Monday, January 23, 2012

Furniture I love: CR Currin

I'm unsure how I initially came across the CR Currin furniture line, but the owners aptly describe it as "jewelry for the home."  The sinuous, curved lines give it a sensuous, refined feeling with real personality.  Check out some of these unique pieces that would each make a room special without going over the top.  As an added bonus, the line is produced in the US and every piece is custom.

Beds:

French King Bed shown in black linen
 While I love their styling of this dramatic bed, I would equally love it upholstered in a pale wool sateen with whitewashed trim.  Its bold yet simple lines would enhance countless fabrications.


Carved Post Bed shown in "chateau" finish
Their Carved Post Bed, with its Art Nouveau swirly carved posts, is a gem that would fit equally in a ski chalet or the most sophisticated urban highrise.  Great lines and proportion, and I love the negative space created by the bowed in headboard against the bowed out posts.

Mirror:
Window Pane Mirror
I love the aqueous, shimmering quality of this mirror.  It would be wonderful in a dining room or occasional space where you just wanted to create a mirrored effect without requiring the precision of true mirror for practical purposes.  So unique.

Tables:
Oval Extension Table
 This darling table keeps it light with an open pedestal base while the top is dressed up by a gilt rim.  Love the rich finish and subtle sparkle of that gilding.


Oval Extension Table with Legs
Same top, different base - this table is gussied up with more pronounced silver leaf on the apron and legs.  The leafing gives it more of a contemporary twist in my opinion, but it could work into transitional or traditional rooms if paired with the right components.  Given the intense look of the tapered legs, I see this with very soft, perhaps upholstered and skirted, chairs whose legs wouldn't compete with the table's.