Savvy Shopper - December 2007

Check out these great products for your timber frame house.

Get a Grip

Savvy Shopper Soko Studio KnobIs your furniture's hardware a little, well, hard to handle? Add some personality to your drawers and cabinets with individually casted knobs and pulls from Soko, a New York City-based design studio. Made from your choice of silicon brass or stainless steel, all of Soko's collections are beautiful, functional and incredibly durable. Plus, the studio will donate a portion of the proceeds from selected lines to the Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Consortium, an institute dedicated to cancer research. So you can feel good about giving back while give your home some extra style. Call 888-828-7656, or visit

High Style

Savvy Shopper Lee Wing ChairNothing defines “classic” quite like a timber home. Well, except for the style of a stately and sophisticated armchair. Often confined to the world of grandmothers’ living rooms, armchairs are loosening up with new colors and patterns, from retro styles in bright paisley prints to more feminine florals. Our favorite: the sleek Wing Chair from LEE Industries, which comes in solids, patterns—or both. Call (800) 892-7150, or visit

Bathing Beauties

Savvy Shopper Restoration HardwareFor most of us, decorating our bathroom means picking out some towels and calling it a day. But why not add a little pizzazz to your bathroom’s much-needed storage spaces? Enter the Cartwright Collection from Restoration Hardware. Classically clean, the line of furniture (think medicine cabinets, vanities, benches and mirrors) is constructed from solid birch with marble counters. Plus, the collection comes in both white (shown here) and espresso shades, making them perfect for any simple and sophisticated bath. Call (800) 910-9836, or visit

Sweeten the Pot

Savvy Shopper Bauer PotteryFounded in the late 1880s, Bauer Pottery’s simple yet beautifully colored stoneware adds a touch of American style and history to your home. Today, a L.A.-based ceramics studio has reintroduced the work of J.A. Bauer and their new line, Bauer 2000, is produced using original Depression-era Bauer pieces as models. Available in a variety of vibrant hues and ranging from serving ware to garden accents, Bauer’s pieces make perfect gifts and collectibles. Call (800) 213-0800, or visit

Home Spun

Savvy Shopper DecorBaby, it’s cold outside. So why not wrap up in one of quilting queen Denyse Schmidt’s colorful creations? Inspired by modern patterns and bold hues, Denyse’s quilts are available in cotton, wool or blends, as well as in a variety of sizes. Choose from her couture line, featuring fully customized, made-to-order designs or the more affordable, machine-woven collection sold in stores nationwide. Call (800) 621-9017, or visit