Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Century Furniture

I realized I have been back from High Point Market for months now and have never shared my favorite pieces from some of the manufactorers we saw! I'll start off with Century, probably my favorite. What I love about Century, other than their great quality, is that they span Classic to modern and everything in between as evidenced by these pictures. Growing up, my grandparents had a lot of furniture from Century (albeit their more modern collections) and so it's a brand I return to over and over again.

I'll start with Century's newest collection: Archive Home. This line is based a lot on the current trends for light, bleached and natural woods: think Belgian style and reclaimed woods.

I loved that they included a lot of the designer's sketches -such as the one of the table base seen above.This little quatrefoil side table is just the perfect spot for a drink beside a chair.

The arms of this linen sofa looked very Axel Vervoordt inspired to me; so elegant.

Many of the finishes were rustic, but you needn't worry about splinters; they know what they're doing.

Another favorite line of mine was the Oscar de la Renta Collection. I especially loved this parchment game table; perfect for the corner of any stylish living room.

This tortoise and parchment side table reminded me a lot of something my grandparents would have had (in a good way!).

This x bookcase from the Oscar de la Renta collection would be perfect for any room of the house. I could especially see it in a bedroom or den.

As I mentioned in my previous post, my favorite collection was the grand tour. The quality was outstanding and some of the pieces could fit into not only very traditional settings, but also more contemporary. The top of this handsome accent table is almost too pretty to cover up with anything!

The unusual treatment of the Grand Tour bombe chest makes it perfect for an entry hall or more modern hotel lobby.

The lines of this side chair in mahogany and walnut remind me of a klismos -can I have 12 of these for my dream dining room please?

While we're at it, I'll take one of these Mica Mirror cabinets for my bareware!Last but not least, the finish on this red faux tortoise chairside table was just incredible; again I wouldn't want to cover it with anything! I hope you enjoyed the tour as much as I did!


the modern sybarite ™ said...

Love the fact you embrace the classic! Thank you.

pve design said...

Fantastic pieces to add flair to any room!

David Toms said...

What a wonderful store. Just the right balnce between classical and modern!

Kerry said...

I'd have to say that the "Grand Tour" is my favorite to. That accent table is fabulous.

The Devoted Classicist said...

Century has really Upped Their Game lately with the high style personality pieces loosely adapted from signature designs by some of the interior greats such as Albert Hadley and Renzo Mongiardino. The Belgian-inspired line, especially good for do-it-yourselfers, should be very popular. It is all very attractive.

Kwana said...

Thanks for this. Looks like you found all the best pieces.

Mark D. Ruffner said...

Hi, Stefan - I've always enjoyed interiors that were an eclectic mix of modern and classic. Very often those words can be interchanged to describe their respective pieces, and that's certainly true in what you have presented today.

Paisley Curtain said...

Thanks for sharing. Century makes real good furniture. We have a century sofa that turned 12 this summer, still looks and feel new.

Love the red faux tortoise table, very unique.

David said...

I ended up on the Century website one evening looking for round dining tables, and I was rather taken with a number of the Oscar de la Renta pieces too.

Anonymous said...

I love the accent and side tables. Could that be a stepped
table next to your dream cabinet?
Nice post.

My Notting Hill said...

Absolutely love the quatrefoil table and the entire vignette it's pictured in. Also the red tortoise finish is fabulous too.

About the Don't Give up the Ship - some history buffs left great explanations. It has to do w/the war of 1812. Commodore Perry had a flag made to commemorate his friend Captain Lawrence who said this among last words before the British killed him.

Next Monday I'm posting about our renovation plans. Dan just cut a huge hole where our new basement stairs will be - in the "no name, used to be dining room" room. Would love your opinion/critique!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

I'm glad everyone likes the same pieces as me -you always run the risk of being ridiculed for your taste!
Barbara G -yes -that was a stepped side table -isn't it fabulous?

Stephilius said...

I love that little side table, too! Perhaps it's rude of me to ask, but wouldn't it better be called trefoil, as it has three lobes rather than the four of a quatrefoil...?

Thombeau said...

Some great stuff, especially the trefoil table!

Karena said...

I really love their pieces so much flair!


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Jane Kilpatrick Schott said...

Great goods. I just remembered how much I LOVE drawers when they are completely papered.

quintessence said...

I agree with TDC - Century has really stepped it up. I'm loving so many of their collections. The quality is terrific and so many of the designs work with a variety of interior styles. I've been eyeing the Oscar de la Renta bookcase/console for quite a while now - that's storage with style!!

Grant K. Gibson said...

I love the quatrefoil side table and the red faux tortoise table! I might need to go shopping!

Charles von Hamm said...

I love the little table but it's a trefoil (3 lobes), not a quatrefoil (4 lobes).

In order: trefoil, quatrefoil, cinquefoil, hexfoil, etc ;)