Posts Tagged 'furnishings'

First Steps. At High Point!

This is an inaugural year for me. This weekend, I took Megan Blake Design to High Point Furniture Market, joining the masses of designers, architects, and industry folk spreading across the city and surrounding areas for five days of new furniture and accessory introductions and a-whole-lot-of-walking. They say that the first impression is the most memorable, and I think this might ring true. The first showroom we set our happy feet in was Hickory Chair. *OMG!* The new line for this year is absolutely astounding. The attention to detail, various new finishes (loving the French Gray!), and every inch of customization available is to walk your feet off for. I love this company!

hickory chair showroom high point NC 2012

*more images to come – ssllooooww connection here at Camp MBD High Point! *

Off The Floor Now Dot Com.

This just in… an online furnishings site now makes it possible for designers to get the same pieces they find on showroom floors through OffTheFloorNow.com. This online members-only showroom brings the designer or consumer a direct purchase of high-end residential furnishing models and discontinued textiles. They will also donate 5% of each purchase to a charitable organization. Get ready for some steep discounts off limited stock from designers and manufactures like Nancy Corzine, Rose Cumming, Gerard, Dessin Fournier and Classic Cloth. Besides, everybody could use a new lamp, wallpaper, center hall table, or accent pillow. Am I Right? =) Get shopping!

OffTheFloorNow Logo

Reclaimed a New Household Name.

Hooray! Green home products have finally established a permanent foothold in the home furnishings and accessories market. Wood reclaimed furniture, which has been around for years, is gaining mass appeal. From deconstructed buildings, such as barns, this salvaged wood is typically more interesting then new wood and attractive to home owners wanting that lived-in look so often not found in new development. I lived in an adorable 1940’s Cape Cod with two inch oak flooring that had taken a beating or two and loved it. When compared to my friends and families new homes’ shiny and soft flooring, there is no competition. Hands down, I stick with the old stuff. Varian Designs and Old Wood Co. are two of my favorite manufacturers of reclaimed furnishings. Salvaged, vintage, weather beaten, or water logged wood might be a wise investment if you look to lessen your carbon footprint and yearn to have something already previously owned or recreated from manufactured or handmade works from the past.

vintage fir modern dresser viva terra

Modern vintage fir dresser | Viva Terra

Reclaimed fleur de lis table or bench from TrueConnection on Etsy

Reclaimed fleur de lis table or bench | Etsy

Solid Recycled Wood Toy Blocks Christopher H etsy

Solid Recycled Wood Toy Blocks | Christopher H

vintage reclaimed in patchwork pattern

Vintage reclaimed Wilcox collection in patchwork pattern | Urban Woods

Old Wood Co. Butch oak iron buff table

Butch oak iron buff cocktail table | Old Wood Co.

Antique farm implements this chair

Antique farm implements as materials for this chair | Groovystuff

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Auction Calendar.

Thank you Architonic for this well planned and updated calendar showing upcoming auctions across the world from September through December of this year. If you can’t find it in 1st Dibs, it might show up under the gavel in the coming months. From Munich to LA, a click on the individual squares takes you to that auction home’s website. Happy bidding!

Architonic Auction Calendar (click here to visit)

Architonic Auction Calendar (click here to visit)

A Win-Win Bill for All.

This is great news for designers, retailers and homeowners! Read about the The HIRE Act:

http://www.hometextilestoday.com/article/CA6674010.html?nid=2063&rid=8040532


Just a Thought.

"A person should design the way he makes a living, around how he wishes to make a life" — Charlie Byrd

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