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The Ottoman Empire

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In recent years, the coffee table has been reimagined. It's no longer either a rectangle or a circle; it's not necessarily made of brown wood; and the way it's conceived of today, the coffee table is no longer always hospitable to cups of coffee. As we imagine it at Double R…
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Check Mate

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The checkered pattern has been around way ever since…No one's sure, actually. It seems that the earliest examples are found on ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and pottery. Below is a picture of an Egyptican checkered vase ca. 3850–2960 B.C. Below is an oversized checkerboard chair we created for our collection of restored…
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Circular Thinking

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I was thrilled for Double R Design to be featured in the Winter Issue of the interiors magazine, Business of Home. It's a terrific article about the concept of circularity. When it comes to furniture, circularity means that we don't throw old pieces away--we maintain, reuse, and refurbish. Circularity is the cornerstone of what we do at Double R Design.The…
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A Textile Party

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We recently partnered with Stitchroom to create a few window seat nooks for a client who appreciates the beauty in mixing textiles. Above is an image of a small reading nook on the second floor stair landing of their beautiful Bronx Tudor.This home is filled to the brim with wonderful stuff:…
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Batting Those Eyelashes

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Last weekend I went to the Brooklyn Museum to see the terrific exhibit, Giants, which featured the art collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys. I highly recommend checking it out! I loved everything there, but one piece that resonated with me especially was Nick Cave's Tondo.As much as I wanted…
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The Power of Trim

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Trim is too often overlooked as an important design element--when done right, trim can define the look of a piece of furniture. On the footstool above we used Samuel & Sons Jumbo Pom Pom Fringe. I love the juxtaposition of the tiny footstool and the over-sized pom poms. The trim adds…
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Sophisticated Accents

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Vintage accent chairs create a small but impactful moment in a room.Above is one of our Collection Pieces at Double R. We paired this ancient frame with fabric by Voutsa. It is for sale and in our Fort Greene studio.Bright throw pillows can also spice up a vintage piece, as they…
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Tiger Mountain

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Tiger Mountain fabric is a beautiful and imaginative interpretation of magical tigers at play. It was inspired by vintage Tibetan tiger rugs like the one featured above.We fell in love with the curvaceous silhouette of these two 1980's slipper chairs that we sourced for a client's living room.We chose to do…
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More Mohair

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A celebration of mohair! Below are a few pieces we just finished in this lustrous fabric: A Theo Ruth chair from France (featured in the first two images) and a reimagined heirloom ottoman. This uber-luxe textile really brings these pieces to 11. With the right piece, mohair will always steal the show. © doublerdesign.net…
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