Lexington Home Brands rocked the High Point Market this spring with their hip yet accessible new collection called 11 South. Combining flowing forms with architectural lines, 11 South is a study in contrasts in both design and materials. The juxtaposition of the softer wood tones with other naturalistic components makes for a design balance that is timeless. There are so many unique aspects to this collection, starting with the finishes. Umbrian is a Chestnut brown finish with gray undertones and Studio is used on metal table bases in a soft graphite finish with faux slate tops
The materials themselves are tactile and intriguing, such as quartered Walnut veneers and select hardwoods, combined with other composite materials. The hardware is custom designed, with twisted bar pulls in a soft graphite finish. As usual, Lexington adheres to the highest quality construction principles, such as English dovetails, wood runner and guides, drawer stops and more.
Design Highlights of 11 South
The hardware is a substantial bar pull with a twist like rod iron, which is solid and finished in a soft graphite. This highlights the grain of the quartered walnut and carries the contemporary design of straight lines. In addition, the grain and drawer edges catch the gray undertones of the chestnut brown finish and the burnishing on the edges creates additional framing and depth.
There are some truly notable pieces in the 11 South Collection, from dining to occasional to bedroom:
The 456-877 Pinnacle Dining Table is 82-inches but extends to 126 inches with (2) 22-inch leaves. The architectural elements are everywhere on this wonderful entertaining table, including the metal support that extends from the center of the leg base to the middle of the table. Not only is this functional for a large crowd but also visually appealing.
The 456-872C Marquee Dining Table converts from a 48” square to a rectangle with (1) 22-inch leaf. The base is the same triangular design of the case pieces but with additional interest with angled supports. You can use chairs from any collection, but we like the 456-880 Innova Side Chair and 456-881 Innova Arm Chair, which are available in standard fabric Essence.
The 456-919 Synergy Hutch and the 456-909 Synergy Base can be stacked on top of one another or multiple times upon themselves to create interesting storage and address great rooms with style. Be sure to use the mending plates which ship with the units.
The 457-957 Proximity Nesting Tables are designed as a pair but also work independently as an extra tray table with the sofa...actually sliding over the seat cushion for easy access of refreshments, laptops, or pads. The Studio finish is used on the metal componenets, and the top is an engineered slate top (faux slate). This provides the desired characteristics of the slate without the typical chipping of real stone.
The 7505-33-01 Fillmore Leather Sofa is covered in a sleek gunmetal grey with the new 3/8-inch smoke nailhead trim on the recessed track arm panels. The ultra down seat cushions and blend down back
cushions along with the supple hand of the leather will make this the favorite seat in the room. The Fillmore seating is also available in custom fabric as a sofa, chair, and ottoman.
Another great occasional piece is the 456-943 Tribeca Nesting Cocktail Table, which includes 3 tables: (1) 42” and (2) 30-inch diameter with metal bases and wood tops. They can be used as a set for the large cocktail or used separately as end tables and cocktail table. Also consider the 456-947 Cascade Cocktail Table, which features casters and a pull-out shelf (allowing it to extend from 54 to 69 inches). A smaller item in the 11 South Collection is the 457-956 Sculpture Accent Table, which sports a metal “spider web” base with an inset faux slate top.
The 456-134C Donovan Upholstered Bed King is available only in Lacava leater, which is a supple nubuck leather in a soft taupe/gray coloration. The horizontal and vertical lines of the tufted panel with the gentle padding behind reinforces the updated contemporary styling. The 3/8” nailhead trim in smoke gray just inside the leather welt adds a level of detail displayed throughout the collection. The footboard and side rails are quartered walnut. We think the Donovan Bed looks particularly enticing with the 456-622 Encore Nightstand, which has one drawer box which can be reversed to use on the left or the right side of the bed. There is a shelf next to the drawer in either position.
Another incredibly striking bedroom piece is the Urbana Bed, which manifests the fusion between contemporary and unique, to create a conversation centerpiece. It is noteworthy that the contemporary wave on the Urbana Bed requires a mattress only, as the slat support system replaces the need for a box spring. It is a true platform bed.
These bedroom pieces can be accompanied by accessories such as the 456-201 Radius Mirror, which is wood and metal with the center section raised by metal stretchers creating added dimension and interest.