No sleep till Brooklyn. Or till Charlotte. My travel schedule is kinda crazy in the next month but I managed to fit in 12 hours at High Point Furniture Market–squeezed in between a short getaway to Jekyll Island (pictures in an upcoming blog) and next week working in Florida. Then it’s off to Atlanta for a couple of days and then Charleston the following week. Hey, I’m not complaining! I love what I do and am very grateful for the upcoming projects.
The very beautiful setting above is one of Suzanne Kasler’s vignettes at Hickory Chair. Long time readers know how much I love Hickory Chair (and Suzanne) and my clients love it too. Suzanne made her existing pieces fresh with new tweaks including delicious cream lacquer. She also changed up her night tables (which could easily be used as side tables) by eliminating the mirror which gave them a whole new life! Of course you can still order them with mirror and that’s what’s so great about Hickory Chair. The possibilities for customization are endless and I can make each piece my client’s very own by adding a stripe, changing a detail or modifying the dimensions.
Suzanne has a new book, “Timeless Style,” coming out in October and I cannot wait! It will be published by Rizzoli and includes 8 residences that she designed from a Tennessee farmhouse to her own luxurious home in Atlanta. Her first book, “Inspired Interiors” is one of my go- tos for inspiration and has a well worn spine on my shelf.
The cadet blue mixed with the cream is divine and I never tire of a soft palette. And of course, you can never go wrong with velvet. Ever. She has a wonderful aesthetic of clean elegance! She infuses her interiors with timeless elements, mixed finishes and the occasional nod to Paris.
Known for her attention to details, Suzanne made me giddy with delight over her Amsterdam Chair with its sweet tape and nails.
Let’s face it. There is no segue into this.
Call us tired. Call us weird. Call us…”Amy & Alexa–just go with it.”
Daughter of legend Mark Hampton, Alexa has made her own way in the design world with her classic details and sophisticated glamour–this photo pretty much sums up what designers do when we get punchy.
Look, Einstein once said “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” So there you have it. Alexa Hampton is hands down one of the funniest and most talented designers I know. And I guess she can put her foot on the table if she wants since it’s her table from her awesome collection for Hickory Chair. By the way, those pants of hers are vegan leather. So there’s that. My shoes.are.not.
Last Market was sexy red. This Market is juicy orange! There is no mistaking Alexa’s space for anyone else’s. Her look is sophisticated, traveled, collected and architectural. I adore it.
Raisin and Tangerine…GREAT color combo. Kapow!
The Susannah side table gets a funky twist of orange with cream detail. Look at how different it looks in stain as the older conservative sister. Pretty amazing how finish choice can change the entire feeling of a piece!
And the Breck Chair–graphic and hot in dreamsicle suede and cream lacquer –gets laid back and simply sophisticated below in linen and stain.Warning: The picture below is totally random, not part of Hickory Chair or High Point Market. It is however one of my all time favorite spaces.
Because I am still obsessed with Alexa’s bedroom from the 2012 Kips Bay Decorator Show House…I had to throw in the picture above. The bed, the lacquer walls…entirely fantastic.
And get this…her sweet daughter is going to have that bed. Maybe Alexa will adopt me. Don’t we look alike?
Since the rest of the Hickory Chair showroom was pretty wonderful I had to post some of those pictures too. Pictures are great (or not depending on my karma) but they don’t do the showroom justice.
And it wouldn’t be a Market post without FLOWERS:
And speaking of flowers…the winner of the Nest White Narcisse candle is: Lucy Grasty. Please contact me so I can get your information as to where to send your candle. I so appreciate all of you!!! Thank you to the new subscribers, commenters, readers, twitter followers, facebook likers and everyone in between. It means the world to me that you read and comment and send such nice emails!
I will feature another “Ask Amy-she’s a designer” question coming up soon and Katie–please send me your dresser pictures so we can see that new hardware!
Stay tuned for more Market delights and a peek into the Vermillion Family Jekyll Island Getaway coming soon.
Thank you for reading,