La Lune Collection ♥ Houzz!

We are big fans of Houzz – the online platform for home remodeling and design inspiration – at La Lune Collection.

Houzz describes itself as “a community of more than 20 million homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals—across the country and around the world”.  La Lune is happy to be a member of this vibrant community of “Houzzers”, as are many of our amazing design clients. In fact, as of this writing, La Lune Collection’s beautiful rustic furniture is featured in over 100 spectacular design installation photographs on Houzz.

Truth be told, we would share all of these awe-inspiring residences if space permitted – instead we have opted to showcase just a few here, and encourage a more leisurely look at our complete ideabook, “La Lune Installations on Houzz”, to see more beautiful room designs. Enjoy!

1. Locati Architects, Bozeman, MT

Job’s Peak Ranch Residence, located in Gardnerville, NV

La Lune Collection furniture pictured: Sofa #1170, Console Table #3268, Club Chair #1174, Coffee Table #3252, Rocking Chairs #1189

La Lune Collection Furnishings - Design by Locati Architects

 

2. Axial Arts Architecture, Steamboat Springs, CO

Meadow Cabin, located in Grand County, CO

La Lune Collection furniture pictured: Club Chair #1006 & Ottoman #1010

La Lune Collection Furnishings - Design by Axial Arts Architecture

 

 3. Elizabeth Robb Interiors, Bozeman, MT

Bozeman Retreat, located in Bozeman, MT

La Lune Collection furniture pictured: Club Chairs #1174, Table #3368, Chaises #1182

La Lune Collection Furnishings - Design by Elizabeth Robb

 

4. Miller Architects, Livingston, MT

Great Point Lodge @ Gallatin Mountains, located in Livingston, MT

La Lune Collection furniture pictured: Sofa #1016, Coffee Table #3228, Club Chairs #1020 & Ottoman #1010, Dining Table #3089, Dining Chairs #1040

La Lune Collection Furnishings - Design by Miller Architects

 

5. Johnson Architecture, Knoxville, TN

Mountain Cabin, located in Tennessee

La Lune Collection furniture pictured: Side Chairs #1208, Sofa #1170, Rocking Chair #1190, Dining Table #Dining Table #3112

La Lune Collection Furnishings - Design by Johnson Architecture

 

 

6. Kathryn Long, ASID, Asheville, NC

Residence located in Lake Toxaway, NC

La Lune Collection furniture pictured: Side Chairs #1400

La Lune Collection Furnishings - Design by Kathryn Long, ASID

 

 

 

 

Come Clubbing with us at La Lune Collection!

When there’s talk of “clubbing” at La Lune Collection, what we’re really referring to is our large – and beautiful – collection of rustic club chairs.

It’s well known that club chairs are substantial armchairs designed for maximum comfort and style. The origin of the chair’s term “club”, however, is less clear. The best explanation we’ve found is that it hearkens back to the large, comfy chairs found in gentlemen’s clubs – members-only private clubs catering to aristocratic British men – that became popular in the mid 1800’s.

But, whatever the club chair’s history may be, there’s no question that La Lune Collection’s rustic club chairs are wonderfully – and handsomely – comfortable in today’s homes. Take a look at just a few examples and see if you agree!

La Lune Collection Club Chair #1167 & Ottoman #1173 Club Chair #1167 & Ottoman #1173

With graceful and classic lines, this Club Chair and Ottoman are equally at home today in traditional, contemporary, and eclectic settings. Each piece is created by hand, using the same simple tools and techniques employed by furniture craftsman for several centuries.

 

 

 

 

La Lune Collection Club Chair #1175 & Ottoman #1173 Club Chair #1175 & Ottoman #1173

The striking “diamond back” design on this Club Chair is truly a stand-out design element, which makes it a perfect centerpiece OR accent piece and notable for both its comfort and beauty.

 

 

 

 

 

La Lune Collection  Club Chair #1270 Club Chair #1270

A wrap-around spindle treatment creates design interest on this roomy, comfortable Chair, which is a classic example of sturdy, rustic elegance at its best.

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Lune Collection Club Chair #1006 & Ottoman #1010 Club Chair #1006 & Ottoman #1010

Inspired by classic rustic furniture designs of the past, this Club Chair and Ottoman are equally at home today in traditional, contemporary, and eclectic settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Lune Collection Club Chair #1261 & Ottoman #1263 Club Chair #1261 and Ottoman #1263

La Lune Collection’s fine wood craftsmen have meticulously created hand-notched designs on this Club Chair and Ottoman – their artistry is truly unrivaled, and the result is a perfect combination of style, strength, and comfort.

 

 

 

 

 

La Lune Collection Club Chair #1276 & Ottoman #1277 Club Chair #1276 & Ottoman #1277

Looking to make a really bold, rustic design statement? This sturdy, ultra-comfortable Chair and Ottoman are just the right pieces to make it happen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet La Lune Collection – Introducing the People “Behind the Moon”

Storied basketball coach, Phil Jackson, once wrote “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” At La Lune Collection we believe these words capture the spirit of our own team. La Lune is known in the design industry for our high standards of design and production quality, as well as our unparalleled customer service, and we credit our excellent team for our reputation. We’re proud and happy to introduce here our wonderful La Lune Collection team.

Cathy & Mario Costantini, La Lune Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Cathy and Mario, Co-founders & Principals

Cathy and Mario met in college, and shortly after graduation married and started their namesake  interior design firm in downtown Milwaukee over 35 years ago. Mario subsequently designed a few pieces of rustic furniture for a restaurant project, and the rest is La Lune Collection history!

An interesting fact about Mario: Born and raised in Argentina, Mario is a soccer enthusiast and has played and coached at all levels for over 40 years –  he played for Marquette University as a college student, and later coached teams from  toddlers to varsity high school players.

An interesting fact about Cathy: Cathy is an avid opera fan, and has served for many years on the Florentine Opera Company board of directors. (The Florentine Opera also maintains its opera center, administrative offices, and studio artist residences in La Lune Collection buildings.)

 

Cindy square 275

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Cindy, Sales Manager

Cindy came to La Lune 28 years ago and is our resident order “guru” – taking and processing orders, expertly handling customer service and status inquiries, scheduling shipments – really “shepherding” La Lune  orders from beginning to finish.

An interesting fact about Cindy: Cindy is a true dog lover – for the past several years she has moderated on online forum for dog owners dealing with pets whose lives have been affected by Cushing’s disease.

 

Toty 380 square

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Toty, Production Manager

Toty has been overseeing every detail of production – ensuring that La Lune orders are constructed perfectly and shipped on time – for over 26 years.

An interesting fact about Toty: A world class jazz guitarist, Toty is leader of the Latin jazz band, La Chazz, a group comprised of some of the finest Latin jazz musicians in Milwaukee.

 

Jen, La Lune Collection Design Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Meet Jen, Design Director

Jen is a genuine artist, and is behind most of the beautiful furniture pencil drawings that were the genesis of the first La Lune Collection catalog. She manages daily design-related responsibilities which include drawing – by hand – all custom order illustrations.

An interesting fact about Jen: Jen spent a portion of her childhood growing up in Nigeria, and continues to feel a solid connection to that part of the world.

 

Chloe, La Lune Collection Design Associate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Chloe, Design Associate

Chloe is the newest member of the team, and comes to La Lune Collection straight from the darkrooms and classrooms of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.  At La Lune Chloe is the official in-house photographer and supports all design-related work in the company.

An interesting fact about Chloe: Chloe recently spent a year studying and traveling in Ireland, and has developed a deep love of the country’s beautiful landscape, culture, and people.

 

La Lune Collection Craftsmen

Meet our La Lune Craftsmen

We couldn’t be more proud of our amazing craftsmen! Each piece of La Lune Collection furniture is carefully crafted by hand in our Wisconsin facility by some of the most skilled furniture artisans in the country, including carpenters, finishers, upholsterers, seamstresses, and cabinetmakers.

 

 

Seven Reasons to Covet a (Rustic) Coffee Table

In the seating areas of today’s home – be they living rooms, family rooms, or dens – coffee tables have become a must-have staple. A coffee table is a place to arrange books and magazines, display accessories, and of course, set down your coffee cup. Because of its central placement it easily becomes a focal point in any room, so choosing just the right coffee table is an important design decision.

Here are a few things to consider when making a coffee table choice:

  • Rectangular or oval coffee tables work well for smaller rooms.
  • Square or round coffee tables are great for larger seating configurations, such as large sectionals or a large sofa and love seat.
  • For optimal scale, consider a coffee table that is no larger than two-thirds your sofa’s or loveseat’s total length.
  • Finally – and most importantly – choose a coffee table design that really “speaks” to you.

Need some inspiration to help you choose a coffee table that’s just right for your seating area? Below are seven beautiful rustic coffee tables from La Lune Collection that will get you off to an excellent start!

 1. Square Coffee Table with Willow Top #3250

Skilled artisans meticulously cut and apply branches by hand to create the beautiful geometric pattern on this table. La Lune’s craftsmen travel the rivers and forests of Wisconsin, carefully selecting and harvesting the woods to construct each piece in the collection.La Lune Collection Coffee Table #3250

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.  Round Coffee Table with Pine Top #3417

This table’s inspired rustic design is created by La Lune’s own master craftsmen, featuring a unique branch “apron” and an artistically organic base of free-form branches.

La Lune Collection Coffee Table #3417

 

3. Square Coffee Table with Willow Top #3326

La Lune Collection’s furniture artisans spend numerous hours painstakingly fashioning the intricate branchwork designs on this coffee table, making it a true work-of-art.

La Lune Collection Coffee Table #3326

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.  Square ‘Pedestal’ Coffee Table #3373

This table is truly a masterpiece of design and craftsmanship, which also makes it a La Lune favorite. La Lune’s rustic furniture artisans are proud to sustain the ancient tradition of hand-made rustic furniture, as evidenced by the care taken to create this beautiful piece.

La Lune Collection Coffee Table #3373

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.  Rectangular Coffee Table with Willow Top #3456

This table features a charming rustic design of hand-notched branches which is carefully constructed using the same simple tools and techniques employed by furniture craftsman for several centuries.

La Lune Collection 3456 natural 600W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.  Octagonal Coffee Table with Willow Top #3254

A precise octagonal pattern is the design centerpiece of this coffee table, carefully created with individual branches which are meticulously cut, arranged, and applied by hand by La Lune’s furniture artisans.

La Lune Collection 3254 natural 600W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.  Square Coffee Table with Pine Top #3462

The combination of a smooth pine top and the distinctive design treatment of hand-notched branches makes this coffee table the centerpiece of any room!

La Lune Collection Coffee Table #3462

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the Waterfront with La Lune Collection

When breezes are soft and skies are fair,

I steal an hour from study and care,

And hide me away to the woodland scene,

Where wanders the stream with waters of green.

~ William Cullen Bryant, “Green River” in Poems of Nature

It’s true that La Lune Collection furniture is beautiful wherever it finds itself – bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms, patios, and decks, to name a few such places – but as William Cullen Bryant expresses in his poem “Green River”,  there’s really nothing quite like experiencing the sights and sounds of a stream or river while relaxing in a La Lune chair. Just consider the examples below and we think you’ll agree!

La Lune Collection Club chair #1275

La Lune Collection Club Chair #1275
Victorian Hagan Interiors

This spectacular covered patio space belongs to a Colorado home designed by Victoria Hagan Interiors, New York, NY. What could be more refreshing than sitting next to a sparkling waterfall as it rushes down a pine tree-laden mountainside?

Pictured: La Lune Collection Club Chair #1175

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Lune Collection Club Chair #1006

La Lune Collection Club Chair #1006
Miller Architects

Miller Architects of Livingston, MT have created a grand outdoor space with a soaring ceiling of rough-hewn timbers, ideally situated next to the still waters of a tree-lined lake. We think there couldn’t possibly be a more serene spot for an afternoon of excellent reading.

Pictured: La Lune Collection Club Chair #1006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Lune Collection Rocking Chair #1190

La Lune Collection Rocking Chairs #1190
Locati Architects

When is it a good time to rock the day away beside a lazy stream with your very best friend? Always! This magnificent home by Locati Architects, Bozeman, MT – aptly called “Quiet Waters” – shows us why.

Pictured: La Lune Collection Rocking Chair #1190

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spotlight on a Rustic Canopy Bed

No self-respecting parent would admit to having a favorite child – and so it is with us at La Lune Collection. While we love all of our beautiful rustic bed “children” equally, there does seem to be a clear fan favorite in the collection – namely, Canopy Bed #4276-#4282.

La Lune Collection Canopy Bed 4278

 

An unquestionable masterpiece, the graceful, freeform lines of natural branches create the dramatic design feature of Canopy Bed #4278. Strikingly beautiful, it will most surely draw compliments from all who see or sleep in it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drawing on Canopy Bed #4280 in Taupe finish as this installation’s centerpiece, Minneapolis-based interior designer Billy Beson has created a magnificent monochromatic ski resort bedroom in Beaver Creek, CO. Truly gorgeous!

La Lune Canopy Bed #4280 - Billy Beson Interiors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The talented interior designers at Design Associates and Locati Architects, both located in Bozeman, MT, are collaboratively responsible for this spectacular bedroom – featuring Canopy Bed #4280 in Sandstone finish – which overlooks a soaring mountain range. Clearly, this must be where the term “room with a view” received its inspiration!

La Lune Canopy Bed #4280 - Design Associates, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The designers at Laurie Waterhouse Interiors in Jackson, WY are the creative forces behind this bedroom featuring Canopy Bed #4280 in Natural finish. The result of their vision? Rustic chic at its most luxurious.

La Lune Canopy Bed #4280 - Laurie Waterhouse Interiors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If we had a favorite photo of the beautiful Canopy Bed #4278 it just might be this one, in Antique White finish, with La Lune’s own Little Red Riding Hood. This particular Little Red happens to be none other than Cristina, the then-9 year old daughter of La Lune founders Mario and Cathy Costantini, photographed when she was in the 3rd grade. And the “big, bad wolf” was an actual pet wolf named Sheba, who lived down the street from the La Lune Collection factory.  (Read the related  blog article to get the full story behind this photo shoot.)

La Lune Collection's Little Red Riding Hood - Canopy Bed #4278

La Lune Collection’s Little Red Riding Hood

We’re Seeing Red at La Lune Collection!

It was iconic designer Bill Blass who coined the phrase “When in doubt – wear red.”

At La Lune Collection, we’re pretty sure Mr. Blass was on to something – without doubt red is a strong and confident color, and best of all, nearly every piece of La Lune Collection furniture looks categorically stunning in red.  It was also Bill Blass who said “Red is the ultimate cure for sadness” – and we think that sounds like reason enough to consider bringing one or more shades of “La Lune Red” into the home – take a look and see if you agree!

Rustic Club Chair and Ottoman #1248, 1254 by La Lune Collection

 

Club Chair #1248 & Ottoman #1254

With its strong, sturdy, and classic lines, this Club Chair and Ottoman take center stage in a bold Navajo design fabric.  Equally at home in traditional, rustic, and eclectic settings, these pieces are carefully created by hand, using the same simple tools and techniques employed by furniture craftsman for several centuries.

 

 

 

Rustic Buffet #2118 by La Lune Collection

 

Buffet #2118

This finely crafted Buffet – shown here with decorative trim in Redwood finish – provides a beautiful place to store the finest dishes and stemware. La Lune’s expert craftsmen have tended to every detail in its construction, carefully cutting and applying by hand the branches that make up its distinctive geometric designs.

 

 

 

Rustic Side Chair #1294 by La Lune Collection

 

Side Chair #1294

The striking “diamond back” motif is truly a stand-out design element on this Side Chair, a perfect dining chair – its seat and back are masterfully upholstered by our exceptional craftsmen, making it the perfect combination of style, strength, and comfort.

 

 

 

Rustic Pedestal table #3369 by La Lune Collection

 

Table #3369

This Coffee Table, fashioned of “bundled” aspen branches, is featured here in Redwood finish – truly a masterpiece of design and craftsmanship, which accounts for it being a La Lune favorite. Our furniture artisans are proud to sustain the ancient tradition of hand-made rustic furniture with their unparalleled skill.

Rustic Club Chair #1242 by La Lune Collection

 

 

 

Club Chair #1242

A handsome pattern of angled branches creates the outstanding design feature of this Club Chair. Meticulous construction, kiln drying, special joints and finishes, and attention to every detail ensure the enduring beauty and comfort of La Lune furniture – including this beautiful piece.

 

Alfresco Dining à La Lune

It’s certainly no secret that we’re big fans of outdoor entertaining – and in particular alfresco dining – here at La Lune Collection. Whether it’s dinner on the deck with friends, or cool refreshments in a screened porch nook with family members, we believe in making the most of the warm weather while it lasts..

Screened Porch

What could be better than spending a warm summer afternoon with a pitcher of fresh lemonade, poring over a good book while seated in this charming screened porch by Andrew Maier Interiors?

Discover: Stools #1142 & Octagonal Table w/Willow Top #3330, both in Antique White Finish (Photography courtesy of Andrew Maier Interior Design, Locust Valley, NY)

Andrew Maier Porch - La Lune Stools #1142 and Table #3330

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Covered Deck

With views of a soaring Colorado mountain range in the background, this covered deck by Locati Architects serves as a spectacular backdrop for a memorable dinner with good friends.

Discover: Chairs #1400 & Trestle Table w/Cedar Top #3121, both in Natural Finish (Photography courtesy of Locati Architects, Bozeman, MT)

Locati Architects Deck - La Lune Chairs #1400 and Table #3121

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completely Outdoors

Tuck this sweet table and chairs in just the right space of the backyard patio – and presto – the perfect breakfast nook for morning coffee and newspaper! We can almost hear the birds chirping, can’t you?

Discover: Side Chairs #1204 & Custom Outdoor Table, both in Kahlua Finish

La Lune Collection Chairs #1204, Custom Dining Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 La Lune Collection ‘Al Fresco Seating’

The three “stars of the show” in our alfresco dining rooms are their beautiful, unique, and comfortable seating selections, shown below. Now, what are we waiting for? Let’s get outdoors and enjoy some warm weather!

(Discover: Side chair #1204, Stool #1142, Side Chair #1400)

La Lune Collection Side Chair #1204

Side Chair #1204

La Lune Collection Stool #1142

Stool #1142

La Lune Collection Side Chair #1400

Side Chair #1400

Upholstered Beds by La Lune – Guaranteed to Bring Sweet Dreams!

The perfect bedroom is more than just a place to rest, and there aren’t many things that generate a desired sense of tranquility like the elegant comfort of an upholstered bed. The feel of fabric on a headboard is soft and cozy – and also solves the problem of trying to position pillows in “just the right way” for reading and propping oneself up.

Another benefit of an upholstered bed is that it allows one to express his or her own individual style through the selection of fabrics and leathers. By choosing different colors, patterns, or textures, the same upholstered bed can go from sophisticated to playful, from masculine to “girly” – the design possibilities are truly unlimited.

La Lune Collection boasts a beautiful selection of upholstered beds and headboards, all available in La Lune’s ten (10) attractive and durable fabrics – or, if preferred, customer’s own fabric or leather may be sent to our factory for application. In either case, La Lune Collection’s master upholsterers carefully create an upholstered bed or headboard that is certain to bring sweet dreams for many nights, years, and generations to come!Rustic Bed #4243 by La Lune Collection

 

A luxurious shade of moss green suede graces the fine upholstery work on this Bed #4243 – and, two precise rows of poplar pegs “parade” across the top of its headboard and footboard to create a distinctive design feature.

(This bed accommodates a box spring and mattress. Its side rails, footboard, and headboard’s front and back are all upholstered.)

 

 

 

Rustic Bed #4098 by La Lune Collection

 

 

 

Sophisticated, wheat-colored textured linen fabric was selected to upholster this Bed #4098. Simplicity truly is beautiful, as evidenced by its clean, classic lines and uncomplicated comfort.

(This bed accommodates a mattress only – no box spring. Its side rails, footboard, front and back of headboard, and platform are all upholstered.)

 

 

 

Rustic Bed #4502 by La Lune Collection

 

 

Bed #4502 is upholstered here in a rich chocolate brown leather, and its headboard reveals the interesting poplar “peg” treatment in Ebony finish on bark.  Underneath, the masterful upholstery work of our exceptional craftsmen is evident, creating a clear example of style and strength.

(This bed accommodates a box spring and mattress, and the side rails, footboard, front and back of its headboard are all upholstered.)

 

 

 

 

A merry trio of twin headboards – upholstered in various brightly colored, eye-catching Navajo design woven wool fabrics – is part of an order commissioned for a children’s camp in Texas.  Dreams of the day’s exciting adventures are sure to fill the heads of the very happy campers who sleep here!  To see even more beautiful headboard and bed designs, check out La Lune Collection’s rustic bed selections .

Rustic Headboard (Twin) #4102 by La Lune CollectionRustic Headboard (Twin) #4102 by La Lune CollectionRustic Headboard (Twin) #4102 by La Lune Collection

Finally, it’s June. Let the festivities begin at La Lune Collection!

There’s just no way around it – winters in the Midwest are a long, brutal business.  So, when June finally does arrive, the entire state of Wisconsin breathes a collective sigh of gladness.  June has an extra special place in our hearts at Lune Collection, as this is when we host several events at our factory to benefit Milwaukee area nonprofit organizations. Two of the more memorable of these parties – which continue to take place at La Lune Collection year after year – are Mad Hot Celebration and Pasta & Puccini.

Mad Hot Celebration

Mad Hot Celebration, which will be held this year on Friday, June 13th, benefits the Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap program of Milwaukee dance company, Danceworks. This educational dance program engages greater Milwaukee area schoolchildren from 50 public and private schools in ballroom dancing and tap dancing, teaching them life skills, increasing their physical activity, and introducing them to the pure joy of dance.

Danceworks Mad Hot Celebration at La Lune Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The program culminates in May at the annual dance competition – with over 2,500 children participating – at Milwaukee’s BMO Harris Center. The competition winners then perform every June at Mad Hot Celebration to an enthusiastic and appreciative audience! La Lune co-owner, Mario Costantini, is the founder of the 8 year old Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap program, and is a proud board member of Danceworks.

Danceworks Mad Hot Celebration at La Lune Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Pasta & Puccini

On Saturday, June 14th, the Florentine Opera Company will present its 4th annual Pasta & Puccini evening in the beautiful La Lune Collection courtyard.  For this perennial sell-out, a long table is set up in between the factory and office/showroom buildings at La Lune, and guests are treated to a delicious Italian meal served al fresco under a ceiling of sparkling Italian lights.  Add a selection of beautiful Puccini arias performed by the extremely talented Florentine Opera artists, and top off the evening with an unparalleled sing-along of old Italian favorites – molto magnifico!

Florentine Opera Pasta & Puccini at La Lune CollectionAll proceeds from this magical evening support Florentine Opera’s many – and diverse – programs. Founded in 1933, the Florentine Opera Company is the 6th oldest opera company in the nation, and has garnered 3 Grammy awards in recent years! La Lune co-founder, Cathy Costantini, is a proud board member of the company.

 

Florentine Opera Pasta & Puccini at La Lune Collection