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K & L Do High Point Market

A little birdie told us this year’s market set record sales for a number of our favorite vendors, and we can definitely see why! We were overwhelmed by market, sprawling 11.5 million square feet of show-space, jam-packed with the absolute most gorgeous furnishings, textiles, accessories, and talented interior designers.

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As an old favorite of ours, it was no surprise that Global Views’ showroom was a super stunner! This Global Views acrylic chair was style spotted originally by Gary Inman, but it seemed like everyone at market quickly followed suit, snapping pictures of this exquisite piece for social media. It was certainly an Instagram favorite, and certainly one of ours! You can keep up with them on Instagram here: http://instagram.com/globalviews

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Jaipur Rugs has, yet again, taken design to the next level: conducting an awesome exercise, incorporating a social media giveaway into their showroom shopping. By tagging photos of your favorite products in their showroom #designwithmeaning, you were entered to win products from their new lines and learned more about their amazing organization, which we always encourage everyone to do. You can keep up with the Jaipur Lifestyle on Instagram here: http://instagram.com/jaipurlifestyle

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We also discovered some new gems! (New to us, at least!) Once we sat down in new Natuzzi recliners, we sat for quite a while. We probably missed some other amazing showrooms in the process, but we were Revived and Natuzzi’s catchphrase preached truth to us: Love Doing Nothing. So do nothing, we did! Check out the whole new line of Revive recliners here: http://instagram.com/natuzzirevive

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Besides the fabulous recliners and accent chairs, some of the most stunning pieces at market this year were light fixtures. Luna Bella and Worlds Away had some pieces that really make you double take. Our eyes were glued to the ceiling of the Luna Bella showroom – Their new installation was transfixing.

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Worlds Away’s chandelier game was also on point this year! Worlds Away has a way of making heavy gold fixtures feel intimate and delicate. Go Gold with World’s Away and keep up with them on Instagram: http://instagram.com/worldsaway1

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We were able to mine all of market’s hidden gems to find the perfect media consoles and accent table for any taste at Bungalow5 and Gabby Home. Gabby Home was full of fun, funky, boho chic modern pieces, certain to be the center of a conversation. Bungalow5 had the most perfect, tasteful, classical, understated pieces on which to display their fabulous accessories! Bungalow5 was also a popular showroom for style spotting – The table pictured below was originally style-spotted by Style Spotter Jeanne Chung who runs this fabulous blog: http://www.cozystylishchic.com/

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Love Doing Nothing at Natuzzi

Do you love doing nothing? That’s exactly what we want to do after spending seven long days at High Point Market. But it’s also the tag line for a new product we literally could not get our butts out of. #lovedoingnothing

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Who knew a chair could detect your body movements and move with you. The Re-Vive chair from Natuzzi was definitely at the top of our list for it’s modern design, functionality and of course, COMFORT!

 







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First Class at Lexington

We just wrapped up our five-star Design Camp Breakfast at the grand Lexington Showroom and we couldn’t help ourselves, so we toured the three level facility and found some fantastic new products that we know our Campers will LOVE!

We have to start off with the new Carrera line since Lexington was so nice to make these stylish notebooks for our Campers with the fabric used for this line. Now we can sit in their fabulous seating with our matching notebook! Gray and black are killing it this season and the Carrera line did an amazing job mixing metallic gray finishes to their sleek and contemporary Design.

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Of course we were also drawn to Sligh’s new Bel Aire line. Lori and Kelli have made themselves quite comfortable! It’s all glamour and sophistication translated to their home office and media room designs.

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Lets move outside! We continue to see exterior spaces resemble interior spaces and Lexington’s partnership with Tommy Bahama is no exception. The detail on the seating of this living room set is something you would see in your living room. Just another way vendors like Lexington are making your home bigger by maximizing your outdoor space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stay tuned for more highlights from High Point Market!

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Parlore – Interior Design Streamlined

We are constantly trying to find the latest and greatest for our Campers so we were thrilled when we partnered with this phenomenal new company, Parlore. If you are unfamiliar with Parlore, they should definitely be on your radar.  Especially since they are giving designers three months free to test their site!

So, what is Parlore? Essentially, it’s a personalized iOS app for interior design professionals that feature an easy-to-use project management system, exclusive trend projections and custom editorial and a marketplace that connects designers directly to manufacturers.

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Why do you need it? Think about all the paper work and data entry and management of client expectations.  Daunting isn’t it?  Well this app can give you the resources and support to navigate the interior design landscape and the tools to more easily manage projects.  No brainer!

It’s always exciting to partner with great vendors in the industry but we also love partnering with companies who are making our interior design business better. Parlore is also run by designers so you know they’ll always have you in mind.  We hope this will be just another resource in your hectic business life. Be sure to get your three months free at www.go.parlore.com.

 

 

 

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Inside Jaipur

We are not only lucky to have wonderful sponsors like Jaipur host our Design Camp at High Point Market, but we are also ridiculously in love with what they have coming out for all of us this fall. Jaipur, who recently made the top 500 from Inc Magazine, has a lot going on with their new introductions and charity foundation.

Let’s start with some designs we are loving this fall. As the leaves begin to turn orange, or for us Southern Californians who are pretending the seasons have changed, you can’t help but navigate toward some warmer hues. This rug under their blue collection perfectly brings out the yellow and brown accessories in the room.  Or you can also try this Peacock blue rug from the same collection that provides the same fall feel by using different colors.

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We are also excited about the new tribal inspired rugs that are sure to be a hit at High Point Market. You can use it for your indoor or outdoor spaces, or both!

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The other thing we love about Jaipur is their kind heart. Mr. Chaudhary founded the Jaipur Rugs Foundation that is helping over 40,000 artisans build their capacity to earn higher wages.  It is such a powerful association and we applaud Jaipur for all the work they have done for the people in India.

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We can’t wait to see everything that Jaipur has in store for us at High Point Market and beyond excited to have our Design Camp in their showroom. It’s a win, win!  See you there!

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Join Design Camp and Lexington for Breakfast!

Design Camp is partnering with Lexington Home Brands to bring you a fun and educational breakfast! The Design Camp Gourmet Breakfast, held October 18 at 8:30 AM, will feature a presentation by celebrity hosts, Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis. Learn about Design Camp and the Top 10 Takeaways from Design Camp while enjoying a gourmet breakfast at the Lexington Showroom. Design Camp loves giveaways and will be providing a 3 month coupon to the new Design Campus website. Our fabulous sponsor, Lexington, will also be treating our designers with a free flight to a Super Design Camp and prizes for all! The presentation and giveaways will be followed by a guided tour through the Lexington Showroom. Private shuttle transportation provided from the IHFC building to the Lexington Campus the morning of the event. Be sure to RSVP today as space is limited!

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High Point Market Here We Come!

We are happy to announce Interior Design Camp will hold a micro Design Camp at High Point Market, October 18th!  Join Interior Design Camp rock stars, Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis, at the fantastic Jaipur showroom as they host a complimentary, micro Design Camp produced to inform, inspire and entertain.  Following the highly successful Design Camp series that has made rounds throughout the U.S., our micro Design Camp High Point will feature an insightful presentation from the renown Mary McDonald and Elyse Jordan of Houzz.  The presentation will be followed by a fabulous cocktail reception where you can mingle and network with your fellow interior designers and meet Lori and Kelli!  Join our exclusive design community and don’t get left behind!

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Space is limited to the top 100 designers so be sure to reserve your spot today!

REGISTER NOW!

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Gorgeous and Green

Planet-saving green furniture lines are popping up left and right, but let’s tell you about one of our favorites:

Selamat Designs is a wife and husband owned natural materials company based in San Francisco. The design EVERYTHING in house and manufacture where the materials and expertise are grown.  They truly care about the growth of the materials, harvesting, manufacturing, finishing, packaging, and product life. Look for the Selamat  you will see it in unexpected places, where practicality meets green and gorgeous!

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The team at Selamat offers a unique and flexible array of services. Draw from their in-stock, contract-quality furniture collection if your deadline is tight, or work directly with designers to develop a completely customized solution.

Now that we have covered the details, on to the pretty pictures… Here is the latest addition to the widely popular Tangiers Collection.  Made from Zinc and grey washed plantation grown Mindi, one of the three managed wood resources in Indonesia, this Moorish styled headboard makes a modern statement in a natural way.

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The Deco lighting, inspired by humid breezes, comes in natural and white and lights up a room in all the right ways.  Made of rattan core, all of Selamat’s light fixtures come with UL listing.

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Here is the ever popular Soren Ventura Lounge Chair, made of sustainable teak.  This piece is right at home with Scandanavian designs of the 1950s and 60s.

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Selamat works with architects, designers, and developers on interior design projects in the hospitality, corporate, institutional, retail, and residential sectors.  Building on the success of their stocked retail furniture collection, they also provide in-house design and manufacturing solutions for application at any scale.

 

 

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A Factory at Your Fingertips

When we design a room, we  want our clients to clearly spot our hand in the design.  If you’re a detail-oriented person (control freak) like us, then there are few things better than custom furniture lines that put their factory at your fingertips. You design it–someone else makes it. Done. Amazing. After experimenting with a handful of custom upholstery lines, we found our absolute favorite: Bassett

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Their custom design program offers a variety of sizes, colors, and finishes–all made to order right here in the USA, and ready in 30 days! The custom colors program offers palettes for bedroom, occasional, and youth–which make the process even more convenient. You can choose from over 650 fabrics and leather to build your own sofa, sectional, chair, ottoman, bed, and pillow.

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Here’s a peek at model home staged by designer Deanna Dickinson, Director of Design at Ultimate Builder Services (and fellow Design Camper!) using Bassett:

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The HGTV Home Furniture Collection is also made by Bassett and includes bedroom dining, occasional, accents and its own custom upholstery program that we’ve been dying to try out! We love the modernity, coziness, and bold colors of all their furniture that takes simple pieces and turns them into statement pieces.  We’re so excited to see what they have in store for us in Vegas! They’ve even been kind enough to GIVE AWAY one of these awesome “You Design It-We Make It” accent chairs at Design Camp 2014!

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Tiny Little Pretty Things

We are both perfectionists, OBSESSED with details. Obsessed–I’m sure many designers can relate. That’s why when we’re designing  a lifestyle that’s elegant and refined we seek out furnishing companies that understand just as well that it’s ALL about the small things. Caracole’ finishes and fabrics, surprisingly styled drawer interiors, and jewelry-inspired hardware is subtle glamour that belongs in everyone’s lives. Everything Caracole is so beautiful and whimsical! We cannot get enough.

Exquisitely styled, The Bees Knees begs to be floated in a room so you can appreciate it from all angles. It’s a glamorous breath of fresh air for your décor.

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High quality, unique side tables and accessories that add personality, like the Bubbles side table, are what set Caracole apart. This retro accent table is perfect for those who like to mix styles, finishes, and materials. We’ve seen this piece work in a boho-shabby-chic Venice beach house, and just as well in a Manhattan penthouse.

French Connection takes a chapter from the pages of fashion with its ombre Taupe Silver Leaf finish. The  custom-designed ginko-leaf hardware and linen-inspired damask pattern on the drawer interiors pull the look together seamlessly and unexpectedly.

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A favorite from this spring’s High Point Market, Hocus Pocus takes its inspiration from one of our best-selling pieces Smoke and Mirrors. The imported Italian smoked mirrored doors are an instant conversation starter, and that hardware … simply divine.

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Sociables is Caracole’s largest and most dramatic cocktail table. An unexpectedly warm Taupe Silver Leaf finish has been applied to the metal base, bringing elegance with it wherever it goes.

We love our Caracole glam,  but they surprised us with another, softer side:  Organic and artful, yet sleek and stylish, the neutrality of the Cat’s Meow sofa lets us have fun mixing and matching and changing up the pillows all the time!

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The texture and color exude calm, while the shape is more modern and edgy–You’ve got a lot of options with this one! They also have so many customizable options you can check out on their site: http://www.caracole.com/home