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Mark Your Calendar for Fabulous Currey & Company Events at High Point Market

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High Point Market is just a few days away, and if you are like me, you are already planning what events to attend, and showrooms that you cannot pass up.

Currey & Company‘s showroom never disappoints.  Cecil Adams and the Currey & Co. team create gorgeous vignettes in which to showcase their newest lighting and furnishing designs and they ALWAYS have the best, food, drinks, music and guests in their showroom. This year is no exception!
Take a look at the events they have planned and be sure to add them to your calendar. And, as their Brand Ambassador, I hope to see you there!

Showroom Invite Organic Day Invite Tea Invite

Save the Date for VISPRING and FARROW & BALL Event in High Point

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Join VISPRINGFarrow & Ball and me for “Sweet Dreams & Sparking Drinks” during High Point Market, Sunday, April 19th.


I was thrilled to be asked to create a mood board, along with Michael Berman, Francine Gardner, Robert Passal and Benjamin Vandiver, for this Celebration of the Sleep Sanctuary.  I can’t wait to share with you the Sleep Sanctuary I have created!!

Be sure to add this celebration to your list of MUST ATTEND EVENTS, and please RSVP to or  I hope to see you there!

BlogTour Ambiente and Frankfurt Germany

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Since returning from Germany and #BlogTour Ambiente last month, my life has been a whirlwind.  I have had two other trips since then and remodeled my kitchen and juggled various client projects.  So here is my long awaited recap of our amazing trip to Ambiente.  I have several posts to share with you but wanted to start here and talk about Frankfurt first.

I have never been to Frankfurt.  My great-grandfather, Estill Napolean Stifflemire, on my mothers side was the son of German immigrants.  My great-grandmother was a loving, kind woman who worked extremely hard caring for her family and living a on a meager income.  She lived to be 96 years old and thankfully lived long enough to meet my oldest son.

Estill Napolean Stifflemire

I never met my great-grandfather.  He was by all accounts a tough and sometimes abrupt man.  Many of my extended family members and the area where they settled outside of Austin, Texas have German and Wendish ancestry.  As a result, I was anxious to see Germany and had just a quick glance of Frankfurt while I was there.


S Bahn 2




Frankfurt City - Copy


Frankfurt Winter - Copy

What struck me the most about Frankfurt was the colors – darker deeper tones everywhere – green, navy, burgundy.  Colors that we sometimes consider dated were the norm in architecture and building design.  We only had one afternoon to spend in Frankfurt and it was a dreary day as you can tell from my photos, but I would love to spend more time in Germany because I found I really liked the food.  Schnitzel was of course my favorite!!  And of course the mustard in a tube….so great.




In my next post, I will share with you many of the details from BlogTour Ambiente and the Ambiente Fair we attended for four days.  PS – we didn’t get to see all of it even after FOUR days!!

And to combat the dreariness of the weather and season, there were fresh flowers everywhere.  A little spring inspiration for you.

Florals Press Room


Florals Villeroy



When we toured the Ambiente Fair however there were many more bright colors and inspiration.  So much color and style and chic design and I can’t wait to finish my post on my favorite tabletop moments with you.  Stay tuned!



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