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Season 1, Episode 6

The Fretwork Report

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If good design is in the details, then fretwork is a must-have in any space. So what exactly is fretwork? For all you non- furniture geeks out there, it's a technique that creates cut-out designs in wood and metal furniture. Watch as Jason Oliver Nixon explains the history of this intricate style, and shares his tips and picks for incorporating it in any room in the house.

Products In This Episode

Ceylon Side Chair

Tommy Bahama Home

The Chippendale inspired leather wrapped bamboo in the Plantation finish provides island style and comfort. Available as shown in the Macadamia fabric, a basketweave pattern in a golden sand coloration.

Elegant embroidered fabric was the starting point for this exposed wood frame, influencing the open fretwork design on each arm panel. The Go With The Grain finish is further set off by Brushed Antique Brass metal accents and a lush textured fabric. Float this chair in a room in which you are able to take in all the sides - we think it's stunning from every angle.

Quartered cherry veneersRaven finishWood-framed top with inset glass top over fretworkOne inset glass shelf

Join in the buzz created for this stunningly glamorous sofa. The Bee's Knees, one of our best selling chair frames, is now available in a sofa! The Bee's Knees defining feature is a hand-carved lattice frame finished in a shimmery Burnished Silver Leaf. As comfortable as it is versatile, five decorative pillows five this tailored sofa a relaxed feel. This sofa begs to be the center of attention and it at its best when floated in a room.

Fretwork Drawer Chest

CTH-Sherrill Occasional

Painted in a natural stone shade and featuring classic linen-color Chippendale fretwork on the drawer faces and side panels, this perfectly proportioned three drawer chest with brushed nickel pulls works in any venue.

Paradise Point King Bed

Tommy Bahama Home

Incorporating bold architectural shapes and offering an inspirational design statement for the master suite. The woven rattan panel is framed by a dramatic open fretwork design with soft returns at either end.

The Furniture Geek

About the Series

As one-half of heralded design duo Madcap Cottage, Jason Oliver Nixon has built his ottoman empire as the prince of prints. But his knowledge of design goes beyond pattern: he’s a walking, breathing encyclopedia of style! In “The Furniture Geek,” Jason’s sharing his vast wealth of knowledge, from the little-known origins of popular silhouettes, to clues about color and cues on quality. Watch--and learn--as our resident geek of chic conducts his study on style. More

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