|whenever hanging out (as we were at the Hickory Chair Showroom) |
with Ronda Carman and Shay Geyer - hilarity will clearly ensue.
I wanted to bring you some highlights of my recent trip to High Point Furniture Market . . . a week-long event launching the new lines of furniture and accessories from almost every manufacturer you can imagine.
Oh, and frankly, there are some great parties too.
So here . . . in no particular order . . . and a few highlight of High Point!
The Hickory Chair Showroom
|Thomas O'Brien, for Hickory Chair.|
|Loving the new collection from the amazing Alexa Hampton! Classical details. Graceful proportions. And tons of drama.|
|A quick pic with my sweet friend Alexa. Besides her style and creativity - one of her best assets is her vocabulary. Seriously, if you get a chance to meet her . . . just say 'hi' and ask her a question . . . and then . . . let her talk!|
|A part of the new collection from Suzanne Kasler. Beach-inspired. Finely detailed. And great American style.|
|More from Hickory Chair - new pieces from Mariette Himes Gomez.|
The Pearson Furniture Showroom
|You know, I always love a good dining bench. It's a great way to section off and define a dining space, when it's part of a larger room.|
|I seemed to see a great deal of shagreen. Including this marvelous chest from Pearson too!|
|And I LOVE this little chair . . . and frankly, I love the tone-on-tone chinoiserie inspired textile just as much. Love!|
The Bernhardt Showroom
|And I seemed to see a great many over-sized mirrors. Whether you're in the design biz or not, you should know that mirrors are your best friends. They create depth and space where none might exist. And they do wonders for lighting.|
The Parties . . .
|With Ronda Carman and Tammy Connor - at the Rizzoli Book-Signing . . .|
Ronda was there promoting her new book Designers at Home that features the private homes of interior designers (including both Tammy and me!)
|Me and Christian May - two people who are often confused for each other. This photo was sorta just to prove that we were, in fact, not the same person!|
|With Newell Turner (editor-in-chief of the Hearst Design Group) at the Hearst Party . . .|
|And super-charmng Corey Jenkins . . . at the same event!|
|and this might give you a little idea of the madcap atmosphere at the Hearst Party. Piles and piles of people - and all having a great time!|