Mid-Century Modern Design Pairings

Mid-Century Modern Design Pairings

Looking for a little inspiration to add a bit of the contemporary or Mid-Mod feeling to your next design project? See why we think these three complement one another. Common elements include:

  • Brushed brass/gold finishes
  • Repeating spherical shapes
  • Contemporary lines

Learn more about these beautiful designs below.

Tolosa Lamp

Carolyn Kinder Tolosa Lamp

The Tolosa table lamp has a futuristic, contemporary feel but it plays well in a mid-mod setting as well. The lines are clean and the shapes are intriguing, but the exquisitely executed brushed brass finish gives this lamp a versatility that makes it easy to place in any home.


Headlights Abstract Art

Headlights Abstract Art

Hand painted on canvas, our Headlights Abstract Art has large, textured brush strokes of charcoal, grey, gold, and silver making this neutral painting easy to use in today’s Modern and Mid-Century Modern spaces. This painting can be hung vertically or horizontally.


Eliana Candle Holders

Elianna Candle Holders

Elianna’s story starts with stunning heavily textured hand-made glass that is warmed with flecks of gold. Adding the clean contemporary lines of the brushed brass stands creates a contrast of shape and material that make these Carolyn Kinder candle holders unique and alluring.

Interior Designs that stand the test of time - blog

Interior designs that stand the test of time

When someone invests in decorating a room with fine interior design products, they expect them to stand the test of time. At Carolyn Kinder International, our philosophy of creating timeless, trendless, well-traveled pieces continues to draw discriminating interior designers and homeowners.

While we introduce new products to our line each season, many of our designs have been in our line for a decade or more and continue to top the list of top sellers each year.

View some of our timeless pieces below and browse our product pages for details.

Amarion Oversized Wall Clock

Amarion Clock

Introduced in 2011, the Amarion Clock continues as one of our top sellers each year. Measuring a stunning 60 inches in diameter, this oversized beauty features hammered copper sheeting with a light gray wash and aged black details. Center hands movement is separate from the outside frame.


Sandy Wing Chair

Sandy Wing Chair

Introduced to the Carolyn Kinder International line in October 2011, the Sandy Wing Chair continues to be a favorite. A modern take on the classic wing chair, this beautiful chair has tailoring in shimmery sand with Teflon fabric protector and brass nail accents. The exposed frame is solid wood with reinforced joinery and a hand applied, weathered black finish.


Galeana Chandelier

Galeana 3-Light Chandelier

The Galeana 3-Light Chandelier, designed by Carolyn Kinder International in 2006, features mouth-blown glass banded and structured with iron, and trimmed with rope and open weave touches. It is finished with clay patinas to make this casually elegant lighting a statement piece wherever it’s used.


Karline Natural Linen Bench

Karline Natural Linen Bench

This elegant bench features French country styling that works in bedrooms, entryways and living areas. The hand carved, white mahogany frame boasts an antiqued almond finish. Covering is natural linen and cotton with teflon fabric protector accented with champagne silver nails. This beauty has been a favorite since it was introduced in April 2001.


Garvin Twist Candle Sconce

Garvin Twist Candle Sconce

Added to our line in 2010, the aged black, twisted metal frame of the Garvin Twist Candle Sconce is substantial enough to stand alone or can be paired up to flank a special piece of art in any room. The red rust undertones add depth and interest.


Triptych Trees

Triptych Trees Wall Art

Triptych Trees Wall Art is a three-panel set with grey trees, hand-painted on canvas. Added to our line in 2014, each painting is stretched and attached to wooden frames, then layered on hardboards creating depth and an intriguing play of shadows. Each layers outer edge has a brown wash and nail head accents. The details on this unique piece are what make it a winner season after season.


Stag Horn Lamp

Stag Horn Lamp

Introduced back in 2003, the Stag Horn Lamp has a burnished bone ivory finish with a crackled wood tone base and cast aluminum accents. The rectangle, semi-drum shade is a sueded, chocolate fabric.


Wild Horses Sculpture

Wild Horses Sculpture

A favorite since August 2010, our Wild Horses Sculpture is comprised of three, running wild horses finished in an antique gold leaf, set on a matte black base.

The details make the design

In product design and development it really is all about the details. Every interior design professional knows that it’s the finishes, textures, fabrics and materials that make beautiful design elements sing.

That is one of the things we love about visiting an Uttermost Showroom at events like High Point Market to watch the reaction to our designs. People stop and look … tilt their heads a bit … then step forward hand outstretched to touch it. The reactions are priceless.

If you are hungry for a taste of the details that make the design, visit an Uttermost Showroom near you. In the meantime, follow us on Twitter @CarolynKinder or check out some of the details below. Come back again later as we’ll keep adding more products over time.

Ward Hand Forged Iron Mirror

The Ward Hand Forged Iron Mirror features a 3-dimensional open design that’s finished in a dark rust bronze. The inner frame uses aged, natural fir wood planks. Share this on Twitter or view our product page to get all the details.

Ward Hand Forged Iron Mirror Details

Triptych Trees Wall Art

Triptych Trees Wall Art is a three-panel set with grey trees, hand-painted on canvas. Each painting is stretched and attached to wooden frames, then layered on hardboards creating depth and an intriguing play of shadows. Each layers outer edge has a brown wash and nail head acceTriptych Trees Wall Art Detailsnts. Share this on Twitter or view our product page to get all the details.

 

Dayla Accent Chair

The Dayla Accent Chair is the ultimate in casual comfort. This beautiful accent chair features a washed indigo, linen seat with crusted ivory accent nails and whitewashed pine frame. Outside arms and back are supple faux leather. Seat height is 19 inches. Share this on Twitter or view our product page to get all the details.

Dayla Accent Chair Details

 

Fauna Art Glass Lamp

The Fauna Art Glass Lamp is unique in form and fashion. The heavily seeded organic feel of the thick hand-made glass is accentuated by the artfully curved and looped brushed brass stand.  This elegant contemporary piece is ideal for console or table. Share this on Twitter or view our product page to get all the details.

Fauna Art Glass Lamp

Oceaonna Glass Table Lamp

One of our top sellers at this fall’s High Point Market, this one begs to be touched. The finish on the Oceaonna Glass Table Lamp is reminiscent of an ocean wave crashing, featuring mottled highlights of blue green, covered in a heavily textured, aged, white glaze, paired with brushed nickel plated details. Perfectly comfortable in today’s Coastal styled homes. Share this on Twitter or view our product page to get all the details.

Oceaonna Glass Table Lamp details

Headlights Abstract Art

Our Headlights Abstract Art is creating quite a buzz. It features large, lightly textured brush strokes. Shades of charcoal, grey, gold, and silver make this neutral painting easy to use in today’s Modern and Mid-Century Modern spaces. Share this on Twitter or view our product page to get all the details.

design details headlights art

Kemper Modern Art Glass Lamp

The thick geometric art glass accented with gold leaf flecks makes the Kemper Modern Art Glass Lamp a conversation piece. The white linen rectangular hardback shade is unique with rounded corners. Share this on Twitter or view our product page for details on how to purchase the Kemper Modern Art Glass Lamp.

Kemper Lamp details

 

Karter Industrial Pipe Candle Holders

High Point Market – Fall 2018

Karter Industrial Pipe Candle Holders

It is that time of year again — High Point Market! One of the largest furniture and interior design trade shows in the world, draws more interior designers, home furnishing buyers, designers and other industry professions every Spring and Fall. For furniture designers like Carolyn Kinder International, #HPMKT is one of the highlights of the year where we share our new furniture, lighting, art and accessory designs with industry professionals.

Open to trade professionals only, the Fall 2018 market is Oct. 13-17. You’ll find our newest designs at:

Uttermost Showroom
Location: IHFC – 447, Commerce

If you can’t come to the 2018 Fall High Point Market, check back as we add our newest products to our site as the dates for this year’s market get closer.

Modern Country Pairings

Modern Country interior design pairings

Looking for a few new pieces for your modern country inspired design? Read on to see why we think these three pieces play well together without being too matchy-matchy. Common elements include:

  • Nuetral fabrics
  • Weathered wood
  • Grey coloring
  • Rustic textures
  • Brass accents

The Sandy Wing Chair

Sandy Wing Chair

The Sandy Wing Chair has tailoring in shimmery sand with Teflon fabric protector and brass nail accents. The exposed frame is solid wood with reinforced joinery and a hand applied, weathered black finish.


Giles Aged Wood Barn Door Wall Art

Giles Aged Wood Barn Door Art

The Giles Aged Wood Barn Door Wall Art features the look of white washed fir wood panels that are character rich in antique details like iron reinforcement strapping, circular door knockers and rivet trim, all finished in aged bronze with rust accents.


Tricarico Lamp

Tricarico Lamp

The Tricarico Lamp features a textured ceramic finish in an old-stone bronze with a dusty-gray wash and heavily antiqued brushed aluminum accents. The rectangle bell shade is an oatmeal linen fabric with natural slubbing.

Giles Aged Wood Barn Door Art

Rustic home decor ideas to cozy up to

As summer fades into fall, the colors and textures of the season begin to change too. Rustic interior design elements can add warmth and a sense of timelessness to any room. Looking for inspiration to add a rustic element to your home as you count down the days to cooler temps? Check out a few of our favorites and follow us on Pinterest for other interior design ideas.


Nature-inspired art adds life to your interior design

From rugs to wall art, from sculptures to lighting, nature-inspired art and interior design can bring peace and beauty to your home.

Vincent Van Gogh

“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”

Vincent Van Gogh

If you are inspired by nature and love to bring the look and feel of the outdoors into your home, explore some of Carolyn Kinder International’s nature-inspired art.

Duke Modern Elephant Sculpture

Animal inspired interior design accessories

If you are wild about animals and the not-so-human interest they can bring to a room, you are not alone.

While animal print rugs, fabric and wallpaper can make a huge impact, don’t forget to consider animal-inspired art and accessories to add a little wild life to your next interior design project.

Check out some of our favorite designs:Duke Modern Elephant Sculpture

The Duke Modern Elephant Sculpture features a striking geometric style with a cool grey ombre finish and highlighted edges.


Matty the Cow

Mooooove over Mootilda, Matty the Cow is here. This bovine beauty stands artfully abstracted in her pink and purple pasture. She’s sure to be the focal point of any room and the center of every conversation.


navya sculptures

The Navya Sculptures feature antiqued silver birds perched atop lightly antiqued concrete cube bases.


Blue Marlin Hand Painted Wall Art

The Blue Marlin Hand Painted Wall Art is heavily textured using vibrant blues, greens, browns, brick red, warm ochre and grays. A 3-dimensional effect is achieved by using pieces of iron for the ribs of the fish.


Perched Parrot Sculpture

The Perched Parrot Sculpture features lightly antiqued gold leaf, and an open iron parrot perched atop an aged-black pine wood pillar.


Anatole Woven Horse Statuary

Woven wire makes an intuitive medium to illustrate the flowing lines of the equestrian form. A popular and evocative way of depicting this magnificent animal, Carolyn Kinder International captures calm beauty in the Anatole Woven Horse Statuary.


Wild Horses Sculpture

Designed by Carolyn Kinder International, Wild Horses Sculpture is comprised of three, running wild horses finished in an antique gold leaf, set on a matte black base.


Tajiri Giraqffe Sculpture

Designed by Carolyn Kinder, the Tajiri Giraffe Sculpture is a pierced, cast iron giraffe set on a tan travertine base. Caught in mid stride, this abstract art piece is always a conversation starter.


Carolyn Kinder Mysterious Wall Art

Mysterious Wall Art is a 3-dimensional artwork has the look of thin strips of wood arranged in a pattern to create an abstract face of an animal. A thin, gold gallery frame completes the outer edge of this mesmerizing piece.

Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas Summer Market

Las Vegas Market

The Las Vegas Summer Market, held July 28-Aug. 2, 2018, features 4,000+ exhibitors and more than 250,000 interior design products.

Check out this year’s Carolyn Kinder products at the Las Vegas Market. Uttermost Showroom, WMC – B400 and B420.

Get details on the Las Vegas Market, including hours of operation.

Rafello Modern Industrial Mirror

The value of mirrors in #interiordesign

Everyone knows that a perfectly placed mirror multiples the beauty in your #interiordesign and multiplies the light and space in a room. It can also reflect your well-placed art, lamps, furniture and accessories as well as a beautiful view outside a nearby window.

Rafello Modern Industrial Mirror

Rafello’s chain and loop motif has a versatile appeal that help it to “link” with many interior design styles from Industrial to Modern Farmhouse. The lines are contemporary, but the materials and finish crate a relaxed transitional statement.

Available in all shapes and sizes, take a few minutes to browse our beautiful, unique mirror designs.