Martha Stewarts new Turkey Hill collection, named after her Westport home, drew much interest at the International Home Furnishings Market in High Point, N.C.
A Knight-Ridder Tribune columnist reporting from the show said after making her furniture debut last year with a 250-piece line for Bernhardt Furniture, StewartҒs new 115-piece collection includes two bedroom, two dining room and 10 home-office pieces.
One of our favorites from the new collection is Irvington, a nickel-plated bed ($1,280 for queen size) that shines like mercury glass,Ӕ the report said. It reflects the colors of the room and was shown with a mahogany dresser and chests, making for an inspiring study in contrasts.Ӕ
The Turkey Hill collection celebrates easy, comfortable living, where rooms are multifunctional and suited for various decorating options,Ӕ according to a Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia announcement of the new collection.
The inspiration for the collection is an 1805 farmhouse in historic Westport, Connecticut, which has been Martha Stewart’s home for more than 30 years.Ӕ
It added that traditional pieces have been updated in striking materials, rich colors, and soft, comfortable fabrics that enhance gathering places and workspaces alike. ӓ
“With our new Turkey Hill collection, consumers can enjoy modern interpretations of classic and traditional furniture styles that offer tremendous functionality and unlimited decorating possibilities,” Stewart said in the announcement.
“Using beautiful, distinctive and practical materials—from lush upholstery fabrics to polished nickel finishes and porcelain enamel surfaces—we offer the homemaker an eclectic collection of furniture that works in any room in any home.”
The AP reported Stewart was present to show the collection to industry buyers and told them she was attached not only to her Westport home, but other properties she owns elsewhere.
“Some people like to collect paintings or dogs,” Stewart said. “I collect houses. It’s also because I can’t sell any of them, because it’s just too painful.”
The new collection will be available to customers at furniture retailers nationwide in April 2004.