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it’s about time…

August 25, 2009

We’re blogging!

We’ve been talking about this for months and have been waiting for the inspiration to hit us. This seems as good a time as any since we have lots to share.

Where do we start?

What’s with the name “House of SiennaMack,” you wonder? Well, that’s part of our new division which we’ll be launching soon…but it’s still under wraps, so we can’t share any info with you just yet. Be sure to check back to see the new addition to our brand.

In news we can share, id 810 design group (that’s us!) was asked by Papillion Linens to design her booth at the August NY Gift Show. Our relationship with Leigh began when we ordered these dining chairs from her and decided to use her coral colored fabric instead of something more traditional for a beach house in the Hamptons we designed this year.

Coral chairs

We got some nice attention from those chairs (here and here) and Leigh thought we would be the perfect pair to help show off her linens, bedding and furniture in a more modern way – so what did we do? Lots of color, of course!

The design plan: a modern take on the Parisian boutique hotel…

We had been dying to use navy and pink as a color scheme for so long, so that’s where we began.

pink, navy and the coveted bench

Add some crisp white, a deep grey and tangy lime as the perfect complements to show it off.

the beds

We went for BOLD. We knew the position of the booth was next to some steep competition in the bedding world (John Robshaw and Kelly Wearstler to name a few) and we wanted impact.

We loved Leigh’s romantic bedding but by using the colors we chose instead of the neutrals she usually uses we packed a fierce punch to update the look. How cute is this pink ruffle detail???

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The yummy bedding on the lime green bed is by DreamFit who was also part of the booth. This dreamy line has some genius technology behind it in that it fits snug on any mattress (trust us – we’ve seen it in action!) Our favorite feature is the pillowcase, which is quilted and decorative on one side and a regular pillowcase on the other side – just flip it over to sleep on and flip it back when you make your bed, eliminating the need for a million decorative pillows – just perfect for the modern bedroom! Plus, the patterns are to die for – the Lyocell is our favorite.

DreamFit bed

Of course we needed a “concierge desk” and a place to store the additional linens we needed to show off. Enter Claudia of the amazing Paris Apartment. In addition to using lots of Claudia’s lucite pieces, we were able to upholster her Lucite bench in hot pink, added nailheads, and transformed it into a ridiculously adorable, modern piece. We can’t count the compliments that we and Claudia received on this piece, and it was clearly a hit at the booth.

the benches
To highlight the rest of Leigh’s amazing linen colors we framed them in a gallery surrounding the old (old, old, old) door that was salvaged from a NYC apartment and we rented from The Demolition Depot in Harlem (that place is like a wonderland – maybe we’ll blog about the many hidden treasures of their store another day). We got so many compliments on this wall and a few people wanted to buy the entire set up (the frames were a combo of thrift shop and Target!)

gallery wall

We were pumped to work on a project with so much exposure and those who know us know we love a challenge!   As always there were some road bumps we never saw coming, but at the end of the day (actually at the end of several very long days) it was a super rewarding experience for us to bring our vision to life and make a real impact at the show for Papillon Linens.

a dash of zebra

the booth

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. designfabulous permalink
    August 25, 2009 10:40 pm

    OMG!!! I love this booth. You guys did such an amazing job! I love your work and love Papillion Linens, what a great combo you guys made. The pink ruffle in the headboard and the white and pink armoire are my fav’s. So great, such great inspiration.

  2. November 1, 2010 4:06 am

    dining chairs that are made of hardwood are very long lasting specially if you paint them with varnish “”

  3. November 12, 2010 7:15 pm

    beach houses are really nice and it would always be a warm and relaxing place .~”

  4. November 14, 2010 2:53 pm

    i am very choosy when it comes to dining chairs, i am very picky about the style and their colors ~;~

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