Let the sunshine in

Posted on 17 Apr 2008 at 5:00pm

Bring the outdoors indoors with the season’s fresh colors and organic textures

Pay no attention to the naysayers predicting a dark future — things have never looked so bright. We’re not talking about the price of gas or politics, of course, but the colors of the season. Spring and summer of 2008 will be dominated by the freshest, most vibrant yellows and oranges, sky-blues and mossy-greens.

And the mossiness is carried over in textures, too. The green movement has taken root (literally) with an emphasis on natural fabrics and organic finishes this year.

We polled the inventories of several area home furnishing retailers — Jones Walker, Aneita Fern, Zuri, West Elm and Haven — and put together a room that’s looking so bright, you gotta wear shades.


1 Luxor couch in vibrant yellow leather finish; starting at $1,910 at Jones Walker. 2 Abstract wall art available in many sizes and artists; as shown, $1,400 to $2,880 at Jones Walker. 3 Green silk button pillow available in a variety of sunny colors; $24 at West Elm. 4 Ponyhair boxes available in a variety of sizes; $110 to $135 at Haven. 5 Pillow in orange with raffia-stitched case; $34 at West Elm. 6 Birch-wood wrapped vases available in three sizes; $55 to $65 at Haven. 7 Distratto chrome lattice-shade lamp in tabletop and floor models; starting at $147 at Zuri. 8 Martini pitcher and glasses, available as a set; $54 at Zuri. 9 "Fair trade" hand-sewn pillows from South America, available in custom styles and sizes; starting at $195 at Aneita Fern. 10 Banduan wicker basket; $79 at West Elm. 11 Ponyhair magazine rack; $250 at Haven. 12 Blenko glass vases and bowl, available in a variety of styles and colors; $149 to $250 at Aneita Fern. 13 Bench box coffee table; $399 at Jones Walker.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND STYLING BY TERRY THOMPSON AND ARNOLD WAYNE JONES


Aneita Fern, 5213 Alpha Road, 972-392-9277, Aneitafern.com.

Haven, 2416 Victory Park Lane, 214-954-1515.

Jones Walker Furniture, 3010 Henderson St., 469-816-5500, Joneswalkerfurniture.com.

West Elm, 5307 E. Mockingbird Lane, 214-821-3999, Westelm.com.

Zuri Furniture, 4880 Alpha Road, 972-716-9874, Zurifurniture.com.


This article appeared in the Dallas Voice – Great Spaces print edition April 18, 2008.

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