A New Favorite Chair!

September 25, 2014 § Leave a comment

photo courtesy of SuiteNY

photo courtesy of SuiteNY

The minute I saw the Scandia Nett Lounge chair I fell in love–all over again! Architect Paul Lunder’s company, Fjordfiesta, recreated Hans Brattrud’s amazing designs and brought the ’50s back with these beauties. You can request a quote from Suite NY or have your designer contact them for pricing info. The chair is available in laminated wood slats in American walnut, American oak, or American oak with color stain finish (blue, green, black, red or white with visible wood grain available).

…I suddenly feel like grabbing a book and getting cozy under a blanket! As always, thanks for stopping by and reading A Fresh Coat! Hope you enjoy your Thursday! XOXO Jen

photo courtesy of Suite NY

photo courtesy of Suite NY

photo courtesy of Suite NY

photo courtesy of Suite NY

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Q Design Home in Cartagena

September 23, 2014 § Leave a comment

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As I was exploring the streets of Cartagena, Colombia, my eye was instantly attracted to Q Design on Calle de la Iglesia de la Estrella Esquina. Like most streets in the city, it was narrow, slightly crowded and it would be easy to miss the shop if it weren’t for the bright red logo out front. For a minute it reminded me of the Target bulls-eye, so I was intrigued, and then I saw a Kartell chair in the window and I knew this was a store I’d like! They carry a lot of my favorite brands/designers like Philippe Starck, Chilewich (I still have a favorite set of place mats on my table rotation I bought five years ago!), Foscarini, and Artemide. If you’re ever in the neighborhood, stop by and say hi! It was amazing finding this little gem and I’m happy I was able to share it with you all. As always, thanks for reading! XOXO Jen

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An Open Door to Design: Cartagena, Colombia

September 15, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hi everyone! Recently, I was lucky enough to travel to Cartagena, Colombia to attend their Bridal Week which was hosted by the Sofitel Santa Clara. The event was wonderful, the hotel was gorgeous but the city was more than I could have ever imagined! If it wasn’t for the humidity I might have almost forgotten to breathe as I snapped away with my camera lens trying to capture all of the inspiration I could. Everywhere I looked around me was a vignette I couldn’t live without documenting (I am that person on a trip–always with my camera out!). The small cobblestone streets, the colonial architecture complete with balconies filled to the brim with bright pink and purple flowers that overflow from the second story windows, the sidewalks barely large enough for two to walk side-by-side which forces a closeness amongst the people, the mini taxis buzzing around the streets and the double doors that are painted beautiful hues with lines and textures that only weather and time can help create…Cartagena is a magical place! Most of the magic for me, however, was in the doors and the door-knockers. I was mesmerized by the ironwork and colors and just couldn’t get enough. Here are some of my favorites:

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