All images from the Hickory Chair showroom in High Point. Top, Suzanne Kasler's collection enhanced by her fabric from Kravet; Tobi Farley's bold fabrics add dash to this space designed by Rod Fiore, HC Creative Director; this handy little sofa doubles as a pull out bed - while it is practically a twin bed once the back cushions are removed, it actually folds out with a built-in inflatable mattress; the most-photographed chairs at market, these are a perfect example of how you can create something really terrific with a basic piece and a great fabric, this one by Hable Construction as is the charming hand-painted book cover.
I wandered into one of my favorite shops eight years ago to buy a dog ball and, through a very indirect route, ended up writing about decorating, my family and life. My posts are not as frequent as they used to be, but you're welcome to drop in anytime.
What's that? Why "Mrs. Blandings?" Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House is a 1940's movie starring Cary Grant and Myrna Loy chronicling their adventures in renovating. In the movie, Loy delivers an iconic description of paint colors that nearly every design aficionado knows by heart. She is my muse.
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