Design Blog

Outdoor Living in Spring 2015

Spring is officially just weeks away!  Unofficially, in typical Florida fashion for late February, we feel but brief glimpses into our favorite season.  A pop of sunshine warms us to 76 degrees, we gleefully rush to enjoy our outdoor furniture and rooms… only to find a few hours later another …

The Sarasota Collection and Jewels on the Bay

The Sarasota Collection Home Store is proud to have been invited to participate again this year in the 20th Annual Jewels on the Bay Designer Showhouse. To benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Sarasota County, the Designer Showhouse is a collaborative effort amongst 27 of the area’s top designers.  …

Contemporary Cool Anna Maria Island Home Interior

Here’s a peak into a very cool Anna Maria Island home interior, designed with some custom pieces by the Sarasota Collection and some of our exclusive suppliers. The sleek yet whimsical dining nook features a table by one of our favorite designers Oggetti, based out of Italy.  In store we …

Custom Dining Chairs, Counter Stools for Lakewood Ranch, FL Home

Custom Dining Chairs and Counter Stools for Lakewood Ranch, FL Interior Design Project Here’s a peek at a recent Sarasota Collection’s custom design job. We worked with local designer Debbi Mancini to create some custom counter stools for this beautiful, crisp Lakewood Ranch, FL kitchen.  Together we also designed custom dining …

Best of Sarasota 2015 by Sarasota Magazine

Hey, everyone!  Please vote for The Sarasota Collection Home Store in this year’s Best of Sarasota awards, presented by our friends at Sarasota Magazine. Here’s the chance to tell the world which is your FAVORITE Sarasota furniture store and home accessories store… hint:  it’s us, the Sarasota Collection Home Store. 🙂 …

Custom Wood Console Table

Manufactured at our furniture factory in Peru using locally-sourced material, this stunning wood console table is constructed of cherry wood and is stained a rich and luxurious espresso tone. Its fluid, unconventional lines make this a standout piece in any home collection.  The highlight of the console is a gleaning bronze …

In Review: High Point Market, Fall 2014

The Sarasota Collection Home Store blog team recently had a chance to catch up with Marcus and Pam after their trip to North Carolina for the twice-annual High Point Market (Oct 18-23, 2014). Attendees at this trade show event are like a who’s-who of the home design and furnishings industry …

Collection Highlight: Brazilian Glass-fused Dining Table

This week we’re excited to highlight one of the Sarasota Collection’s amazing custom pieces – a glass-fused dining table made with white lacquer.  It’s a great example of the soft contemporary style, which we recently identified as a top trend for fall 2014 and beyond.    Made in Brazil, this …

Outdoor Furniture Designer KANNOA Releases New Line: Toledo

We’re excited to share a new collection from one of our favorite outdoor furniture designers, Kannoa. Based in Miami, the company was founded in 2006 by two childhood friends (and our good friends), Luis Blasini and Philip Boulton. According to Kannoa, Blasini and Boulton “set out to build an outdoor …

Casey Key Home Remodel & Redesign

The Sarasota Collection recently worked closely with Audrey from Onyx Development Group to redesign this stunning waterfront home remodel on Casey Key near Sarasota, Florida. Audrey guided the clients into choosing pieces from The Sarasota Collection that were modern, but with a classic feel, hearkening to the home’s more traditional previous …