Last updated 6 days ago
We enjoy keeping the lobby fresh and inspiring here at Sedlak’s, that’s why every couple weeks we give it a new makeover. This time the look is “cozy chic rustic” – a phrase we’re having patented as we speak.
The live edge dining table, in its high sheen “storm” finish, is from Harden Furniture. The iron base grounds the heavy table top, and polishes off the rough look for a sleeker design overall. Kick your legs up and unwind in this deep fabric/leather combo sofa from Massoud. It’s the perfect level of divinity for relaxing, watching a movie or having a glass of wine while hanging out with friends.
And of course, what rustic setting would be complete without an absurd abundance of animal heads, paintings and accessories? These guys all help round out the look with their refined take on classic looks. See if you can spot them all in the overall view of the room.
Last updated 13 days ago
A very special thank you to Jonathan Sowter, founder of Jonathan Charles, for coming to Sedlak Interiors and sharing his story with us yesterday.
Jonathan spoke about how he started out in the industry, and the incredible path his life has taken. Looking at his collections these days, you would never guess what design propelled him into the mega sphere of furniture design he is at now. A simple, clean lined, extremely contemporary sofa, far from the detailed carving and marquetry that he is known for today.
Jonathan’s design sense is one you don’t find too often any more in furniture design. He believes, in a world of Ikeas and Pottery Barns, that the skill set of furniture makers is something to be harnessed and cultivated. The beauty and craftsmanship in his furniture is unlike that of any other.
A few of the skills he not only applies in his designs, but is also proficient at are eglomise and marquetry. Eglomise is the process of painting or applying gold leaf to the back side of a piece of glass, a quite exquisite effect. Marquetry is a painstakingly skilled process where one carves veneer in duo tones to create decorative patterns, also breath taking.
Thank you again to Jonathan for sharing his story here at Sedlak’s!
Last updated 20 days ago
"As Seen on TV!"
Have you ever been watching TV and unexpectedly seen something in the background of the show that you yourself have in your own home? When it happens to us we suddenly perk up and become quite pleased with ourselves that we are so on top of today’s trends.
Well this exact thing happened the other day when watching a Netflix Original Series – “Grace & Frankie”, with Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda. Ken Lerner came onscreen as Martin Sheen’s former boss, and lo and behold Sedlak’s very own Ibis bird lamp was in the background. This is one of our favorite pieces at Sedlak’s (which is why it’s in our Design Treasures gallery!).
The Ibis bird is represented in gold leaf in this playful lighting accessory. This bird can be found in the deep south, often right in your front yard nibbling at large insects for dinner. With legs for days, this table lamp tops out at 35”.
Last updated 27 days ago
It’s Friday! Yes, sweet Friday. If you are anything like us, here at Sedlak’s, you look forward to your weekends after a long hard week. Just imagining arriving home at the end of the day, ready to unwind before a night out with friends. You work hard, strong, all through the week, and don’t you deserve some down time? We know we do!
What is that spot you look forward to relaxing in at home? Can you picture it now? Mine is my deep seated, green crush velvet, corduroy tight back sofa that I can curl up in and take a moment to myself – with a glass of wine, of course – before my busy weekend ensues…
Take a look at these soothing, serene, settings below and imagine yourself settling in for a peaceful break from your day. Just don’t become too entangled in relaxing, you may fall to slumber and skip your obligations tonight...
Last updated 1 month ago
This 18" cube on casters is upholstered in a patchwork of Kantha cloths. This particular example is currently on display in our front lobby Sedlak Interiors and comes to us from one of our upholstery manufacturers. Massoud Furniture, a great domestic upholstery manufacturer based in Dallas.
"Kantha is still the most popular form of embroidery practised by rural women. The traditional form of Kantha embroidery was done with soft dhotis and saris, with a simple running stitch along the edges. Depending on the use of the finished product they were known as Lepkantha or Sujni Kantha.
The embroidered cloth has many uses including women's shawls and covers for mirrors, boxes, and pillows. In the best examples, the entire cloth is covered with running stitches, employing beautiful motifs of flowers, animals birds and geometrical shapes, as well as themes from everyday activities. The stitching on the cloth gives it a slight wrinkled, wavy effect. Contemporary Kantha is applied to a wider range of garments such as sarees, dupatta, shirts for men and women, bedding and other furnishing fabrics, mostly using cotton and silk." (wikipedia)
This type of covering is available on several other ottomans and as throws. Of course the beauty lies in the uniqueness as they are one-of-a-kind pieces of art.