Spotted: Ave Home in Traditional Home, Milieu & One Kings Lane

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TRADITIONAL HOME: WAVES OF GRAIN

We were honored to be featured in the September issue of Traditional Home. The "Waves of Grain" editorial details the latest trend of natural wood furniture, and includes our Colette Desk in the selection. 

Part of our AVE Raw line, the desk comes unfinished, and while we love the way it looks in the raw, it can also be painted or stained for a custom look. 

Pick up the September issue of Traditional Home for the full story! 

Milieu: THE GOODS

One of our favorite design mags, Milieu, was kind enough to include one of our newest pieces, the Chloé Burl Console, in their round up of what's new in the world of design. The Chloé Collection will be officially launching mid-October, so stay tuned over the next couple of weeks for details on each piece from this collection!

We were also pleased to see our Anders End Table featured in the fabulous home of Chris Barrett. Check out Milieu's fall issue to see the twelve page spread on the Los Angeles designer's mid-century, California bungalow.

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Okl: WORKING WOMEN WEDNESDAY

Our founder and creative director, Lisa Rickert, sat down with One Kings Lane for their Working Women Wednesday column. In the interview Lisa offers a glimpse into her day to day life and shares some of the lessons she's learned throughout her career.  

Read the full interview for Lisa's take on business and design, the importance of hard work and finding balance, and her goals for Ave Home. 

 

What's New: The Carlyle Campaign Dresser

Back by popular demand, we're excited to bring you the Carlyle Campaign Dresser. Formerly available unfinished, the new Carlyle Dresser comes with a white satin finish (no painting required) and improved hardware.

This petite dresser offers a modern take on the classic campaign style and works perfectly as a nightstand or end table. Keep scrolling for a roundup of some of our favorite projects using this piece and shop the rest of the Carlyle Collection.

What's New: The Bienville Chair with Cane & Regent Dining Chair

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The Regent Dining Chair offers are more polished look, with an Antique White painted finish on the frame and an oatmeal linen on the seat and back. 

Both chairs feature hand carved floral details, delicately fluted legs, and luxe Belgian linen upholstery.

Limited quantities are available, so get them while they last! Find your local dealer here.

Two new dining chair options are here! The Regent Dining Chair and Bienville Chair with Cane are now available for order. Freshen up your dining area with these Louis XVI style pieces that work perfectly with both traditional and contemporary decor.

Much like our best selling Bienville Chair (back in stock next month!), the The Bienville Chair with Cane comes unfinished and can be painted or stained to work in any space. We've added an oyster linen to the seat, which also pops out to make finishing and reupholstery easier than ever.

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Lucy Liu's Playroom Makeover

Lucy Liu enlisted the help of the Studio at One Kings Lane to transform her son’s playroom in their NYC apartment. The space, which features the Mollie Nesting Tables from our AVE Raw line, is perfectly designed to be warm and inviting for children but also elegantly functional for adults. 

All images via One Kings Lane

All images via One Kings Lane

Lucy worked with OKL designer Nicole Fisher to bring her vision to life. “It needed to be sophisticated—the kind of place where you wouldn’t mind having a few friends over for a glass of wine,” Nicole said of the space. To achieve this, Nicole went with a warm, neutral palette and added plenty of storage and seating. Head over to One Kings Lane to read the full story and shop the look.

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Design Profiles: Heather Somers of Élan Studio

For our next Design Profiles subject, we wanted to keep things close to home. Mutually based out of New Orleans, designer Heather Somers of Élan Studio shares with us all that inspires her.

From our beautiful city to the ever-changing creative industry she works in day-to-day, get all of the details and words of wisdom from the incredibly talented designer below.  

Name and occupation. 

Heather Somers, designer and owner of Élan Studio. 

What is the first thing you do in the morning?

Check emails, then Instagram and then shower. 

 

Name the one thing you never leave the house without. 

I know this is obvious, but my phone! It is crucial for me to be connected to everything and everyone 24/7.

What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?

My parents have always taught me to stay focused on what's important. Set your goals and always give 100% in obtaining them. They have taught me to never be afraid to be wrong, instead learning how to embrace those moments becoming a better, stronger person the next day. 

Describe your design style in five words.

Elegant, innovative simplicity, classic, functional. 

What is one thing every home needs?

Something imperfect - an item that stands out and creates a conversation.

Where do you pull inspiration for the spaces you design and create?

I resort to all of my design books and magazines. If you come by my house, I have more design related literature than furniture itself! I am consistently investigating inspiration from experiences through nature, fashion, etc. Inspiration for me comes from my knowledge of the world, our ever-evolving creative industry and my daily surroundings. 

How have you created a workspace you can thrive in as a designer?

We have a very open studio environment where the designers and myself can constantly work off of each other. I believe it is very important to collaborate as designers, and because of this truly creative environments are formed. 

What are three elements crucial to the spaces you design?

A focal point, contrast and repetition. 

What about New Orleans inspires you as a designer?

Born and raised - it's always been the culture and passion of this beautiful city! The vibrant color of palettes and ornate, detailed architecture are inspirations of mine that are deeply rooted in a rich history. These elements are only a fraction of what embodies the unique, energetic and welcoming character seen in the past and present. 

Describe Ave Home in one word. 

Timeless.

In the Raw

Today we're rounding up our favorite projects using pieces from AVE Raw, our collection of unfinished furniture that can be custom finished to work in any space. While these classic designs look beautiful painted or stained, lately we've noticed designers opting to keep the pieces in their raw form, and we're loving the results. The unfinished wood is a great way to add warmth to a space while also making a statement. Keep reading below for some design inspiration.

 
Via One Kings Lane.

Via One Kings Lane.

 

Amy Stone partnered with The Studio at One Kings Lane to redesign the living room in her Manhattan apartment and selected our Camille Demilune for her entryway.

The neoclassical style piece features hand carved details and delicate, tapered legs. At only 14 inches deep, the demilune is perfect for areas where space is limited. Pair it with a colorful painting to complete the look.

 

Jacquelyn Clark of Lark & Linen recently completed her home office renovation, where she chose to use our Colette Desk

"The raw wood adds a ton of warmth to an otherwise crisp and cool palette," said Jacquelyn, "And the carved details and turned legs add the most glorious details." The simple, classic piece also offers plenty of storage and a ton of surface space, making it the perfect place to settle in and get some work done.

 

 

We were blown away when Mollie Openshaw of Design Loves Detail revealed her #OneRoomChallenge office makeover. Our Louie Dresser works perfectly in the bright, cozy space. 

Mollie says she loved the look of the natural wood, so she chose to keep the dresser in it's raw form, applying only a light coat of wax. This is a great way to protect the piece, while maintaining the raw wood look.

 

A recent DIY tutorial from One Kings Lane details the transformation of OKL President Debbie Probst's powder room. If you've ever wanted to learn to upholster walls, this post is for you!

We love the way our Philippe Mirror complements the warm, earthy tones of the fabric on the walls and the other natural accents.

 

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