror top, fluted legs, finial on X stretcher. An elegant and timeless piece to go with any style decor, whether modern, mid century or traditional.

c. 1940s
French Maison Bagues style vintage brass side tables with original black granite shelves, fluted legs, acorn finials. An elegant and timeless piece to go with any style decor, whether modern, mid century or traditional.

Absolutely beautiful and so very delicate, this pair of murano glass lamps would be a distinctive work of art in any decor. The base materials were made with quartz pebbles from the Ticino and Adige river beds in Italy. White on white, these lamps have an almost jeweled look to them.

To look at any of these pieces or others in my collection, please visit

Have a fantastic weekend wherever this post finds you.


  1. Dear Karina ..... I absolutely love those pair of fauteuils .... but the white hide and murano chandelier! How do you not take them all home with you as they are so beautiful. Have a great week-end!
    hugs Fran xxxxx

  2. OMG!! In the words of Rachel Zoe...Ba-na-nas!!!



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