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Larry Laslo and Lisa Stewart

How can you not love a guy who wears shoes like these? Most known for the Larry Laslo Home Show, he designed and sold products for five years on QVC. He rose to fame after being asked to design the famous Bergdorf Department Store in New York. Relying mostly on his instinct, this Pennsylvania boy has gone on to inspire the world with his unique design aesthetic. He was all hugs this day as he celebrated his birthday and launched […]

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Hickory Chair University and Factory Tour Part 1

(See part 2 of this 2-part series) I had a great opportunity recently to learn first-hand how furniture is constructed.  It’s pretty hard to feel cool wearing safety glasses and ear protection, but it was a great way to get out of the summer heat! This lean and green furniture manufacturing plant located in Hickory, NC offers a broad selection that ranges from 18th-century mahogany reproductions to fashion-forward designer collections. The Frederica Bench shown here is part of Suzanne Kesler’s […]

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Spring 2010 High Point Market – Contrasting Color Styles Emerge

Two emerging color trends offer exciting possibilities for your home. Creating a look with either will make a bold statement. One trend is the use of vibrant colors to make a big splash and add cheer. The other trend is defining the new chic by using muted tones. Here are a few photos I snapped at the Spring 2010 High Point Furniture Market to illustrate: Can you combine these two opposite looks in the same home? Yes, definitely! My daughter […]

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Thom Filicia and Lisa Stewart

Though he’s most widely known for his work with TV clients on Queer Eye, Dress My Nest, and Oprah, Thom Filicia is also an ambitious businessman with some exciting new ventures. This gentle giant of the industry exemplifies classic simplicity with an unexpected modern flair. Mixes of refined details with raw edges, industrial and organic objects create a perfect balance of palettes, textures, and patterns. Here we are chatting about our favorite childhood pastimes of water and snow skiing. Memories […]

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