Friday, October 22, 2010

Hit the Nail on the Head

A definite High Point Fall Market trend was nail heads. We saw them used every which way and so creatively. I wish I had thought to start snapping pictures sooner in my trip, but these are some images from just our last day.

The upholstered wall above was in the Swaim showroom (always one of my personal fav stops) as you stepped down into a part of their upholstery division. The wall was upholstered in leather and I love how the nail heads were over-scaled and spaced apart.
I fell in love with this little detail. What a simple and inexpensive way to dress up a chair. Nail heads can usually be added to existing pieces, so consider that before buying new or re-upholstering to give yourself a new look.

This sofa arm is stunning all on its own, but the nail head is the punctuation!

This image is a little dark, but I loved the double row of nail heads on the top of the Campaign style chest.

Similar to the upholstered wall in the beginning, but the diamonds are smaller and the nail heads closer together.

This embossed leather is even more beautiful on doors of this chest accented by the nail heads. Note that they used larger sized nail heads for where the points meet in the pattern than used for the lines. Subtle, but effective.

Another diamond pattern over top of an accent paint color. It is a great way to delineate color changes.
Nail heads were everywhere and come in so many different shapes, sizes, finishes, and textures. It is such a simple way to really change the feel of a piece of furniture whether your a looking at getting something new or updating something you already have.
One of my favorite ways I saw nail heads used at Market was sewn on to pillows. The nail heads had a lot of detail and they were stitched on to accentuate the fabric pattern. So clever. We asked how they were attached and the rep said they simply hammered the posts flat and cut the sharp tips off. Then they used the flattened posts to stitch them to the pillow. Creative!
Do you have any pieces of furniture with unusual nail head? Or have you used nail head creatively in your home?
All images were taken by me on my blackberry. Please excuse the quality.

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