And the winners are…

This year’s LEGENDS windows – created by 61 designers on the theme of “Where Muses Dwell” – brought to life the people, places, eras, and objects that inspire the participating designers.

LCDQ hosted a contest sponsored by Benjamin Moore and asked the public, the magazine editors attending LEGENDS 2015, and LEGENDS ambassadors to vote for their favorite window design.

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The Editors’ Choice award went to Ken Fulk for his window at Therien. His 3D window design was inspired by his muse, The Movie Inside My Mind. “If you could peer into the brain of an artist, it would be a maelstrom of ideas, images, colors, and quotes,” says Fulk. “I have been inspired by movies my entire life – I seem to have an imaginary reel going on in my head and whenever I start a new project, I can see the ‘movie’ of it in my head before anything else comes together. This swirling tornado represents that creative process; it features clips from some of my favorite directors along with equally dramatic vintage objects.”

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In the Bloggers’ Choice category, Sam Allen’s window at Hollyhock was the winner. His muse, Bali, came to life with bright splashes of orange and blue, varied patterns, and Christopher Spitzmiller accents. Remarks Allen, “When I think of Bali, I mostly think of the color blue and all the incredible shades that the sky and water reflects. Like most islands, Bali’s colors are rich and intense, and the patterns are bold and graphic. It somehow feels a little bigger and brighter than life…”

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Designer Jeff Andrews’ window for Fuller + Roberts Co. won the People’s Choice award for favorite window design. His muse is Proportion, and his window featured a symmetrical design of tape measures and hanging chairs with the caption, “The tape measure doesn’t lie.” In Andrews’ own words, “Proportion is the heart of beauty. It relates one entity to another while holding so much possibility for interest, harmony, originality, and perfection.”

For more information about Fuller + Roberts Co., Hollyhock, and Therien, please visit our showroom directory.

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What Is Your Muse?

GaryGibson Legends has arrived and with it some tastefully creative window displays. Here is a sneak peek at Gary Gibson’s window.

Painted Chest

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The texture of antique painted pieces always surprise me, never knowing what the true end result will be.

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A 1860’s France painted chest of drawers (BA99)

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Objectively Speaking

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New Look at STASH

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A few changes have been made to STASH. To see the new look schedule a visit or swing by the showroom.

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France circa 1860 large chest of drawers in red (B35B), England circa 1910 pair of reconstituted stone urns (BA111A)

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In Residence

Story By Nowness of a Milanese Designer

“More than just a home, the Italian designer’s Milan base is a family legacy

Located in Città Studi, Barnaba Fornasetti’s Milanese home is, in his own words, “a house, a workshop, an archive and a museum,” which preserves the work of Barnaba and his late father, Piero Fornasetti – two of Italy’s most prolific designers. In 1988 Barnaba took over the business of furniture and ceramics design that his father founded in the 1930s, adding to editions of the family’s most famous pieces new works depicting hypnotic landscapes, optical illusions and variations of iconic lunar faces on plates, vases, textiles and furniture.

“This place is a house, a workshop, an archive and a museum”

Fornasetti’s home is intrinsically linked to family heritage. His grandfather built the first structure in the late 19th century, when the area was a rural suburb. A generous garden with hydrangeas and apricot and persimmon trees opens up to reveal the two-floor building where Barnaba works and lives. After relocating to Tuscany for several years, Barnaba returned to the house in the 1980s, after his father had passed away. He redesigned the interior, but kept the whimsical spirit of the property intact.

Housing an extraordinary collection of art, ceramics, sketches, books, records and curiosities amassed throughout the years, the first-floor library is the spiritual core of the house. Equipped with a sound system and disco lights discreetly tucked away between the books, this is where Barnaba, an avid music lover and researcher, DJs for his guests.”

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A Fresh Look

IMG_7662A pair of chairs have been re-upholstered for a fresh look. See the before photo below.

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France circa 1900pair of oak upholstered arm chairs (AY207)

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The Female Figure

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France circa 1940 plaster sculpture of a female torso (AY148), Italy circa 1880 framed Piranesi prints of 6 on papyrus (AN136)

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A Curious Collection

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Editorial Inspiration

An extension table has many uses, not always does it have to be a game or small breakfast table. It can serve as a desk for studying or work just as easily. AY97France circa 1860 extending table in cherrywood (AY97)

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