Market Recap {Hickory Chair}

The Hickory Chair showroom sweeps us off our feet every market! The customization options with them are almost endless, plus their pieces are just so well made!! Elish, Elizabeth, and Lisa even got to meet Suzanne Kasler!

Get Lisa's thoughts on Hickory Chair!

[caption id="attachment_3905" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="At the Hickory Chair showroom we were wowed by the talented artisan striped pieces they offer. Anything is possible with this company and that is why we love them!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3906" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="This piece comes as a table in any size! And I love the custom finish options!!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3904" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Another piece in Hickory Chair's custom finish. How beautiful and so well made!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3909" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="And again… look at this custom option to paint anything you want in the back of this fab bookcase!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3907" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Okay… we lost our minds in Suzanne Kasler’s spaces for Hickory Chair. And she always takes the time to discuss design and all things fabulous with us! Love her!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3908" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Us with Suzanne Kasler!"][/caption]

More High Point recaps to come! If you missed the ones before this, be sure to go back and take a look. Market this year was FABULOUS!

Designer Spotlight: Meagan Burks

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Meagan Burks, one of our amazing designers, is faced with design challenges on a regular basis (as most designers are!)  Where does she turn when she needs inspiration? Meagan has several designers, including Kelly Wearstler, Suzanne Kasler and Bobby McAlpine, whose styles really inspire her.  All of them have books that help refresh Meagan's sometimes depleated creativity. 

"First and foremost, Bobby McAlpine is an architect; and his new book, “The Home Within Us” is my favorite new architectural design book.  I have been an admirer of his architecture and interiors long before I knew he designed furniture.  The upholstery collection he designed for Lee Industries, one of our manufacturers, perfectly showcases his use of gracefully sculptural lines that are as timeless as they are unique."


[caption id="attachment_1019" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Slipcovered chair for LEE by Bobby McAlpine"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1020" align="aligncenter" width="285" caption="Chair for LEE by Bobby McAlpine"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1018" align="aligncenter" width="485" caption="Sofa for LEE Industries by Bobby McAlpine"][/caption]

In contrast to Bobby McAlpine, Meagan also finds inspiration from Kelly Wearstler.  Kelly Wearstler's HUE is a reminder of how to properly incorporate daring color into interior design.  As The New Yorker so eloquently put it, Kelly is "the presiding grande dame of West Coast interior design."

"You can always tell it’s a Kelly Wearstler room.  Her mix of pattern, color, and texture is so bold, but it always works.  What shows through in her interiors shows through in her textile designs." 

[caption id="attachment_1022" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Faux Bois in Ocher Cream by Kelly Wearstler"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1024" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Soro Velvet in Oro Bark by Kelly Wearstler"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1023" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Ombre Maze in Saffron by Kelly Wearstler"][/caption]

Somewhere between the earthy, natural Bobby McAlpine and the bright, bold Kelly Wearstler falls Suzanne Kasler.  Her versatility is endless. 

"Suzanne Kasler is known for her classically inspired rooms, soothing palettes, and casual elegance.  Her lighting fixtures bring Southern charm, European sensibility, and a respect for architectural details to her interiors.  Her work is polished and refined, yet casual, relaxed and effortless"

Suzanne describes her own style as "a fresh mix of continental flavor and classic style, emphasizing light, scale, and architectural elements of space, creating collected interiors."   Her book, Inspired Interiors, beautifully showcases the mix that Suzanne is known for. 

[caption id="attachment_1027" align="aligncenter" width="139" caption="Thornton Floor Lamp by Suzanne Kasler"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1028" align="aligncenter" width="174" caption="Garson Table Lamp by Suzanne Kasler"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1026" align="aligncenter" width="98" caption="Quatrefoil Floor Lamp by Suzanne Kasler"][/caption]

Check back often for more Designer Spotlights!