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!

Southern Studio Simplified :: Stock the Bar

As we look ahead to the holiday season, planning to stock and style your bar early will give you a jumpstart on entertaining (yes, it is possible to entertain in small and intimate groups)! Whether it is a custom designed bar or a simple bar cart — bar styling is a new favorite pastime.

Your bar is a great place to showcase your home’s personality. The best bar collections are combinations of old and new finds. Think about using your grandmother’s crystal wine glasses, funky new cocktail linens, and wine corks collected from special events.  The possibilities are endless and unique to you!

Add pops of color with the bottles themselves, colored straws, linens or even fresh lemons + limes.

Not everything has to be purchased. Start to collect recipes, matchbooks, or coasters from your favorite spots. Below is a collection of cocktail recipes  gathered from travels around the globe.

After bringing all your treasures together stand back and edit. Cheers to the season ahead!

 

 

Photography: Dustin Peck

New Website Launch

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Have you seen it? Our new website is LIVE on southernstudio.com. We are so excited to debut this updated site, which has been a labor of love over the last few months.

The new website features updated, bright photos of our projects, current team photos and bios, testimonials, information about our available services, awards and magazines featuring our work, access to the blog, and a contact form to reach our designers with your project inquiries.

The new site goes along with our complete re-branding project. We now have new logos, colors, client-exclusive gifts, and merchandise in the office to freshly represent our attitude and seriousness about the quality of the business.

You may have noticed the new logos starting to debut on our social media outlets as we do a fresh sweep of the office. It is our primary goal to create environments that provide joy and make a difference in the lives of our clients. This re-branding has not changed that vision, but has been an exciting process and we hope our followers will see and feel the fresh, timeless quality of our work.

Highlights from High Point Furniture Market!

We’re finally beginning to recover from spring market in High Point. It’s always a whirlwind experience filled with rep meeting, new products, design trends, and of course lots of celebration. Today, Martha is featured in the Home section of Raleigh’s News and Observer spotting the latest trends. Check out the full article here.

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We can’t wait to incorporate some of our favorite finds into new projects soon (very soon).

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We absolutely loved the quality and brilliant colors in this new upholstery collection.

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The new introductions from Thibaut are always a must-see! Let’s just say that the wall of flowers was an Instagram favorite of designers at market (including us)!

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These were some amazing game tables…the perfect combination of quality and fun!

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And, of course, lots of inspiration and new introductions from our consistently favorite furniture manufacturers (many of which are in our own home state). We’re so fortunate to live in North Carolina….it is the true furniture capital of the world!

Highlights from High Point!

It’s that time of year again! We just returned from several fabulous days at the High Point Furniture Market. It only happens twice each year and it’s our time to touch and feel and sit and learn. It’s an entire town filled with eye candy and inspiration (oh, and just a little rain)!

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What trends did we notice throughout the Spring 2014 showrooms?  Check them out….

Upholstered Beds

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Bar Carts

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Statement Cocktail Tables

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Soft and Subtle Plaids

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Creative Consoles

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Gorgeous Gold

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Pops of Orange

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Precious Pink (dare I say mauve?)

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Can’t wait to get back in the studio and work with our favorite finds. There’s so many photos and lists and samples and ideas…oh my!

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