Monday, April 30, 2012

Thibaut’s Furniture Launch at High Point & Giveaway Winner!

Brentwood Chair - Starburst Pink - Thibaut Fine Furniture
One of the most exciting new product launches at Market in High Point was the new furniture line by fabric and wallpaper company, Thibaut. The designs are young and fresh; and scaled perfectly for smaller rooms, which are so common here in Boston.
Thibaut wallpaper
Pronounced TEE-BO, many of you are probably familiar with their beautiful fabric and wall coverings, like this lovely blue above.
Thibaut wallpaper2
Or this wonderful botanical floral – I love the Swedish feeling it has. Thibaut also has gorgeous complimentary fabrics as well. Notice the matching fabric on the seat cushion above.
Cambridge Chair - Huntley Herringbone Cream - 7724–C33 - Thibaut Fine Furniture
In the past if you wanted to cover a sofa or chair, COM was your only option, so the addition of several new furniture pieces was a perfect marriage! Now walls and upholstery can easily coordinate and be available under one umbrella!
There are many wonderful new pieces. Several at Market were upholstered in bright, vibrant prints like this wonderful chair, the Brentwood. Above is it shown skirted, but in the first photo you can see it is shown with bamboo style legs.
Thibaut tufted ottamon
They also showed several pieces in more neutral fabrics so you could see the beautiful lines of the furniture like this wonderful tufted ottoman. I also loved the additions of casters on many of the pieces. Thibaut’s styles are classic with a young, fresh twist!

Kendall Sofa - Cabo Cotton Pearl, Mumford Damask wp - 7708–S78 - Thibaut Fine Furniture
Another favorite was the Kendall sofa –  again I liked simple lines, the tufting and the casters.  Notice the beautiful Thibaut wall covering on the walls. Isn’t this vignette lovely?
Charleston Headboard - Shalimar White on Cream - 7747–H61 - Thibaut Fine Furniture
There is also three headboard styles to choose from. I really liked the Charleston with the nail head detailing.
Montclair Chair - Helix Grey - 7715–C34 - Thibaut Fine Furniture
I think my favorite chair is the Montclair. I especially love it upholstered in the Helix Grey fabric. It has such beautiful lines.  See how well the fabric matches up from cushion to frame – this is called matching and Thibaut does what is called a 4 way match (only the best upholsterers do a 4 way match) And it was so comfortable, with spring down cushions and real hardwood frames – very high quality inside and out!
Palisades Dining Chairs - AF Lanford velvet Cream - 7738–D23 - Thibaut Fine Furniture
Look at these Palisades Dining Chairs – another example of youthful and classic at the same time!
Preston Ottoman - Marathon Green - 7775–M24 - Thibaut Fine Furniture
The Preston Ottoman could really go just about anywhere! Don’t you love the fun fabric and bamboo style legs? 

My dear friend, Architect and Designer, Linda Banks, has one of the largest displays of Thibaut in the area. She is opening a larger, more fabulous Simply Home Store in Portland, ME – but more about that in a future post.  

You can reach Linda Banks HERE and Simply Home HERE.

You can see all the new pieces in the Thibaut line by clicking HERE

I love this classic, young and hip line from Thibaut, but I’m anxious to hear what you think!

Finally, congratulations to our Segreto Book Winner, Vicki Bonne Amie – please send your address to

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Back From High Point Market with the Trends!!!


I had such a blast at High Point Market this week!  There was so much to see and so many great people to connect and reconnect with !!  Over the next few days I will go into more detail about the people I was with, but for now I wanted share some of the major trends I noticed.


1. COLOR!! Yay!! Color is back!  Of course Tangerine Tango was prominently featured but more interesting was the pairing of both green and gray blue with it. I adored the gray blue upholstery with the Tangerine – It was more my style – a bit conservative but with a fresh and exciting pop of color.

Tobi Fairley Market Pillows

(Tobi Fairley Pinterest)
Although the Restoration Hardware look was still around, all the manufacturers were showing color.   Now don’t panic, if you have just committed to a neutral palette, new pillows are an inexpensive way to add some quick pops – but color is back, so in the next few months we will look at ways to re-introduce more color to your home.

(However, you will see most of my upholstery photos are grays, whites and beiges. I still prefer more neutral upholstery that can be refreshed with new pillows each season)

HP Lee blue gray nailheads

2.  Belgian Lines –  We still saw many upholstered pieces with Belgian lines. Think narrow arms, straight lines and one solid seat cushion. Lee Industries and Verellen had some beautiful and extremely comfortable examples.   I have actually been planning to write a post on “sofas with one solid seat cushion” for a while now – One seat cushion is my preferred configuration – I am so glad to see so many options. I love the sleek, almost modern lines.


3. Textured Fabrics and Velvets on Upholstery – In gray, beige and blue palettes. Lots of velvets, chenilles and textured linens.

HP Lee blegian line

I love all the nubby fabrics and the lush texture of velvet. Again we saw this in many of the larger upholstery showrooms.

HP lee nailhead trim best photo

4.  Nail Head Trim – I couldn’t believe how many pieces were sporting nail head detailing.

HP Lee Nail head trim close up 

It seems to be the chair and sofa jewelry of choice. Also notice the chair above is in velvet.


Another example of the nail head trim.

Hp Lee belgian lines tufting

5. Tufting – though not as prevalent, there was definitely a lot of tufted pieces – I love tufted upholstery – it is classic. Also notice the flange trim detail on the chairs above.


Tufting was shown at market in solid and in vibrant prints like these gorgeous pieces from the brand new furniture line just released by Thibaut. – I spent some time with the fabulous girls at Thibaut and have some spectacular photos share, but more about this fresh, new line in another post!

Anxious to see the photos from other bloggers, because there was so much that I didn’t see – just not enough time!! Check out Tobi Fairley’s Pinterest Boards and the other Market Style Spotters for more interesting items. 

I will back in few days profiling the Thibaut line and also my friend, the awesome designer, Linda Banks, with more exciting news!!

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Friday, April 20, 2012

A Beautiful Giveaway then Off to Market!!!

(Designer: Kara Childress)
When I first saw the work of Leslie Sinclair, owner of Segreto Finishes, I was mesmerized by her plaster finishes, wall treatments and cabinet finishes.
(Designer: Tami Owen)
A room touched by Segreto is transformed from ordinary to extraordinary under her careful direction.
(Designer: Tami Owen)
A true artist and accomplished business woman, she oversees a staff of 25 and her company, Segreto Finishes, creates some of the most coveted rooms today. Leslie recently released a new book, Segreto – Secrets To Finishing Beautiful Interiors, a wonderful book that has the blogs and Pinterest buzzing. So when she contacted me and asked if I would I like to review a copy, of course I said yes. Then I asked her if she would also be willing to host a Giveaway for you, and she generously agreed.
(Designer: Kara Childress Architectural Consultant: Sara West)
As I was enjoying page after page of this lovely book I was struck by the beauty and peacefulness her interior finishes convey. Segreto’s trademark favors soft neutrals, texture and depth, over bright colors.
(Designer: Talbot Cooley)
The book is a gorgeous collection of page after page of dream interiors. As a coffee table book for inspiration, its worth its weight in gold.
(Joyce Horn Antiques)
But, the book also provides wonderful tips, hints and insider information on choosing the best finishes for your own interiors. This book ranks as one of my favorite design books of the year!
Thanks to Leslie Sinclair’s generosity, a lucky reader will be receiving this treasure soon. To enter to win the gorgeous Segreto – Secrets to Finishing Beautiful Interiors book just visit Segreto’s website HERE, come back and comment which finish inspires you. I will announce the winner next Friday!
To see more of Leslie Sinclair’s work and Segreto Finishes click HERE
To visit her blog: Segreto – The Secret to Beautiful Living click HERE
To listen to Leslie interviewed on The Skirted Round Table click HERE
To order a copy of this gorgeous book click HERE
(Bunny Williams – BeeLine Home)
Finally, I am off to meet by BFF, Diane, at Market in High Point, NC! We’ll be shopping for clients and scouting out the new trends!! Can’t wait to bring back lots of pictures and inspiration for you!! See you a few days!!
(Note: Willow Décor receives no compensation for book sales)
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Monday, April 2, 2012

Amazing French Country Kitchen

Brick Kitchen Debra 1

I adore interior brick walls, so I was immediately smitten with this French Country Kitchen by designers, Sally Wilson and John Kelsey of Wilson Kelsey Design. These award winning designers have been creating gorgeous interiors for over 25 years. They were a perfect choice for this homeowner who longed for a large European style space that would encourage family gatherings. The kitchen was gutted and then thoughtfully redesigned by Wilson Kelsey Design providing stunning results.


The exposed brick walls are accented with aged interior shutters. If you look closely you can see two islands; one for food prep and one for gathering. To enhance the old world feel notice that the appliances are hidden away behind the beautiful custom cabinetry. On the left the cabinetry hides two Sub Zero refrigerators. I especially love the the large copper apron front sink. You can see how the sink has already taken on a wonderful patina.

Brick Kitchen Debra 7

The aged finishes on the cabinetry are quite beautiful. Here is a close up. You can also see a better view of the prep island.

Brick Kitchen Debra 3

No French inspired kitchen is complete with out a large stove. I love the toile inspired tile backsplash. Notice the distressing on the cabinet to the left. Wilson Kelsey Design is well known for their great attention to details!

Brick Kitchen Debra 6

Adjacent to the center island is the wonderful eating area. The antique chandelier is one of two in the kitchen, you can spy the other over the sink area.

Brick Kitchen Debra 2

(image by Laura Moss)

A custom built-in sofa was designed to face the new gas fireplace and to encourage lingering at the table.

Brick Kitchen Debra 5

Above a closer look at the new gas fireplace which adds a wonderful ambiance and creates a very cozy eating area.

Brick Kitchen Debra Pantry 2

In an effort to reduce overhead cabinetry and to increase storage a butlers pantry was added to the design. Notice the arched ceiling niche, copper sink and beautiful wall sconces. It’s all these small details that add so much to the old world feel.

Brick Kitchen Debra 4

It's not a surprise that because of the thoughtful design by Wilson Kelsey, the homeowners find that they love to gather and linger in the their new space.

Special thanks to Sally Wilson and John Kelsey for sharing their wonderful work with us!

To see more of Wilson Kelsey Design click HERE

To read their wonderful blog click HERE

To see more of Photographer Sam Gray’s work click HERE

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