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What’s black and white and red all over?  It’s interior designer Alexa Hampton‘s space in the Hickory Chair showroom in High Point.  She wanted to do something bold that was classic and modern at the same time and she got it.  I especially love the tape and upholstery tack detail along the walls and neoclassical […]

Hable at Hickory Chair

04 . 30 . 12

The best part of High Point is getting to meet many of the designers in person.  Sisters Susan Hable Smith and Katherine Hable Sweeney of Hable Construction have collaborated on a fabric line for Hickory Chair and created a little artist’s studio in the showroom. Not only do I love their fabric designers but their […]

Green Acres

04 . 26 . 12

Last April at High Point Market, it was 90 degrees and we were all sweating to death.  This April, it was cold and rainy so we were all shivering.  This is part of the reason that I didn’t make it to as many showrooms as usual. But I did see a lot of great things […]

The third space in the Hearst Designer Visions Show House was designed by Thomas O’Brien of Aero Studios for Veranda magazine.  He was inspired by the 1987 firm Someone to Watch Over Me starring Mimi Rogers and Tom Berenger.  A bit more by the song of the same name and the prewar glamour of the […]

Styling Magic

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 […]

One of the most fun aspects of High Point Market is that many of the designers are on hand to chat with buyers and the press.  I always look forward to catching up with those who don’t live in New York like Atlanta based designer Suzanne Kasler.  Her collection for Hickory Chair was originally based […]

High Point Highlights

04 . 06 . 11

I’m back from my whirl wind trip to the High Point Market furniture show and have so much to share.  Before I start my in depth posts, I thought I would give you the highlights.  High Point Market invited a group of bloggers down to tour five showrooms including one of my favorites Hickory Chair […]

The best part of High Point was definitely meeting all the designers and having them walk us through their spaces. I also loved that Hickory Chair allowed the designers to not only display their furniture for Hickory Chair but also their lines for other vendors which created a wonderfully styled space that ended up looking […]

Someone commented after they met Suzanne Kasler that didn’t expect her to be soft spoken. I said she didn’t need to talk loudly since her designs speak volumes for her! I feel like most people associate Suzanne with pink so it was fun to see this orange space in the Hickory Chair showroom, especially since […]

It’s really funny that I had to go all the way to High Point, North Carolina to see a designer who works a few blocks away from me but I’m definitely glad that I made the trip! Alexa Hampton is the kind of person you meet once and immediately feel like you’ve known forever. She’s […]

High Point Highlights

10 . 21 . 09

I’m back from my first trip to the High Point Furniture Market and I had an amazing time! I am exhausted but exhilarated and inspired! I owe a big thank you to Furniture Brands for allowing me this wonderful opportunity! It was fun to meet the other bloggers on the trip, Cassandra from Coco + […]

I’m off to the High Point Furniture Market in North Carolina! While I’m in High Point, I’ll be running around to all the showrooms and events. Some of the highlights include the Hickory Chair dinner with Suzanne Kasler, Thomas O’Brien and Alexa Hampton, and the ELLE DECOR party. I was also invited to a fabulous […]

I don’t remember what I was looking for but somehow stumbled upon a small snippet that announced that Thomas O’Brien is coming out with a book. It will be titled American Modern and will be published by Harry N. Abrams sometime in 2010. I hope it’s true because I am sure it will be full […]

This is my last Hickory Chair related post, I swear! It was actually supposed to be my first but I decided to wait until after my trip to North Carolina to post it. I mentioned previously that I attended a lecture at the D&D Building where Suzanne Kasler spoke about how her new furniture line […]

We visited the Hickory Chair upholstery factory on the second day of our tour. Before we could see them actually upholstering the furniture, we were able to see how they cut the wood frames and turn the legs on which the upholstery will later be applied. The frames at Hickory Chair are made of only […]

The most fun part of visting Hickory Chair were the factory tours which we quickly learned were as much about the people who make the furniture as it was the furniture being made. More than 10 years ago, Hickory Chair switched it’s manufacturing philosophy to lean manufacturing which “calls for a series of adjacent workstations, […]

The original motto of Hickory Chair was “chairs made better than seems necessary” and the motto today could be “furniture made better than seems necessary.” I wasn’t that familiar with Hickory Chair before my visit to their factories and showroom and now I can’t imagine how I designed without them! But what I thought was […]