Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Introducing Handley Drive Furniture! New On The Scene in Codarus Showroom

Good Morning Readers!  I have a treat for you today!  I recently discovered a new furniture line called Handley Drive.  As a designer, I am always thrilled to find a new resource and Handley Drive really delivers on the goods.  This new line is being represented by Codarus showroom so if you are in Las Vegas at Market make sure you mosey on over and check them out.  While you are there give Cody the owner of Codarus a kiss for me!  

Handley Drive is the brainchild of industry moguls Rick Janecek and Sheila Butler who have a combined home industry experience of over 50 years.  Separately they have helped created some of the most celebrated home furnishing brands in the home decor industry.  Handley Drive is sure to be a success as it fulfills the need of designers to add a little jewelry to the home.

According to their website Handley Drive is described as:

"Handley Drive product is exclusively designed furniture, accessories, wall décor, textiles and lighting in a variety of styles from casual to urban and modern to traditional that adds quality to everyday life".

I couldn't agree more.  I first started seeing glimpses of Handley Drive on instagram.  I was so intrigued I visited their website to find out more.  What I found was a well thought out collection of home furnishings each created with thought and attention to detail.  I have chosen some of my favorite pieces but I would be remiss not to suggest you visit their website to view the entire collection which is fab. 

I have spotlighted a few of my favorite pieces to give you a little taste to whet your appetite.  

 An American walnut five drawer chest with classically inspired details updated with fresh white lacquer, gold metal leaf, custom solid polished brass hardware.  Also available in grey finish.  This chest would be stunning used as a pair to flank a doorway in a foyer.  
 The stylish three drawer chest with unique shape features custom designed solid brass hardware executed in white stained Italian ash wood and beech wood solids. Top features dramatic wood starburst.  I love the shape of this chest and think it will add creative curves to a room. 

 Inspired by midcentury sculpture the Chip off the block étagère is made of Cast aluminum finished in Antique gold metal leaf and has five 1/2” thick clear glass shelves.  These shelves are perfect to showcase your fine collectibles.
 Playfully sophisticated design made of solid polished brass and honed white marble. Design was inspired by graphic art from the late 1930’s reinterpreted into a sculptural table that is the perfect size to hold a drink by any chair of sofa.

Chests on stands first came into popular use in the 16th century. This modern miniature interpretation featuring two drawers with solid brass hardware and base is sized to be the perfect functional companion to any comfortable chair or sofa. Ash burl is book matched on all sides including the back so the table can float in a room.

The design of this little jewel of a table is inspired by ceremonial staffs and is an exotic and useful drink stand which can work in any room indoors or outdoors under a covered porch. The enamel base is made of polished solid aluminum, The decorative carved portion and top are made of cast steel and has a light antique brass finish.  I can think of so many uses for this piece.  It would be fabulous on a dining table holding a large arrangement of flowers or on an outdoor porch with candles
  on top. 

Wow, just plain wow!  Isn't this fabulous?  Playfully sophisticated design made of real twigs, leaves, and buds that have been cast in polished brass. The design was inspired by graphic art from the late 1930’s reinterpreted into a sculptural and functional pendant. Three bulbs in base uplight and fill space creating a soft even glow. The bowl is punctuated with beads of light penetrating through pierced holes, etched glass diffuser in the bottom which provides additional light.  If you cannot envision how this fixture would look in a space make sure you visit Handley Drive on instagram to see pics of the Codarus showroom designed by my pal, Denise McGaha.  These pendants are used in the showroom.  They are quite stunning.  

Just like the base of the bouqet of flowers table, the same design is used to create this fun table lamp.  Playfully sophisticated design made of solid polished brass and honed white marble. The design was inspired by graphic art from the late 1930’s reinterpreted into a sculptural and functional table lamp.  A pair of these lamps would be stunning bedside in a master bedroom.

I admit it, I am a sucker for a brass lamp shade!  Isn't this one chic?
This simple and elegantly designed lamp is proportioned to provide optimum light and beauty. The transitional design and fine materials of honed white marble, brass and steel make this lamp a statement piece.  Shown here in antique brass but also available in pewter.  

Hadley Drive also offers a wide selection of accessories.  They have bottles, vases, chargers, hurricanes, wall decor, cachepots and more.  

The Regent cachepot shown here is made of Solid brass with an enamel steel liner. Drawing inspiration from the clean Ines of Regency style furniture first made popular in the early 19th century. The subtle decoration and detail of Regency design always elegant and regal was considered the ultra modern design of its time.

Doesn't everyone love a hurricane lantern?  I know I do!  Especially when it is updated with a modern vibe.  Handley Drive offers several styles. 

The "Clean Living" Hurricane is made of solid brass simple lines inspired by minimalist functional architecture are emphasized with the contrast of polished brass and rich bronze finish. Includes clear glass hurricane. Holds a 3” diameter pillar.

The white and gold wall disc is made of ceramic with a matte white glaze. Decoration in real gold. Also available in black and gold.

We all need a little whimsy in our lives to keep ourselves from being too serious.  How fun is this Wiggle mirror?  Available in light grey and dark grey.  The Wiggle Mirror is a framed mirror finished in smooth bisque texture finish highlighted with Antique gold metal leaf finish. Hangs easily with metal wall bracket provided.

Handley Drive also offers beautiful pillows like this marbelized pillow with grey leather flange.  Marbleized pattern completely covers both sides of geo pillow made of various shades Grey silk embroidery on white linen. 1/4” grey man made leather flat flange trim.  I find these pillows handsome for so many applications.   I also adore the ivory poodle pillows!  

I could go on and on about this new resource but I'll leave you to form your own opinion.  I'm sure you will be seeing some of Handley Drive's products popping up in some of my upcoming projects.  This line is sure to catch the eye of many designers. 

Please visit their website and view the entire collection.  Follow them on instagram to get a snapshot of the Las Vegas Showroom and follow Codarus to see more of what this amazing showroom represents!  Codarus is one if the best showrooms at the market ,so don't miss it if you are in Las Vegas now or come to High Point in April!

I hope you like Handley Drive Furniture as much as I do.  If you decide to purchase their products please tell them you read about them on Lisa Mende Design.  If you are a consumer and see something you like email me lisa@lisamende.com and I can help you! 

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1 comment:

  1. What a stunning line. I love every piece and think I may have just found my etagere...it's gorgeous! Happy Tuesday, Lisa!


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