Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fall Market Favs

There is always SO much to see at Furniture Market, and we have LOTS of fun finds from this year. Here are just 10 of our favorites (in no particular order, except maybe our #1 pick).

#10. Meet Thom Filica. Check. He correctly pronounced his name for us and we praised his awesome new fabrics for Kravet. (this was at the end of the day, can you tell?!)

#9. Pose for new Annie Selke Ad. Don't worry we won't let this hit the magazines, but we just can't resist her use of color in Vanguard's Showroom.

#8. John Richard always pulls out the stops with their glitz and glam.

#7. J.Douglas throws a modern twist on a few bookshelves. From metallic, lacquer, and animal fur they've got you covered...err your books.

#6. Break! We were always prowling for a tasty treat... even in the elevators. We ran into a few friends during Wednesday's pit stop.
L-R: Angela, Vicky Serany (Southern Studio Interior Design), Michael Steiner (Steiner Design Interiors), Elizabeth, Michelle (Michael's Design Assistant), Kaitlin (Vicky's new Intern) and Ms. Betsy!

#5. New Showroom Showoffs. Hickory Chair & Pearson Co. relocated to beautiful new showrooms this Market with equally gorgeous new furniture introductions. Angela in her *favorite* HC chair AND we hung out with Pearson's Prez for at least a good 20mins.

#4. Cool People in LEE. Our clients met us in HP to test drive a few upholstery pieces. Mr. 6'6" has a challenge finding deep seats, so this was the perfect opportunity to try out a few. UnfortunateLEE these chairs didn't quite make the cut.

#3. Well Done Wildwood. These snazzy lamps are a must have. Great colors, interchangeable lamp shades, yes please.

#2. Great Graphics & Details make all the difference. Here are just a few that definitely caught our eye. Sofa by Hickory White, Chair by Stanford and Accent Table by Emerson et Cie.

#1. Lilly Pulitzer Home. Thank you HFI, we've been waiting for you.

just dreamy... I'm going to drive off into the sunset in this Lilly Jeep.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

sneak peek

We're regrouping from our Market Trip, but here's a sneak peek from our adventures. Stay tuned, we've got some of our market favorites coming your way next week.

Check out the new Lilly Pulitzer Home collection, who needs fried food when a room can make you this happy?!

(but speaking of fried food...let's go get some at the Fair.)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Field Trip!

Grab your lunch and sign your permission slip, we're headed to High Point for Fall Market! APID will be exploring Design Wonderland today and Wednesday. We're excited to discover new ideas & innovations to re-energize your homes & lives with!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Passion for Pink

Company C
has designed two "Passion for Pink" rugs specifically in honor of breast cancer awareness. 20% of the sales from both of these rugs between now and Sept. 2011 will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. What a great cause for the cure!

Sisters Rug

Karens Rug

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Well we did.
Our "other" co-workers like to tag along when we run errands in this cooler weather.

Can you spot all THREE of them?!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

ASID 2010 Fall Conference

The annual Fall Conference for ASID was held in late September in Charlotte at the beautiful Hilton Convention Center. Each year as certified designers we are required to complete Continuing Education Units (CEU'S). The conference was very interesting and it was nice to mingle with many of the top designers in Raleigh. The photo of us all shows some of the most creative minds in the Triangle Area. I have become such good friends with so many of them. Thanks always for a great time!