Monday, April 21, 2014

Louise Gaskill Lighting






I am crazy in love with Louise Gaskill Lighting.  Louise takes vintage materials and creates modern designs.  While I was at High Point Market, I paid a visit to Louise Gaskill Lighting in the salon at Market Squares.  

When I first met North Carolina lighting designer, Louise Gaskill, we instantly connected after discovering we were   Meredith College alumnus.  Meredith is located in Raleigh, NC, where Louise currently resides.  It is a girl's school, that boasts an angel for a mascot.  The angel mascot began as a   "tongue in cheek" joke, but was quickly embraced by the student population.  Once you become a  "Meredith Angel" you are part of a special sisterhood for life, so I consider Louise a "sister".  

I knew I wanted her beautiful lighting in Studio 202.  It is perfect for the concept Traci and I envisioned for the studio of offering things that are not currently found in Charlotte.  We both love custom pieces with a unique flair for our client work too.  Louise's line is an extension of the original art offerings, we have curated for the studio. We can't wait to share the entire collection which is growing by the day. 

I am happy to welcome Louise Gaskill Lighting to Charlotte!

Yay! Her lighting will be in Studio 202! 


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

World's Away's New Permanent Showroom at High Point Market


Hands down, my favorite new showroom at High Point Market was World's Away's new permanent showroom in Interhall.   World's Away isn't new to the High Point scene by any means, but the growing company has graduated to a much larger, permanent showroom.  

It's no secret that I have been a long time fan of World's Away having style spotted them all three times I was a style spotter for High Point Market.  I think the line just keeps getting better and better.  

Years ago, I bought World's Away when I had a retail space under another name.  That was in the 1990's and I bought "painted toile" table tops, wastebaskets and trays. The line looked very different and my style was different in those days as well. In more recent years, the line has evolved into "Hollywood Regency and Mid Century Mod Style offerings,  perfectly timed for the growing need of more transitional pieces for today's updated interiors.  

You may not know that World's Away was one of the first companies to offer mirrored furniture.  It all started with the "Cary" mirrored dresser and the rest is history!   The company was founded in Memphis, Tennessee in 1992 and their headquarters remain there today.  World's Away offers high design pieces at great prices.  I took the liberty of snapping a few pictures to share when I was in their showroom.  
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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Have You Checked Out The Style Spotter Boards On Pinterest?


Still wondering what the trends were at April 2014 High Point Market?  Have you checked out the Style Spotter's boards on Pinterest?  Make sure to visit Pinterest and see all the great products they spotted!  This year' panel did an amazing job!
I am going to post what I saw as trends in furniture, colors and stories this week.  Can't wait to share, but until then look at what our tastemaker panel posted!  


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Friday, April 11, 2014

Moore Councill High Point Market 2014


It was an exciting market this spring and one of my favorite showrooms was Moore Councill!  The showroom looked as vibrant as ever.  I wanted to share these beautiful photos with you.  Enjoy!



Elegant dining chairs.


I am digging those curved sofas.



I especially loved this piece.  It has all kinds of storage for women.  The Tiffany blue interior is so pretty too!



These new occasional tables were adorable.  Perfect for between or beside chairs. 




This dining table was a real beauty!


Moore Councill has beautiful furniture which makes it easy to want one of everything in the showroom but the real prize at Moore Councill are the people.  Always there to help in anyway they can.  At any given minute you may call and Moore himself might be the one to answer the phone.  Moore grew up in a furniture family and really understands what it takes to run a first rate furniture business.  I like doing business with nice good people and every time I go in the Moore Councill showroom I am reminded why I love them.  Please visit their website to more of their beautiful products. 
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

La Cienega Legends Event 2014


I just returned from High Point Market and have so much to share, but before I start posting on my fab finds in High Point, I wanted to share my exciting news!!!  I was chosen as a Legends Ambassador for 2014!!!   I have never attended the Legends event but have heard rave reviews from all my designer friends.  Have you ever been?  If not, what are you waiting for?  Buy your tickets today here!


"One of the most anticipated design events of the year, Legends is a three day celebration of design each year in May.  It is the largest design event on the West coast. Top editors come together with  VIP's and interior design, art, fashion and architecture tastemakers, for keynote discussions, cocktail parties, reception, exhibitions, book signings, personal appearances and special events  in California’s hippest design district"



This years event marks the 6th year for the La Cienega Legends Event.   Fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg, New York interior designer David Kleinberg and many other A-List designers from around the country will decorate the window for Legends 2014 on the theme Novel Interiors: Storytelling by Design.  Eleven of the most prominent design magazines in the United States, Europe and California are slated for participation.  Mark your calendars for May 7th - 9th.  If you can't attend make sure you follow my exploits.  I promise to be where the action is during the event. 


This year’s LEGENDS them– Novel Interiors: Storytelling by Design – is already resonating through the design community. The cornerstone of LEGENDS is the windows. Top designers are being invited to transform the windows of the LCDQ members’ storefronts inspired by the theme of LEGENDS books and novels. Diane Von Furstenberg has chosen “Out of Africa” as the theme for her window. Designer Timothy Corrigan’s window at Fuller & Roberts will be themed to “Valley of the Dolls,” Jeffrey Hitchcock – “Fahrenheit 451” at Downtown, Sheldon Harte of Harte Brownlee – “The Invisible Man” at Mecox, and architect Paul Williger – Edith Wharton’s “The House of Mirth” at Renaissance Design Studio. There are many surprises to come 

LEGENDS 2014 AT A GLANCE

• 11 national, international and regional editors in chief — the highest concentration of national and regional design and lifestyle magazine editors in one place on the West Coast over 2 1/2 days


• 40+ windows imaginatively transformed on the theme of novels and books by some of the most talented designers on the planet

• 8 keynote panels led by esteemed magazine editors from Los Angeles, New York, Texas, Iowa, and Florida

• Signature Social Events, including:

 -Gala Party sponsored by 1stdibs and Coldwell Banker Previews
 -InternationalPower Lunch hosted by Michael Boodro, Editor in Chief, Elle Decor
 -Tribute Party hosted by Margaret Russell, Editor in Chief, Architectural Digest
 -Veranda Lunch hosted by Editor in Chief Clinton Smith --Finale Party hosted by Clinton Smith, Editor in Chief, Veranda
 -Cocktail Parties, Special Appearances, Author Book Signings, and Open Houses


To say I'm excited is an understatement!  Cannot wait!!!

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