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Currey & Co. names Denise McGaha brand ambassador

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Interior designer and Texas-native Denise McGaha has been named brand ambassador for Currey & Company, a gig that celebrates her official “insider/outsider” status. Well-versed in the Currey & Company philosophy and aesthetic as a designer, McGaha will also be using her “outsider” influence to promote the furnishings and lighting brand beyond its Atlanta home base. Looking to foster deeper connections with customers and expand brand awareness, the company felt it was the right time to develop a strong designer partnership, says Bob Urlich, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Read the entire press release here…

50 Shades of Brass with Currey & Co.

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After attending “What’s New What’s Next” at the New York Design Center recently, I came back with hope that, yes, COLOR IS BACK!  I love what I am seeing everywhere from rugs, to fabrics, to upholstery and even lighting.  Color is back.

In this great video segment by Editor At Large, Cecil Adams and I talk about how all of this color needs warmer metal tones to support it.



So there in lies the story behind this post, “50 Shades of Brass”.  Take a look HERE.


After all, there are too many shades of our favorite colors to count.::5o Shades of Red, 50 Shades of Orange and even 50 Shades of Gray.  (I couldn’t resist).  Brass and Gold shades are no different.  With everything from bright, shiny, bold brass, to elegant gold leaf, to warm, burnished brass – there is something for everyone and every space.

I believe that not only is brass back, honestly it never left.  For Currey & Co. brass has always been a staple.  I remember a few years ago when I wanted to use a brass fixture, no one seemed to have one.  Everything was silver or chrome or black and I was able to find what I wanted with Currey. Here are a few of my favorites and a few sneak peeks of new introductions for High Point Market as well::


Fifty Shades of Brass


1:: Belvoir Arm Chair/2::Darjeeling Table Lamp/3::Shadow Table Lamp/4::Zambia Rug/5::Chandler Wall Sconce/6::Pennsbury Wall Sconce/7::Bellario Lantern

Don’t you just love how all of this brass goodness just jumps off the page?  Make sure you don’t miss any of these great pieces during High Point and I will be in the showroom too, so please drop by and say HELLO!  I would love to see you.


Dwell With Dignity Thrift Studio Fall 2014

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I am SO, SO excited to be part of this year’s Dwell with Dignity, Thrift Studio Event.  I have been a supporter of Dwell With Dignity since their inception.  As a matter of fact, they are celebrating their 5th Anniversary this year.


Five marvelous years of supporting women and children who have escaped homelessness.  Many have a past where they once lived in cars or on the streets.  Just a job loss away from losing everything they had, their ultimate goal is for something to call their own and security in their future.  These families have worked through other programs in Dallas to get on their feet.  After job training and proving that they are ready for an apartment, or even a home, Dwell steps in.  The volunteers at Dwell with Dignity design and furnish beautiful homes with all donated items.  From furnishings and art, to photography, bedding, chandeliers, towels…..EVERYTHING.  The volunteers do an AMAZING job.

I was so honored to be asked to design a vignette for this Fall’s event, which starts THIS THURSDAY.  We have worked to select almost all of our items from the Dwell with Dignity warehouse of donated items.  There are so many showrooms, designers and retailers who give to Dwell with Dignity and make this event possible.  We partnered with ID Collection on the space and when Joe Demourelle of ID Collection pulled these gorgeous Bergamo fuschia drapery panels out of a back room, we were off and running.



And I am joined by many other talented designers, including Gonzalo Bueno and Mauricio Lobeiera of Ten + 3, Dan Nelson, Eleven 11 , Cathernine Dolan and Assoc., Joseph Minton, Peter Sandel and Paul Deusing,  Click HERE for all the details on each designer and their partners too.

In addition to donations we used from the warehouse, I had other supporters who donated too.  A huge THANK YOU to the following supporters who donated items or their services for our vignette::

  • Kelly O’Neal
  • SRT Designs – Workroom Labor and Pillows
  • Currey & Co. – Lighting and Rugs
  • R. Jones – Upholstery
  • Fashion Glass and Mirror – Mirrors and Glass
  • Artifex – Framing and Art
  • Truett – Floor Coverings – Rugs
  • Precision Delivery Services


Its also no big secret that PINK is the color of cancer awareness in the month of October.  Cancer awareness is a cause that is also near and dear to my heart.  So now that you have had a Sneak Peek of my space, come purchase it all at greatly reduced prices on Thursday night.  The Thrift Studio event starts this week but don’t hesitate if it’s all sold.  Drop by for the next month and see what else has been brought into the vignette spaces.  They will be stocked and re-stocked every day, so shop often.  And there are some great deals for designers for their client projects too.



Thanks to Dwell with Dignity for allowing me to be a part of such a great event.  Please buy your tickets HERE if you haven’t yet and join me!!  And don’t miss a chance to meet Tobi Fairley, Honorary Chair of this Thrift Studio Event.






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