Iris Apfel for Grandin Road

Are you a Grandin Road shopper?

I am such a longtime fan for a few fab favorites. Recently my adoration grew exponentially!

Grandin Road has announced their collaboration with style icon Iris Apfel.  Of course you know I adore all things Iris Apfel but, this collection is pure perfection.  

Let me show you my favorites in my new home and my office. I am clearly a sucker for whimsy, rattan and cute critters..just like my idol Iris! 

IRIS APFEL RATTAN MONKEY – Our Iris Apfel Rattan Monkeys sees no evil, and sees no one he doesn’t like. With a body handwoven of natural-colored water hyacinth, he has a charming gold-accented woven fiber face, as well as gold-accented hands and feet. His hands are positioned to hold a small bowl (not included). A unique conversation piece, and a fun “greeter’ for an entryway.

IRIS APFEL RATTAN ELEPHANT CONSOLE TABLE – “I buy what makes me happy,” says interior designer and fashion icon Iris Apfel, and our Iris Apfel Rattan Elephant Console Table from our exclusive Iris Apfel capsule collection is ready for your happy hour. Expertly handwoven, it was inspired by vintage Italian mid-century designs which had been inspired by Indian art and culture, where elephant symbolism has had a long history. Hidden shelving in the side to hold smaller items. The wicker tabletop has an acrylic overlay, keeping glasses and delicate items in place. Use the base as a shelf, too.

IRIS APFEL RATTAN MOBILE CART – “My mother was a big influence; she was exceedingly chic,” said interior designer and fashion icon Iris Apfel, whose exclusive, handmade Iris Apfel Rattan Mobile Bar Cart exhibits its own retro-chicness like a 1960s mid-century Palm Beach find. In a natural color, it’s from our Iris Apfel Capsule collection. This two-tier rolling cart offers generous space for barware and snacks and holders for bottles; it moves easily on caster wheels.


IRIS APFEL OSTRICH SERVING PLATTER – “Anything feathery-looking, I love,” said interior designer and style icon Iris Apfel, and we can see why when we see this elegantly whimsical 100% earthenware Iris Apfel Ostrich Serving Platter, a grandinroad exclusive design for our Iris Apfel capsule collection. The playful illustration of a ready-to-party ostrich is updated with another Iris quote: “More is more, less is a bore.” We love this instant party centerpiece. Your guests will too.

IRIS APFEL ZEBRA SHAPED PILLOW – “I don’t expect to find inspiration, it just sort of comes,” said interior designer and fashion icon Iris Apfel, and the Iris Apfel Zebra Shaped Pillow is so much fun, we’re glad the inspiration was there. Each one is unique because it’s handmade. Digital printed cushion cover; black stripes of the body are manually done with crewel embroidery. The mane and tail are created with handmade tassels. Exclusively from our Iris Apfel capsule collection.

 These are a few other fab favorites that are classics from Grandin Road:

PINEAPPLE ICE BUCKET – Your complete daily allowance of Vitamin Chic. Work our Pineapple Ice Bucket into your cocktail serving-ware diet, for a healthy dose of mid-century modern style. Long thought to be the ultimate symbol of hospitality, this all-metal pineapple bucket comes with an ice scoop for welcoming guests to a cube or two. When you’re not serving drinks, use it as a vase or a dazzling table centerpiece. Prop the top with a tealight as a charming touch. Dishwasher-safe. Decidedly sweet.

PALOMA BENCH – The simplicity of modern casual style is exemplified in the Paloma Bench. It shows you how wonderfully mood-setting modern rattan can be indoors, when envisioned as something new. This sleek and simple style is a long, lean swoop of natural prettiness in handwoven, natural rattan. Airy, openwork side wings curve up and gently out. An openwork apron along the bottom edge echoes the look. Wherever you place it, from bedroom to great room to sunroom, our easy-going bench invites you to sit down and share the story of relaxed, island-born style. The natural-toned fabric cushion is foam-padded for comfort.

CHAMONIX ACRYLIC COCKTAIL TABLE – Formed acrylic accent pieces like our Chamonix Acrylic Cocktail Table are on-trend for two very good reasons that have to do with the elements of room design and style. Because it’s clear, it keeps a room from looking cluttered with furniture while still delivering the functionality you need. The sleek, airy look helps your space look a little bigger, and lighter. Second, with that retro-chic cool factor, the style will add clean modern impact to your space. And remember, drink or food spills from a great party won’t matter, as it’s made of 100% new acrylic.

VIVIENNE SIDE TABLE (BLUE SOLD OUT) – A contemporary idea, the Vivienne Side Table mixes the dramatic look of faux stone and glass with the glimmer of gold to make a chic, uptown statement. We love this growing-trend of bringing natural materials into the home, and found this great way to introduce the look of natural polished marble, agate, and malachite into your space. Faux stone veneer is laminated onto the underside of the glass; this is then backed with sturdy engineered wood to create the hexagon-shaped faux stone top. Lighter in weight than stone, and easier to care for. Perfect. This side table design features a thinner, refined polished gold-finished stainless steel frame with an imaginative, open starburst base. The openwork look of the frame keeps the design airy, so it won’t overwhelm the room. Idea: Use a Vivienne table chairside, or group three or more tables, their edges touching puzzle-style, to form an intriguing table alternative to the standard coffee table.

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