Monday, June 29, 2009


At the Fall 2008 High Point Market, I discovered White Fine Furnishings. Started in Lynchburg, Virginia, the great shapes, details and painted finishes are what the market has needed. Easy pieces, the collection of case goods can be used in a variety of settings. They look like great inherited or antique pieces with new finishes and simple, appropriate hardware. The collection was a collaboration between an interior designer and a furniture designer, and came out of a need for custom pieces. The furniture is bench made of tropical hardwoods and hand painted. White offers the line in 13 colors, all understated and easy to use. I decided to show the whole shebang since the collection merits that. I am hoping they will introduce upholstery in the coming season....

Photos Courtesy of White Fine Furnishings
A bamboo trefoil side table with a lower shelf is a good place for a few plants, or a drink.

A tray top, turned legs and x-base details make this cocktail table an easy choice.

A two shelf coffee table with bun feet has storage galore for books and magazines.

The butler's tray table on an x-base has a painted cut-out pattern on the edges giving it that extra something.

The lighter finish with grey detail is great for a warm climate or a neutral color scheme.

The x- stretcher cocktail table has a painted top done in restoration colors, adding a trad detail.

An easy to love writing table has three drawers, and works anywhere that a substantial piece is needed.

The desk has a built in book shelf, with areas to hold papers, stuff, and even more stuff. A curved leg and apron add a feminine detail,while the columns give it architectural heft.

I have said it before and I will say it again: nice headboards are hard to find. Well, here you go. This curvy headboard with matching finials is also available as a four poster, for a twin, queen, king and California king.

The same thing applies here, with additional sizing offered. Clean and streamlined, this bed makes any sheets look better.

Their round dining table is also great for a center hall, with stacks of books and a vase of flowers in the center. The legs curve to the center, and the piece as a whole is chic and not overdone.

The white version.

Maybe you need a bench. This English hall bench is pared down simplicity at its best.

There are so many x-backed chairs out there, their a side chair has a diamond back. Nice touch.
One with nicely curved arms.

Sorry, just can't get my fill of bamboo. So glad they did a bamboo bench, perfect for the end of the bed.

Let's say you have a small bedroom but want a nice piece that can double as a desk. Voila, this chest has a slide out piece for a writing surface.

Again, the hardware is just right. Clean lines, inset panel detail, tapered leg and square pulls make this another winner.

Swedish inspired, their chest of drawers has Gustavian touches in the pulls and the diamond motif on the side.

An adorable nightstand has a diamond pattern painted in a soft blue. A door provides easy storage.

Swedish furniture has old world charm and simple forms. Another nightstand with reeded front and sides, has two swing doors and a drawer.

I always find drawers and shelves helpful in nightstand design. For a guestroom, this one does the trick, since there will be low magazine overflow.
This two- tier side table flanking a sofa is my idea of fabulous.

An X- Sided Etagere has back stretches to support it against a wall. You could also float them in a room to create a division of space.

The X- Sided Small Etagere is a mini version of the piece above, and would work well in an entry with a top shelf to hold key trays and mail.


sophiedahydesigns said...

I'm right there with you! I love anything bamboo or Swedish. This line is wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Alicia said...

I agree the extra special details to the butlers table was like a home run for me.
Gratitudes for the introduction.

the Preppy Princess said...

We are in love with the diamond back chairs, as you point out, a *very* nice change from the usual. And the side table really could be perfect in a number of places. This is a wonderful tip for us, thank you!

May your weekend be wonderful,

Allvira said...

Actually I love the most cane furniture due to its design, portability and of course its comfortableness. But I also love wooden furniture too. You have lots of choices.
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