The EF + LM Atelier Collection

Jan 14

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After our fall visit to High Point Furnishings Market where our Pulp Design Studios design team visited the stunning Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman showroom, we were asked to keep their super secret amazing Atelier Collection under wraps! We were finally given permission to share and, let me tell you, it was hard to keep all this beauty to ourselves. First, let us start with a little background…

EF+LM gathered five incredibly talented American designers (four of which are pictured above with our design team) who do furniture like no other to design a collection that is an updated spin on traditional, allowing EF+LM do keep that timeless sensibility that they do so well. The five amazing designers included Lydia Marks & Lisa Frantz, Katie Eastridge, Barry Goralnick, and Ferrell + Mittman’s Creative Director Phillip Jeffries. The result is an amazing collection of furniture, made with the highest quality and exquisite details that have brought traditional styling into our modern era.

Feast your eyes on our five favorite pieces from the collection…

EFLM Pulp Design Studios

EFLM Pulp Design Studios

The Brigitte Swivel Chair – From Marks & Frantz:

She swivels and is soft and comfortable, just what an occasional chair should be. Septagonal in shape, Brigitte is perfect in any room of the house and looks best in pairs. The shape nicely offsets the more typical rounds, squares and rectangles so prevalent in today’s interiors. This chair is larger than you might think, and more comfortable than you can possibly imagine.

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EFLM Pulp Design Studios

The Max Dylan Sofa – From Barry Goralnick:

The Max Dylan is one of the finest sofas Ferrell + Mittman has ever produced. Every detail is beautifully architectural and inviting. The low-profile arms effortlessly embrace its plush seat cushions. The hand-tailored tight back is clean and casual. Its metal legs are new and original – a classic beveled form provides the impact of a bold gesture with the light touch of a true artisan. This Mid-Century inspired design is interpreted though the eyes of a skilled architect and marvelous craftsmen. 

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The Carrie Settee – From Marks & Frantz:

As Carrie Bradshaw returned home from the trials and tribulations of Manhattan and her never ending search for love and fulfillment, she settled in her apartment onto her beautiful settee. This settee is faithfully re-interpreted by Ferrell + Mittman just as it has been several times for the homes of her ardent fans. Open and light in scale, this settee is as practical as it is useful, and now with the matching chair Carrie might have wanted, thanks to Ferrell + Mittman’s Creative Director. Aside from its cinematic provenance, this is a damn good piece of furniture! 

EFLM Pulp Design Studios

EFLM Pulp Design Studios

The Tulane Slipper Chair - From Katie Eastridge:

Tulane sits on a solid wood base and is ready for the next client. It is a go-anywhere, no-nonsense tight back slipper chair that is comfortable, versatile, and can be the solution to interior design decisions in almost every room of the house. 

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The Aurora Sofa – From Phillip Jeffries:

Maybe the most difficult sofa we have ever crafted. Aurora is a heavy-weight contender—literally. Matched variegated Wenge veneers creating an exterior shell for the crisp and tailored interior upholstery. Racing across and around the Wenge exterior surface are shaped stainless steel accents that bring to mind Raymond Loewy’s automotive detailing.. Aurora must be seen to be believed- and that a design of this exceptional quality can be made in America speaks volumes about the strength of the American craftspeople. 

 

This new collection is absolutely stunning! You can see the entire collection on their website: EF+LM Atelier Collection

A big thank you the EF+LM team for bringing us to High Point! As interior designers, we appreciate a line that is created by designers and for designers. They are a true to-the-trade line and we love their choice to position themselves as such.

And, a huge congratulations to the talented design team (who also happen to be amazingly fun and gracious people). Amazing work and amazing company!

 

 

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High Point Showroom Tour: Howard Elliot

Jan 13

Howard Elliot Pulp Design Studios

High Point Furnishings Market is always a Pulp Design Studios must visit. Not only do we get to discover new vendors, but we also get to re-familiarize ourselves with the tried and true vendors that we’ve been using for years! For us, Howard Elliot is one of those vendors that blends seamlessly into our designs.

Howard Elliot has everything from flashy, exciting, and dynamic pieces to transitional, warm, and earthy. For us, it’s an easy one-stop-shop for many projects. Our design team has worked with Howard Elliot throughout our careers on both hotel and commercial projects, but also on high-end residential.

Howard Elliot Pulp Design Studios

Howard Elliot Pulp Design Studios

Howard Elliot Pulp Design Studios

One of the things we are loving about Howard Elliot is their growth in the furniture and accessories arena! They introduced tons of new decorative accessories, as well as furniture. One of the things we loved from the showroom tour was the inspiration they provided with their showroom styling. Accessories mounted to mirror and the additional layering of mirrors were really fun touches!

Howard Elliot Pulp Design Studios

Howard Elliot Pulp Design Studios

Metallics, golds, and coppers were king this past market and Howard Elliot didn’t let us down in their beautiful collections. With the added touch of luxurious mink soft goods and upholstery, the showroom was on trend and somehow had timeless touches all at the same time. Their black and gold collections were also spot on with all of the design work we’re doing for our clients right now.

Howard Elliot Pulp Design Studios

Howard Elliot Pulp Design Studios

Howard Elliot has got their eye on trends and, like every great home company, looks towards fashion for setting the tone for interior trends. We enjoyed every inspiring minute and look forward to going back to High Point Furnishings Market this Spring to see what they bring!

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Holiday Gift Guide 2014: For the Kids

Dec 18

Gift Guide 2014 kids

We are in the holiday shopping home stretch and Pulp Design Studios is working to get all those kiddos in your life taken care of! We’ve pulled together our favorite gifts for the little ones, nephews, nieces, sons, daughters, and god-babies in your life… Happy Shopping!

 

ONE:  Giraffe Artwork  |  TWO:  Build-your-Own Radio Flyer Wagon  |  THREE:  Modern Child Table & Chairs  |  FOUR:  “Design Your Own Superhero Cape” Kit  |  FIVE:  Mason Jar Light  |  SIX:  Safari Wood Puzzle Set  |  SEVEN: Children’s Literature Set  |  EIGHT: Polka Dot Throw  |  NINE:  Hannah Anderson Graphic Basket  |  TEN:  Vintage Stripe Elephant  |  ELEVEN:  Baby Piano   |  TWELVE: Silver Racecar

 

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Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Under $50

Dec 11

Gift Guide 2014 budget

Pulp Design Studios has you covered from High to Low! We’ve pulled together our favorite gifts for under $50. Have fun perusing our affordable selections!

 

ONE: Cheetah Travel Wallet  |  TWO:  iPhone Case  |  THREE: You Rock Mug  |  FOUR: Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker  |  FIVE: Heart Canvas Tote  |  SIX: Sugar Lip Ritual  |  SEVEN: Smartphone Projector  |  EIGHT: Evergreen Herb Shop |  NINE: Celestial Drop Earrings  |  TEN: Cast Iron Fondue Pot  |  ELEVEN: Cashmere Gloves with Faux Fur Trim  |  TWELVE: Toms for Target Throw

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Showroom Tour: French Heritage

Dec 10

French Heritage High Point Showroom

High Point Furnishings Market ended in October, but for our Pulp Design Studios designers it’s always in the forefront of our minds because it doesn’t just end at attending market. We get to bring back all the information and new vendors we’ve found, incorporate them into our design libraries, interior design projects, and share them with you!

This past fall, one of our favorite experiences was visiting the French Heritage showroom. First of all, it was a new-to-us showroom. It’s always exciting for us to find new vendors and resources. When we first found out that French Heritage was sponsoring our visit to High Point, we were excited to look closely at their line and see how we could incorporate what they do so well into our more modern design work. We were so pleasantly surprised to see how fashion forward and fresh their take is on traditional pieces!

French Heritage High Point Showroom

French Heritage High Point Showroom

Upon entry of the showroom and meeting the owners, the first thing that struck us was their hospitality and family-owned feel. For such an established company, we were surprised to see that the owners were so involved. And, let me tell you, that shows in their product, their service, and in their design. The warmth that we received from the owners exuded throughout the showroom and throughout their product. Every detail had a story behind it and every detail was thought through. And, as designers, the service and knowledge we received was unparalleled.

French Heritage High Point Showroom

French Heritage High Point Showroom

So, about that impeccable detail we mentioned… The quality in the hardware, the wood inlay, the fabric selections, the upholstery, and the stunning finishes was exceptional. Our design team ooh-ed and ahh-ed throughout the entire showroom tour.

French Heritage High Point Showroom

French Heritage High Point Showroom

French Heritage High Point Showroom

French Heritage High Point Showroom

From French Heritage’s in-stock pieces, to their customizable pieces, to their completely bespoke capabilities… We were in designer heaven.

You can read more about French Heritage in our first post about them! But, for our designer friends and for our clients who get excited by fashion-forward classics, there are three things we want you to know:

1. French Heritage stocks a broad range of product right here in the US.

2. Much of the French Heritage line can be customized!

3. French Heritage can build completely custom pieces to our design specifications. Your own atelier with the same quality French Heritage is known for. As designers, that excites us!

Even though you’ve likely seen French Heritage products in some big retailer’s windows, we are so excited to be sharing them with you from our perspective – the designer’s perspective.

Thanks again to French Heritage for bringing us to High Point this fall… We are fans!

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Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Luxe Gifts

Dec 9

Gift Guide 2014 luxe

We’ve got your splurge shopping covered this holiday season, as well as a little luxe for less… If you’re shopping for that someone special or even for yourself, see the stunning gift ideas we’ve rounded up for you!

ONE: Jonathan Adler Menagerie Baboon Limited Edition Giclée Print  |  TWO: Edgar Brass Decanter  |  THREE: Faux Fur Throw  |  FOUR: Tom Ford Tote  |  FIVE: Matrix Side Table  |  SIX: Baroque Antique Gold Box  |  SEVEN: Gigi New York  |  EIGHT: Leather Sun Ray Pillow  |  NINE: Gold Barnacle  |  TEN: Kelly Wearstler Tic Tac Toe Set  |  ELEVEN: Marco Bicego ’Siviglia’ Linear Earrings  |  TWELVE: iPhone Six Plus

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Beth’s 5 December Must-Haves

Dec 2

Top 5 Must Haves - Dec 14 - Beth

Can you believe it’s December already? I have my five must-haves and new discoveries to share with you…

 

1. Holiday candles abound this season! light your candles in style with these precious apothecary matches. Apothecary Matches, $16 

2. I love these new gold nuggets from Pulp Home! If Santa leaves a piece of coal that looks like this, I’ll take it! Gold Nugget, $55

3. Wrapping gifts may be one of my favorite things about gift giving. I am totally smitten with photographer Gray Malin’s wrapping paper. Wave Gift Wrap, $12.50 

4. I recently discovered The Pursuits of Happiness through one of my dear friends and her pottery is just amazing! When it comes to gift giving, it’s a ‘one for you, one for me’ kinda shop. Small Porcelain Tray, $55

5. I’ve been in the market for a new modern wreath! I spotted this gorgeous wreath while browsing Pinterest and I think I need to have it. Large Himmeli Wreath, $185

 

Happy December!

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Holiday Gift Guide 2014: For Him

Nov 28

Gift Guide 2014 for him

Men are surprisingly hard to shop for! I’ve put together a gift guide that I used while shopping for my incredibly stylish, yet urban, husband. Hopefully, you’ll find some helpful ideas for the men in your life! Happy hunting…

 

ONE: Ultimate Ears BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker  |  TWO: Copenhagen Carafe  |  THREE: Cashmere Knit Cap  |  FOUR: Black Playing Cards  |  FIVE: Schoolboy Leather Satchel  |  SIX: Pendleton Throw  |  SEVEN: Men’s Minimergency Kit  |  EIGHT: Party On Bottle Opener  |  NINE: The World’s Drinks and How to Mix Them  |  TEN: Wood Cube Alarm Clock  |  ELEVEN: Blanton’s Single-Barrel Bourbon  |  TWELVE: Fleece Shawl Collar Pullover

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Holiday Gift Guide 2014: For Her

Nov 26

Gift Guide for Her

If you’re shopping for the friend, mom, wife, co-worker or sister in your life, this is the gift guide for you! And, you may even find a few things for yourself. Nothing says happy holidays like cashmere and diamonds, but we’ve got you covered for the tech savvy lady, as well… Happy Shopping!

 

ONE: Clare Vivier Clutch  |  TWO: J Crew Ladybug Necklace  |  THREE: F is for Frank Stud Earrings  |  FOUR: Diamond Pendant Necklace  |  FIVE: Polaroid Z2300 Camera  |  SIX: Pink Tool Set  |  SEVEN: Snakeskin Tote  |  EIGHT: Friends with Benefits Headphones  |  NINE: Purple Agate Box  |  TEN: Nespresso Maestria Espresso Machine  |  ELEVEN: Nordstrom Cashmere Scarf  |  TWELVE: Ugg Slippers

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The Pulp Family Thanksgiving Table

Nov 24

This Thanksgiving, our Pulp Design Studios interns put together a thanksgiving table scheme to emulate the styles of each of the senior members of Pulp’s design team. It was so fun to see how they saw us and our tastes. And, it was a great exercise for the interns to learn to understand the style of their ‘clients’. See what our interns, Alissa and Tara, pulled together for our Pulp family Thanksgiving table…

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CAROLINA V GENTRY

Co-Owner + Principal Interior Designer

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Carolina’s table is full of gold and cream with that layered look that she does so well. Pattern on pattern, with approachable style, that’s perfect for the boho sophisticate.

 

Clockwise: Ingrid Flatware  |  Gold Patterned Tumblers  |  Kelly Wearstler White Gold Plate  |  Ikat Lattice Napkin  |   Wood Napkin Ring

 

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BETH DOTOLO

Co-Owner + Principal Interior Designer

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Beth’s table is quirky and modern with tons of contrast and metallic accents. This thanksgiving table would definitely be a showstopper and conversation piece!

 

Clockwise: Mr & Mrs Muse Napkin Rings  |  Kelly Wearstler Dots Napkin  |  The Perfect Coupe Glass  |  Gold Flatware  |  DKNY Urban Graffiti Dishes

 

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TRACY WURZBURG

Project + Purchasing Manager

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Tracy’s table is for the fun-loving prepster in us all. Think Kate Spade, picnics in the park, and bubbly. This look would brighten any day, especially Thanksgiving.

 

Clockwise: Boxwood Placemats  |  Tour Champagne Glass  |  Key Flatware Set  |  Border Stitch Napkins  |  Kate Spade Dinnerware

 

 

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ABBY SHEHAN

Lead Interior Designer

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Abby’s table is glamorous, yet down to earth. A perfect reflection of country glam… and, Abby for that matter. This table feels like something special without being too fussy.

Clockwise: Stemless Wine Glass  |  Linen Napkin  |  Crystal Bracelet Napkin Ring  |  Jeweled Gold Charger  |  White Dinner Plate  |  Gold Flatware

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Pulp team!

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5 Must-Haves for the Home: Carolina’s November 2014 Picks

Nov 13

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I’m sharing some of my favorite items that will make your November splendid around the home…

 

1. These bookends are the perfect little jewel on your bookshelves or sculptural enough to stand on their own. They caught my eye immediately when we saw them at High Point and we couldn’t wait to get them in the shop (and in my home). Purple Geode Bookends, $348

2. I love this essential oil especially around this time of year. It is calming, grounding and soothing. Plus, it has an exotic woodsy scent perfect for the cold weather. doTerra Vetiver Essential Oil, $40  

3. It’s about that time to bring all the plants indoors. Since I love a jungle-style look, I enjoy having a cheeky way to house all of those plants I bring in for the winter. We’ve got one in the Pulp Design Studios office and it’s just adds so much character. Blind Planter Small, $270

4. A French oven is a must-have for Thanksgiving, any great dinner party, and of course for all those chilly weather recipes. It’s an investment for your kitchen that will last a lifetime. Le Creuset Oval French Oven, $275

5. One of the sexiest smelling candles around! Perfect for those chilly nights. I like to keep an extra on hand as gifts for the hosts of those fabulous fall dinner parties you end up attending. Jonathan Adler Bourbon Pop Candle, $42

 

Happy November!

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