Friday, October 19, 2012

CR Laine Hosts Style Spotter Party

One of the most attractive showrooms at the High Point October 2012 Market 
was the C.R. Laine Showroom

My "Style Spotter" Pick from C.R. Laine Showroom

I will be covering the showroom more in depth
 next week but wanted to share this special event with you today!

A highlight of my trip to the High Point Market was the cocktail party hosted in the C.R. Laine showroom for the Olioboard/High Point Market "Style Spotter" finalist . I was so honored to be a finalist in the contest, but to be treated so royally was a treat in itself!  Thank you to Holly McLay Blalock, designer for C.R. Laine, for the beautiful job she did organizing the event.  It was fun to meet the participates from the contest in person. Thanks also goes to Currey & Co for graciously providing the party with french champagne!     

 Welcome by Cheminne Taylor-Smith, VP of Marketing for the High Point Market and Holly McLay Blalock of C.R. Laine

 CEO of Olioboard on the sofa)

Each participate was recognized and given an award
 along with a fabulous goodie bag!
Jennifer Reynolds of Atlanta,Ga.

Tamara Stephenson of New York, NY

Carmen Christensen of Sarasota, Florida

Denise McGaha of Dallas, Tx

Christy Davis of Columbia, SC

Olivia Millwood of Atlanta, Ga

 Selma Hammer of Rochester, NY

Laura Van Zeyl of Chicago, Illinois

Last but not least...

 The Charlotte, NC designers pose for photo:

It was a wonderful event!  Thank You Cheminne Taylor-Smith,
 Holly Blalock, C.R. Laine, Currey & Co and 
The High Point Market!

Now for what you have been waiting to hear...

The 5 Day Giveaway!


Day 1:

Year Subscription to Elle Decor Magazine!

Day 2:

Beautiful Cocktail Ring in turquoise color
set in silver rhodium setting 

A little jewlery is always nice, and
this piece is in one of the hot decorating colors
 I saw all over market!

Day 3:

by Suzanne & Lauren McGrath

If you don't have this book in your collection you definitely want
it!  Great read and beautiful pictures!

Day 4. - 2' x 3' Dash & Albert Rug 
(Any one of the cotton wovens in your choice
 that are in stock!  $30 value)

Day 5 Prize - Design Camp with Lori Dennis and
Kelli Ellis in Atlanta, Ga. Jan. 30 - Feb. 1!!!

How to Enter Giveaway!

 You must have a Pinterest Account!

To Enter go to my Style Spotter Board 
Click Here to access my picks.
"Like" & "Re-pin" my items

 if you use this link it will take you directly there)

While there, check out all the Style Spotter

Boards!  All are fabulous!

Style Spotter: Traci Zeller
Style Spotter: Jason Oliver Nixon
Style Spotter: Stacy Naquin
Style Spotter: Cassandra LaValle
Style Spotter: Julia Buckingham Edelmann
Style Spotter: Lori Dennis
Style Spotter: Gretchen Aubuchon

You will receive entries as follows:

*1 entry =  for "like" or "re-pin"on any item 
on My "Style Spotter" board
( No need to comment on the items)

Help Spread the Word about the contest
on your Facebook, Emails, Family, Friends!

*1 entry = tweet the following:

"Lisa Mende has Great "5 day contest" on her blog! 

Grand prize  (Day 5) a biggie!
Go to to enter!

*25 entries = if you Blog about The High Point Market, Olioboard,
 and the Style Spotter contest then ask your readers to vote for me by "Liking"
 and "Re-pining" and link back to my High Point Market Board of 20 picks!

Receive 10 entries by:

1) Follow "Lisa Mende Design" Blog by signing up 
to receive emails or read in Google reader or however 
you read blogs but let me know how! 
2) "Like" Lisa Mende Design on Facebook
3) Follow @designLHM on twitter 
4) Add Lisa Mende Design on your blogroll 

Make sure to comment on my blog telling me what you did!

Drawing will be Oct 26th with winner of prizes announced on Oct 29th

List of the Companies I have "Style Spotted:

Please click on the name to see more beautiful
products from these companies:

Capel Rugs
C.R. Laine
Hickory Chair
Bungalow 5
Elaine Smith
Wesley Hall
Worlds Away
Pine Cone Hill
Amy Howard Home
Hancock & Moore
Regina Andrews
Vanguard - Michael Weiss
Safavieh - Thom Felicia
Candice Olson for Highland House
Chelsea House - Lisa Kahn-Allen
Mr & Mrs Howard for Sherrill

I am going to be blogging about each of these companies in the coming weeks as well as some really great companies I didn't chose from but are worthy of
being shared!  

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  1. Lisa, looks like a wonderful adventure, and it looks like it will continue for a few more days. Wonderful!
    Absolutely Great Prizes!!!

  2. Lisa, I highlighted you on my blog today on your last post. Check it out.

  3. Lisa, I had so much fun flowing you at #hpmkt and I agree, cr laine just blew my socks off with their products! Amazing stuff! I pinned and liked the heck out of your style spots but that's bc I truly loved what you found. I think your finds were spot on! And now that I see Pantone has announced that blue, and I've seen that bungalow 5 dresser in blue lacquer against the meg Braff, I think I HAVE to find a blue lawyer pagoda

  4. Ok meant to say blue lacquer pagoda mirror for my mudroom! Ha! Great give always! I've also tweeted and blogged about your spottings but girl, I did it so many times this week I lost track! Great job this week! You did us proud! (

    1. OMG! That would look awesome wouldn't it!!!! thanks for tweeting and blogging.

  5. Hi, Lisa - Such a talented group! Many Congratulations!! I love that etagere from Mr. and Mrs. Howard for Sherrill. Just saw that on Pinterest....that was one of your picks, right? Can't wait to read more from you on High Point.

    1. yes Loi! A very talented group! I felt honored to be among them. All so nice! That etagere was a beauty!

  6. I've been thinking about the etagere....will see who reps Sherrill in the DC area. Loi

    1. You could make them really great with your talent Loi! I love your style.

  7. Lisa - what a great post! Loved being there with you and sharing in your success as the 9th Style Spotter - woohoo! And talk about some great prizes! I loved your picks from High Point and wish you the most success! Best of luck my friend!

    1. Thank you my beautiful friend! You amaze me everyday!

  8. Love your picks! Liked+repinned+tweeted :) also featured you as my Monday's Mustn't Miss on FB!! Good luck!!

  9. What a great post! And what a fabulous giveaway! I am a gfc follow of Lisa Mende Design :)

    1. Thank You for the comment! So happy you are a GFC of LMD!

  10. This is such a great post and can't wait to see more of your posts about all the companies. It looks like you had a blast and Im so happy for you.
    I want to win a trip to Design Camp!!!! It sounds fantastic, and I checked out the site.
    xo Nancy


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