27 August 2008

tooth and nail...head

Shine Home

Hello all. I've got some delicious eye candy for you today. I don't want to bore any of you with a lengthy post about an obscure interior design subject. Since we are all mourning the end of summer, let's get cheered up by looking at some juicy photos with one of my favorite design details: NAILHEAD!!!!


I love this banquette/sofa/loungey-chair thing. The large nailhead adds a great finishing touch to the piece.

Pattern on top of pattern - a very hot look this season in both interiors and fashion. It used to be that interior trends would follow fashion trends. Today it is more reciprocal - both worlds feed off of each other. But that's another day, another topic, another post.

This picture is somewhat difficult to see, but the nailhead on these chairs really accentuates the curve on the side and back of the chair. What a sassy combination of nailhead, fabric and unique furniture piece.

The use of nailhead is not limited to upholstery pieces. Look at it on this wall - the detail is very subtle, but it adds a wonderful touch of intricacy.

Many people see nailhead and immediately think of a large, worn leather chair in a lawyer's office. Nailhead can be used in many different settings and design genres. This picture successfully illustrates the concept of mixing traditional pieces with modern.

O.K., so maybe you don't want to nailhead everything in one room, but this sweet photo from Martha shows they myriad of possibilities when using nailhead.

Shine Home is a delightful home furnishings company that is SO creative with its use of nailhead. Check it out:

Aren't their pieces wonderful?

West Elm is even getting in on the action. Here are some of their recently released drapery panels:

The nailhead is on what is called the "leading edge" of the drapery, or the edge that leads into the window. I won't even charge you for that little tidbit of design vocabulary!

I hope these pictures have provided you with some inspiration. Nailhead is a detail that you can add in your own home - to the edge of your window treatments, along the arms of your sofa, even on a chair rail running around your dining room. Have fun with it, but be careful because those suckas are sharp!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i wonder if i could do that w/ my beadazzler???? love that wall !