Today, we feature the last two reps choosing their favorite spring products, as we will soon be releasing our fall offerings. It has been so interesting to see particular products be chosen again and again by the reps and influencers who so kindly agreed to take the time to peruse and present.
A Tale of Two Reps
Kinshasa Floyd, the territory manager in Illinois and Wisconsin; and Brigette Fontenot, who covers South Texas and Louisiana, have chosen their top product picks. We’ve loved seeing which light fixtures and pieces of furniture have captured their attention and what they’ve had to say about them.
Kinshasa Floyd and Her Favorite Products
Before we get to Kinshasa’s top picks, let’s get to know a bit more about her: She grew up in Rockford, Illinois, but currently resides in Chicago. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior & Environmental Design from Illinois State University. Kinshasa began her career in the home furnishings industry in 2009, working as an assistant interior designer for a small interior design firm in Houston, Texas. She went on to become a design consultant for Ethan Allen, and a decorative products specialist for Sherwin Williams. Before joining Currey & Company, she was a sales representative for Summer Classics and Gabby. “I enjoy cooking, reading, and wine,” says the dog-mom to an adorable and spoiled French Bulldog named Jet. Without further ado, here are her favorites in her own powerful words:
What I like most about this piece is the sophisticated mix of materials. The combination of the cream leather, brass, and mirror exudes glamour. I would love to see the Camille Screen and Camille Mirror with black leather straps. That would be very sexy.
The entire Hibiscus collection gets a nod from me. The drinks table adds just enough fun and color to any space. The height makes it more of a sculptural statement piece. I’m envisioning the Hibiscus Drinks Table next to a chaise by a huge window, and me on that chaise enjoying a martini!
Introducing the Forest Dawn Chandelier in silver gives it such an ethereal look. The silver branches provide the perfect backdrop for the suspended quartz crystals. It is guaranteed to add a significant level of enchantment to any space.
It’s a beautifully designed piece that you would add to a sophisticated room, just like adding jewelry to an outfit. I really appreciate attention to detail. This brass pendant houses an LED bulb that passes light through a thick crackled glass bowl. The design is visually stunning with or without the light source. Fashion Designer Hubert de Givenchy said ‘Luxury is in the details’ and I couldn’t agree more when it comes to the Nefertiti Pendant.
I think we can all agree that we need more nature in our lives as a result of this pandemic. The gorgeous Piero Chandelier is inspired by natural plant textures. I love this piece because of its perfect scale and the intricate details. It’s not dainty, nor oversized. The woven texture energizes the space, while the white finish brightens the mood. By just looking at it, it is hard to believe that it is made of iron.
Brigette Fontenot and Her Favorite Products
Brigette Fontenot emphatically declares she loves representing Currey & Company! “I’m fascinated with Currey & Company’s ability to design products that appeal to a vast array of cultural backgrounds,” she notes. Having been born and raised in the French-speaking region of South Louisiana, Brigette identifies with the diversity of interior design styles within her vast territory. She loves working with and learning from interior designers to select the right items to create beautiful environments. Among our spring offerings, Brigette chose her following favorites:
Brigette tapped the Gregor Large Mirror because it is made of a timeless material that works for a variety applications.
The Saranya Black Console Table spoke to Brigette because the understated natural wood appealed to her, as did the fact the table is modern and stylish.
Our Alabastro Table Lamp has been a popular one among all of the people who agreed to choose their favorite products. Brigette believes it will add a sleek and sophisticated touch to a table with its simplicity and translucent stone.
Our Absalom Chandelier was her pick because the spiral design adds an element of whimsy and style, and the fact that it can be used with or without shades makes it versatile.
Brigette chose our Circus Floor Lamp because the graceful lines that make it timeless and elegant appealed to her.
Interiors Take on New Meaning
We’d like to thank Kinshasa and Brigette, two of the most luminous personalities of many among our sales reps, for their top product picks. If you’d like to see the choices made by our other sets of two reps, click through to Andrea Combet and Margarethe Martin; and Vivi Mira-Culmer and Russ Jones. We were one of the sponsors for the Future of Home conference put on by Business of Home that took place for the past two days and one of the facts that caught our attention is the fact that pre-pandemic travel activity won’t likely return until 2024, which means people will be paying more attention to their homes where they are now spending more time.
Add to the equation the fact that we have historical natural disasters unfolding as we are posting this—unprecedented forest fires on the west coast, the worst air quality in the world in cities along the coast because of these fires, and a category-two hurricane hitting the Gulf Coast during one of the busiest tropical seasons we’ve ever seen. We hope everyone is doing the best they can to stay safe and our hearts go out to those of you who have had your intimate spaces compromised by fire, wind, or water.