Hickory Chair University...the best education yet!

Last week I had the honor and pleasure of attending Hickory Chair University in Hickory, North Carolina!  This three day experience was filled with education, creativity, and quality. There is so much to share, so I decided to spread it out over three days of posts…one for each day of the University!

Day 1

Sunday evening started with cocktails and dinner on the Mezzanine. This space is casual, yet sophisticated too, and filled with fabulous pieces from the various collections of Hickory Chair.


The customization available is amazing. The combination of finishes, fabrics, hardware, glass, stone….the possibilities become endless (and, I have to admit, can be overwhelming).


This bed is simple and elegant with it’s upholstered insert. Imagine changing the wood finish and eliminating the upholstery for a completely different look.


This breakfront is absolutely gorgeous in a painted and distressed finish.  Click here to see the same piece in a traditional mahogany stain. A bit of trivia and history…notice each glass door has 13 panels. Why 13? I like to think it’s because it’s my lucky number since I was born on Friday the 13th, but actually it’s historically common to represent the thirteen original colonies of the good ‘ole USA. Here I go on my bandwagon again, but I am thrilled that all of this beautiful furniture is handcrafted right here in the great state of North Carolina!


And, a little bit of current events trivia too! I love this Hallings Secretary designed by Thomas O’Brien from the showroom. It is currently playing a starring role in the Sex and the City 2 movie. A beautiful statement piece…even in the movies!


Tomorrow is Day 2 and we’ll tour the case good factory!  I promise it’s worth the visit…

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