Our third day in High Point started off with a Blogger Breakfast at the gorgeous Hickory Chair showroom which was followed by a personal tour of the showroom led by the designers themselves. I was impressed not only by the gorgeous pieces and beautiful styling, but also by the fact that nearly every piece made by Hickory Chair is completely customizable. Dimensions, fabrics, finishes…you name it, they can make it however you like.
We started off in the front of the showroom with the private label collection which was introduced to us by the charming Ron Fiore, who serves as Creative Director of Hickory Chair and styled the enormous showroom. His idea for this market was to create a respite or sanctuary at market. He wanted a space that was soothing and different from the loud colors and patterns that he felt market would be saturated with.
Afterward, we moved on to Alexa Hampton’s section of the showroom which was so lovely. Alexa’s design sensibility is rooted in classicism. She likes clean lines, strong shapes, and unexpected details.
I adore this chair and think the color of the leather is just perfect.
Alexa’s energy is infectious, though hard to match. It was difficult to get a picture of her when she wasn’t moving! She is extremely passionate about design and furniture that is well-proportioned. She made a very good point about people who have tall ceilings and go out and buy oversized furniture. Once they do that, they completely lose the effect of having tall ceilings to begin with.
This ottoman is one of Alexa’s best-selling pieces. How beautiful are these barrel chairs? It took several attempts to get them just right.
This table is a great example of how customizable Hickory Chair’s furniture is. We saw the same table in another part of the showroom in a round shape with a dark wood stain and completely different skirting. I happen to love it in white, though.
Alexa loves designing beautiful chairs and occasional tables.
Next, we moved on to Suzanne Kasler’s part of the showroom, which was a personal favorite of mine. While at dinner the previous night, the CEO of Hickory Chair, Jay Reardon let me know that he had chosen to seat me at the same table as Suzanne’s because he thought we shared a similar aesthetic, which was a huge compliment. Mr..Reardon’s intuition was right on the money!
Suzanne’s pieces feature thoughtful, unexpected details such as this pale blue stripe in the skirting of this dining table.
I have been loving persimmon orange in décor for a while now, so I was head over heels for this room by Suzanne Kasler. I love that her designs are feminine with a touch of glamour, but have just enough masculine details to balance them out perfectly.
These gorgeous gilded coffee tables can be used alone or paired together as shown here. I am all about the gold, especially in decor and big earrings!
Suzanne Kasler is based out of Atlanta and I love that she takes the French Country influence that is so huge in the south, but infuses it modern touches and color to keep it from looking too predictable. I have the Quatrefoil floor lamp she designed for Visual Comfort in my family room, but mine is in the gilded iron finish.
Suzanne is as sweet as she is talented. She is honestly one of the nicest people I have ever met and was so incredibly gracious. I am so happy to call her one of my style icons, especially after finding out just how nice she is. Her new book, Inspired Interiors is gorgeous!
Paloma and Suzanne Kasler
Cute Inspiration Board
Suzanne is able to make even a cool palette such as this one feel completely warm. I love all of the touches of glamour!
A Chinoiserie-Inspired Vignette
Cute Ottomans… I love the shape.
So many pretty details
Notice the legs on the console table and the trim on the mirror.
The quatrefoil chair and shape in general are one of my personal favorites.
This is just a tiny portion of an amazing bedroom space designed by Suzanne Kasler at Hickory Chair. I seriously died when I saw it. She completely shut it down. If I could have packed it up and brought it all home, I totally would have. It was perfection! You’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see the rest of it though as it will be featured in this week’s “Fabulous Room Friday”.
This could possibly be one of my favorite cabinets in existence. Santa, are you reading this?
This bed features beautiful cane panels.
A Lovely Bedroom Featuring the Cutest Stool Upholstered in David Hicks’ La Fiorentina
Be sure to check back tomorrow for Fabulous Room Friday and the final part of my High Point Recap!