High Point Market – Spring 2017

High Point Market is officially over for spring of 2017 and I’ve finally recovered from the market “hangover”. Not that kind of hangover. Although the showrooms and booths have gotten pretty smart about keeping us going so most of them do serve a little something throughout the day. The hangover is the over indulging on all things furniture, lighting, rugs, and accessories. If you want to know a bit more about what it’s like to attend High Point Market take a look at this article by Architectural Digest, especially #7 & #8. Lets start with lighting. It’s so important in a space.…

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The Big Easy

Last month our good friends invited us to join them in NOLA for a few days. They hosted us at their fabulous pied-a-terre; an historic building in the French Quarter. Their unit is one of four in what used to be a shotgun house. The building was damaged during Katrina and their unit was picked-up by a contractor and repaired in the aftermath. Fortunately much of the original millwork remained as well as the wide-plank heart pine flooring. The original exterior doors, window and shutters are beautiful and the ceilings are a fantastic 14′ high and a little more than that in…

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Feeling Green

Spring has arrived here in Seattle. I know this not necessarily because we’re having those lovely soft and sunny days that I so desperately crave this time of year, though it is sunny as I’m writing this, but because practically everything is starting to bud or bloom. The grass is turning green, the grapevine in my backyard is showing its first buds, and the cherry blossoms are truly amazing right now. So as I sit here admiring the blue skies, listening to the birds, and feeling optimistic that more days like this are on the way I’m thinking this would…

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