As decorators and designers, we’re always on the lookout for inspiration wherever we go. You never know when the perfect colors of the sunset will inspire the next color palette in a master bedroom or the movement of the wallpaper in a hotel lobby will have you yearning to complete a custom fabric for a few throw pillows. Either way, here are a few images that team LED found inspiring!
Phew! High Point Market was another busy week in the design world. With 11.5 million square feet of showroom space, there was an unlimited amount of new things to see and be excited about. We’ve compressed those 11.5 million square feet into 10 of our market favorites, just for you.
During my trip to Michigan at the beginning of summer I was fortunate enough to get the Shinola experience. Residing in the historic Argonaut building, their headquarters sit nestled in the heart of Detroit’s College for Creative Studies. I can just imagine the amount of ingenuity and imagination floating around there! As a sucker for great design, I was immediately drawn to what greeted me at the entry; a beautifully styled vintage glass bookcase full of Shinola goods. From watches to bicycles, to anything leather you can think of… I was in paradise. With a warm yet industrial vibe, the reception area is clean, simple and masculine.. the perfect recipe for this classic and soon to be iconic brand.
I’m back from the Big Apple and I’m pretty sure it was just all a dream. Did I really stand on the rooftop of The Met and watch the sun set? (Yes!) Was I at the Yankees game when A-Rod got his 3000th hit? (almost!) Did I see a dead guy on the subway? (that’s true too) New York City seems to offer it all, and I want to share with you some tips that made my trip extra magical.
Art makes the world go round, especially when it’s found in the most unexpected places… like a parking garage! Recently I traveled to Michigan to visit friends. One day we decided to venture out to Downtown Detroit and take in the city’s culture, wow was I impressed! Between the hip and healthy cafes and restaurants, the ultra cool boutiques, and the private tour of Shinola (stay tuned for a post with all those deets!)… I can’t wait to return.
A few weeks ago I attended the largest furniture show around, High Point Market in North Carolina. It was a trip full of information, growth and networking! I managed to snap over 140 images from my phone in the one day that Amber and I dedicated to seeing what was new and exciting in the world of interior design and décor. I’ve curated the best of the best for you and I’m sharing them over the course of a few different blogs. If you haven’t had the chance to read Part 1, get caught up HERE.
I just returned from an amazing trip, I experienced many “firsts” during my travels! My first visit to the state of North Carolina, my first experience at High Point Market, my first mastermind coaching event with one hell of a business woman Terri Taylor (stay tuned for a future post on her and the fearless team she leads), my first time meeting the one and only … K E L L Y W E A R S T L E R ! Need I say more???! I’m still on cloud 9 a week later!
Last week proved to be a busy one for design professionals alike. With five trade shows to choose from, the second annual Design and Construction Week kept Las Vegas hustling and bustling. My design assistant Amber and I attended Las Vegas Market since our focus is in interior design, decoration, and styling. Over 140 new showrooms were added to the roster, so we had a lot of square footage to cover. Here are the highlights of a few of my favorite products, showrooms, and vignettes.
It’s that time again, Design & Construction Week in Las Vegas! Having just one year under it’s belt, this year is proving to be the biggest and best yet. With five trade shows in five days, yes I said F I V E… Las Vegas is forecasting more than 125,00 design professionals to flood the city. I can’t wait to see all this week has to offer between new products, networking events, and educational opportunities. The best part of all, it takes place in my backyard.