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Internationally Inspired Interiors

New build, remodel and decorating clients in the Raleigh 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 the British Hong Kong in the 80’s. Then the Republic of Singapore […]

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Fall 2023 High Point Market Best in Show

Fall 2023 High Point Market Best in Show

Liora Mannes Yucatan Collection stole my heart. I got lost in this exhibit surrounded by bright colorful tropical images! Lifestyle product designer Liora Mannes was born in Israel, educated in the United States and is now a true New Yorker. Her namesake company uses bold, contemporary colors on sustainable indoor-outdoor materials. Mannes collections are featured around the world including famous venues like Radio City Music Hall in New York. An infinite array of custom creations is available. Her other home […]

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Living Legend Lillian August, Lisa Stewart Interior design Raleigh,

Living Legend Lillian August

What a joy to honor a hero of the American Interior Design Industry, Lillian August, at the Sherrill Showroom. This family-owned home furnishings business has weathered trends, crises and licensing agreements. For 30 years Lillian’s storytelling has been influenced by romantic English country houses, coastal mansions and fashion. She engaged us with a signature style of quilts, textiles, wallpaper, lighting, décor and furniture. She even opened retail stores. The company founded with her son in 1988, now includes grandchildren in […]

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2023 Spring High Point Market Best in Show

What a pleasure to meet International Interior Designer Marjorie Skouras at Currey & Company. Her first collection debuted there in 2010. For this market she designed lighting and furnishings inspired by her home garden and ranch in The Yucatán. Her beautiful collection of vintage Mexican dresses was also for sale to raise funds for Kookix Music School there. In 2015, Ms. Skouras, a fourth generation San Franciscan, moved from Hollywood to The Yucatán. She restored an Art Nouveau mansion listed […]

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Connecting with Laura Kirar

High Point is a great place to meet up with other international designers who always inspire me to be authentic and intentional with my designs. Laura Kirar shows furniture at the Baker Showroom. An internationally renowned interior and product designer, she has a timeless sensibility that respects history and innovation. Her interior projects range from high-end residences to award-winning commercial interiors, restaurants, showrooms and hotels. We have a lot in common, but the most important thing is that we never […]

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High End Luxury European Design

Featured at Fall 2022 High Point Market was this over-the-top extravagantly designed sofa with leopard fabric embedded with 2.4 million cut crystal gems and a brushed brass frame. It was shown at the premier of Eichholtz’s new collaboration with German fashion designer Phillip Plein.⁠ Meeting the designer was quite an experience! There in front of a large crowd I was encouraged by the sales representative to take a seat on the Icon sofa. I felt awkward but thought, “Why not?” […]

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Fall 2022 High Point Market Hummer Tour

ALL ABOARD the HPxD Hummer Tour all day Saturday, October 22. YES, ME in a 31-foot Humvee touring High Point Market, being hosted by Don Ricardo Massenburg and Jane Dagmi. Thanks to High Point x Design for a SUPER FUN day! The showrooms we visited are open now YEAR-ROUND to designers. Here’s the list of Showrooms we toured: SPLASHWORKS, Cohab, Antique & Design Center, Asian Loft, Tamarian, Verellen, Lancaster, Oly, Baker, Codarus and Eichholtz. Here we are at Asian Loft. […]

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Carleton Varney

Honoring Carleton Varney

Enthusiastic and exuberant Interior Designer Carleton Varney died on July 14, 2022 in Palm Beach, Florida. He was 85. His use of color in hotels, castles, palaces, presidential estates and the habitats of film and stage royalty earned him the nickname Mr. Color. I first met Carleton in 2013 as he addressed a group of Interior Designers. He claimed, “Decorating is about making memories.” I wholeheartedly agreed as I have inspirational memories from my childhood visit to the Grand Hotel, […]

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Spring 2022 High Point Market Highlights

Watching interior design trends and catching up with friends like Larry Laslo and Thom Filicia at this International Furniture Show always energizes me! Larry Laslo is known for his bold dramatic designs that use interesting shape, scale, color and textures! He is Americas tastemaker and friend to all! Here we caught up in his Chaddock Furniture Showroom where I fell in love with his new bedding collection! Interior designer, author, tastemaker and television star, Thom Filicia embraces fame and friends […]

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Bold Color to Brighten Your Days

Gray has established itself as a new neutral and is here to stay. But if you’re tired of gray and desire more excitement out of your interiors you’re in luck! Many of my clients are craving COLOR and lots of it! With the help of certain trendsetters, I’m seeing a kaleidoscope of home furnishing items becoming available. Two such influencers are mosaic tile artist Allison Eden and art curator Mark Tanenbaum at Fenwick Bartel. Both are producing wildly chromatic fashion […]

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