Archive for December, 2011

Skram Furniture.

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Skram Furniture, based in Hillsborough, North Carolina, is a fairly young company that was founded in 2001 by furniture designer Jacob Marks.  What is unique to Skram, though, is the fact that Jacob Marks is a self-taught designer and furniture maker.  His pieces are crafted meticulously, and his designs, while contemporary in form, are warm in nature.  Marks was recently named one of the 50 top young designers of the Americas (Young Designers:  Americas, Daab, 2006), and we think his work is beautiful.  “To The Trade”


Merry Christmas, Austin!

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

“Merry Christmas, Austin!  We wish you all the best this holiday season, and hope that the coming year is prosperous, and brings you much joy.”


Lynnda & Keri

Colby Design


A Spectacle Of Light…

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Stewart Haygarth is a British designer who takes everyday objects, even trash at times, and transforms them into something beautiful.  Check out the chandeliers below.  At first glance, they simply look like contemporary lights, but take a closer look, and you will see that the first chandelier is actually made up of hundreds of eyeglass lenses, which actually serve to magnify the light.  The second light below is comprised of eyeglass frames…interesting and unique, for sure!

‘Tis The Season…

Monday, December 12th, 2011

The Christmas Season is upon us!  We at Colby Design just love the holiday season…it is a whole new reason to create a different look in your home, which is something that every designer loves.  Because you are probably about to (or already have) pulled the decorations out, we want to pass along a holiday decor tip.  Decorate your tree and your space in colors that reflect your room’s color scheme.  That simple concept will transform the whole room (instead of just the corner where your tree is), into something that looks sophisticated and carries a common thread throughout the space.  Below are some examples. Enjoy!

Banquettes: Cozy Spots That Add Charm.

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Banquettes are great.  They are space savers, for those homes with limited room to dine, or for those who are simply wanting to add a cozy corner to their large space.  What we love about them is the charming atmosphere that they create.  Their is a certain intimacy about dining in a small comfortable spot that is lost on a large dining table.  Below are some great little banquettes that add that touch of charm and warmth.