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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 2021 High Point Market: Best in Show

HURTADO Furniture introduces its superb SOHO Collection at its US headquarters in High Point, NC. Founded in 1940 and managed by third generation family, HURTADO’s design philosophy is “What the eye sees influences a person, body and soul”. Every piece of HURTADO furniture is considered an exquisite work of handcrafted art and is manufactured in Valencia, Spain by the Mediterranean Sea. All the HURTADO collections are inspired by different cultures and time periods. The new SOHO Collection is fun and […]

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Paris Design Week – Maison & Objet

Twice a year Paris welcomes those with a passion for design. This year Maison & Objet decided to extend the energy of its exhibition aisles into the entire city and Paris Design Week was born. It became a festival, showcasing the art of living and creatives within Paris. International designers, architects, decorators, fashion designers, and chefs also answered the design call. For two weeks the players in the world of home design offered the best in trends, innovations, decoration and […]

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Spring 2021 High Point Market: Best in Show

This Maitland-Smith Closs Cocktail Table made of polished brass and inlaid abalone shell caught my eye in the Hancock & Moore Showroom. Maitland-Smith is well-known for many hand-crafted specialties, including the use of exotic seashells. Abalone shells have a strong visual appeal and can be cut and polished easily. The durable shells work well on tabletops like the one shown here and other veneered surfaces. For over four decades, Maitland-Smith has been creating exquisite and unique decorative accessories, lighting, elegant […]

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The Luxury African Design Trend is Everywhere

Luxury Ardmore Ceramic Art is a thriving studio of predominantly Zulu artists established in 1985 in South Africa by Fée Halsted. Every piece of Ardmore is a one-of-a-kind creation. The sale of these wonderful works of art uplifts the Ardmore community and provides vital economic assistance for their families. Now more than 70 artists strong, Ardmore Art is flourishing in the United States with the enthusiastic support of Ed Pascoe, founder of Pascoe Gallery located in the trendy art 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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Hickory Chair University and Factory Tour Part 2

(See part 1 of this 2-part series) Once again I was invited to attend two days of classes at the Hickory Chair Furniture Factory. What a privilege! In 2019 sixty-two pieces of Hickory Chair furniture made in America were delivered to the international showroom I designed. This dream job was the culmination and crowning achievement of 10 years of work with an International Architecture Firm. We selected Hickory Chair after an extensive search of American owned and operated furniture manufacturers. […]

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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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