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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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Fall 2015 High Point Market – Bold Black Decorating

Black is finally at the forefront of decorating fashion. I’m talking about a new feminine glamorous vibe with black as a major dramatic character. Not the weird 1990’s all black. These photos were snapped in High Point during market. Notice the black walls are balanced by other strong elements. The table and headboard stand up to the black on their own. The metallic gold and silver accents help avoid the black hole effect and the dark brown woods add warmth. […]

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Spring 2015 High Point Market – Historic & Handcrafted

Best in Show for Spring 2015 High Point Market goes to the Taracea showroom in the historic eight-story Radio Building that has been at the heart of High Point’s business since 1923. The former ground floor bank sets an interesting Art Deco background for the Taracea furniture made of solid woods harvested from trees in forests they own and manage. Taracea rightfully boasts about the artistic craftsmanship coming from their upholstery factory and hand-forged iron foundry. The original bank vault […]

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Fall 2014 High Point Market – Log and Lucite

I’m in love with the Log and Lucite home furnishing trend! The natural wood and modern plastic combine to create a beautiful mix of warm and cool elements. This Ambrosia side chair has a colorful printed hide cushion that adds more warmth, texture, and intrigue. For the second year in a row, Bea’s showroom has caught my eye. She has greeted me with a smile and shared her new designs. That’s why my choice for “Best in Show” at the […]

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Lisa Stewart with Barclay Butera

My thanks goes out to Barclay Butera for spending time with me after he spoke to a group of interior designers in Raleigh, NC. This quintessential all-American designer has been on my radar since the late 90’s when I noticed we had many things in common.  Known for his unique yet assertive taste, he stands by his mantra: “In interior design there are no rules.” His style is influenced by traditional American, European, and Far East influences. He is inspired […]

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