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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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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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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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Delightful Day with Donna Moss

Lisa spent some time with Donna Moss, HGTV host of Donna Decorates Dallas and Julia Molloy from the Business of Luxury Design. Together the three interior design dynamos shared inspiring ideas and laughed about becoming shoe designers too. Here Donna is showing off her book called Best in Show. Lately she’s been busy launching Home Design TV (HDTV), an incredible new platform for Design Professionals and DIY Experts to share their content online. Viewers can watch their favorite designers, discuss […]

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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 2020 High Point Market: Best in Show

Hickory Chair introduces the EVERETT™ Collection by Skip Rumley. Skip Rumley joined Hickory Chair as it began its second century in 2012. The Everett Collection is rooted in Skip’s twenty-year journey through the world of design. He combined traditional and modern forms to create a lovely dynamic. With inspiration from fashion, jewelry and fine art, he designed each piece of bedroom, dining room and living room furniture to be personalized and made domestically. The Clarita Spot small side table caught […]

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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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