Friday, May 2, 2008
Style File: Flashy Furniture
Diamonds and crystals, they're not just for jewelry anymore. Designers are now adding some of that flash to furniture. In tonight's Style File, Seven's Belkys Nerey shows us how to add some bling to any room.
WSVN -- You know how we roll in Miami. From cars to jewelry, it's all about the bling. Now all that flash is moving from fashion to furniture.
Pedro Rivera Wiener: "I created this line especially for Miami. It's special furniture for special people."
Master carpenter Pedro Rivera Wiener just launched his RW Lux Crystal Collection. It's more than 50 pieces of furniture, each made with subtle hints of Swarovski crystal.
Gabriel Pineres: "For someone who wants that extra bling in their life, this is the furniture for it. Many people, when they hear about Swarovski crystals on furniture, they think gaudy, but in reality it's not."
Get this, all the furniture is made from wood guaranteed to last 75 years, and you can mix and match different shades of Swarovski crystals and leather.
Pedro Rivera Wiener: "The line has 15 different colors and texture. Leather has 36 colors of crystals."
For some real glamour, try lying down on this white leather bed adorned with crystals. You can even accent it with some bling pillows.
Gabriel: "Who wouldn't want to come home and lie on a bed with Swarovski crystal and wake up feeling like a king or queen?"
At the newly opened Avant Gallery off Lincoln Road, there are plenty of shiny things to bedazzle a room.
Alex Phegley: "Bling is for everything you can imagine, your dining chairs, couches, your lighting."
One of their show-stopping light creations is this butterfly chandelier made of Austrian crystals.
Alex Phegley: "It's becoming more than illuminating the room. It's to personalize a room."
There's also a spiral gold and silver chandelier, which creates a mesmerizing illusion when there's a slight breeze in the room.
You can sit like royalty with this black Louis the XVI chair adorned with Swarovski crystals and, for the laptop of luxury, try the new designer notebook PCs by Ego. This computer looks more like a handbag.
Alex Phegley: "You can personalize your computer to look like a handbag to accessorize anyway you want, with diamonds and crystals."
So you're always logged in to the latest fashion.
Belkys Nerey: "Avant Gallery is the first store in the U.S. to sell the Ego computers. Depending on what bling you add to it, prices start at $9,000 and go up to $65,000.
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