November 4 2014

My Favourite High Point Market Finds: Chic and Modern

It’s hard to believe over a week has passed since I was at High Point Market in North Carolina! I went again with my friend and fellow designer Meredith Heron, from Meredith Heron Design in Toronto. We decided to do “slow market” by staying an extra couple of days so we could really concentrate on finding the perfect pieces for our clients. We also wanted to build relationships with both new and familiar suppliers. I made a point of sitting in every chair, made notes and took pictures of everything I could imagine using on a project. The investment of making this trip allows the designers who attend to raise the calibre of their work. By going to HPMKT, I get first-hand knowledge of what I’m specifying for my clients so that  I can create the most personal look for them.

Here are a few of my favourite finds.  I was drawn to classic shapes with interesting uses of scale. I looked for sophisticated finishes such as shagreen, silver-leaf, lucite and carved limestone. These are statement pieces that will last the test of time, yet are still very chic and modern.

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October 14 2014

Getting Ready For High Point Market

It’s that time of year when thousands of industry design professionals head to High Point Market in North Carolina to scout out new products. I have my list of suppliers I plan to visit, but leaving some time to be spontaneous as there is an unbelievable amount to see…it’s mind-boggling! I’ll post some of my favourite finds when I return, or you can follow me on Instagram to see all my hunting and gathering.

For now, my focus is on packing the right clothes and making sure I’m prepared for whatever inevitable event comes my way. I need to look stylish and professional, yet still comfortable. I’ll keep it classic with a twist – which is the way I design my interiors.

Click #FashionStyleHair to see some of my fashion and hair inspiration on my Pinterest board.

Here are a few of my favourite looks. For the flight

Classic gold jewellery with blackA cool, edgy mixEasy hair and makeupLayers

Photos via Pinterest.

May 4 2014

I Want To Live In A Showroom

I’ve been a fan of Baker Furniture’s classic aesthetic since the beginning of my career. I was blown away by the gorgeous showroom at High Point Market featuring their furniture lines designed by world-class designers, such as Thomas Pheasant and Laura Kirar. I was totally inspired to bring this sophisticated look home to use for my client projects! Each room led into another stunning room, showcasing the elegant, contemporary style I absolutely love. Although high-end, it’s still comfortable and approachable…ok maybe more for a family without toddlers.IMG_6654

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IMG_6657IMG_6651 Just look at the detail in the millwork. The mirror inset into the wall moulding is especially clever and a good designer trick to make a small space appear larger. This style is exquisite and suits both large and small spaces.IMG_6659 IMG_6660IMG_6656Let me know if I can help you create your own luxurious oasis!