*Designer Review* Tibouchina Freschi

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Tibouchina Freschi recently sent me a review folder of her furniture items, available at Cedar Bay Furnishings. Cedar Bay is actually owned by Remington Pinion and Krystine Qinan, and they have offered Tib space to display and sell her items. If your decorating tastes lean towards Victorian, maybe with a small taste of steampunk, then definitely check out Tib’s work. What I know from speaking with TIb is 1) she’s a great lady with a cute sense of humor and she is a delight to talk to, and 2) she’s just really getting started with her creations, and she’s still learning quite a bit (aren’t we all?).

What impresses me about Tib’s work is her eye for detail and for mixing texures. In the Worn Silk Velvet Wing Sofa, below, i love the  mix of the floral fabric with the masculine wood trim/edging. Likewise, I really like the edging on the Rusty Cog Coffee Table – and the best part is that the cog in the middle can be turned on to rotate! That’s a nice unexpected touch.

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In the Rosewood Four Poster Bed, I adore Tib’s mix of fabrics. It’s a pretty basic bed frame — with nice work on the legs — and the fabrics just give it a really luxe feel. Having the turndown of the comforter in the contrasting pattern is another great touch – a very simple thing to add, but it does give the bed more depth.

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I’m excited to see how Tib grows from here with her creations. For my tastes, I’d like to see more depth and shadow to her pieces…once she masters that, combined with her eye for details, I think she’ll be ready to wow us with some really gorgeous and rich pieces.

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