La Lune Collection ♥ Mountain Living!

At La Lune Collection we’ve been longtime huge fans of the gorgeous lifestyle publication, Mountain Living Magazine.  And now, we have another BIG reason to love it even more!  We’re proud to announce that Mountain Living’s most exciting issue of the year, the Big Bold Rustic September/October issue, features a beautiful article about La Lune Collection and its founders, Mario and Cathy Costantini.

Take a look at this amazing magazine – and don’t miss the La Lune Collection editorial which graces pages 48, 50, 52, and 54. 

We couldn’t be more thrilled – thank you Mountain Living!                

                                                                                            (Click image below for a quick view of article.)La Lune Collection in Mountain Living Magazine

 

 

La Lune Collection Bunk Rooms are Popping Up Everywhere!

Bunk beds have long been “hot items” at La Lune Collection, and in recent years some pretty amazing bunk room installations – created by our wonderful interior design and architect clients and featuring La Lune Collection Bunk Beds – have been popping up everywhere. And it’s really no wonder – the benefits of bunk rooms are numerous.  Families look to bunk beds to optimize space and add storage, and, they’re not just for kids anymore. Visiting adult children, men on a “guys’ weekend”, extended family guests – and more – all make bunk rooms a welcome staple in vacation and second homes. 

To demonstrate our point we’ve gathered together a group of our favorite bunk rooms by some of our favorite interior designers, several of which grace the covers of magazines!

Heather Chadduck Interiors – Birmingham, AL

Two beautiful La Lune Collection Bunk Beds #4258, finished in Antique White on poplar bark, add to the light and airy feeling of this Arkansas bunk room, featured recently in At Home Arkansas Magazine.

 

Laurie Waterhouse Interiors – Jackson, WY

Boldly patterned red-and-white checked coverlets reinforce the strong rustic appeal of this bunk room in Wyoming. Three Bunk Beds #4254 – all with twin-over-full accommodations – offer plenty of room for lucky guests!

 

Maine Home & Design Magazine

A relaxed private ski lodge in Newry, Maine includes La Lune Collection Bunk Bed #4254 in Natural finish on poplar bark for the family’s fortunate children – the perfect respite after a full day of skiing.

 

 

Elizabeth Basso Interior Design – Eagle, CO

This mountain retreat in Vail, Colorado features a cozy bunk room with a patriotic flavor. Two La Lune Collection Bunk Beds #4522  make it a welcoming haven for all visitors.

 

 

Weiss & Wirth Interior Design – Aspen, CO

The clever designers at Weiss & Wirth worked closely with La Lune Collection to create this amazing custom bunk bed for a bunk room at the “ultimate mountain hideaway” in Snowmass Village, CO. This bed features built-in shelves to display childhood treasures and drawers below for ample extra storage.

 

 

Barbara Baker, One Room at a Time – Whitefish, MT

Barbara Baker of One Room at Time designed this delightful Iron House Cabin bunk room – La Lune Collection Bunk Beds #4626, complete with convenient drawers below, carry through on the room’s playful cowboy theme.

 

 

Traditional Home Magazine

Renowned Los Angeles interior designer Trip Haensch designed this colorful bunk room for a vacation getaway in Park City, Utah – two La Lune Collection Bunk Beds #4258, along with the vibrancy of wall and fabric hues, lend this bunk room its pure sense of joy!

 

 

Home Interiors by Cortney McDougal – Aspen, CO

Serenity was the order of the day for the interior designer’s inspired coverlet, pillow, and wall color choices in this Colorado bunk room – and two La Lune Collection Bunk Beds #4254 in Natural finish complete the tranquil feeling of the space.

 

 

Ginger Barber Interior Design – Houston, TX

This bunk room in a Fredericksburg, Texas ranch is rustic charm at its absolute finest. A subtle Whitewash wood finish on the two Bunk Beds #4258 complement the room’s vintage rug and furnishings, perfecting a rustically unique vacation get-away.

 

 

 

 

At La Lune Collection it All Begins With a Drawing (video)

At La Lune Collection we like to do everything by hand – “old school” – and creating beautiful new furniture designs is no different. It all begins with a drawing, just as it did with our newest addition, the Hanging Daybed #4519.

Watch this short video and see how La Lune Collection artist Jen takes this beautiful new piece from idea to reality!

At La Lune Collection it All Begins with a Drawing

 

 

Spotted… La Lune Collection on HGTV!

Who doesn’t love catching up on the great interior design tips and ideas from the experts and editors at HGTV?

We know we do at La Lune Collection, and we’re excited to share our very first feature on HGTV…presented on the HGTV DIY network, we think “Creative Genius: La Lune Collection” is a great read and we couldn’t be happier. Take a look and see what you think!

 

 

 

Introducing Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year: GREENERY

The color gurus at Pantone have done it again – this time, with their inspired pick for 2017 Color of the Year – and present us with GREENERY!

According to Pantone, Greenery is “a refreshing and vitalizing shade…symbolic of new beginnings. Greenery is nature’s neutral.” Further, Pantone Color Institute’s vice president Laurie Pressman tells us that Greenery “is about unity and community—connecting to oneself and others and a higher purpose, Nature.”

 

At La Lune Collection, we’re all in favor of connecting with nature – and so, it is with great enthusiasm that we show off below a few La Lune beauties in their very own “greenery finery”.

Club Chair #1263 & Ottoman #1261 in Ebony Finish

La Lune’s fine wood craftsmen have meticulously created hand-notched designs on this Club Chair and Ottoman, using the same simple tools and techniques employed by furniture makers for several centuries.

La Lune Collection Club Chair #1261 & Ottoman #1263

Settee #1150 in Bone Finish

This charming Settee’s classic design is perfectly suited to grace many different room types and decorating styles.

La Lune Collection Settee #1150

Sofa #1179 in Natural Finish

The striking “diamond back” design on this Sofa is a stand-out design element, equally at home in traditional, rustic, and eclectic settings.


La Lune Collection Sofa #1179

Armchair #1200 in Whitewash Finish

Simplicity truly is beautiful, evidenced by the classic lines and uncomplicated comfort of this Arm Chair.


La Lune Collection Arm Chair #1200

 

Settee #1404 in Ebony Finish

Graceful and organic lines of nature are the design trademarks of this Settee, making it a La Lune Collection favorite!

La Lune Collection Settee #1404

 

Wishes for the New Year from La Lune Collection Founders, Cathy & Mario


As we look forward to a new year, all of us at La Lune wish to express our sincere gratitude to you for your support and patronage during the last 39 years.

To those of you who have specified La Lune Collection for your projects, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  Without you, and without the trust you place in us, there would be no La Lune Collection.  We know that ordering furniture from a drawing, photograph, or website image – often without first seeing or sitting on it – requires your trust in us.  We value your trust, and in return we pledge to always deliver to you the very best rustic furniture possible.

We believe that our success has been built on creative and functional designs, on our incomparable quality, and on exceptional service to our customers.

If you’d like to share any feedback, we would love to hear from you at info@lalunecollection.com

We wish you a healthy and happy 2017!

Cathy + Mario Costantini

 

Custom Orders by La Lune…Easy as 1-2-3!

Ever fall in love with a piece of furniture, only to realize that it’s “not quite right” – size or design – for your space?  At La Lune Collection this is NEVER an issue – nearly half of our production is custom in one way or another, and placing a custom order at La Lune is as easy as 1-2-3!

STEP 1. You may have an idea of what type of customization interests you – perhaps you need a cabinet just an inch or two larger or smaller to fit a specific space. Possibly you need a chair in a specific finish color, or, maybe you’re dreaming of a unique, one-of-a-kind bed you’d like to see come to life. Whatever the case may be, step 1 begins with simply giving us a call or sending us an email to get the conversation started.

STEP 2. After we have a good understanding of your ideas, with step 2 our designers create a custom drawing of your special piece – we’ll forward it to you for your approval, listen to your feedback, and make any adjustments to the drawing that you or we see fit.

STEP 3. Once we know the custom drawing captures exactly what you have in mind, we have the “green light” for step 3crafting a distinctively unique piece of beautiful La Lune Collection furniture, just for you!

For an idea of what La Lune can design and create, take a look at the examples below of some exquisite custom pieces we’ve created for satisfied clients.

Custom Cabinet with White Birch Background & Bi-Fold Doors

This cabinet was designed with interior fittings to accommodate a flat screen television and its components, and features a White Birch background accented with poplar branches in Natural finish.

La Lune Custom Cabinet Drawing 1

La Lune Custom Cabinet Drawing 1

La Lune Custom Cabinet Drawing 2

La Lune Custom Cabinet Drawing 2

La Lune Collection Custom Cabinet w/Bi-Fold Doors (Closed)

La Lune Collection Custom Cabinet w/Bi-Fold Doors (Closed)

La Lune Collection Custom Cabinet w/Bi-Fold Doors (Open)

La Lune Collection Custom Cabinet w/Bi-Fold Doors (Open)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custom Bunk Bed with Shelves & Drawers

To accommodate the ‘toys and treasures’ of the client’s lucky children, this bunk bed was designed with pine shelving the width and height of the two beds. Ample out-of-sight storage is conveniently found in drawers underneath the lower bunk bed.

La Lune Collection Custom Bunk Bed Shop Drawing 1

La Lune Collection Custom Bunk Bed Shop Drawing 1

La Lune Collection Custom Bunk Bed Shop Drawing

La Lune Collection Custom Bunk Bed Shop Drawing 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Lune Collection Custom Bunk Bed

La Lune Collection Custom Bunk Bed

La Lune Collection Custom Bunk Bed Installation

La Lune Collection Custom Bunk Bed Installation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custom Double Chaise Lounge

If a chaise lounge is relaxing for one, then a chaise for two is doubly so! This Chaise Lounge was designed to comfortably accommodate two people.

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La Lune Collection Custom Chaise Drawing 1

La Lune Collection Custom Chaise Drawing 2

La Lune Collection Custom Chaise Drawing 2

La Lune Collection Custom Double Chaise Lounge

La Lune Collection Custom Double Chaise Lounge (Front)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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La Lune Collection Custom Double Chaise Lounge (Back)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custom Dining Table w/Arrowhead Base Design

A La Lune Collection client desired a dining table that integrated a particular “arrowhead” design for its base component – this request was fulfilled by La Lune craftsmen, who artfully assembled poplar branches to create this sturdy and beautiful table.

La Lune Custom Dining Table Drawing 1

La Lune Custom Dining Table Drawing 1

La Lune Custom Dining Table Drawing 2

La Lune Custom Dining Table Drawing 2

La Lune Collection Custom 'Arrowhead' Dining Table

La Lune Collection Custom ‘Arrowhead’ Dining Table

La Lune Collection Custom 'Arrowhead' Table, #1295 Armchairs

La Lune Collection Custom ‘Arrowhead’ Table, #1295 Armchairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcoming the Colors of Autumn at La Lune Collection

If you’re anything like us at La Lune Collection, then Autumn would be one of your favorite times of year – the rich, warm, and vibrant colors of the falling leaves have us in awe of their wondrous beauty. With September 22nd being the first day of Autumn this year, it seemed like the perfect time, we thought, to share some of our favorite autumn poems and quotes – along with a few images of La Lune pieces wearing the rich golds, oranges, reds, browns, and greens of the season!

“Come, little leaves” said the wind one day,
“Come over the meadows with me, and play;
Put on your dresses of red and gold;
Summer is gone, and the days grow cold.”

Soon as the leaves heard the wind’s loud call,
Down they came fluttering, one and all;
Over the brown fields they danced and flew,
Singing the soft little songs they knew.

~ George Cooper

1. Counter Stool #1390 in Ebony finish, upholstered in RED leather

La Lune Collection Counter Stool #1390

“Designers want me to dress like spring. I don’t feel like spring – I feel like a warm red autumn.”

~ Marilyn Monroe

 

2. Loveseat #1014 in Natural finish, upholstered in ORANGE fabric

La Lune Collection Loveseat #1014

“October’s poplars are flaming torches leading the way to winter.”

~ Nova S. Blair

 

3. Club Chair #1174 in Kahlua finish, upholstered in GOLD fabric

La Lune Collection Club Chair #1174

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.”

~ Jim Bishop

 

4. Twin Bed #4300 in Sage GREEN finish

La Lune Collection Twin Bed #4300

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.”

~ Emily Bronte

 

5.  Side Chair #1184 & Arm Chair #1186 in Natural finish, upholstered in hand-woven BROWN leather

La Lune Collection Chairs #1184 and #1186

 “It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.”

~ Sarah Addison Allen

 

From “Demi-Lune” to La Lune Collection: Evolution of the (Rustic) Console Table

The console table – or “sofa table” as it’s often referred to today – exists in its present day form by way of an interesting evolution. Originating in France in the early 1700’s, console tables were small, half-moon shaped tables fastened to the wall at counter height with a “console” – or a little curved bracket – and featured only front legs which were added to make them appear to be free-standing. Appropriately enough, these diminutive tables were tagged “demi-lunes”,  literally meaning “half-moons” in French, and were used mainly for decorative rather than functional purposes.

Later in the 18th century, when the console table developed the rectangular shape we know today and “sprouted” four legs, its popularity spread to England and the rest of Europe, and subsequently to the Americas. The console table is now a staple in entryways, behind sofas, along hallways, and in myriad interiors in residential and commercial spaces, large and small, and of all design styles.

Today, La Lune Collection proudly features a beautiful collection of rustic console tables, and we’ve curated below a few of our favorites.

1. Console Table #3472 in Natural Finish

This Table features a charming rustic design of hand-notched branches – carefully constructed by our furniture artisans, using the same simple tools and techniques employed by furniture craftsman for several centuries.


La Lune Collection ConsoleTable 3472

 


2. Trapezoidal Console Table #3264 in Natural Finish

Classic rustic styling lends this Console Table its charming appeal – created by La Lune’s fine craftsmen, who travel the rivers and forests of Wisconsin carefully selecting and harvesting the woods to construct each piece.
La Lune Collection Console Table 3264

 


3. Console Table #3210 in Natural Finish

A graceful combination of angled branches makes the design of this Table exceptionally beautiful – a welcome sight in a foyer or entrance, or just about anywhere.

La Lune Collection Console Table 3210

 


4. Console Table #3284 in Natural Finish

This Console Table is a fine example of strong, simple and beautiful rustic design – demonstrating the natural beauty of the poplar branches of which it’s crafted.

La Lune Collection Console Table 3284

 


 

5. Console Table #3194 in Natural Finish

Classic rustic simplicity is the hallmark of this Table. Beautiful and functional with its storage drawers, it makes a striking addition to many design applications.


La Lune Collection Console Table 3194

 


6. Console Table #3427 in Natural Finish

This Table features a charming rustic diamond design motif – marvelously constructed by hand in La Lune Collection’s  Wisconsin workshop.


La Lune Collection Console Table 3427


 

 

7. Console Table #3298 in Natural Finish

Poplar branches are carefully selected – then individually cut and meticulously hand-applied by La Lune’s skilled artisans – to create the beautiful patterns on this Console Table.

La Lune Collection Console Table 3298

 

 

Taking the “Grand Tour” at La Lune Collection

One of our favorite things to do at La Lune Collection is to open our doors to tour groups.  Our furniture, factory, and company history provide ideal educational tools for  teaching others about entrepreneurship, eco-friendly manufacturing, and general “life lessons”.  Therefore, school and civic groups of all ages – from grade school classrooms to retirement home residents – regularly come for the “grand tour” of La Lune Collection, where they are treated to animated commentary provided by La Lune co-founder, Mario Costantini.

Recently, we were delighted to receive a visit from some enthusiastic members of Teens Grow Greens.  As the website of this Milwaukee-based organization explains, “Teens Grow Greens is a skill-building employment program fostering the growth of healthy, productive leaders”. We’re happy to share some photos of these wonderful high school students as they take the “grand tour” of La Lune Collection with tour guide Mario!

Mario greets Teens Grow Greens group in La Lune Collection Showrom

President Mario greets Teens Grow Greens tour group in La Lune Collection Showroom

 

Explaining the importance of the production schedule - shipping on time is critical at La Lune Collection!

Explaining the importance of the production schedule – shipping on time is critical!

 

La Lune craftsmen handcraft rustic furniture using the same methods, tools, and materials as those of the early artisans.

La Lune craftsmen demonstrate rustic furniture made with the same methods, tools, and materials as those of the early artisans.

 

Teens and tour director pose for a group photo at tour's end.

Teens and tour director pose for a group photo after a great tour!