As part of her ever-expanding home goods collection, April Cornell announces the launch of a new furniture line. Long renowned for her artistic, designer clothing and nature-inspired linens, April Cornell’s new endeavor marks an exciting expansion of her unique brand, carrying her one-of-a-kind, rustic elegance to every room in the house. The new collection features upholstered vintage seating, available online, and decorative accent pieces, available in April Cornell retail stores. All items begin shipping on December 1st.
In signature April Cornell style, this new collection forms a perfect marriage of modern eclecticism and timeless romance. Mix-and-match fabrics, on the Vintage Harvest and Nostalgia seating, are funky and feminine, balanced by the superior durability of mango hardwood construction. Their antique-inspired shapes are contemporary echoes of French Regency parlor furniture, made humble and homey by their distressed wood finishes and hand-carved details. Simultaneously simple and seductive, arresting and unassuming, these beautiful pieces offer comfortable design with easy refinement. Avoiding the pitfalls of overly-dainty, antique furniture and the recent trend toward over-sized seating, April Cornell has sized her pieces for a comfortable fit in any room, from living room to guest room to covered patio.
Also launching December 1st, in April Cornell retail stores, are woven cane benches, a small wooden storage hutch and a vintage gate-leg table, perfect for the dining room or smaller homes. Each of these accent pieces feature hand-finished, distressed mango hardwood construction and would be equally fitting amongst modern home furnishings or assorted antique collections. The wooden hutch also features two woven cane cabinet doors, with Nordic-inspired star designs, made from sustainable bamboo and offering ample storage space for spare house wares or a whole assembly of April Cornell linens. Set it aside the gate-leg table for an especially stunning kitchen décor. A wonderful solution for studio apartments or large parties that require extra table space, the gate-leg table folds flat on either side, becoming a slim-line credenza for foyers or hallways and easily expanding to a full-size, circular dining table, with only a minute’s assembly
To accompany this December collection, April Cornell is planning a larger line of loveseats, armchairs, tables and cabinets for Spring 2012. A lovely assemblage of aged wood, antique brass and signature April Cornell patterns, the new collection promises long years of timeless, feminine beauty, like all of April Cornell’s designs.