New Year, New Inspo

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Since the New Year I can’t stop thinking about champagne, maybe inspired for my love of Veuve. Clink Clink! The color champagne, if you are looking for an elegant timeless neutral, is perfect alone or mixed with others. Color trends come and go, but champagne, in both drink, and design, is classic and here to stay. 

I just returned from the Atlanta market, which is much smaller than High Point market and geared toward accessories, rugs and soft goods.

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This makes it easier to shop, and a great time to catch up with the manufacturer’s reps. Even after 20+ years in the business I am always learning new things and getting new ideas. I was interested to see and hear what was selling now and any overall color trends. Blue is still number one for many showrooms. Especially blue tones for rugs. But my all time favorite is champagne or a pretty shade of beige.


My love for champagne was truly sparked back in my Liz Claiborne days, when every store or shops’ walls were covered in the perfect shade of champagne beige wall covering. The ideal canvas for everything. Here are some of my favorites from market.

Start the day with a smile, and end it with champagne.

I am not sure what I love more about this Uptown Dining chair by Caracole -the silhouette, or the fabric, or how well one compliments the other. For some coastal charm, this Gordon pendant by Gabby is so fresh, it will instantly update a kitchen, dining room, or bedroom by adding some casual elegance. Also from Gabby, the Lindy side table could not be ignored for her enviable hour glass geometry and texture with a stone top. Designer pillows were everywhere of course. By far the easiest way to elevate a solid sofa for a new look. Full disclosure, I think I ordered all of these, plus some solid mohair pillows.

Maybe after all those resolutions to get organized you have room for some new dinnerware.  These from Costa Nova, pattern Lagoa are made in Portugal and look like they belong in an upscale restaurant. I love the unexpected mix of the Champagne and Metal, feels trendy and timeless all at once. The Palladin Buffet from the ever unique duo Twitter Feefer is a classic investment piece you would have forever. A new spin on a mirror. This Coco Magnolia mirror from Palacek, made from bleached coconut shells, hung on a dark wall is a work of art -what a pop! This pair of art by Thom Felicia for Wendover Art Group would be complimented enough by a simple wall, or add some busy wall covering for some added interest. I binged watched his new show “Get a Room” last weekend while putting away the holiday decor. I had the chance to meet Thom in Atlanta and I was relieved to find he is as charismatic in real life as on TV.

Here’s to 2019! Freshen up the old, and bring on the new. We step into the new year with gratitude for our clients and projects that keep us seeking novel inspiration every single day.