Project Pickboard | richard rabel: using dering hall in a master bedroom – (1/5)

bedside tables: Tamara Codor

I was asked by a couple in their 60s with a lovely, lovely home outside Manhattan to “smarten-up” the decor of their stodgy – their word – master bedroom.

As a first step, I’ll be selecting and grouping furniture and accessories with pieces ONLY found at Dering Hall, a new online marketplace of new, bespoke and high-end furnishings and accessories sold by interior designers, architects, artisans and design galleries.  Each day I will present my picks starting with casegoods, then upholstery, lighting, rugs & accessories and on Friday bring my picks together in what I call a “Pickboard”.

Today, I’m selecting casegoods; furniture made of hard materials.  I’ll be selecting the 2 bedside tables, an étagère and a console table.

For the bedside tables, I’m proposing a pair of perfectly tailored Floating Drawer Sidetables by the Seattle-based artisan Tamara Codor.  Not only are they functional with their floating single walnut drawer and glass top, but they also don’t take much visual space.  I like them in a brushed brass finish as illustrated.

étagère: Thomas Jayne

The lovely Korean decoupage étagère (actually it is a set of stacked triangular nesting tables) comes from the Estate of Ambassador Pamela Harriman and are offered by super interior designer Thomas Jayne.  These charming tables are covered with printed calligraphy, which will add a sense the antique to the newly created 21th century bedroom.  This is a perfect place to display the client’s infinitely selective collection of Japanese 20th century pottery.

console: HB Home

The console table may come to some as a surprise.  I’ve decided on the Lucite Waterfall Console by HB Home, a NY-based design studio.  Sometimes Lucite can look very cheap, but in this case, it is not.  Given the room’s proportion and the rest of the furniture I’m placing in it, I do not want the feel of the bedroom to be overwhelmed by furniture.

Tomorrow we move on to the upholstered furnishings.

image credits: Dering Hall

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