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Spring 2014 High Point Market – Simply Elegant

This French inspired bedroom is full of old-world glamour. It captures the essence of days gone by and reinterprets it for the twenty-first century. The furniture pieces are classic. For a traditional flare, they would look amazing draped in colorful Pierre Frey toile fabric. But it’s the neutral color palette that gives this room a fresh look styled for today’s living. Designed by Eloquence this bedroom is my choice for “Best in Show” at the Spring 2014 High Point Market. […]

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Fall 2013 High Point Market – Mad for Modern

This living room in Shenzhen, China has modern sofas that contrast the classic Chinese fretwork. Accentuated by the use of light and dark colors, the furnishings seem somewhat understated compared to the commanding views. The sofa designer, Kelvin Giormani, lives in Hong Kong and manages the daily operations of his family’s manufacturing business. I enjoyed reminiscing with him in High Point. The modern desk below reminds me of classic Coco Chanel with its captivating curves, wonderful warm wood, and golden […]

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Making Memories with Carleton Varney

“Decorating is about making memories,” claimed Carleton Varney. “What is your first memory? Can you remember where you were and what the place looked like?”  “Yes, I can remember,” I replied, “As a 2-year-old, I was in the hospital having my tonsils out!”  After the laughter subsided he encouraged me to pick a different and more pleasant memory. How exactly am I supposed to reboot my old brain with a “new” first memory? And how exactly does decorating make memories? […]

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Fall 2012 High Point Market – Juxtaposed & Intriguing

This is not your Grandmother’s Queen Anne coffee table! Bless her heart. Take a look at this cool one introduced by the Phillips Collection Showroom. Their “Split the Difference” coffee table caught my eye as “Best in Show” at the Fall 2012 High Point Furniture Market With its striking combination of unexpected materials, this coffee table is a conversation piece. Looking like a still reflecting pool the flat top is crafted with hand-cut stainless steel in a chrome finish. It […]

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Decorating with Paula Deen?

I met Paula Deen in High Point, NC when she introduced her new line of furniture. Yes, one of the best-known personalities in the world of cooking is now designing dining tables and more. She shared her story of overcoming poverty, self-doubt, and health challenges. To turn her life around Paula reached deep inside her soul and decided to do what she knew best, traditional Southern cooking. Her journey from kitchen to fame started with her first business, a home-based […]

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Fall 2011 High Point Market – Revived & Renewed

My pick for “Best in Show” at the High Point Furniture Market is this beautiful, one of a kind desk. Making the best of a bad situation, the hardworking people of Thailand are salvaging wreckage from the 2004 tsunami and creating art. Crafted from uprooted trees, this organic furniture represents the resourcefulness and artistry of people struggling to recover from a devastating tragedy. Unrefined wood elements like this desk ground a room with a connection to nature. Reused and repurposed […]

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Gracious Living with Bob Timberlake

Life is a celebration of love, family and home for this North Carolina artist whose family history dates back to the 1700s and has been recreated in film. As a child, Bob Timberlake experienced “country living” at its best. Now he captures those wonderful experiences for others to enjoy through his signature paintings, log homes and furnishings. The outside world seemed to fade away as he recently spoke before a group of interior designers in High Point, NC. There was […]

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Spring 2011 High Point Market – Inspiration & Innovation

Mixing style, wellness, art and ecology, this bed rocked my world at High Point Market this spring and won my award for best in show. Its modern, cutting-edge look with its eco-friendly recycled steel and wood illustrates design as therapy for our aching bodies and our earth. Research revealed the bed’s gentle rocking motion promotes relaxation and is used as therapy for kids and individuals with special needs. With its dynamic elliptical shape, rollovers are not possible and seasickness can […]

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Sneak Peek at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards® Greenroom

Here’s the Oscar® Buzz. Where will the stars be as they wait to hit the stage at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards® on Feb. 27? The Architectural Digest Greenroom, of course! Each year Architectural Digest selects a noted designer to transform a raw space into a backstage oasis for presenters and winners alike on Hollywood’s biggest night. This year, interior designer Michael S. Smith—who was appointed in 2010 by President Obama to the Committee for the Preservation of the White […]

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High Point Market New Year 2011 Trends Video

Home fashions go retro. What do you think? Lisa Stewart is an interior designer serving the Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC.

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