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Ra-Ra for Rue!

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Gang:

I hope you are having an absolutely beautiful week…

John and I are in Provence, France, and we are loving it.

And we are also loving the write-up that online magazine Rue has just published that features us… Click on the image, below, to read the story.

Rue, Who!

Many thanks to Rue magazine for their lovely write-up on us. Such a treat! Click on the image, above, to check out the story.

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Meeting Mary McDonald and More…

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

 

Hickory Chair!

Here I am at Hickory Chair's 100th anniversary celebration in High Point, North Carolina. We love Hickory Chair! Click on the image, above, to watch my Editor TV appearance.

Gang:

I love doing these Editor TV spots and, honestly, it’s great practice… I think I am getting better with each appearance although perhaps my facial expressions are still little wacko. Ah, well…

Here I am Hickory Chair’s 100th birthday celebration in High Point, North Carolina! John and I just crazy about Hickory Chair and their amazing roster of interior designers who craft collections for this fabled brand–from the amazing Alexa Hampton to Thomas O’Brien. Let’s chat up everyone from Mary McDonald in a fur vest to Tobi Fairley and Suzanne Kasler for their thoughts on HC’s big celebration.


 

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Favorite Friends & A Visit to Hickory Chair!

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

 

Jasper and Weenie!

Jasper and Weenie get ready for the car ride home from High Point to Brooklyn. Jasper especially liked the use of color at market; Weenie gravitated to the ikat prints. "J'approve," says Weenie.

Gang:

Whew, John and I made it home to Brooklyn from High Point last night at 3:30am, and this afternoon we zip out to Los Angeles to work with our fabulous West Coast clients. But we certainly aren’t complaining…

Fall High Point Market was fabulous, and we saw oodles of glorious goods and connected with friends. And we met loads of wonderful new friends, too, so that was an especially fun bonus.

We will be giving a full HP trend report once I recover from my severe lack of sleep, but here are some snapshots of a few friends that we spotted out and about.

Plus, let’s take a tour of the fabulous Hickory Chair showroom… Hickory Chair is celebrating their 100th anniversary, and their product looks fresher and more fabulous than ever. Kudos, Hickory Chair!

John and I loved Hickory Chair’s wonderful use of ethnic prints and splashes of color. And how fun to see our palĀ Tobi Fairley‘s new fabrics gracing furniture at the showroom entrance. We especially liked Tobi’s very smart gray, white, and yellow stripe fabric: So jaunty and sunny. And we adored the Hable Construction duo’s wildly chic graphic fabrics. Divine!


 

Blonde Ambition!

Our dearest pal (and licensing genius!) Christine Phillips with our equally dear pal Barclay Butera in Butera's stunning showroom. Love these two! Such a dynamic duo, just like the John Loecke, Inc. team, n'est-ce pas?

Bravo, Bethanne!

If there's one person you should know at High Point, it's the wonderful, smart, and sassy Bethanne Matari of Currey & Co. I call her "BA." And Bethanne is a total bad ass. LOVE her!

Divine Duo!

One of the most talented folks in High Point is Jennifer McConnell, Pearson's fabulous creative director. Wow, what a force of nature: Her vision, her eye, her fabulous shoes! Joining her is our dear pal, uber-PR guru Anne Martin. Love ya, Anne! Cheers, gals.

House Beautiful!

House Beautiful's chic (and way cray!) Orli Ben-Dor and design publicist extraordinaire Elizabeth Blitzer hunker down at the House Beautiful/Elle Decor/Veranda party in HP. John and I snuck in through the back gate: The front entrance was jammed. Crash then dash, that's how we roll.

John and Cheminne!

We are crazy for the super-dynamic Cheminne Taylor-Smith, the High Point Market Authority's amazing Vice President of Marketing. Cheminne has taken High Point marketing and positioning and given it new life. I hope she makes lots of money: She deserves a big-ass bonus!

Emerald City!

John eyes a jewel-hued emerald chest of drawers at Hickory Chair. Hurrah that Hickory Chair is celebrating its 100th birthday. Their anniversary party was so much fun!

Painted Lady!

Painted furniture at Hickory Chair. The bespoke abilities of the folks at Hickory Chair bowl me over. So chic, so custom.

Meet Me in Morocco!

A glorious, color-splashed setting at Hickory Chair. Aren't those screens amazing?

The Life Aquatic!

Cooling ethnic prints and custom stripes at Hickory Chair. John and I are cuckoo for these sublime hues and custom modifications.

 

Tie-Dye Terrific!

John and I lapped up this dramatic tie-dye upholstered chair at Hickory Chair. Fabulous, n'est-ce pas?

Red or Dead!

Pompeiian red dining chairs at Hickory Chair. We love Pompeiian red...

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A Big Welcome to “Weenie the Wallpaper-Loving Wonder Dog!”

Friday, September 23rd, 2011


Weenie!

Weenie looks askance at a new sofa from the Kreiss Collection. Weenie thinks the Kreiss Collection is oversized, overpriced, and ugly. "The Kreiss Collection sucks, I hate it," says Weenie. She prefers furniture from Baker or Hickory Chair. Weenie is frightened by white leather, beige, boring, and anything with too many ruffles. She will pee on the aforementioned ruffles.

Gang:

We are starting a new column called “Weenie the Wallpaper-Loving Wonder Dog,” so get ready. Weenie, in case you didn’t know, hails from High Point, North Carolina, the so-called “furniture capital of the world.”

Weenie is very design-oriented and loves to peruse fabrics and comment upon whether a certain Farrow & Ball shade is spot-on or spot-off.

So get ready for Weenie’s comments, thoughts, and musings. She is going to turn the design world upside down: She will lick what she likes, and pee upon what she does not.

Weenie’s Likes:

-Ikat fabric

-Designer’s Guild

-Smythson of Bond Street

-Farrow & Ball: “J’adore,” says Weenie. “I like it like my tongue likes a good dog treat.”

-Fortnum & Mason

Weenie’s Dislikes:

-Four Seasons Hotels: “Boring!,” says Weenie.

-Gilt furniture: “Too nouveau Russian,” barks Weenie.

-White ceilings

-Oversized televisions: “I prefer proportion,” notes Weenie.

A warm welcome to our newest columnist, Weeenie, aka Space Monkey Alien.

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