Inspiration in the Studio

High Point Market :: Our favorite finds!

We are back from High Point Market and it was a whirlwind but a much needed design refresh! While it was vastly different from past markets, it felt good to be back!

We wanted to share our market round-up of what we saw that excited us most.

A great design is always grounded by a high quality rug and our friends at Nashville Rug Gallery did not disappoint! Elizabeth thought the new Oushak Kilims were perfect for soft yet colorful palettes.

Katherine Grace picked these lanterns from Ro Sham Beaux in a brass and copper combination – they came in many size and shape options!

We also stumbled upon some amazing accessories at Ro Sham Beaux. Crista loved these beauties and we think they are the perfect finishing touch for some of our coastal projects!

Kayla’s pick was in the Thibaut showroom. Thibaut is always a fan-favorite for unique patterns of wallcoverings and fabrics. This show was no different! In addition to their riveting pattern and color selections they have introduced a new trim line and we could not be more excited about it. Adding trim detail to any upholstered piece is a Southern Studio signature!

Haley loved the Laurent Bar in a Box from Century furniture! This bar cart is made with champagne shagreen embossed leather on a metal base and when it is not in use it looks like a large jewelry box!

This corner in the Arteriors showroom grabbed Paige’s attention! The various textures in the cubes and console but in a neutral color palette created an inviting corner!

Vicky’s top pick was this lush, deep sectional by Century. It was so large and comfy the team had to stop and kick back to soak it all in!

It was a great time back at High Point Market and we have missed shopping in person so much. We can’t wait to put some of our new finds to use in future projects!

We're Honored :: HGTV 2020 Designer of the Year Awards

We have exciting news to share! Remember our Charlotte Charm project recently completed with New Old Custom Homes?  Well, the project was nominated as a finalist for the Color + Pattern category in HGTV’s 2020 Designer of the Year Awards! We love the use of color and pattern throughout this home and we hope you do too!

The voting for the awards is open to the public from now until September 29th and can be found here: hgtv.com/designeroftheyear!  There are some beautiful homes entered, so be sure to check them out (and, we would welcome your supporting vote, too)!

Here are some of our favorite photos from Charlotte Charm. The open living room combines the warmth of rustic wood with bright, lush velvet.

The dining room window treatments become a beautiful backdrop of luxurious pattern for the casual table setting.

The bold wallcovering pattern makes a big impact in the small powder room.

We especially love the great drama and display of feathers found in the guest bath wallcovering.

To see the entire home, visit HGTV.com and be sure to vote (yes, you can vote every day)!  We are incredibly grateful for clients who trust our vision and allow us the creative freedom to bring their homes to life!

All photos:  Dustin Peck Photography

A Sneak Peek of the Southern Living Inspired Home at the Bramble!

We are deep into the design work for the Southern Living Inspired Home at the Bramble in Fort Mill! The New Old team is working fast and furious to keep construction on schedule. It has been an incredible collaboration.

The inspiration for the home is casual elegance. We are designing the interiors to bring a new twist to the modern farmhouse style.  The home will be filled with rich texture and color.  Here’s a sneak peek of the color palette for the interior. Creams and blacks and emerald greens, mixed with natural wood, metals and stone!

We have partnered with some of the finest trades, artisans, and designers to showcase unique design trends throughout the home. Focusing on our Born and Bred in the Carolinas theme has been a highlight of the design process and we look forward to sharing a few surprises along the way.

Continue to follow our progress over the next two months as we bring this design to life. For more information, visit the Southern Living at the Bramble site. We can’t wait to meet you!

Highlights from High Point!

We are still in awe of all of the beauty we experienced last week at the High Point Furniture Market. It was a rough start with Hurricane Michael crashing the party and leaving many of the showrooms (and our hotel) without power. As we settled into four solid days of meetings, showroom visits, seminars, and connecting with industry friends from across the country, we quickly realized how fortunate we are to work and play with such an incredible group of professionals.

There are so many moments and new ideas to share, so we thought we’d ask our team to share their top highlight. These are the trends that we are sure to see working their way into our designs very soon!

Elizabeth

Favorite Market Trend: Rich fabrics, colors and textures. Velvet and Mohair!

Julia

Favorite Market Trend: So many fun custom pillow details!

Crista

Favorite Market Trend:  Green. Green. Lots of Green.

Emily

Favorite Market Trend:  Upholstered furniture legs!

Paige and Kayla

Favorite Market Trend: Bold Pattern, Color and Texture.

Vicky

Favorite Market Trend:  Beautiful, Durable, and Cleanable Performance Fabrics.

Taking the time to learn and explore the many opportunities right here in North Carolina is invaluable to nurturing creativity. It’s just one more thing we love about our great state!

Designer Destination: Field and Supply

In our continued effort to provide unique, one-of-a-kind artisan pieces for our clients, we ventured to the Hudson Valley in New York this past weekend for Field + Supply, a modern makers craft fair at the Hutton Brickyards. It was a magical fall weekend to explore so we have to share the highlights!

The Artisans

There was no shortage of amazing talent!  We’ve created a list of  curated finds that we hope will soon find their way into one of our projects….leather wrapped ballet barres and leather swings (everyone needs to play), carefully woven wood shelving, soft sculpture wall art (grown up macrame), pottery, and unique wood species that make a statement.

We are believers in quality over quantity. Investing in just one gorgeous statement piece can make all the difference in a space. These handcrafted works of art tell a story of craftsmanship and beautiful design using natural materials. Enough preaching…you get the idea!

Local Shops

The inspiration along the Hudson Valley extended beyond the artisans as we explored the shops of historic Kingston. A visit to Exit Nineteen was a highlight for beautiful gifts and entertaining accessories (loved the candle selection)!

A visit to the Blue Cashew was a favorite for unique finds for the kitchen. To feed our need for artistic inspiration, a stop at the Catskill Art and Office Supply was a special treat.

The Foodie Experience

The adventure would not be complete without the experience of delicious food and drink. Thanks to a tip from a local gentleman, we enjoyed fabulous bites, cocktails, and conversation while sitting at the Butterfield‘s bar in Stone Ridge.

For a delicious farm-to-table dining experience, we loved the vibe and energy at Silvia in Woodstock. The cocktails were amazing too!

The Outdated Cafe in Kingston was the ideal place to start the day. What could possibly be better than farm fresh food served in a vintage and antique market?

Sweet Dreams

We enjoyed two completely different lodging experiences. The Hotel Dylan is a boutique hotel that immediately takes you back to the Woodstock era, complete with a turntable in each room. It was a pleasant surprise to return from dinner to find a roaring fire and a bag of s’mores supplies hanging on our door.

For a luxury experience, the Hasbrouck House will not disappoint. Originally built in 1757, this renovated stone home is filled with design inspiration and exquisite details.

It was a quick weekend away with a surprise around every corner and it has us wanting more. Plans have already started for a return trip!

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