Fine Furniture Design is Back!

Its always gratifying when we can re-connect with some of our favorite suppliers, which is the case with Fine Furniture Design.  This manufacturer, though not yet a household name, creates some of the nicest heirloom-quality furniture we have seen in their price category.   Their attention to detail is outstanding, and while they excel in traditional to transitional designs, they also have some plantation and contemporary groups as well.  We will explore a few here, to highlight the diversity of the overall portfolio and hopefully give you some decorating ideas in the process.   The four groups we will look at are Antebellum and Sunset Canyon (traditional), Palm Island (Plantation) and Cachet (Transitional to Contemporary).

Antebellum is one of their longest-standing groups and continue to do outstanding at the furniture market. The group is made from walnut solids, with maple and ebony inlay veneers.  The finish for this group is called Hermitage. In addition, the group has a classic Black and Gold finish, which reflects the traditional Continental influence of the collection.  With details such as sculpted case good fronts, with contrasting inlays of maple and ebony.    This traditional collection is truly a perfect fusion of craftsmanship and reflects a more poignant era that valued traditional woodworking and furniture finish skills.

Sunset Canyon is still a traditional collection, but unlike Antebellum, it is more relaxed with some transitional influences born out of California trends in home design.   Many homeowners prefer the more casual lifestyle that is projected from collections like Sunset Canyon, particularly empty-nesters who don't necessarily have those big family gatherings anymore.  The finish in this group is called Malibu, naturally enough, and it is a hand-rubbed finish on beautifully crafted alder veneers with some distressing on the tops.   The other great thing about this group is the use of accent metal on certain pieces along with some travertine (stone) tops.

Plantation-Style furniture is really increasing in popularity, with its relaxed island-inspired feel and the images it conveys of long weekends at the beach and an aspirational lifestyle. After all, who wouldn't want their life to be one, long weekend?  Here at Carolina Rustica, we have have half a dozen manufacturers of plantation-style furniture, and FFD's entry with Palm Island is a strong contender with our other island-oriented collections.  The finish on Palm Island is called Bali, and it is in a more casual tone that compliments the primavera veneers and hardwood solids to give this group a natural sun-bleached feel.  This bed has a woven padded twill with woven rattan which makes it very comfortable.

Last but not least, we have the occasional group of Cachet, with has both mid-century modern influences and some transitional elements as well, making it the perfect group for homeowners who want to select one individual piece at a time to customize the look of their living space.  Not everyone like to have matching suites, after all, and Cachet is a great way to give your room a curated collection feel. The silhouettes, finishes, and variety of treatments in this group allow it to be mixed and matched with itself, or other FFD collections.

We hope you take a look at Fine Furniture Design...they really are a quality manufacturer and a great choice for the upscale homeowner who wants heirloom quality furniture that makes a statement on its own.