Furniture's Discovery Hall Chest embellished with
hand applied cherry blossom branches.
POINT, N.C. — If you missed the cherry blossoms this
spring, you can now enjoy fragile pink flowers that will
never fade. Sakura style has found its way onto home
furnishings and accessories.
Asian influence with Japanese undertones has been
percolating for years, and it is now making itself felt
in the world of furniture design.
balance and harmony of Asian design elements draw our
attention away from a world that seems to be growing
smaller and spinning faster every day," said Eric
Graham, president of Fine Furniture Design.
company, which is headquartered in North Carolina but
manufactures in Shanghai, China, showed its Discovery
hall chest from the Fusion collection at the Fall High
Point Market in October. The chest, available this
spring at Today’s Home, Furniture Galleries and
Quality Furniture, brings a Zen calm to any space with
cherry branches against a soft silver metallic
background on hand-decorated doors. The cobalt blue
lacquered interior adds an element of surprise.
decorative details of Japanese cherry blossoms in
particular blend with European and contemporary
influences to add elegant simplicity to today’s
beautifully layered interiors," Graham added.
same design element appears in relief on Ambella Home’s
appropriately named Cherry Blossom cabinet, which has a
metal base and bi-folding doors, and draped across the
curved back of Palm Beach Florida’s Cee Zee sofa,
which was inspired by vintage 1950s pieces.
a refreshing spring breeze, pink petals invigorate the
fabric on upholstery from several makers. CR Laine used
100 percent linen Quincey Cherry fabric on its Mia
chair. The watercolor-like linen print bursts with
cherry blossoms in bright maraschino red, striking the
perfect balance between large, bold flowers and bare,
black branches. With an 18 1/2-inch seat height, this
pseudo wing chair is scaled for both living and dining
rooms, especially as a head chair.
cherry blossoms have long been a source for inspiration
in home fashion in both accents and textiles," said
Holly Blalock, the company’s vice president of
merchandising and marketing.
Hall Furniture and Currey & Company obviously agree.
Wesley Hall covered its Fowler chair in a linen print
called Decarlo Cherry, and Currey’s Garson chair has a
printed linen called Blossom Festival stretched across a
hand-carved European beech frame.
icon of the beautiful spring season, the motif
immediately brings a freshness to your home,"