Friday Favorites: 04.28.17

PCD Friday Favorites 04 28

Happy Friday! I’ve been keeping an even more hectic pace than usual lately. As of last week, I have work planned for each of the next four weeks. In between, I’ve been taking care of clients with a great deal of help from my amazing team along with writing the blog and my book. After working through last weekend in High Point, I am thankful to be home this weekend.

Design: One Kings Lane just showcased a really cool tutorial for upholstering walls in a powder room. I am not a huge proponent of DIY, and think it is usually a recipe for disaster, but I do love the look of upholstered walls. I must say, they made it seem pretty effortless. I am great at designing things and seeing the vision clearly, but when it comes to making or doing things with my own two hands, I often fall short!

Style: One of my favorite events of the year is just around the corner! The Met Gala is on Monday. This year’s theme is “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” and is centered on the famed Japanese designer’s 40 year career trajectory.

Watch: On my way to New York last week, I finally got around to watching La La Land on the plane. I was a little dubious because I’d heard mixed reviews and don’t typically love musicals, but I fell in love with it! The music is fantastic, the set design is beautiful, and the story is so endearing. There is something innocent, wistful, and extremely touching about this film. La La Land was released On Demand and on DVD and Blu-Ray this week. I can’t wait to watch it again!

Career: As you surely know by now, Jenna Lyons has parted ways with J.Crew. I recently stumbled upon this video she filmed for Harvard Business School in which she discusses her leadership style and found it extremely inspiring.

Eat: Between work and travel, it can be difficult to find the time to cook as much as I would like, so I found this great article, “Too Busy to Cook? These are the Healthiest Takeout Orders” to be super helpful.

Shop: I have yet to tire of pretty, feminine tops! They make everyday feel festive. These are just a few of my current favorites: Johanna Ortiz | Ruffle One-Shoulder Top | Checked Navy Modern Vintage Top

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Exclusive Home Tour: A Seaside House by Tharon Anderson

Tharon Anderson Living Room

{The living room features a pair of chairs upholstered in Quadrille fabric, an Eliza Geddes painting, and a soft, neutral palette.}

Tharon Anderson is a young, up-and-coming designer in New York City. Originally from Nantucket, the preppy, New England influences of her hometown are evident in the fresh, traditional with a twist interiors she designs for her client. Tharon was recently recognized for her talent in House Beautiful, who named her its “Next Wave” designer in its May 2017 issue. We were recently given an exclusive look at a lovely home Tharon designed for a family who had spent many years vacationing on the Jersey Shore in North Caldwell, New Jersey. The house is situated right on the beach with beautiful views of the ocean. The interiors are colorful, vibrant, and inviting. While each space feels polished, the home maintains are relaxed, casual quality, which is exactly what one would want in a vacation home.

Tharon Anderson Entry

{In the entry, grasscloth wallpaper adds a healthy dose of texture, while a bone-inlaid chest and Christopher Spitzmiller lamp add color and pattern.}

Tharon Anderson Kitchen

{The bright, airy kitchen is punctuated by Tom Dixon pendants over the island paired with custom counter stools from Lawson Fenning.}

Tharon Anderson Breakfast Room

{The dining room features a Lindsey Adelman chandelier paired with a rustic dining table and side chairs by Hickory Chair upholstered in a Quadrille fabric.}

Tharon Anderson Master Bedroom

{The serene master bedroom features pretty shades of blue and Matouk linens.}

Tharon Anderson Master Bath

{The Master Bathroom features a Custom Vanity and Octagonal Marble Flooring}

Tharon Anderson Bedroom

{One of the Guest Bedrooms features a Vibrant Mix of Patterns}

Tharon Anderson Boys Room

{A Bold Ikat Fabric Pulls all of the Elements in their Guest Bedroom Together}

Tharon Anderson Den

{The Den features Green Lacquered Walls and a Custom Sectional}

Tharon Anderson Wet Bar

{The Dramatic Wet bar includes Bold Blue Cabinetry and Millwork along with a Mirrored Subway Tile Backsplash}

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The Best of High Point Market: Spring 2017

HP Mark Sikes 3

{Cobalt and Chinoiserie by Mark D. Sikes for Henredon}

Twice a year, I make the pilgrimage to High Point, North Carolina for the design industry’s biggest market event. It is a great way for me to discover new finds as well as visit favorite vendors and see their latest offerings. Between meetings, networking, spending time with friends, I spend my days seeking out pieces for current clients and finding fabulous new things for future projects. The market is truly massive encompassing many large buildings in downtown High Point and is very well-attended by people from all over the world.

Since I am taking over High Point Market’s Instagram @highpointmarket to share my favorite finds today, I thought it would be fun to delve into my High Point experience here on LDV as well. I came away having found some beautiful new pieces and having had a wonderful time, but was exhausted by the end of it! This season, blue seemed to reign supreme and I am happy to report that classic design is alive and well. It seemed to be more about the mix between traditional and modern rather than the contrived, strictly modern looks that so many people got wrapped up in the past few years.

HP Mark Sikes 4

{Beautiful Blues by Mark D. Sikes for Henredon— I ordered this bed for my own bedroom which I am currently redesigning in order to photograph it for my book.}

HP Mark Sikes Henredon2

{Another Lifestyle by Mark D. Sikes}

HP Jeffrey Bilhuber Henredon 2

{This season also saw the launch of Jeffrey Bilhuber‘s collection for Henredon which was filled with a playful, irreverent spin on classic design elements. The pieces are executed with bold colors and interesting details.}

HP Jeffrey Bilhuber Henredon

{Jeffrey Bilhuber for Henredon}

HP David Phoenix 2

{Over at Hickory Chair, Los Angeles-based designer, David Phoenix launched his handsome, debut collection of furniture, accessories, and lighting.}

HP David Phoenix

{David Phoenix for Hickory Chair}

HP Suzanne Kasler 2

{I always love what Suzanne Kasler does! This time, her collection for Hickory Chair was dressed in black and white, which is right up my alley, of course.}

HP Suzanne Kasler

{Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair}

HP Bunny Williams

{This market saw the much-anticipated return of design doyenne, Bunny Williams who brought her iconic Bunny Williams Home collection to the IHFC building and her new lighting collection to Currey & Co.}

HP Thomas OBrien Century

{Designer and Merchant, Thomas O’Brien‘s distinctive, masculine style was on display in his polished showroom at Century. He also introduced some chic, new lighting designs at Visual Comfort.}

HP TOB Century

{Thomas O’Brien for Century}

HP Highland House Bungalow Classic

{Randy and Courtney Tilinski of Bungalow Classic showed their elegant, fresh collection for Highland House for the second time this season. So lovely!}

HP Highland House Bungalow Classic 2

{Bungalow Classic for Highland House}

HP Barrie Benson

{Also at Highland House, Barrie Benson introduced some new pieces in her colorful, vintage-inspired collection.}

HP Drexel Jo Sampson 2

{Furniture manufacturer, Drexel enlisted British product designer, Jo Sampson to completely overhaul their brand and imbue it with a more youthful, modern sensibility. The collection is filled with interesting and versatile pieces.}

HP Jo Sampson Drexel

{Jo Sampson for Drexel}

HP Kate Spade

{The playful Kate Spade collection for EJ Victor showed its sophisticated side with pretty neutrals in camel, leopard, and burl wood.}

HP Kelly Wearstler

{Also at EJ Victor, Kelly Wearstler Showcased her Inimitable Style with New Pieces in her Signature Collection}

HP Kelly Wearstler

{Kelly Wearstler for EJ Victor}

HP Mary McDonald

{Mary McDonald‘s Sophisticated, Classically-Inspired Collection for Chaddock featured Several New Introductions}

HP Mary McDonald 2

  {Mary McDonald for Chaddock Home}

HP Windsor Smith Century

{Windsor Smith Launched a Huge Collection with Century which was Executed in her Signature Soft Gray Palette}

HP Van Collier

{Beth Collier of the Chic, Boutique Brand, Van Collier Introduced Several Stylish Pieces}

HP Van Collier 2

{Chic Metal Pieces at Van Collier}

HP Alexis Walter Art

{I was happy to see one of my favorite artists, Alexis Walter who brought in paintings that were on the bolder side than her usual soft pastels this time.}

HP Tommy Mitchell

{I have yet to tire of Tommy Mitchell‘s collection of tole botanicals. They are chic, romantic, feminine, and completely timeless.}

HP Tommy Mitchell 2

{I am obsessed with Tommy’s botanicals in lucite shadow boxes!}

HP Aerin Visual Comfort

{I can always count on Visual Comfort to have exquisite lighting. As such, we use their products all the time. This season, I loved these chic, mid-century inspired lights by Aerin Lauder.

HP Kelly Wearstler VC

{I can’t wait to use these cool pendants and sconces by Kelly Wearstler for Visual Comfort in upcoming projects!}

HP VC Barbara Barry

{I also loved this stylish pendant by Barbara Barry at Visual Comfort. This season, Barbara also relaunched her collection of furniture with Baker.}

If you went to market this season, I’d love to know what your favorite finds were!

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Lust List: April 2017

I just got back from High Point and I am currently feeling inspired by the use of color. There were lots of pretty shades of blue, green, and pink all over market. I’ll share some of my favorite finds from market later this week. In the meantime, I am thrilled to have come home to gorgeous weather after the cold and stormy weather in North Carolina. As such, I am thinking about pretty, feminine silhouettes for dresses and blouses, chic sandals, and colorful accessories to add a little punch. I am bookmarking a ton of these items for upcoming speaking engagements, trips, and shoots! What are you lusting after this month?

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