In most parts of the country, the summer feeling is still in the air — so, before autumn comes, we encourage you to throw one more really big, fun party outside. These lanterns and hurricanes will add a contemporary-rustic charm to your end-of-summer get-together ... and, come autumn and beyond, they’ll still make elegant finishing accents. Remember, exterior design is just as important as interior design.
Don’t start accessorizing ‘til you get the big stuff right — namely, the furniture. Choose pieces that define a room, and that you can live with for years. Here are some options — seating, tables, and beyond — to get you started. And, to make things even sweeter, you’ll score everything here at a major discount.
A part-time resident of India, Michael Aram, along with Gilt Home, took a two-week journey through India’s flea markets, and the result is this curated selection of pieces, crafted by artisans in Delhi and Jodhpur. The focus on this sale (one of two) is on statement pieces — like a wooden chest with remarkably detailed bone inlays, antique architectural elements re-imagined for modern use, and iron lanterns with artful hand-cutting detail. Their craftsmanship sets them way apart from the cookie-cutter.
To assemble this selection of home accents, we took our inspiration from the past. From rustic, reclaimed bins and boxes, to found military binoculars, to a vintage English saddle, each piece comes from (or evokes) a time when craftsmanship was king and details truly mattered. Mix and match a few pieces for an artful, collected-over-time look.