It would be the understatement of the century to say that I am beyond excited to decorate our new house, but as excited as I am, the prospect of building back up our collection of furniture and decorative accents can be a bit...daunting?
So far we have bought most of the basics: a sofa, beds, dressers, etc., but the process of filling out in between the basics has only just begun, as I don't want to settle on accessories for the sake of taking up space. Instead, I want to take the time to find unique, meaningful, quality pieces.
And lucky for us, I just so happened to fall upon the mothership of unique, meaningful, quality pieces. And it is called Madera Home.
Madera Home Furniture offers different collections of furniture and home decor that range in style from traditional and antique, to clean and contemporary, so there is something for everyone. The common thread? All are Asian-inspired (bingo!).
And when I say "Asian-inspired," I mean it. Madera Home's wood workers use reclaimed temple wood from the Qing Dynasty. Yup. Additionally, the resident artisans follow the philosophy of traditional Chinese craftsmanship--but add modern touches--to craft the company's up-cycled "contemporary antique" pieces. Madera Home's Metallic Collection is a shining example of their unique approach:
Most of the collections at Madera Home are a bit more traditional than their Metallic Collection and feature the lost art of hand painting, elegantly executed by the company Resident artist Feng Shan.
As for much of the original art work featured on the furniture and decorative accents, Madera Home's Serena Strydom explains that the repercussions of China's Cultural Revolution are distinctly visible on some of the pieces, as faces were removed to coincide with Mao Zedong's ideals. "Art for the sake of beauty was discouraged, it was mandated to function as a means to glorify communism," Strydom explains.
I was captivated by the unique collection comprised of one-of-a-kind pieces and decided to bring a beautiful piece of history into our new home with a pillow box from Madera Home. I chose a box similar to the following, because I am having a major bird moment and thought the colors would compliment our new master bedroom (stay tuned to see it soon!).
When my box arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to see how big it was (a foot long!)! I anticipated it would be big enough to hold a couple of matchbooks or perhaps some earrings, but it is easily big enough to serve as a pretty place to store notecards, photos, and other keepsakes that would otherwise become clutter on my dresser.
Here are some more of the other beautiful boxes at Madera Home:
In addition to boxes, Madera Home's "Bazaar" collection offers a variety of other smaller decorative accents--including screens, trays and bowls:
Imma need a bigger house!
Be sure to visit Madera Home's website to see more of the one-of-a-kind pieces in their extensive collection, and say hello to them if you plan to head to High Point this spring!