Inspiration in the Studio

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!

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!

High Point Market Finds...Focus on Comfort!

We just returned from a fabulous trip to Furniture Market in High Point! So many showrooms to visit. So many ideas for inspiration. So many textures and colors. Of the many fabulous finds, the common thread that caught our attention was the focus on comfort!

The manufacturers we work with spend a lot of time designing furnishings that are functional and comfortable!  Martha found an extra large lounge chair in Century Furniture that would be just perfect for any recreation room!

We have been adding chaise lounges to sofas a lot lately, but this double chaise from Lee Industries is the perfect spot for relaxing.

And for more sophisticated comfort and fun, check out these double chaise lounges from Century.

We’re back in the studio tomorrow!  It’s time to create….gotta love new inspiration.

Bringing the Highlights from High Point back to the Studio!

October is always an exciting month in the design world! Part of that excitement is when the eyes of the industry are focused on High Point and the latest (and greatest) product introductions. Until you see it with your own eyes, it’s hard to explain how many thousands of square feet of showroom space is available to explore. We are constantly on the hunt for quality furnishings and accessories to incorporate into our projects. I thought I’d share some of my favorite finds….

(1) Love this fabulous banquette from Century Furniture. Banquettes are a fun and functional additional to a dining space.

(2) Century created this versatile alternative to the traditional sofa table.

(3) Century also introduced Bob Timberlake’s new furniture line. At the entrance to the showroom, I had to stop and take a photo of this pillow. I’m proud to say that we try our very best to source products that are “Made in the USA” (don’t get me started, let’s just say I think it’s important).

(4) This tufted ottoman from Lee Industries was an absolute favorite and has already made its way into one of our designs!

(5) I love the combination of materials and textures on this comfy chair by Lee Industries.

(6) Upholstered beds continue to be hot! They add great visual interest and can be incorporated into almost any space.

(7) Outdoor living has become just as important as our interior spaces. We now have so many options available for outdoor rugs and pillows like these…

(8) I had to include this new table by Hickory Chair. Growing up we had tables in our living room just like them!

(9) There are so many details to notice and one of my favorites were the many box edge pillows we found! What a great way to add custom detailing without expensive trims!

(10) And last, but certainly not least, the best piece of advice I found (and I think we should all follow it)!


We brought home so many creative and useful ideas….like a kid in a candy store!  It’s the inspiration we need to keep our work fresh and exciting!

High Point Highlights: Designer Detours

To wrap up the highlights from the Fall 2010 High Point Market, I had to include a few personal highlights. I’m absolutely blessed to wake up every day and be able to do what I love to do! I work with wonderful people on the very personal space they call home….and I never take that for granted.

I’m also fortunate to have some wonderful friends and colleagues in this industry. In High Point, we had an impromptu lunch with fellow designers from Raleigh…

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I also spent some time volunteering at the new ASID Carolinas booth. It would be so easy to be too busy to volunteer, but I think it’s important to give back to the industry that has treated me so well.

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I found this print in one of the showrooms and it sums it all up!

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Have a great week….and remember to do something you love!

NAVIGATION