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Decorating with Paula Deen?

I met Paula Deen in High Point, NC when she introduced her new line of furniture. Yes, one of the best-known personalities in the world of cooking is now designing dining tables and more. She shared her story of overcoming poverty, self-doubt, and health challenges. To turn her life around Paula reached deep inside her soul and decided to do what she knew best, traditional Southern cooking. Her journey from kitchen to fame started with her first business, a home-based […]

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Fall 2011 High Point Market – Revived & Renewed

My pick for “Best in Show” at the High Point Furniture Market is this beautiful, one of a kind desk. Making the best of a bad situation, the hardworking people of Thailand are salvaging wreckage from the 2004 tsunami and creating art. Crafted from uprooted trees, this organic furniture represents the resourcefulness and artistry of people struggling to recover from a devastating tragedy. Unrefined wood elements like this desk ground a room with a connection to nature. Reused and repurposed […]

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Gracious Living with Bob Timberlake

Life is a celebration of love, family and home for this North Carolina artist whose family history dates back to the 1700s and has been recreated in film. As a child, Bob Timberlake experienced “country living” at its best. Now he captures those wonderful experiences for others to enjoy through his signature paintings, log homes and furnishings. The outside world seemed to fade away as he recently spoke before a group of interior designers in High Point, NC. There was […]

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Spring 2011 High Point Market – Inspiration & Innovation

Mixing style, wellness, art and ecology, this bed rocked my world at High Point Market this spring and won my award for best in show. Its modern, cutting-edge look with its eco-friendly recycled steel and wood illustrates design as therapy for our aching bodies and our earth. Research revealed the bed’s gentle rocking motion promotes relaxation and is used as therapy for kids and individuals with special needs. With its dynamic elliptical shape, rollovers are not possible and seasickness can […]

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Sneak Peek at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards® Greenroom

Here’s the Oscar® Buzz. Where will the stars be as they wait to hit the stage at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards® on Feb. 27? The Architectural Digest Greenroom, of course! Each year Architectural Digest selects a noted designer to transform a raw space into a backstage oasis for presenters and winners alike on Hollywood’s biggest night. This year, interior designer Michael S. Smith—who was appointed in 2010 by President Obama to the Committee for the Preservation of the White […]

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High Point Market New Year 2011 Trends Video

Home fashions go retro. What do you think? Lisa Stewart is an interior designer serving the Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC.

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Larry Laslo and Lisa Stewart

How can you not love a guy who wears shoes like these? Most known for the Larry Laslo Home Show, he designed and sold products for five years on QVC. He rose to fame after being asked to design the famous Bergdorf Department Store in New York. Relying mostly on his instinct, this Pennsylvania boy has gone on to inspire the world with his unique design aesthetic. He was all hugs this day as he celebrated his birthday and launched […]

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Hickory Chair University and Factory Tour Part 1

(See part 2 of this 2-part series) I had a great opportunity recently to learn first-hand how furniture is constructed.  It’s pretty hard to feel cool wearing safety glasses and ear protection, but it was a great way to get out of the summer heat! This lean and green furniture manufacturing plant located in Hickory, NC offers a broad selection that ranges from 18th-century mahogany reproductions to fashion-forward designer collections. The Frederica Bench shown here is part of Suzanne Kesler’s […]

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Spring 2010 High Point Market – Contrasting Color Styles Emerge

Two emerging color trends offer exciting possibilities for your home. Creating a look with either will make a bold statement. One trend is the use of vibrant colors to make a big splash and add cheer. The other trend is defining the new chic by using muted tones. Here are a few photos I snapped at the Spring 2010 High Point Furniture Market to illustrate: Can you combine these two opposite looks in the same home? Yes, definitely! My daughter […]

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