Tuesday, September 18, 2012

MY TOP PICKS Preview of High Point Market

Last week my colleagues of Decor Mentor and I shared our TOP Picks in the #HPmkt twitter chat, a preview of what's in store at High Point Market this Fall.  Incase you missed it....here are My Top Picks.

Saba Italia - 220 Elm #328  On twitter: @220Elm

 Splurge by Robert Nicholas www.splurgedesign.com 

Gus*Design Group - IHFC H512.

Astele - Suites At Market Square - G-6007

Feizy Rugs - 145 Market Square. Twitter: @feizyrugs 

For the Rest of the TOP PICKS by the Decor Mentor Team... check out Our Pinboard on Pinterest.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Small Space BIG Style

On Tuesday I had the pleasure of attending CA Home+Design's press breakfast for the unveiling of their first ever  showhouse .  As a designer who LOVES challenging small spaces, I couldn't wait to see what my colleagues at the Small Space Big Style showhouse had done.

Immediately when I walked in , I was smiling ear to ear! These 8 designers hit this out of the park! What these designers did to compensate for the small space was brilliant !   For example..... My friend Christian May of Maison21 used an incredible BOLD graphic wallpaper he created with talented Tracy Hiner of  Black Crows Studio.  By the way, this "Memphis" wallpaper is now available.  

The living room design by Christopher Kennedy is Fun and colorful !  Christopher used paint to create huge supergraphics on the wall in bold earthy tones with pops of Fuchsia.   He even carried the mossy green stripe up and across the ceiling, creating balance with the high ceilings.     

The Kitchen Design by Azadeh Shladovsky was simple and classic.  I loved the unexpected large brass wall sconce above the kitchen sink.  She took full advantage of the height and took cabinetry all the way up the high ceiling , which is appreciated from the loft on the second floor.   

Another Favorite was this room by Brian Patrick Flynn.  LOVED the detailing of the shimmering white emu upholstered walls with chrome nail heads.  His bathroom design was also spectacular with a black industrial factory window for the shower enclosure !  (not pictured here)

You'll have to check out the Showhouse for yourself .....to see the rest of the rooms by Molly Luetkemeyer, Potted, and Erinn Valencich.   You'll be in for treat ! They are open September 14- November 18.  For ticket info click here.

All photos courtesy of CA Home+Design Photographer: John Ellis

Sunday, September 9, 2012

High Point Market Just around the Corner

In the next couple weeks and leading into October,  you will find my Facebook posts and Twitter feed loaded with talk about High Point Market.  What is High Point Market ?  Well,  It's the largest furnishings industry trade show in the country and it occurs twice a year, once in October and the other in April (in North Carolina).   Imagine an entire city dedicated to furniture and home decor!  Thousands of designers , buyers, manufactures, and industry people-alike, attend this week long event year after year.

I am very excited to be attending Fall Market in October alongside my super fabulous design colleagues.  It's going to be fun and inspiring.  I will be posting daily about what's new, hot and trending, along with some of my favorite timeless classics.  

So stay tune! and be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook

For a Sneak peak of new products for the upcoming 2012 Fall Market ....log on to #HPMKT twitter chat on Tuesday, September 11, at 6pm EST where the Decor Mentor Ambassadors  (including me) will share a collection of our top favorite picks.