Monday, November 14, 2011

Our Town- Our Favorites!

This past week we had an opportunity to visit some of our favorite businesses in the Triangle Area who we work with on many projects. It is the people and companies like these that make our job fun and rewarding.

The above photo features all the employees of Triangle Tile. They hosted a Designer event to show us the latest and greatest in the numerous tile options.

The featured artwork above was a sampling from artist Max Hayslette who had his fall show this past Thursday night at Bev's Fine Art. I was so impressed to meet him and see his versatile style. Bev's Fine Art truly has a wonderful gallery, Bev and her team are very talented. Please check out her gallery if you are in the North Raleigh area.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Fall Furniture Market 2011

All Aboard!

We traveled to High Point for 2 days last week care of the "Gray Squirrel" or Amtrak from downtown Raleigh right into the heart of Furniture Market. We thought we'd focus on the ins and outs of market in this post to give you an idea of what all the excitement is really about!

Market happens twice a year in High Point and spans the course of 10 days in both the spring and fall. Various vendors (furniture companies, accessories lines, lighting companies, art name it!) showcase their products for designers and trades people to familiarize themselves with current items and new introductions.

When asked why exactly we attend Furniture Market, we typically have a few goals in mind while cruising through the vast array of showrooms.

We're usually looking for new vendors and product lines to offer our clients.

If we have certain projects in mind, we'll test color consistencies with the paints & fabrics that we may be working with.

We'll confirm product dimensions and test comfort levels of certain pieces to better inform our clients on the goodies they are purchasing.


We'll pet some of the fabrics to make sure they're suitably soft and luxurious.

We'll look for versatile pieces to keep in mind for certain projects.

We'll look for the perfect item to tie a room together and complete a space.

And we're always looking for fun fresh ideas and inspiration.

The world of interior design is always evolving and Furniture Market helps to keep us in the know so we can offer our clients the latest and greatest in design!