maison21, being the huge vintage furniture hag that he is, knew that the henredon furniture company had in the past churned out the occasional hot piece of furniture (the "scenes 1, 2 & 3" series from the 70's comes to mind) but outside of the barbara barry collection produced today, he associated the company with the kind of dark, carved wood "old world" furniture one would find in a tuscan style mcmansion. so you could have knocked maison21 over with a feather when he found out the the glamorous chest of drawers he was drooling over recently was brand new and made by henredon. chic, no? he is coveting a pair for the sides of his bed, but alas, they are a little too tall...
there are a few other delights hidden in amongst the old world "elegance" on the henredon site, so it's worth checking out.
speaking of mass market furniture surprises, what do we think of this martha stewart sideboard for bernhardt? maison21 thinks it's rather elegant with it's "sheraton meets deco" styling, but can't get past the martha name. we definitely have a love/hate thing with the martha- it's mostly love, but we don't know if we'd actually want her (or her furniture) in our home.
ps: maison21 would like to apologize to his readers- all 7 of you (we're up from 5!)- for his recent paucity of posts. we're actually too busy doing decorating to blog about it, but we'll be back soon with some real posts, not stuff like this cheesy filler post we did today!