Sunday, October 25, 2015

High Point Highlights 2015

High Point Furniture Market 2015 was a feast for the eyes.  As a store owners, we spend hours carefully choosing inventory that will fill our store over the next months including unique one-of-a-kind rugs, statement furniture, lighting, and accessories.  However, as designers, we are scouring for the perfect pieces for our current projects.  These items we need as soon as possible.  The beauty of market is that we get to bring some things home immediately - instant gratification! - and we also get to look forward to various gems that will trickle in over the upcoming months.  The benefit is that there is beauty before us now, and there is even more on the way.

Here are some of our favorites from High Point Market 2015.  We hope you will be as inspired as we were.

Tibetan wool and silk rug.

Classic Orientals with rich modern colors.

Love this console above by Stanford

This chair by Wesley Hall is chic as well as divinely comfortable.

Van Collier's new double ginkgo martini table is a must!
And more new designs by Van stools, mirrors, ottomans, and more!
Robert Abbey's polka dot pendants combine fun and funk. 
Grasscloth console and simple ottoman by Tritter Feefer. 
Chairs by Stanford. Love the arm and the fabric.
Grasscloth by Phillip Jeffries 
Lucite Chair by Noir
Kate Spade Unveiled her new line with Visual Comfort
New gold leaf lamps are on order! Will arrive in a few months.

New Sconce from Currey & Co.

Modern History Lucite & Brass console.

Quartz Statement Mirror
Gorgeous Screen by Global Views 

Love this new ottoman by C.R. Laine 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A Vision Fulfilled

Josie & Will Tattersall scoured Raleigh Neighborhoods for just the right home for their family of five.  "We really wanted to be nestled back in a private neighborhood where our kids could ride bikes and play with neighbors in the streets," Josie said. They found that perfect neighborhood, but the dream house was not within sight.  Their desire for open space, a large, life-friendly kitchen, and more bedrooms could not be met in the homes they saw.  So, they decided to build.  A dream home for their family to create memories for a lifetime.

To decorate the space and make the new structure the home of their dreams, they enlisted designer, Mary Beth Paulson with Landor Interior Design.

Here are the lovely results...  

Family Room with Arteriors Sputnik chandelier in gold.
The ottoman's are covered in a geometric fabric by Kravet.

The black coffee table found in our showroom was a perfect fit for this large space.

Velvet quilted fabric by Thibaut.

Mary Beth & Josie decided on this Stanton wool sisal due to its softness and ability to clean.

The three pendants are from Hudson Valley.
When asked which room is her favorite, Josie immediately replied, "The kitchen is a perfect place for family to gather and such a peaceful, beautiful room." I couldn't agree more.  The stark white decor against the dark floors is always a beautiful statement.


Pillows are custom, and the fabric is by Scalamandre (Bamboo Grove).

I adore this Cole & Son paper in the half bath above & below.
The chandelier is by Currey & Co.

Master Closet (above & below) has a vanity with lambskin stool.

There are several things I love about the study.   The color, for one.  The walls are painted a rich gray by Benjamin Moore (Kendall Charcoal).   Second, the unique torches on either side of the sofa.  Third, the blend of traditional and contemporary touches. I love family portraits. The one above the sofa is of Will's great grandfather, from England.
A red Currey & Co. lantern hangs in the center of the room and adds color

Visual Comfort library lamps are placed over the bookcases, adding character and light.
Geometric stair runner by Stanton.

Above and below is the kids playroom with a fun, patterned carpet by Milliken.
The Map Fixtures were a great find from Form & Function.
I love these adorable bunk beds off the playroom. What a fun place for a sleepover.

I am a huge believer that good art work can make a room. This makes my point.

The Designer, Mary Beth Paulson (left) with her client, Josie Tattersall.

Mary Beth Paulson also owns House Of Landor specializing in designer vintage clothing.
You can reach her online via Facebook, Instagram, Etsy or call (919-605-0982).

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Holiday Doors - 2015

December days are special in so many ways.  There is an excitement in the air that is almost tangible.  Granted, as mothers, the excitement can swing slightly toward manic anxiety; but even with the mile-long list, there remains a joy to the busy-ness that is special to these December days.  An air of celebration seems to override the stress of the to-do's, and life itself sings a joyous song.  

As a member of the design world, I have a special adoration for these December days.  Every home shines a bit brighter, every table is set a bit grander, and, indeed, every door dons a splendor of its own.  Whether fancy enough for a palace or the simplest evergreen, holiday doors are amongst my very favorite things.  Each and every one touches my heart, as I see the inner designer of every homeowner decking her door.  It is as if everyone is celebrating the joy of design and decor, if only for a month.  But oh, what a sight!

And so, without further delay, I offer you these Holiday Doors.  Could one be yours?

Decor in double.  Simple green on evergreen.  Elegant.

This bow!  Even with the poor lighting in my photography, this bow is fabulous.

Handsome coordinating garland and wreath. 

The placement of this bow is dynamite.  

Another double.  The gold bows are perfection.

Oh joy!  The bows, the three elements, the symmetry.  Delicious design.

The original use of garland makes such a clever presentation here. 

A whimsical use of color that is so inviting.

A classic.  Evergreen and red bow.

Wreaths on lanterns are simply wonderful.

I applaud the way the wreaths are hung with the double bands on top which makes the colors pop.

Another double wreath beauty.

Simply lovely.

Another classic.


The way this pops against the white door -  I could not love anything more.

An inviting entrance.

Pretty in pink.

Magnolia speaks for itself.  

Green on green.  The imperfection of the boxwood makes this so alluring.