Pamela Hughes is president and owner of Hughes Design Associates, with offices in Florida and Washington, D.C./Va. Pamela and her firm work throughout North America and the Caribbean creating luxury residences. Here are five design finds she's currently crushing on.
Jean Harlow Would Be Jealous
This cocktail table is a fabulous sculpture that doubles as functional furniture. Each piece is unique and one-of-a-kind; you can create your own shapes. The Harlow Cocktail Table by Caste is hand-carved domestically in Montana, and has a rich walnut base juxtaposed with a softly honed Carrera marble top.
Lighting as Sculpture
Or should we say, “Sculpture as lighting”? This fantastic Bow Chandelier from Holly Hunt is both. Iron and glass combine in spatial shapes to add glow and sophistication to any interior. Try it in a historic or modern home; mixing old with new can be a perfectly balanced and pleasant aesthetic surprise.
I like to begin a bedroom design with handsome wood pieces from Maxine Snider. We select exotic veneers to blend with sleek, darker wood finishes. Neutral fabrics create a perfect base for headboard and bed coverings. Create a canvas that allows for pops of color in pillows and accessories, as shown here in the Maison Bed.
Colorful, abstract area rugs are works of art for viewing and tactile pleasure. These bright and cheerful rugs from NIBA Collections add beautiful punches of aqua, lemon, orange and cinnamon, and create the foundation for a happy and colorful space.
Traditional lamps in WOW! colors are one of my favorites. I particularly enjoy the works of Hwang Bishop, as they custom color any of their voluptuous lamps. Beauty and function wrapped into one! This is the spicy and bulbous Ginger Lamp.