The Nailhead Trend

A traditional design that goes back over 400 years is still getting a ton of attention.  Since its appearance in the 17th century, we’ve seen it all over- in all works of furniture, decor, and even fashion.  And trust us when we say it is not tacky.

It’s actually… nailheads.

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The nailhead trend was introduced primarily in upholstered furniture as a practical way for craftsmen to secure fabric or leather to the wooden frame.  Trims such as gimp were also added beneath the nails to conceal tacked upholstery.  Attention to detail is important as craftsmen need to ensure each nail head is perfectly spaced.  The first puncture of the nailhead is vital to avoid damaging the upholstery.  Think, the timeless Chesterfield sofa.

Today we see nailhead and rivets as decorative elements, evoking history and allure in any piece.  From modern to traditional design styles, it is no longer just for upholstery. The nailhead trim can be seen in occasional tables, headboards, dressers, and other accent furniture.  It gives definition to the shape, texture and color of the piece, accentuating the space.

 

Here’s some of our lineup from Red Knot:

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Aren’t they absolutely stunning?  It’s no wonder decorative nailheads continue to be a growing trend in the furnishings industry.  It’s an extra detail that makes a statement, adding glamour with a little bit of edge.

So if you want your furniture to be a stud, go nail ’em.

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall…

…Who is the most stylish of them all?

Well, I don’t mean to brag, but Red Knot is definitely full of modern style that people of all ages can appreciate. In my opinion, one of the best ways to incorporate style and glam into any home is through the use of mirrors. They not only open up a room and give the illusion of more space, but it also has a glam factor no one can deny. Trust me, there are a lot of ways you can add mirrors into the mix.

There’s the classic floor length mirror which you can lean up against a wall to keep it more casual, or have it flush against a wall to create a clean look. An interesting placement would be to use a floor length mirror in a dining room setting. Not only can it elongate a small dining room, especially when placed at the end of the table, but it can also bring an interesting design element that most people won’t expect.

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Though it goes against the rules of Feng Shui, mirrors are a popular design element in the bedroom. Depending on the type of mirror you have, it can be used to give the illusion of more space and be functional when getting ready in the morning! Fill up that empty space above your headboard with a mirror! It can be as simple or as elegant as you want it. Sunburst mirrors are a great option for this space, as well as above any simple piece of furniture you wish to spruce up. Mirrors also work great behind lamps on your bedside table to bring even more light into the room.

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Don’t want a big mirror? Take a bunch of smaller mirrors and place them together on a wall for a gallery style look. Functionality and art make for a creative and interesting space.

For those who want to go even further, mirrored furniture accessories are an absolute must for me in any living space. Whether it’s a vanity, console table, or even night stand, you can open up any space with these mirrored pieces.

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Here are some of the pieces we have here at Red Knot!

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  1. Red Embellished Mirror | $379
  2. Aluminum Wall Mirror | $239
  3. Mirror Glass Tray | $49-$59
  4. Circle Mirror Wall Art | $499
  5. Colorful Framed Mirror | $199
  6. Atom Floor Mirror | $299
  7. Mirren Mirror | $329
  8. Octagon Mirror | $149
  9. Moroccan Reflection White Mirror | $369
  10. Metal Mirror | $349
  11. Mirrored Wood Box | $59
  12. Rectangle Wall Mirror | $799
  13. Venetian Mirror | $369

The New “Kids” On the Block

Oh, you know…. Since last week’s post about staircases, the 90’s nostalgia is still lingering.

Back to the present, Red Knot has gotten some fun new things on the floor and we’d like to share them with you, as well as ideas on how to incorporate them into your home.

Introducing…

The Cowhide Rug

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If you have already rejected the notion of incorporating animal skin as part of your home décor, you may have to reconsider. Cowhide rugs are not as cruel as they look. They are stunning accent pieces and can be paired with either an eclectic or traditional design, depending on how they are integrated into the space. They are stain-resistant and soft to the touch. Cowhide rugs can be used as a focal point by selecting a contrasting color of your current color pallet. Brown cowhide makes a space feel inviting and white gives an elegant and luxurious feel. Cowhide rugs add texture and layers to an otherwise monotonous space. Pull colors from the rug with the rest of the room for a cohesive look. If you want it as a stand-alone piece, place it in a corner, with a chair, end table and lamp for a cozy reading area. Interesting fact – cowhide rugs are baby and kid-friendly as they are naturally soft to the skin.

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Zuo Modern Dining Chair Collection

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A fresh new look on mid-century modern, Red Knot welcomes an expansion of our dining furniture from ZuoModern.

Trafico Dining Chair
A striking balance of black leatherette upholstery and chrome give the Trafico side chair a sleek appearance. Almost like a high-end car interior, the chair has a fashion-forward look that epitomizes modern sophistication. Available in black and white.

Nitro Barstool
With its padded rolls and adjustable height, this bar stool looks as funky as it is functional. It has a chrome base with footrest and leatherette wrapped seat. Chair height can be adjusted anywhere from 30.5″ to 40.5″. Available in Gray and Brown.

Criss Cross Dining Chair & Counter Barstool
The Criss Cross side chair brings a modern and edgy vibe to any dining space. Chrome legs exemplify sleek minimalist style, while the woven seat back offers a cool detail from which the chair gets its name. With two height choices, the Criss Cross works in any décor setting, modern or transitional. Dining chairs are available in white and black, and counter stools are available in brown and black.

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Migration Glass Coffee Table

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Give your living space that extra oomph! This fascinating coffee table is not one to miss. Made entirely of tempered glass shaped into a triangle, this coffee table is a thing of beauty! The all-glass look gives you a blank canvas to work with, so decorate your tabletop depending on the trends, holiday season or your mood.  The more splashes of color around it, the better. The Migration Coffee Table is sleek, sophisticated and modern. What else could you possibly ask for?

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The Teak Stool

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As a subtle response to our high request for teak here at Red Knot, we brought in the super teak stool. It’s more than just a stool. It’s a chair, it’s a table, it’s an ottoman! The intricate design of the stool can be an accent piece by itself.  It looks like a big piece of log made of smaller logs. It can be whatever you want it to be. Well, almost. You can use it as an end table, an extra sitting space or foot rest, or an interesting art piece that makes for great conversation starters. Just think, your puzzled guests looking at it, saying, “Really, what is this?” It also makes for an interesting glass coffee table- just add glass.

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The Colorful Glass Lamps

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Photos by Red Knot Team Members Stephanie Vierra & Anson Barros

These cylinder glass lamps speak for themselves. If you need a pop of color in the form of something simple and universal, here they are. They radiate an energetic vibe without overwhelming the room. Use as singles or multiples to pull color from accent pieces (as pictured). Available in yellow, lavender, teal and frosted glass.

In a couple of weeks our wonderful buying teams are off to market again.  I wonder what awesome things they will be bringing back to Red Knot!