Light in the House by the Lake

For this gorgeous dream home in Utah, the Choros Chandelier from Visual Comfort adorns this handsome bedroom. As per Elle Decor, ” A mohair headboard in the master bedroom pulls in one of the homeowner’s favorite colors — lavender — which Bennett notes can be as masculine and regal as its more vibrant relative purple”.

Choros Chandelier by Barry Goralnick hangs over the bed

Read the whole article at Elle Decor on-line

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Swinging from the Chandeliers

“The Lights of a Room – Brilliant Pendants and Chandelier Combine Art and Function,”  is a feature in this month’s Connecticut Cottages & Gardens.  The article is produced by D. J. Carey and Mary Fitzgerald.  My Bracelet Chandelier from Visual Comfort is highlighted.

Bracelet Chandelier from Visual Comfort is available in Gilded and Aged Iron finishes.

In other lighting news, the Circa Lighting staff in Chicago chose the Choros Chandelier as its pick for the month. 

And designers have been sending me photos of the Choros in their projects.

A view from the staircase of a house in Sag Harbor from Tim Button of Stedila Design.

Choros Chandelier is available in Aged Iron with Hand Rubbed brass or Polished nickel finishes.

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Once On This Island (Island City Traders) – Wilton Manors

The last stop on our Florida Trend Lecture tour was Wilton Manors.  On our way from the West Coast to East Coast, we drove along Alligator Alley, where we encountered one of the local denizens up close and personal (of course, all I could think of was what a great table or accessories I could create from this guy).

From the moment we arrived, Wilton Manors was everything it promised to be and more. In addition to a variety of interesting restaurants, bars, and shops, the city is home to a substantial gay population.  It contains a large Pride Center, the World AIDS Museum and Educational Center, and a branch of the Stonewall National Museum & Archives, whose main facility is in neighboring Fort Lauderdale.

Island City Traders, Wilton Manors’ largest retailer, is located in the heart of the Art and Entertainment district.  They offer a carefully curated mix of contemporary and transitional designer furniture peppered with unique home decor items from around the globe.

Mitchell and Bill, the owners of Island City Traders, pulled out all the stops for a glamorous Martini Party.  Klieg lights sliced through the warm air as design notables from around the area came to raise a glass (or 2 or 3), have a nosh, and talk trends.


Klieg lights lit up the sky outside of Island City Traders

Event Photos 1. Bill Philby, Barry, Mitchell Bloch; 2 Aaron Rochester, Barry, Stephanie Jenks; 3. Andre Rivera, Barry; 4. Aaron Tabor, Barry; 5. Keith Gordon, Rand Hock, Barry, Don; 6. Keith Gordon, Jorgeana Trachtenberg, Barry, Mitchell Bloch, Harry Trachtenberg Florida Sales Rep of Vanguard Furniture, 7. Barry talking trends, 8. Crowd at ICT.

9. Barry autographs his Selene Martini Table for raffle winning designer, Renee Miller of Elegant Concept Interiors; 10. Renee Miller, Barry, Nichole White

Island City Traders raffled off a Selene Martini Table from our new Vanguard collection. The winner was Renee Miller.  She was really excited and asked me to autograph her table. Here she is posing with her friend, who is also a local designer.

All of our research points to the fact that millennials are entertaining more at home. Whether it’s cooking for friends or showing off newly-minted bartending skills, research from several industries like food, liquor, and home goods all highlight a steady rise in this trend.

For Vanguard, I focused on this segment of the market by not only creating pieces that were good for entertaining, but also lightweight, flexible, multi-purpose items. The launch Goralnick collection consists of 14 martini or post tables.

The Montgomery Martini Table with its adjustable stem has become an instantly in-demand item.

Who’s Who  from the Red Carpet:

11. Robert Holt, Barry restaurant entrepreneur Chad Chow; 12. Mr. and Mrs. Barocas with Barry. 13. Gary Paikoff and Brina with Barry; 14. Christina Turner, Cindy Lotz, and Barry; 15. Michael Roe of Kroll Realty, Robert Fabian; 16. Mr. adn Mrs. Acosta; 17. Glen Mast and Alcott Czubeck; 18. Veronica Potenti, Barry, Stella Potenti, and Ruthie Ryan; 19. Scott Hass & Barry; 20. Russ Ruffini & Barry; 21. David Barcenos; 22, Glen Mast, Barry, Alcort Czubeck; 23 Emerson, Jarret, Adrian; 24. Will Goodman, Barry, Joe Latona & Gu; 25. Dorothy de Saulinier, Barry & Barbara; 26, Barry with Mr. and Mrs. Cohen. (photo credit: Mitchell Bloch)
The ICT Partywas an incredibly exciting finale event for our Trend Tour for Vanguard.

Next stop: Miami.



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