Thursday, November 6, 2014

Biltmore Collection

I thought today I'd share a little of the furniture that I'm around all day at my new
job in design/sales at Drexel Heritage/Henredon/Thomasville here in Oklahoma City.
That table above folds out, so when not in use 
it can be a narrow sofa table or be placed against the wall if needed.
 I adore that china cabinet too. Love the legs on it.

Just showing a little from one of the collections were carry -
The Biltmore Collection from Fine Furniture Design.
This collection is based on the furniture owned by Vanderbilt family.
They were world travelers and collectors so you can imagine the inspiration their belongings provide.
Some of the pieces in the collection are inspired by antique pieces at the Vanderbilt Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. 
Some are inspired by the architecture and gardens of the estate and some by possessions they had in their Paris apartment.
I always meant to go visit this magnificent estate when I lived in Georgia but I never got around to it. 
Shame on me.
 The estate looks to be out of a fairy tale and I suppose it was.
Have you been there? I know several who have gone on the tour and always come away affected.
 This little buffet was inspired by the gardens of Biltmore Estate.
 A lovely french inspired bed.
 This bed is truly meant for a queen. This queen! As in me!
I can just imagine Violet snoozing here.
 All the furniture is hand finished. Nice distressing on this piece.
 I have to say...I am loving selling furniture that I know is of fine quality.
Furniture that will stand the test of time.
 Isn't this a sweet little center hall table?
Barley twist anyone? My Mom would like this piece. I can totally see this in her house.
This piece appears to be a large armoire and it is....
 but it opens to reveal a highly appointed bar.

I'll share other lines of furniture at my store in the near furniture.


Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh That furniture is all so lovely and of very good quality I know.
Oh to be young and start over with the finest of furniture (dreaming)
Thanks for sharing it with us

Cindy said...

Love the collection. Dressy enough to be formal when you want it to be, and lighthearted in its design to have a casual edge. I'd love to have all of those pieces in my home!

Adam Hazlett said...

I LOVE that center hall table!!! If only I had a hall and then enough money to buy that table!! I bet you love working there
are you starting to get the feeling that you just have to have one piece?

angie said...

woooow!!! danke für die schönen bilder und inspirationen!!! einen schönen abend wünscht angie aus deutschland

Vicki said...

Those beds really are beautiful. Love the matelasse bedding on them, too. Wouldn't it be fun to find the settings and do the staging on those photos?

vintage girl at heart said...

Oh la la . I think I love every piece.
What fun to sell these pieces. Do you ever get to help them decorate their homes?

Scribbler said...

OMG, how can you stand so much beauty! Can you tell me who makes that metal bed with the canopy frame? All these pieces are so gorgeous.

Unknown said...

I am glad to read that you are working with furniture you like. You can't go wrong with great furniture. I am redoing a Drexel coffee table from the 60's and it is still a gorgeous piece 50 years later. My love the the weenies.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

This is a very nice collection. You ust have so much fun selling those beautiful pieces.

Unknown said...

Lovely pieces! I have been to Biltmore a couple of times, and it is amazing! We took the behind-the-scenes tour to see what is not generally seen, like where the servants lived and the electrical system. It felt like being in Downton Abbey. They had hot running water first. Also, its just gorgeous at Christmas. Its great that it's still owned by the family.