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Styling Magic

by habituallychic

04 . 14 . 11
I love installations and styling but I’m sure that preparing for High Point Market twice a year might make me change my tune.  Hickory Chair creative director Ron Fiore and his team take on the monumental task of styling the entire showroom each spring and fall and always do an amazing job.  Hickory Chair was lucky enough to move into a new showroom with windows that let in natural light and help create even more real life scenarios.  This little room was off to the side but the touches of blue definitely caught my eye.  It really does make me want to paint the inside of every cabinet blue and restyle my own space.  That seems a bit ambitious so I might just settle for buying some tulips.  Wonder if Ron makes house calls?!

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

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  1. Linette April 14, 2011 | 2:16 pm

    Do you know what is the white dinnerware displayed in the cabinet? Thank you – I love your blog!

  2. meenal bishnoi April 14, 2011 | 2:20 pm

    I loved that image when you first posted it a few days back..the touches of blue are indeed gorgeous!thanks for sharing all the details..have a lovely day..do visit my blog when you have a moment! xx meenal

  3. Naomi@DesignManifest April 14, 2011 | 2:51 pm

    I like that they painted the backs of the cabinet doors! those are often an ignored area.

  4. The enchanted home April 14, 2011 | 2:58 pm

    Wow these pictures are just exquisite…Hickory Chair seriously has never looked so good. Love the hutch and the way its displayed and the colors are just incredible…adore this post.

  5. Grant K. Gibson April 14, 2011 | 2:59 pm

    I just HAVE to make a trip to High Point soon.
    I am drooling over all of the beautiful things that you have been posting!


  6. TC April 14, 2011 | 3:09 pm

    Love the vinette on top of the cabinet! I could stare at that for hours.

    Tamara, Bella Boho

  7. Amy April 14, 2011 | 4:31 pm

    So beautiful. I love your eye for lovely rooms.

  8. Karena April 14, 2011 | 4:38 pm

    I adore the hutch backpainted in Peacock, and a lovely style corner!!


    Art by Karena

  9. Semigloss Chic April 14, 2011 | 4:56 pm

    I spy books turned with spine’s in. I’m dying to try this somewhere. Practical-no. Monochromatic cool-YES!

  10. ArchitectDesign™ April 14, 2011 | 5:22 pm

    I spy – with my little eye – Holly from Things that Inspire in the mirror! Just glad I wasn’t caught unawares in the photos as well! LOL

  11. Carmie of the Single Nester April 14, 2011 | 7:48 pm

    There is something that really grabs me about these series of photos. Lovely.

  12. Alicia April 14, 2011 | 8:09 pm

    Yummy. Retail styling was & still is my favorite aspect of my career all these years later. The key to success is you got to love it…& I do!!!

  13. mminteriors April 14, 2011 | 8:32 pm

    Love all the beautiful pictures. Great inspiration.

  14. First House on the Right April 14, 2011 | 8:44 pm

    Beautiful room, lots of inspiration there. Nicolex

  15. Heidiopia April 14, 2011 | 8:57 pm

    Stunning room. Adore the blue interior and the books turned spine inward. Thanks, Heather for the inspiration!

  16. John About Town April 15, 2011 | 12:29 am

    That’s a particularly fab blue (in the cabinet interior) – probably a stab in the dark, but do you happen to know what color they used?

  17. Alice Olive April 15, 2011 | 1:54 am

    Your photos are wonderful – so good to see all the details!

  18. Lexie April 15, 2011 | 4:09 am

    I think I wanna marry that dining room and have its babies… can’t stop staring at it. 🙂

  19. Mary Middleton Design April 15, 2011 | 9:15 am

    How scrummy are these pics? I wonder what colour the blue is in the cupboard? – very taken with it!

  20. The Practical Aesthete April 15, 2011 | 9:32 am

    Gorgeous photographs, HC. Hab Chic never fails to post something intelligent and Clip-worthy. Well done.

  21. DALLIANCE April 15, 2011 | 11:24 am

    I love the HIckory Chair Keith Desk, with its classic shape and gorgeous kingwood material. Do you have any favorite hickory chair items that you own? Any photos? I’d love to see how you styled them. Love your blog, its one of Dalliance’s favorites!


  22. She Wore It Well April 15, 2011 | 11:36 am

    im loving green at the moment. i like this

  23. Jay Reardon April 15, 2011 | 11:37 am

    Heather your photo composition is exceptional! THe optional paints and Hardware in your picture really emphasizes how each pieces “personality” can be transformed by creative Designers addressing the needs of their clients.

  24. Kevin April 15, 2011 | 3:09 pm

    I also saw this showroom and loved it and anything in blue I’am loving right now.

  25. Laura Holland April 15, 2011 | 9:21 pm

    Heather, Thank you so much for sharing this amazing room with everyone! The beautiful peacock color of the china cabinet interior is Benjamin Moore color 713. The exterior is Hickory Chair Birch paint. We really appreciate you sharing your passion for Hickory Chair! Warmest regards, Laura

  26. Kiersta April 21, 2011 | 8:28 pm

    My friend pointed out your blog to me because I recently purchased a China Cabinet at a second hand shop for $75 that is almost identical to the one in this room. The lower part has all cupboard doors no drawers and the upper has glass shelves on the two sides with wood shelved in the center. The uppers also have glass not mirror but the design is identical here as well as on the trim at the top. Mine is also dark wood but I plan on painting it white and putting mirror on the inside back wall. My piece is stamped Made in England 1944. It has a key to open all the doors. I am wondering if you know if the hickory chair company has done this piece as a replica? I am just curious and thought you might have an idea.