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Internationally Inspired Interiors

New build, remodel and decorating clients in the North Carolina Triangle Area benefit from my lifelong worldwide design experience. Having been at the forefront of cutting-edge design in some of the world’s largest cities I have seen some remarkably interesting homes. My Internationally Inspired Interiors will give you a new viewpoint! Did you know I met my husband in Paris in the 70’s? Eventually we moved to Hong Kong in the 80’s and then Singapore in the 90’s. Living and […]

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Fall 2019 High Point Market: Best in Show

Interior Designer Sasha Bikoff shows at Currey & Company. This exhibition wins Best in Show and stopped me in my tracks because it evoked such a feeling of beauty. Thanks to Sasha and Currey & Company for lightening everyone’s mood. The fun ethereal design was inspired by Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli. Walls, ceilings, and floors were painted in these rich tones. Garden green foliage and painted metal furniture added whimsy while rich fabrics tented overhead. It felt modern but […]

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Spring 2019 High Point Market: Emerald Green Everywhere

This spring we are seeing green inside too! Interior designers are finding shades of emerald, malachite, and moss green are appealing to our clients, especially those craving chroma and tired of the saturated shades of gray. But adding bold verdigris to your home can be tricky. First decide if you want it to be the predominant focal point color like the chairs in this photo. If not, perhaps a couple throw pillows may be enough. Either way, adding this happy […]

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2018 Fall High Point Market: COLOR Returns

Decorate with bold, bright colors to chase the gray away. Interior designers know that gray is here to stay because it has established itself as a “go-to” neutral everyone loves. But the dominance of gray over the last several years has left many craving colors. And so, the fall furniture market revealed intense hues blooming everywhere in fabrics and on walls. What a relief to have color again! The beautiful red jacquard fabric below inspired the Ambella showroom designed by […]

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PE Guerin Hardware is Handmade in America

Intricate detailed designs with classic opulence. Looking for American-made kitchen, bath, cabinet, door and window hardware? P. E. Guerin, is the quintessential artisan metal foundry for luxury fixtures. The graceful swan faucet shown above is my all-time favorite. They also present lovely lighting and furniture lines. Each stunning piece comes alive in the hands of their craftsmen trained through generations. Founded in 1857 by French immigrant Pierre Emmanuel Guerin, it has been at its current location in Greenwich Village since […]

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Hand-Made Modern Furniture

Local artists can build your dream furniture piece. This long, lean chest of drawers shown here, which incorporates a branch from a dead oak tree, is the first major collaboration for furniture designer Chris Lehrecke and his wife, jewelry designer Gabriella Kiss. Featured at Ralph Pucci International in New York City, the price tag on this gorgeous piece was $22,000. That is not an option for most people here in the Triangle. But fear not, you can find custom wood […]

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Barry Dixon and Lisa Stewart Chat Interior Design

Blending global decorating styles. “A room should start a conversation before people actually start exchanging words.” Barry Dixon is known for a distinct aesthetic that blends Western styles with global influences from a childhood spent abroad in India, Pakistan, Korea, New Caledonia, and South Africa. With projects spanning the world, Dixon imagines interiors that infuse artifacts and antiques with present-day motifs – all preserving the history and personality of the homeowners and their treasures. What fun to connect with Barry […]

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2017 Fall High Point Market: Magic with Mary McDonald

Blushing pink interior design inspiration from furniture market. This beautiful setting designed by Mary McDonald for the Chaddock showroom blends black, white, blossom, large geometric shapes, and a touch of gold. The award-winning Los Angeles interior designer is one of the stars featured on the Bravo TV series “Million Dollar Decorators” and “Property Envy”. Mary has influenced my design signature for years. What a treat to finally meet her! Lisa Stewart is an interior designer serving the Triangle area of […]

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The Baker Furniture Showroom Experience

Design dreams come to life with the Baker signature style. For three generations Baker has set the standard for fine furniture with superb design and workmanship. The individually handcrafted pieces have come to define quality. They’re designed to be passed from one generation to the next because true elegance spans across centuries. The collections are created by the world’s most prominent and talented designers, including Michael S. Smith, Thomas Pheasant, Barbara Barry and Jean-Louis Denoit, to name a few. Each […]

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Spring 2016 High Point Market: Decorate with Artists from Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill

Interior Designers in the Triangle love local artists Tommy Mitchell and Louise Gaskill. I’ve found the perfect finishing touches to decorate your home. Consider purchasing these original works of art locally in Chapel Hill and Raleigh. Above artist Tommy Mitchell’s nature-inspired metal sculptures are alluring combinations of copper, brass and steel. His floral furniture, lighting, wall décor and accessories have lifelike painted and glam gold leaf finishes. These hand-made signed pieces of art will captivate you. My favorite ones are […]

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