OCT 21st

Stalking Jeff Lewis, More Hijinx With Alexa Hampton & Hickory Chair Delights At Furniture Market

Whoo hoo!  Fall Furniture Market 2013 is wonderful!  I will be here several days and I am loving the details and finishes this time.

I have so much to share so I will have to break it up in a couple of posts…I ran into several design crushes on Saturday–including:

Bravo’s Flipping Out, Interior Therapy and Property Envy Star- Jeff Lewis!

Adore him, and his style.  We both had our handy Pocket Listerine Sprays with us (best invention ever) and I’ll admit I was a little star struck.  Which is why I have psycho eyes.  He is very funny and incredibly handsome in person.

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Jeff Lewis High Point Furniture Market

We also went to Henredon to see another of my faves…Celerie Kemble!  She has a new collection out for Henredon and  I adore her style and her creative details (which I will detail in another post).  I wrote about her genius in a previous post here.

Amy Vermillion Blog- Celerie Kemble's collection for Henredon

Regular readers will remember that the post I wrote from last High Point Market that featured some delightfully zany photos of Alexa Hampton and myself acting incredibly professionally.

High Point Furniture Market can be so SERIOUS…so we buck that trend.

As soon as I walked into her space at Hickory Chair (I couldn’t wait to get there to get her new book signed by Miss Fabulous herself)…the shenanigans started.   I’m not sure what it is about her that I love so much…her totally warm, hilarious spirit, her personal style or the amazing interiors and furniture that she designs.

Alexa Hampton & Amy Vermillion- Hickory Chair High Point Furniture Market

Let’s talk about the showroom.  Delicious layers of eggplants, plums and leaf greens.  I mean…Fantastic.  Even though the wallpaper is patterned, it provided almost a solid backdrop for the prints and furniture.

Alexa Hampton Collection - Amy Vermillion Interiors- Hickory Chair

Alexa is feeling colorful these days and her pattern mix is playful and still sophisticated.

Alexa Hampton Collection - Amy Vermillion Interiors- Hickory Chair

I adore the base on this chair.  It seems Moroccan inspired to me and I love the funky chevron mixed with the delicate print.

Alexa Hampton Collection - Amy Vermillion Interiors- Hickory Chair

Alexa’s Natalie Chair has always been a favorite and I love it white with a small stripe to play on the tri flutes on the frame.

Alexa Hampton Collection - Amy Vermillion Interiors- Hickory Chair

Occasionally- we like to do karate.

Alexa Hampton Collection - Amy Vermillion Interiors- Hickory Chair

Simon Bench– get over to my bedroom! Putting a plaid on a tufted bench is gutsy.  But Hickory Chair’s upholsterers are masters and if anyone can line up a plaid correctly on a diamond tufted top, they can!

Alexa Hampton Collection - Amy Vermillion Interiors- Hickory Chair

Love the mix of patterns and textures on the bed.  The plum velvet is wonderful!

Alexa Hampton Collection - Amy Vermillion Interiors- Hickory Chair

Rich and inviting- The oxblood velvet sofa blends beautifully on the Indian inspired wallpaper.  I really love that color for Fall.

Alexa Hampton Collection - Amy Vermillion Interiors- Hickory Chair

The Grant Chair gets a gorgeous twist!

If you watch Homeland (Showtime series) that is filmed in here in Charlotte, you may have noticed these Grant chairs in the doctor’s office where Dana (the daughter) goes for her psychologist appointments.   In Homeland, the chairs are shown in white and I love them in this leather.

Alexa Hampton Collection - Amy Vermillion Interiors- Hickory Chair

Make sure you get a copy of Alexa Hampton’s latest book- Decorating In Detail.  It’s gorgeous and you can pre order it on Amazon–it comes out November 5.  I was very excited to get an advance copy!

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Alexa Hampton Book

I’ve had a lot of books signed over the years but this inscription from Alexa might top the one from John Loring of Tiffany (who inscribed it to “Holly GoLightly” for me)….  Thank you Alexa!  I heart you lady!

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Alexa Hampton Book

She is my soul sister…after all, who else can I hide behind furniture with and play Charlie’s Angels?  Not to mention, she designed the furniture!

Alexa Hampton Collection - Amy Vermillion Interiors- Hickory Chair

Until next time Alexa—and I might bring Laser Tag to next Furniture Market–I heart you.

A couple more picture of the Hickory Chair Showroom–

Amy Vermillion Interiors@ High Point Furniture Market

Lindsay and I taking a break.  It’s tiring looking at beautiful stuff.  (Not really we just got up super early).

Grooving on this minty console with gold detailed hardware-swoon!

High Point Furniture Market- Amy Vermillion Interiors- Hickory Chair

Blue and White is a delight…Look at that HEADBOARD.  Yummy!

High Point Furniture Market- Amy Vermillion Interiors- Hickory Chair

I adore this no color/color.  It’s a greyed out plummy pink and it sends me straight to the moon.  In velvet?  Someone get me a chair.  I feel faint.  Oh, well here’ s a nod to the 1980’s in a watercolor printed chair!

High Point Furniture Market- Amy Vermillion Interiors- Hickory Chair

Coral and cream is a dream!

High Point Furniture Market- Amy Vermillion Interiors- Hickory Chair

White and Black gives me a heart attack!  Oh it’s so chic!  Yes, yes, yes!

High Point Furniture Market- Amy Vermillion Interiors- Hickory Chair

Oh butter velvet- where have you been all these Markets?  The custom mounted light on the bookcase?  Just one more reason I love Hickory Chair.  I can do almost anything for my clients with their custom capability.

High Point Furniture Market- Amy Vermillion Interiors- Hickory Chair

I think my rep told me this was Kingwood.  And what king would (not) want this table?  Simple, lovely and sophisticated.  The grain is insane.

High Point Furniture Market- Amy Vermillion Interiors- Hickory Chair

Aren’t you glad my new boots match the leather on this fab Suzanne Kasler “X” bench?

Amy Vermillion Interiors@ High Point Furniture Market

Well, that’s it for now friends…I am sure you are reading everyone’s delightful Market wrap ups…I’m not sure if they are rhyming or have fun pictures of Celerie Kemble and Alexa Hampton but I’m going to check out some of my recommended reading friends.

Check back, or better yet, sign up for a free subscription to my blog.  I will show you the rest of my High Point finds.

Until then, hope you have a wonderful day!

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13 Responses to Stalking Jeff Lewis, More Hijinx With Alexa Hampton & Hickory Chair Delights At Furniture Market

  1. Amy says:

    Amy V., I love your High Point wrap up. It’s so fun to be able to experience it through your eyes. Quick question about those fabulous specs. Can you share the manufacturer of your glasses? I’m due for a new pair and love yours.
    Thanks,
    Amy T.

  2. You crack me up! You and Alexa Hampton doing karate just slays me. Jealous of the Jeff Lewis sighting too.

    But please tell me the ’80s aren’t coming back! I’ve embraced brass but I can’t take much more. That chair! And to think I just updated my ‘Flock of Seagulls’ hairdo.

    • Hiya Steve…
      I got good news and I got bad news…
      The bad news is that the 1980’s are coming back —the good news is that they aren’t coming back in full 1980’s form…so don’t grab your manscara or guy liner yet…
      Amy

  3. What fun! I love all the pictures, everything is so glamorous. I was sorry I had to miss it BUT am definteily going in spring so lets meet up. I promise I will act fun and crazy too:) Going get Alexa’s new book NOW, am a huge fan of hers!

  4. PS LOVE LOVE Jeff Lewis, so “get” his humor (not all do like my husband who simply does not get it lol.

  5. Now that was fun…love seeing all the new furniture and beautiful things…

  6. Wow! Thank you for this amazing post! All of our craftsmen appreciate you showcasing their handiwork! We share your enjoyment of the talented Alexa Hampton.

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