Wednesday, August 10, 2011

NEW TO MARKET: SWEDISH ANTIQUE INSPIRED DRESSER!

Swedish 3 Drawer Chest by Tara Shaw Maison with a large sea shell, flower arragement and lion portrait
Photo by Coco of COCOCOZY
So when I was in Atlanta  showing the COCOCOZY Textiles collection and I had a moment to run around, I saw this cute little dresser from furniture designer Tara Shaw.

Turns out in the month of July I had unwittingly run into Tara Shaw creations twice.  Once at the House of Windsor show house in Los Angeles - it turns out Tara had designed a bathroom in the show house that I had featured; the second time being in Atlanta when I wandered by the Tara Shaw booth.

I had the pleasure of meeting Tara in the booth and she personally pointed me in the direction of this dresser.  I was being polite at first just looking because she asked...but when I saw this little piece I thought, "Wow, this IS quite marvelous".  I took a million pictures of it.  It stuck with me.

(Aside note:  I think I spent most of the time chatting to Tara and telling her how I was not a "blogger" but that I had a textiles collection and I had another job as an executive in Hollywood.  It is silly but for some reason, after 3 years of blogging, of all things I still have a whole thing about being a called a "blogger"...I think it is because when I started, my friends would introduce to me to their friends when we were at parties and they would say "and she has a blog" and back then people would look at me like I had a third eye or with a "oh how pathetic, she sits on her computer and writes about stuff...oh how sad" look.  I know times have changed but I still find myself caveatting the whole blogger thing...still avoiding the "blogger" title...need to stop and just own it.  I am blogger...I think...no...let me try again...I am blogger...kind of but I do a lot of other stuff too...okay...last attempt...I am a blogger...oh...oh...okay...stop...there...I did it).

Anyhoooo...back to this piece of furniture. The Swedish pine chest has a distressed pale white finish - it was inspired by a18th century piece that was modified to use as a bedside table. It is new to the market and quite adorable.  I can imagine it as a bedside table, or in a foyer, or in a little nook in a main living space.  Great looking, great for storage, overall great piece of furniture I think!

Swedish 3 Drawer Chest by Tara Shaw Maison
Tara Shaw Maison - Swedish 3 Drawer Chest - $2245 ( 32 3/4"h x 34 3/4"w x 21 1/2"d)(above)
What do you think of this NEW TO MARKET piece? Where might you put it in your home.

Tara, thank you for sharing this!

Happy Wednesday!

xo
Coco

P.S. If you have a design that is new and are showing at the New York International Gift Fair or its just new...please send me images and information and I'll see if I can feature on COCOCOZY in this new segment called NEW TO MARKET!  You can email me at cococozy@gmail.com!

P.P.S. Sorry I didn't post yesterday. Am crazed with last minute preparations for the New York International Gift Fair. Am happy with new cotton pillows and can't wait to show you!

6 comments:

  1. This one is fabulous! I love every detail of it! A classic piece.

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  2. I think it's way to expensive. Actually it's probably because we have a lot of these around here....in flee markets and at ridiculous price ! You can have a plane ticket for Montreal, get an original antique one and still save ;0)

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  3. Its a beautiful piece of furniture. I love the shape.

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  4. Adorable, but ridiculously priced!

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  5. Wow this piece would be perfect practically anywhere especially an entryway. And I appreciate the distressed look and the beautiful details.
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  6. Oo0 you will love this post I just put up! http://goldenwhitedecor.blogspot.com/2011/08/comfortable-fairy-tale.html
    The store in Montecito, Country House Antiques, is full of antiques from Scandinavia, France, and England. I think its time I book a ticket ;)

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