Saturday, October 25, 2014

"Most Wanted" is now "Lisa Likes"

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Eddie Borgo's 'Estate' earrings are crafted from gold-plated brass and set with opulent, hand-cut green glass crystals. Sweep your hair back to keep this luxe pair in focus.
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Celerie Kemble for Lane Venture

 Celerie Kemble hit the ball out of the park with her new line for Lane Venture.
Her outdoor collection for Lane Venture includes more than 50 items designed by Kemble utilizing a variety
 of outdoor materials and techniques.    I would describe the collection as "Palm Beach meets Hollywood"
 outdoor chic. The designs are timeless with close attention to details which include pretty quatrefoils and scallops.   

Celerie, herself, served as our guide in the showroom for the collection.  It was
 interesting to see the furniture through the eyes of the visionary who created it. 
 Her passion for the collection was effervescent.   

In Celerie's words, "The collection marries the comfort and sophisticated design
 sensibility she expects of interior furniture with the technical and practical functions
 needed for outdoor." 

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sauder Woodworking

I just returned from High Point Market and boy do I have lots to share about my trip!  
One new resource I discovered with Sauder Furniture.  I had the pleasure of being shown the collection by one of the lead designers and their marketing team.  Kevin Sauder, President and owner of Sauder came out to introduce himself as well.  My daughter is moving in a couple of weeks so I have been in the market for affordable furniture options for her.  Sauder offers great products at affordable pricing.  The chic tower etagere from the Soft Modern Collection in orange and priced at $189 retail, will be featured in Elle Decor later this year.  Isn't the tower etagere great looking? I was blown away by the plethora of amazing products which look much more expensive than their retail price.  

On the Sauder website the copy reads

 "It's more than a brand it's an American Tradition"

Furniture Made in the USA!!!

Are you familiar with Sauder?  If not, let me first tell you it is pronounced "Sow-der", like "Chowder".  The company was started in 1934 by Erie Sauder.  It began as a woodworking business in a barn in his backyard in Archbold, Ohio.  Mr. Sauder originally built church pews and custom cabinetry.  He later began to make small accent table from the leftover wood.  In 1940, a fortuitous incident occurred when a traveling salesman spied the table and placed an order for 25,000 pieces.  The company grew and in 1953, Mr Sauder patented a table that set the industry on its ear.  It was a table that could be assembled at home.  I know you are asking yourself why I'm excited about furniture that has to be assembled  aren't you?  This invention not only cut shipping costs, but costs across the board making furniture that can fit even the smallest budget.   Sauder Furniture is the first ready-to-assemble (RTA) in the industry.  The rest is history.  Today, Sauder is a privately held third generation family owned business.  

The collections offered range from contemporary and transitional to traditional cottage styles.  Sauder has paid attention to the needs of the consumer and create furniture to fit a multitude of needs such as furniture scaled for apartment and loft living, bathrooms, garages, bedroom, home office and more.

Take these great looking Storage cabinets for example.  Wouldn't these look fabulous
in a back hallway to catch your family's clutter?  These cabinets would also look great in a garage or bedroom of an older house where closets are an issue. Sauder offers lots of options in the storage cabinet department. 

I especially liked this storage cabinet which would look great in a
 foyer,hallway or living area.  

Look at all the convenient storage behind these doors!

This was another fabulous option for storage.  So chic and so well priced, that is what the new Sauder collection is all about!

This settee is perfect for dining.

Sauder offers a wide variety of accent tables in a wide range of colors.

There are great upholstery pieces as well.  Settees, storage ottomans, and chairs are some of the items available.  

This was one of my favorite upholstered chair in the line.  The detailing on
the back was amazing.  

Great accent piece for a kitchen or as a side table.

What a great color in this little accent table.

Great storage shelving and coffee table in bright color options.

This collection has a retro vibe.  I love the blue accent color on the shelving dividers, however it you prefer they can be flipped to make the piece all wood tone.

Great desk for a small area or perhaps a child's room. 

Sauder debuted a toy inspired line this market complete with bed, chest, bedside table and this activity table.  

Look for this next collection in your local Bass Pro Shops...

These cabinets feature hunting inspired motifs.  Have a cabin, lodge or a garage where you want to keep all your hunting gear?  These are the perfect solution!

There is a rack for your fishing gear as well.

I think Sauder has your outdoorsman's need covered!

Look at these great tables for camping or tailgating.  
The table collapses and folds for tucking away when not in use.

Available in a multitude of colors.  Pick your favorite!

 Sauder has had great success with their kitchen carts.  Well organized for storage and handsome styling, their carts are great for small kitchens or anywhere you want to create another storage/work space.

There are lots more great pieces, too many to mention in one blog post!

If you are like me and looking for great furniture that won't break the bank,
 Visit the Sauder website here to see more and find out who carries Sauder in your city!

Interested in some of the pieces I've shared? Want to learn more about Sauder?  

Sauder has a fun "Find Your Funiture Style Quiz", to help determine your style!

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Disclosure: As a member of the Sponsored Blogger Program of High Point Market, Sauder was one of my market sponsors.  All opinions are my own.  I only blog about products of interest to my readers.
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Great Showrooms to Shop At High Point Market

If you are at High Point and wondering where to go for the good stuff.  Look no longer!  I'll give you all the tips right here!  Make sure you got to Caracole!  I adore Caracole!  This furniture is designed by women!  When Traci Zeller and I had our studio Grand Opening, Caracole gave this beautiful mirror to one of our lucky attendees.  Caracole is located at IHFC C500, IH106 Interhall.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Top Spots to Hit at High Point Market

Designer friends who are visiting High Point Market for the first time often ask for suggestions of my favorite showrooms to visit.  This year, I decided to share some of my favorite showrooms that are must sees!  Let's start with my first day at market!  

Tomorrow I plan to hit Hickory Chair first!   I love this North Carolina Company for the beautiful furniture they produce.  I am excited Hickory Chair is one of my sponsors for market which means I get to interview Alexa Hampton, Suzanne Kasler, Mariette Himes Gomez and Hable Construction when I get there!  I can't wait to see the new introductions and chat with the designers about their inspiration behind the designs.  I get as excited as I did when I was a child on Christmas morning.  Hickory Chair has a new showroom this market!  Make sure you don't miss it!  They are now located on the 3rd floor of Market Square  Space MS324.
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