Thursday, May 6, 2010

Wow...I will be back next year!

The past two days have been ridiculously busy, but I did manage to squeeze in a visit to the annual Brunschwig & Fils warehouse sale located in White Plains, NY. The sale started on Saturday and ran through yesterday. I was truly impressed with the selection of textiles, wallcoverings and furnishings, but I was even more impressed with how nice every single person was that I encountered who worked the sale. I have never attended a warehouse sale of any kind, so this was a real treat!

This rich navy wool woven will become an upholstered bed for my son's room. The textile is super dense making it perfect for upholstered a bed. Now, I need to select a navy/white trim cord from the D & D to create a truly stunning bed. Once I find the cord that I like I will ship the goods to start production...can't wait! He is twenty months old and before long he'll be transferring from his crib to his bed. This textile really needs to be seen and felt to truly appreciate its appeal.
This linen velvet will become two swivel tub chairs. It's stunning in person! I will post about the chairs and my living room once the chairs are completed.
This heavy weight linen will go in the guest bedroom of our vacation home.  
I almost fell over when I saw this turquoise-greenish silk...perfect for my dining room.  This silk will go on the back of each Louis XVI chair I'm having made for the space. It's one of the only practical places in a home with children to have silk. I've been searching for the chairs since last year and I found a manufacturer in January when I was at the NYIGF. We've been working together since then to get the chair color exact and now we are ready for production. 
This silk velvet textile is gorgeous...absolutely amazing in person. I'm playing with a couple of options...not sure which way I'll go, but I knew I could not pass on its beauty.
I have two different options in mind for this textile.  
Again, I have a couple of ideas for this one...will share finished product.
Tomorrow, I will post all of the wallcoverings I purchased...I have some really fun projects ahead of me. Amazing deals on everything I bought. Yes, I will back next year! Will you be there? Have you attended any design warehouse sales? If so, which ones?

11 comments:

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Yum, these are gorgeous. I have penciled on my calendar, hopefully I can make it next year!

Cashon&Co said...

oh, i love. sales especially!!! can't wait to see what you got

Marija said...

I would have loved to be at this! I have a tremendous amount of luck whenever Stark and Baker have warehouse sales. They did a joint sale this past winter and I about died!

La Dolfina said...

I adore everything you picked up!!
You have excellent taste and your projects sound amazing!! Can't wait to see how everything turns out :)

Starfish and Sundresses said...

You cleaned up! I cannot wait to see how your chairs turn out, I love everything you bought! xx

Kathysue said...

Amazing fabric choices. I can not wait to see what you do with all of these great choices. I loved each and everyone of them. I will have to admit the turqouise silk is a show stopper. I finished my front porch finalllllly! If you like black and white stripes come by for a visit, Kathysue

bluehydrangea said...

The fabrics are fabulous!! Can't wait to see the finished projects!!

Ann said...

What good finds! We'll need a house tour when you are done!

The turquoise silk and silk velvet- hmmmm.

Ann said...

What great finds! We'll need a home tour when you're done!

The turquoise silk and silk velvet- hmmmmm.

Style Chronicle said...

I can't wait to see your re-upholstered pieces. Great finds!!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oooh, how exciting! That's great that everyone was so nice, sometimes warehouse sales can get out of control! Love that linen velvet and the blue stripes, I cannot wait to see the finished products! You have such a good eye!