Tuesday, May 12, 2009

FINALLY!!!!! Our trip to High Point....

WHEW! What a crazy past week and a half it has been! I have been so totally sick from some bug I picked up - probably from the plane - that I could not even get myself together enough to put a High Point Blog together! What a slacker! So here goes....

We had a great time at market - and although attendance was down and not every vendor was having a great time - we sure had a great time! So much to see in such a short time......

These photos are in no particular order. Some stuff I ordered for the shop, other stuff for clients and some things were just too cool and needed to be documented.

Printworks...the AMAZING restaurant at the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro...totally sustainable hotel - killer outdoor seating. I love the columnar hornbeam trees...so stately!
...more Printworks...nothing like an outdoor environment on a sunny evening to enjoy a nice cocktail with! ..travel buddies Miss Sue and Miss-T (Misty).

Lillian August collection at Hickory White.

...more Lillian August...

Hickory White - beautiful China Hutch - Skyloft collection, looks extra beautiful with a red interior! Yummy!

My favorite fabric of all times - Chiang Mai Dragon - by Schumacher on a Hickory White wing chair - I think it makes the style so fresh and modern - love it!

Hickory White modern wing chair in oatmeal linen fabric and chrome nailheads - I ordered 2 for the shop...or is it for my home...one can never tell!

The most amazing Baker showroom , Jacques Garcia collection....beautiful, but quite tame for him, don't you think???

..more Baker - they are REALLY trying to modernize their style and appeal to a different crowd lately. Note the Thomas Paul fabric by Duralee - he is everywhere!

..more Baker....I LOVE the handpainted Tibetan doors as art above the nightstands! Great color!

..more Thomas Paul for Duralee at Baker.

.......and again....I actually really love this room - so cheerful and colorful! Love the Moroccan table - white on the outside and coral underneath - just a peek of it!
DEAR GOD! You should have seen this chandelier - again at the Baker Showroom - they now have the amazing Tony Duquette collection! The abalone shells on this piece really reflected the light and was beyond stunning!

...more Tony Duquette...this chair retails at around $11,000.

My friend Sue from SAID Interiors bought this piece from Red Egg - such cool stuff - for her showroom. It is a bar table on wheels - I LOVE anything on wheels. Beautiful lacquered surfaces in a bright acid green.

This rug is the coolest thing I bought on this trip. It is being made just for me in my personal color palette. It is by my new favorite vendor - Red Egg - http://www.redegg.com/ - I ordered a 5 x 8 - all wool...it is completely custom so I won't have it until at least October - and below I have a color of the pom box of all the colors you can choose from as well as my personal color selection. I can't wait to get this piece - it is going to bypass my shop completely and head straight into my living room! YIPPEEEEEEEE.. We can have one made just for you too - there are other styles available as well....so let us know if we can hook you up!

...pom box.....

...my personal color selection - brown in the ground and the honeycomb grid will be the Chinese red and all the quince flower (my favorite pattern, ever!) will be in the rest of the fun colors!

..The only purchases I regret are the ones I did not make...and I regret this.....these are hand carved acupuncture models - male and female - super cool!
Vintage European linen laundry bags and grain sacks - we are getting a ton of these for pillows, cushions and whatever else you can think of to make with them.....

...beautiful outdoor set.....

.....steampunk table...meet my entry hall! this one is coming straight home with me! So delicious!

Beautiful black glass chandelier....

..and it;s fraternal twin - the red glass chandelier. I am putting 3 of these in a bar/restaurant that I am helping with - black glossy walls - gold ceiling - red chandeliers - how sexy!

Silver leatherette Chesterfield - for fall in the shop? Perhaps! The lovely Miss Sue fast asleep sitting up! Tee Hee! Note the beer bottle in the foreground....
.....We've ordered most of this - what a cool collection!

One of my favorite new things - Lucite and chrome French bistro chair - oh yeah - we are sooooo getting this at the shop!
....beautiful collection of faux-bois - this was a really striking showroom!

..the new Robert Abbey Lighting collection.....we carry their pieces - we will have these pieces in the fall but they can be ordered now...
Robert Abbeys' Jonathan (so damn happy) Alder's collection - love it!

....more Jonathan Adler....
...loved this chair ...rustic, classic and sophisticated. A definite yes for fall.
Recycled bolwing alley floor as a dining table - so clever and quite beautiful!

oooooooooohhhhhhhh...one of the sexiest chaise lounges ever! By Veneman - we will be carrying this line in the Spring of '10.

Eric Cohler Lighting for Visual Comfort....I ordered a few of these lovelies.
Vintage Swedish concrete gnome from BoBo. I am weak for gnomes!

Beautiful burlap light fixtures from BoBo.

Reproduction Loius chairs from BoBo in a beautiful oatmeal linen. So simple and classic.

What a statement! Vintage hay truck wheel as art!

Tozai Home showroom display - AMAZING!

Lastly...I walked into this cake decorating shop - my funny and weird friend Todd thought I should take a cake decorating class with him...it just didn't take - anyhoo......I walked into the shop where you are supposed to buy your 10,000 supplies needed to take the class and I found these freaky little sugar things for the top of your cake and they looked just like my darling Stella....weird!

....sugar stella......

..real Stella - weird.

Tune in next time!


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