This past Memorial Day weekend, news reports indicated that the number of people traveling for mini getaways was up significantly compared to the last few years. As the economy improves and outlooks are more optimistic, vacations and travel are sure to be on the upswing.
Chances are, many travel destinations will be sun-drenched resorts, beaches or island locales. Why not have that sun-bathed, laid-back but elegant feel at home year-round? That’s the ambiance you can create with Hooker Furniture’s new Solana Collection. After all, “Solana” means sunshine in Spanish.
Luminous and fresh, the Solana Collection is a refined rustic, opulent yet casual furniture collection that celebrates the look of natural wood that’s been bathed in sunshine.
Artfully done inlays, scrolled marquetry, exuberant shapes and an understated scale create a livable resort feeling suitable for homes from countryside villa to suburban dwellings.
“Sunshine,” the Spanish name for Solana, is a fitting moniker for the collection of dining room, bedroom, living room, home entertainment and home office furniture.
While Solana takes traditions to heart, the overall feel is an unpretentious casual elegance, with a light and airy touch. The soft, dry wire-brushed finish is a light caramel latte color with subtle lacy white hang up and a gray undertone. Selected furniture pieces have a shimmery metallic accent finish in a lovely champagne color.
Mixed media enhances the casual lifestyle appeal, with mirrored backs on a signature panel bed, bookcase, console and cocktail table, and a stone base on a round glass-topped dining table, along with a stone top nightstand.
Recalling the old world masters use of marquetry, Solana is an interpretation of inlays done from a casual sophisticated 19th Century perspective—respecting the pedigree of the past yet updated for today. While grand in feeling, Solana has restrained and accessible scale, making it a versatile collection for homes of all sizes and decors.