Independence Day brings out the patriot in us all, especially when it comes to decorating. Soon porches will be draped in bunting, flags will fly and sparklers will light the night, creating a festive feel with all-American appeal. And the day after? No need to pack away your patriotism when you can fill your home with designer decor made here in America. It’s easy to do if you know where to look…
Near Boston, Birch and Willow artisans don’t have time to toss tea into the harbor. They’re too busy hand-weaving the Twinkle pendant from branches of bittersweet, wisteria and grapevine. In his L.A. studio, Robert Siegal is working at his potter’s wheel using centuries-old techniques to make Babba ceramic tableware. Colorful KitchenAid mixers come together in Ohio. Maine Cottage fashions furniture with personality -like this tomato red Della cocktail table– in Maine, West Virginia and Delaware. And near Dallas, American Leather makes the Parker sofa and other custom leather seating in three weeks or less.
With 24 patterns to choose from, there’s something for everyone:
•Relic (“Mineral” color) delivers the look of stained concrete.
•Black Mountain Oak (“Coal” color) is a modern rustic with natural distressing.
•Inspired by hand-woven textiles, Rabanna (“Sisal” color) is a casual, textural look/
•Majesty (“Dark Forest” color) is a weathered slate visual with robust rich colors and textured natural clefts.
•Tacoma (“Chestnut” color) is a rustic hickory wood visual with hand-oiled edges and natural distressing.
•Beach Haven (“Mist” color) is a marble lookalike in a modern subway layout.
•Havana (“Smoked Habanero” color) captures the look of reclaimed oak with refined graining and distressing.
When selecting their LVS flooring, shoppers use Mannington’s exclusive Color Select System which is based on another American principle–freedom of choice. Not only can shoppers choose from a wide array of designs (in easy-care stone, slate, wood and marble looks) and lots of colors, they have the freedom to choose the performance level that best suits their needs as each level has its own attributes, including increasing wearlayer protection thickness.
Made in America furnishings are making the rest of the world sit up and take note. To that we say, hip, hip, hooray!