Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Table Talk

I adore Thanksgiving! It is a time for friends and family to gather around the table and thank God for our many blessings.  Many a memory is made around the dining room table in celebration of this annual meal - and though the decor of these rooms may change over time, the memories are set in stone.

As I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite dining rooms.

The above restaurant dining room was designed by Kelly Wearstler.  The photograph is my favorite photo from her book, Hue.
A West Palm Beach dining room, designed by Meg Braff.
Photo courtesy Meg Braff's website.

A Steven Gambrel designed dining room I came across on Mrs. Blanding's blog.

I like everything about this dining room. The chairs, the rug, the fixture, the combination
         of traditional and contemporary design -- it's all fabulous.

A New Orleans couple show their home in the September 2012 issue of AD.
I love the soft wool silk rug. Very sleek and elegant.
Black and white dining room by Allan Reyes.  Love the dramatic rug and walls. 
Love the framed art on the white all, the floor lamp, the sputnik and the Dash & Albert Rug.  Mostly, I love the fact that it looks like the room was decorated over time.

Dining room seen in Lonny Magazine. The designer painted white paint on the floor to give the room an edge. Love the eclectic mix, the dark floors the chandelier, and library lights.

Dining/Library Combo as seen in Lonny.
Again Lonny comes through with an amazingly unique dining room. The chairs are upholstered in vinyl snakeskin and the ceiling is draped in a tapestry. The rug is a wool velvet.
Elle Decor dining room. Elegant.

Lonny dining room. Love the rug!
   The most beautiful tables are not those filled with things, but those that are surrounded by laughter and joy from those you love. May your Thanksgiving be a blessed and happy one this year!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Market Inspiration

It has been several weeks since I returned from the High Point Market, and I am finally getting around to posting my pictures. There is always much to see, and I am always inspired by the work of so many talented designers.  Here are some of my favorite finds from High Point 2012. 

Van Collier's new side table. One of my favorite new pieces.
Love this Sconce. Great look-a-like for a lot less!

Lucite chair is gorgeous! Its already on order.

Unique Tibetan Rug. Love the colors and the feel.

Tufted contemporary velvet chair
This console with nail heads is on its way!
Mary MacDonald Pendant Light
 Hand painted velvet pillows. 
Kelly Wearstler Pillows. Beautiful!
This color was everywhere! Very Rich.
Like the black background.
New Phoebe Howard Stool coming soon!
Silver Table and Quartz. Great Display. Both in the store now.