Oct 21, 2013

Before and After: The Baker Furniture difference for The Ronald McDonald House


It all started at Design Bloggers Conference in March just after the Barbara Barry presentation hosted by Kravet, so in a way it was inevitable that I would be drawn to the Barbara Barry collection for Baker Furniture when deciding upon which special pieces I wanted to include in my room at the Ronald McDonald house of Long Island.


Photo by David Meredith, from Around Beauty(Rizzoli NY) by Barbara Barry



It was important to provide some special pieces of furniture in the room for the families, especially as they would be spending so much of their time in these rooms.
I have always loved the Barbara Barry Dressing table, with it's slight curve and fluting.. here in its original Java finish it is warm and and feminine..


For my room, however, I wanted to maintain the light and airy feeling and decided to keep both the dressing tables and Etageres from the same collection in the White painted finish. 

I also needed to pair a comfortable side chair, for which the Archetype Side Chair was a perfect match.

Although this chair was fabulous in its simplicity, I wanted to incorporate 2 types of Kravet and Brunshwig et Fils fabrics to create that contrast in color, texture and pattern.

Fabrics: {blue} Brunchswig et Fils Chancellor Strie // {white} Contract - Kravet Atomic Pearl

and this was how it all came together.. thanks completely to the great workroom and job led by John Hayes in Connecticut. They helped bring together all the reupholstery of these pieces and did a fantastic job. 

Barbara Barry Etagere, Dressing table
Archetype Side Chair 
On the heels of the launch of the new collection for Baker by the renowned interior designer, Jacques Garcia, well known for his design of Hotel Costes in Paris and the redesign of the amazing Hotel Mamounia which I was lucky enough to spend my honeymoon at albeit before the redesign, I was thrilled to be able to include one of his designs in the space at the Ronald McDonald House redesign as well.

Hotel Mamounia ~ Jacques Garcia via

Hotel Mamounia ~ Jacques Garcia




I fell in love with the comfort and design of this Jacques Garcia for Baker "Tivoli" lounge chair, with its sloping curved back and sharp clean lines. 

These distinct lines allowed me to play with pattern, texture and nailheads once again while pairing the gorgeous Sandhurst Marino fabric by Peter Fasano and the Malva Lee Jofa warm neutral cotton blend.

This time, the nailheads were just loosely placed, adding a hint of glimmer around the base of the feet and at the top of the curved back.

Tivoli Lounge Chair ~ Jacques Garcia - Baker
Peter Fasano - Sandhurst Marino {back} // Lee Jofa Malva {front}

I cannot state enough how grateful I am to Baker for working with me in providing these beautiful pieces for this room, and the families that will be using them for many .. many years to come.
Not only did they provide the pieces for us, they made it possible to have them finished and delivered to the home with plenty of time for the open house presentation. Thank you in my name, and in the name of all the families that call the house their home.

In case you weren't able to as yet see the new pieces from the Jacques Garcia collection, head to High Point Market where you are able to see them in person or visit the site here.

Visit the new Jacques Garcia Collection ~ Here






Some of the Before & After series posts you may not have seen, and stay tuned for more on the pieces and brands that made it all possible... Happy Reading!

Thank You !!
à BAKER FURNITURE – www.bakerfurniture.com
à BENJAMIN MOORE – www.benjaminmoore.com
à BRIZO – www.brizo.com
à BRUNSCHWIG et FILS – www.brunschwig.com
à CALIFORNIA CLOSETS – www.caliclosets.com Contact: Carolyn Musher 
à CURREY & CO – www.curreycodealers.com
à CUSTOM WINDOWS – (203) 231-3659 Contact: John Hayes
à FILMORE CLARK – http://filmoreclark.com/
à GRACIE – www.graciestudio.com
à KENISE BARNES – http://kbfa.com/
à KRAVET – www.kravet.com
à LEE JOFA -  www.leejofa.com
à OLIVER’S HOUSE PAINTING, LLC – T: 914 954-3742
à PETER FASANO - peterfasano.com
à STARK www.starkcarpet.com  Contact: Adam Khan - T: 203-899-1771
à THE FINISHED WALL - Contact: Angela Capan & Nancy Schadt. www.thefinishedwall.com

Please make sure to visit each of their websites, as they are simply amazing!

Designers participation:  Amanda Nisbet, Anthony Baratta, The Breakfast Room, Bunny Williams, Core Consulting, Danielle Colding Design, Delrose Design, Drake Design Associates, Drew McGukin Interiors, Dwell Studio, Elaine Griffin Interior Design, Eric Colher, Kate Singer, Kim E Courtney Interiors & Designs, Mabley Handler Interior Design, Margreet Cevasco Design, Matthew Patrick Smyth, Meg Braff Designs, Mehditash Design (thats me!) Michael Herold Design, Michael Tavano Design, Mr Call Design, Nick Olsen, Pappas & Mirron Design, Tilton Fenwick Young Huh Interior Design
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