The upholstered sofas, chairs, case goods, and ottomans made by the Old Hickory Tannery come in a wide range of traditional and transitional designs that mix easily with classic and contemporary pieces. This family-owned, North Carolina-based company specializes in what it calls "antique furniture of the future" – in short, its pieces are built to last. Skilled craftsmen oversee every step of the process (the average Old Hickory Tannery employee has 18 years of experience), and the resulting items are solid to the core, with quality details like all-hardwood frames and eight-way, hand-tied springs.
Old Hickory Tannery may be one of North Carolina's oldest furniture houses, but its furnishings have plenty of verve. We love the dramatic options, like a grouping of settees finished in ebony-painted wood and topped with cherry-red velvet cushions, or the red-framed zebra-print chair and ottoman. Many come in fabrications that are exclusive to Gilt. And Pearson's chairs, from French bergere-style loungers to clean-lined, contemporary arm chairs, are perfect complements and counterpoints.
Recognized by Fox News as one of the top ten design blogs of 2010, Stylebeat, the creation of Marisa Marcantonio, is an industry darling. In it, she covers stylish trends, emerging design talents, hot new home products, and lots more. For this sale, she took a walk on the wild side, curating a collection of animal-print-themed furnishings and accessories. As she puts it: "A dose of animal print adds instant attitude and exotic allure."
Traditional needn’t be stuffy—that’s clear on first glance at this collection of versatile seating and furnishings handmade in North Carolina. A number of the pieces here were exclusively commissioned for Gilt, including a French Regency-style chair (whose persimmon fabric pops against its black-painted wood frame), an ebony settee, and a charming loveseat in brown toile. Each is incredibly adaptable to myriad design schemes, and can be dressed up or down.
Cheery colors, buoyant patterns, and durable materials make these decor and accessory items perfect for personalizing a dorm room. But their appealing quality and sharp looks render them equally suitable for a well-appointed living room. Karma Living’s cable-woven tribal stools and embroidered throw cushions are instant space definers, as are Rhadi’s versatile indoor-outdoor floor mats. And don’t miss Tommy Hilfiger’s sheets (in hard-to-find extra-long size).