The coolest, chicest stuff that catches my eye!
Dec 2, 2017 – Luxe Holiday Gifts That Impress!
Republic of Decor is a great place to visit during the holiday season for gorgeous unique decor and gift ideas. Here I am featuring items that will surely impress. Your holiday table should always have serving pieces that will add color and pattern. Green malachite and red poinsettia dishes paired with embroidered linens and hand painted cocktail napkins, take it to another level… Make sure to treat your loved ones with delicious Louis Sherry chocolates in their famous iconic metal boxes, mmmmm! Get personal with these hand made Christmas quilling cards. The note inside will be just as meaningful as the work of art on the outside. Lastly, I was really drawn to white paper this year, these trees and snowflakes make sophisticated decor. I wish you all a wonderful holiday season!! David
Nov 18, 2017 – Dreamy Handmade Bowls to Die For!
I am obsessed with these hand made ceramic pottery pieces from Boston. Each piece is made to order, handcrafted on the pottery wheel then drawn and painted by skilled artisans. They use a creamy white earthenware that provides a smooth white canvas for the colorful patterns. Each piece is finished with a coat of glossy clear glaze and accented with a luxurious 14k gold rim. These bowls make quite a statement and are perfect for the centerpiece of a table, containers for flowers and are even food safe for dinner parties! Stop in to see the collection that I ordered for the shop, they are stunning!
Oct 16, 2017 – High Point Market Fall Trends
It’s that time of year again and the spotlight is on High Point, NC to see what the industry is buzzing about. I love to investigate the trends and find pieces that stand out. This season, I was drawn to unique shapes and details. There was an organic textural feel with creative material use. My favorites here have a sculptural sensibility that create artful focal points in a space.
Aug 12, 2017 – Tiles to Swoon Over
I am working on a complete remodel project for a client and have been doing extensive material research for kitchens and bathrooms. There are so many incredible tile options out there that are inspirational. Whether you prefer natural stone or man-made, there is a lot to choose from at a wide range of price points. These are just a small batch that caught my eye. Personally, I can’t resist the stunning natural slabs of agate. Mother Nature creates gorgeous one of a kind works of art. I also love tile that adds bold pops of color and texture. The energy it creates on a wall or floor can transform a space. My advice would be – don’t get trapped with boring and safe, pick a tile that creates a bit of drama even if you use it sparingly, the impact will be sensational!
Aug 1, 2017 – Ottomans That Make A Statement!
I am a firm believer that every space should have something that is a bit unexpected to provide some visual interest. These elements create conversation and provide whimsy to a room. A great example are these ottomans. They are all made of top quality materials such as Belgian linen, leather, cowhide and Mongolian fur. Each design is custom and made to order in the USA, so you can create your very own piece specific to your room. Stop in to learn more!
July 18, 2017 – My Favorite Finds From Atlanta Market
I had a productive trip to Atlanta to attend their summer home show. This market primarily features decorative accessories and gift items however furniture showrooms are also there. As you know, I am always on the search for unique things that are fresh and sophisticated. I hunted and hunted throughout the 3 buildings of multiple floors to find pieces that I want to share with you. I placed some good orders for new merchandise for the shop, so stay tuned for updates on new arrivals. These are some of the great finds that caught my eye!
July 9, 2017 – I Am Hot For Horn!
Horn is one of the chicest, most stylish materials used in home decor and furniture in my opinion. It has a timeless sophistication that can feel right at home in many design aesthetics. Natural horn typically comes from water buffalo, cows and rams but often times it is replicated using resin or with paint finishes. Here are some of my favorite accessory and furniture pieces that highlight the gorgeous tones of the material. The table collection makes me swoon!
June 28, 2017 – It’s All About Wallpaper!
I am obsessed with wallpaper, plain and simple. When I work on design jobs, I love hunting for ideas to share with my clients. Wallpaper these days has gone to entirely new level. It really is art and many options are in fact hand-crafted. Of course, these are the ones that make me salivate! Shown here are some of my current favorites. They are unique, textural and sophisticated. Visit the shop to see them in person. You just might get inspired to update a wall in your home…..
May 12, 2017 – My Favorite Finds At High Point Market
Twice a year the home furnishings industry comes together in High Point, NC to share the latest and greatest from their lines. During market week, showrooms go all out to host designers and retailers to get excited and place orders. I had a great visit and found lots of fabulous new items that will be heading to the shop. These are some of the gorgeous pieces that caught my eye. I am all about items that are sophisticated with a bit of edge, organic and artful. I hope you are as excited as I am. I can’t wait to share everything with you!